High School Sports

  • Rowell brings home state wrestling title

    DENVER –  A few minutes after winning a state 5A wrestling title at Pepsi Center – and getting a sea of hugs and congratulations from teammates and well-wishers – Adams City’s Christian Rowell said something unusual for a state champion.

  • State 5A wrestling .. Three ACHS punch tickets to finals

    DENVER – Three members of the Adams City wrestling team earned spots in the state 5A tournament finals.

    Christian Rowell had the most unusual entry into the finals. His 170-pound match with Ponderosa's Parker Benekas ended in a 2-2 tie. Benekas, though, used up all but eight seconds of his allotted injury time. He used up those eight seconds between the end of regulation and the start of overtime, then got physically sick on the mat and could not continue.

  • State 5A wrestling .. Four Eagles into semifinal round

    DENVER – Four Adams City wrestlers can finish no worse than sixth in this year's state 5A wrestling tournament.

    Nicholas Gonzales, who was fifth a year ago at state, moved into the semifinals with a 9-0, major decision win over Traevin Osborn in a 126-pound quarterfinal match.

  • Wrestling: ACHS takes nine to state meet

    Adams City is long on numbers at the state 5A wrestling tournament this season, not to mention long on state tournament experience.

    Nine Eagles earned spots in the state tourney. Five of them .. Nick Gonzales, Joshua Deaguero, Marques Salazar, Gavin Deaguero and Christian Rowell .. made the trip last year. Gavin Deaguero was third at 152 pounds. Joshua Deaguero was fifth at 138 pounds. Nick Gonzales was fifth at 126 pounds.

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  • State 5A wrestling pairings .. Adams City

    Here are the first-round pairings for the state 5A wrestling tournament. It starts at 7;15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Pepsi Center.


  • Regional wrestling: Nine from Adams City move to state meet

    Adams City will send nine wrestlers to the state 5A wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center. It starts Thursday, Feb. 15.

    Three – Nick Gonzales (126 pounds), Gavin Deaguero (152) and Christian Rowell (170) -- won regional titles. Josh Deaguero wound up second at 138 pounds.

    Thomas Olson was third at 160 pounds. Jordan Griego (120), Niko Suazo (182), Efrain Tinoco (195) and Marques Salazar (145) were fourth. 

  • Regional wrestling: Eleven from Adams City still in tournament

    Seven Adams City wrestlers can finish no worse than sixth place in their respective weight classes at the class 5A Region 2 tournament at Adams City.

    They are Thomas Olson (160 pounds), Gavin Deaguero (152), Jordan Griego, the Eagles' 120-pounder, Joshua Deaguero (138), Marques Salazar (145), Christian Rowell (170) and Nicholas Gonzales (126). Gonzales was on the mat a total of 2:03 in his two wins. Deaguero needed 3:37 to pin his first two opponents.

  • Swimming: Top-ten finish for Eagles' relay team

    THORNTON – Nicole Suchilt, Avelina Anaya, Jocelyn DeLaCruz and Litzy Renteria swam to a 10th-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay at ths Eastern Metro Athletic Conference meet Feb. 2-3 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center. The time was 2:09.

    The Eagles' 400- freestyle relay team (Aspen Amador, Jocelyn DeLaCruz, Michelle Espinosa and Viviana DeLaCruz) finished 13th in a time of 5:09.01.

  • Two EMAC wrestling titles for Adams City

    BRIGHTON – Adams City took home a pair of Eastern Metro Athletic Conference wrestling titles Feb. 3 at Brighton High School.

    Nicholas Gonzales won the 126-pound title. Christian Rowell took home the 170-pound championship.

    Elsewhere, Jordan Griego was second at 120 pounds. Thomas Olson was second at 160 pounds, and Niko Suazo was the runner-up at 182 pounds. Nico Sanchez took third at 106 pounds. Marco Padilla was third at 132 pounds.

    Adams City was third in the team point standings.