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Brent Briggeman

Air Force Academy Sports Reporter

Brent Briggeman has been with the The Gazette since 2006 and began covering Air Force athletics in the fall of 2012. While with The Gazette I've jumped from layout & design to covering the Sky Sox to spending several years overseeing our high school sports coverage. I've written for newspapers at the University of Kansas, St. Joseph, Mo., and Maui. (By the way, one of those things is not like the other)
  • 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...

  • Big innings helps Colorado Springs Sky Sox overcome a pair of deficits in victory

    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    A two-run double from Matt Dominguez in the seventh inning finally put the Sky Sox ahead for good as they snapped a three-game skid by topping New Orleans 9-6 on Saturday. Nevin Ashley's two-run triple was the key blow in the first comeback of the night for host Colorado Springs, as...

  • Friday Faceoff: What are the roles of fathers in sports as Father’s Day nears?

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The Gazette's Jim O'Connell and Brent Briggeman debate the question.

  • Sky Sox position players happy to pitch in a pinch

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Chris Barnwell was a career minor leaguer who logged 13 games in the majors, finishing with an .067 average. He's been out of the game since 2009. Still, Pete Orr will never forget him. Barnwell was the lone strikeout victim when Orr stepped from his infield position onto the mound...

  • Big inning dooms Sky Sox in loss to New Orleans

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    New Orleans broke open a tight game with a seven-run sixth inning and cruised to a 9-2 victory over the Sky Sox on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at Security Service Field. Three Colorado Springs hurlers combined to throw 59 pitches in the inning that saw Zephyrs...

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