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Community Sports

  • BYBA swears in new board
    BRIGHTON – When the new season of Brighton Youth Baseball begins in the spring, there will be a new board of directors in place to run the program for 600 or so participants.     The players are in 21 competitive and 35 recreational teams stretching from T-ball through programs for 10-year-olds.
  • Shrimp Bowl takes center stage
    COMMERCE CITY – Soggy, cold weather made for some tough playing conditions during the Commerce City Raiders Youth Football Association’s annual Shrimp Bowl games Saturday.   The football was literally like a greased pig as a myriad fumbles plagued both sides in all the games. The 11-, 12- and 13-year-old team games were on a muddy field reminiscent of the old NFL days. The teams slogged and battled their way through the tough weather and field conditions.
  • Benefit softball tournament on tap for Lorraine Bachicha
    FORT LUPTON – If you have lived in Fort Lupton for quite some time, you may very well know the name Lorraine Bachicha.     You may also know that Lorraine needs your help and prayers.
  • Local wrestling association slams community with entertainment
    John Lebsock Sports correspondent     COMMERCE CITY – For local fans of World Wrestling Entertainment, there is a new revolution in town that is bringing professional wrestling entertainment to the Denver metropolitan area.
  • Skating
    FORT WAYNE, IND. – Two members of the Rocky Mountain Racing Inline Speed Skating team at Wagon Wheel Skate Center earned medals at the U.S. Roller Sports Inline Speed Skating National Championships.     Dave Pate won the bronze medal in the Esquire Men’s 1,000-meter race. Shannon Nelson won the gold medal in the Esquire Women’s 500-, 700- and 1,000-meter races. She also won the women’s national championship for the second year.     Visit www.rockymountainracing.net.
  • Waltenburg takes all-around title in gymnastics meet
    COMMERCE CITY - Eight-year-old gymnast Kennedy Waltenburg is a state champion. She won the all-around title in her age bracket at the recent Colorado Association of Recreational Athletes state meet.     Waltenburg took gold medals in vault and uneven bar, along with a bronze medal on the balance beam in Level 4 competition at the meet July 29-30 in Aurora.
  • Local MMA fighter, Simms, has sights set high
        Paul Zastrocky     BRIGHTON – Professional mixed-martial-arts fighter Matt Simms, 29, has a routine when he enters the cage.     “[I] basically let myself know that, convince myself, I am the best fighter in the world,” Simms said. He then added, “at 155 pounds.”
  • Shaw to host strongest man competition
    FORT LUPTON – Many do not commonly know the name Brian Shaw. But when discussing the strongest man in the world, Brian Shaw is a name that people respect, as well as fear.
  • Mini motorsport racing comes to Lochbuie
    Kristen Downs MetroWest Intern On any given Saturday afternoon, one can find DJ Brakel in his backyard racing his mini ATV on the dirt-racing track that wraps around 1 ½ acres of land outside his home in Lochbuie.     Brakel is the executive racing coordinator at ThunderspeedRPM Racing, and it is obvious from his excitement and knowledge that he loves to race. He pulls out the green flag and the first racer takes off on an ATV around the track.
  • (Little) Boys of Summer
        Three Commerce City teams qualified for the 4 Star Senior postseason tournament at Pioneer Park over the weekend. But none advanced to the finals. Commerce City teams 1 and 3 advanced the farthest. They made it to the semifinals. Platteville beat CC #3, and LaSalle, which went on to win the tourney title, got past Commerce City #1.