http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en One more batch of college letter signings at BHS http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/one-more-batch-college-letter-signings-bhs <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0033.jpg" alt="From left, Karly Robison, Ryan Kropp and Samantha King sign their college letters of intent at Brighton High School May 25." title="From left, Karly Robison, Ryan Kropp and Samantha King sign their college letters of intent at Brighton High School May 25." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Three more Brighton High School athletes inked letters of intent May 25 to continue in the world of college athletics.</p> <p> Golfer Ryan Kropp signed on with the University of Texas-Dallas to study mechanical engineering.</p> <p> &quot;It was what I was looking for in experience and golfing,&quot; he said. &quot;And they happened to have my degree.&quot;</p> <p> Volleyball player Samantha King is heading to Montana State University at Billings to continue playing volleyball.</p> Off to college athletics for PV's Lehmann, Gallegos http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/college-athletics-pvs-lehmann-gallegos <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0039_0.jpg" alt="PJ Gallegos, left, and Brad Lehmann Jr. get ready to sign their college letters of intent May 25 at Prairie View High School." title="PJ Gallegos, left, and Brad Lehmann Jr. get ready to sign their college letters of intent May 25 at Prairie View High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Two more athletes from Prairie View High School signed college letters of intent May 25.</p> <p> Brad Lehmann Jr. will take his wrestling skills to Midland University in Fremont, Neb. PJ Gallegos, who transferred to Prairie View from Bishop Machebeuf High School, signed to play football at Fort Hays (Kan.) State.</p> ‘New’ approach pays off big for Brighton’s Kiana Gomez http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/%E2%80%98new%E2%80%99-approach-pays-big-brighton%E2%80%99s-kiana-gomez <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gomez-long_jump_0.jpg" alt="Brighton’s Kiana Gomez lands hard during her third jump of the girls class 5A long jump May 19 in the state track and field championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. The jump was 17 feet 9 inches;her longest was 18 feet which put her in the finals. Gomez placed second event." title="Brighton’s Kiana Gomez lands hard during her third jump of the girls class 5A long jump May 19 in the state track and field championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. The jump was 17 feet 9 inches;her longest was 18 feet which put her in the finals. Gomez placed second event." align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.4px;">LAKEWOOD &ndash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;After the first of her three events at the state 5A track-and-field meet, Brighton&rsquo;s Kiana Gomez had one goal in mind, and it wasn&rsquo;t specific results.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;I just want to come out here and just do my best and have fun,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s my senior year. I just want to have fun out here. I&rsquo;m more relaxed than the last three years. It&rsquo;s going to be a fun meet.</p> PVHS’ Anderson takes home one last state track medal http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/pvhs%E2%80%99-anderson-takes-home-one-last-state-track-medal <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_anderson_052516.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Aleksandra Anderson is on her way to a ninth-place finish in the girls 300-meter hurdles May 21 in Lakewood. " title="Prairie View’s Aleksandra Anderson is on her way to a ninth-place finish in the girls 300-meter hurdles May 21 in Lakewood. " align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.4px;">LAKEWOOD &ndash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Such is the way of the world of state level competition in high school sports.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Prairie View&rsquo;s Aleksandra Anderson placed eighth in the 300-meter hurdles at the state track meet May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium. Her time in the finals was 45.67 seconds.</p> Asheim takes 15th in state discus http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/asheim-takes-15th-state-discus <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/asheim-discus_0.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Bianca Asheim takes her first throw of three during the girls class 5A discus May 19 at the state track and field championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Asheim&#039;s throw was 106 feet and 2 inches. It was her farthest in three throws but not enough to put her in the finals." title="Prairie View’s Bianca Asheim takes her first throw of three during the girls class 5A discus May 19 at the state track and field championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Asheim&#039;s throw was 106 feet and 2 inches. It was her farthest in three throws but not enough to put her in the finals." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><strong>LAKEWOOD &ndash;</strong> It wasn&rsquo;t the sort of outing Prairie View&rsquo;s Bianca Asheim wanted at the state 5A track-and-field meet May 19.</span></p> White plows through nerves for pair of podium finishes http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/white-plows-through-nerves-pair-podium-finishes <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/white-100_hurdles_0.jpg" alt="Brighton’s Erika White, far left, races towards the finish line during the girls class 5A 100-meter hurdles May 19 at the state track and field championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. She wound up ninth. " title="Brighton’s Erika White, far left, races towards the finish line during the girls class 5A 100-meter hurdles May 19 at the state track and field championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. She wound up ninth. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <strong>LAKEWOOD &ndash;</strong> The most common word that Brighton&rsquo;s Erika White mentioned during the state 5A track-and-field meet at Jefferson County Stadium was &ldquo;nervous.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p1"> Even so, she made it onto the podium for a ninth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles and a 10th-place showing in the girls shot put.</p> <p class="p1"> She was nervous in the 100-meter hurdles, where she finished ninth in a time of 15.47. Her preliminary race time was 0.29 of a second faster.</p> College pipeline working for PVHS athletes http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/college-pipeline-working-pvhs-athletes <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_asheim_052516_0.jpg" alt="Bianca Asheim" title="Bianca Asheim" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Even in mid-May, Prairie View High School athletes are getting looks from colleges for the next school year.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Three more &ndash; Bianca Asheim, Zach Massey and Justin McClanahan &ndash; made their choices May 16.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]-->&nbsp;<!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></p> Three more PVHS players sign to play in college http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/three-more-pvhs-players-sign-play-college <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_asheim_052516.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Bianca Asheim is on her way to the University of St Mary&#039;s in St Marys, Kan., to play volleyball and run track. She signed her letter of intent May 16." title="Prairie View&#039;s Bianca Asheim is on her way to the University of St Mary&#039;s in St Marys, Kan., to play volleyball and run track. She signed her letter of intent May 16." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Three more Prairie View High School athletes took the plunge and signed with college athletic programs May 16.</p> <p> Justin McClanahan and Zach Massey are heading for Trinidad State Junior College for baseball. Bianca Asheim is going to t<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">he University of St Marys in St Marys, Kan.</span></p> <p> PVHS athletic director Heath Wilson praised the three.</p>