https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en Eagle Ridge's Ranzinger casts soccer lot with Bethel College https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/eagle-ridges-ranzinger-casts-soccer-lot-bethel-college <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_ranzino1_032719.jpg" alt="Annalysa Ranzinger gets ready to sign a college soccer letter of intent with Bethel College March 19." title="Annalysa Ranzinger gets ready to sign a college soccer letter of intent with Bethel College March 19." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;At first, Eagle Ridge Academy soccer player Annalysa Ranzinger wasn&rsquo;t going to continue in her chosen sport next year.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As it turned out, the only school she talked to &ndash; Bethel College in Kansas &ndash; is the place where she&rsquo;s going to go for more education.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And more soccer.</p> Brotherly advice sends Harris to Air Force https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brotherly-advice-sends-harris-air-force <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_harris2_032719.jpg" alt="Cameron Harris is all smiles ahead of his letter-signing ceremony at Eagle Ridge Academy March 19. Harris, who also runs track at Brighton High School, is heading for the Air Force Academy." title="Cameron Harris is all smiles ahead of his letter-signing ceremony at Eagle Ridge Academy March 19. Harris, who also runs track at Brighton High School, is heading for the Air Force Academy." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">Cameron Harris spends much of his days in high school shuttling between the school he attends, Eagle Ridge Academy, and the school for which he runs track, Brighton High School.</span></p> Show-stoppers https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/show-stoppers <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1355.jpg" alt="The ThunderHawks’ Dalton Knecht lets fly with a jumper in a December game against Brighton. " title="The ThunderHawks’ Dalton Knecht lets fly with a jumper in a December game against Brighton. " align="left" hspace="6" width="69" height="85" /><p> The Show, a series of all-star basketball games highlighting top talent among boys and girls basketball players, came calling.&nbsp;</p> <p> Four from Brighton answered. The quartet &ndash; Prairie View&rsquo;s Dalton Knecht and Brighton&rsquo;s Sam Schliep, Brayden Schlitt and Mason Beauman &ndash; will be playing at Metropolitan State University in Denver Saturday, March 23.</p> <p> Knecht, Schlitt and Beauman &ndash; all seniors &ndash; will play at 10:30 a.m. Schliep, who is a junior, plays at 4:30 p.m.</p> PV grad lands first head coaching job https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/pv-grad-lands-first-head-coaching-job <p> Prairie View grad Jocelyn Garcia is moving up the bench at the University of Arkansas-Monticello.</p> <div style="clear:both;"> <p paraeid="{a2dc8c59-3459-430f-ac79-d7f5fdbd494a}{35}" paraid="442535831" xml:lang="EN-US"> <span data-contrast="auto" xml:lang="EN-US">She&#39;s the NCAA Division II squad&#39;s new head women&#39;s volleyball coach.</span></p> "I know hard work pays off" https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/i-know-hard-work-pays <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ramirez_img_1291.jpg" alt="Former Prairie View football player and track-and-field state qualifier RJ Ramirez celebrates his win in the 60-meter dash at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track meet." title="Former Prairie View football player and track-and-field state qualifier RJ Ramirez celebrates his win in the 60-meter dash at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track meet." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong>PUEBLO &ndash;</strong>This story starts at the end.</p> <p> Former Prairie View multisport athlete RJ Ramirez won the 60-meter dash in 6.87 seconds at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track-and-field meet late last month. He also earned first-team, all-RMAC honors.</p> <p> Ramirez, who is a sophomore at Colorado State Pueblo, almost didn&rsquo;t make it to the track team, much less the podium. He&rsquo;s had some stomach issues in 2017 that are under control. He also tore an ACL in 2016.</p> Brighton HS scoreboard March 17 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-hs-scoreboard-march-17 <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6158.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Preston Seader hands the baton to Max Cisneros in the boys 4-by-200-meter relay at the Mercury Classic March 21." title="Brighton&#039;s Preston Seader hands the baton to Max Cisneros in the boys 4-by-200-meter relay at the Mercury Classic March 21." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <b>Track/field</b></p> <p> Brighton&#39;s Kynzi Booth won the girls 100-meter dash at the Mercury Classic at BHS March 20. She turned in a time of 12.87 seconds. She also finished second in the 200-meters, posting a time of 28.08.</p> <p> Kiran Green and Alyssa Hill also won individual races. Green&#39;s top time in the 800-meters was 2:29.3. She also took second in the 1,600-meters (5:33.42) and in the 3,200-meters with a time of 12:26.72. Hill finished the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 19.47.</p> Prairie View scoreboard -- March 14 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/prairie-view-scoreboard-0 <p> <b>Baseball</b></p> <p> A 15-run first inning paved the way for Prairie View to win its season opener against Hinkley March 12. The final score was 22-1 in a contest shortened to three innings because of the state&#39;s mercy rule.</p> <p> Jaydon Carbajal had two hits and five RBIs for the T-Hawks. Marcus Sanchez and Evan Anderson had a base hit and drove in three runs. Starting pitcher Ryan Tavenner walked one and struck out five in two innings.</p> <p> <strong>Lacrosse</strong></p> Eagle Ridge scoreboard – March 17 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/eagle-ridge-scoreboard-%E2%80%93-march-17 <p> <b>Cancellations</b></p> <p> Two district-wide closures mean two days of gmes that Eagle Ridge Academy teams will have to play later on this spring.</p> <p> The baseball team&#39;s game against Skyview Academy was called off March 14. The Wariors&#39; girls soccer match at Estes Park also fell victim to the blizzard.</p> <p> <strong>Girls soccer</strong></p> <p> Eagle Ridge scored seven times in the first half and beat Sheridan 11-1. The game was stopped in the second half because of the state&#39;s 10-goal mercy rule.</p>