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Kevin Carmody

Prep Sports Reporter

  • Air Force Academy hopes to keep 3A state basketball tournament for a while

    Updated: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    This weekend, a state championship gold ball will be hoisted in El Paso County for the first time since 2002, thanks to a decision late last summer to bring the 3A boys' and girls' basketball tournament back to Clune Arena at the Air Force Academy. Now, officials with the nonprofit...

  • Baseball preview: Motivated by opportunities, Falcon looks to make program history

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    In many cases, a team losing a 10-member senior class laments that drop-off in leadership, oftentimes leading to a downturn the following season. They're embracing that scenario in Falcon. "We lost a lot of senior leadership," Falcons second-year coach Don Thompson said. "The time...

  • Basketball playoffs: Trio of area coaches to make state semifinal debuts this week

    Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Take a deep breath, Joe Rausch. Then get ready for a bonus week of basketball more than two decades in the making. After coming up short five times in the quarterfinals, twice as a prep athlete at Andale (Kan.) High School, once as an assistant at Alamosa and most recently two times...

  • Boys' swimming capsules

    Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    CLASS 5A Fountain-Fort Carson Last year: Did not score at state meet Coach: John Rork Returning state qualifiers: Collin O'Connor so. (diving) Outlook: O'Connor reached the state meet as a freshman, and joins fellow returning letter-winners Sam Correno, a junior, and senior...

  • Girls' Swimming Peak Performer of the Year: Sydney Buckley, Cheyenne Mountain

    Updated: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Long before she stood on the podium to accept three state-championship medals in the 100-yard butterfly, Sydney Buckley imagined far less grandeur. "I remember in elementary school thinking about it, and my goal was just to swim on my high school team," Buckley said. "Then when I...

  • Air Academy shoots for third straight state boys' swimming and diving title

    Published: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    The first state title broke a long dry spell, and the second put the Air Academy boys' swimming team in elite company. Thoughts of a third title come May have the Kadets contemplating their spot in school lore years from now. "I think it would definitely be a great addition to our...

  • GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING COACH OF THE YEAR: Roy Chaney, Manitou Springs

    Published: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    In six seasons, Roy Chaney has built and developed one of the area's fastest-improving teams. Except he'd rather not take credit for any of it. He's not the one swimming. "I'm overwhelmed with their efforts," said Chaney, whose Mustangs finished a school-record sixth at the recently...

  • Nehme's clutch shot puts Cheyenne Mountain in 4A semifinals for first time

    Updated: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    DENVER - Cheyenne Mountain coach J'on St. Clair offered a one-word response when asked if senior guard Ghassan Nehme maybe shoots the ball too much. "Never," St. Clair said. With Cheyenne Mountain trailing by three in the waning seconds of double overtime, Nehme launched his 29th...

  • One year later, Mesa Ridge finds redemption, berth in 4A girls' semifinal

    Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    DENVER - The final 4 minutes, 40 seconds seemed like an eternity for Gabby Purnell and the rest of her Mesa Ridge girls' basketball team. And after the Grizzlies gutted out a 47-41 victory over D'Evelyn on Saturday in a 4A quarterfinal playoff at the Denver Coliseum, the Grizzlies...

  • Boys' basketball: CSCS runs streak to 19 with blowout victory over Frontier Academy

    Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    In trying to put the skids on the potent offense of No. 3 Colorado Springs Christian School, prohibited underdog No. 30 Frontier Academy employed a stall tactic early in Friday's regional semifinal. All it did was freeze the Frontier offense . Sam Howard led three scorers in double...

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