High-SchoolColorado: Cherry Creek

CO soccer teams featured in ESPNHS Weekly Report

October, 6, 2011

In this week's ESPNHS Weekly Report, Multimedia Editor Phil Murphy covers the Gateway City Soccer Classic, which featured soccer teams from Colorado and other regions competing in St. Louis. Cherry Creek, currently ranked No. 6 in the POWERADE FAB 50, won the Group A Bracket title in thrilling fashion, including two overtime games.

Check out the video above, and click here for full results of the Gateway City Soccer Classic.

Cherry Creek leads CO soccer teams in POWERADE FAB 50

September, 13, 2011
After three weeks of the POWERADE FAB 50 Soccer Rankings, Cherry Creek continues to represent Colorado well in the national ranks.

The Eagles, ranked No. 11 in the nation, remain perfect at 3-0-0 following two wins last week — a 3-1 triumph over Fairview and a 1-0 win over Mountain Vista. Sophomore Jacob Hanlin has had the hot hand so far — he has three goals and an assist in the team's first three games. His brother Karsten, a senior, has yet to record a point but is one of the state's best players.

ESPNHS has also put together state rankings for some teams, including Colorado. According to soccer expert Sheldon Shealer, the state's top three are as follows...


1. Cherry Creek (3-0-0)
2. Ponderosa (1-0-0)
3. Mountain Vista (1-0-3)

For the full POWERADE FAB 50 Soccer Rankings, click here. Or click here to check out the state rankings.

Cherry Creek opens soccer season as state No. 1

August, 30, 2011
It might be time to start calling Cherry Creek’s players the Cardiac Kids.

The soccer program survived several close finishes last season and came out on top, winning a Class 5A state title. Three of the Bruins’ five playoff games went to overtime — a 3-2 extra-session win against Fort Collins in the Round of 16, a 2-1, two-OT thriller over Boulder in the semifinals and an edge-of-your-seat 1-0 win versus Mountain Vista in the finals.

Head coach Chelo Curi says those close calls are ultimately a good thing.

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