High School Sports

  • Freedom means different things to former prep athletes


        It’s what a lot of high-school seniors look for when it’s time to find a college. 

        But when you’re a high-school senior who picks a college for studies and sports, the independence shrinks some. It’s dependent on a team’s schedule for meals, weight training, practice routines, game days and travel.

        That doesn’t include going to school, studying, socializing, and time for such incidentals as eating and doing the laundry.

  • College independence: Easy for some, not so much for others

    About a dozen former high-school athletes have spent the last two weeks talking about their experiences and basic adjustment to life in college while involved as a college athlete.

    This week, the topics are how hard the balancing act between social needs, educational needs and personal needs (such as laundry) was and whether they think the experience was what they anticipated when they got to school.

    Overall adjustment difficulty

  • Eagle Ridge scoreboard – May 5

    Girls soccer

    Eagle Ridge finished the regular season with a 14-1 mark and the No. 8 ranking in the class 3A/Colorado High School Activities Association RPI poll.

    The Warriors shut out Aurora West College Prep Academy 4-0 May 3. Lorelai flores scored two of the Warriors' goals. Goalkeeper Ruby Bocanegra recorded the shutout win with six saves.

  • Brighton HS scoreboard May 12

    Girls soccer

    Brighton's stay in the state 5A girls soccer tournament was short.

    Fruita Monument's Lila Dere scored her team's goals in a 4-1, first-round win over the Bulldogs at Mesa State University in Grand Junction May 7. No stats were available for BHS.


    LONGMONT – Brighton's Cameron Harris recorded a pair of first-place finishes at the St. Vrain Invitational meet May 11 at Longmont High School.

  • Prairie View scoreboard -- May 12

    Track and field

    AURORA – Prairie View's Mirlaine Torres took first place in the girls 100-meter dash at the Rangeview Raider Last Chance Qualifier May 11. Her time was 12.72 seconds.

    Kasia Poulson was third in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:34.62. She also was fourth in the 1,600-meter run with a season-best time of 5:33.7.

    Madelyn Schmidt was third in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 47.83 seconds. 

  • Riverdale Ridge scoreboard May 12


    Skyview scored 12 runs in the fourth inning and bet Riverdale Ridge 16-3 in Thornton May 11. The state's mercy rule stopped play after five innings.

    Mathias Talarico had two hits and drove in two of RRHS' runs. Baryn Stark had a base hit and drove in the other run.

    Lutheran High School scored 11 runs in the first inning and went on to an 18-6 win over the Ravens May 11. Caden Jackson had both of RRHS' hits. Corey Lopez, Dakota Pruitt and Jake Masterson got credit for the RBIs.


  • Garcia reflects on state wrestling coach award

    By Tucker Reichow

    Sports correspondent

    For James Garcia, wrestling has been a part of his life ever since he was young.

    Garcia attended Brighton High School in the late 1980s, where he wrestled for the high school as well as for the Brighton Wrestling Club. The Brighton alum was a state champion for BHS in 1990 and, during his time during club wrestling, Garcia was a two-time Colorado state champion in the freestyle program in the late ‘80s.

  • Longtime Colorado Wrestler Makes History

    By Tucker Reichow


    In the 84 years that the Colorado High School Activities Association state wrestling tournament has taken place, no girl has ever placed in a boys division.

    History changed when Brighton High School student and Skyview High School wrestler Jaslynn Gallegos stepped onto the state mat for the 2019 Colorado High School Wrestling tournament.

  • More to all-state games than a game for ERA's Swetkovich

    ALAMOSA -- Eagle Ridge Academy’s Millie Swetkovich may have made her last volleyball appearance, at least for a while.

    She was among the selections for the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state games at Adams State University June 8. She’s heading for Front Range Community College to begin work on a graphic design degree.

  • PVHS adds four more to wall of fame