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Community Sports

  • Academic all-conference
    Former Prairie View softball player Karissa Cardenas earned a spot on the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic conference spring all-academic team. She played for Webster University. Her school picked up 37 members on the team, tops in the conference.  
  • Youth track results
    The city of Brighton and the Brighton Kiwanis Club co-sponsored an all-comer track meet at Brighton High School earlier this month. Organizers said the turnout was “great.” It was open to participants 3 years of age and older. Here’s the list of first-place finishers:   50m Dash Girls 7- and 8-year-olds: Aileen T., 7.32 seconds
  • Sign up for Brighton youth wrestling
    Registration for this summer's youth wrestling program in Brighton starts Monday, March 13, at Brighton High School. The workouts begin April 3 and continue through Aug. 3. Those 8 years of age and younger practice from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., while those 9 and older practice from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The fee is $50 per month or $250 total. There's a $50 discount for paying in full. The first monthly fee is due at registration. Email  eheinz@bromleyeastcs.org with questions.
  • Brighton resident Brian Shaw captures Arnold Strongman title
    Fort Lupton native Brian Shaw added another strongman title to his resumé over the weekend. Shaw won the 2017 Arnold Strongman Classic championship in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 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.