Today's Sports

  • Morales goes from a Bulldog to a...

    BRIGHTON -- Brighton's Nathan Morales was a happy young man April 16 for three reasons.

    He signed a letter of intent to play football at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., he was happy he made a choice of school and he was happy to step down from the dais once he signed all the documents.


    "A couple of schools came after me. But Bethany came out and got me," Morales said. "They told me everything right away. The others didn't do that. They said what I wanted to hear."

  • Dent gets wish to go out of town...

    BRIGHTON -- The basic choice of attending a college was rather simple, according to Brighton's Zach Dent.

    "I always wanted to go out of state. And at age 18, I figured why not go somewhere?" Dent remarked during his letter-signing ceremony at Brighton High School April 16.


    He is going out of state (Augsburg College in Minneapolis), and he will be able to play football.

  • Garcia tabs Benedectine College...

    BRIGHTON -- The list of softball accomplishments for Brighton's Carleigh Garcia is something to see.

    She was a first-team, all-state selection in voting from the Colorado High School Activities Association, Maxpreps and Colorado Preps. She was fourth in class 5A in slugging percentage and fifth in RBIs. She won three letters while playing for the Bulldogs.

  • Letter signings times three-plus...

    BRIGHTON -- Three more Brighton High School athletes made their college choices April 16.

    Nathan Morales signed to play football at Bethany College in Lindsburg, Kan. Carleigh Garcia opted to play softball at Benedectine College in Atchison, Kan., and Zach Dent will continue to play football at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Cole Davis, who signed late in the winter with Garden City Community College in Kansas, also took part.


  • Shannon Sinn making professional...



    Luke Henderson 

    Sports correspondent


    Brighton’s own Shannon Sinn is set to make her professional MMA debut this month in Loveland at the Budweiser Event Center April 26. Sinn, who has been fighting as an amateur since 2011, is riding a wave of popularity going into her co-main event fight against Courtney Himes. 

  • Brighton’s Welch fighting in...



    Luke Henderson 

    Sports correspondent


    Joey “The Brighton Bad Boy” Welch will be facing Matt Peckham April 19 in the MMA main event of Universal Fight Alliance 15 in Denver. 

    Welch, a Brighton High School graduate and former wrestling standout, is eager to showcase his skills once more. 

  • PVHS takes golfing tourney title

    Prairie View won the team title at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference North/South Major Tournament in Thornton April 10. PVHS beat rival Brighton High School by 20 strokes. Rangeview placed third.


    Individually. Prairie View’s Maclay Bruce (84), Sirena Maynes (90) and Amber Tedesco (94) were the ThunderHawks’ top three finishers. , Brighton’s Reagan Ritchey was the overall medalist with a 79. Audry Kobi (104) and Kylie Coleman (105) rounded out BHS’ top three scores.

  • CSU brings Brighton alums back...



    Jonathan Maness

    Sports correspondent


    COMMERCE CITY — The Colorado State University football team has become one of the great stories in college football. 

    Led by head coach Jim McElwain,  the Rams have gone from a three-win squad to winning the Gilan New Mexico Bowl 48-45 in impressive fashion in 2013. 

  • BHS track: Lopez-Tapia, Lopez...

    BERTHOUD -- Brighton's Kevin Lopez-Tapia and Deziree Lipsett captured individual titles at Saturday's Max Marr Spartan Classic track meet at Berthoud High School.

  • Ramirez sits in 3rd among state...

    BRIGHTON -- Prairie View's RJ Ramirez is rated third in the 100-meter dash among class 5A schools. 

    Ramirez' top time of 10.9 seconds was set at the Mullen Runners Roost Invite April 12.

    He also has the 17th-fastest time in the 200-meters. The reading of 22.75 seconds was set at the Mountain Range Mustang Invitational earlier this month.