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Blog: Colorado prep football experiments with new blindside blocking rule

Blog: Pine Creek grad Tommy Lazzaro named to juco watch list
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Despite quarterbacking Pine Creek to two Class 4A state football championships, Tommy Lazzaro didn't receive any Division I offers.

So he...

Daniel Carr qualifies for 2nd Olympic trials event
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Daniel Carr qualified for his second USA Swimming Olympic trials event on July 15.

The Cheyenne Mountain junior, who already had qualified for...

Former Valor Christian star who terrorized Pine Creek earns national recognition
By: - 0 Thu, Jul 16, 2015

A former thorn in the side of a local high school power is drawing national recognition.

Christian McCaffrey, who amassed 430 yards of offense...

Blog: Colorado Springs prep soccer team in national best team competition; vote here
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The Air Academy boys’ soccer team, which won the Class 4A state championship in November 2014, is one of 14 teams to be included on USA Today’s High...

Colorado Springs-area product in line to start at linebacker for Colorado State
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Fountain-Fort Carson linebacker Kevin Davis is currently in line to start at linebacker for Colorado State, coach Mike Bobo said Tuesday.


BLOG: More AD changes in Pikes Peak region
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 2, 2015

The end of the school year usually brings a lull to the prep sports world.

Unless you’re Dave Eichman, trying to fill not one, but two...

Blog: Who's playing when? Updating the prep postseason picture
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Sat, May 9, 2015

By the time this blog posts to the web, high school playoff teams will probably have changed sites and dates yet again.

I'm joking. Kind...

Blog: L-P's Paul Tillotson headed to play ball for Nebraska
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Fri, May 1, 2015

Paul Tillotson stepped away from playing high school football to focus on baseball.

That ploy definitely worked.

Earlier this year, the...

Blog: Ghassan Nehme to sign with Farleigh Dickinson
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Ghassan Nehme, a 2013-14 Cheyenne Mountain graduate, told The Gazette on Tuesday he will sign a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball...

Blog: Prep notes from wrestling to golf to ... fishing?
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 8, 2015

Turner takes wrestling nationally

Two-time state champion Sam Turner will compete at this weekend’s National Wrestling Coaches Association USA...

Prep notes blog: Air Academy's Katie Rainsberger headed to run in China
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Katie Rainsberger has already admitted to having Olympic dreams. We're not talking every day, average, maybe-I'll-be-in-the-Olympics dreams.


Blog: Pine Creek QB Tommy Lazzaro to play at Dodge City Community College
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Pine Creek quarterback Tommy Lazzaro has his eyes on his dream.

And he's determined to make it come true.

The Eagles quarterback who...

Prep notes blog: Vista Ridge boys' hoops growing up
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Vista Ridge boys' hoops growing up

Good things are coming to the Vista Ridge boys' basketball program. And by good things you can assume we...

Blog: Split in 5A crown last season left 'bad taste' for Rampart
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Rampart and Pine Creek are already the closest of rivals.

So last season, when the girls' basketball teams split the 5A Colorado Springs Metro...

Woodland Park girls' hoops off to surprising start
By: - 0 Fri, Jan 9, 2015

Kris Kemp wasn’t looking for a head coaching job. She was looking for a full-time teaching job.

Well, she got both. And now she has the...

Blog: After 13 seasons, Archie Malloy steps down at Mitchell
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Thu, Dec 11, 2014

When Archie Malloy wakes up Friday morning, it will be the first time in two decades he won’t be a football coach.
After 13 seasons of coaching...

Blog: Pine Creek opponent garners national attention with outreach work
By: - 0 Sat, Nov 29, 2014

When Pine Creek returns to defend its Class 4A football state championship on Saturday, its opponent will also be returning to Sports Authority Field...

Blog: Pine Creek avoids war of words
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Pine Creek has definitely seen the video.

You know the one. Where Falcon junior Isaiah Fields tells The Gazette that Pine Creek isn’t going to...

Blog exclusive: Air Academy QB Adam Brown sets state high school passing record
By: - 0 Sat, Sep 20, 2014

By Saturday afternoon, most of the Colorado high school football chatter on Twitter was about Sand Creek’s Daniel Quin running for 553 yards and an...

Blog: Coronado boys’ cross country looks better than team in rebuilding
By: - 0 Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Coronado was supposed to be in rebuilding mode after losing running sensation Bailey Roth to graduation. The Cougars were supposed to hit a wall...

Blog: Sand Creek hires Haist as girls' hoops coach
By: - 0 Thu, Sep 11, 2014

The last two Sand Creek girls’ basketball coaches have been memorable to say the least.

On Thursday, the Scorpions announced the hiring of...

Blog: Coronado keeping hockey program
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Fri, Sep 5, 2014

Apparently the rumors of the demise of Coronado hockey have been greatly exaggerated.

After last spring's failure to split hockey into two...

Blog: Woodland Park gets rolling with tourney win
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Tue, Sep 2, 2014

Woodland Park reached the finals of the John F. Kennedy Softball Tournament on Saturday and had a couple of nice milestones set up in front of...

Blog: Jackson has Sierra football off on right foot
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Sierra football is 1-0.

Last year they opened 1-0 and then went on a seven-game skid, finishing the season 2-8.

First-year coach Phil...

Pine Creek, Fountain-Fort Carson hit the gridiron in scrimmage
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 1, 2014

Finally. Almost-real football.

Class 4A defending state champion Pine Creek and Class 5A perennial playoff qualifier Fountain-Fort Carson went...

Five prep football games to catch early in the season
By: - 0 Tue, Jul 29, 2014

It’s Monday, July 21. That means we are exactly one month away from the first games of the 2014 high school football...

Football conference realignments
By: - 0 Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Area schools don’t go far to fill athletic director positions
By: - 0 Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Doherty promotes Berkey to baseball coach; L-P announces 2 coaches
By: - 0 Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Doherty's Washington supports Hittle's decision
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Fri, Jan 10, 2014

  With collegiate volleyball just months away, Haleigh Washington took time out of club practice on Friday to show her support for former coach...

Longtime Air Academy hockey coach fired
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Thu, Jan 9, 2014

After nearly 15 seasons with the Air Academy hockey program, coach Dave Meisinger has been fired. Meisinger emailed The Gazette on Thursday with the...

Gazette to join AP prep hoops voting
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Sun, Jan 5, 2014

Starting Monday, Gazette Preps will partake in voting in the inaugural Associated Press’ boys’ and girls’ high school basketball polls...

Blogger Bio

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