http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en Estrella moving on to Kansas Wesleyan University http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/estrella-moving-kansas-wesleyan-university <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_20161205_160616.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Keegan Estrella and Kansas Wesleyan tennis coach Bob Warkentine get involved in a letter-signing ceremony at PVHS Dec. 5." title="Prairie View&#039;s Keegan Estrella and Kansas Wesleyan tennis coach Bob Warkentine get involved in a letter-signing ceremony at PVHS Dec. 5." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Talk about the penultimate in one-stop shopping.</p> <p> Prairie View&#39;s Keegan Estrella visited one college campus and liked it so much, he signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Kansas Wesleyan University.</p> PVHS boys basketball adds tournament http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/pvhs-boys-basketball-adds-tournament <p> <strong>LAKEWOOD &ndash;</strong> Prairie View High School&#39;s boys basketball team won&#39;t have to wait much longer to start the season.</p> <p> PVHS faces Bruce Randolph in the opening round of the initial Alameda International Winter Classic. Tip time is 7 p.m., Dec. 6, at Alameda High School.</p> <p> The winner gets either Venture Prep or Ridgeview Academy at 7 p.m., Dec. 9. The first-game losers play at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 9.</p> <p> PVHS&#39; first four games of the season were canceled because of problems with scheduling contracts.</p> Strong showings for area grapplers at county wrestling tournament http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/strong-showings-area-grapplers-county-wrestling-tournament <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_pv145wrestle_120716.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Blake Cosper battles Thornton&#039;s Darren Templeton at 145 pounds during the opening stages of the Adams County Wrestling Tournament at Adams City High School Dec. 3. Templeton earned a 3-1 decision." title="Prairie View&#039;s Blake Cosper battles Thornton&#039;s Darren Templeton at 145 pounds during the opening stages of the Adams County Wrestling Tournament at Adams City High School Dec. 3. Templeton earned a 3-1 decision." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The wrestling tournament season began in earnest for Prairie View and Brighton&#39;s wrestling teams Dec. 3 at the Adams County tournament at Adams City High School.</p> <p> Here are the weight class results:</p> <p> 106 pounds: Antonio Guerrero, BHS, 3-0; Alex Bovenzi, Prairie View, 2-1</p> <p> 113: Johnny Sanchez, BHS, 3-0; Isaiah Roybal, PVHS, 3-0</p> <p> 120: Levi Romero, PVHS, 3-0; Jarron Martinez&le; BHS, 2-1</p> <p> 126: Dessmund Prospero, BHS, 3-0; Mason Morales, PVHS, 3-0</p> <p> 132: Bryson Krohn, BHS, 3-0; Austin McFadden, PVHS, 3-0</p> BHS starts wrestling season http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/bhs-starts-wrestling-season <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Jarron Martinez controls the action against Legacy&#039;s Justin Paplow during their 120-pound match at Brighton High School Dec. 1. Martinez picked up an escape to win the match 6-4. BHS is in the Adams County tourney at Adams City High School Dec. 3." title="Brighton&#039;s Jarron Martinez controls the action against Legacy&#039;s Justin Paplow during their 120-pound match at Brighton High School Dec. 1. Martinez picked up an escape to win the match 6-4. BHS is in the Adams County tourney at Adams City High School Dec. 3." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Boys basketball: Eagle Ridge gets past Bluedevils http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/boys-basketball-eagle-ridge-gets-past-bluedevils <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb.jpg" alt="Eagle Ridge&#039;s Oscar Flores (10) starts the fast break while his teammate, Arik Ringsby (44) tries to avoid stepping on Fort Lupton&#039;s Ernie Sanchez during the season-opener Nov. 30." title="Eagle Ridge&#039;s Oscar Flores (10) starts the fast break while his teammate, Arik Ringsby (44) tries to avoid stepping on Fort Lupton&#039;s Ernie Sanchez during the season-opener Nov. 30." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> Eagle Ridge rolled to a 17-point halftime lead and beat Fort Lupton 62-47 Nov. 30 in Brighton.</p> <p> It was the season opener for both teams.</p> <p> Arik Ringsby led the Warriors with 18 points, 14 of which came in the second half. Krystian Collins had 16 points. Joel Mendoza had three, 3-pointers in the first quarter en route to 22 points.</p> <p> FLHS&#39; Elijah Vargas led all scorers with 22 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets. Gaven Case had 13 points, and he sank three, 3-pointers.</p> New face, experience dot BHS girls hoops squad http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/new-face-experience-dot-bhs-girls-hoops-squad <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhsghups3_112316.jpg" alt="This form of double dribble is legal, as Brighton’s Mai Le Waters demonstrates. " title="This form of double dribble is legal, as Brighton’s Mai Le Waters demonstrates. " align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Brighton&rsquo;s new girls basketball coach took over a program that is long on experience.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Greg Wellesley found a roster with seven seniors&rsquo; names on it, including that of Jessica Baker.</p> Changes in store for PVHS boys basketball team http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/changes-store-pvhs-boys-basketball-team <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_pvbhoops1_113016.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Kierre Cazenave, left, heads for the basket during a recent T-Hawks’ practice. " title="Prairie View’s Kierre Cazenave, left, heads for the basket during a recent T-Hawks’ practice. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Prairie View&rsquo;s Keith Wyatt hopes a full year of knowledge of the boys basketball team at Prairie View High School will pay off in a big way this season.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m going to let them decide,&rdquo; Wyatt said. &ldquo;I want to see how serious they want to be about this season.&rdquo;</p> Lopez returns from overseas professional softball team http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/lopez-returns-overseas-professional-softball-team <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sfl_sp_lopez_113016.jpg" alt="Joslynn Lopez" title="Joslynn Lopez" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">From high school to college to professional softball.</span></p> <p class="p3"> That&rsquo;s the extent of former Brighton High School player Joslynn Lopez&rsquo;s curriculum vitae of late.</p> <p class="p3"> But there was this side trip to Vienna for the professional softball piece. She played for a team named &ldquo;Pewees.&rdquo;</p>