Today's Sports

  • Boys soccer: Bears outlast...

    COMMERCE CITY -- Daniel Mercado scored the game-winning goal 45 seconds into the second overtime to give Bear Creek a 3-2 win over Prairie View at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Aug. 25. It was the season-opener for both teams.

    The Bears never trailed. Eric Placencia scored in the 48th minute of the game. Tyler Griffiths opened the scoring in the 28th minute.

    Prairie View's Nicholas Maldonado scored on a penalty kick to tie the score with about nine minutes left in the second half. Wesley Shade scored PV's other goal in the 71st minute.

  • New coach, new team hoping to...



    Jonathan Maness

    Sports correspondent

    With a new coach and a whole lot of new players, the Brighton softball team may be unrecognizable. 

    Marty Stricklett, who spent the previous eight years at Wheat Ridge high school, will inherit a squad that will feature a number of underclassmen. 

    “We have a very young group of girls,” the coach said. 

  • Thanos steps aside as PVHS...

    Prairie View needs a new baseball coach.

    John Thanos, who ran the program for one year, resigned.

  • Academics plus baseball equals...

    Brighton catcher Danny Prickett had one thing in mind when he set out to pick a college.

             “I chose Hastings College (in Nebraska) because it provided me the best opportunity to continue both my academic career and my athletic one,” Prickett said. “It just made the most sense to me.”

  • PVHS on top in EMAC golf;...

    COMMERCE CITY – Prairie View captured the first of two Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf titles Aug. 17 at Buffalo Run Golf Course.

    Hunter Nicholas fired a 7-over par 79 to lead the ThunderHawks to a three-stroke win over conference newcomer Vista Peak High School. The combined scores from the two major tournaments (the second one is Sept. 8 at Aurora Hills Golf Course) determine the conference team champion.

  • Baseball finds its way to Eagle...

    Students at Eagle Ridge Academy don’t have to talk about baseball any more. They can play it instead.

    The opening season is this coming spring and, like a good political movement, the effort to bring baseball to ERA was a grass-roots campaign.

  • Brighton fighter goes for fourth...

    Brighton boxer Jonny Jarabek hopes a change in weight doesn’t mean a change in result.
    Jarabek makes his debut at 147 pounds Saturday, Aug. 20, against Cruz Soltero. The card begins at 7 p.m. at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.

  • Mixed martial arts

    DENVER – Brighton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Eric Sainz used a triangle choke to beat Dane Millerhaas Aug. 13.

    It was Sainz’s second win as a professional. His first win came earlier this summer.

    The fight was part of a fundraiser for cancer research at Children’s  Hospital in Aurora. 

    The event raised $70,000.


  • Eddy tabbed for Area Code games

    Brighton’s Liam Eddy was among the participants in the recent Area Code games in Long Beach, Calif.

  • Boys golf: Prairie View wins...

    Prairie View captured the season-opening Eastern Metro Athletic Conference north-area golf tournament Aug. 11 at Riverdale Knolls.

    PVHS' team score was 249, 16 shots ahead of Northglenn High School. Brighton High was third with a team total of 290 strokes.

    Among the individual golfers, PVHS swept the first three places. Hunter Nicholas shot an 8-over 79. Justin Cutler finished with an 84, and Raiden Weckwerth carded an 86.

    Brighton's medalist was Andrew Rankin, who fired a 95. Tony Chavarria had a 96, and Jeff Blalek had a 99.