The principal objectives of the Nuggets/Avalanche Prep League are:
To use sport to motivate and encourage student athletes to succeed academically.
To provide exemplary leadership to promote the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of students who participate by selecting the best qualified coaches and official’s available.
To provide an environment that will facilitate students to develop good sportsmanship, leadership, and communication skills.
To provide middle school students with an opportunity to participate in a school-organized sports program.
To provide a program that will help students develop fundamental skills in a variety of sports.
To provide a program that will benefit and challenge students who possess potential skills, interests, and capabilities beyond those found in the regular instructional program.
To provide students an opportunity to explore a variety of athletic activities.
News and Events
Prep League Poster and Welcome Newsletter.
2013 All-Prep League Soccer and Baseball Teams Announced
Boys All-Prep League Baseball
Lancers lead DPS Futures in Broncos Bowl
On a cloudy and overcast Friday afternoon the Lincoln Lancer Futures Football team took to the gridiron at Sport Authority Field at Mile High. The event; Broncos Bowl 2013. The opponent: PAL Hawks: The result: Lancers 28, Hawks 0. With wide eyed enthusiasm the players collected in the tunnel below the stadium and waited for their name to be called so that they, like real Broncos players, could run out onto the perfectly manicured field. High-fives were exchanged as the players ran past Broncos Ring of Fame member Billy Thompson and Bronco Alumni Larry Brunson. An experience that is sure to be etched in the minds of the young Lancers.
Broncos Bowl is the brainchild of the Broncos Community Department. Cindy Kellogg, Vice President of Community Development had this to say. “Broncos Bowl has been a proud tradition for the Denver Broncos in their support of youth football for nearly a decade. It started with the primary goal of providing rare cross-league play for youth throughout Colorado as a special season kick off—it remains one of the most significant opportunities the Broncos are able to provide for youth teams throughout the year.”
On the field great effort was put forth by all of the Lancer players. Antonio Trujillo set the tone with several hard-nosed runs in between the tackles. Deon Cde-Baca finished off two drives with long touchdown runs and Donovan Romero found Musa Abdikader in the back of the end zone to give the Lancers an insurmountable lead. The real story was our dominant defensive performance lead by Richard Albright and Raymond Trujillo. The Lancers defense was a wall and didn't allow the Hawks to get passed mid-field the entire game. We are very proud of the effort and character of these Future Lincoln Lancers.
Denver Public Schools Athletics is proud to be partnered with the Denver Broncos in the Future Football program. The Futures Football program was designed to bolster participation numbers in football for Denver Public Schools. The program is heading into their sixth year.
The Hamilton Boys' Baseball Team REPEATED as CHAMPIONS and COMPLETED an UNDEFEATED Season.
Location: John F. Kennedy High School: The Panthers from Martin Luther King Jr. struck quickly in the top of the first inning when Allan Pinon got on base with a single and scored off a double to right-field by Cruz Rodriguez. Rodriguez then scored on a sacrifice fly to put the Panthers ahead 2-0. Starting pitcher for MLK, Bryan Diaz, took the mound in the bottom half of the inning and the Huskies got the bats going quickly too. Dylan Van Sky had a great battle at the plate that he eventually won when he hit a shot down the right-field line for a triple. Connor Side then had an RBI single to knock in the first run for the Huskies. Jake Groth had an RBI double to right-center field and Side scored easily to tie up the game at 2-2. Both starting pitchers then settled in after the first inning and didn't allow any more runs. Hamilton threatened in the bottom of the fourth when relief pitcher, Rodriguez, walked 2 batters and the Huskies were aggressive on the bases to put them in scoring position at second and third.
However, Rodriguez hung in there to strike out two batters and got the
last batter to ground out to second base to end the inning. Hamilton's relief pitcher, Riley Egloff, brought his
"A" game in the top of the 5th by striking out the Panthers in order to retire the side and give the Huskies the
opportunity to win it in the bottom half of the inning. Groth got on base with a lead off single and Travis McCain
then was given a freebie to first base. With runners on first and second, Rodriguez struck out the next batter and
kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Hamilton stayed aggressive on the bases during the next at bat and Groth
stole third base and then scored the winning run on a throwing error to give Huskies the win in dramatic fashion.
The Morey Girls’ Soccer Team CAPTURED Their Second Straight Championship and Finished with an UNDEFEATED Season.
Location: John F. Kennedy High School: The defending champions from Morey were set up with a rematch from last year’s championship game facing a very talented team from Denver Center for International Studies (DCIS). Both teams came out very aggressive and ready to play. The Mustangs from Morey controlled the ball on offense most of the first half until DCIS made a great play to get the ball over midfield to forward, Sophie Clarke, for a breakaway attempt. She dribbled the ball to the right side of the field and struck the ball hard but goalie, Reiley Pond, came out to cut off the angle of the shot to make a great save. The Mustangs continued with a solid offensive attack to eventually set up the winning goal on a penalty kick from a hand ball call late in the first half. Midfielder, Gabby Costain, placed a perfect shot to the right corner of the goal to give Morey the 1-0 lead. DCIS came out attacking on offense to start the second half and apply some pressure on the Mustangs to put up a great fight all the way to the end. Clarke and Nell Salzman led the attack on offense while Cori Wing applied pressure on both ends of the field. However, the play of the game, came late into the game when Morey was trying to score an insurance goal. It looked like it would be an easy attempt on goal when the goalie was pulled away from the net until, centerback, Emily Frazer-Abel, came across the field to get herself into position and make a spectacular play to keep DCIS in the game. Morey was just as tough to deny DCIS the victory led by a core group of 8th graders who have played together for three years; Anna Renkert, Molly Cunningham, Natalie Crase, Lindsey Stoetzer, Addy Ptacek, Izzy Ray and Coco Hindlemann.
DPS Prep League Receives $100K from Kroenke Sports Charities
|Doug Fulton was on hand to present a check for $100K to Superintendent Tom Boasberg and Athletic Director John Andrew.|
Kroenke Sports Charities, sponsors of the DPS Prep League, presented Superintendent Tom Boasberg and Director of MS Athletics John Andrew a check for $100,000 on March 15th. The check presentation was given at half-time of the Nuggets vs. Grizzlies game. The Nuggets game was “DPS Night” and was well attended by many kids, teachers, administrators and staff from DPS.
As Deb Dowling Canino, Vice President Kroenke Sports Enterprises expressed: Prep League is an example of using sports competition at its most altruistic level. Because participation in Prep League requires outstanding attendance, citizenship and academic performances – this program achieves so many rewards beyond the final scores. Kroenke Sports Charities is proud to be a Founding Partner with Denver Public Schools Athletics in creating an environment which blends and encourages both academic and athletic excellence.