Community Sports

  • Hitbox owner hits strongman stride
    Adam Geiger owns Brighton Hitbox on South First Avenue. But in his other life, Geiger is involved in Strongman, competition in strength-based athletics. It started seven years ago. "A friend of mine and I were playing on a flag football team. He had currently been doing Strongman for roughly three years and had all the equipment at his house," Geiger said. "He had invited me over to work out, as he knew I loved to lift." At that time, Geiger "was a pretty skinny 210-pound guy."
  • Special Olympics funding in a bit of flux
    There seems to be some confusion about what will happen to federal funding for special education and Special Olympics. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed cutting almost $18 million from both programs. Late in the week, President Donald Trump promised full funding. It’ll be up to Congress to decide.
  • Doing more with Les
      “It was a shock to me when I found out because things like this are given to coaches who won state championships… my teams never even qualified for the final four.”  Longtime baseball coach Les Tapia, who led Brighton High School’s program for 26 years, was recently honored for his career revitalizing smaller programs. He was an inductee into the Colorado Dugout Club’s Hall of Fame amidst a crowd of friends and former colleagues. 
  • Image Summit March 7-8
    The city of Brighton is taking proposals for workshop presenters at the annual Image Summit March 7 and 8 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St.  The mission of the youth conference for 10- to 19-year-olds is empowering young people in the state to impact government and become active community members.  Featured speakers are Jessie Funk and Shane Feldman. There will be breakout sessions, chances to talk with elected officials from across the state. The cost is $20. Call 303-655-2119 or visit www.brightonimagesummit.org.
  • Evolution Women’s Conference March 1
    This year’s Evolution Women’s Conference is from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Bella Sera Events Center, 45 Strong St. The keynote speaker is Denise Burgess, president and CEO of Burgess Services, a construction management firm in Denver. She’s been on the board of directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce since 2010. Other guest speakers are Susan Frew of Sunshine Plumbing, Heating and Air, wellness coach Melissa Healy and Ramina Wilkerson, motivational speaker and life coach.
  • City honors BHS Special Olympians
    Brighton High School's Special Olympics soccer team got the hero's treatment from Brighton City Council July 17.
  • Youth soccer registration due July 13
    The deadline to sign up for pee wee soccer through the Brighton Recreation Center is Friday, July 13. It’s designed for youngsters 4 and 5 years of age. It’s not a competitive program; game scores are not counted.
  • Youth baseball tryouts July 21
    Tryouts for 2019 competitive baseball teams through the Brighton Youth Baseball Association start at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at 1011 Voiles st. The association supports AA and AAA league teams that play in the Rocky Mountain Junior Baseball League as well as majors/tournament only teams. Email president@byba.com.  
  • Special Olympics honors for BHS unified team
    Brighton HIgh School’s unified soccer team won a silver medal at the national Special Olympics in Seattle.
  • Shooting for a cure camp