High school sports games streamed live, locally
Article and photo by Shaun Kernahan
When the Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) varsity boys basketball team tips off each game this season, the stands are not filled to capacity. Only a select number from each player’s family are allowed into the gym. That is where local sports bar, Berg Haus in Castle Pines, has stepped up to fill the void. The locally-owned and operated sports bar and grill is streaming games live so fans can watch and route for their favorite teams and players.
The big screen located center stage above the bar, streams games while family, friends and fans watch. Typically, during the junior varsity (JV) game, several varsity parents meet at Berg Haus to grab dinner and watch. Then, as the JV game concludes, the parents switch places. The varsity parents head off to the game and the JV parents head to Berg Haus to watch the varsity game.
It is not just the local high school basketball games streaming from behind the bar. Co-owner Bruce Ringgenberg said they have aired RCHS girls swim meets when a regular customer, whose daughter swims for the team asked. They have also happily streamed the softball game from a small college in Arizona while one of the players’ grandparents grabbed a bite to eat and cheered on their granddaughter.
“We will put on any game that is streaming. The ones that have been requested so far are the JV and varsity boys basketball games. That is what parents are building fundraising events around,” said Ringgenberg.
Berg Haus partnered with RCHS and sponsored a watch party fundraising event where 10% of all dine-in and take-out orders were donated to the boys basketball program.
Ringgenberg also mentioned that they are streaming other Douglas County school games as well. Berg Haus has set out to be the local sports bar for Castle Pines, supporting local teams and the interests of their customers. For those wanting to catch a local game, whether it is a high school, college or professional event, Berg Haus is happy to play it on one of their 15 screens.
To learn more about what’s streaming at Berg Haus visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The-Berg-Haus-110537930362778.