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Today's Sports

  • Augustana snatches Vargas

    A year’s courtship between Augustana College, an NCAA Division III school in Rock Island, Ill., and Prairie View’s Luke Vargas came to an end.

    Vargas accepted an offer to attend school and to play baseball.

    “Augustana had been talking to me since the end of my junior year and decided to make me an offer at the end of the summer,” Vargas said. “I talked to Lewis and Clark College in Oregon and Eastern New Mexico. But neither worked out.”

  • Two PVHS football players get...

    Two players with ties to the Prairie View High School football program – Mikhail Sands, who was born with one hand, and Xavier Gates, who graduated from high school in the spring – are among those invited to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas early next year.

    The game is set for a 5 p.m. MST start at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

    The pair will play on the West squad of all-stars.

  • New football league alignment in...

    AURORA – Come the 2018 high-school football season, it may be out with the waterfall and in with geography and rivalries.

    The Colorado High School Activities Association’s football committee met last week. One thing it heard was the present format that relies on a team’s Ratings Performance Index isn’t popular.

  • Anderson follows sister’s lead...

    Prairie View High School is about to see another athletic Anderson in its midst.

    Meet Gregory Anderson. If his last name sounds familiar, his sister is Aleksandra Anderson, who continued her track career at the University of North Dakota.

  • Refereeing classes start

    The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association needs some officials.

  • Vaden, ex-PVHS star, waits for...

    Prairie View alum Jordon Vaden is within sniffing distance of a short with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

    He signed a free-agent deal with the team and took part in the squad’s mini-camp earlier this spring.

    “My first thought was, ‘It’s time to get to work,’” he said. “It was a tough wait draft weekend, and that call let me know it’s time to lock in and go get what I’ve been working on for so long.”

  • Academic and athletic balance...

    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,...

    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.

  • PVHS soccer all-conference

    First-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conferences choices for Prairie View’s girls soccer team were Savannah Watts, Madison Piburn, Taylor Kemp, Nicole Mack, Jordan Johnson and Madison Kemp.

    The second-team, all-conference lineup included Jordan McCarthy, Aspen Sharp, Alycia Vigil and Allyson Abke. The honorable-mention slot went to Cameron Nichols.

  • PVHS baseball all-conference

     Manny Lucero, Josh Sanchez and Nick Hackney were first-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference selections this spring.

    Lou Perez was a second-team choice, and Jaydon Tanenner was an honorable-mention pick.