Sports Briefs

  • Baseball tryouts Aug. 12-13

    Tryouts for the 2018 season of the Brighton Youth Baseball Association competitive baseball associaiton AAA/AA are Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13, at the Brighton Youth Sports Complex and Ron Cox Field, 1100 Voiles St.

    League play for 8- through 13-year-olds begins in mid-April and typically runs to the end of June. League play for 14-year-olds start their season on or about March 15 and should be done by May 15 so that they may tryout for their respective high-school summer teams.

  • Baseball

    Brighton’s Liam Eddy was part of the Midlands Redskins Connie Mack level baseball team that captured a World Series championship over the weekend.

    Eddy saved the semifinal win Aug. 5.

  • Brighton player tabbed for all-star soccer match

    Brighton’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.

    Players with and without intellectual disabilities made up each team. The match was 50 minutes in length.

  • Self-defense class Aug. 26

    Tony Blauer’s Be Your Own Bodyguard Workshop is coming to Grinders Fitness, 455 W. 115h Ave., Northglenn, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26.

    Two of the business’ owners, Shannon Sinn and Chris Fiedler, have ties to Brighton. Sinn graduated from Brighton High School, and Fiedler is the superintendent of schools in School District 27J.

  • BHS needs tennis coach

    Brighton High School needs a boys tennis coach. Call 303-655-4200.


  • Golf practice starts Aug. 7

    The first day of practice for the area’s golf teams is Monday, Aug. 7. The first meet is set for Thursday, Aug. 10.

    Prospective golfers have to turn in necessary paperwork – including evidence of a physical exam – before the start of practice.

    Call 303-655-4200 or 303-655-8800.

  • Correction

    In the June 28 and July 5 issues of the Brighton Standard Blade, we misidentified Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. 

    The stories were about an athlete who is going to school there for cross country and track and for a former local athlete who talked about her first year of college athletics.

  • Cross country

    Opening day of practice for the Prairie View cross country team is at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14. Because school isn’t in session that day, the first mandatory day of practice is Wednesday, Aug. 16.


  • PVHS alumni report

    Former Prairie View pitcher Parker Valentine left Trinidad State Junior College and enrolled at Lamar Community College.

    Valentine sat out the spring season because of a back injury.

  • Benefit golf tournament July 22 for home explosion victims

     A benefit golf tournament, car show and dinner to help the families of the victims of this spring’s home explosion and fire in Firestone is set for 8 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Bella Rosa Golf Course, 5830 Bella Rosa Parkway, Frederick. Visit www.martinezirwinbenefit.com.