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Community Sports

  • Colorado Venom softball team fundraiser
    The Colorado Venom 12U softball team teamed up with Arc Thrift Stores for a weeklong fundraiser. The stores will make a contribution to the team in exchange for gently used clothing and household items. For each filled truck of donations, Arc will donate $1,000 to the team. The fundraising drive goes from Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 2, at the new King Soopers store, 100 N. 50th Ave., Brighton. Email hollyteryn@gmail.com with questions.
  • Volleyball: Rivalry, conference title on the line Oct. 23
    BRIGHTON -- It's just the rivalry volleyball match between Brighton and Prairie View (6:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in the ThunderHawks' gym) with some extra spice thrown in. Prairie View is the only undefeated team left in the conference. Brighton and Rangeview are a game behind at 7-1. The winner of the conference title gets an automatic berth into the regional tournament next weekend. If Brighton can beat Prairie View and Rangeview defeats Gateway, that will forge a three-way tie for the conference crown.
  • Volleyball: Brighton rolls past Norse
    BRIGHTON -- Brighton High School's volleyball team had an easy time of it with Northglenn Oct. 9. The Bulldogs cruised to a 25-8, 25-5, 25-3 over the Norse. Brittany Burger and Victoria Bickford had Northglenn's only kills in the match. Kiara Czubatiuk had her team's only block at the net. No stats were available for BHS.
  • Cross country: Mordecai, Green, Langer, Taylor take top 10 finishes at EMAC league meet
    AURORA -- Brighton's Dan Mordecai and Prairie View's Joseph Langer slogged through a wet track to finish second and seventh, respectively, in the boys race of the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference league meet at Aurora Sports Park Oct. 9. Mordecai finished in a time of 16:27. Langer finished the race in a time of 17:53. Officials delayed the start of the race by 20 minutes because of heavy rain. The race was run in a steady rain but not as severe as what caused the delay.
  • Annual Turtle Trek winners named
    BRIGHTON — The third annual 2014 Turtle Trek 15K & 5K, held Sept. 20 to benefit the Richard Lambert Foundation Family Grief & Healing Center, raised $16,000 to provide grief support & counseling to community members. In addition, the Richard Lambert Foundation will make a donation to Hope House of Colorado to help support their program for teen moms. 
  • Basketball tryouts Oct. 5
                Brighton High School’s feeder basketball team tryouts are from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 5, at BHS. Email ddoehler@sd27j.org with questions.             
  • Cat Zingano wins at UFC 178, earns title shot
        Luke Henderson Contributing writer   Women’s mixed martial arts fighter Cat Zingano of Brighton won her Ultimate Fighting Championship 178 match Saturday night against Amanda Nunes in the third round via a technical knockout.
  • Football: Prairie View rolls over Thornton
    THORNTON -- Prairie View stayed undefeated in Flatirons League play with a 41-2 pasting of Thornton High School at Five Star Stadium Sept. 26. No stats were available for the ThunderHawks. THS quarterback Judge Mueller was 8-for-16 for 68 yards. Rodrigo Delgado gained a team-high 29 yards on the ground. Prairie View travels to Westminster for another conference match. It starts at 7 p.m., Oct. 3. The Wolves wore down Brighton High School and beat the Bulldogs 26-16 Sept. 26.
  • Sinn signs on with Invicta Fighting Championships
        Luke Henderson Contributing writer             Brighton’s Shannon Sinn signed a contract with Invicta FC, an all-female mixed Martial Arts promotion that found recent acclaim due to broadcast and ‘feeder-league’ partnerships with the UFC.
  • Softball: Brighton beats Grandview in the eighth inning
    BRIGHTON -- Brighton's Kayla Michel picked a good time for the first walk-off, grand slam of her career. It came with two out in the last of the eighth inning Sept. 13 against Grandview to give the Bulldogs a 6-2, come-from-behind win. "I'm very happy. I've never done that before," Michel said. "I've come close. I had a chance against Columbine (BHS' loss of the season so far), and I missed it. I knew I had to get a base hit." The pitch was outside.