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Wildcats News · CHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the CHSAA Sports Calendar. As noted on the calendar, these dates are subject to change, so refer to the link above for the most accurate times, and feel free to bookmark!

Boys and Girls Cross Country

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 24

District or State First Round – Regionals completed by October 21

State Finals – October 28

 

Field Hockey

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 24

District or State First Round – Quarterfinals on October 20-21

State Finals – October 26

 

Football

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 31

District or State First Round – A6 – October 28; A8 1A, 2A Prelims – November 4; 3A, 4A, 5A – November 11

State Finals –  A6 – November 18; A8, 1A, 2A – Nov 25; 3A-5A – December 2

 

Boys Golf

Practice Begins – August 7

First Contest – August 10

District or State First Round – Regionals completed by September 22

State Finals – October 2-3

 

Gymnastics

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 24

District or State First Round – 4A, 5A Regionals-October 28

State Finals – November 2-4

 

Boys Soccer

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 24

District or State First Round – 1st Round- 4A Oct 25, 5A Oct 26, 3A Oct 26

State Finals – November 11

 

Softball

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 18

District or State First Round – Regionals October 14

State Finals – October 20-21

 

Spirit

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 24

State Finals – December 8-9

 

Boys Tennis

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 17

District or State First Round – Regionals completed by October 7

State Finals – October 12-14

 

Volleyball

Practice Begins – August 14

First Contest – August 24

District or State First Round – 1A/2A Districts completed by October 28; Regionals Completed by November 4

State Finals – November 10-11

 

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Wildcats News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of May 20 – May 26


Saturday, May 20th

Coed Varsity Track
State @ Jeffco Stadium
N/A

Sunday, May 21st

Coed Varsity Track
State @ Jeffco Stadium
N/A

Monday, May 22nd

Girls Varsity Golf
5A State @ Rolling Hills Golf Course
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Golf
5A State @ Rolling Hills Golf Course
N/A

Tuesday, May 23rd

No event results

Wednesday, May 24th

No event results

Thursday, May 25th

No event results

Friday, May 26th

No event results

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Wildcats News · CHSAA 2017 Colorado high school girls tennis All-State Teams


2017 Colorado high school girls tennis All-State teams

The 2017 all-state girls tennis teams are presented by CHSAANow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps. These teams were created based upon results at the state tournament. The athletes who won championships at their classification were named players of the year.


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Wildcats News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 22 – May 28


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Arvada West High School, May 22 – May 28

MONDAY

May 22, 2017

8:30 AM Girls Varsity Golf
5A State @ Rolling Hills Golf Course
SCHEDULE
8:30 AM Girls Junior Varsity Golf
5A State @ Rolling Hills Golf Course
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 23, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 24, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 25, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

May 26, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 27, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 28, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of May 13 – May 19


Saturday, May 13th

Boys Varsity Swimming
Jeffco League Meet @ Meyers Pool
7th Place
Boys Junior Varsity Swimming
Jeffco League Meet @ Meyers Pool
N/A
Coed Varsity Track
4A /5A League Finals @ Jeffco Stadium
N/A

Sunday, May 14th

No event results

Monday, May 15th

No event results

Tuesday, May 16th

No event results

Wednesday, May 17th

Girls Varsity Golf
Invitational @ TBA
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Golf
Invitational @ TBA
N/A

Thursday, May 18th

No event results

Friday, May 19th

No event results

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Coed Varsity Track · New State Track Meet Schedule


CHSAA has moved the State Track Meet to a (2) day schedule that will take place on Saturday and Sunday.  Go to CHSAA to check the new schedule.


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Coed Varsity Track · State Track Meet Cancelled (Thursday)


Today’s State Track Meet has been cancelled.  The track has snow on it and the track games committee decided this morning to cancel today’s meet.

A decision on Friday’s events will be made on Friday morning. Keep checking in with CHSAANow.com for the latest updates on track’s schedule.

The postponement of Thursday’s events will push the meet into Sunday.


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Wildcats News · Colorado’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Nominations are open now! – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Who was the best in Colorado? Nominate your favorite with the form below.

Nominations close on May 22 at 12pm EST, and voting begins on Tuesday, May 23.

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Coed Varsity Track · State Qualifiers


Congratulations to the members of the A-West Track Team that qualified for State:  Max Sevcik (3200m); Girl’s 4×800:  Katie Doucette, Civianna Gallegos, Claire Pauley, Amber Valdez; Boy’s 4×800:  Justin Andrade, Colin Berndt, Andres Perez, Jacob Valdez.