Today's Sports

  • Local 7-year-old races to success

    Ricky Holbrook’s favorite races are the ones that he wins. At the rate he’s progressing, he may soon have a hard time picking favorites. 

    Holbrook, 7, is a quarter midget car racer from Fort Lupton. He recently entered his third season of competition and expects to enter the second grade at Twombly Elementary School this fall. 

    “What I like most about racing is going fast and when you get trophies,” Holbrook said. 

  • Brighton's Helwick may...

                 ALAMOSA – It would be hard for anyone to forget the wild – and weird finish – to the 2018 version of the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-star football game June 8 in Alamosa.

  • Volleyball: Cox clicks with her...

    ALAMOSA – Alexis Cox of Eagle Ridge Academy was a happy young lady June 9 at the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls volleyball tournament at Adams State University.

                Her ace in the second set pushed her team into a third set, and her team won the match, too.

  • Girls basketball: French gets...

    ALAMOSA – Brighton girls basketball coach Jim French made his effort in the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state games seem like another regular-season game.

                Between research, keen drafting and a draft board, French came up with a team that dominated its semifinal game June 8 at Alamosa High School by 34 points.

  • Softball: Trujillo bows out with...

    ALAMOSA – Prairie View's Brooklyn Trujillo took a slight detour June 6 and found herself at the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state softball game at Adams State University.

    Shortly after she pitched three innings and struck out three -- not to mention picking up a two-RBI single in the first inning – Trujillo was on her way to Steamboat Springs for a competitive tournament that started June 7.

    But first things first. 

  • One adventure down, another one...

    No one will ever accuse former Prairie View teacher and baseball coach Matt Nylund of being a couch potato.

    After retiring from Brighton School District 27J, Nylund has taught school in Kansas, hunted bear in Kansas and in Canada and finished a cross-country bicycle ride to help raise awareness for diabetes.

    He called it “rewarding.”

  • Shorter school week sends two...

    At least two area coaches are leaving their posts because of the decision to go to a shorter school week in Brighton School District 27J.

    Brighton volleyball coach Meghan Barkman Law is leaving the program after five seasons. She’s taking a teaching job at Skinner Middle School in Denver.

  • Garza moves on from BHS baseball

    Former Brighton High School baseball coach Ray Garza told an interview committee he wanted to stay with the program 10 years.

    He made it eight before his contract was not renewed.

  • Brighton HS scoreboard May 13


    Brighton High School'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.

    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's third-place time in the 500- freestyle was 5:55.54.

  • Eagle Ridge scoreboard – May 4

    Girls soccer

    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.