Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

  • New OTC wrestler puts hurt on junior field

    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. - High school wrestler Mark Hall moved to Colorado Springs looking to "get whipped." Taking on 2012 Olympic champ Jordan Burroughs and other senior national team athletes in practice the past two months certainly provided that. "I need the guys there to put the hurt on...

  • Former national champ savors second chance in wrestling

    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Forgive Sharon Jacobson if she looks almost too relaxed. Why let the stress of competition get in the way of a good time? Her return to wrestling has gone better than hoped and may end up better than she may have imagined. The 2006 national champion at 121 pounds (55 kilograms) left...

  • Hard-working Aaron King key to Colorado Springs Switchbacks' success

    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Aaron King may not get noticed much by the casual soccer fan. But do not underestimate the importance of the role the veteran Switchbacks forward plays. His all-around performance has been critical to the success enjoyed by surging fifth-place Colorado Springs entering Saturday's...

  • Coronado grad Micah Burak heads to wrestling trials eyeing first worlds bid

    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Coronado High School graduate Micah Burak is a humble man, but has ample reason to be confident right now, especially with the support of his faith and family. The 214-pounder heads into this weekend's U.S. world championship wrestling team trials in Madison, Wisconsin, on a roll...

  • Mountain bikers hope to make their mark at USA Cycling talent camp

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    The next great American mountain bike rider could be making him or herself known this week during the regional talent ID camp in Colorado Springs. It's how area standout Russell Finsterwald and Utah's Keegan Swenson entered the development pipeline for USA Cycling years ago and the...

  • Natural trap shooter doing things her way and succeeding on international stage

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    When Jay Beaman saw his daughter Janessa hold a BB gun for the first time, he hoped she could become a trap shooter like him. Now, they both think bigger. The 24-year-old Mitchell High School graduate is one of the best women in the world as she enters the USA Shooting National...

  • Pride cruise past Storm to set up Western Conference showdown

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The outcome was never really in doubt, but the host Colorado Pride needed to elevate their intensity to put away their intrastate rival. A red card on Colorado Storm goalkeeper Katie Ruff about 14 minutes into the second half was the spark the Pride needed to pull away for a 7-0...

  • Switchbacks hope to build on momentum during key 10-day stretch

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Switchbacks continue what could be a memorable 10-day stretch in the United Soccer League expansion franchise's history with a 7 p.m. Wednesday home game against the Portland Timbers 2. The 5-5 Switchbacks, in seventh place in the Western Conference with 15...

  • Jimi Flowers meet is meaningful

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    This weekend's sixth annual Jimi Flowers Classic is something special for Paralympian swimmer Anna Johannes. The 2012 London Paralympian is working her way back 18 months after right labrum surgery in December 2013. The annual fundraiser for the children of the late Jimi Flowers, a...

  • Ron DeGregorio's presidency ends but legacy remains at USA Hockey

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Ron DeGregorio may be leaving his current role, but he is not finished adding to his legacy with USA Hockey. It is a list of accomplishments worth noting after his 12th year as president of the Colorado Springs-based national governing body expired Saturday. One of the myriad ways...

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