This month: 1) The Suncor Shutdown; 2) Northfield HS Principal Announces Retirement; 3) Groundbreaking for Nature Play in City Park; and 4) East High Hockey Coach Wins Coach of the Year.
The Denver East Angels boys soccer team won their 5A state championship and the Northfield Nighthawks boys soccer team won their second state championship in a row to establish their dominance in the 4A league.
The Northfield Nighthawks met the #1-ranked Windsor Wizards in the Girls’ Varsity 4A State Championships on May 24.
In what their coach described as a “magical season,” the Denver East Angels hockey team captured both the state and USA hockey’s national high school championship titles this spring.
It may have a funny-sounding name, but it’s the fastest growing sport across the nation and in Denver. Pickleball, which is a cross between tennis and ping pong, is delighting players of all ages even as it’s causing challenges for municipal recreation departments.
In the summer of 2020, a group of parents gathered on Alivian Jorgensen’s Central Park front porch to sip coffee and discuss their daughter’s futures in lacrosse.
Before the big game, the boys showed their unity by bleaching their hair blonde. “Some were very reluctant, even refusing to do it, but we were all at a teammate’s house and one person did it, then another, and eventually everyone gave in; I actually think it’s a greater sign of unity that everyone did it even though they didn’t want to,” says Team Captain Max Garfield.
Baseball and trains have a shared history in the U.S. From the early days of baseball until the 1950s, baseball teams traveled by train and many teams were named for train lines. A collaborative presentation of the National Ballpark Museum and the Forney Museum of Transportation, “Where Baseball Hits the Tracks” treated about 30 visitors to some entertaining history about America’s pastime.
Four years ago, the Riptide girls competitive softball team was formed—and they didn’t win a single tournament game that year.
The Jets Lacrosse Club, which started in 2009 with “a handful” of players, now has 14 teams with a total of about 250 players, mostly from Stapleton, Park Hill and Lowry, says U13 coach Stephen Flannery.