• Airstrip Attack drivers always have safety on their minds

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    It may be a different kind of auto racing, but safety is never far from the minds of the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack drivers. They were reminded during afternoon practice when word that racer Carl Sorensen of Centennial died when he and his motorcycle went over a cliff Thursday during...

  • Balanced Colorado Springs Switchbacks move back atop United Soccer League's Western Conference

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs leads the United Soccer League in goals and thanks to its fifth shutout, it now leads its conference. The Switchbacks overwhelmed eighth-place Orange County to move back into first place in the United Soccer League's Western Conference with a convincing 5-0 home win...

  • Veteran Japanese midfielder Shintaro Harada is guiding force for surging Colorado Springs Switchbacks

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    It isn't difficult to see why Japanese midfielder Shintaro Harada has played at a high level during his long professional soccer career. It is evident in his field savvy during games and abundantly clear after practice. While other Colorado Springs Switchbacks cooled down after...

  • Top American figure skaters ready to show off their jumps in free competition at The Broadmoor World Arena

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    With artistic scores a major determinant of success, casual fans may overlook the raw athleticism required to be an Olympic-caliber figure skater. A jumps competition Friday night at The Broadmoor World Arena might change your perception, organizers for the 18th annual Broadmoor Open...

  • Team remains confident after loss to MLS' Rapids

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Switchbacks will look to bounce back this Friday with a return to United Soccer League play in St. Louis. The Switchbacks lost 4-1 to Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids on Tuesday in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup. Tournament, the national club...

  • Coronado graduate Kyle Snyder books first trip to wrestling worlds

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. - Coronado High School could have another Olympic gold medalist as an alumnus soon. Ohio State sophomore and 2014 CHS graduate Kyle Snyder defeated 2012 London gold medalist Jake Varner by decision 4-1, 3-0 in the best-of-three finals at the U.S. world team trials at...

  • Adeline Gray leads OTC march to wrestling world championships

    by JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. - Colorado Springs wrestler Adeline Gray came into the U.S. world team trials looking to dominate. The two-time defending world champion at 165 pounds most certainly did and booked her sixth trip to the world championships in six years. Gray dispatched Jackie Cataline...

  • New OTC wrestler puts hurt on junior field

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. - High school wrestler Mark Hall moved to Colorado Springs looking to "get whipped." Taking on 2012 Olympic champ Jordan Burroughs and other senior national team athletes in practice the past two months certainly provided that. "I need the guys there to put the hurt on...

  • Former national champ savors second chance in wrestling

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Forgive Sharon Jacobson if she looks almost too relaxed. Why let the stress of competition get in the way of a good time? Her return to wrestling has gone better than hoped and may end up better than she may have imagined. The 2006 national champion at 121 pounds (55 kilograms) left...

  • Hard-working Aaron King key to Colorado Springs Switchbacks' success

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Aaron King may not get noticed much by the casual soccer fan. But do not underestimate the importance of the role the veteran Switchbacks forward plays. His all-around performance has been critical to the success enjoyed by surging fifth-place Colorado Springs entering Saturday's...

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