AURORA - The Northglenn girls swim team went out with a bang this past weekend.
The team, which was made of swimmers from both Northglenn and Thornton high school, finished second at the East Metro Athletic Conference League meet with 463 points. Brighton took first with 653 points, while the Westminster-Skyview squad finished seventh with 130.5.
Northglenn’s Talia Passarelli took first in both the 50 and 100 free. She took first in the 50 with a state-qualifying time of 26.63 seconds, which set a conference record. She had a state-cut time of 1 minute to win the 100 free.
Northglenn also took second in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.
POMONA STILL NO. 1: Pomona wrestling team continues to hold the top spot in the 5A.
The Panthers have three wrestlers that are ranked on the top of their weight class, including Travis Torres (112 pounds), Raymond Robledo (132) and Archie Colgan (160). They also have Josh Rosales (120) ranked No. 2, while Austin Marvel and Ethan Wright (152) are No. 3.
Mountain Range is ranked No. 8, while Randy Boerner still holds the top spot at 152, while his teammate Jorge Rodriguez is No. 3 at 285.
Horizon’s Anthony Cortez is ranked No. 3 at 106 pounds, followed by Northglenn’s Rocky Nava. Legacy’s Ryan Deakin is ranked No. 6.
Conner Casady (160) is ranked No. 3, while his teammate Skyler McWee (220) is third. Horizon’s David Chitwood is ranked No. 4 at 170.
Holy Family is No. 6 in 3A, while Joseph Prieto (126) is ranked No. 2 and Julian Prieto (120) is No. 3.
FRL WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP: Cortez, Boerner, Casady and McWee all won individual titles at the FRL wrestling championship on Saturday.
Horizon’s Matt Emerson (145) finished second, while his teammates Austin Gonzales (152) and Xavier Boccadoro were fourth. Ryan Deakin and Donovan Cogil (113) placed third for Legacy, while Mountain Range’s Patrick Romero (145), Joel Greer (160) and Jorge Rodriguez (285) also finished third. Logan Lyons (285) also placed fourth for the Lightning.
Mountain Range was fourth with 107.5 points, followed by Legacy with 99 and Horizon with 81.5.
HOLY FAMILY TAKES OVER TOP SPOT: The Tigers’ girls basketball squad recent success has helped them overtake the top spot in Denver Post’s 3A rankings.
Holy Family are in the midst of a five-game winning streak and are 12-4 overall and 5-1 in the Metropolitan League.
GATORS FALL TO SKIERS: The Standley Lake hockey team had its three-game winning streak come to an end on Friday.
The Gators fell behind by two goals in the opening period and never recovered, falling 4-1 to Aspen.
Mitch McEwan scored the lone goal for Standley Lake (9-4-2 overall, 7-2-2 Foothills League).
On Saturday, the Gators skated to a 5-5 tie with Battle Mountain. McEwan, Chris Huitt, Jeff Moffat, Cody Victor and Dalton Linkus each scored in the game. Connor Watkins had three assists.