Suddenly, less than one month remains until the 4A and 5A girls' swimming and diving meets converge on Thornton and Fort Collins, respectively, on Feb. 14-15. This weekend, Rampart will play host to a two-day, nine-school invitational that will provide another chance at state-qualifying times and scores.

Swimming preliminaries are set to begin at 4:20 p.m. Friday, while diving takes center stage with opening rounds starting at 8:40 a.m. Saturday.

Finals in all events begin at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.


Area softball, soccer players sign letters-of-intent

Aly McAdoo and Anna Greenbaum, who play softball and soccer at Widefield and Fountain Valley, respectively, recently signed national letters-of-intent to compete in varsity athletics in college.

McAdoo on Wednesday signed her letter-of-intent to play softball at Trinidad State Junior College.

Greenbaum recently signed with the University of Northern British Columbia, a Division I university located in Prince George.


Almost time to think pink with annual campaign

Next week, basketball games in the Pikes Peak region will take on a pink tone as officials don the color in the annual Officials vs. Cancer campaign.

From Monday through Jan. 25, high school basketball officials will blow pink whistles while wearing pink and white shirts to bring awareness to cancer. Pink buckets will be distributed throughout the stands at 50 games to donate to the American Cancer Society for research.

Gary Montel, executive member of the Colorado Springs Basketball Officials Association, is hoping $15,000 will end up in pink buckets.