Today's Sports

  • Kropp advances to state 5A golf...

    LITTLETON -- Brighton's Ryan Kropp advanced to the state 5A golf tournament Sept. 15.

    He fired a 4-over 76 at the class 5A Western regional qualifier at Raccoon Creek Golf Course to earn his spot at state. Pairings and tee times for the state meet (Sept. 29-30 in Colorado Springs) won't be released until Wednesday at the earliest.

  • A milestone
  • Softball: Brighton beats...

    BRIGHTON -- Brighton's Kayla Michel picked a good time for the first walk-off, grand slam of her career.

    It came with two out in the last of the eighth inning Sept. 13 against Grandview to give the Bulldogs a 6-2, come-from-behind win.

    "I'm very happy. I've never done that before," Michel said. "I've come close. I had a chance against Columbine (BHS' loss of the season so far), and I missed it. I knew I had to get a base hit."

    The pitch was outside.

  • Brighton runners trek to Alamosa...
  • BHS rolls to undefeated...



    Jonathan Maness

    Sports correspondent


    BRIGHTON — It may be early in the season, but there may not be a better volleyball team in the state than the Brighton Bulldogs. 

  • BHS scoreboard


    Brighton shaded Westminster 3-1 Sept. 9 on Brighton's field.

    Melissa Rahrich pitched and batted the Bulldogs to the win. She had a home run among her three hits. Rahrich also struck out 11 Wolves in a complete-game effort. Kayla Michel added a home run to go with two other hits. BHS moves to 5-1 on the season, 2-0 in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference.

  • Prairie View scoreboard


    Prairie View is finding wins hard to come by this season.

    Pomona rode three goals from Luis Aguilar to a 5-1 home-field win against the ThunderHawks Sept. 8. No stats were available for PVHS.

    Lincoln beat the T-Hawks 5-2 Sept. 12 at Prairie View. Elio Delgado scored three goals for the Lancers.


    Greeley West stopped Prairie View 28-26, 14-25, 25-21, 19-25, 16-14 Sept. 8 on the T-Hawks' floor.

  • Eagle Ridge scoreboard


    Eagle Ridge stopped Skyview Academy of Highlands Ranch in straight sets Sept. 8. The scores were 25-20, 25-17, 25-18.

    Hannah Williams had 17 kills. Sidney Benson chipped in with six blocks, while Ellie Lewis had 28 assists.

    "The girls have been fighting a nasty cold, so they are trying to play through the illness," ERA coach Stephanie Hose said.

    ERA also knocked off Campion Academy 25-15, 25-16, 25-15 Sept. 9 in Loveland.


  • BHS aiming for fourth conference...

    BRIGHTON — Brighton High School tennis coach Chelsea Laursen’s expectations for the 2014 season are for more of the same, meaning continued success in East Metro Athletic Conference play.

    The team has a strong core of players returning from last year, and she hopes that the Bulldogs with continue their streak in the EMAC by capturing their fourth title in a row.

  • PVHS boys capture EMAC golf...

    WESTMINSTER — Prairie View High School captured the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference golf title this season.

    The ThunderHawks beat rival Brighton by 13 strokes. It puts PVHS in the EMAC-hosted golf regional tournament at 11 a.m., Sept. 16, at Meadow Hills Golf Course, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora. BHS will compete in its regional tournament starting at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 15, at Raccoon Creek Golf Course, 7301 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton.