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High School Sports

  • Free ride home

    Adams City took the first game of a doubleheader from Trinidad by a score of 8-5 March 17.

    Adams City scored four times in the second inning and added four more in the sixth. Kenneth Mercado got the game-winning RBI with a fielder's choice during the sixth-inning rally. Braulio Meza had two RBIs for the Eagles. So did Stephen Ronquillo, who also added a triple and was the winning pitcher.

  • Adams City's track season underway
  • PVHS all-conference basketball honors

    Kam Vincel, who scored his 1,000th career point for Prairie View’s boys basketball team this season, was a first-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference choice this season.

    Jacob Romero, Dalton Knecht and Zavier DeHoff were honorable-mention picks.

  • Wrestling honors for trio from Adams City

    Three members of the Adams City wrestling team earned all-state honors from chsaanow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps.

    Christian Rowell won a state title at 170 pounds. Nick Gonzales (126) and Gavin Deaguero (152) finished second at last month’s state tournament.

  • 'Voice' of high-school athletics, Palmeri, dies

    Frank Palmeri, the voice of Colorado high-school athletics for more than 50 years, died over the weekend at age 92.

    Palmeri spent 45 years as a physical education, history, and English teacher, as well as a media specialist, in Jefferson County Schools, according to chsaanow.com.

    He was the  man behind the mike at the state wrestling tournament for 51 years. He retired from announcing in 2005. 

  • Four-day week means thinking out of the box

    BRIGHTON – When it comes to the proposed four-day school week in Brighton School District 27J, a lot of things are up in the air, including interscholastic athletics.

    The district is floating the shortened school week in the hopes of attracting good teachers and saving some money.

  • Newcomer joins state 5A basketball qualifier

    FORT COLLINS – This was Camryn Mullen’s first year as part of the Prairie View girls basketball team. It was memorable, too, in that the ThunderHawks qualified for the state 5A girls tournament.

  • Gonzales has eyes on medical career

    DENVER – It doesn’t sound as though Adams City’s Nick Gonzales will be short of college options next year.

    He hasn’t picked a school yet, but he’s drawn interest from some NCAA Division II schools.

    The one school that makes his ears perk up is the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. It’s an NCAA Division I program, and it has a field of study that’s of interest.

  • Deaguero takes state wrestling runner-up slot

    DENVER – Add some words of wisdom to a second-seeded wrestler at the state 5A tournament, and you get a runner-up finish for Adams City’s Gavin Deaguero.

  • Gonzales claims runner-up spot at state wrestling tourney wrestling

    DENVER – The two words that Adams City wrestler Nick Gonzales uttered more often than not during the last two weeks were basics and conditioning.

    That’s what got him through to the state 5A finals at 126 pounds. It wasn’t quite enough to get him a state title, though. Grandview’s Fabian Santillan took a 4-1 decision in the finals Feb. 17.