The sport with the purest “city champion” is track and field.
It’s the only sport where all six Fort Collins high schools have a team and a format for them all to compete head-to-head.
The chance to win the Fort Collins track and field title headlines this week’s top high school events.
Tuesday: City track meet, 2 p.m. at French Field. The Randi Yaussi Track and Field Championship is only open to schools in Fort Collins and serves as the city championship.
Class 1A Heritage Christian, 3A Liberty Common and 5A’s Fort Collins, Fossil Ridge, Poudre and Rocky Mountain all compete on a level playing field.
It will also serve as a mini state preview of a few events. The highlight of the meet is throwing. In the boys discus, Fort Collins’ Brandon Storebo is ranked first in 5A, while defending state champion Max McDonald from Rocky Mountain is fourth.
The girls shot put is also a must-see event, with locals ranked first through third in 5A. Rocky Mountain’s Taira Cottingham is first, teammate Gabby McDonald is second and Fort Collins’ Emma Dern is third entering action over the weekend.
Rocky Mountain soccer
Friday: Monarch at Rocky Mountain girls soccer, 6:30 p.m. The Lobos are making their mark on the state, entering the week 7-0 and ranked No. 9 in 5A. Monarch is yet another strong team in the Front Range League, entering the week at 5-2 (3-1 FRL).
Fort Collins baseball
Saturday: Fairview at Fort Collins baseball, 2 p.m. Fairview is ranked third in 5A in the Associated Press media poll. Fort Collins is making strides to becoming a strong team in the FRL, and the Lambkins will get a good barometer of where they stand in relation to the powerhouse programs of the state.
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