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Vinny Benedetto

Running back Julian Cooks of Doherty High School poses for a portrait at the high school football field on Monday September 4, 2017 in Colorado Springs. Cooks was the peak performer of the week as he rushed 303 yards and completed five touchdowns in a 83-55 win over Rangeview High School last Friday September 1. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
A parachutist carrying the American Flag makes his way into Falcon Stadium as the US Air Force Academy Falcons took on Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Saturday September 2, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colo., for Parents Weekend. The Falcons won the game 62-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
The Classical Academy football team opened the 2016 season with a lopsided win over Sierra High School. (photo credit: .@SierraHSsports Twitter)
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Rampart softball player Shelby Shepherd is the Peak Performer this week. Monday, August 28, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
The Liberty Lancers hosted the Rampart Rams in boys' football action on Friday, August 25, 2017 at District 20 Stadium. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Coronado's Colton Carter, left, attempts to steal the ball from Sand Creek's Cayden Gilbert as the boys soccer season opener was held at Garry Berry Stadium on Thursday August 24, 2017 in Colorado Springs. Sand Creek won by default 10-0 after the the mercy rule was enforced and the game ending midway through the second half. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
A group of runners near the finish line as they take part in the Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
Joseph Gray, left, and Touru Miyahara atop Pikes Peak after taking the first two places in the men's Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday. Gray won in just over 2 hours, 8 minutes. Photo by Vinny Benedetto, The Gazette