Kevin Carmody

Prep Sports Reporter

  • Arenacross gives soldiers red-carpet treatment on Military Appreciation Night

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Sporting events, as evidenced over time, can serve as the ultimate short-term distraction from life's troubles. For a handful of retired soldiers from the Army, Saturday's races at the Amsoil Arenacross tour stop at The Broadmoor World Arena proved therapeutic as they continue to...

  • Family's dirty past: Racer Travis Bannister carries on a long legacy


    First, he was down. Then he was up. Then for his most important race, Travis Bannister's motorcycle gave out. Just another night on the 2015 AMSOIL Arenacross circuit, which on Friday made its debut at the Broadmoor World Arena for the first of two nights of racing. "When I come...

  • Doherty junior shows talent with basketball, bow and Rubik's brainteaser

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Her hands move deftly, yet frenetically, but don't seem panicked. Her eyes display the look of pure focus, thinking about moves she's about to make. Then, Ivory Masching completes her goal and breathes a sigh of relief. The junior forward on the Doherty basketball team amazed her...

  • Reader's Choice Greatest Team's off-the-court doings perhaps more impressive than perfect season

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    On the court, a group of 12 boys' basketball players at Rampart achieved perfection. Off the court, the group has gone on to do some pretty good things, too. Most voters only had stats to go by when they chose the 1986-87 Rams over the 1975 Mitchell football team in the finals of...

  • The Gazette Boys' Soccer Coach of the Year: Espen Hosoien, Air Academy

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Motivation was never a concern for Air Academy boys' soccer coach Espen Hosoien. Neither was talent. Hosoien knew he had both on his team. How the 11th-year coach could properly channel that mixture into a formula that would result in a state title proved to be his greatest...

  • Football official collapses, dies at halftime of Rampart-Woodland Park game

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Tragedy overcame the joy of the first full week of high school football Friday when an official collapsed and died during halftime of a game between Rampart and visiting Woodland Park at District 20 Stadium. The 61-year-old official, a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain, had served on the...

  • Top 3A squads beef up schedules to get to next step

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Had one play turned out differently, The Classical Academy could have played for a 3A state championship last December. For Discovery Canyon, the Thunder once again met an untimely end at the wrong possible time. And then there's Canon City, a perennial 3A playoff contender coming...

  • Small schools look to find consistent success

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    It's hard to argue the success achieved by Florence over the years. By some, the Huskies' 8-3 mark a season ago could be viewed as a down year; previously, Florence went 12-1, 13-1 and 10-2, including a 2A state title in 2011. That pedigree comes virtually unmatched by any small...

  • Stampede too valuable for some teams to pass up

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Before the 2012 state cross country meet at Norris-Penrose Event Center and Bear Creek Park, longtime Liberty coach Gary Weston spoke about the importance of the pre-state race that gave his team, and plenty of others, a dress rehearsal for a much more important event. "Any team that...

  • Boys' cross country team-by-team capsules

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A team-by-team look at boys' cross country.