Today's Sports

  • No such thing as disabled in...

               On first glance, Prairie View’s Mikhail Sands looks like any other football player. Even during a youth football camp, Sands runs pass patterns and offers instruction to the campers.

                He played rugby and soccer. He ran track last spring. But as the saying goes, things are seldom what they seem.

  • Otero takes option for CSU-Pueblo

    The power of familiarity.

    That’s what took Prairie View’s Donovan Otero to Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he’d like to walk on the school’s track team.

    “The main reason for this and not somewhere else is because I have a lot of friends who I look up to and I can have a friendly competition with like I have in the past,” Otero said.

  • Bailon returns as PVHS...

    Amy Bailon is moving into a chair that is more familiar than not.

    Bailon is the new Prairie View volleyball coach. She replaces Amy Shoemaker, who is the new volleyball coach at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs.

    Bailon was the coach of the ThunderHawks for five seasons. During that time, PVHS won 81 matches.

  • Brighton's Martinez earns...

    Former Brighton High School student Jonathan Martinez is among Aurora (Ill.) University athletes who were members of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference list of scholar-athletes.

    To qualify, students had to maintain a 3.25 grade-point average and compete in a conference-sponsored sport during the most recent school year. Martinez graduated from Brighton High School in 2014.


  • Ex-BHS hurler Adam Tabor...

    Former Brighton High School pitcher Adam Tabor is closer to home as he continues his college baseball career.

    Tabor, who had to sit out part of the 2014 season after Tommy John surgery, transferred to Metropolitan State College of Denver. He had been at South Mountain Community College in Arizona.

  • Sainz wins first pro BJJ fight

    Brighton's Eric Sainz won his first professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match July 15 by split decision over Bill Thomas.

    Sainz, who lost his professional debut last year, spent 20 days in Las Vegas, Nev., in training before the bout.

    "Without that training camp I don't know if I would have been able to have won the match," Sainz said.

  • Ortiz wins BJJ match by...

    Luke Henderson 

    Sports correspondent

    DENVER – Brighton’s Daymar Ortiz won his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match against Matt Sierra July 15 by choke submission in Denver at the National Western Complex. 

    Going into the match, Ortiz faced a difficult weight cut. 

    “It was one of the toughest I’ve ever done, a lot of weight to cut but I did it,” Ortiz said. 

  • American Legion state tournament...

    The Colorado American Legion State A Elite baseball tournament will call Brighton home for five days, starting July 27.

    Eight teams will participate in the double-elmination event. If necessary, a game will be played July 31.

    The schedule and participating teams have not been announced. Call 970-381-1130 with questions.

  • More than one level of adjustment

    Former Prairie View football player Zach Peterson, who’s going to school at the Colorado School of Mines, put the adjustment from high-school athletics to college athletics rather simply.

    “I like to compare it going from a big fish in a little pond to being a little fish in a big pond,” he said. “I red shirted, which was nice. It gave me time to get adjusted to the workload of school without the time commitment of all the meetings and travel that the older guys do.”

  • Eagle Ridge scoreboard – Feb. 12

    Girls basketball

    Eagle Ridge doubled up on William Smith 44-22 in Brighton Feb. 8. No stats were available for either team.

    Aurora West got the measure of the Warriors Feb. 11 in Aurora by a score of 58-28. Angel Cooper led Aurora with 23 points. No stats were available for Eagle Ridge.

    Boys basketball

    Eagle Ridge took a 68-57 decision over William Smith in Brighton Feb. 9. Joel Mendoza poured in 21 points for the Warriors. Josh Ennis added 19.