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High School Sports

  • Prairie View softball looks to add to success

    HENDERSON – The Prairie View ThunderHawks softball program is looking to do big things in the 2011 campaign. Six starters return to the diamond.

  • Prairie View golfers building toward a brighter future

    HENDERSON – The Prairie View golf team will look a bit different than last year, featuring two seniors and plenty of underclassmen leading the way this season.
        The 2011 campaign features 14 strong, committed players looking to act as “the strength of the future”, as they continue to improve this season and in the few years to come.

  • Senior-laden ThunderHawks look ahead to new season

    HENDERSON – The Prairie View football team lost almost 15 seniors from an impressive senior class but will not miss a beat. There are a program-high 21 seniors on the squad this fall.

  • PVHS heads for Peach Fuzz softball tournament

    PALISADE -- Prairie View's pairings in this weekend's Peach Fuzz softball tournament have been announced.

    The ThunderHawks play Grand Junction Central at 5 p.m., Sept. 2. Saturday's games are against Fruita Monument at 9 a.m. and against Grand Junction High School at 1 p.m.

  • ThunderHawks can’t keep early lead in setback

    HENDERSON – The Prairie View softball team got off to an early 1-0 start, but could not hold on to the lead, eventually dropping a 13-7 decision to the Greeley West Spartans Thursday afternoon.

    It was the home opener for the Lady ThunderHawks, whose record falls to an even 1-1. It was the season opener for the Lady Spartans.

    “Greeley West is a good hitting team with some speed,” head coach Brandin Becher said. “Our girls made some mistakes and could not capitalize on getting our runners in.”

  • Alexis nets six kills in CU volleyball win

    BOULDER -- Former Prairie View High School volleyball standout Emily Alexis had six kills as the University of Colorado beat the University of Northern Colorado 13-25, 25-19, 25-18, 19-25, 15-6 Sunday afternoon.

    Alexis, who sat out last year because of an injury, recorded a hitting percentage of .043 as the Buffs improved their season record to 2-1. Alexis also got credit for a half-block at the net.

  • Lady Thunderhawks open softball season with a win

    LITTLETON – The Prairie View softball team opened the season with one in the win column.
    Playing its season opener against Heritage High School, the girls got a star performance from junior outfielder Devin Shea in a 6-5 victory. It was the season opener for both squads.
    “It was a good win against a competitive team,” head coach Brandin Becher said. “When Heritage came close, the girls stepped up and did what they had to do to pull out the victory.”

  • PVHS’ young golfers off to a decent start

    The new-look Prairie View High School golf team is working towards making improvements and has shown some through the first two tournaments of the season.

  • PVHS needs new track coach

    Kathy Zehrbach, the track coach at Prairie View High School the past four years, resigned.

    No immediate reason was given. The job was posted on the Colorado High School Activities Association web site. Zehrbach, who was a teacher at Prairie View Middle School, took a job as the Nike brand coordinator for Dick's Sporting Goods earlier this year.

    Those interested in applying for her job should contact 27J District athletic director Rich Affleck at 303-655-8810.

  • Budget cuts third-level sports, varsity assistants

    BRIGHTON -- The Brighton 27J School District board of education made it official Tuesday night.

    There will be no third-level high school sports programs, and there will be fewer varsity level assistant coaches for high school teams either. Superintendent Rod Blunck said the decision on the extent of the coaches' cuts will be up to the district athletic director, Rich Affleck, and the varsity coaches.

    Some programs, such as swimming and tennis, didn't have any assistants to start with. Others, such as football, may see a huge impact.