State 5A wrestling
DENVER -- Adams City's Levi Deaguero becomes the latest in his family to capture a state wrestling championship.
Deaguero won the 145-pound title at the class 5A state tournament tonight by a score of 3-2 over Ponderosa's Tyler Eise. It was the closest match for Deaguero in the three-day tournament. Deaguero (38-1) pinned Columbine's Will Schrader, Grand Junction's Able Martinez and Grandview's Sonny Quintana in a combined time of 6:11.
Jace Long wound up third at 132 pounds. He won his first two matches, including a tough, 1-0 decision over Austin Eudaly of Arvada West in the quarterfinals. After a semifinal round loss to Elijah Olguin of Pomona, Long beat Payton Harris of Ponderosa 5-0 and pinned Mountin Range's Kyle Lewis in 44 seconds of the third-place match.
Daniel Long took third at 170 pounds. Long (33-14) split his first two matches, then lost to Roman Cruz of Pomona in the semifinals. After that, Long earned a major, 8-0 decision against True Tobiasson and a 4-0 decision over Grandview's Josh Allen.
Maximus Gutierrez took fourth at 138 pounds. Gutierrez (37-10) split his first two matches, then had to win three in a row in the consolation bracket to have a chance to place. Two of those wins were by pinfall. Pomona's Vincent Cabral beat Gutierrez 6-4 in overtime in the third-place match.
Seth Deaguero (21-7) was fifth at 152 pounds. Like Gutierrez, Deaguero split his first two matches. Deaguero won back-to-back matches in the consolation bracket, including a 7-5, overtime win against Legacy's Blake Swearingen in the third round of the bracket.
Nicholas Vasquez (27-14) did not plae at 106 pounds. He split his two matches. The wins came in the first round against Poudre's Ty Reeves and against Prairie View's Nolan Peterson in the second round of the consolation bracket. The losses were to Declan Street of Chaparral in the quarterfinals and to Isaiah Sisneros of Lakewood in the third round of consolations.
Tyson Moffitt, the Eagles' 170-pounder, did not place. Moffitt (30-8) split his four matches. The wins were in the consolation bracket against Miles Brugger of Northglenn and Zack Zuniga of Thornton.
Johnthon Le Blanc (15-17) won once in three tries at 120 pounds. His win was in the first round of consolations against Hugo Barrios of Denver East. Cesar Garcia, Adams City's 182-pounder, won once in three tries. Garcia (22-17) beat Jaden Valdiris of Chaparral in the first round of consolation matches. Micah Ortiz made to the third round of 285-pound consolation matches before bowing out. Ortiz (22-14) picked up wins against Nate Gaye of Cherokee Trail and Cristian Paez of Poudre.
Adams City's basketball games against Westminster's were postponed Feb. 16 because of bad weather.
John F. Kennedy just did get past Adams City 43-40 in Commerce City Feb. 18. No stats were available for either team.
Adams City wrapped up the regular season with a 64-62 win at John F. Kennedy High School Feb. 18. No stats were avialable.
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