Merrill participation increase

Building off last summerís World Cup, soccer is in full swing in DPS! Like many other schools, Merrill has seen a huge increase in participation this fall, with over 60 student athletes coming out for the team. The competition is high and student athletes across the district are engaged in another great season! Merrill soccer is off to a great start and are 2-0 to begin the season.

2014 Viking Cross Country Invitational Results

The North High Viking Invitational run on Monday, September 15th featured nearly 1,000 kids participating. The course at Willis Case was immaculate and helped to increase the Prep League XC times. Participants from 14 DPS Middle School teams pushed themselves to complete the 1.3 mile race. Team winners on the boys side were the Slavens Storm and on the girls side, the McAuliffe Sun Devils were impressive in sweeping the meet.

Team and Individual Results

Individual Top Three:


  1. Tyler Ervin Slavens MS 8:52
  2. Davis Wuthrich Slavens MS 9:13
  3. Charlie Welch Hill MS 9:44


  1. Clair Anderson Dsst Stapleton MS 10:40
  2. Christina DoolanMcAuliffe MS 10:49
  3. Riley Buese Roberts MS 10:58

2014 Cross Country Season Kicks Off With Wash Park Invite & Slavens Invitational

The 2014 Cross Country season opened with a bang on Wednesday afternoon with the running of the Wash Park Invite hosted by Denver South High School. With nearly 500 Middle and High School student athletes participating, this year featured the largest field in the history of the event.

On the high school side Denver East was able to sweep the team competition winning both the boys and the girls division. Individually Denver North would shine as Kayla Young (12:09.14) and Jeffrey Lazo (10:57.94) would finish in 1st Place overall in the girls and boys division respectively.

The Middle School race would come right down to the wire as Slavens K-8 captured the boys division led by 1st Place overall finisher Tyler Ervin (5:34.46). The girls division featured one of the closest team finishes in recent memory as McAuliffe International School defeated Slavens K-8 by a score of 36 to 38. Leading the way for McAuliffe was Christina Doolan who finished with a time of 6:48.77.

In the Slavens Invitational over 1,100 runners took to Harvard Gulch Park on a beautiful Friday afternoon. Gage Voss of Newton Middle School would narrowly edge out Tyler Ervin of Slavens to take the Boys Championship. In the Girls Race Anna Shults of Peak to Peak would take 1st Place, narrowly edging out Izzy Hurley of Kent Denver.

Click on the links below to view the complete results

Slavens MS Boys & Girls Results

Wash Park HS Boys Results

Wash Park HS Girls Results

Wash Park MS Boys Results

Wash Park MS Girls Results


Cash or money order only will be accepted for CPR Classes. Amount: $45.00

Cancellation Policy: 48-hour cancellation notice, if the Athletics office is not notified within 48 hours of classes, you will be subject to a $5.00 fee. Late Fee: For anyone who does not pre-register and walks in, must pay an additional $5.00 late fee charge, which would bring the cost to $50.00.

Classes will have no less than six (6) coaches, and no more than twelve (12) coaches. When your registration form is received, you will be notified if a class is too small, or if there is not enough room for a particular class. Classes will be on a first-come, first-serve, basis.

All CPR/First Aid classes will be held in the Sports Medicine Building at All City Stadium, located on 1450 S. Franklin, south of South High School. The following dates are available for CPR/First Aid classes. (Additional dates can be arranged by contacting Athletics)

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Monday October 6, 2014 3:30 6:30 p.m.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, November 3, 2014 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, November 17, 2014 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 8, 2014 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Mission Statement

The principal objectives of the Nuggets/Avalanche Prep League are:

To use sport to motivate and encourage student athletes to succeed academically.

To provide exemplary leadership to promote the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of students who participate by selecting the best qualified coaches and officialís available.

To provide an environment that will facilitate students to develop good sportsmanship, leadership, and communication skills.

To provide middle school students with an opportunity to participate in a school-organized sports program.

To provide a program that will help students develop fundamental skills in a variety of sports.

To provide a program that will benefit and challenge students who possess potential skills, interests, and capabilities beyond those found in the regular instructional program.

To provide students an opportunity to explore a variety of athletic activities.

Athletic Director Meeting

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 9:30am

Location:Martin Luther King Jr. MS

Late Fall Coaches Meeting

Wednesday, October 1st & Thursday October 2nd 4:00pm

Location: Athletics Office

DPS Insurance for Players
DPS Insurance
Concussion Information

Concussion Management Certification REQUIRED!

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