Girls Compete in Regional

The Brighton Girls competed in their Regional on Saturday and finished 2nd. 1- Milford 38, 2- Brighton 66, 3- Dexter 94.  The team was lead by freshman Lauren Parrell (4th, 18:56), junior Jenna Sica (8th, 19:27) and sophomore Sam Fusik (13th, 19:44).  This finish qualifies the team to compete in the State Finals on Saturday, November 1st at the Michigan International Speedway.  Please come out to cheer them on at 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Kristi Matuszewski

Girls Win Lakes Conference Championship

We did it!  Brighton Girls Cross Country are the Lakes Conference Champions.  The girls competed tonight at Island Lake. 1- Brighton 46, 2- Milford 49, 3- Walled Lake Northern 90.  The team was lead by Andrea Crowe (3rd, 19:02) and Jenna Sica (5th, 19:14).  The next meet is at St. John’s Cider Mill for Regionals on Friday, October 24th at 5:00pm.

Submitted by Kristi Matuszewski

Brighton Girls defeat Milford

The Brighton Girls were victorious in a tight dual race against Milford tonight scoring 27-28.  This win confirms their division title for the KLAA West.  The team was lead by Kirsten McGahan, Andrea Crowe and Jenna Sica all coming in within 1 second of each other in 3rd, 4th and 5th.  The scoring runners were rounded out with 2 freshmen, Lauren Parrell and Bella VanBuren in 7th and 8th.  The JV team will be racing Saturday at Hudson Mills in Dexter at1:00pm.  The Varsity and JV will race again next Thursday, October 16th, at Island Lake for the Lakes Conference meet at 4:00pm.

Submitted by Kristi Matuszewski

BHS Freshman Orange Football wins a “Dog Fight” with Hartland

During the October 1st, away against Hartland, the BHS Freshman Orange Football Team found themselves in a “Dog Fight” with Hartland.  Determined to come back after their lost to the same team the previous week, and down by 1 point with 1.21 minutes to go, the Bulldogs run the football into the end zone.  Now, up by 5 points, the Bulldog defense has to stop Hartland with a minute to go.  Hartland gets to mid-field, 1st and 10, with 12.6 seconds to go!  Bulldog Orange D holds on and they get the win!

27 in the Trench

Submitted by Donald Walsh

 

Brighton Girls Defeat Grand Blanc

The Brighton Girls won their 4 straight dual meet against Grand Blanc today scoring a perfect 15-50.  The girls took the top 14 places at the meet.   The top two finishers were our outstanding freshmen, Bella VanBuren and Lauren Parrell in a time of 20:13.  The girls race against Milford next Tuesday at Huron Meadows at 5:00pm in their last home and dual meet of the season.

Submitted by Kristi Matuszewski

Brighton Cycling is the 2014 MiSCA State Champion Team

Brighton Cycling, with new members and some first time racers, challenged athletes from a broad group of Michigan cyclists and teams in Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association’s (MiSCA) third and final race in the 2014 series held at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills on Saturday 27th September.

A beautiful and warm fall day greeted arriving racers as the MiSCA crew finished course setup and registration. This event would also determine the MiSCA and USA Cycling (USAC) Scholastic State Champions for Michigan in the various race categories.

Brighton’s Beginner Racers in the 10:00am Waves had 3 laps for a total of 9 miles. New member and first time racer, and now category State Champion, Alex Koepfer (46:31.7) took an early lead and sprinted to the finish in 1st place in a Men’s Beginner (15-18) category filled with Brighton Athletes. Ben Yahr (47:25.6) was close behind for 2nd place with Camden Newton (53:27.8) 3rd ensuring Brighton would fill the top three podium positions. Ben Yahr captured the coveted MiSCA Series award based on points in the best two of three races.

Despite a nagging seat-post that loosened during the ride, first time racer Megan Schnurstein’s (1:07:39.9) 1st place entry in the Women’s Beginner (15-18) category helped Brighton take an early lead in the team standings as she secured the State Champion award in that category.

Competition heated up in the 11:30am Waves on a reconfigured course that added distance and difficulty for the JV and Varsity categories filled with athletes from Clarkston School’s Flying Rhino MiSCA Team, Real Women Tri, Cycletherapy Orange Krush Cycle Club MiSCA, RBS Cycling Team, Trails Edge MiSCA, and Leadout Racing, each with their eyes on State Champion designations from MiSCA and USAC.

Unintended dismounts were not uncommon on the advanced course with technical terrain that required both skill and perseverance to successfully navigate several root-strewn climbs, drops, and curves.

Wade Thomas shook off a string of tough luck for a 1st place finish and is State Champion in the Men’s JV category completing the 3 lap (10.5 miles) JV circuit with a time of 58:57.3. Colin Wood (59:37.7) and Nate Lorence (1:00:26.8) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively with Nate capturing the MiSCA Series title award for Men’s JV. Drew Harbrecht 5th (1:02:04.8) and Andrew Allen 6th (19:02:05.2) finished a blink apart as both sprinted to the finish in the hotly contended JV race and Rob Ort (1:03:49.0) 10th, was slowed by a petulant drivetrain that was replaced shortly after the race.

Brooke Tyrrell captured the Women’s Varsity MiSCA Series title award, and was 2nd in the Varsity 4 lap (14 miles) race with a time of 1:41:13.8.

The Men’s 4 lap (14 miles) Varsity race was stacked with talent from across southern Michigan. Kyle Bohnsack secured the MiSCA Series title award and came in 5th with a time of 1:14:51.3 with Austin Loper (1:16:19.5) close behind in 6th. Stuart Schmoeger (1:27:43.0) repaired the chain and wheel that failed him in MiSCA Race #2 just in time and closed the door on Brighton’s competition in 10th.

In the end, Brighton Cycling talent overwhelmed competitor teams with its best score of the season and took home the 2014 MiSCA State Championship Team Award!

USA Cycling is governed by the rules of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

More information on USAC can be found here: http://www.usacycling.org

More information on MiSCA can be found here: http://www.miscabike.org

 

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Submitted by TJ Tyrrell