Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

  • USA Basketball trying to decide to stay in Colorado Springs or not after Phoenix deal falls through

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    USA Basketball's future in Colorado Springs may be determined this summer after plans to move to the Phoenix area fell through again. A decision to revive a deal with Arizona State University, renew a nationwide search or remain in the Pikes Peak region is likely to be made during...

  • USA Basketball national offices may remain in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    USA Basketball’s future in Colorado Springs may be determined this summer after plans to move to the Phoenix area fell through again. A decision to revive a deal with Arizona State University, renew a nationwide search or remain in the Pikes Peak region is likely to be made during...

  • Colorado Springs first baseman Matt Clark has game that might land him with Brewers soon

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Sky Sox fans may want to get out to Security Service Field soon, because first baseman Matt Clark's stay in Colorado Springs may not be long. The veteran infielder opened his Triple-A stint by becoming only the 14th batter to homer in his first at-bat in a Sky Sox uniform. He is off...

  • New countdown clocks in Triple-A are a distraction to Sky Sox

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    The new pace of play clock's impact so far this season for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox? Being a distraction. "I was sitting in the bullpen and it was so bright I wasn't even looking at the catcher," left-handed pitcher Brent Leach said of the clock nearest the visiting dugout....

  • Colorado College women's soccer players try out to represent U.S. in World University Games

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The 27 women from Colorado College were wearing red, white and blue Saturday, some for the first time. They seem intent on retaining those colors by being named one of the 20 players who will represent their country at this July's World University Games. That makes for some hard...

  • Tigers great Brett Sterling excelling in Europe

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The window back into the NHL was closing, so former Colorado College hockey standout Brett Sterling went to Europe to continue his playing career. He couldn't be happier with the choice. "I could have continued playing in the (American Hockey League) but my opportunities to play in...

  • Avert your eyes, my Frozen Four predictions

    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Okay, so I whiffed on the Midwest regional thanks to the RIT upset of No. 1 overall seed Minnesota State and Omaha’s run. Those three games and a miss on SCSU’s opening win over Michigan Tech left me with an 8-4 record through the first two rounds. I am not complaining. Omaha is a...

  • Switchbacks fall just short in inaugural Colorado Springs opener

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    The 3,000 fans at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks inaugural home opener seemed to enjoy themselves, at least until the final 20 seconds. It was then that visiting Oklahoma City capitalized on a defensive breakdown near the Colorado Springs goal and marred the home debut of the new...

  • Life changed for better after Paralympic snowboarder Mike Shea lost his lower left leg

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Having his left leg torn off below the knee changed Mike Shea's life. But not in the way you might expect for the Paralympian snowboarder. The 2002 wakeboarding accident was the wake-up call the now-Glenwood Springs resident needed to begin battling his addiction to alcohol and...

  • Love of speed skating unites two locals despite different aspirations

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Depending on your age, the Colorado Speedskating Championships this Saturday may mean something markedly different. Yet for both Justin Meek, 32, and French Elementary School second-grader Aiden Meacham, their love for their new sport is much the same. For Meek, the one-day meet at...

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