Track & Field

Senior Hunter Dagnon of Valor Christian hands off the baton to junior Chase McLean during the 4x200 relay race. Dagnon, McLean and seniors Christian Barber and Ben Waters clocked in at 1:27.57. Published May 2016, Highlands Ranch Herald

Junior Donovan Williams celebrates his team's victory in the 200 meter dash. Published May 2016, Colorado Community Media

One chance is all you need.
— Jesse Owens

Horizon senior Megan Mooney continues running after tangling up with Grandview junior Brie Oakley. Oakley ended up taking the state title, as it was ruled Mooney tripped her around this corner. Published May 2016, Colorado Community Media

Senior Gianna Tesone of Valor Christian runs the final stretch during the preliminary round of the 4x400 relay. Tesone, sophomore Bianca Lopez, freshman Lizzie Waters and senior Megan Maccagnan clocked in at 4:00.68, earning them the fifth spot in the 4A prelims and qualifying them for finals. Published May 2016, Highlands Ranch Herald



Valor freshman Savannah Behabetz leads off towards home plate against Frederick High School. Behabetz made it home and ended up being one of six runs on Valor Christian’s side of the scoreboard. The final score of the quarterfinal matchup was 6-2, Valor Christian. Published October 2015, Highlands Ranch Herald

Valor senior Alexandra Kinder feels a wave of joy and relief wash over after her teammate Alexandra Kilponen throws the last strike of the semifinal game against Erie. “I put a lot of pressure on myself everywhere on the field make sure I’m playing perfect for my team since I am the only senior,” Kinder said. Valor won the low scoring game, 1-0, after putting up one point from a single hit. Published October 2015, Highlands Ranch Herald

Senior Kelsey Heiland watches as a foul ball makes its way to the fence. Published September 2014, Vista Now

Sophomore Savanah Howard dodges a line drive hit past short while base running. Published September 2015, Vista Now

Sometimes the only thing fair in life is a ball hit between first and third.
— Anonymous

Susan Cash embraces senior Kayla Lewis during the annual softball Pink Game. Cash was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer earlier in the year and, after a series of remissions and complications, passed away in July of 2016. Published October 2015, Vista Now



Senior Molly McCabe fights with a Heritage player for a jump ball. Published February 2016, Vista Now

If you play basketball, you’ll end up on the cereal box. If you sing in musicals, you’ll end up in my mom’s refrigerator.
— Chad, High School Musical

Senior Joey Yamane goes up for two points during a game against Fossil Ridge High School. Published January 2016, Vista Now



Junior Abby Brouk watches as the seniors line up on offensive during the HoCo Week powderpuff football game. Published October 2015, Vista Now

You have to play this game like someone just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
— Dan Birdwell

Swim & Dive

Meago Oscar from the University of Colorado Boulder does a twist off the one-meter diving board during a meet at the University of Utah.

So, we’re cheating death now. That’s what we’re doing, and we’re having fun at the same time.
— Dory, Finding Nemo