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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • David Goforth's quiet demeanor masks the fiery mentality of a closer for Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    In an age of big-bearded, big-bodied, larger-than-life closers, David Goforth in a sense resembles the position's generic brand. The ingredients are ultimately the same, but the no-frills packaging might lead you to suspect otherwise. The Sky Sox closer stands about 5-foot-11 and...

  • Air Force hoops assistant Long resigns after illness altered his situation

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Drew Long has resigned his position as an Air Force men’s basketball assistant and is joining his family in the Houston area. Long missed most of the 2013-14 season while receiving treatment for rectal cancer and served in a limited role – particularly when it came to travel for...

  • Air Force game at Boise St. moved to Friday night, will bring bonus money

    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Air Force’s football game at Boise State in the second-to-last weekend of the upcoming season has been moved to a Friday night. The Nov. 20 game will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN2 – bringing with it a $300,000 bonus for both teams. The Mountain West television...

  • Sky Sox 9, Express 2: Two trades in the past year jarring for young Sky Sox reliever Corey Knebel

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Corey Knebel went to the Detroit Tigers with the 39th pick in the 2013 draft. He was pitching in Comerica Park 11 months later. Two months after that, he was traded. "I kind of felt like, 'Man, the Tigers don't want me. What is that? What's going on?'" said the 23-year-old...

  • Air Force tennis coach Dan Oosterhous maintains positive outlook while adjusting to life after strokes

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    It was a Google search that first revealed the diagnosis that would forever change Dan Oosterhous' life. The Air Force men's tennis coach was 42, a pilot with 20 years of active duty service to his credit and capable of beating half the players on his roster. But when he awoke at 2...

  • Fans seem willing to embrace Sky Sox after ties with Rockies were cut

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Pat Drake filled out her scorecard before Thursday's Sky Sox opener without a care that the names she scribbled didn't belong to Colorado Rockies farmhands. Drake and her husband, David, walk from their home off the 16th tee at Springs Ranch Golf Course to about 40 games each year at...

  • Sky Sox never trail as they open new era with victory

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    A "switch" pitcher threw with both arms, a clock tracked the pace of play and Doppler radar technology tracked everything from spin rate of pitches to velocity of the ball off the bat. Oh, and the Sky Sox won. In short, Colorado Springs' debut as the top affiliate of the Milwaukee...

  • Sky Sox hold on to win season opener

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    A “switch” pitcher threw with both arms, a clock tracked the pace of play and Doppler radar technology tracked everything from spin rate of pitches to velocity of the ball off the bat. Oh, and the Sky Sox won. In short, Colorado Springs’ debut as the top affiliate of the Milwaukee...

  • Opening Day: 3 prospects, and other big names, to watch at tonight's Sky Sox game

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Nashville (Oakland A's) at Sky Sox, Thursday through Sunday Let's get all this straight: The Colorado Rockies opened the year at the Milwaukee Brewers, the club that calls Colorado Springs home to its Triple-A affiliate after the Rockies pulled up stakes after 21 years. Now, the Sky...

  • Change in era for Sky Sox not as significant for the players, staff as it is for team, city

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Taylor Jungmann will deliver the first pitch of a new era of Sky Sox baseball Thursday night. It's a big moment for the club, marking its first action as an affiliate of a team other than the Colorado Rockies in 22 years, but it's not quite as significant for the staff's ace....

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