Sports briefs

By Staff
Posted 6/16/09

Soccer camp     Challenger Soccer Camp is taking registration online at for the summer camps. The registration includes a free soccer jersey.  Challenger …

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Sports briefs


Soccer camp

    Challenger Soccer Camp is taking registration online at for the summer camps. The registration includes a free soccer jersey.  Challenger is offering camps for 3- to 16-year-olds.  The camp will be the week of July 20-24. Call 303-655-2200 or e-mail


Youth sports

    Registration is under way for the city of Brighton’s youth sports programs.

    T-ball league games (for 4- and 5-year-olds) take place June 19 to July 31. The cost is $27.

Girls softball for 6- to 12-year-olds starts June 8 and continues to July 24. Cost is $30.

    Youth tennis (for ages 8 to 17) starts in two-week sessions June 1 and continues through Aug. 13. Cost is $32 per two-week session.

    The Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics’ youth track program runs through July 25. The cost is $40. Call 303-655-2200.


    The Brighton Early Rotary Club is seeking sponsors and golfers for its second annual Golf Tournament at 7:30 a.m., June 13, at the Heritage Todd Creek Golf Course, 8455 Heritage Drive in Thornton. Proceeds from the outing will help Brighton kids.

    Contact 303-654-9891.

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    A free, all-American wrestling camp is coming to Brighton High School at 9 a.m., June 19.

It’s open to 5 to 18-year-olds. The routine includes work on techniques and live wrestling. Register at the door the day of the camp.

The clinicians include NCAA national champion Ben Cherrington, assistant Olympic coach Mike McArthur, Angel Cejudo, a four-time undefeated state champion in Arizona and brother of Olympic titlist Henry Cejudo, and Dave Vondy, a four-time academic all-American.

Call BHS coach Tom Wagner at 303-880-8864.

BHS track

    Seven members of the Brighton High School track team earned all-conference honors based on their performances in the Skyline League meet.

    The seven were Lucien York in the long jump; Gabe Toepel in the 3,200-meter run; Matt Randall, Daniel Enriquez, Andre Gutierrez and Richard Merich in the 4x100-meter relay; and Kayla Mescher in the 100-meter hurdles.

    The list of second-team, all-conference performers includes Jeremy Cook in the shot put; Malek Mathews in the discus; Brandon Garcia in the 800-meter run; the foursome of Merich, Randall, Garcia and Ryan Delay in the 4x400-meter relay; Randall in the pole vault; the quartet of Toepel, Garcia, Michael Johnson and Joe Makepeace in the 4x800- relay; Corey Richers in the 110-meter hurdles; and Toepel in the 1,600-meter run.

Also, Randall in the 400-meter dash; Merich in the 100-meter dash; Emory Prochoda in the high jump; Mescher in the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter run; and the 4x200-meter relay team of Summer Minne, Joslynn Lopez, Tessa Norcross and Briahna McDowell.

BHS basketball camp

    Brighton High School will be the scene of a four-day basketball camp for incoming fourth- through 10th-graders starting June 8.

The fourth- to seventh-graders will have their sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and the eighth- through 10th-graders will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

The focus is on improving skills with an emphasis on fundamentals. Campers should bring shorts, T-shirts, athletic socks and gym shoes.

The cost is $50 per camper. Call 303-345-3921 or e-mail

College track

    Brighton’s Ryan Vera earned honorable-mention, all-academic consideration on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s track teams this spring.

    Vera, a redshirt freshman, attends the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. He carries a 3.55 grade point average and majors in petroleum engineering.


    The first-ever benefit golf tournament for the University of Denver Women’s College Business-Minded Women is June 19 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Course, 4900 Himalaya Road, Denver.

    The shotgun start is at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per player or $500 for a foursome. Call 720-335-0403 or register online at by June 12.



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