The Fort Collins Unified is staying in house for its next head coach.
Marty Schriefer has been hired as the next coach of the Vipers after previous coach David Shigekane stepped down from the position.
Schriefer was the Vipers JV coach last season. He couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. The Vipers are a CHSAA-sanctioned district lacrosse team.
Shigekane stepped down in January after coaching the Vipers for the last three seasons. Practices for spring sports begin Feb. 23 with the first games coming March 5.
State wrestling brackets: The state wrestling tournament begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pepsi Center in Denver. Wrestlers have one match Thursday. The tournament concludes with third- and fifth-place matches and championships on Saturday.
Here is a look at local wrestlers first-round matchups.
In Class 5A at 113 pounds, Fort Collins’ Stephan Ikeler (21-8) will open against Brandon Tyson (35-8) of Broomfield. At 138, Rocky Mountain’s Joseph O’Donnell (24-14) will take on Ralston Valley’s Dylan Wood (33-4). At 145, Rocky Mountain’s Danny Murphy (28-1) will face Antonio Deaguero (24-9) of Adams City. At 152, Rocky Mountain’s Roman Ortiz (36-3) will take on Terrell Wooley (27-12) of Cherry Creek. Konnor Schmidt (35-2) of Rocky Mountain opens with Tyler Lewis (26-16) of Arvada West. At heavyweight, Fort Collins’ Jon Engle (16-11) will face Dane Drimmer (39-4) of Chaparral.
In 4A, Windsor has 12 wrestlers at state. Here are their first-round matches with Wizards listed first: Sam Zdenek (113 pounds, 33-6) vs. Cody Simms (25-15) of Canon City; Skyler Score (120, 24-19) vs. Patrick Hanna (20-14) of Discovery Canyon; Josh Villa (126, 38-5) vs. Steve Mattorano (30-9) of Cheyenne Mountain; Gerald Mack (138, 32-9) vs. Samuel Freeman (39-2) of Mesa Ridge; Matteo Ambriz (145, 31-4) vs. Colin Salz (25-16) of Denver South; Terrance Williams (152, 30-9) vs. Cameron Rhodes (24-14) of Pueblo West; Nicholas Hall (160, 25-11) vs. Jeremy Mathews (24-9) of Mitchell; Bryce Bloom (170, 34-12) vs. Mike Berg (21-1) of Thompson Valley; Joe Keller (182, 38-1) vs. Brad Ellis (25-16) of Lewis-Palmer; Josh Grasmick (195, 16-8) vs. Demitrius Miller (12-0) of Pueblo Centennial; Victor Bravo (220, 16-16) vs. Zach Gerrard (24-10) of Cheyenne Mountain and Tyler Shubert (285, 30-5) vs. Eben Martin (15-9) of Palmer Ridge.
Hockey rankings: Resurrection Christian (13-5) is ranked No. 8 in the latest CHSAANow.com hockey poll. The Cougars final regular season game is 6 p.m. Thursday at Summit.
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