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Benedetto blog: The best of girls' soccer heading into the postseason
Benedetto blog: The best of girls' soccer heading into the postseason

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Fri, May 4, 2018

There’s no shortage of girls’ soccer talent in the Pikes Peak region. From goal scorers and creators to defense and keepers, the area has something to...

Benedetto blog: Shane Malcolm makes Switchbacks history with national team call-up
Benedetto blog: Shane Malcolm makes Switchbacks history with national team call-up

By: Vinny Benedetto - 0 Mon, Mar 19, 2018

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC will be without Shane Malcolm for Saturday’s game against Portland Timbers 2 at Weidner Field, but it is through no...

Vinny Benedetto bio

I’ll be covering a bit of everything from prep sports to the Switchbacks to road races and hopefully a lot more.

I come to Colorado Springs after stops at newspapers in Hays, Kan., and Gothenburg, Neb. I was born and raised in Omaha, Neb., and graduated from Creighton University with a degree in journalism in 2010 (go Bluejays).

No worries, Big 8/12-era Buffs fans, I do not cheer for the Huskers.

Thanks to my father’s roots in northeast Ohio, I do root for Cleveland professional teams. Unfortunately, that includes the Browns. Luckily, “The Drive” came a couple of years before me, so I’m mostly impartial when it comes to Denver’s professional teams. I’m a big U.S. soccer supporter and keep up with the top club teams in Europe.

When I’m not working, I hope to get up to Red Rocks for a couple of concerts and explore the outdoor offerings of the area. The latter might take some time as a reformed flatlander.

Feel free to email me at vinny.benedetto@gazette.com with story ideas, tips or anything else that might be helpful for a recent transplant.

You can find me on Facebook (Vinny Benedetto), Twitter (@VBenedetto) and Instagram (vbenedetto6).

Information on pickup basketball or soccer games and brewery recommendations would be appreciated.