https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sports/rss.xml en City honors BHS Special Olympians https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/city-honors-bhs-special-olympians <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_072518specialolympicssoccerteam_1.jpg" alt="Brighton High&#039;s Special Olympics soccer team takes its place center stage during the Brighton City Council meeting July 17." title="Brighton High&#039;s Special Olympics soccer team takes its place center stage during the Brighton City Council meeting July 17." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> Brighton High School&#39;s Special Olympics soccer team got the hero&#39;s treatment from Brighton City Council July 17.</p> Ravens’ softball team, program beginning to take shape https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/ravens%E2%80%99-softball-team-program-beginning-take-shape <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_hackney_071818.jpg" alt="Destiny Hackney gets some work in during a recent get-together at Riverdale Ridge High School. " title="Destiny Hackney gets some work in during a recent get-together at Riverdale Ridge High School. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">A new season is about to debut for longtime coach Ray Garza, something that always brings a smile to his face.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">This year, his new season is at a brand-new school with a brand-new team, the Riverdale Ridge High School Ravens.</span></p> Brighton swimmer signs with CSU-Pueblo https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-swimmer-signs-csu-pueblo <p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Brighton resident and Horizon High School graduate Courtnie Lingaas signed to swim for Colorado State University-Pueblo.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">She finished eighth in the 200-yard freestyle at the Front Range Conference meet in 2015 with a time of 2:0.04. She also set a career best in the same event with a time of 1:58.42.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Lingaas also set a personal best time of 5:23.42 in the 500-yard freestyle.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Vincel heads to Laramie CC for more basketball https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/vincel-heads-laramie-cc-more-basketball <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_vincel_062018_0.jpg" alt="Kam Vincel" title="Kam Vincel" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Prairie View&rsquo;s Kam Vincel, the school&rsquo;s all-time leading scorer in boys basketball, is heading north for more basketball.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;I picked Laramie (Laramie Community College) and I&rsquo;m excited to play with them,&rdquo; Vincel said.</p> <p class="p3"> Vincel averaged a bit more than 20 points per game on a team that split 24 games and advanced to the first round of the state 5A basketball tournament.</p> Sainz, BHS grad makes move to the Big Apple https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/sainz-bhs-grad-makes-move-big-apple <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_sainz2_071118.jpg" alt="Eric Sainz" title="Eric Sainz" align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Talk about a big change in one&rsquo;s life.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Take Brighton High School graduate Eric Sainz as an example. Sainz, who took up the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2015 after a stint as a basketball player, is living and training in New York City.</span></p> Eagle Ridge tryouts Aug. 6 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/eagle-ridge-tryouts-aug-6 <p class="p1" style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> <span style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;">Tryouts for the Eagle Ridge Academy boys soccer team and girls volleyball team are set for Monday, Aug. 6.</span></p> Brighton HS scoreboard May 13 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-hs-scoreboard-may-13 <p> <strong>Swimming</strong></p> <p> Brighton High School&#39;s swim team finished third in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference league meet over the weekend. The event was at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton.</p> <p> Tyler Gedge was the conference champion in the 500-yard freestyle, where his time was 5:37.39. He also took fifth in the 200- freestyle, posting a time of 2:01.34. Matthew Kim took third in the 100- breast stroke in a time of 1:14.33. Karter Lee&#39;s third-place time in the 500- freestyle was 5:55.54.</p> Eagle Ridge scoreboard – May 4 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/eagle-ridge-scoreboard-%E2%80%93-may-4 <p> <b>Girls soccer</b></p> <p> Eagle Ridge slipped past Denver West 5-4 in Denver April 30. Emily Hughes scored three time to pace the Warriors. Reina Bautista and Lani Mathews saw time in goal. Bautista made six saves. Mathews had three.</p>