http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Brighton police arrest one in connection to Sept. 10 assault http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-police-arrest-one-connection-sept-10-assault <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/suv-photo.jpg" alt="Brighton police have made an arrest after a Sept. 10 assault near South Fourth Avenue and Jessup Street." title="Brighton police have made an arrest after a Sept. 10 assault near South Fourth Avenue and Jessup Street." align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON &mdash;</strong> Police announced the arrest of a Weld County man on Friday, Sept. 19, after asking for the public&#39;s help in identifying two people they say were involved in a serious assault Wednesday, Sept. 10.</p> <p> Theodore Mecillas, Jr., was arrested Thursday, Sept. 18, in connection with an assault Sept. 10 after officers spotted him in his vehicle. He was booked in the Adams County Detention Facility on a charge of first-degree assault and later released after posting a $20,000 bond.</p> Brighton students try their hand at fly fishing http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-students-try-their-hand-fly-fishing <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fly_fishing_010.jpg" alt="Students from Overland Trail Middle School in Brighton practice fly fishing in the Recreation Center pond in Brighton on Sept. 11, 2014." title="Students from Overland Trail Middle School in Brighton practice fly fishing in the Recreation Center pond in Brighton on Sept. 11, 2014." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Overland Trail Middle School students were able to cast their hand at fly fishing at the Recreation Center ponds on Sept. 11. Over the course of the last three weeks, students in Sheila Love&rsquo;s physical education class have been learning how to fly fish.</p> <p> This is the first year the fly fishing curriculum is being taught at the school. Love heard about the fly fishing program while at a PE conference and was able to receive a grant from the National Fishing in Schools Program and from Parks and Wildlife to implement the program.</p> Football teams split their Friday night games http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/football-teams-split-their-friday-night-games <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhsfbl1_092314.jpg" alt="Keishon Baker of Denver East wraps up Brighthon&#039;s Jackson Lambrecht in the teams&#039; game at All-City Stadium Friday night. East won it 35-6." title="Keishon Baker of Denver East wraps up Brighthon&#039;s Jackson Lambrecht in the teams&#039; game at All-City Stadium Friday night. East won it 35-6." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Prairie View won its home game against Boulder Sept. 19. Brighton couldn&#39;t follow suit in its road game against Denver East.</p> <p> The ThunderHawks scored twice in the fourth quarter and beat Boulder 41-27. RJ Ramirez scored from 45, 2 and 56 yards. Ben Meraz threw a first-quarter scoring pass to Zach Peterson. Otero Jones scored a TD in the third quarter.</p> <p> Todd Jones scored three touchdowns for Boulder.</p> Soccer: Skyview Academy outlasts Eagle Ridge in overtime http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/soccer-skyview-academy-outlasts-eagle-ridge-overtime <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_erasoccer_092413.jpg" alt="Eagle Ridge’s Joseph Pearse, left, and Skyview Academy’s Joe Henderson arrive at the ball at the same time late in the teams’ non-conference match at Donelson Park Friday afternoon. The Hawks got four goals from Derek Helsing and won 4-3 in overtime." title="Eagle Ridge’s Joseph Pearse, left, and Skyview Academy’s Joe Henderson arrive at the ball at the same time late in the teams’ non-conference match at Donelson Park Friday afternoon. The Hawks got four goals from Derek Helsing and won 4-3 in overtime." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong> Skyview Academy and Eagle Ridge went into overtime Sept. 19 at Donelson Park before there was a winner in their non-conference match.</p> <p> The Hawks got four goals from Derek Helsing and nipped the Warriors 4-3. Helsing got the game-tying goal with less than two minutes left in regulation time. The game-winner came on a free kick in the fourth minute of overtime.</p> <p> Mitchell Garcia, Joseph Pearse and Jose Bejarano-Tafolla scored the Warriors&#39; goals.</p> Kropp is in, other Brighton golfers out of state 5A tournament http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/kropp-other-brighton-golfers-out-state-5a-tournament <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brice_pawlowski_bhs_golf_0.jpg" alt="Brighton’s Brice Pawlowski tees off during the start of the Class 5A Regional Golf Tournament Monday morning at Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton." title="Brighton’s Brice Pawlowski tees off during the start of the Class 5A Regional Golf Tournament Monday morning at Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton." align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> <b>LITTLETON &mdash;</b> Brighton&rsquo;s Ryan Kropp made it through the Western regional qualifier at Raccoon Creek Golf Course Sept. 15 and earned a spot in the state 5A tournament in Colorado Springs.</p> <p> Kropp fired a 4-over par 76 to get into the state meet. Pairings and tee times won&rsquo;t be announced until Sept. 17 at the earliest. The state tournament is Sept. 29-30 in Colorado Springs.</p> Softball: Brighton beats Grandview in the eighth inning http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/softball-brighton-beats-grandview-eighth-inning <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhssfbl3_091714.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Kayla Michel wraps up a visit with coach Bob Gonzales during the team&#039;s game with Grandview Sept. 13. She hit a game-winning grand slam in the last of the eighth inning to give BHS a come-from-behind win." title="Brighton&#039;s Kayla Michel wraps up a visit with coach Bob Gonzales during the team&#039;s game with Grandview Sept. 13. She hit a game-winning grand slam in the last of the eighth inning to give BHS a come-from-behind win." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong> Brighton&#39;s Kayla Michel picked a good time for the first walk-off, grand slam of her career.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> &quot;I&#39;m very happy. I&#39;ve never done that before,&quot; Michel said. &quot;I&#39;ve come close. I had a chance against Columbine (BHS&#39; loss of the season so far), and I missed it. I knew I had to get a base hit.&quot;</p> <p> The pitch was outside.</p> A day to remember http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/day-remember <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_bfd911_091714.jpg" alt="Members of Brighton&#039;s Fire and Police Departments, Platte Valley Ambulance and city officials paused for a moment to reflect on and remember those who perished in the events of 9/11 13 years ago. Firefighters John Stevens, right, and Dan Grein are part of the color guard that led the traditional ringing of the bells at Brighton Fire Rescue Station 51 on Main Street. " title="Members of Brighton&#039;s Fire and Police Departments, Platte Valley Ambulance and city officials paused for a moment to reflect on and remember those who perished in the events of 9/11 13 years ago. Firefighters John Stevens, right, and Dan Grein are part of the color guard that led the traditional ringing of the bells at Brighton Fire Rescue Station 51 on Main Street. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /> Martin's complaint against Martinez over residency tossed by Adams County judge http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/martins-complaint-against-martinez-over-residency-tossed-adams-county-judge <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cynthia_martinez.jpg" alt="Brighton City Councilwoman Cynthia Martinez" title="Brighton City Councilwoman Cynthia Martinez" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Old questions about Brighton City Councilwoman Cynthia Martinez&rsquo;s residency were brought up by her ballot opponent in the race for Clerk and Recorder &mdash; and quickly dismissed by an Adams County judge.</p> <p> Republican candidate Stan Martin filed suit last week, challenging Martinez&rsquo;s eligibility for the office over claims she does not meet residency qualifications for the office.</p>