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Community Sports

  • Youth wrestling
    Brighton’s Kenny Sailas was the Youth1.com wrestler of the week last week. Sailas, who goes to Bromley East Charter School, swept through the 85-pound weight class at the Big Horn Nationals in Loveland. Three of his four victories were by pinfall. The fourth win was a shutout.  Sailas also won the Freakshow Championship in Las Vegas, Nev.  
  • Turkey Trot set for Nov. 19
    Brighton's 32nd annual Turkey Trot steps off at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Brighton Recreation Center. It's a 5K walk/run and serves as a qualifying race for next spring's Bolder Boulder. Early bird fees ae $30 for adults and $20 for youths and seniors. Race-day fees are $33 for adults and $25 for youths and seniors. The fee includes a T-shirt, breakfast and entry for prize drawings.
  • Rec center fall registration starts Aug. 25
    Brighton Recreation Center opens registration for fall programs Thursday, Aug. 25.
  • Rec center maintenance starts Sept. 12
    The Brighton Recreation Center will close for maintenance from Sept. 12 to Sept. 25. It’s set to reopen at 5:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26.
  • Mixed martial arts
    DENVER – Brighton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Eric Sainz used a triangle choke to beat Dane Millerhaas Aug. 13. It was Sainz’s second win as a professional. His first win came earlier this summer. The fight was part of a fundraiser for cancer research at Children’s  Hospital in Aurora.  The event raised $70,000.  
  • Ortiz wins BJJ match by submission
    Luke Henderson  Sports correspondent DENVER – Brighton’s Daymar Ortiz won his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match against Matt Sierra July 15 by choke submission in Denver at the National Western Complex.  Going into the match, Ortiz faced a difficult weight cut.  “It was one of the toughest I’ve ever done, a lot of weight to cut but I did it,” Ortiz said. 
  • Five Star Volleyball tryouts July 6, 9 at Brighton HS
    Tryouts for the 2016-2017 Five Star Volleyball Club are set for July 6 and 9 at Brighton High School. Sessions for 12- to 14-year-olds run from 4 to 6 p.m. each day. The tryouts for 15- to 18-year-olds last from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. Call 720-280-7361 with questions.
  • Run for Ricky Aug. 28
    Run for Ricky, a benefit for former Brighton police officer Ricky Kullerstrand, is set for 8 a.m., Aug. 28, at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave. Proceeds from the run benefit Kullerstrand, who was forced into early retirement because of multiple sclerosis. 
  • Bike Brighton July 19
    The next Bike Brighton ride is set for 6:30 p.m., July 19, on the south side of City Hall in Carmichael Park, 600 S. Fourth Ave. All levels are welcome. The rides take place every full moo from April through October. Organizers suggest bringing a helmet, water, bug spray and lights on these rides. Visit www.brightonco.gov/bikebrighton   for details.  
  • Volley-Rendezvous July 10
    The next Five Star Volleyball Club Volley-Rendezvous is set for July 10 at Colorado Park (on Miller Avenue south of state Highway 7). Adult co-ed and junior divisions are available. It’s open to those ages 12 and over.  Email hollyteryn@gmail.com with questions.