High School Sports

  • Early swan song awaits PV wrestler

    HENDERSON – The majority of the Prairie View wrestling team is pointing toward the second week of February for the regional wrestling tournament at Greeley West High School.
        A lucky group will think about a trip to Pepsi Center the third week of February and participation in the state 5A tournament starting Feb. 17.
        Not Chris Orenstein.

  • PVHS girls team hangs on for narrow win against Dawgs

    In an intense game sure to continue an intense rivalry, the Prairie View High School girls basketball team narrowly defeated the visiting Brighton Bulldogs 51-49 Friday.
        But the dramatic final minutes, which went Prairie View’s way after a few missed foul shots, was in sharp contrast to the first half of the game.

  • Rivalry renewed on the hardwood

    Prairie View opened up a commanding lead in Friday’s game against cross-town rivals Brighton High School and never looked back.
        This was the second face-off against the teams but with wildly different results. The ThunderHawks eaked out a dramatic win Dec. 11 when a last-minute 3-pointer after the buzzer by Brighton’s Nick Glaze rounded the rim of the basket but never fell in.

  • A coach who is Younger at heart

    Steve Smith

        BRIGHTON – There’s a school of thought that says the definition of a coach should include the words “wanting to win.”
        In the case of Bob Younger, girls basketball coach at Eagle Ridge Academy/Brighton Collegiate High School the past six years, there’s no question he wants to win.

  • 2010: The Year in Sports

        The past 12 months had their share of highlights for Prairie View and Brighton high schools.
        Each had its share of rivalry victories. The ThunderHawks earned their first – and probably last – state berth in class 4A when PVHS went to the state girls basketball tournament in February. Prairie View’s enrollment pushed the program into class 5A across the board, except for football.

  • PVHS lands its first girls basketball win over Bulldogs

    It can’t officially be considered a rivalry until both teams have a win. On Saturday, Prairie View’s varsity girls made it official.
        The ThunderHawks cruised to a historic first against Brighton, scoring 50-39 without giving up the lead to the Bulldogs.

  • Nail-biting finish gives ThunderHawks the win

         This was one of those games. 
        The buzzer sounded as the clock ran out, but the ball was already in the air, launched from beyond the 3-point line.  As it touched the rim of the basket, everyone knew the stakes.  The score was 45-48 Saturday in this hotly contested rivalry game.  The home team surged back from a 13-point deficit, and now the game was almost tied up.
        And “almost” tied up was where the score would stay.

  • PVHS football all-conference

        Five members of Prairie View’s football team were first-team, all-Mountain Plains Conference selections this season.
        They were running back Trask Green-Schoenfeld, wide receiver Jordan Vaden (also a first-team kick returner), offensive lineman Landon Cunning, defensive lineman Robert DeCarlo and linebacker Josiah Cannon.

  • Wrestling season begins at Adams County tournament

    HENDERSON -- Raul Ortega of Brighton High School and Prairie View's Charlie Dugan were among the champions at Saturday's Adams County wrestling tournament at Prairie View High School.


    Ortega, competing at 103 pounds, beat Keagan Lampo of Mountain Range 11-0. Dugan, competing at 112 pounds, earned a narrow, 5-4 decision over Eric Yamaguchi of Brighton.

  • Diaz continues to make gradual improvements

        BRIGHTON – Last year, Marisa Diaz was a freshman at Brighton High School, participating in gymnastics for a three-team school made up of the Brighton, Horizon and Thornton/Northglenn High Schools.
        This year, Diaz attends Eagle Ridge Academy. But the gymnastics part of her life remains same.