https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sports/rss.xml en 'I know hard work pays off' https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/i-know-hard-work-pays <p> &nbsp;<strong>PUEBLO &ndash;</strong>This story starts at the end.</p> <p> Former Prairie View multisport athlete RJ Ramirez won the 60-meter dash in 6.87 seconds at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track-and-field meet late last month. He also earned first-team, all-RMAC honors.</p> <p> Ramirez, who is a sophomore at Colorado State Pueblo, almost didn&rsquo;t make it to the track team, much less the podium. He&rsquo;s had some stomach issues in 2017 that are under control. He also tore an ACL in 2016.</p> Adams City scoreboard March 22 https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/adams-city-scoreboard-march-22 <p> <b>Girls tennis</b></p> <p> Northglenn spoiled the start of Adams City&#39;s tennis season March 19 with a 6-1 road win over the Eagles.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;<strong>Girls soccer</strong></p> <p> Brighton blanked Adams City 5-0 in Brighton March 21. Tori Rydzeski scored three times for BHS. Paige Vogel and Brooke Johnson also scored for the Bulldogs. Mackenzie Byrnes was the goalkeeper for BHS and made no saves in recording the shutout win.</p> <p> No stats were available for Adams City.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> PVHS grad lands her first head volleyball coaching gig https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/pvhs-grad-lands-her-first-head-volleyball-coaching-gig <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_garcia_031919.jpg" alt="Jocelyn Garcia" title="Jocelyn Garcia" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Prairie View grad Jocelyn Garcia is moving up the bench at the&nbsp;University of Arkansas-Monticello.</p> <p> She&rsquo;s the NCAA Division II squad&rsquo;s new head women&rsquo;s volleyball coach.</p> <p> &ldquo;This opportunity is far more exciting than scary,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;It is my&nbsp;first head coaching job, so naturally there are some nerves that comes&nbsp;with. But I am ready to go.&rdquo;</p> State 5A wrestling: Salazar's tough road pays off in 160-pound finals https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/state-5a-wrestling-salazars-tough-road-pays-160-pound-finals <p> <strong style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">DENVER &ndash;</span></strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;It was little wonder that Adams City&#39;s Marquez Salazar looked a little worn out after his semifinal win over Legacy&#39;s Grady Funk Feb. 22.</span></p> State 5A wrestling: Adams City's Deaguero powers into 138-pound finals https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/state-5a-wrestling-adams-citys-deaguero-powers-138-pound-finals <p> &nbsp;<strong>DENVER &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;Josh Deaguero&#39;s three wins at the state wrestling tournament were enough to get him into the finals against Grandview&#39;s Fabian Santillan tonight.</p> <p> Then there&#39;s the matter of the types of wins the Adams City junior picked up on his way to the finals.</p> <p> Deaguero had three major decisions in his three wins. The closest was against Max Brobson of Fort Collins. The one that propelled him into the finals was a dominant, 11-2 decision over Poudre&#39;s Alex Alvarez, the second seed in the weight class.</p> State 5A wrestling: Adams City's Salazar climbs the summit of 160-pounders https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/state-5a-wrestling-adams-citys-salazar-climbs-summit-160-pounders <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5335.jpeg" alt="Adams City&#039;s Marquez Salazar gets the victory hoist from coach Jared Deaguero as Douglas County&#039;s Austin Kelchen sits in the foreground. Salazar won the 160-pound wrestling title in class 5A with a 5-1 decision." title="Adams City&#039;s Marquez Salazar gets the victory hoist from coach Jared Deaguero as Douglas County&#039;s Austin Kelchen sits in the foreground. Salazar won the 160-pound wrestling title in class 5A with a 5-1 decision." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong>DENVER &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;A few minutes after Adams City&#39;s Marquez Salazar won the state 5A 160-pound championship at Pepsi Center Feb. 23, he wanted to cry.</p> <p> &quot;It hasn&#39;t sunk in,&quot; Salazar said. &quot;I want to cry, but I can&#39;t. I want to cry because it&#39;s all worth it, all the hard work I&#39;ve put in the past three years finally paid off. I can&#39;t cry. I can&#39;t really talk right now. My emotions don&#39;t want to let it out. Maybe it&#39;s because it hasn&#39;t sunk in.&quot;</p> State 5A wrestling: ACHS' Deaguero takes second among 138-pounders https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/state-5a-wrestling-achs-deaguero-takes-second-among-138-pounders <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5118.jpeg" alt="Adams City&#039;s Josh Deaguero turns Grandview&#039;s Fabian Santillan on his head during the 138-pound finals at the state 5A wrestling tournament Feb. 23 in Denver." title="Adams City&#039;s Josh Deaguero turns Grandview&#039;s Fabian Santillan on his head during the 138-pound finals at the state 5A wrestling tournament Feb. 23 in Denver." align="left" hspace="6" width="95" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong>DENVER &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;Josh Deaguero&#39;s three wins at the state wrestling tournament were enough to get him into the finals against Grandview&#39;s Fabian Santillan.</p> <p> But Santillan had Deaguero&#39;s number during the 138-pound finals Feb. 23 at Pepsi Center. Santillan became a two-time state champion with a 9-2 decision.&nbsp;</p> <p> In Deaguero&rsquo;s case, there was the matter of the types of wins the Adams City junior picked up on his way to the finals.</p> Adams City sends four to state 5A wrestling tournament https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/adams-city-sends-four-state-5a-wrestling-tournament <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wrestling_adhs_salazar.jpg" alt="Adams City&#039;s 160-pound wrestler, Marquez Salazar, takes down Kayden Johnson of Ponderosa High School School Feb. 16 during the class 5A regional wrestling tournament at Adams City High School. Salazar won the match to a 7-6 decision on his way to a regional title and a berth at the state wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center in Denver Feb. 21-23." title="Adams City&#039;s 160-pound wrestler, Marquez Salazar, takes down Kayden Johnson of Ponderosa High School School Feb. 16 during the class 5A regional wrestling tournament at Adams City High School. Salazar won the match to a 7-6 decision on his way to a regional title and a berth at the state wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center in Denver Feb. 21-23." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> <em>Editor&#39;s note: Here are Adams City&#39;s first-round pairings for the state 5A wrestling tournament ..</em></p> <p> <em>113: James Davis, ACHS, vs. Kieran Thompson, Grand Junction</em></p> <p> <em>138: Josh Deaguero, ACHS, vs. Max Brobson, Fort Collins<br /> </em></p> <p> <em>145: Dominic Helbok, ACHS, vs. David Rivera, Cherokee Trail<br /> </em></p> <p> <em>160: Marquez Salazar, ACHS, vs. Roman Cruz, Pomona. Salazar is seeded second in the weight class.&nbsp;</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p>