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Lewis-Palmer hockey coach Hal Jordan talks to players during practice Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Cheyenne Mountain guard Ben Jepson goes in for a lay up during the Cheyenne Mountain and Harrison boys basketball game at Cheyenne Mountain on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Lewis-Palmer senior Eli Burkett (11) guards Vista Ridge sophomore Tristan Pratt (21) in the first. The Rangers hosted the Wolves in boys' basketball action on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Lewis-Palmer High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Pine Creek’s Peter Isais battles Cheyenne Mountain’s Zac Baker in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Isais won 13-6. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek’s Peter Isais battles Cheyenne Mountain’s Zac Baker in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Isais won 13-6. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek's Peter Isais celebrates his 13-6 win over Cheyenne Mountain's Zac Baker as time expires in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cheyenne Mountain's Mike McFadden celebrates his 132 lb semifinal win over Andrew Bench of Central Grand Junction at the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Peter Isais, top, of Pine Creek controls Valor's Hunter Harrison on his way to winning their 160 lb semifinal match at the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Oliver Neumann of Cheyenne Mountain gets thrown down by Deric Cruz of Mesa Ridge in the 195 lb. weight class during the finals of the 17th Annual Colorado Springs Metro Wrestling Championships at Doherty High School on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Vista Ridge wrestler Jeff Flippen dropped 50 lbs. after football to make the 285-kb. limit for state wrestling heavyweight competition. Flippen has no problem throwing an 80lb. wrestling dummy up on his shoulders during practice on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette