http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en Victory shower? http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/victory-shower <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_web_pvbaseball_042817.jpg" alt="Despite outward appearances, this is not a victory shower for Prairie View&#039;s baseball team after its 13-3, six-inning winning against Aurora Central April 27. Nick Hackney tries to corral one of the sprinklers behind home plate after the field&#039;s sprinklers came on as the T-Hawks were grooming the field. The win was PVHS&#039; fourth in a row." title="Despite outward appearances, this is not a victory shower for Prairie View&#039;s baseball team after its 13-3, six-inning winning against Aurora Central April 27. Nick Hackney tries to corral one of the sprinklers behind home plate after the field&#039;s sprinklers came on as the T-Hawks were grooming the field. The win was PVHS&#039; fourth in a row." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /> Hitting the links http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/hitting-links <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5379.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Mataya Wilson offers this reaction to her tee shot on the third hole at Fitzsimons Golf Course in Aurora April 25." title="Brighton&#039;s Mataya Wilson offers this reaction to her tee shot on the third hole at Fitzsimons Golf Course in Aurora April 25." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> AURORA -- Brighton&#39;s Mataya Wilson was the area&#39;s medalist at the second Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf tournament April 25 at Fitzsimons Golf Course.</p> <p> She finished with a 20-over par 91, which put her in seventh place in the field. Elsewhere, BHS&#39; Hailey Radmann fired a 26-over par 97 to take 14th place. Shelisa Derr wound up 19th in the tournament. She carded a 31-over par 102.</p> Changing of the guard at the top of CHSAA http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/changing-guard-top-chsaa <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_angelico_042617.jpg" alt="Outgoing commissioner Paul Angelico" title="Outgoing commissioner Paul Angelico" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">AURORA &ndash;</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;"> It was his last chance to speak before the Colorado High School Activities Association&rsquo;s legislative council.</span></p> CHSAA OKs mercy rule for prep basketball http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/chsaa-oks-mercy-rule-prep-basketball <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_odonnell_042617.jpg" alt="CHSAA basketball committee chairman Sean O&#039;Donnell" title="CHSAA basketball committee chairman Sean O&#039;Donnell" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">AURORA &ndash;</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;"> The Colorado High School Activities Association&rsquo;s legislative council approved a mercy rule for all levels of prep basketball April 20 and didn&rsquo;t approve a change in RPI balance for basketball teams.</span></p> Tennis rivalry goes Brighton's way http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/tennis-rivalry-goes-brightons-way <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhstennis3_042617_0.jpg" alt="Kristen Torres, Brighton&#039;s No. 3 singles player, turned back Becky Hefty 6-1, 6-0 of Prairie View April 18." title="Kristen Torres, Brighton&#039;s No. 3 singles player, turned back Becky Hefty 6-1, 6-0 of Prairie View April 18." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Brighton nipped Prairie View 4-3 in the city&#39;s annual girls tennis rivalry match at PVHS April 18.</p> <p> Kiara Kovach (No. 1 singles), Chandler Ritchey (No. 2 singles), Kristen Torres (No. 3 singles) and the No. 2 doubles team of Salma Santillan and Ayaka Hayashi won their matches for BHS.</p> Former BHS boys basketball coach retires http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/former-bhs-boys-basketball-coach-retires <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dan_lliteras_0.jpg" alt="Former Brighton High School boys basketball coach Dan Lliteras was among 15 teachers, coaches and administrators who are retiring this year. The Colorado High School Activities Association&#039;s legislative council saluted Lliteras and the others during its spring meeting April 20 in Aurora. Lliteras will be the athletic director at Aurora Central High School for a few more weeks." title="Former Brighton High School boys basketball coach Dan Lliteras was among 15 teachers, coaches and administrators who are retiring this year. The Colorado High School Activities Association&#039;s legislative council saluted Lliteras and the others during its spring meeting April 20 in Aurora. Lliteras will be the athletic director at Aurora Central High School for a few more weeks." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /> Girls soccer: A perfect 10 for Prairie View http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/girls-soccer-perfect-10-prairie-view <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5072.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Cameron Nichols maneuvers her way around the defense of Brighton&#039;s Fabiola Estrada April 18 in Brighton./" title="Prairie View&#039;s Cameron Nichols maneuvers her way around the defense of Brighton&#039;s Fabiola Estrada April 18 in Brighton./" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Prairie View scored twice in the second half to beat rival Brighton 3-2 April 18 and remain unbeaten two-thirds of the way through the season.</p> <p> PVHS improves to 10-0, 6-0 in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference. BHS slips to 5-5, 4-2 in the EMAC.</p> <p> Alycia Vigil scored twice for PVHS. Nicole Mack added the other goal. BHS&#39; goals came from Hannah Chevren and Rachel Polliard.</p> ThunderHawks stay undefeated, keep rolling in girls soccer http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/thunderhawks-stay-undefeated-keep-rolling-girls-soccer <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_pvsoccer_001_041917.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Alycia Vigil fights for a ball during Thursday’s contest against Thornton. " title="Prairie View’s Alycia Vigil fights for a ball during Thursday’s contest against Thornton. " align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b>Jonathan Maness</b></p> <p class="p2"> <b><i>Sports Correspondent</i></b></p> <p class="p3"> <b>HENDERSON&ndash;</b> The Prairie View girls are becoming a force to be reckoned with on the soccer field.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> Through the first month of the season the Thunderhawks not only have a perfect record, but they have outscored their opponents 52-1 with the lone goal coming in the season opener.&nbsp;</p>