Spartan Hoops

Spartans basketball is an exciting and challenging way for middle and high school students to build individual skills while learning teamwork and strategy as part of a group.

DWS competes against schools across the Front Range at the 1A level in the 5280 League.

High School Playoffs

High school girls and boys district playoffs commence during the week of February Break. Scroll down for the full playoff schedule which kicks off at home on Monday, February 21st.

High School Basketball Playoffs

Monday, February 21st — Front Range Baptist Academy (Home)

  • Boys Quarterfinals — 6pm

Tuesday, February 22nd — Flatirons Academy (Away)

Location: 12000 N. Zuni St., Westminster, 80234

  • Girls Semifinals — 6pm

Thursday, February 24th — Higher Seed (Away)

  • Boys Semifinals — 6pm

Saturday, February 26th — Finals at Englewood High School (Away)

Location: 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood, 80113

  • Girls Championship — 6pm
  • All League Awards — 7:30pm
  • Boys Championship — 8pm

How to Watch Middle and High School Basketball Games

Membership to the NFHS Network is required to livestream middle and high school basketball games. Options include:

  • Monthly membership: $10.99
  • Annual membership: $69.99
Membership includes access to all Spartan home games and most of our away games. Some schools might offer a different link at no cost for their home games.


Current middle school math teacher, Iliana Flefel started playing basketball in 5th grade and continued on the court through high school as a varsity starter at the Washington Waldorf School. In college, she played club for two years, and has been playing recreationally since. She has a deep love for the sport, not only because she finds it thrilling and exciting, but because players must work together as a single unit. About the sport, Coach Flefel remarks, “Each player on the court needs to be aware and in tune with their teammates. They need to move and flow together as one being. As a team, every player learns every position, plays both defense and offense, and has the chance to score. This leads to a feeling of equality and accomplishment for each student that joins the team. I believe all sports are truly about sportsmanship, athleticism, teamwork, and fun, and hope that I can lead the middle school girls into a season full of exciting challenges. Go Spartans!”

Learn More About DWS Athletics

Looking to learn more about the athletics program for middle and high school students? We want to hear from you! Contact Athletic Director Michael Quinn using the form below.


Our athletics program aims to reclaim youth sports for what they once were and always should have been: fun, communal and participatory. There are no tryouts or cuts, even through high school. Instead, each athlete is inspired to reach their highest potential, contributing to the team through enthusiasm, hard work, grace, and resilience. Every athlete has their place on our teams.

Learn more about what lives in the heart of Spartan sports and our strivings to serve the whole student in this blog post from Sarah Box.

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