Rarely does a huge matchup in the sports world live up to the hype. On Tuesday night, Cheyenne Mountain and Rampart volleyball exceeded expectations.
The Class 4A Indians held off the 5A Rams 25-22, 25-15, 23-25, 21-25, 15-13 in a five-set thriller between two elite teams.
Cheyenne Mountain saw its streak of five-straight 4A volleyball state titles come to an end last season. But make no mistake; the Indians are back as one of the premier powerhouses, not only in 4A, but all of Colorado.
The Pikes Peak 4A No. 2 Indians dominated 5A No. 2 Pine Creek...
This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings
Team Record Last Week
1. Doherty 2-0 No. 1
2. Fountain-Fort Carson 2-1 No. 2
3. Palmer 0-2 No. 3
1. Pine Creek 2-0 No. 1
2. Vista Ridge 2-0 No. 2
3. Coronado 2-1 NR
1. Discovery Canyon 2-0...
Volleyball in the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference has seemed more than just a little lopsided. Cheyenne Mountain, Lewis-Palmer and Air Academy haven't budged from the top three spots in the standings since the creation of the PPAC in 2012. Then, you have everybody else in their...
The volleyball matchup between Air Academy and Coronado was supposed to be an early season test for both teams. The Kadets turned it into a demonstration as to why they are still one of the best teams in Class 4A. Air Academy (2-2) swept 5A Coronado 25-14, 28-26, 25-21 on the Kadets'...
The Classical Academy was unsure how it would match up against a Class 4A squad.
Palmer Ridge was unsure how its inexperienced players would manage their first real taste of varsity action.
Both teams learned plenty in their season openers, but TCA came out with a sweeping victory,...
Rampart volleyball has a rich tradition of conference titles and deep runs in the state tournament. There's just one thing missing in the trophy case: a state championship. The Rams have been agonizingly close on several occasions, losing in the state semifinals numerous times,...
At the end of St. Mary's volleyball tryouts earlier this month, coach Chris Sweeney pointed to the championship banners hanging inside the gymnasium while addressing his players. "I said, 'Look up there on the wall at all of those banners," he recalled. "There is a lot of tradition...
Coach: Kirstin Harvey
Last season: 4-15
Key players: McKayla Dedrick, jr., MH/OH; Sydney Lane, jr., S, Destiny Morgan, so., MH
Outlook: Fountain Valley will turn things over to a trio of young players in Dedrick, Lane and Morgan. The...