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DCSD Wrestlers and Swimmers are Strong Competitors at State Meets

Chaparral 12th grader, Dane Drimmer, claimed the 285 lb. bracket to capture the championship match, winning the title by defeating his Pine Creek opponent.  Several other DCSD wrestlers performed with excellence at the state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. 

2nd place at 106 lbs.-Hunter Matney-Ponderosa High School

5th place at 152 lbs.-Dawson Cranmer-Chaparral High School

2nd place at 160 lbs.-Robert Gambrell –Douglas County High School

3rd place at 160 lbs.-Tyler Turco-Ponderosa High School

5th place at 170 lbs.-Tanner Olson-Ponderosa High School

2nd place at 182 lbs.-Trenton Schultz-Mountain Vista High School

2nd place at 195 lbs.-Matthew Stanley-ThunderRidge High School


The Girls State Swim Meet at Edora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins was the center of competition on February 13th and 14th.  The meet produced three champions from DCSD.

Annie Ochitwa, an outstanding swimmer from ThunderRidge, won two events:

Women 50 Yard Free-22.86 seconds
Women 100 Yard Free-49.60 seconds

An excellent swimmer from Rock Canyon, Abigail Kochevar, wonthe Women 100 Yard Back in 54.17 seconds.

ThunderRidge placed second in the Women’s 200 Yard Medley Relay, bolstered by great performances by Patricia Van Law, Mason Dahman, Annie Ochitwa and Elizabeth Kneip.  The same four swimmers finished third in the Women’s 100 yard Free Relay.  The ThunderRidge women finished 5th in the team rankings.

Patricia Van Law finished 2nd in the Women’s 100 Yard Back and she finished 5th in the Women’s 100 Yard Fly.

Mason Dahman finished 5th in the Women’s 100 Yard Breast.

February 26, 2015 | By arorcutt | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.