http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en For Waterman, it's back to the kids http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/waterman-its-back-kids <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_waterman_081617.jpg" alt="Harry Waterman" title="Harry Waterman" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">THORNTON &ndash;</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;"> Harry Waterman decided it was time to change.</span></p> <p class="p5"> The new athletic director at Riverdale Ridge High School spent nine years as an assistant commissioner with the Colorado High School Activities Association.&nbsp;</p> Bates takes athletic reins at PVHS http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/bates-takes-athletic-reins-pvhs <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_bates_081517.jpg" alt="Glenda Bates" title="Glenda Bates" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Glenda Bates, the new athletic director at Prairie View High School, knew early on what she wanted to do with her career.</span></p> <p class="p5"> &ldquo;I knew I would coach and teach,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;I had amazing teachers. We took a three-day wilderness survival trip. Those pieces stuck with me.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p5"> She also played high-school sports and collegiate softball.</p> Whirlwind summer for BHS' Rice http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/whirlwind-summer-bhs-rice <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_rice_081617.jpg" alt="Colton Rice" title="Colton Rice" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Brighton&rsquo;s Colton Rice made more than 40 new friends this summer.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p5"> He was among the participants from the United States and Canada who played in the fourth annual Special Olympics Unified Sports all-star soccer match in Chicago Aug. 1. It preceded the all-star match for Major League Soccer.</p> <p class="p5"> Players with and without intellectual disabilities paired off into two squads. The match was 50 minutes in length.</p> Prairie View wins opening golf tournament http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/prairie-view-wins-opening-golf-tournament <p> <strong>COMMERCE CITY &ndash;</strong> Prairie View took first place in the season-opening Eastern Metro Athletic Conference Northern League golf tournament Aug. 10 at Buffalo Run Golf Course.</p> <p> PVHS nipped Brighton by 13 strokes. The top three scorers from each team qualified for the team total.</p> <p> Individually, Brighton&#39;s Jay Audette-Smith was the medalist in the field. He shot a 3-over 75. Andrew Rankin was next with a 14-over total of 86. Noah Baez finished with a 20-over par 92.</p> Golf season underway http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/golf-season-underway <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_groundrules_081617.jpg" alt="Prairie View golf coach John Layton goes over the ground rules just before the start of the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference golf tournament Aug. 10 at Buffalo Run Golf Course. The conference&#039;s first major tournament of the season – in which all EMAC schools participate – is Thursday, Aug. 17, at Aurora Hills Golf Course, 50 S. Peoria St." title="Prairie View golf coach John Layton goes over the ground rules just before the start of the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference golf tournament Aug. 10 at Buffalo Run Golf Course. The conference&#039;s first major tournament of the season – in which all EMAC schools participate – is Thursday, Aug. 17, at Aurora Hills Golf Course, 50 S. Peoria St." align="left" hspace="6" /> Two PVHS football players get invites to All-American Bowl II http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/two-pvhs-football-players-get-invites-all-american-bowl-ii <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_sands3_080217.jpg" alt="Mikhail Sands" title="Mikhail Sands" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Two players with ties to the Prairie View High School football program &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Mikhail Sands, who was born with one hand, and Xavier Gates, who graduated from high school in the spring &ndash; are among those invited to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas early next year.</span></p> <p class="p3"> The game is set for a 5 p.m. MST start at Dallas Cowboys&rsquo; AT&amp;T Stadium.</p> Augustana snatches Vargas http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/augustana-snatches-vargas <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_vargas_080917.jpg" alt="Luke Vargas" title="Luke Vargas" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">A year&rsquo;s courtship between Augustana College, an NCAA Division III school in Rock Island, Ill., and Prairie View&rsquo;s Luke Vargas came to an end.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Vargas accepted an offer to attend school and to play baseball.</p> Brighton player tabbed for all-star soccer match http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-player-tabbed-all-star-soccer-match <p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Brighton&rsquo;s Colton Rice was among the players who participated in the fourth annual Special Olympics Unified Sports all-star soccer match Aug. 1. It preceded the all-star soccer match for Major League Soccer.</span></p> <p class="p2"> Players with and without intellectual disabilities made up each team. The match was 50 minutes in length.</p>