Athletics

Christian Minded Coaching

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All our teams are coached with the mind set that we are ambassadors of Christ, competing aggressively in the sport. We strive to honor God by our ATTITUDE and EFFORT, on and off the court. Competing for Christ does not imply soft, casual competition without regard for success, accomplishment, or victory. On the contrary, the best way to honor our Lord is to compete in His name with every ounce of our being, steadily focused on outperforming our opponent in each contest.

We honor Him in a win or a loss – by the manner in which we compete. We will, however, remain steadfastly focused on winning each contest, and leveraging everything the Lord has blessed us with to that end. We will never hold back our effort, and we will never compromise our attitude.

Member of CHSAA

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Our high school began in 1998 as a member of the Front Range Christian Activities Association. As we grew and added more students to our high school, we were able to join CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association) in 2003. This move allowed us to improve our program for both boys and girls varsity sports.

If you come visit our gym, you will see numerous championship banners from our 5280 League. Many of our athletes have received sports scholarships to many prominent Universities and Colleges.

For those sports we do not offer, our students are allowed to play for other CHSAA schools. Our students compete in football, track, golf, tennis, hockey, swimming, softball, (any sport that we don’t offer), and do very well.

Basketball

Girls Basketball

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The girls High School Basketball program is run by Coach Tim Owen. Coach Owen has over 10 years coaching experience. Prior to ThornCreek Christian School, coach Owen was the Boys Varsity assistant coach at Breaux Bridge Christian Academy on their back to back state and national championship teams. His coach philosophy consists of helping each and every player on the team to realize their true potential and understand the effort it will take to maximize that potential. He is a firm believer in starting with the end goal in mind and working backwards to understand exactly what it is going to take each athlete to get there and achieve their goals.

Coach Owen believes that Christ should always come first in sports. Win or lose, we are always an example to those on the court and in the stands. He believes that God gets and deserves ALL the glory ALL the time.

Boys Basketball

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Our Basketball program is one of the finest in the CHSAA 5280 League. Our excellent coaching staff and student athletes have continuously excelled in 1A play around Colorado.

JV Head Coach: Shane Smith.
Varsity Head Coach: Tony Perkins.

Volleyball

Volleyball

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The volleyball team’s verse is Ecclesiastes 9:10a which states, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." They truly take this to heart, and this can be seen each time they take the court.

The coaching staff includes Krista Solomon and Kathy Smith. Krista Solomon is the head coach. She has coached at ThornCreek Christian School for all 13 of the years that there has been a high school. She has coached several All-State players and was asked to coach the All-State game that same year. She has worked camps at the Air Force Academy, our school camps, and is currently the coaching consultant for Dynamite Volleyball Club. In 2005 and 2006 she received Coach of the Year awards for the 5280 league. In 2009 and 2010 she was named Coach of the Year in the Metro North newspapers.

Kathy Smith has been the assistant coach and JV coach here at ThornCreek Christian School for 12 years. Both coaches are dedicated to the development of their players as athletes and as Godly young women. They build and maintain relationships that last long after graduation.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading

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The cheerleading team has the responsibility to build school spirit as well as support the ThornCreek Christian School basketball teams. The girls are challenged and stretched throughout the season not only in their cheer ability but their spiritual walk and relationship with Christ.

The team is coached by Arlynda Breeds. She has been involved with cheerleading for over 27 years as a coach and cheerleader. Her personal cheer experience ranges from pop-warner to being a former high school cheerleading captain and also being part of the California All-Stars team. She has been pushing the girls to perform at a competitive level, taking first place at their first private cheer competition at Front Range Christian School in 2008 . Her goal as a coach is to see each girl grow not only in their physical ability but their spiritual walk. She has been very committed to the program since 2004 and continues to bring new and exciting ideas to the school.

Team Verse: "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things" Philippians 4:8

Baseball

Baseball

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Our Varsity Baseball competes in the CHSAA 5280 League against other 1A schools. Our baseball team is coached by Mr. Dennis Cooper. Under his leadership, our team has consistently made it to post-season playoffs.

Our baseball team has made huge improvements since our official start in CHSAA in the 03-04 school year. Dennis Cooper began in the 03-04 school year, and we have gone from begging kids to have enough to play to now starting a Junior Varsity program.

Assistant coach Bryan Cornish played college baseball at Mesa State in Grand Junction, earning All American status as a senior, and Assistant Coach Jim Cleepe played college baseball at Regis University in Denver.

We have a very good relationship with several baseball organizations in the Denver area. The highlight for ThornCreek Christian School baseball so far has been making it to the state semi-final game in 2007. We had a great weekend in Pueblo at Runyon Field beating Dove Creek 2-1. We then lost to Eads in the semi-final game. Eads went on to win the championship game.

We have had one all-state player, Derek Cooper in 2007, and 2 honorable mention all state players, Tyler Marr in 2007, and Tyler Smith in 2009.

Soccer

Boys and Girls Soccer

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ThornCreek Christian School Varsity Soccer competes through CHSAA’s 3A league. We compete in a higher class for soccer due to the fact that this is the lowest league in CHSAA. This brings us great challenges, but even though we face larger schools, we still remain competitive.

Boys Varsity Soccer Boys Soccer–Head Coach is Mr. Steve Gustafson
Girls Soccer–Head Coach is Mr. Kevin Skeens