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Pine Creek, Fountain-Fort Carson hit the gridiron in scrimmage


Finally. Almost-real football. Class 4A defending state champion Pine Creek and Class 5A perennial playoff qualifier Fountain-Fort Carson went head to head on Thursday in a scrimmage at Fountain-Fort Carson. This reporter’s diagnosis: Both teams like to hit. The pads for both sides could be heard across the field as players slammed into...

Five prep football games to catch early in the season


It’s Monday, July 21. That means we are exactly one month away from the first games of the 2014 high school football season. Yes, Aug. 21 kicks off Week Zero. While we won’t see many teams in action, why not take a quick glance at five early games over the first two weeks that already have us eager for the season to start....

Football conference realignments


The high school conferences are officially realigned now that the previous two-year cycle has come to a close. 

Area schools don’t go far to fill athletic director positions


In the past week or so, administrators at Sand Creek and Colorado Springs Christian School chose to stay in house in their choices for athletic directors.

Doherty promotes Berkey to baseball coach; L-P announces 2 coaches


Much like it did with its football program, Doherty stayed in house to find its new baseball coach.

Doherty's Washington supports Hittle's decision


  With collegiate volleyball just months away, Haleigh Washington took time out of club practice on Friday to show her support for former coach Tara Hittle’s decision to leave Doherty High School’s volleyball program. Washington, who is still trying to get her knee back to 100 percent after some discomfort, said while she was disappointed...

Longtime Air Academy hockey coach fired


After nearly 15 seasons with the Air Academy hockey program, coach Dave Meisinger has been fired. Meisinger emailed The Gazette on Thursday with the news. In seven-plus seasons as the Kadets head coach, Meisinger guided Air Academy to two state semifinals, while reaching the quarterfinals last season. Meisinger’s last game behind the bench was a...

Gazette to join AP prep hoops voting


Starting Monday, Gazette Preps will partake in voting in the inaugural Associated Press’ boys’ and girls’ high school basketball polls for the state’s top teams. This is an opportunity we won’t take lightly. It gives us a chance to have a voice in who we believe are the top teams in Colorado.  Media members across...

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Scott Kaniewski is The Gazette Preps Editor and has been covering high school sports in the region since 2009.

Kevin Carmody is The Gazette's high school sports reporter, who has been covering prep sports since 2008.