High School Sports

  • Academic and athletic balance part of adjusting to college life

    Second of two parts


    Last week, 16 former local high-school athletes said their adjustments to college ran the gamut from humbling to being “full of adjustments,” in one instance. The questions dealt with the pace of play and learning of their respective sports, learning to live on their own and learning to live in new towns.

  • Adjustments come in all shapes, sizes for ex-high-school athletes

    First of two parts


    It’s no surprise that the first year of college for anyone is a major adjustment.

    There’s the increased feeling of responsibility that comes with making sure of on-time arrival in class, of finding a certain amount of time to finish up homework, of finding time to do laundry and, in some cases, of finding time to get one’s groceries in the store.

  • All-conference soccer honorees for Adams City

    Adams City’s Kayla Prieto and Mayrium Dominguez were second-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference choices this spring.

  • PVHS girls soccer wants to toughen up schedule

    COLORADO SPRINGS – There aren’t many things to change when your team runs off 15 wins in a row.

    But Prairie View High School girls soccer coach wants to make a switch in one area.

    Strength of his team’s schedule.

    PVHS wound up 19th in the state’s new Ratings Performance Index poll. It uses a number of combinations of winning percentages to determine playoff teams in the team sports.

  • Combine has Prairie View flavor

    The calendar will say July 8 and 9 by the time Prairie View’s Mikhail and Matheu Sands and Xavier Gates take part in the Blue-Grey football combine at Foothills Sports Arena, 3608 S. Kipling St., Lakewood.

    But make no mistake. Each is ready.

    “I’m going to bring back a different mindset,” Matheu Sands said. “They say cornerbacks are taller. But you (wide receivers) can still run your routes.”

  • Camp turns coaches into players

                The recent Adams City High School football camp gave the Eagles’ coaching staff a bit of a break.

                Jesse Jones and his staff had ideas of what to do each day. But when it came time to run the drills, in stepped a group of Eagles football players, eager to show about two dozen or so football players the ins and outs of the sport.

  • CHSAA tabs new assistant commissioner

    Frederick High School athletic director Ernie Derrera will soon be former FHS athletic Ernie Derrera.

  • Watts fits in right at home as PVHS goalkeeper

    COLORADO SPRINGS – It’s safe to say that Prairie View goalkeeper Savannah Watts doesn’t mind the pressure that comes with being the last line of defense on her girls soccer team.

    She made her state playoff debut last year against Grandview and made eight saves. In her second state playoff game – this one against Pine Creek May 9 – she made 20 saves.

  • Everyone's in the act

    Adams City football coach Jesse Jones liked what he saw during the first – and what turned out to be the only – week of spring practice for the Eagles.

    Workouts, scrimmages and weightlifting begin again Monday, June 5.

  • Wilson casts his football lot with Fort Hays (Kan.) State

    Just like his sister, Jordan, Prairie View’s Spencer Wilson wanted a school that wasn’t too close to home.

    But unlike his sister, Spencer Wilson stayed relatively close to home in choosing Fort Hays (Kan.) State. His sister just graduated from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

    Spencer Wilson signed his letter of intent May 10 at PVHS.