en Vaden, ex-PVHS star, waits for word on potential NFL career <img src="" alt="Jordon Vaden" title="Jordon Vaden" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Prairie View alum Jordon Vaden is within sniffing distance of a short with the NFL&rsquo;s Jacksonville Jaguars.</span></p> <p class="p3"> He signed a free-agent deal with the team and took part in the squad&rsquo;s mini-camp earlier this spring.</p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;My first thought was, &lsquo;It&rsquo;s time to get to work,&rsquo;&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It was a tough wait draft weekend, and that call let me know it&rsquo;s time to lock in and go get what I&rsquo;ve been working on for so long.&rdquo;</p> Academic and athletic balance part of adjusting to college life <img src="" alt="Kelsie Antcliff" title="Kelsie Antcliff" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> Second of two parts</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Last week, 16 former local high-school athletes said their adjustments to college ran the gamut from humbling to being &ldquo;full of adjustments,&rdquo; 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.</span></p> Adjustments come in all shapes, sizes for ex-high-school athletes <img src="" alt="Kelsie Antcliff" title="Kelsie Antcliff" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> First of two parts</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It&rsquo;s no surprise that the first year of college for anyone is a major adjustment.</span></p> <p class="p5"> There&rsquo;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&rsquo;s groceries in the store.</p> Adams City HS athletic schedule May 4 <p> Here is today&#39;s sports schedule, weather permitting:</p> <p> <b>Girls soccer: </b>Denver School Science/Technology @ Adams City, 6 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Track/field:</strong> EMAC league meet, preliminaries, Hinkley High School, 1250 Chambers Road, 3 p.m.</p> Adams City scoreboard May 4 <div style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> <div style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> <b>Girls soccer</b></div> <div style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> Brighton rolled to a 10-2 road win vs. Adams City May 3.</div> <div style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> Jenna Maxwell scored four of Brighton&#39;s goals. Paige Vogel added a pair. Goalkeeper Makenzie Byrnes had a half-dozen saves.</div> <div style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> No stats were available for the Eagles.</div> Refereeing classes start <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association needs some officials.</span></p> PVHS soccer all-conference <p class="p2" style="line-height: 20.4px;"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">First-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conferences choices for Prairie View&rsquo;s girls soccer team were Savannah Watts, Madison Piburn, Taylor Kemp, Nicole Mack, Jordan Johnson and Madison Kemp.</span></p> <p class="p2" style="line-height: 20.4px;"> The second-team, all-conference lineup included Jordan McCarthy, Aspen Sharp, Alycia Vigil and Allyson Abke. The honorable-mention slot went to Cameron Nichols.</p> PVHS baseball all-conference <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Manny Lucero, Josh Sanchez and Nick Hackney were first-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference selections this spring.</span></p> <p class="p2" style="line-height: 20.4px;"> Lou Perez was a second-team choice, and Jaydon Tanenner was an honorable-mention pick.</p> <p class="p3" style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &nbsp;</p>