Tune in to 9NEWS at 7:40 and 8:40 am on Saturday, April 11 to check out the Class 5A girls hoops state champions
KUSA – On this weekend’s Bleacher Report, 9NEWS prep sports reporter Julia Lopez hosts the Broomfield High School varsity girls basketball squad for a little live television action. After losing a heart-breaker in the Class 4A state championship in 2014, the Lady Eagles and legendary Coach Mike Croell bounced right back to claim a state title this year — this time in Class 5A. The first year competing in 5A hoops, Croell and his Lady Eagles really made the transition look way too easy.
But, arguably the most difficult transition is yet to be made: Coach Croell announced at the beginning of the season he would be retiring from coaching. And there’s no better way to finish an incredible 20-year coaching career at Broomfield than with some nice championship hardware. Since he started coaching the Lady Eagles in 1995, Croell has led this basketball program to greatness year after year, making it to at least the Great 8 every single season. In 4A, Croell and Broomfield girls hoops won five straight championships from 2007 to 2011. But this year, he’s a 5A state champ, and leaves behind a legacy.
Join Julia Lopez, Coach Mike Croell, High School All-Stars Brenna Chase and Callie Kaiser and the rest of the 5A girls hoops state championship team on Saturday, April 11 at 7:40 and 8:40 am for the 9NEWS Bleacher Report. If you can’t wait until then, check out the Lady Eagles taking down ThunderRidge in the Class 5A state championship game.
See you on Saturday!