• Colorado Springs' Brandon Carlo prepares for NHL combine, draft

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 min ago

    The whirlwind of activities is picking up speed as the NHL draft nears for Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo. The Tri-City Americans defenseman is projected to be picked late in the first round or early in the second June 26-27 in Florida. "The feedback I have received suggests...

  • Colorado College tired of getting pushed around, boosts offseason strength training

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Colorado College coach Mike Haviland was tired of seeing the Tigers get pushed off the puck during games last season. With a more accountable off-ice strength training this offseason, he and the other Tiger coaches expect their players to work very hard this offseason so they are...

  • American trampoline gymnasts thrilled to make Pan Ams team

    By joe paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    It doesn't matter if you are 27 or only 17, qualifying for your first Pan American Games is a special moment in a trampoline gymnast's career. "This means so much to me," said Clare Johnson, 17, who is competing in her first full season as a senior or Olympic-level athlete. "To make...

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Hall of Fame welcomes class of 2015

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Even on a day when he was entering the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Hall of Fame, cowboy Billy Etbauer remained the humble standout athlete who wowed crowds around the nation for 30-plus years. Billy, the 52-year-old middle child of the legendary Etbauer brothers, was one of 10 honorees...

  • W-League's Colorado Pride grows entering second women's soccer season

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The Colorado Pride women's soccer program will be back and bigger than before. The W-League franchise, which advanced to the Western Conference finals in its debut last summer, will return in May with a new reserves team that will allow more area club players to compete at a higher...

  • Trampoline gymnastics rivalry between brothers hits new heights

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Three gymnasts who know each other well will renew their rivalry with a spot in the 2015 Pan-American Games on the line. Brothers Steven, 24, and Jeffrey Gluckstein, 22, and Steven's synchronized partner Logan Dooley, 27, are the top three individual trampoline gymnastics entrants in...

  • Air Force hockey enters important offseason without seven seniors, experienced goalies

    BY JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    An offseason of transition for Air Force hockey began Sunday with a final goodbye to a historic senior class and news of the departure of all three goalies. Sophomore Chris Truehl (13-18-4, 2.96 goals against, .892 saves percentage) and freshman Connor Girard (3-3, 2.98, .885) are...

  • Colorado College hockey coaches tweaking approach after first season of Mike Haviland era

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland's first season at the helm was a learning experience for the players and coaching staff. The longtime professional coach had to adjust his approach during his first season as a head coach in college. He realized that the players were unable...

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks break out for 5-2 win

    Joe Paisley, The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    The offensive breakthrough coach Steve Trittschuh was waiting for happened in a big way on Friday night. Relying on an improving defense, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks used an effective counterattack, led by midfielder Luke Vercollone’s two goals and two assists, to power past the...

  • Friday Faceoff: Who will win the Stanley Cup this year?

    Scott Kaniewski and Joe Paisley, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Gazette's Scott Kaniewski and Joe Paisley make their cases for the teams they believe will hoist Lord Stanley's cup.

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