High School Sports

  • Like father, like daughter

    In the case of one Karissa Cardenas, the coaching apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    Her father, Tim, coached Prairie View’s baseball team and was an assistant for the ThunderHawks’ football team, among other stops he’s made.

  • Shot clock reaction is positive

    The latest call for a shot clock in high-school basketball seems to have support among three local coaches.

    The NBA and USA Basketball recommended a 24-second shot clock – the same as what’s used in the NBA – for ninth- through 12th-grade players. According to chsaanow.com, the two organizations said a shot clock “allows for more possessions for each team, better game flow and additional decision-making opportunities for players.”

  • All-star basketball players

    AURORA – Two members of Adams City's girls basketball team participated in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference all-star basketball game March 20 at Vista Peak High School.

    The two were Jade Aragon and Alejandro Pena. 

    The conference's players divided into two geographic teams. The South team won the game over Aragon's and Pena's squad.

    The last time the EMAC held an all-star game for girls was in 2016.

  • Tennis: Trojans top Eagles
  • Free ride home

    Adams City took the first game of a doubleheader from Trinidad by a score of 8-5 March 17.

    Adams City scored four times in the second inning and added four more in the sixth. Kenneth Mercado got the game-winning RBI with a fielder's choice during the sixth-inning rally. Braulio Meza had two RBIs for the Eagles. So did Stephen Ronquillo, who also added a triple and was the winning pitcher.

  • Adams City's track season underway
  • PVHS all-conference basketball honors

    Kam Vincel, who scored his 1,000th career point for Prairie View’s boys basketball team this season, was a first-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference choice this season.

    Jacob Romero, Dalton Knecht and Zavier DeHoff were honorable-mention picks.

  • Wrestling honors for trio from Adams City

    Three members of the Adams City wrestling team earned all-state honors from chsaanow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps.

    Christian Rowell won a state title at 170 pounds. Nick Gonzales (126) and Gavin Deaguero (152) finished second at last month’s state tournament.

  • 'Voice' of high-school athletics, Palmeri, dies

    Frank Palmeri, the voice of Colorado high-school athletics for more than 50 years, died over the weekend at age 92.

    Palmeri spent 45 years as a physical education, history, and English teacher, as well as a media specialist, in Jefferson County Schools, according to chsaanow.com.

    He was the  man behind the mike at the state wrestling tournament for 51 years. He retired from announcing in 2005. 

  • Four-day week means thinking out of the box

    BRIGHTON – When it comes to the proposed four-day school week in Brighton School District 27J, a lot of things are up in the air, including interscholastic athletics.

    The district is floating the shortened school week in the hopes of attracting good teachers and saving some money.