May 23, 2024

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ThunderRidge holds off Rock Canyon for fourth state title

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COMMERCE CITY — Before her high school career even began, Becca Winton was counted out.

At the age of 12, Winton was cut for not being tall enough. But when it mattered most, ThunderRidge’s junior goalkeeper produced a career-high nine saves, including six in the second half, as the 10th-seeded Grizzlies held on to beat No. 17 Rock Canyon, 1-0, in the Class 5A state championship Thursday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

The title is the fourth in program history and first since 2022. All-time, T-Ridge is undefeated in title games at 4-0 dating back to its first in 1999.

“(Rock Canyon) are a lot bigger than me, I’m being honest,” Winton said. “But having that confidence of playing like I’m six-foot is what brings me to the next level.”

Winton’s six saves in the…

Brendan Ploen

2023-05-25 22:02:26

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