Winter Sports Recap


Shira Nathan

The team huddles during a time out

Wyatt Chapman, Staff Writer

The Centaurus wrestling team had another year on the rise. The season began in early November. With no seniors on this year’s squad, the group grew with each other throughout the season. This was made evident by the final product put out on the mat. About two-thirds of the way through the season, the team took part in the annual Top of the Rockies wrestling tournament hosted here at Centaurus. The squad is sending two members to state: junior Xavier Valentin-Bradford (who won 5A region 2 and finished fifth at state) and sophomore Mason Shore who are gearing up for the finals that start this week at Ball Arena. Junior Zander Wold, sophomore J.R. Spence, and junior James Kohn also had great seasons.

Girls Swimming
The Centaurus girls swimming team had a fantastic season, winning leagues for the first time in over 20 years. The team won the NCAC (Northern Colorado Athletic Conference) with a score of 381-372, taking the lead after the relay race. The relay team, composed of underclassmen Virginia Walsh, Brayde Patik, Ayla Cole, and Abby Fitzgerald, dominated the race. Warriors also finished top 4 in multiple other races to secure the league win. Seven Warriors made it to the state championships, and the BVSD Dive team included Junior Danielle DeMartin from Centaurus. The mostly underclassmen filled team has a lot to look forward to in the coming years.

Boys Basketball
The Centaurus boys basketball team has battled through one of the hardest schedules in CHSAA, and in Colorado, to a playoff record of 8-15. Notable wins include a rivalry win over Erie, a win over top 10 team in 4A Holy Family, and a big win over Northfield. Senior Asa Wentworth led the team in scoring, with an average of 14.1 points per game. Other leaders include seniors Levi Rubin, Sully Cox, and Jack Carlson. Other players, like Jameson Love and Zack White added a spark off the bench and something to look forward to next year. The Warriors lost their first round matchup against Frederick on Wednesday.


Girls Basketball
Centaurus girls basketball is currently sitting at a 15-8 record. The team is currently the 9 seed for state playoffs, with playoff brackets coming out on Monday. Senior Laura Gensert reached 1,000 points this year, and she is the team’s leading scorer with an average of 14.3 points per game. Other leaders include seniors Sam Sterritt and Alexa Lorton, who each provide big boosts under the basket. Point guard Ann Spence leads the team in assists, and Ava Patik can get hot from three at any time. Centaurus won their playoff game against Grand Junction Central, and now travel to Windsor on Friday for round two.

The poms season takes place all year round, but they went to DTU Nationals earlier this month at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The team performs year round, which means that they perform at most Centaurus sporting events. The team is led by a new coaching staff, Emily Hoch and Kathy Cole, as well as senior team captains Finley Miranda, Jazzy Kemp, Sidera Hilt, and Josie Wilger. At nationals, the team finished 8th in the country for intermediate hip hop, which was a huge accomplishment. Watch out for the Poms team at the next Centaurus sports event you attend.


Information from: Mason Shore, Arati Lopez-Rapp, Risa Connely, BoCo Preps