Holy Family girls basketball coach Ron Rossi said he believed the Tigers would be in position to compete for a state title at the end of the season and they are.
After winning four state straight Class 3A titles, the Tigers were bounced in the Sweet 16 in 2012. But they’re back at the forefront of another title race, having been given the No. 2 overall seed in this year’s state tournament when the Colorado High School Activities Association released the regional brackets on Sunday.
The Tigers’ bid to make it five titles in six years begins at home on Friday, when they (17-5) host 31st-seed Sheridan (12-10) in the first round of the tournament.
On the boys side, the Tigers (18-4) earned the No. 3 overall seed. Their hopeful title run also begins at home on Friday against No. 30 Buena Vista (7-16).
Peak to Peak High School also advanced both its basketball teams to the 3A state tournament.
The Pumas girls are the No. 19 seed and will play 14th-seeded The Classical Academy (17-5) at Denver School of Science and Technology on Friday. In the boys bracket, the Pumas (13-9) are the No. 11 seed and will head to Alamosa to play 22nd-seed Eaton (13-9) in the first round.
Also beginning a hopeful title journey, the Shining Mountain boys (20-2) earned a No. 1 seed in the Class 1A boys bracket.
It’s been a long time, but the Alexander Dawson girls basketball team is back in the playoffs. After taking fifth at their district tournament, the Mustangs (10-11) will make their first regional tournament appearance since 2000 when they face undefeated Akron (22-0) in the first round on Friday.
In the Class 2A boys bracket, Lyons (7-15) will play Peyton (19-2) in the first round.
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