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Community Sports

  • Summer tennis gets under way
    Those interested in taking tennis lessons or playing Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics tennis this summer can sign up at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave. The lessons are available mornings and evenings. The CARA program includes a full summer program of lessons and matches.
  • Little wranglers at Little Britches Rodeo
  • Volleyball camp starts June 9
    Varsity Athlete is sponsoring two, three-day sessions in the northern metropolitan area this summer.             The first is June 9 to 11 at Rocky top Middle School, 14150 York St., Thornton. The coaches are Terry Gamble of Jacksonville (Ala.) State University, University of Louisiana-Monroe boss Patrick Hiltz, coach Chrissy Elder from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and Jen Gomez, the coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
  • Little Britches Rodeo returns to AdCo Fairgrounds
    BRIGHTON -- The seventh annual Little Britches Rodeo takes over the Adams County Fairgrounds this weekend. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 30, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 31. Contestants from 5 to 18 come from the state of Colorado and from out of state as well. They travel each weekend to compete for points and, perhaps, a spot in the Natioonal Little Britches Rodeo in July. There's also a cash payout for the top contestants in each event.
  • Brighton's Jarabek prepares for national Golden Gloves tournament
    BRIGHTON — Brighton boxer Jonny Jarabek has a spot in the national Golden Gloves boxing tournament finals in Las Vegas, Nev., starting May 11. He knows it’s a single-elimination tournament. But he doesn’t know who his opponent will be. And he won’t until weigh-ins the day before the competition begins. And he’s OK with that.
  • MMA: A win for Sinn at Invicta 12
    KANSAS CITY, MO -- Brighton's Shannon Sinn won her grudge match against Maureen Riordon April 24 at INvicta 12. Sinn won by unanimous decision.  Sinn, a Brighton High School grad, was making her Invicta debut. Sinn and Riordon were teammates at one time, but there was also a lot of animosity between the pair.  
  • Shannon Sinn gears up for grudge match at Invicta 12
      Luke Henderson Sports correspondent   BRIGHTON — Brighton native Shannon Sinn is set to make her Invicta Fighting Championships return April 24 in Kansas City, Mo., when she faces fellow Colorado resident Maureen Riordon. The two women are former teammates with a great deal of animosity between them.
  • Former Brighton swimmer joins CU for conference title
    ATLANTA — The University of Colorado swimming club won the East Coast Collegiate Swim and Dive Club national championships at the Georgia Tech pool. Somewhere in the middle of the competition was former Brighton swimmer Grant Shibao. Shibao graduated from BHS in 2013. 
  • Former Brighton coach among honorees at state wrestling banquet
    FORT LUPTON — The Colorado chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of fame is to present former Fort Lupton and Brighton high school wrestling coach Tom Cortez with the Dave De Giacomo Award during its honors banquet May 9 in Colorado Springs. De Giacomo started the local chapter of the wrestling hall of fame. He died two years ago.
  • Former Brighton coach among honorees at state wrestling banquet
    FORT LUPTON — The Colorado chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of fame is to present former Fort Lupton and Brighton high school wrestling coach Tom Cortez with the Dave De Giacomo Award during its honors banquet May 9 in Colorado Springs. De Giacomo started the local chapter of the wrestling hall of fame. He died two years ago.