Colorado is matching a national trend with more high school students participating in athletics and activities than ever before, according to the CHSAA.
I don't know what John Olander, Jr. makes per year - it's none of my business - but I can promise he earned every penny Saturday night.
The Patriots made the Raptors work for every second of the final, but Eaglecrest walked away the winners 53-47 led by 15 points from senior Colbey Ross.
Senior Michaela Onyenwere scored a game-high 25 points, nearly outscoring Lakewood in the first half by herself, to lead Grandview to the title.
Kayle Knuckles took control, as the senior forward finished the game with 32 points, 12 rebounds and a block to lead Valor Christian to a 68-55 victory.
The 2017 4A Girls Championship pitted the 25-2 Pueblo South Colts against the 24-3 Evergreen Cougars at the Denver Coliseum.
Rock Canyon junior guard Nick Janedis had only one rebound, he had only two points; but he proved to be the difference in the 40-42 victory.
The Smoky Hill Buffaloes will battle it out against the Denver East Angels on Wednesday, March 1 at 7p.m. MT at Smoky Hill.
Since appearing on the cover of MHSM, the Overland High School stars have gone on to success at the college ranks near and far.
Kyle Sand never lost a Colorado high school wrestling match, but he did have to learn how to get up off the mat - lessons he teaches to this day.