After previously verbally committing to Iowa State, Cheyenne Mountain senior soccer player Amanda Burke recently changed her mind and instead is headed to Arizona.

Burke, a center back on last season's 4A girls' state champion, reportedly changed her commitment after a coaching change at Iowa State.

"She's very eager to start a new chapter in her life," Indians coach Tomas Martinez said. "She's going to be a senior captain for us this year, and now she doesn't have to worry about getting injured or impressing scouts."

Burke scored an insurance goal in the Indians' 2-0 win last May over Broomfield in the 4A state championship game.

 

Sand Creek's Reese among nominees to McDonald's All-American Games

Sand Creek senior guard Mikayla Reese, who recently signed to play and attend SMU, is among nearly 1,000 boys and girls recently nominated for the McDonald's All-American Games, scheduled for April 2 in Chicago.

Each was nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals or members of the McDonald's All-American Games selection committee.

Final selections (24 boys and 24 girls) will be announced Jan.?29 on ESPNU.

 

Hornet Invite gives girls' swimmers extra chance at state-qualifying times

For the 28th time, the region's top female high school swimmers and divers will converge on Pueblo County High School's natatorium for one of the rare two-day events. The Hornet Invite starts with preliminaries at 4 p.m. Friday and concludes with finals at 4?p.m. Saturday. Divers holds their competition at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The six-lane pool is known for recording state-qualifying times as the season starts to wind down. The 4A state meet takes place Feb. 14-15 in Fort Collins.

Last year, Cheyenne Mountain won the team title for a fourth straight time and broke meet records in the 200 medley and 400 free relays.