Northglenn Judo Club wins championship
NORTHGLENN — Northglenn Judo Club took first at the 45th annual Northglenn Judo Championships on March 30.
Northglenn had 11 members that placed first and scored 106 points to win the national-level event.
Denver Judo Club took second, and Colorado Springs was third.
The event featured nearly 190 athletes from nine states.
Taking first for Northglenn were Katie Nguyen, Cordey Mallo, Henry Matheson, Elliot McNeave, Danniel Gonzales, Calvin Nguyen, Katsumi Hayashi, Sofia Mani, Andrew Lass, Justen Otaka and Ian Cheatum.
Mani and Otaka each earned two first place trophies. Mani took first in the women’s 63kg, and also the women’s open. While Otaka took first in the men’s +100kg and men’s grand championship.
Holy Family’s Pete Villecco was chosen the Class 3A Metro League boys Coach of the Year.
Tigers’ junior David Sommers made the Metro League first team, while Ryan Willis was chosen to the second team. Jarron Sprenger was honorable mention for Holy Family.
Pomona’s Archie Colgan was chosen to the All-Colorado wrestling team.
Colgan won state at 152 pounds and finished the season with a 39-4 overall record.
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Many of the area baseball teams went to Arizona over Spring Break to compete in tournaments.
Mountain Range competed in the Greenway Festival Tournament, where the Mustangs dropped all four of their games — two by only one run.
Senior Matt Maestas went 4 for 11 at the tournament, hitting a triple, home run and driving in six runs.
Northglenn competed in the Big League Dugout, dropping all three of its games.
Legacy competed in the Vero Beach Sports Village in Florida, going 2-2 in the tournament.
Standley Lake went 1-3 against its opponents in Arizona. The Gators lone win came in a 14-5 victory over Tempe City.
Alec Jarhman led the way in the win, going 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs.
Former Northglenn lacrosse star Dalton Madsen was named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week.
Madsen, who is a senior for Trine University, scored eight goals and added five assists for 13 points - leading the Thunder to two nonconference victories.
Madsen also picked up 11 groundballs and caused two turnovers for the week.