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5 things to know about Adams City football coach Jared Deaguero

An extremely familiar face — one that has already achieved significant coaching success — is taking over another program at Adams City High School. more

Home at last: Eagle Ridge Academy's new soccer field

It had been seven years, six months, and six days since the last home soccer game for Eagle Ridge Academy. And that game wasn’t even played at the school; it was held down the road at Donelson Park in Brighton. Up until 2023, the team had to play on neutral turf or on an opponent’s home field, even when they were the dedicated “home team.”  more

Warriors’ all-time leading scorer, Hill, ready for the next level

Hunter Hill has no shortage of individual accolades. But the Eagle Ridge Academy senior basketball player is still a team-first kind of guy. So much so, that he had no idea he was approaching the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer pedestal. One of his teammates had to tell him. more

Adams City’s Gutierrez earns wrestling spot at U.S. Open

Adams City’s Phoebe Gutierrez had quite the first season in girls wrestling this winter. She won a regional title. She finished second in the state tournament at 100 pounds and earned second-team, all-state recognition from the Colorado High School Activities Association and MaxPreps. There’s more: Gutierrez also earned a spot in the U.S. Open in Las Vegas later this month. more

Lambkins roll over Prairie View with late surge

Fort Collins broke open a close game with five second-half goals and beat Prairie View 6-0 in Brighton April 6. Maria Armatas scored three of the Lambkins’ goals. Ella Lowe added two, and Gemma … more

Eagle Ridge christens soccer stadium

Given the winds that raked Brighton March 31, it was a good thing that crews removed a number of trees from an area near Eagle Ridge Academy’s new on-site soccer field. Representatives from the … more

From shoulder surgery to the baseball diamond

Fort Lupton’s Scotty Sanders can talk about baseball with just about anyone. He can play it, too, from club ball in the summer to high-school ball in the spring. But what may not be visible … more

College wrestling: Gallegos claims title with late rally, pinfall

The road to the 116-pound title at the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships may not have been what former Skyview wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos … more

Photo essay girls soccer: Ravens open season with shutout win

Riverdale Ridge opened the girls soccer season with a 3-0, home-pitch win against Holy Family March 9. Ella Cornelius scored twice for the Ravens. Payton Meineke scored the game's first goal in … more

Boys basketball: Too much defense, too many turnovers end Warriors’ season

DENVER – Eagle Ridge Academy’s boys basketball team ran into a buzzsaw in the semifinals of the state 4A boys basketball tournament March 9. Holy Family used pressure defense, which … more

State 4A boys basketball: Holy Family powers past Eagle Ridge

DENVER -- Holy Family High School beat Eagle Ridge Academy 65-41 at the Denver Coliseum March 9 in the semifinals of the state 4A boys basketball tournament. The win sends the Tigers into … more

Baseball: Ravens ready for another league title run

A year ago, the Riverdale Ridge baseball team won the Longs Peak crown, won 17 of 25 games and advanced to the second round of the state 4A baseball tournament. Coach Ray Garza doesn’t think … more

Shongolo, former ACHS athlete, giving back to area

Former Adams City High School athlete Liban Shongolo had a pretty good prep career. In 2017, he played quarterback for the Eagles, threw for more than 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2018, Shongolo … more

Boys basketball: Adams City squad on serious rebound

It was quite the prep basketball season for the Jones twins. Tim Jones and the Riverdale Ridge girls basketball team made it to the elite 8 this season, a first in program history. Billy Jones … more

Former CHSAA assistant commissioner Borgmann remembered for Rice Krispy treats, service to others

AURORA -- Callie Kryder said the people who attended a celebration of life service for her late father, former Colorado High School Activities assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann, knew him for … more

Boys basketball: Survive and advance for Eagle Ridge

DENVER – Some words came to the mind of Eagle Ridge Academy players and coaches on the floor of the Denver Coliseum March 3. Words like “ragged,” “rugged” and … more

State 4A girls basketball: D'Evelyn outlasts Riverdale Ridge in elite 8

DENVER – Riverdale Ridge’s girls basketball team would love to have a do-over of a three-minute stretch of the fourth quarter against D’Evelyn Junior-Senior High School. The … more

Slight detour for Brighton’s Muniz on way to pro MMA stop

Brighton’s Danthony Muniz still wants to be a professional mixed-martial arts fighter. But until that comes to pass, he’s going to try something new. Submission grappling. His … more

Girls basketball: Riverdale Ridge cruises to elite 8 of state 4A tourney

THORNTON – No.7-seeded Riverdale Ridge made quick work of No. 10 Lamar in the second-round of the Class 4A girls state basketball tournament. The Ravens locked up the Thunder from the … more
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