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High School Sports

  • Basketball selection show set for Feb. 20

    ENGLEWOOD -- The fields for the state 4A and 5A boys and girls basketball tournaments will be unveiled at 3 p.m., Feb. 20, at the Doubletree Hotel Denver Tech Center, 7801 E. Orchard Road, Englewood.

    The 4A fields will be 32 teams strong for both boys and girls. The tournament for boys and girls begins begins Feb. 25.

    The 5A brackets will feature 48 teams. The girls draw begins Feb. 22, and the boys tourney begins Feb. 23.

  • Six Brighton area football players make college choices

    HENDERSON -- Six Brighton area football players will continue to play their sport in college in the fall.

    Three Prairie View ThunderHawks teammates -- Josiah Cannon, Ronell McNeal and Jarred Thompson -- signed with Colorado State University in Pueblo. The fourth player, Trask Green, did not sign but announced he would play for Independence (Kan.) Community College. 

  • Senior leadership carrying Bulldogs’ wrestlers

    BRIGHTON - Ask anyone: Team and program success has always been greatly influenced by the effectiveness of leadership.
        For the Brighton High School wrestling team, this seems to be the case.
        The Bulldogs wrestling squad is riding success this season, thanks to the leadership displayed by its five seniors: Sebastian Romero, Louie Pacheco, Edwin Ramirez, Deion Ramirez (no relation to Edwin), and Joe Jackson.

  • PV-Hinkley basketball games rescheduled for Feb. 12

    Prairie View and Hinkley high schools will make up their basketball games Feb. 12.

    The girls game is at 1 p.m. at Hinkley High School. The boys teams will play at noon at Prairie View.

    The games were called off because of the recent cold snap that blew through the Front Range.

  • R. Becker captures 119-pound wrestling title at BHS invite

    BRIGHTON – Prairie View’s Ricky Becker walked away with the 119-pound championship at Saturday’s Brighton High School Invitational. He pinned Gaston Hornung of Burlington in 1:48 of the finals.

    His brother, John, wound up third among 112-pounders. He got past Miguel Torres of Burlington 3-2 in the consolation finals.

  • BHS wins city wrestling rivalry

    HENDERSON -- Brighton rolled to a 61-9 wrestling win against rival Prairie View High School Jan. 26.

  • 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.