https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en PVHS wins its first game of the year https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/pvhs-wins-its-first-game-year <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pv_002.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Larenz Lovelace looks for running room during Friday’s game against Westminster. " title="Prairie View’s Larenz Lovelace looks for running room during Friday’s game against Westminster. " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> By Jonathan Maness</p> <p> Sports Correspondent</p> <p> After a couple of tough losses to start the season the Prairie View football team picked up its first win of the season Sept. 13.</p> <p> The ThunderHawks came out quick and scored the first 22 points of the contest to top league rival Westminster 29-10.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s great to get this win,&rdquo; Prairie View coach Ben Startzer said. &ldquo;We got out fast, and the guys were really focused.&rdquo;</p> GOLF: Prairie View's Nelson captures stroke title at second EMAC major https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/golf-prairie-views-nelson-captures-stroke-title-second-emac-major <p> COMMERCE CITY -- Prairie View&#39;s Jeff Nelson captured the stroke play title at the second Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major (all-school) tournament at Buffalo Run Sept. 17. He fired a 1-under par 71 to beat Brighton&#39;s Kyle Leydon by one stroke.</p> <p> BHS&#39; Jadon Lockwood turned in a score of 11-over par 83, and Zane Oswald was close behind with a 13-over pr score of 86. BHS finished fourth.</p> <p> PVHS&#39; Tyler Jenson finished with a 10-over par total of 82. Colby Fordham was 16th with his 25-over par total of 97.</p> Softball: Ravens roll to lopsided win https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/softball-ravens-roll-lopsided-win <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0807_-_edited.jpg" alt="Riverdale Ridge&#039;s Destiny Hackney had a base hit and an RBI as the Ravens whitewashed Englewood 16-0 in Thornton Sept. 12. Nikki Waddle had two hits and three RBIs. Taylor Deshon, Makenna Meyer and Aubree Davis combined for a one-hitter and 11 strikeouts." title="Riverdale Ridge&#039;s Destiny Hackney had a base hit and an RBI as the Ravens whitewashed Englewood 16-0 in Thornton Sept. 12. Nikki Waddle had two hits and three RBIs. Taylor Deshon, Makenna Meyer and Aubree Davis combined for a one-hitter and 11 strikeouts." align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /> College recruiting involves a lot of upfront legwork https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/college-recruiting-involves-lot-upfront-legwork <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_lliteras_091819.jpg" alt="Former Brighton coach Dan Lliteras talks college recruiting at Frederick High School Sept. 10." title="Former Brighton coach Dan Lliteras talks college recruiting at Frederick High School Sept. 10." align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong>FREDERICK &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;High-school athletes are looking for colleges. Colleges have money to spend on potential recruits, whether it&#39;s an NCAA Division I program or an NAIA school.</p> <p> But, as former Brighton High School boys basketball coach Dan Lliteras explained Sept. 10, there are a lot of steps between interest in playing college sports and signing that letter of intent, and some of those steps can start before high school.</p> Ravens capture first football win https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/ravens-capture-first-football-win <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/riverdale_005.jpg" alt="Riverdale’s Trevor Miller celebrates after recovering a fumble against Jefferson on Friday. Riverdale won 23-6. " title="Riverdale’s Trevor Miller celebrates after recovering a fumble against Jefferson on Friday. Riverdale won 23-6. " align="left" hspace="6" width="75" height="85" /><p> By Jonathan Maness</p> <p> Sports Correspondent</p> <p> THORNTON &ndash; It was a historical night for the 2019 Riverdale Ridge football team on Friday.</p> <p> The Ravens garnered the first victory in the program history after scoring 23 unanswered points to top Jefferson 23-6.</p> <p> In its inaugural season, Riverdale went winless at 0-8 and started the season with an uneven loss to Jefferson 60-14. Thanks to a year of experience and hard work the Ravens were able to get their revenge on the Saints.</p> Brighton HS scoreboard Sept. 15 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-hs-scoreboard-sept-3 <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/b454.jpg" alt="Brighton quarterback Alex Griffeth (4) celebrates with junior offensive lineman Matthew Ramsey after a 40-yard touchdown pass on a flea flicker in the first quarter Thursday, Sept. 12, at Jeffco Stadium. The Bulldogs eventually suffered their first loss of the season, 42-10." title="Brighton quarterback Alex Griffeth (4) celebrates with junior offensive lineman Matthew Ramsey after a 40-yard touchdown pass on a flea flicker in the first quarter Thursday, Sept. 12, at Jeffco Stadium. The Bulldogs eventually suffered their first loss of the season, 42-10." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Football</p> <p> Brighton started out its Sept. 12 game against Chatfield in good shape. But the Chargers scored 21 unanswered points to close out the first half and beat the Bulldogs 42-10 at Jeffco Stadium.</p> <p> Alex Griffeth and Eli Bowman connected on a first-half scoring play for BHS&quot; only touchdown. Malcolm Boyd scored twice in the third quarter for CHS. Quarterback Matt Canino scored a rushing touchdown and threw for two more.&nbsp;</p> <p> <b>Softball</b></p> Prairie View scoreboard -- Sept. 15 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/prairie-view-scoreboard-0 <p> <b>Softball</b></p> <p> Prairie View routed Westminster 15-0 on the Wolves&#39; field Sept. 12. The game lasted three innings because of the state&#39;s mercy rule.</p> <p> Anicia Lucero had two hits and three RBIs. Neveah Ramirez and Lauren Bencivenga added two hits and drove in two. Ramirez threw a one-hitter and struck out five.</p> <p> Football</p> <p> Prairie View won its first football game of the season by beating Westminster 29-8 in the T-Hawks&#39; home opener Sept. 13.</p> <p> No stats were available.</p> <p> Softball</p> Eagle Ridge scoreboard – Sept. 15 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/eagle-ridge-scoreboard-%E2%80%93-sept-15 <p> <b>Volleyball</b></p> <p> Eagle Ridge won two of three matches at the Bennett High School tournament Sept. 14. ERA beat the host Tigers in four sets and snick past Denver School of Science/Technology MOntview campus in five sets. Simla beat the Warriors in four sets. It was Eagle Ridge&#39;s first loss of the season.</p> <p> The Warriors outlasted Peak to Peak 25-21, 19-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-8 Sept. 12 in Brighton. Paige McSavaney had 14 kills for the Pumas. Anna Sparling had 12, and Sophie Kiehl added 10. No stats were available for ERA.</p>