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ThunderRidge wins second baseball state title

DENVER - ThunderRidge High School's baseball team has claimed its second 5A state title, by sweeping the championship series.
 
The team clinched the state championship on Saturday May 25, with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Rocky Mountain at All-City Field in Denver. 
 
While ThunderRidge was unbeaten in the championship series, it had lost its last regular season game in Fort Collins against Rocky Mountain. 
 
The team trailed the Lobos early in the championship game, but eventually the Grizzlies were able to come back—in part by permitting only three hits during the game. With two outs at the top of the seventh inning AJ Jacobs was able to hit single that would turn out to be the game-winning run.
 
Grizzlies coach Joe White, who was the co-coach in 2004 with Dave Mumper, when the Grizzlies won their only other title. White told the Denver Post that he began the season knowing "that we had a chance if we got hot at the right time."
 
With a group that White referred to as "great kids and unselfish," the Grizzlies rode a long list of contributions by the likes of Brody Westmoreland, Jake Hand, Bradley Thoutt, Jones, Jacobs, Loptien, Josh Newell and Connor Lambert. 
 
Despite finishing third in the Continental League and falling to Rocky Mountain 13-11 to end the regular season, they won two district games on the way to a seven-game streak as a cap, including handling powers Cherry Creek and Grandview, as well as the Lobos.
 
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October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

District News

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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.

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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.

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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.