• Mesa Ridge victory over Harrison a bit unpretty in pink

    by Dan Mohrmann preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    It wasn't the prettiest win, but Jeff Beatty and Mesa Ridge took it. Donned in pink uniforms, the Grizzlies fended off a third quarter rally to walk away with a 45-31 win over the Harrison Panthers. The defending 4A state champions have struggled with finding a groove this season,...

  • Rampart two-sport athlete Donovan Oldham weighing college offers

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Rampart senior Donovan Oldham sat on his high school bleachers and looked onto the court. His Rams had lost to Pueblo West in basketball about a half-hour before and the gym was nearly empty now. The 6-foot-4 forward was special on this night. He drove the paint at will in the second...

  • Smoke alarms save Colorado Springs family from early morning fire

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Smoke alarms saved the lives of two adults and two dogs when their home caught fire early Wednesday morning. The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. and heavy smoke was visible when firefighters arrived, according to a tweet from the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Smoke alarms woke...

  • Cassidy Budge lights up Pine Creek for 23 in blowout Rampart victory

    by JUSTIN SHAW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The matchup between the Rampart and Pine Creek girls' basketball teams Tuesday night was supposed to be a clash between two of the best teams in the city. However, the Rams took it to the host Eagles from the outset, earning an impressive 57-34 win to take control of the 5A Colorado...

  • Tuesday's prep roundup: Peyton's Victoria Goodman sets Colorado prep state record for 3s

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. GIRLS' BASKETBALL Peyton 78, Calhan 44 At Peyton: Peyton girls' basketball coach Tony Goodman said guard Victoria Goodman probably has a better shot than any of the girls or boys he's worked with in...

  • Blog: Split in 5A crown last season left 'bad taste' for Rampart

    By scott kaniewski scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 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 League crown after each beat the other once, the two teams ventured into the postseason without being able to claim an outright title. That...

  • Bryce Glaser steps in with 25 points to lead Sand Creek past Falcon

    by BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Senior Bryce Glaser doesn't ever feel like he has to take over a game for Sand Creek to be successful. But when sophomore-sensation DShawn Schwartz left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury, the senior guard picked up his team down the stretch. And then some. Glaser...

  • Thursday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain, Discovery Canyon grapple to a draw

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    WRESTLING Cheyenne Mountain 31, Discovery Canyon 31 At Discovery Canyon: This one even had the officials scratching their heads as they wondered how many tiebreakers it would take to eventually settle the score after 14 matches. Finally, the eighth tiebreaker, all the way down to...

  • Clutch Tynan Velasquez 3 pushes Doherty past Rampart

    by BRENT W. nEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Senior guard Tynan Velasquez didn't have his best stuff for most of Tuesday's game. He stayed confident despite struggling with his outside shot for much of the night and hit a clutch 3-pointer in the final minutes to help host Doherty fend off Rampart 70-65 in a battle of two of the...

  • Boy has inspired UCCS basketball team while battling disorder

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    A skinny boy who only started dribbling in September is an important member of the nation's No-2 ranked Division II men's basketball team. Widefield's Kavan Brown was diagnosed with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, a bone-marrow deficiency disorder, when he was 14 months old. He has had...