Today's Sports

  • BHS takes over top spot in state...

    AURORA -- Brighton High School's softball team did what many thought the Bulldogs would do.

    It moved up in the ranks in the state 5A softball polls -- all the way to the top spot, according to chsaanow.com.

    BHS has played just once game, but it beat fourth-rated Eaglecrest 4-2 Aug. 27 in Aurora. The Raptors were undefeated in three starts heading into the game. Through midweek, top-rated Legacy High School was 1-2, and Dakota Ridge beat second-rated Legend High School Aug. 27. 

  • Football teams come up short in...

    Neither Prairie View nor Brighton high schools could come away with wins in their season openers Aug. 29.

    Horizon stopped the ThunderHawks 32-18 at Adams 14 North Area Stadium in Westminster. The Hawks scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.

    Ayden Karraker threw a pair of touchdown passes (56 and 70 yards) to Jacob Dinkel. Tavish Whelan had a receiving touchdown, and Torin Saldivar returned an interception for a score for Prairie View.

  • Juniors dominate PVHS netter...

    BRIGHTON — The first order of business for Prairie View volleyball coach Amy Shoemaker was to work on her team’s mental toughness.

    Shoemaker, who came to PVHS this season from Fort Lupton, welcomed 56 girls to tryouts when practice began.

  • BHS volleyball goals are simple...

    BRIGHTON — By the end of October, second-year Brighton High School volleyball coach Megan Barkman Law wants to see a couple of things.

    She’d like to see a conference title, and she’d like to see Brighton’s name on the list of teams that qualified for the state volleyball tournament.

  • Welch loses in first round at...



    Luke Henderson

    Sports correspondent


    ADAMS COUNTY — Brighton’s Joey Welch recorded his first loss of 2014 Saturday afternoon at The Grizzly Rose in Denver to Brandon Royval. 

  • Warriors have volleyball holes...

    BRIGHTON — Five members of Eagle Ridge Academy’s volleyball team – including three starters and the first player off the bench – graduated from the team that went 15-8 a season ago.

    On first glance, though, it would seem like the Warriors have enough depth to make those losses a moot point.

  • Former PV softball coach returns...

    LAFAYETTE ­­– He couldn’t stay away from the game.

                      Brandin Becher, who coached the Prairie View softball team for its first seven seasons, took a year off from coaching and spent part of his summer umpiring softball games.

  • PVHS returns six to soccer pitch

    BRIGHTON — Prairie View’s coaches wrapped up tryouts late last week. Now it’s up to coach Gonzalo Godinez to see which players fit the pieces of the team he’s trying to build for the 2014 season.

    The ThunderHawks won just two matches last year. But, according to Godinez, that didn’t stop a large number of players who showed up to earn spots on the junior varsity and varsity rosters.

  • Barnes aims to rebuild BHS...

    BRIGHTON — When practice began last week for the Brighton High School soccer team, fourth-year coach Kevin Barnes knew he had some holes to fill.

    Eight, to be precise. That’s how many seniors left the Bulldogs’ program to graduation. 

    “It’s tough, but we have a solid core of sophomores and juniors coming up, as well as a couple of freshmen capable of making the varsity squad,” Barnes said. “There is a lot of depth.”

  • Joey Welch looks to continue...



    Luke Henderson

    Contributing writer


    Amid a busy 2014, Joey ‘The Brighton Badboy’ Welch has found time to return to the world of mixed martial arts, get married, help with his son’s football team and fight three times. While he’s a busy man, especially with being in fight-camp yet again as he prepares to fight Saturday, only one thing has his complete attention.