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Today's Sports

  • State 5A basketball: Shooting...

    FORT COLLINS – It wasn't a good night of shooting for the Prairie View ThunderHawks Feb. 21.

    The result was a 35-27 loss to Poudre High School in the opening round of the state 5A girls basketball tournament.

    The T-Hawks made just three field goals in the fourth quarter. Despite the troubles on offense, PVHS managed to cut a 12-point lead to five – thanks to a 3-point basket by Ashley Cramer – with a less than a minute to play.

  • State 5A basketball: Loveland...

    LOVELAND – Loveland turned back Brighton 56-47 in the opening round of the state 5A girls basketball playoffs on Loveland's floor Feb. 21.

    No stats were immediately available. BHS cut Loveland's lead to six points with three minutes to go, but Brighton didn't get any closer.

    BHS won 11 of its last 14 games. The Builldogs started the season 1-9.

    "Great step in the right direction we want to go," BHS' first-year coach, Greg Wellesley, said in a text message.

  • Veteran Eagle Ridge coach hangs...

    Eagle Ridge Academy’s Bob Younger was known to walk to the opposing team’s bench, ask for a bottle of water and ask that team’s coach if things were as crazy in the game as they seemed for him.

                He was the coach who arranged for a pair of glasses and contact lenses for one of his players who was from a single family.

  • Wrestling: BHS' Wagner...

     

     

    Brighton High School wrestling coach Tom Wagner takes a glance into the stands at Pepsi Center Feb. 18. Wagner is this year’s state high-school wrestling coach of the year. He received the honor at the conclusion of the state tournament.

  • District basketball: Fort Lupton...

    ENGLEWOOD – Fort Lupton rallied to beat Eagle Ridge 48-45 in the opening round of the class 3A Confluence League district tournament at Englewood High School Feb. 20.

    No stats were available.

    FLHS moves to the semifinals against top-seeded Venture Prep. The winner advances to the regional tournament next week. The Warriors finished their season with a record of 11-9.

    Eagle Ridge's boys team plays its first tournament game at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, against Weld Central. The game is at Englewood High School.

  • 3A district basketball: Weld...

    ENGLEWOOD – Weld Central built a 10-point, first-quarter lead and held on for a 53-50 win over Eagle Ridge Academy in the quarterfinals of the class 3A Confluence League district tournament. The game was at Englewood High School.

    Trent Sparks led the Warriors with 27 points. Joel Mendoza wrapped up his high-school career by scoring 13 points. No stats were available for the Rebels.

    ERA finished the season with a record of 5-15.

  • Basketball: BHS wins boys...

     

    Jonathan Maness

    Sports Correspondent

    It was a storybook ending to another stellar game in the Brighton-Prairie View boys’ basketball rivalry. 

    Brighton’s sophomore Brayden Schlitt scored the game-winning basket in overtime to help the Bulldogs top the ThunderHawks 64-62 Feb. 16. 

    The game featured 22 lead changes and saw three players foul out. 

  • Girls basketball: Brighton casts...

     

    Jonathan Maness

    Sports Correspondent

    The Brighton girls basketball team found the magic again to top rival Prairie View in the regular-season finale. 

    The Bulldogs hit seven from long distance to beat the ThunderHawks 50-37 Feb. 16 as both squads prepare for postseason play. 

  • State 5A wrestling: BHS'...

    DENVER – Brighton’s Tanner Aitken had plenty of reasons to be happy Feb. 18, even after a second-place finish in the state 5A, 285-pound weight class at Pepsi Center.

  • State 5A wrestling: PVHS'...

    DENVER – In an entry way off the floor of Pepsi Center Feb. 18, Prairie View’s Brendon Woolsey took a few minutes to reflect on his four-year career with the ThunderHawks. It finished with a fourth-place showing in the 195-pound bracket of the state 5A tournament.