Community Sports

  • Naeb, Brighton native drag racer, dies at 80
    DeLoy “Dutch” Naeb, who was born in Brighton and was a championship drag racer, died in New Mexico at the age of 80. Naeb was born Feb. 8, 1934, and lived in Brighton until he joined the Navy in 1951. His interest in stock-car racing began in Denver. He owned several word records. In 1966, he drove his Corvette, “The Pooch: to the NHRA Street Eliminator world championship in Tulsa, Okla. 
  • Cimmaron Gerke finds a new equestrian discipline
    BRIGHTON — “All my life, I’ve ridden in rodeos, gymkhanas. Before I could walk, I think I was on a horse.” So it seems natural that Cimmaron Gerke, of Brighton, would be able to find some other aspect related to horses and riding that would keep him involved in his sport of choice. Enter colt starting.
  • Brighton Turkey Trot results listed
    BRIGHTON -- Here are the results of this year's Brighton Turkey Trot. The race was Nov. 22 at the Brighton Recreation Center. More than 800 runners and 600 walkers participated. 5K run Men
  • Heinz won't let health problems slow him down just yet
    There’s that ever-present smile on Eric Heinz’s face as he saunters into the cafeteria at Bromley East Charter School. It’s the smile that comes from self-knowledge that he’s “in his element” as a physical education teacher and youth wrestling coach, the sorts of jobs where he can make an impact on students at the school. But if you look carefully, you’ll see there’s something wrong.
  • Brighton's Daymar Ortiz making PFC debut
    By Lucas Henderson, Contributing Writer Brighton has another rising star in the MMA world to cheer for this Friday night in Denver when Daymar Ortiz of Zingano MMA makes his Prize Fighting Championship debut against Tyler ‘Ginger’ Spurlin. 
  • Snowball softball tournament set for Dec. 6
    FORT LUPTON — Fort Lupton’s Winterfest Snowball softball tournament is set for 9 a.m., Dec. 6, at Pearson Park, state Highway 52 and US Highway 85. Each team gets three games. Each roster can have 15 spots, at least half of which has to be women. Team awards will be presented to tournament winners. Teams also have to provide similar jerseys. Registration fee of $150 is due by Dec. 4. Call 303-857-4200, ext. 164.
  • Brighton's 30th annual Turkey Trot steps off Nov. 22
    The state’s “flattest and fastest” 5K run/walk race (otherwise known as the 30th annual Turkey Trot) starts at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 22, at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.
  • Volleyball: Brighton rallies to beat Prairie View; T-Hawks claim league title on tie-breakers
    BRIGHTON -- Brighton's volleyball team rallied from two sets down Oct. 23 to beat Prairie View in five sets and create a three-way tie for the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference title. The set scores were 16-25, 15-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-8. Even so, the ThunderHawks came out of a three-way tie for the league title with the EMAC crown.
  • Colorado Venom softball team fundraiser
    The Colorado Venom 12U softball team teamed up with Arc Thrift Stores for a weeklong fundraiser. The stores will make a contribution to the team in exchange for gently used clothing and household items. For each filled truck of donations, Arc will donate $1,000 to the team. The fundraising drive goes from Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 2, at the new King Soopers store, 100 N. 50th Ave., Brighton. Email hollyteryn@gmail.com with questions.
  • Volleyball: Rivalry, conference title on the line Oct. 23
    BRIGHTON -- It's just the rivalry volleyball match between Brighton and Prairie View (6:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in the ThunderHawks' gym) with some extra spice thrown in. Prairie View is the only undefeated team left in the conference. Brighton and Rangeview are a game behind at 7-1. The winner of the conference title gets an automatic berth into the regional tournament next weekend. If Brighton can beat Prairie View and Rangeview defeats Gateway, that will forge a three-way tie for the conference crown.