http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en Morales goes from a Bulldog to a Swede in a stroke of the pen http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/morales-goes-bulldog-swede-stroke-pen <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2010-11-08_21.54.47.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Nathan Morales signs his letter of intent to play football at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., April 16." title="Brighton&#039;s Nathan Morales signs his letter of intent to play football at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., April 16." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong> Brighton&#39;s Nathan Morales was a happy young man April 16 for three reasons.</p> <p> He signed a letter of intent to play football at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., he was happy he made a choice of school and he was happy to step down from the dais once he signed all the documents.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;A couple of schools came after me. But Bethany came out and got me,&quot; Morales said. &quot;They told me everything right away. The others didn&#39;t do that. They said what I wanted to hear.&quot;</p> Dent gets wish to go out of town ... and play football http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/dent-gets-wish-go-out-town-and-play-football <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_dent1_042314.jpg" alt="Zach Dent of Brighton listens to some comments from BHS athletic director Todd Potestio April 16. Dent signed a letter of intent to play football at Augsburg College in Minnesota." title="Zach Dent of Brighton listens to some comments from BHS athletic director Todd Potestio April 16. Dent signed a letter of intent to play football at Augsburg College in Minnesota." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON -- </strong>The basic choice of attending a college was rather simple, according to Brighton&#39;s Zach Dent.</p> <p> &quot;I always wanted to go out of state. And at age 18, I figured why not go somewhere?&quot; Dent remarked during his letter-signing ceremony at Brighton High School April 16.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> He is going out of state (Augsburg College in Minneapolis), and he will be able to play football.</p> Garcia tabs Benedectine College for next softball stop http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/garcia-tabs-benedectine-college-next-softball-stop <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2010-11-08_21.54.48.jpg" alt="Carleigh Garcia signs on the dotted line to play softball at Benedectine College in Atchison, Kan." title="Carleigh Garcia signs on the dotted line to play softball at Benedectine College in Atchison, Kan." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong> The list of softball accomplishments for Brighton&#39;s Carleigh Garcia is something to see.</p> <p> She was a first-team, all-state selection in voting from the Colorado High School Activities Association, Maxpreps and Colorado Preps. She was fourth in class 5A in slugging percentage and fifth in RBIs. She won three letters while playing for the Bulldogs.</p> Letter signings times three-plus at Brighton HS http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/letter-signings-times-three-plus-brighton-hs <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0047.jpg" alt="From left, Brighton&#039;s Zach Dent, Carleigh Garcia and Nathan Morales get ready to sign their athletic letters of intent April 16." title="From left, Brighton&#039;s Zach Dent, Carleigh Garcia and Nathan Morales get ready to sign their athletic letters of intent April 16." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong> Three more Brighton High School athletes made their college choices April 16.</p> <p> Nathan Morales signed to play football at Bethany College in Lindsburg, Kan. Carleigh Garcia opted to play softball at Benedectine College in Atchison, Kan., and Zach Dent will continue to play football at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Cole Davis, who signed late in the winter with Garden City Community College in Kansas, also took part.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Shannon Sinn making professional MMA debut on April 26 in Loveland http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/shannon-sinn-making-professional-mma-debut-april-26-loveland <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_sinn1_041614_0.jpg" alt="Brighton’s own Shannon Sinn is set to make her professional MMA debut this month in Loveland at the Budweiser Event Center April 26. " title="Brighton’s own Shannon Sinn is set to make her professional MMA debut this month in Loveland at the Budweiser Event Center April 26. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Luke Henderson&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Sports correspondent</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> Brighton&rsquo;s own Shannon Sinn is set to make her professional MMA debut this month in Loveland at the Budweiser Event Center April 26. Sinn, who has been fighting as an amateur since 2011, is riding a wave of popularity going into her co-main event fight against Courtney Himes.&nbsp;</p> Brighton’s Welch fighting in Universal Fight Alliance 15 main event http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton%E2%80%99s-welch-fighting-universal-fight-alliance-15-main-event <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_welch2_041614.jpg" alt="Joey Welch" title="Joey Welch" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Luke Henderson&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Sports correspondent</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> Joey &ldquo;The Brighton Bad Boy&rdquo; Welch will be facing Matt Peckham April 19 in the MMA main event of Universal Fight Alliance 15 in Denver.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p5"> Welch, a Brighton High School graduate and former wrestling standout, is eager to showcase his skills once more.&nbsp;</p> PVHS takes golfing tourney title http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/pvhs-takes-golfing-tourney-title <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_pvgolf_041514.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Trista Skinner, front Amber Tedesco, center and Maya Baca practices their swings before the April 10 EMAC major tournament at Buffalo Run Golf Course in Commerce City." title="Prairie View’s Trista Skinner, front Amber Tedesco, center and Maya Baca practices their swings before the April 10 EMAC major tournament at Buffalo Run Golf Course in Commerce City." align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> Prairie View won the team title at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference North/South Major Tournament in Thornton April 10. PVHS beat rival Brighton High School by 20 strokes. Rangeview placed third.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> Individually. Prairie View&rsquo;s Maclay Bruce (84), Sirena Maynes (90) and Amber Tedesco (94) were the ThunderHawks&rsquo; top three finishers. , Brighton&rsquo;s Reagan Ritchey was the overall medalist with a 79. Audry Kobi (104) and Kylie Coleman (105) rounded out BHS&rsquo; top three scores.</p> CSU brings Brighton alums back to area http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/csu-brings-brighton-alums-back-area <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_vaden_041514.jpg" alt="Prairie View High School alum Jordon Vaden caught 22 passes for 255 yards and snagged three touchdowns for the CSU Rams football team a season ago." title="Prairie View High School alum Jordon Vaden caught 22 passes for 255 yards and snagged three touchdowns for the CSU Rams football team a season ago." align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Jonathan Maness</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Sports correspondent</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s2"><b>COMMERCE CITY &mdash;</b> The Colorado State University football team has become one of the great stories in college football.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s2">Led by head coach Jim McElwain,&nbsp; the Rams have gone from a three-win squad to winning the Gilan New Mexico Bowl 48-45 in impressive fashion in 2013.&nbsp;</span></p>