High School Sports

  • Budget cuts third-level sports, varsity assistants

    BRIGHTON -- The Brighton 27J School District board of education made it official Tuesday night.

    There will be no third-level high school sports programs, and there will be fewer varsity level assistant coaches for high school teams either. Superintendent Rod Blunck said the decision on the extent of the coaches' cuts will be up to the district athletic director, Rich Affleck, and the varsity coaches.

    Some programs, such as swimming and tennis, didn't have any assistants to start with. Others, such as football, may see a huge impact.

  • PVHS all-conference baseball players announced

    Prairie View’s Kyle Killen was a first-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference selection this season.
    Jarred Thompson, Dominic Cardenas and Kyle Shepard earned spots on the second team of all-conference players.
        The ThunderHawks finished 15-5 and advanced to the first round of the state 5A baseball tournament.

  • Prairie View soccer all-conference



       Prairie View goalkeeper Rachel Rawlins, defender Karissa Johnson and midfielder Jenia Crail were first-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference selections this season.

        Daly Miller was the lone second-team pick. The ThunderHawks advanced to the state 5A playoffs for the first time and finished with a 9-7 record.

  • Borden takes 13th in state 5A shot put

    LAKEWOOD – Before the state 5A shot put finalists were announced Saturday morning at Jeffco Stadium, Prairie View’s Jeff Borden had changed from his track shoes into his sneakers.

  • ThunderHawks all smiles, even though soccer season ends

    COLORADO SPRINGS – It’s rare to see a team of players with smiles on their faces after their season came to an end.
        But that was the case with the Prairie View girls soccer team May 10 at District 20 Stadium.

  • Mescher, Borden, Lopez earn state track berths

    HENDERSON -- Brighton's Kayla Mescher and Rachael Lopez and Prairie View's Jeff Borden qualified for the state 5A track meet. It's scheduled to start Thursday at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, weather permitting.

    Lopez is the 16th seed in the 800-meter run. Her top time this year is 2:19.28, set at the Thomas Jefferson Twilight meet May 6. Lopez finished second in the 800-meters at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference meet Saturday with a time of 2:22.65. The finals are set for 12:50 p.m., Friday.

  • ThunderHawks fall short in opening 5A playoff game

    ARVADA – Prairie View had its first – albeit a short – sampling of 5A style baseball playoffs Saturday morning on Nate Jurney Field at Ralston Valley High School.

  • EMAC track meet starts Friday

    HENDERSON -- The Eastern Metro Athletic Conference track meet starts at 3 p.m., Friday, at Prairie View High School.

    Competition will be in the field events (boys pole vault and triple jump, girls high jump and long jump, girls shot put and boys discus) and preliminary rounds of the hurdles, the short and intermediate sprints and the two-mile run.

  • Baseball pairings due out Wednesday

    AURORA -- Brighton's and Prairie View's baseball teams will learn about their first-round playoff opponents Wednesday.

    That's when the Colorado High School Activities Association is due to release the draw for the class 5A tournament. First-round games are Saturday.

    Both the Bulldogs and the ThunderHawks qualified this year. Prairie View comes into the tournament as the second seed out of the new Eastern Metro Athletic Conference. BHS comes in as the fourth seed.

    Check back for updates.

  • Girls soccer: BHS beats Prairie View in OT

    BRIGHTON -- Brighton needed overtime to beat Prairie View 3-2 in girls soccer Friday night. Priscilla Rivera scored twice for the Bulldogs, but it was Austyn Langdon who got the game-winner. Prairie View's goals came from Daly Miller. Rachel Rawlins, the goalkeeper for the ThunderHawks, had 12 saves. Aarica Matney, who played goal for Brighton, had eight.