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Mountain Vista crowned 5A State Cross Country champions 3rd year in a row

COLORADO SPRINGS – For the third consecutive year, the Mountain Vista Golden Eagles soared to a team victory during the state cross country meet, claiming the 5A Boys championship.

The race held at the Norris Penrose Event Center on Saturday October 25, wasn’t easy. On a tough course on a warm fall day, the team was able to outscore Fort Collins, 156 to 114.

Mountain Vista 2014 Cross Country State Champions
Tyler Matzke - Senior
Paxton Smith - Junior
Addison Hellier - Junior
Alex Fu - Junior
Josh Romine - Sophomore
Chris Lovejoy - Sophomore
Brian Grover - Senior

Jonathan Dalby - Head Coach and Continental League Coach of the Year
Eric Selle - Head Coach and Continental League Coach of the Year
Annysa Barbour - Assistant Coach
Chris Wooley - Assistant Coach

Here are the overall results for both the boys and girls state meets. Individual results reflect the top 30 finishers.


Team Results
1 - Mountain Vista
11 – ThunderRidge
20 – Chaparral

DCSD Individual Results
15 – Tyler Matzke – Mountain Vista - Senior
17 – Paxton Smith – Mountain Vista - Junior
27 – Paul Moore – ThunderRidge - Senior
28 – Addison Hellier – Mountain Vista - Junior
29 – Alex Fu – Mountain Vista - Senior
30 – Chandler Jenson – ThunderRidge - Senior

Team Results
12 – Ponderosa

DCSD Individual Results
24 – Phillip Reid – Ponderosa - Senior

Team Results
5 – SkyView Academy

DCSD Individual Results
1 – Ben Butler – SkyView Academy - Junior
27 – Isaac Holm – SkyView Academy - Senior

Team Results
9 – Mountain Vista
17 – Rock Canyon
23 – Douglas County

DCSD Individual Results
12 – Savanna Dalton – Castle View - Junior
13 – Allie Chipman – Mountain Vista - Freshman
22 – Catherine Liggett – Legend - Junior

Team Results
9 – SkyView Academy

DCSD Individual Results
10 – Cassie Unruh – Sky View Academy - Sophomore

October 28, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities, High School Education, Schools

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.