Winter Sports Recap

November and December marked the start of the season for Doherty boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swim, boys and girls wrestling, and boys hockey. Sparta’s athletes are certainly showing what Sparta is about in their competitions. 

  Boys basketball started the season 1-2, with a win against Eaglecrest and falling short versus Legend and Castleview. Senior CC commit Christian Drummond has certainly started the season strong, currently sitting at 22.3 points per game and tallying 30 points in the Castleview loss (Spartans 66, Castle View 74). Boys basketball will be playing in Alaska this week then come home to face Coronado on 12/20 at home at 7pm. Come support boys basketball as they return home and face the Cougars. 

Girls basketball started the season strong 2-1, with wins against Arapahoe and Regis Jesuit and a tough loss against ThunderRidge. Senior captain Tayva Phillips leads the spartans with 15.3 points per game, followed by senior CMU commit Brooke Mansanares with 8.7 points per game. Girls basketball will be playing Fossil Ridge at Fossil Ridge on Friday, 12/16 and look to get their 3rd win of the season before going to Arizona for a tournament.

Boys hockey has played some tough games sitting at 0-3 to start the season. Junior Brayden Bailey leads the spartans with 3 points, while Senior Spencer Lehmkuhl leads goalies in save percentage with a 0.9% and goals against average with 4.4. Lehmkuhl has tallied an impressive 119 saves this season and looks to help Boys hockey get their first win against Woodland Park at Woodland Park on Saturday, 12/17. 

Boys and girls wrestling have also started their seasons strong, with Katey Valdez getting first this weekend, followed by Naomi Kidd who got 2nd, and Olivia Butler who got 3rd. Boys also had two Spartans place, with Marco Martinez getting 2nd and Nate Conklin getting 4th. Girls wrestling also placed 6th out of 22 teams with only 5 girls at the Arapahoe Girls Invitational competition last weekend. Boys wrestling also represented Sparta well at their tournament last weekend, placing 3rd out of 16. Swim has proved themselves with a 101-82 win against Rampart, and a girls win 121-59 over Fountain Fort Carson.