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Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Brighton boxer Jarabek wins one title, aims for one more
    BRIGHTON — The Golden Gloves state championship belt isn’t far from Brighton’s Jonny Jarabek as he begins a nightly training session at Strictly Boxing downtown. The 141-pound Brighton High School senior also makes it clear he wants another championship before the end of the spring.  Jarabek will be an unopposed champion in the regional round, set for April 18 in Denver. That qualified him for the national tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., starting May 11.
  • California state hockey tourney title comes to Brighton
    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — Two Overland Trail Middle School athletes spent their Presidents Day weekend in San Diego, winning the California State Winter Pee Wee A youth hockey tournament. 
  • Pickleball's popularity on the rise
    Cameron Duval, Sports Correspondent  
  • Regional wrestling tourney starts Feb. 13
    WESTMINSTER -- Not only are Brighton and Prairie View high schools city rivals, they will be in the same regional wrestling tournament at Westminster High School. It starts Feb. 13. The two-day, class 5A Region 3 tourney will determine qualifiers for the state 5A wrestling tournament that starts next week at Pepsi Center in Denver. The top four qualifiers in each weight class advance. That list could include winners of challenge matches between fourth- and fifth-place winners, provided they have not competed during the tournament.
  • Naeb, Brighton native drag racer, dies at 80
    DeLoy “Dutch” Naeb, who was born in Brighton and was a championship drag racer, died in New Mexico at the age of 80. Naeb was born Feb. 8, 1934, and lived in Brighton until he joined the Navy in 1951. His interest in stock-car racing began in Denver. He owned several word records. In 1966, he drove his Corvette, “The Pooch: to the NHRA Street Eliminator world championship in Tulsa, Okla.