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Today's Sports

  • Pepin stays in state for college...

    BRIGHTON – Conner Pepin’s next baseball stop won’t take him very far.

    The Brighton High School three-sport athlete picked Metropolitan State University in Denver.

  • Cardenas steps aside from...

    BRIGHTON – By his count, Tim Cardenas has missed all but four of his daughter’s softball games.

    That, combined with an increased workload, led him to step down as Prairie View’s baseball coach.

    “I’ve been coaching high school since 2006, and I have a day job,” he said. “Getting up at 3:45 a.m. was getting a little tiring. Work is more hectic. I need to get caught up and reprioritize.”

  • Prairie View HS names new boys...

    BRIGHTON -- Prairie View High School has a new boys basketball coach.

    His name is Keith Wyatt, who brings more than 13 years of coaching experience to his job with the ThunderHawks.

    The Salida native has a degree in human performance and sport management from Metropolitan State University in Denver. He rains basketball players through his business, Wyatt Sports Basketball Training and Coaching.

  • BHS, PVHS announce practice...

    BRIGHTON – In about two weeks, the first formal practices for the fall high school sports season will get going. 

    But this year won’t be like other years, thanks to split schedules at Brighton and Prairie View high schools. The schedules will be in place for at least three years minimum.

  • Local wrestling coach grapples...

    BRIGHTON – Ordinarily, a teacher is returning to work isn’t terribly newsworthy.

    Then again, we’re talking about Brighton teacher and youth wrestling coach Eric Heinz, who had an emergency splenectomy — a surgical removal of the spleen — in February. Heinz plans to return to his classroom at Bromley East Charter School in time for the start of school Aug. 26.

  • Prairie View has a few football...

    PUEBLO – The hope for Prairie View football coach Todd Riccio is to bottle some of what he saw at a team camp in Pueblo and spread it across the ThunderHawks’ first formal practice Aug. 17.

    Riccio, who is starting his fourth year as the head coach, thinks it’s eminently possible.

  • Lines figure to play big role...

                BRIGHTON – Former ABC college football announcer Keith Jackson liked to talk about “the big uglies,” those who manned the offensive and defensive lines.

  • Prairie View takes championship...

    BRIGHTON -- Prairie View completed a five-game sweep in the Connie Mack state tournament and claimed the championship as well July 25.

    Prairie View knocked off Pueblo West 6-2 in the title game. The two teams played in the semifinals, and PV won that game in eight innings.

    Prairie View had its easiest game of the tournament in the semifinals, and it send the squad into the title game as a result. PV stopped Columbine Elite 9-1.

  • PVHS football fundraiser July 31

    A golf tournament to raise money for Prairie View’s football team is set for 1:30 p.m., July 31, at Buffalo Run Golf Course, 15700 E. 112th Ave., Commerce City. It’s a shotgun start.

    Cost is $125 per player or $500 for a foursome. It includes 18 holes of golf, a Southwest fiesta dinner, range balls, two free drink tickets, commemorative golf balls and tees. The format is a four-person, best-ball scramble. 

  • BHS bull pup camp Aug. 3-7

    BRIGHTON — This year’s edition of the Brighton School Bull Pup camp will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 and 4, at the high school. The fee is $25.

    In addition, the BHS blocking and tackling camp runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 5-7. The fee is $75.

    For more information call Pat Sandoval at 303-217-3907.