High School Sports

  • Two PVHS football players get invites to All-American Bowl II

    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 offing?

    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 onto the track

    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.

  • Vaden, ex-PVHS star, waits for word on potential NFL career

    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 part of adjusting to college life

    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, sizes for ex-high-school athletes

    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.

  • All-conference soccer honorees for Adams City

    Adams City’s Kayla Prieto and Mayrium Dominguez were second-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference choices this spring.

  • PVHS girls soccer wants to toughen up schedule

    COLORADO SPRINGS – There aren’t many things to change when your team runs off 15 wins in a row.

    But Prairie View High School girls soccer coach wants to make a switch in one area.

    Strength of his team’s schedule.

    PVHS wound up 19th in the state’s new Ratings Performance Index poll. It uses a number of combinations of winning percentages to determine playoff teams in the team sports.

  • Combine has Prairie View flavor

    The calendar will say July 8 and 9 by the time Prairie View’s Mikhail and Matheu Sands and Xavier Gates take part in the Blue-Grey football combine at Foothills Sports Arena, 3608 S. Kipling St., Lakewood.

    But make no mistake. Each is ready.

    “I’m going to bring back a different mindset,” Matheu Sands said. “They say cornerbacks are taller. But you (wide receivers) can still run your routes.”

  • Camp turns coaches into players

                The recent Adams City High School football camp gave the Eagles’ coaching staff a bit of a break.

                Jesse Jones and his staff had ideas of what to do each day. But when it came time to run the drills, in stepped a group of Eagles football players, eager to show about two dozen or so football players the ins and outs of the sport.