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Kevin Carmody

Prep Sports Reporter

  • The Gazette Girls' Basketball 5A/4A Peak Performer of the Year: Gabby Purnell, Mesa Ridge

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Her coach referred to her as a general. Someday for Gabby Purnell, a role as an officer would suit the Mesa Ridge point guard just fine. "My dad (Donald) is in the Army, and I want to follow in his footsteps," Purnell said. "I want to become an Army officer. Growing up in a military...

  • PREP NOTEBOOK: Harrison's Harding gets head start by signing letter to Otero JC

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Harrison's Harding gets head start by signing letter to Otero JC Quincy Harding always relied on his speed to get an open look at the basket, and to get that extra steal or two. On Tuesday, the Harrison guard got a jump on many seniors in the Pikes Peak region by signing his...

  • Doherty baseball hopes to continue school's successful sports season

    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    With the onset of spring, Chris Solarek feels the weight of continuing a school's historically successful athletics season. First, Doherty's football team emerged from a long funk to take the world by storm, winning the league title for the first time since 2000 and reaching the...

  • Dick Westbay, legendary Colorado Springs football coach, passes away at 83

    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Dick Westbay, who coached Wasson to its only state football title and also won a championship as a player for Colorado Springs High School, died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 83. Westbay was admitted to Memorial Hospital on March 31 to treat pneumonia, according to Marjorie,...

  • Baseball: Palmer Ridge takes advantage of mistakes in win at Falcon

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    FALCON - In about a minute Tuesday, Palmer Ridge starting pitcher Jake Grubesic watched a two-run lead evaporate before his eyes after an error and a wild pitch. But instead of letting the adversity get the best of him, Grubesic grabbed a bat, reached base on an error the next inning...

  • Girls' lacrosse: Cheyenne Mountain turns close game into rout of Dakota Ridge

    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Getting to know a new coach still has its challenges. Even if that coach, Marc Luckett, isn't that new after all. "I grew up playing for Mark," Cheyenne Mountain senior lacrosse player Tarah Gilbreth said. "His style is more fast-paced that what we used to have." Gilbreth, a...

  • Brennan Mays doesn't use his cap, still helps Air Academy to title at Indian Invite

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    When locating Air Academy swimmers Saturday at the Indian Invite at Cheyenne Mountain, spectators typically just had to find navy blue caps bobbing through the water. Then again, there's always an exception to the rule. Thanks to Brennan Mays, throw in a little orange to the...

  • Boys' track and field: Mesa Ridge athletes have a knack for jumping

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Just a few weeks ago, Mesa Ridge junior Kahlil James recorded his first victory when he leaped to the long-jump title at the Centennial Invite at Pueblo's Dutch Clark Stadium. Then on Friday, at the Sand Creek Scorpion Invitational at Vista Ridge, another Grizzlies jumper, senior...

  • Girls' track and field: Sand Creek's Harris resets high-jump mark in three-win Friday

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    About an hour after watching Sand Creek senior Rebecca Harris win her third event at Friday's Scorpion Invitational at Vista Ridge, coach Bobby Tillman still could muster few words. "Holy crap," the sixth-year Sand Creek coach said. Not only did Harris win the 100 hurdles, but the...

  • Preps notebook: Top 3A, 2A players move to UCCS for all-star game

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    After filling the gym at St. Mary's last year, the annual 3A-2A Southern Colorado All-Star Classic has changed its venue, tipping off at the Gallogly Events Center at UCCS on April 11. All-stars from the 2A Black Forest League will meet opposing players from the 3A Tri-Peaks League....

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