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  • 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 wins first EMAC golf major...

    AURORA -- Prairie View won the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf tournament of the season Aug. 14 at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora.

    PVHS' Hunter Nicholas won the event with a 78. Andy Yang, who played in the No. 2 spot, finished tied for second with a 79. Taron Ford, who took Yang's place this week in the No. 1 position, shot an 88. Justin Cutler had a 90, and Diego Nolasco carded a 93.

    The ThunderHawks shot a combined score (top three scores counted) of 245.

  • 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. 

  • Practice, practice, practice
  • PVHS' Ford snatches sixth...

    COMMERCE CITY – Prairie View beat out Brighton by 13 strokes at the Cherry Creek Invitational Golf Tournament at Buffalo Run Golf Course Aug. 12.

    The tournament will not affect the EMAC league standings.

    The top three scores from each team counted. PVHS' Taron Ford shot a 74 and finished in a tie for sixth place out of 130 golfers. Andy Yang and Hunter Nicholas carded 87s.

    Brighton's Ryan Kropp finished with an 80, tops for the Bulldogs. Brice Pawlowski had an 87, while Nolan Egan had a 94.

  • Prairie View, Brighton seek...

     

     

    CHSAA may dump classification format

    AURORA — The idea of lumping schools together based on enrollment may be in for a change later this year. 

    The Colorado High School Activities Association’s classification and league organizing committee is thinking about giving each sport enrollment cutoffs and allowing them to determine classifications. 

  • Summer softball standings

    Thursday night league

    Field 1

    1. Pitch Don't Trip  8-2
    2. United Power   7-3
    3. Purple Heat  7-3
    4. Front Range Auto  6-3
    5. Cool Running  5-5
    6. Sluggers PCS   4-6
    7. Elk Bomb     3-6
    8. Rekless Barbershop  3-7
    9. Waterman's Brighton  1-9

    Field 2