http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Brighton beats Prairie View on buzzer beater http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-beats-prairie-view-buzzer-beater <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2391.jpg" alt="Brighton fans carry off Mason McGuire-Beauman after he tossed in a game-winning layup for a 62-61 win." title="Brighton fans carry off Mason McGuire-Beauman after he tossed in a game-winning layup for a 62-61 win." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Parents, community try to get behind four-day week http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/parents-community-try-get-behind-four-day-week <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_communitymeeting2_021417.jpg" alt="More than 150 parents, staff and students came out to Stuart Middle School for the second community meeting regarding the four-day week hosted by School District 27J " title="More than 150 parents, staff and students came out to Stuart Middle School for the second community meeting regarding the four-day week hosted by School District 27J " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Some community members say they may be coming around to the proposed four-day week for School District 27J.</p> <p> A recent second community meeting to discuss the plan at Stuart Middle School, 15955 E. 101st Way, Commerce City, brought 150 people and new outlooks for the change.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m keeping an open mind,&rdquo; said Julie Popiel, a parent of twin kindergarteners. &ldquo;I want to get more information and see the plans. They have already made the decision.&rdquo;</p> State 5A wrestling .. Two semifinalists for BHS; no finalists http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/state-5a-wrestling-two-semifinalists-bhs-no-finalists <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_sailas_semis_022118.jpg" alt="BHS freshman Kenny Sailas works to control Wyatt Yapoujian of Pomona during a 106-pound semifinal match at the state wrestling tournament Feb. 16." title="BHS freshman Kenny Sailas works to control Wyatt Yapoujian of Pomona during a 106-pound semifinal match at the state wrestling tournament Feb. 16." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> DENVER &ndash; Brighton High School didn&#39;t place any of its wrestlers in the state 5A finals Feb. 16.</p> <p> The two with the last chances &ndash; Kenny Sailas, BHS&#39; 106-pounder, and Ian Helwick, the Bulldogs&#39; 285-pounder &ndash; lost in the semifinal round.&nbsp;</p> Brighton girls win bball rivalry http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-girls-win-bball-rivalry <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2225.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Mackenzie Dent drives the paint against Prairie View&#039;s Jordan Heffelfinger." title="Brighton&#039;s Mackenzie Dent drives the paint against Prairie View&#039;s Jordan Heffelfinger." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-f01b1517-9d30-1461-7915-6289e230a011"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Brighton vs. Prairie View -- a rivalry as good as any, proved to be just that Thursday, Feb. 15, as Brighton outlasted Prairie View 53-34 at Prairie View High School.</span></span></p> State 5A wrestling .. Brighton gets two to semifinal round http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/state-5a-wrestling-brighton-gets-two-semifinal-round <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_sailas_quarters_022118.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Kenny Sailas battles with Eaglecrest&#039;s Caeleb Knoll in the 106-pound quarterfinals at the state wrestling tournament Feb. 16. Sailas moved into the semifinals with a win." title="Brighton&#039;s Kenny Sailas battles with Eaglecrest&#039;s Caeleb Knoll in the 106-pound quarterfinals at the state wrestling tournament Feb. 16. Sailas moved into the semifinals with a win." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>DENVER &ndash;</strong> Kenny Sailas and Ian Helwick of Brighton High School made it to the semifinals of their respective weight classes at the state 5A wrestling tournament Feb. 16.</p> <p> Sailas picked up a tough, 4-2 decision over Eaglecrest&#39;s Caeleb Knoll at 106 pounds. Sailas scored the wining takedown with 36 seconds left in the match.</p> State wrestling .. day 1: PVHS moves two to quarterfinals http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/state-wrestling-day-1-pvhs-moves-two-quarterfinals <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_grice_round1_022118.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Mark Grice came up on the short end of a 9-5 decision to Ryan Kuykendall of Monarch in the opening round of the state 5A tournament Feb. 15." title="Prairie View&#039;s Mark Grice came up on the short end of a 9-5 decision to Ryan Kuykendall of Monarch in the opening round of the state 5A tournament Feb. 15." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> DENVER &ndash; Austin McFadden and Mitchell Bond of Prairie View advanced to the quarterfinals of the state wrestling tournament Feb. 15 at Pepsi Center.</p> <p> McFadden, who earned a tough, 5-0 decision against Grady Colgan of Grandview, faces Monarch&#39;s Parker McQuad. Bond had to go into overtime to down Julius Boimah of Cherokee Trail 6-4. Bond takes on Josh Betts of Rocky Mountain. The quarterfinals begin at 12;45 p.m. Feb. 16.</p> Police investigate sexual misconduct allegations at Overland Trail http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/police-investigate-sexual-misconduct-allegations-overland-trail <p> An Overland Trail Middle School staff member allegedly behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner with students at the school, according to Brighton police.&nbsp;</p> <p> Administrators placed two middle school staff members on administrative leave while police investigate the allegations against one of them, according to a police department press release. The other person is being investigated as to whether or not he met the &quot;legal duties as a mandated reporter.&quot;</p> State wrestling: Day 1 .. BHS puts six into quarterfinals http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/state-wrestling-day-1-bhs-puts-six-quarterfinals <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_adams_round1_022118_0.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Tarron Adams, shown during a first-round, 170-pound win against Monarch&#039;s Nate Pritchard, advanced to the state 5A quarterfinals Feb. 15." title="Brighton&#039;s Tarron Adams, shown during a first-round, 170-pound win against Monarch&#039;s Nate Pritchard, advanced to the state 5A quarterfinals Feb. 15." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <strong>DENVER &ndash;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 12pt;">Six Brighton wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinal round of the state 5A wrestling tournament Feb. 15.</span></p> <p> <o:p></o:p></p> <p> The six are freshman Kenny Sailas (106 pounds), Justin McCoy (120), Nathan Baca (160), Tarron Adams (170) Santana Solano (220 ) and Ian Helwick (heavyweight).<o:p></o:p></p>