High School Sports

  • Cup comes home to Prairie View

       HENDERSON — Thursday night belonged to the Prairie View High School offense and junior Jordan Vaden.
       The Brighton Bulldogs keyed on the talented ThunderHawks receiver and special teams return man, but that didn’t stop Vaden from dancing down the field – several times. The cross-town rivalry, with the third annual Superintendent’s Cup on the line, was taken by the ‘Hawks with a 34-21 victory at the PVHS’ home field.

  • First-year player wraps up softball campaign

    HENDERSON – Deloris Matanda won’t be part of the Prairie View varsity softball team’s trip to the 4A district softball tournament Oct. 16 in Colorado Springs.
        But that’s OK with her. After all, this was her first year of playing competitive softball.
    Matanda, who is an exchange student from Germany, played on the ThunderHawks’ “C” level team. She is a senior at Prairie View, even though she is just 15.

  • Prairie View-BHS rivalry renews

    BRIGHTON – Ever since the Thompson Valley tournament a few weeks ago, the Prairie View High School volleyball team has been on a roll.
        And unlike a few weeks ago, they are healthier than ever.

  • Wrestling

        The regional wrestling tournament for Prairie View will be at Greeley West High School Feb. 11 and 12. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the state 5A tournament at Pepsi Center Feb. 17.

  • Brighton, Prairie View in same regional softball tournament

    AURORA -- Brighton and Prairie View are in the same regional softball tournament Oct. 16.

    The tournament is at the Four Diamond Complex, 5025 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs.

    Both teams play at 10 a.m. Saturday. BHS (17-2), which drew the 11th seed in the tourney, faces Chaparral (11-7 and the 22nd seed). Prairie View (12-6 and the 27th seed in the field) plays sixth-seeded Liberty High School (18-1).

  • T-Hawks have Gators for homecoming

    The Prairie View ThunderHawks fought a tough defensive battle against Standley Lake Friday, shutting down the Gators’ running game as they rolled to a 13-0 win.
        The packed house, the biggest home crowd under the Friday night lights, was on hand for the homecoming celebration. But through the first half, about all they had to talk about was the upcoming halftime ceremonies and the crowning of the king and queen.

  • New BHS trainer

        Leslie Tufano is the new athletic trainer at Brighton High School.
        She replaces Tom Bashline, who is a full-time trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters.

  • Prep golf

    FORT LUPTON – Brighton’s Jordan Perkins was the medalist for the junior-varsity league golf tournament at Coyote Creek Golf Course Sept. 22. He fired a 79.

  • Quitoriano finishes 21st at state golf tournament

    PARKER -- Prairie View's Marcel Quitoriano finished 21st at the state 5A golf tournament at Valley Country Club.

    He shot a 72-80 -- 152 in the two-day event. Quitoriano, a senior, finished two shots behind a group of golfers who tied for 18th place. They were Nathaniel Goddard of Fossil Ridge, Zach Tripp of Dakota Ridge and Sean Robbins of Cherry Creek.

    "Marcel did great day 1 -- shot 72 and was in 2nd place.," said PVHS coach Will Panella. "Unfortunately, he shot 80 on day 2 dropping him down to 21st overall."

  • Back in action after overcoming serious injuries

        BRIGHTON – Have you ever broken a bone or wrenched your back playing sports? Plenty of collegiate and high school athletes around the nation sustain injuries like these. In many cases, they don’t come back as strong as they once were.
        Fortunately for two local athletes, this was not the case.        This is the story of Kayla Mescher of Brighton High School and Prairie View’s Mark Huffman, two student-athletes who had to overcome adversity to get back to doing what they love.