High School Sports

  • Bruin signs on with Oregon State

    BRIGHTON — Prairie View’s Serena Bruin wants to be a marine biologist or an athletic trainer.
        She thinks the best place to achieve those goals is to attend Oregon State University — and play some NCAA Division I volleyball along the way.
        Bruin signed her letter of intent Nov. 10, in the school library.

  • All-conference: ACHS softball

    Adams City’s Dominique Contreras was a first-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference choice this season. Teammate Marissa Serrano earned a spot on the second team of all-conference picks.     

    ACHS was 6-12 this season, 3-6 in the conference.

  • Adams City stays at 5A -- mostly

    Adams City will continue as a class 5A school for most of its sports programs between 2016 and 2018.

    The only exception is football, where the Eagles will be a class 4A team.

    The Colorado High School Activities Association bases its classification on enrollment. It does a separate enrollment range for the schools that play football.

    The Eagles played a class 4A football schedule the past two seasons.

  • College baseball

        Former Brighton pitcher James Smith signed to play baseball at NCAA Division I University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2017.
        Smith, who has been pitching at Trinidad State Junior College, started 13 games for the Trojans last spring, finishing the year with a 3-5 record.

  • Running on empty

    BRIGHTON — Prairie View’s goal of winning its first state playoff football game goes through Grandview High School.
        Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, at Cherokee Trail High School.
        PVHS (4-5, 3-4 in the Flatirons League) starts its playoff run on a two-game losing streak. Brighton ended the T-Hawks’ regular season Oct. 30 by beating its rivals 14-12.

  • State soccer playoffs: Boulder throttles Eagles

    BOULDER -- Boulder High School turned on the defense in the first round of the state 5A soccer playoffs Oct. 29, and it paid off.

    The Panthers held Adams City to one shot in the first half and just eight for the game en route to a 4-0 win over the Eagles.

    Jamie Astroga, LeRoy Alphonse, Sam Kirk and Blaise Werner scored Boulder's goals. Adams City's goalkeeper, Ernesto Galvan, made a half-dozen saves.

    We'll have more on the game in the Nov. 3 issue of the Commerce City Sentinel Express.

  • Softball playoffs tab Prairie View
  • Eagles stumble in homecoming loss to Trojans

     Jonathan Maness


    COMMERCE CITY — It wasn’t the homecoming ending that the Adams City football team wanted, but it is one the squad can build off. 

    The Eagles fell Oct. 3 to undefeated Aurora Central, 35-22, in a non-league game. The Trojans proved to be as tough as their record indicates, taking advantage of Adams City’s mistakes, while showing their versatility on the ground.

  • Eagles claim first volleyball win


    Narelle Crist

    Sports correspondent

    LAKEWOOD -- Adams City laid claim to its first volleyball win of the season Sept. 25. But it took some doing.

    The Eagles won the match 25-21, 17-25, 18-25, 25-14, 15-12 against the Alameda Pirates on the Pirates' floor.

    The Eagles return to Eastern Metro Athletic Conference play Oct. 1 against Gateway.

  • PVHS captures EMAC golf crown

    THORNTON – Prairie View High School won the golf championship of the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference Sept. 9. The ThunderHawks beat out rival Brighton by two strokes over the course of two so-called "major" tournaments this season.

    The Bulldogs actually won the second major at the Heritage at Todd Creek Golf Course. BHS had a stroke total of 231, eight shots better than PVHS. Individually, Ryan Kropp of Brighton, who won the conference stroke title, fired a 73. Austin Ross had a 77, and Justin Kanda turned in an 81.