High School Sports

  • Football: Vista Peak beats Eagles

    AURORA -- No matter how you sliced it, it was not a good day for Adams City's football team when it faced Vista Peak Sept. 17.

    The Bison rolled to a 56-16 win in back of Derrick Smashum, who ran for one touchdown and threw for three others in the first half.

    Alex Marquez accounted for both Eagles' touchdowns. He ran 33 yards in the first quarter for a score, and he was on the receiving end of a 57-yard TD pass from Liban Shongolo late in the fourth quarter.

  • Softball: Westminster beats Eagles in six innings

    Westminster downed Adams City 12-2 in six innings of their Eastern Metro Athletic Conference game Sept. 13 in Commerce City.

    The state's mercy rule caused the game to come to a halt early.

    Desiree Adams drove in Adams City's runs with a triple in the third inning.

  • Football: Gators blank Adams City in Eagles' home opener

    Standley Lake took advantage of five Adams City turnovers and went on to a 34-0 win in Commerce City Sept. 9. It was the Eagles' home opener.

    SLHS quarterback Jake Foutz and Tyler Williams combined on a pair of scoring passes. Foutz also threw a 5-yard scoring toss to Austin Moore. Williams also returned an interception 98 yards for a TD.

  • Golf: Montoya takes top-10 finish at EMAC major

    AURORA – Adams City's Aaron Montoya fired a 15-over 87 in the second of two Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major tournaments at Aurora Hills Golf Course Sept. 8. He finished 10th in the field.

    Montoya's round included four pars and a birdie on the par-3 17th hole.

    Josh Zade finished the round at 32-over 104 to take 30th in the field. His two pars were on the 16th and fourth holes, which were his first and seventh holes of the tournament, respectively, because of the use of a shotgun start.

  • Volleyball: Alameda takes season-opener from Adams City

    LAKEWOOD – Alameda turned back Adams City25-16, 20-25, 25-23, 25-16 in the Eagles' season-opening volleyball match Aug. 31 in the Pirates' gym.

    Mechelle Guzman led the Pirates offense with 10 kills. Briana Lopez was next with four.

    No stats were available for ACHS.

    Green Mountain beat the Eagles in the Regis Jesuit tournament Sept. 2 by scores of 25-6, 25-9, 25-3. Alexis LaLiberte had six kills for the Rams. No stats were available for Adams City.

  • Softball: Adams City rallies for season-opening win

    Sierra Gutierez hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to lift Adams City to a come-from-behind, 10-7 win against Overland Aug. 23. It was the season-opener for both teams.

    Overland took advantage of errors for a 4-0 lead. Veronica Adams tied the game in the fourth inning with an RBI single.

    Three Trailblazers' runners were thrown out at the plate in the span of two innings. Two of those outs came on the last play of the fifth inning.

    Jordyn Staley threw a complete game for the Eagles and picked up the win.

  • Golf: Adams City's Montoya claims seventh in first EMAC major

    Adams City's Aaron Montoya took team medalist honors for the Eagles in the first of two Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major tournaments Aug. 17 at Buffalo Run Golf Course. The combined scores from the two major tournaments (the second one is Sept. 8 at Aurora Hills Golf Course) determine the conference team champion.

    Montoya finished seventh after firing an 18-over par 90.

    Josh Zade (34-over par 106, 22nd place) and Julian Vasquez (44-over 116, 27th) rounded out the Eagles' scoring contingent.

    ACHS was sixth in the field.

  • Boys golf: ACHS' Montoya takes fourth at first EMAC North tourney

    BRIGHTON – Adams City's Aaron Montoya was his team's medalist at the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference north area golf tournament Aug. 11 at Riverdale Knolls.

    Montoya carded a 91 and finished fourth in the field. His lone birdie was on his 17th hole, which was the course's third hole, a par-4, 350-yard hole. 

    Julian Vasquez turned in a score of 130.

    The Eagles did not field enough golfers to qualify for a team score.

  • Football conferences named

    A new enrollment cycle and a new way of lining up football leagues created newly named football conferences for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

    Adams City was placed in the class 4A Plains Conference, as were Chatfield, Dakota Ridge, Gateway, Golden and Heritage high schools. Prairie View will be in the class 5A, Mount Elbert Conference. So, too, are Cherry Creek, Fossil Ridge, Horizon and Denver East high schools plus the Far Northeast Warriors.

  • Are you ready for some football in mid-June?

    DENVER – Adams City sophomore quarterback Liban Shongolo got the proverbial keys to the car in early June.

    He had his first chance to play against someone besides his teammates at a Denver Broncos-sponsored 7-on-7 camp June 15 at Denver South High School.