Notebook: Green Mountain's Hendon nets career shutout record

Green Mountain's Lindsey Hendon. (Carl Auer, MaxPreps)

Green Mountain's Lindsey Hendon set the state record with her 40th career shutout on Tuesday. (Carl Auer, MaxPreps)

Green Mountain goalkeeper Lindsey Hendon has made 221 saves in her career. She carries a 0.631 goals-against average, and has 55 wins for the Rams. But most impressive is what happened Tuesday.

Hendon.

Hendon.

Hendon, a senior, set the Colorado record with her 40th career shutout during a 10-0 win over Colorado Springs Christian on Tuesday.

CHSAA does not maintain soccer records, but the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has extensive data. According to that record book, Hendon broke the mark of 39 career shutouts set by Overland's Lisa Griffin after the 1988-89 season.

Ten of Hendon's 40 shutouts have come this season. She notched 11 as a junior, 10 as a sophomore and nine as a freshman.

Hendon, an Iowa State recruit, is now 55-6-6 in net.

Green Mountain is 12-1-1 this season in Class 4A.

Cherry Creek boys lacrosse in driver's seat

Cherry Creek boys lacrosse had probably its biggest win of the season on Tuesday night -- and what a time to have it.

The second-ranked Bruins beat No. 1 Regis Jesuit 10-7 and are now 10-0 against in-state competition.

Cherry Creek has finished runner-up each of the last two seasons. Should they beat Kent Denver in the Friday's season finale, it seems very likely that the Bruins end up as the No. 1 seed of the Class 5A field. In that scenario, I think Regis -- 12-1 against in-state teams -- would still wind up as the No. 2 seed.

Other high seeds should include Mountain Vista, Kent Denver and Colorado Academy.

Boykins talks new Douglas County job

New Douglas County boys basketball coach Earl Boykins, the former Denver Nugget, is a weekly guest on 104.3 The Fan. Tuesday, he talked about his new job.

"I've always wanted to teach young people basketball," he said. "That's always been a desire of mine and something I wanted to do. That's why I started Boykins Basketball Academy. While doing the Academy, I decided I should take it to the next level, and the next level would be high school.

"It's been a process that I'm enjoying and I look forward to the next basketball season."

Douglas County went 3-20 last season, and actually hasn't had a winning season since 2007-08. That's also the last time the Huskies made the state tournament. Over the past six seasons, the Huskies are 29-110.

"I believe in Earl, I've seen him coach in person," said Alfred Williams, co-host on 104.3. "I believe the guy's going to be a great coach. Can't wait to see it all come together."

Arapahoe girls soccer turns it around

Arapahoe Cherry Creek girls soccer

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Arapahoe's girls soccer team finished the regular season 11-3-1 and won the Centennial League by virtue of a win over Cherry Creek on April 15.

It was quite a one-season turnaround for the Warriors, who went 3-11-0 a year ago and lost seven of their final eight games.

Though, these guys didn't exactly come out of nowhere. Arapahoe was 14-3-0 in 2012, and made the 5A title game in 2010.

Short stuff

  • In an abrupt change, Dan Snyder will not become Grandview's new boys basketball coach. The longtime Arapahoe coach decided instead "to step away from high school coaching for awhile," according to the Aurora Sentinel.
  • Prairie View baseball senior Caleb Dameron now has 22 steals this season with three games yet to play. That is believed to be a big-school state record.
  • Sedgwick County's Chase Dunker threw his third no-hitter of the season on Saturday. This time, he struck out 16. Earlier this season, Dunker struck out 19 of the 21 batters he faced while tossing a perfect game.
  • County Line remained unranked in the final 2A baseball poll of the regular season, but the Rivals -- it's a co-op between Wiley and McClave -- are now 13-3, including a double-header sweep of then-No. 1 Swink on Saturday.
  • Grand Junction boys basketball coach Dutch Johnson resigned to become an assistant at Colorado Mesa next season, according to this tweet.
  • Longmont volleyball coach Holli Stetson has resigned, according to BoCoPreps.com, following a difficult season during which she endured the death of her father and had a variety of health issues.
  • Spring championship season around the corner, and most of the events will be carried on the NFHS Network. The Network recently released an official app -- download it here.
  • Ponderosa's booster club tweeted out new jerseys the team will wear next season under first-year coach Jaron Cohen. Here's away, and home.
  • Brandon Bailey, a 2013 graduate of Broomfield, was named the West Coast Conference's baseball player of the week on Monday. He pitched a complete-game win over Saint Mary's last Saturday, allowing just one earned run on eight hits. He also struck out a career-high seven batters. Bailey, who didn't pitch his senior season because of an arm injury, is now 4-5 with a 3.24 ERA for the Bulldogs as a freshman.
  • Greeley West is looking for boys and girls basketball coaches. Apply here.