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Today's Sports

  • Track: CHSAA keeps girls only...

    AURORA – CHSAA's legislative council turned down a bid to get rid of the girls 800-meter sprint medley relay at ther state track-and-field meet.

    Colorado is one of two states to offer the relay. A reason to get rid of the relay was the lack of a similar event at state for boys teams.

    CHSAA's track and field committee chairman, Darryl Abeyta of Primero High School, said his committee "felt it was time to move on."

  • CHSAA approves new transfer rule

    AURORA – There are some more teeth in the state's transfer rule for high-school students.

    CHSAA's Legislative Council approved the new bylaw April 26 during its spring meeting.

    The main change details the length of time for students to be ineligible after a transfer. It's 365 days. It used to be 50 percent of a team's season. One reason for the change was a willingness for student-athletes to sit out half a season but to return in time for postseason play.

  • State's game officials ask...

    AURORA – A former umpire and present referee recruiter asked for financial help to keep officials working high-school games in the state April 26.

    There is a statewide issue with a shortage of officials. In some cases, subvarsity games use just one referee, or they are canceled outright.

  • CHSAA OKs new league alignment...

     AURORA – When CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green took over last year, she promised changes to the same old way of doing things.

    CHSAA's legislative council followed her lead when the subject of league alignments came up April 26. It approved a change to the way the state sets up its athletic conferences.

  • BHS’ Coffin fine-tunes...

    It’s a few weeks before the start of spring workouts at Brighton High School. But junior quarterback Robbie Coffin isn’t wasting any time getting ready for the 2018 season.

    He was among a group of quarterbacks that participated in a national quarterback event in Charlotte, North Carolina, last week. His coach, Casey Pelton, submitted the nomination forms. The organizers of the camp, Nike Elite 11, evaluated Coffin’s stats and game highlights.

  • Combine beckons Sands again

    Matheu Sands of Prairie View High School took some time away from his bid to get into the state 5A track-and-field meet earlier this month.

    He was among the participants at the in-state Blue Grey football combine. It was the senior-to-be’s third appearance in the combine.

  • Frosh’s first varsity start is a...

    Chase Prestwich, freshman Brighton pitcher, couldn’t have asked for a better script for his first varsity start April 19 against Gateway.

    His team rolled past Gateway 23-1 in 4 ½ innings. The state’s mercy rule stopped the contest. Prestwich gave up four hits, an earned run and struck out five. He lasted three innings.

    But as the late commentator Paul Harvey said, “Now, here’s the rest of the story.”

  • Four ThunderHawks college-bound

    In the span of a day, Prairie View athletic director Glenda Bates went from cancelling games because of wicked winds to organizing a letter-of-intent program for four PBS athletes.

    She preferred the latter.

    The four latest signees – two football players, a soccer player and a volleyball player – signed their letters April 18 at the school.

    Macy Thomas signed on with Humboldt State in Arcata, California, for volleyball.

  • Three BHS athletes sign to...

    Brighton’s David Vigil-Velasquez had the honor of staying closest to home among the three classmates who signed college letters of intent April 18 at the school.

    He also had the toughest journey to get to the dais. Vigil-Velasquez, who signed to play baseball at Trinidad State Junior College, was sporting the aftereffects of a facial encounter with a softball. He needed three stitches and was able to get to the ceremony in time.

  • Warriors send two to college...

    The last half of four future college athletes from Eagle Ridge Academy signed letters of intent April 23 at the school.

    Baseball player Blake Toedtli signed with Doane College in Nebraska, while volleyball player Makayla Harris chose McCook Community College in Nebraska.