http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en Brighton rides wave of magical summer baseball season http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-rides-wave-magical-summer-baseball-season <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhsbaseball1_073014.jpg" alt="It&#039;s a tradition. When you win a championship, such as Brighton&#039;s title in the 17U Connie Mack state tournament, you get into a dog pile, as these players did July 20 in Colorado Springs." title="It&#039;s a tradition. When you win a championship, such as Brighton&#039;s title in the 17U Connie Mack state tournament, you get into a dog pile, as these players did July 20 in Colorado Springs." align="left" hspace="6" width="135" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Brighton baseball coach Ray Garza wasn&rsquo;t sure what to make of his squad this summer.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s3">Eleven players graduated between the end of the spring season and the start of the summer campaign. Only two varsity players&nbsp; &ndash; Seth Armentrout and Brandon Pettinger &ndash; were on the squad when the spring season ended.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Doubling up on state baseball titles http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/doubling-state-baseball-titles <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_15u_073014_0.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s 17U baseball team wasn&#039;t the only champion squad this summer. Brighton&#039;s 15U team captured its Connie Mac state championship and the Legion C state crown. Brighton beat Monarch 11-1 July 27. The squad gathers at home plate for a team picture after the Connie Mac title. From left are Isaac Richmeier, Dylon Kroll, Javier Saenz, Logan Dent, Isaac Bugarin, Matt Lockwood, holding Brandon Botello, Juan Gomez, Frank Musgrave, Jess Pratt, holding Nick Lundeen, Guerin Szafraniec, Eric LaRue, Foster Gifford Wes Swink and Andrew Bugarin. Not pictured are coach John Bugarin, coach Andy Botello and coach Javier Saenz." title="Brighton&#039;s 17U baseball team wasn&#039;t the only champion squad this summer. Brighton&#039;s 15U team captured its Connie Mac state championship and the Legion C state crown. Brighton beat Monarch 11-1 July 27. The squad gathers at home plate for a team picture after the Connie Mac title. From left are Isaac Richmeier, Dylon Kroll, Javier Saenz, Logan Dent, Isaac Bugarin, Matt Lockwood, holding Brandon Botello, Juan Gomez, Frank Musgrave, Jess Pratt, holding Nick Lundeen, Guerin Szafraniec, Eric LaRue, Foster Gifford Wes Swink and Andrew Bugarin. Not pictured are coach John Bugarin, coach Andy Botello and coach Javier Saenz." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /> Track and field team comes together for teammate with orange shoelaces http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/track-and-field-team-comes-together-teammate-orange-shoelaces <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_miggy1_072314.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Miggy Martinez" title="Brighton&#039;s Miggy Martinez" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Katelyn Clark-Martin</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Contributing writer</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s2"><b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Miggy Martinez has dealt with his mother&rsquo;s journey living with multiple sclerosis for about nine years. Each year, Martinez joins his family in an awareness walk for M.S.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p4"> &nbsp;</p> Sinn goes down to decision http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/sinn-goes-down-decision <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shannon_sinn_0.jpg" alt="Shannon Sinn" title="Shannon Sinn" align="left" hspace="6" width="46" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:Helvetica">Luke Henderson</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <strong><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:Helvetica">Contributing writer</span></strong><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:Helvetica"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:Helvetica">&nbsp;<!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></span></p> Garcia soaks in Australian wrestling trip http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/garcia-soaks-australian-wrestling-trip <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_staterassleround1_garciabhs_022614_1.jpg" alt="Brighton’s 113-pound wrestler Jared Garcia looks for the pin against Palmer’s Jostyn Owens-Haley during the class 5A state championships this winter." title="Brighton’s 113-pound wrestler Jared Garcia looks for the pin against Palmer’s Jostyn Owens-Haley during the class 5A state championships this winter." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Brighton&rsquo;s Jared Garcia summed up his recent wrestling trip to Australia rather succinctly.</p> <p class="p3"> Garcia spent almost two weeks at the Down Under Sports Wrestling Tournament. He was undefeated in his matches. His team finished second.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;The experience was very real,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Everyone there was talented on a whole other level. The moves were very simple but so aggressive that they won matches.&rdquo;</p> Canada grabs the gold over Team USA at World Lacrosse Finals at DSG Park http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/canada-grabs-gold-over-team-usa-world-lacrosse-finals-dsg-park <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/world_lacrosse_finals_005a.jpg" alt="Brendan Mundorf (2) of Team U.S.A., attempts to score against Team Canada goalie Dillion Ward in the first quarter of Saturday’s championship game. The ball ricocheted off of the net and did not score. With Team Canada controlling the game until late in the fourth quarter -- building a score of 8-2 -- the Americans were finally able to catch fire but a little late, losing 8-5." title="Brendan Mundorf (2) of Team U.S.A., attempts to score against Team Canada goalie Dillion Ward in the first quarter of Saturday’s championship game. The ball ricocheted off of the net and did not score. With Team Canada controlling the game until late in the fourth quarter -- building a score of 8-2 -- the Americans were finally able to catch fire but a little late, losing 8-5." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">COMMERCE CITY --</strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;Team Canada made sure there wouldn&#39;t be a repeat of its loss to the United States in the 2010 world lacrosse championships July 19.</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Summer softball standings http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/summer-softball-standings-0 <p> <strong>Thursday night league</strong></p> <p> <strong>Field 1</strong></p> <ol> <li> Pitch Don&#39;t Trip &nbsp;7-1</li> <li> United Power &nbsp; 6-2</li> <li> Purple Heat &nbsp;6-3</li> <li> Front Range Auto &nbsp;5-3</li> <li> Cool Running &nbsp;3-5</li> <li> Sluggers PCS &nbsp; 3-5</li> <li> Rekless Barbershop &nbsp;3-5</li> <li> Elk Bomb &nbsp; &nbsp; 2-5</li> <li> Waterman&#39;s Brighton &nbsp;1-7</li> </ol> <p> <strong>Scores</strong></p> <p> Front Range Auto 13, Cool Running 3</p> Sign up for youth soccer through Aug. 3 http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/sign-youth-soccer-through-aug-3 <p> The Brighton Recreation Department will take registrations for fall youth soccer through Aug. 3 at 555 N. 11<sup>th</sup> Ave.</p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">The cost is $40, and the program is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 12.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">The season runs from Aug. 18 to Oct. 11. Call 303-655-2200 with questions.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p>