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Moments after Nathan Farmer split the uprights on a 30-yard field goal to give Ironwood Ridge a 24-21 win against rival Canyon Del Oro, the Nighthawks’ Head Coach Matt Johnson admitted that the better team may not have won the game, but the team that was better on special teams got the win.
They have a solid program and the talent this year to be a playoff team. The question then comes down to whether the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks can get the job done and bring home a state title this year.
This time of year most high school students are looking forward to summer vacation. For football players, this time of year means spring football practice and getting a jumpstart on next season. All of the area high schools have different goals and philosophies for spring ball.
All three of the area boys volleyball teams were eliminated in the first weekend of the state playoffs, with only one team, Ironwood Ridge, advancing to the second round.
The Ironwood Ridge boys volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 win over Pueblo on Tuesday night, further bolstering their playoff position.
After capturing the Division II State Championship last year, the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks will look to rebuild this year, returning only one starter out of 22 spots from the 2012 season.
That combination of leather and hardwood, sweat and manicures ringing throughout Northwest-area high school gyms spells volleyball season.
Christina Solverson likes sweet tea and southern hospitality; now she’ll get plenty of both after inking an athletic scholarship to Auburn University last weekend.
September 7, 2005 - Tucked away in the northeast corner of the Palo Verde High School gymnasium in a dark, secluded enclave rests the girls volleyball team of Ironwood Ridge High School.