Today's Sports

  • State's game officials ask...

     AURORA – A former umpire and present referee recruiter asked for financial help to keep officials working high-school games in the state April 26.

    There is a statewide issue with a shortage of officials. In some cases, subvarsity games use just one referee, or they are canceled outright.

  • One last goal for Adams City...

    Adams City’s Carlos Barrera signed his letter of intent to run track and play football at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa.

    But there is a bit of unfinished business.

    It’s a shot to take part in the state 5A track meet at Jefferson County Stadium in May, and Barrera has a shot to qualify in at least one event, perhaps more.

  • Five Eagles moving on to college...

    When the letter-signing ceremony finished at Adams City April 11, the tally looked like this.

    Five athletes signed letters of intent to play football, run track, wrestle and play softball at schools in state and as far away as Iowa and Arizona.

    Adams City athletic director Chris Denmark said high school lasts 36 months.

  • Soccer: Adams City loses first...

     Prairie View rode four goals from Madison Kemp to a 9-1 home-field win over Adams City April 4. It was the Eagles' first loss of the season.

    Deljanae Coleman, Natalee Chavez and Jordan Johnson also scored for PVHS. Savannah Watts and Kylie Bach split time in goal. Each recorded two saves. No stats were available for the Eagles.

    Adams City's game against Aurora Central was called off because of snow April 6. Its make-up date is April 18.

  • Girls golf: Jones gets top-15...

    FORT LUPTON – Adams City's Jayanti Jones wound up 12th at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference North Minor tournament at Coyote Creek April 5.

    She finished with a 115, one stroke in back of Prairie View's Ha'Ami Ashley and Northglenn's Erin Roth.

    Other golfers who contributed to Adams City's team score were Jacelle Perez, who finished with a 121, and Sierra Gutierrez, who finished with a 133. The top three scores count toward the team score.

    ACHS was fourth in the team standings.

  • Gonzales tabbed All-American...

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – Nick Gonzales took sixth place at his weight class at the National High School Coaches Association National Championships. He earned All-American honors as a result. Gavin Deaguero, and Christian Fulks (Rowell) competed in the senior nationals. Deaguero and Fulks came up one win shy of advancing to the medal rounds. Junior Marquez Salazar finished 0-2. 

  • All-conference basketball

    Hezekiah Hall of Adams City was an honorable-mention, all-Eastern Metro Athletic conference choice this season.

    The Eagles finished with a 4-19 record.

  • Barrera in line to go to state...

    Adams City’s Carlos Barrera sits sixth in the state in the 100-meter dash and 12th in the 200-meter dash. The top 18 in each event qualify for the state track meet in mid-May in Lakewood.

  • 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.”