Gabriel Baumgartner had a very important question for the referee in front of him Feb. 18 at Pepsi Center. At the end of the Class 5A 285 pound state championship match, the Grandview senior had an honesty query: “I just won, right?” A cleary exhausted Baumgartner got the answer that he’d hoped for — a […]
Josh Richardson only took up wrestling because of a bet with a friend, but nobody would have wagered he would be wrestling for a state championship Feb. 18. But there was the Cherokee Trail senior on the floor at Pepsi Center about to take the mat for the 160-pound Class 5A state championship with his singlet on backwards.
As a senior with wrestling not in his future, Tyler Ross left everything he had on the wrestling mat Feb. 18 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Wrestling with a “torn up” knee that had to be encased in a huge pad, Ross made it through three grueling days of competition at the Class 5A state tournament to claim third place at 182 pounds.
In a statement Wednesday, the coroner’s office said 29-year-old Kelly Bly Acosta died from a gunshot wound, and they ruled his death a homicide
DENVER | Individual results for each of the 29 Aurora wrestlers who competed at the Class 5A/4A state wrestling tournament Feb. 16-18, 2017, at the Pepsi Center.
First, Aurora, and all of Colorado, must stand firm against the Trump administration’s misguided demands to use civilian police as immigration agents. It’s dangerous and ineffective. And second, we must push Colorado’s congressional representatives into helping us fight for what’s right and what makes sense: comprehensive immigration reform
“When we came to the United States, in the beginning, it was very hard for us because we didn’t speak English very much,” said Khokolah, who now has the highest GPA at her school. “We didn’t have any friends here. Everyone thought we were crazy because we didn’t speak.”
AURORA | A postseason matchup that took five rounds to make last season needed only one to come to fruition this season as Rangeview and Eaglecrest will again meet in the Class 5A boys state basketball tournament. The Raiders and Raptors met in the semifinals of last season’s state tournament, but the rematch comes in the second round this time as 32nd-seeded Rangeview earned another shot at top-seeded Eaglecrest with a 72-64 home victory over No. 33 Mountain Range Wednesday night.
“They’re having to recall, ‘What was it that they told me in training? What did they tell me to ask?’” said Diane Culverhouse, manager of public safety communications for the city of Aurora.
“We were just sitting there all huddled up together and this guy from Somalia (who) worked at the airport started speaking Somali and was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you guys must be hungry,’” said Ali, a 17-year-old student at Aurora West College Preparatory Academy and Junior Staff at Downtown Aurora Visual Arts. “And he just went and came back, and then got us some fries and talked to my mom and stayed with my mom until we had to go to the airplane, and then come to Denver.”