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High School Sports

  • Basketball: Rangeview beats Prairie View
  • Top of the Rockies: Three Brighton wrestlers place

     LAFAYETTE – Three Brighton wrestlers place in the top six of their weight classes at the prestigious Top of the Rockies tournament at Centaurus High School over the weekend.

    Kenny Sailas, the top-rated 106-pounder in class 5A, according to On the Mat Magazine, took third. He lost in the quarterfinals, then won four straight matches in the consolation draw, including a 5-0 decision over Monarch's Dillon Roman in the consolation finals. 

  • Wrestling: Four PVHS wrestlers place at Smoky Hill tournament

    AURORA – Four Prairie View placed at this year's Smoky Hill Buff Invite wrestling tournament. 

    Austin McFadden, the top 152-pounder in the state, according to On the Mat Magazine, won the championship with a 14-1, major decision win over Grandview's Dante Abeyta. Josiah Alvarado took second at 113 pounds. Alec Baltran of Horizon won the title with a 17-4 major decision in the finals. 

  • Wrestling: Five T-Hawks guaranteed to place at Smoky Hill tournament

    AURORA – Five Prairie View wrestlers are guaranteed to place at this year's Smoky Hill Buff Invite wrestling tournament. 

    Two – Josiah Alvarado (113 pounds) and Austin McFadden (152) qualified for the finals. Mark Grice (120), Daniel Jiminez (220) and Caleb Loveall (132) are guaranteed fourth-place finishes in their weight classes. Payton Dechant, PVHS' 138-pounder, was a win away from the third-place match at midafternoon.

  • Top of Rockies: Three Brighton wrestlers guaranteed to place

    LAFAYETTE – Three Brighton wrestlers are guaranteed to place in the top six of their weight classes at the prestigious Top of the Rockies tournament at Centaurus High School.

    Kenny Sailas, the top-rated 106-pounder in class 5A, according to On the Mat Magazine, can finish no worse than fourth. He lost his first match of the season in the Jan. 19 quarterfinals but bounced back to win three straight in the consolation round, including a 9-0, major decision win over Alamosa's Davion Chavez.

  • Wrestling: No place-winners for Riverdale Ridge at Alameda tournament

    LAKEWOOD – No one from Riverdale Ridge High School was able to finish in the top six at the 45th annual Alameda Invitational tournament Jan. 19.

  • Wrestling: Five Brighton wrestlers advance to quarterfinals at Top of the Rockies

    LAFAYETTE – Brighton's Kenny Sailas, the top-rated 106-pounder in class 5A, according to On the Mat Magazine, advanced to the quarterfinals at the Top of the Rockies tournament Jan. 18.

    Sailas, a sophomore, pinned Colin Mooney in the first round and picked up a forfeit win over Andres Jiron of Rio Rancho (New Mexico) High School.

    Cody Nelson, the Bulldogs' 170-pounder, also advanced to the quarterfinals. Nelson's only on-mat match turned into a 10-2, major decision win over Vance Batts of Mountain Vista.

  • Wrestling: Brighton wins city rivalry against Prairie View

    Brighton used three falls in a major decision in the first five matches to pick up a 67-10 win at Prairie View Jan. 17.

    BHS' on-mat winners were Kenneth Sailas (106 pounds), the top-rated 106-pounder in class 5A, according to On the Mat Magazine, Brayden Wilkins (113), Justin McCoy (120, Antonio Guerrero (132), Luis Gallegos (138), Braeden Martin (145) and Santana Solano (220).

    Prairie View picked up its only contested win from Austin McFadden at 152 pounds. He is the top-rated 152-pounder in class 5A, according to On the Mat Magazine. 

  • Boys basketball: Ravens rally for win over Weld Central

     THORNTON – In sports, the axiom goes, "A win is a win."

    But when you're a first-year program, such as Riverdale Ridge, competing against a bigger school, such as Weld Central, the axiom has to be amended somewhat.

    Why? The Ravens rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Rebels 58-51 Jan. 17. Cayden Mazurek led RRHS with 25 points. Noah Sena of the Rebels poured in 28 points.

  • Tournament time for RRHS wrestlers

    ARVADA – Riverdale Ridge's Drake Kiefer finished second among 120-pounders at the Frederick Invitational tournament Jan. 12.

    He was the only Raven to place in the top six. RRHS was 15th in the team standings.