March 7th, 2013 by: Michael Hoppes
4A/5A Site to hold Special Olympics Unified Exhibition Game; Honor 1973 Mitchell Champs and Women Pioneers
As if the slate of semifinal and championship basketball games is not enough to entice a trip to Boulder for the Colorado prep basketball fan, the Colorado High School Activities Association had added several activities to the agenda. For the first time ever, the state championships will showcase a Special Olympics Unified Basketball Exhibition Game, tipping off at noon on March 16 at the CU Events Center in Boulder. In addition, the CHSAA will honor the 1973 Mitchell AAA State Championship Team and six women who have been instrumental in Colorado high school girls’ basketball through the years.
The Special Olympics Unified game will feature teams from Douglas County High School and Thomas Jefferson School. Special Olympics Unified Sports was launched throughout the United States in 1989, and has been part of Special Olympics in Colorado since 1991. Special Olympics Unified Sports is now a global program that encompasses male and female athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same sports team. Special Olympics Unified Sports enables athletes to develop friendships and a better understanding of each other’s capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity.
Today in Colorado, Special Olympics collaborates with more than 60 schools in creating equal opportunities for disabled persons to participate in the same sports and recreation programs as those students without disabilities. Over 20 high schools compete within their own district and with teams outside of their district in at least one sport. While many sports are offered, depending on the school, the most popular sport today is basketball. Other sports offered include flag football, soccer, track, cheerleading and volleyball. Some of the high school Unified teams continue on to Special Olympics area and state championships. Continue reading »
February 27th, 2013 by: Michael Hoppes
CHSAA Boys Hockey Championships will be streamed live on the internet for the games Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st. Here is a list of games to be streamed:
- State Semifinal: Ralston Valley vs. Resurrection Christian, Feb. 28, 6:00 p.m. MT
- State Semifinal: Monarch vs. Regis, Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m. MT
- State Hockey Championship, March 1, 6:00 p.m. MT
February 25th, 2013 by: Michael Hoppes
The format is different than what you’ll see elsewhere, but it’s the same in the end (if there are any errors, please let me know ASAP):
2012-13 Colorado 5A Boys Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 5A Girls Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 4A Boys Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 4A Girls Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 3A Boys Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 3A Girls Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 2A Boys Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 2A Girls Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 1A Boys Basketball Bracket State Championship
2012-13 Colorado 1A Girls Basketball Bracket State Championship
Standard scoring applies.
In order to make my life a litter easier, everyone is allowed to enter up to 5 brackets per brackets. Thus, I can enter the SRS, CRS, RPI, and Seed and my own (terrible) picks without managing 5 logins. As such, to break ties, the person who entered less brackets will be declared winner.
If you want Excel spreadsheet of the 4A or 5A girls or boys brackets, please let me know.
February 11th, 2013 by: Michael Hoppes
I realized awhile ago the site was just not performing up to acceptable speed. Even after re-coding the site to improve performance over the caching solution, the team pages especially take too long to generate. As such, it seems the site has out-grown the hosting service I have been using since it started it minimal traffic (to now over 500,000 pageviews by humans [plus search engine traffic...] in the past year). The development of the SRS, CRS, and RPRPI, which all have high computational needs, seem to be the straw to break the back.
As such, I have ordered a new server and will be transitioning to it this week. If you encounter any problems with the site, please try again later. If they seem to persist for over a week, please let me know.
Hopefully this new server hardware makes all the tasks of running the site easier as well as increase the performance and page load time of the entire site. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this move process.
I will update this post with more information as needed.
Warning: Some tech speak may follow:
For those interested, the old server was a shared hosting setup by MediaLayer.com (“Application Hosting”) which I highly recommend for anyone starting out or with small needs and the new server is a managed dedicated server by WiredTree.com. The new server will be located in Chicago, the same as the previous server. Here are the server specs: Continue reading »