http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en Brighton Turkey Trot results listed http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-turkey-trot-results-listed <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/turkey_trot_002a.jpg" alt="Lori Walker of Henderson crosses the finish line at the Brighton Recreation Center on Saturday following her completion of the 30th annual Turkey Trot. Walker finished first among all women with a time of 18:07." title="Lori Walker of Henderson crosses the finish line at the Brighton Recreation Center on Saturday following her completion of the 30th annual Turkey Trot. Walker finished first among all women with a time of 18:07." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong> Here are the results of this year&#39;s Brighton Turkey Trot. The race was Nov. 22 at the Brighton Recreation Center.</p> <p> More than 800 runners and 600 walkers participated.</p> <p> 5K run</p> <p> Men</p> Longtime Brighton coach, teacher Barb Jacobson inducted into CCGS Hall of Fame http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/longtime-brighton-coach-teacher-barb-jacobson-inducted-ccgs-hall-fame <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_jacobsonawardb_112414.jpg" alt="Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Barb Jacobson, right, with former athletes Roberta Thimmig (class of 1973), center, and Millie Birrenbach (class of 1975), left." title="Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Barb Jacobson, right, with former athletes Roberta Thimmig (class of 1973), center, and Millie Birrenbach (class of 1975), left." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Barb Jacobson, a long-time Brighton High School teacher and coach, recently was inducted into the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports Hall of Fame, thanks to her work to help create state-sanctioned high school girls&rsquo; athletic activities.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Jacobson was honored Nov. 15 as the 2014 CCGS Hall of Fame inductee during a ceremony at the Double Tree Hotel in Westminster.</span></p> Longtime Brighton coach, teacher Barb Jacobson inducted into CCGS Hall of Fame http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/longtime-brighton-coach-teacher-barb-jacobson-inducted-ccgs-hall-fame <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_jacobsonawardb_112414.jpg" alt="Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Barb Jacobson, right, with former athletes Roberta Thimmig (class of 1973), center, and Millie Birrenbach (class of 1975), left." title="Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Barb Jacobson, right, with former athletes Roberta Thimmig (class of 1973), center, and Millie Birrenbach (class of 1975), left." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Barb Jacobson, a long-time Brighton High School teacher and coach, recently was inducted into the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports Hall of Fame, thanks to her work to help create state-sanctioned high school girls&rsquo; athletic activities.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Jacobson was honored Nov. 15 as the 2014 CCGS Hall of Fame inductee during a ceremony at the Double Tree Hotel in Westminster.</span></p> Heinz won't let health problems slow him down just yet http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/heinz-wont-let-health-problems-slow-him-down-just-yet <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_heinz1_111814.jpg" alt="Eric Heinz, left, chats with Brighton High School wrestling coach Tom Wagner about the course of action for Brighton&#039;s youth program drills Nov. 11." title="Eric Heinz, left, chats with Brighton High School wrestling coach Tom Wagner about the course of action for Brighton&#039;s youth program drills Nov. 11." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span>T</span><span>here&rsquo;s that ever-present smile on Eric Heinz&rsquo;s face as he saunters into the cafeteria at Bromley East Charter School.</span></p> <p> <span>It&rsquo;s the smile that comes from self-knowledge that he&rsquo;s &ldquo;in his element&rdquo; as a physical education teacher and youth wrestling coach, the sorts of jobs where he can make an impact on students at the school.</span></p> <p> <span>But if you look carefully, you&rsquo;ll see there&rsquo;s something wrong.</span></p> Heinz won't let health problems slow him down just yet http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/heinz-wont-let-health-problems-slow-him-down-just-yet <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_heinz1_111814.jpg" alt="Eric Heinz, left, chats with Brighton High School wrestling coach Tom Wagner about the course of action for Brighton&#039;s youth program drills Nov. 11." title="Eric Heinz, left, chats with Brighton High School wrestling coach Tom Wagner about the course of action for Brighton&#039;s youth program drills Nov. 11." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span>T</span><span>here&rsquo;s that ever-present smile on Eric Heinz&rsquo;s face as he saunters into the cafeteria at Bromley East Charter School.</span></p> <p> <span>It&rsquo;s the smile that comes from self-knowledge that he&rsquo;s &ldquo;in his element&rdquo; as a physical education teacher and youth wrestling coach, the sorts of jobs where he can make an impact on students at the school.</span></p> <p> <span>But if you look carefully, you&rsquo;ll see there&rsquo;s something wrong.</span></p> Swackenberg joins Fort Lewis for collegiate volleyball http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/swackenberg-joins-fort-lewis-collegiate-volleyball <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhslettersigning_111914.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Kendra Swackenberg, left, signs her college volleyball letter of intent to attend Fort Lewis College. At right, Kayla Michel puts her signature on a letter of intent to play college softball at Chadron (Neb.) State. Both athletes want to major in elementary education." title="Brighton&#039;s Kendra Swackenberg, left, signs her college volleyball letter of intent to attend Fort Lewis College. At right, Kayla Michel puts her signature on a letter of intent to play college softball at Chadron (Neb.) State. Both athletes want to major in elementary education." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> For Kendra Swackenberg, it was a case of putting some icing on the cake.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">She verbally committed to Fort Lewis College in Durango seven months ago. She made it official Nov. 17 when she signed her volleyball letter of intent in the BHS library.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Aside from more volleyball in her future, Swackenberg wants to be a teacher.</span></p> Swackenberg joins Fort Lewis for collegiate volleyball http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/swackenberg-joins-fort-lewis-collegiate-volleyball <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhslettersigning_111914.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Kendra Swackenberg, left, signs her college volleyball letter of intent to attend Fort Lewis College. At right, Kayla Michel puts her signature on a letter of intent to play college softball at Chadron (Neb.) State. Both athletes want to major in elementary education." title="Brighton&#039;s Kendra Swackenberg, left, signs her college volleyball letter of intent to attend Fort Lewis College. At right, Kayla Michel puts her signature on a letter of intent to play college softball at Chadron (Neb.) State. Both athletes want to major in elementary education." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> For Kendra Swackenberg, it was a case of putting some icing on the cake.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">She verbally committed to Fort Lewis College in Durango seven months ago. She made it official Nov. 17 when she signed her volleyball letter of intent in the BHS library.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Aside from more volleyball in her future, Swackenberg wants to be a teacher.</span></p> Michel heads for college softball in the Nebraska panhandle http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/michel-heads-college-softball-nebraska-panhandle <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_lettersigning2_111914.jpg" alt="From left, Kendra Swackenberg (Fort Lewis), Kayla Michel (Chadron State) and Conner Reynolds (baseball) get ready to sign their college letters of intent Nov. 17 at Brighton High School." title="From left, Kendra Swackenberg (Fort Lewis), Kayla Michel (Chadron State) and Conner Reynolds (baseball) get ready to sign their college letters of intent Nov. 17 at Brighton High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> There&rsquo;s something about helping young children that appeals to Brighton&rsquo;s Kayla Michel.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BHS&rsquo; catcher and all-state softball selection made her choice to enroll and continue playing softball at Chadron (Neb.) State College Nov. 17. She was part of a three-way letter-signing program in the school&rsquo;s library.</span></p>