• Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight from Spain to Germany, apparently...

  • Monday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge wins Arizona opener

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BASEBALL Palmer Ridge 9, Shadow Ridge 3 At Arizona: Palmer Ridge (2-2) evened its record with a six-run win over Shadow Ridge (Ariz.) (5-8). Chad Werner threw three hitless inning, walking six and...

  • This week's Peak Performer: Heide Baron, Pine Creek track and field

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Pine Creek coach Max Oliver may have an interesting dilemma on his hands when state track and field rolls around in May. What to do with Heide Baron, a razor-quick junior, a steadfast piece to her team's sprint relays and an emerging power in the individual sprinting events. On...

  • All-conference teams for winter sports

    THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    BOYS' BASKETBALL All-conference teams 4A COLORADO SPRINGS METRO LEAGUE All-League & Academic All-League Coach of the Year-Terry Dunn, Sierra Player of the Year-De'Andre Twilley, Mitchell First team De'Andre Twilley Mitchell Tevion Thompson Sierra Will Ball TCA...

  • This week's prep schedule

    THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The high school sports schedule for the week of March 23-28 in the Pikes Peak region. Monday, Mar. 23 BASEBALL Coronado at Pueblo Centennial, 10:45 a.m. Lewis-Palmer at TBA, 12:30 p.m. Pine Creek at Sheldon, 12:30 p.m. Palmer at TBA, 12:30 p.m. Coronado at Pueblo County,...

  • Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one to allow firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available. Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill Monday. He has said he finds the method "a little bit gruesome," but...

  • Police unable to confirm gang rape at University of Virginia described in Rolling Stone article

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, described in graphic detail in a Rolling Stone article, showed no evidence the attack took place and was stymied by the accuser's unwillingness to cooperate, authorities...

  • Ted Cruz kicks off presidential campaign at Christian college

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    LYNCHBURG, Va. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season with a kickoff speech courting cultural conservatives. One of several Republican hopefuls to rise from the tea party movement, Cruz spoke at Liberty University, the college...

  • Colorado Springs high school track and field programs finding success without a track

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Hours before Vanguard had its first-ever track and field practice, coach Steve Read took out a spray can and made a large oval on the asphalt of the school parking lot. He made sure it looked good, made sure the sides were an even 100 meters and the whole was a precise 400. It wasn't...

  • Saturday's high school box scores

    THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Box scores from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball boys' grand junction central 7, doherty 6 Doherty 0 213 000 - 6 11 3 Grand Junction Central 4 002 100 - 7 10 2 Doherty- Jacobo (L) 42/3 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, Yancey 11/3 IP....

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