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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Motorcycle driver's wife expresses stresses of the Hill Climb

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Stasia Lujan walked alongside her husband's Honda motorcycle, her hand rarely leaving his back as he slowly made his way up the line for Friday's final qualifying run. When Darryl Lujan raced off up Pikes Peak Highway, Stasia retreated to a timing tent where she could follow his...

  • Qatar sheikh to drive in Sunday's Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani sits second in line to the Qatari throne. On Sunday, he'll be second in line to drive up Pikes Peak. The sheikh will race up in a Porsche after the pace car in The Broadmoor International Hill Climb. It will be a first for the 22-year-old motorsports...

  • Motorcycles present greater risk and haven't always been part of Hill Climb

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Rhys Millen considers himself a risk-taker, having challenged Pikes Peak for 22 years in the International Hill Climb. But there's a big caveat to that. "I take a lot of risks up there, but they're very calculated, and they're always with a roll cage around me," Millen said. "The...

  • Hill Climb drivers reveal rough road conditions in area of fatal crash

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Nature has taken its toll on Pikes Peak Highway, including in the area where it is believed a motorcycle racer was killed on Thursday. Carl Sorensen's death - according to fellow racer Rhys Millen - occurred off the third-to-last curve before the summit, between Boulder Park and Cog...

  • Hill Climb, community leads forced to move on quickly after tragedy

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    That The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb would continue despite a competitor's death Thursday was never in question. Precedent has long since established that the show must go on in what Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers called the "inherently dangerous" event. A...

  • Blog: Air Force possibly catches break as Mountain West releases men's basketball schedule

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Air Force learned it will partially dodge both defending co-champions in the Mountain West as the 2015-16 men's basketball schedule was released Wednesday. Air Force will not go to Boise State or host San Diego State this season. The Falcons will host the Broncos and will travel to...

  • Air Force home game vs. San Jose State moved to 8:15 p.m.

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    The movement of games to the late hour has begun for Air Force football. Air Force announced its Sept. 12 home game against San Jose State will begin at 8:15 p.m. and be shown on ESPNU. Games broadcast on ESPNU do not come with bonus television money, per the Mountain West contract...

  • Pitcher Hiram Burgos makes Colorado Springs Sky Sox debut on his way back up baseball's ladder

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Hiram Burgos had climbed to the top of baseball's ladder. An arm injury didn't set him back one rung, it dropped him all the way to the bottom. The righty from Puerto Rico, who made his Sky Sox debut Sunday in a 6-2 victory, is back on the doorstep after hitting the reset button on...

  • Is the selfie the new autograph?

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Every time a fan pulls out a phone and asks Michael McKenry to pose for a selfie, it makes him laugh. - It reminds the Rockies catcher of "The Goonies," where one of the young characters created a device that holds the camera out in front of him. - "When you think about it, he's the...

  • Matt Clark follows his father's footsteps to Colorado Springs Sky Sox, life in pro baseball

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Matt Clark grew up facing an obstacle any aspiring ballplayer would gladly take. He struggled not to catch up with fastballs, but to slow himself down enough to match the level of his peers. This was the result of Clark regularly taking batting practice against his father, Terry...

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