• Pine Creek impressive in scrimmage with Fountain-Fort Carson

    by SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Apparently, someone forgot to tell Pine Creek that the high school football season hasn't started yet. Or maybe they forgot to tell the Eagles that 2014 had ended. On Thursday, the two-time Class 4A state champions - winners of 25 consecutive games - looked in midseason form during...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson and Pine Creek keep football rivalry alive in preseason

    BY SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -

    It won't be an official game, but it'll serve as a nice reminder how close the start of the football season is. On Thursday, Fountain-Fort Carson will host Pine Creek in a scrimmage, slated to start around 5 p.m. For the Trojans, it'll be the ninth day of a nine-day camp that...

  • One last hurdle between Pine Creek grad Mackenzie Howie and college

    By Aaron Reiss aaron.reiss@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Mackenzie Howie's hope dwindled when a body dropped in front of her. The Pine Creek High School graduate was running in the 400-meter hurdles final at last year's National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships when another competitor clipped her hurdle. The girl tumbled...

  • Olympic trial qualifiers Hunter Doerr, Daniel Carr evolve Colorado Springs swimming rivalry into friendship

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI - the gazette scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Hunter Doerr wasn't sure what he was in for when his friends suggested they play Polish pingpong. Doerr found out soon enough. Lose a point, get pelted with the pingpong ball. The opponent on the other end of the table was one he's all too familiar with, though in a different...

  • Daniel Carr qualifies for 2nd Olympic trials event

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI, scott.kaniewski@gazette.com
    Updated: 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 the 100-meter backstroke, swam a qualifying time of 2 minutes, 1.73 seconds in the 200 backstroke. The cut time for the trials is 2:03.79....

  • Lewis-Palmer grad Page realizes Olympic dream with Serbian basketball team

    By KRISTEN GOWDY kristen.gowdy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    When it comes to basketball, Danielle Page has always defied the odds. In eighth grade, she barely made the cut for her middle school team, and rode the bench the entire season. But by her senior year at Lewis-Palmer High School, the Monument native's hard work led to playing for the...

  • Former Valor Christian star who terrorized Pine Creek earns national recognition

    Brent Briggeman
    Updated: 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 and five touchdowns while leading Valor Christian to playoff victories over Pine Creek as a freshman and sophomore in 2010 and 2011, took one...

  • Pine Creek's Reece Hummel is lone area scorer in All-State soccer games

    by BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - There's no denying that Pine Creek's Reece Hummel has a high tolerance for pain. She proved as much when she grinded through the Class 5A postseason with what turned out to be a broken bone in her right ankle. The only question was when we would see her back at full...

  • Irish dancer improves her footwork for youth tennis tourney at Air Force

    By AARON REISS aaron.reiss@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

  • Prep notes: Fountain-Fort Carson shooting squad takes silver nationally

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    F-FC takes second in national shooting competition The Fountain-Fort Carson High School Rifle Marksmanship team took silver at the National Junior Olympic Three-Position Air Rifle Championships in Anniston, Ala. Led by senior Isaac Velez's 561 points the Trojans finished second in...

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