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Basketball programs made it to Great 8

Senior Mac Terry played tough; the Jags lost 62-60.

For the first time in school history, the Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) boys and girls basketball teams both made it to the Great 8, the quarterfinals of the Colorado high school state tournaments for classes 4A-6A.

On February 29, RCHS allowed an excused absence for students to watch both teams compete at the Denver Coliseum. Donned in white, hundreds of students, parents and teachers showed up to support the Jags. The boys played ThunderRidge High School and the girls played Valor Christian High School.

It was an exciting and eventful day for Jag nation, even though neither of the RCHS teams made it to the next level.

“It was an outstanding season for our girls and boys basketball programs,” stated RCHS athletic director Tom Brieske. “For both teams to make it to the Great 8 for the first time in school history was just a huge accomplishment, and it was so great for our players, coaches and the entire Rock Canyon community! Go Jags!”

Senior Emily Feiman taking a free throw shot. The RCHS girls team lost 60-44.


By Hollen Wheeler, photo courtesy of Denver Post and courtesy photo




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