High School Sports

  • Soccer: Adams City slips past Prairie View

     COMMERCE CITY – Adams City's new soccer coach didn't have a lot to complain about after his team beat Prairie View 2-1 Sept. 20.

    "It was a little tighter than we would have liked," said Enrique Guerrero. "But it was a win. It's a good way to start the league at home."

    Raul Sanchez scored the game-winner early in the second half for ACHS. Avisay Roman of Adams City and Gilberto Payan of the ThunderHawks swapped goals in the first half.

  • Football player injured during game

    AURORA – An Adams City football player who was injured during a scramble for a fumbled ball during the Eagles' game against Rangeview Sept. 20 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium returned to school the next day.

    Alexis Murillo had to be carted off the field with his coach, Jesse Jones, described as "a concussion accompanied by a flash of neck/spine trauma."

    Murillo will miss at least the next two or three weeks pending a medical assessment. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Aurora released him around midnight.

  • Jones hints at changes for ACHS football team

    There was reason for Adams City football coach Jesse Jones to like what he saw from Westminster High School's team Sept. 13.

    Westminster ran for 290 yards in the first half en route to a 42-6 homecoming win against the Eagles Sept. 13. 

  • Football: East beats Eagles
  • Football: Arapahoe wins big over Adams City
  • Golf: ACHS' Olivas takes team medalist at EMAC major

    Adams City's Joel Olivas took team medalist honors at the first of two Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf tournaments Aug. 15 at Buffalo Run.

    Olivas finished in 40th place with a score of 132, 60-over par. 

    Adams City didn't field enough golfers to qualify for a team score.

    Vista Peak won the team title at 34-over par. Aurora Central was a stroke behind, while Brighton took third and Prairie View finished fourth.

  • Coach preps for second full season with Eagles

    Jesse Jones is about to start his second full season in charge of Adams City’s football program.

    He hired a batch of new coaches in an effort to deliver the same message to his team.

    Jones knows he’s losing a number of veteran players from last year’s squad. But that’s not the only thing he’s lamenting.

  • College athletics seem worthwhile for local athletes

    We’ve talked to 18 athletes from Adams and Weld counties the past two weeks, and our subjects  centered on adjustment to college and college athletics and whether their sport felt like a business.

    In the last of our series, we talked to them about time-manasgement issues and whether the experience has been worth the time and effort.


  • Salaz pleased with summer progress

    Through the first part of July, Adams City’s girls basketball team won its own summer tournament and won another summer tournament at Westminster High School.

    “It’s been pretty productive,” said coach Billy Salaz. “We played six games in one day. We did a lot with six of our varsity girls. Our young sophomore, Valeria Salinas, has had a real good summer.”

    In one of those contests, she had 22 points and 22 rebounds. 

  • Adjustment from high school is multi-pronged for local athletes

    First of three parts


    College-bound students have adjustments to make that seem gargantuan at times.

    They become responsible for cleaning their clothes, making sure they eat food and get back and forth to class and/or labs on time.