<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:10:06 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Serena Williams gets chance to avenge Halep defeat]]> http://gazette.com/serena-williams-gets-chance-to-avenge-halep-defeat/article/feed/171591?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/serena-williams-gets-chance-to-avenge-halep-defeat/article/feed/171591?custom_click=rss

SINGAPORE (AP) — After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.

She didn't have to wait long. The pair will face off again on Sunday in the final of the season-ending championships after winning their semifinals on Saturday in contrasting fashion.

Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki in a thrilling contest 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a third-straight title, while Halep swept aside Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 to put herself in a position for the biggest title of her career.

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]]> SINGAPORE (AP) — After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.

She didn't have to wait long. The pair will face off again on Sunday in the final of the season-ending championships after winning their semifinals on Saturday in contrasting fashion.

Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki in a thrilling contest 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a third-straight title, while Halep swept aside Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 to put herself in a position for the biggest title of her career.]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:33:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Mariota throws 5 TD passes, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal]]> http://gazette.com/mariota-throws-5-td-passes-no.-6-oregon-beats-cal/article/feed/171553?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mariota-throws-5-td-passes-no.-6-oregon-beats-cal/article/feed/171553?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw a rare interception — his first since the Oregon State game last season — on a pass that was deflected twice.

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich could only smile.

The No. 6 Ducks are on a roll and Mariota's turnover hardly slowed them at all.

Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium.

"During the game I was upset," Mariota said. "Coach came and joked with me and got me to relax a little bit and forget about it. It's OK. It happens. I just have to learn from it."

Mariota completed 18 of 30 pas

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]]> SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw a rare interception — his first since the Oregon State game last season — on a pass that was deflected twice.

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich could only smile.

The No. 6 Ducks are on a roll and Mariota's turnover hardly slowed them at all.

Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium.

"During the game I was upset," Mariota said. "Coach came and joked with me and got me to relax a little bit and forget about it. It's OK. It happens. I just have to learn from it."

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.

He walked behind the mound, took off his hat, rubbed his hair and looked at the right-field foul pole.

Nervous about being in the World Series? Naw.

"That's just what I do," he said.

With a rollicking crowd at AT&T Park ready to erupt, Finnegan made it all look routine.

Only four months after he pitched in the College World Series, the 21-year-old lefty got two key outs in the seventh inning and helped Kansas City hold off the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night to take a 2-1 edge.

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]]> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.

He walked behind the mound, took off his hat, rubbed his hair and looked at the right-field foul pole.

Nervous about being in the World Series? Naw.

"That's just what I do," he said.

With a rollicking crowd at AT&T Park ready to erupt, Finnegan made it all look routine.

Only four months after he pitched in the College World Series, the 21-year-old lefty got two key outs in the seventh inning and helped Kansas City hold off the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night to take a 2-1 edge.]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:06:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Report: West Point football team recruited high school athletes with booze, women]]> By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/report-west-point-football-team-recruited-high-school-athletes-with-booze-women/article/1540172?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/report-west-point-football-team-recruited-high-school-athletes-with-booze-women/article/1540172?custom_click=rss

The Army football team wooed recruits this year with an alcohol-fueled party, a dinner date with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP treatment on a party bus complete with cheerleaders and a police escort, documents obtained by The Gazette show.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., which acknowledged the misconduct to The Gazette, disciplined 20 cadets for promoting underage drinking and other misdeeds and self-reported a recruiting violation to the NCAA. Two officers were reprimanded along with a pair of coaches. Those involved, though, avoided more serious punishments, including dismissal from the academy for cadets and courts-martial for officers.



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The Army football team wooed recruits this year with an alcohol-fueled party, a dinner date with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP treatment on a party bus complete with cheerleaders and a police escort, documents obtained by The Gazette show.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., which acknowledged the misconduct to The Gazette, disciplined 20 cadets for promoting underage drinking and other misdeeds and self-reported a recruiting violation to the NCAA. Two officers were reprimanded along with a pair of coaches. Those involved, though, avoided more serious punishments, including dismissal from the academy for cadets and courts-martial for officers.

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<![CDATA[Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series]]> http://gazette.com/vargas-to-take-on-vogelsong-in-game-4-of-series/article/feed/171483?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vargas-to-take-on-vogelsong-in-game-4-of-series/article/feed/171483?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him.

Four years ago, while home for the offseason in Arizona, Vargas and his wife decided to fly to San Francisco to watch Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and Texas Rangers.

The Giants won 11-7 on the way to their first World Series title in San Francisco. They followed with another championship in 2012 and are back in for a third time in five years against the Royals this season.

"It was just an electric atmosphere," Vargas recalled before the Royals beat the Giants 3-2 on Friday night to take a 2-1 series lead. "They were read

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]]> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him.

Four years ago, while home for the offseason in Arizona, Vargas and his wife decided to fly to San Francisco to watch Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and Texas Rangers.

The Giants won 11-7 on the way to their first World Series title in San Francisco. They followed with another championship in 2012 and are back in for a third time in five years against the Royals this season.

"It was just an electric atmosphere," Vargas recalled before the Royals beat the Giants 3-2 on Friday night to take a 2-1 series lead. "They were read]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:07:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Parseghian turned around moribund Notre Dame]]> http://gazette.com/parseghian-turned-around-moribund-notre-dame/article/feed/171578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/parseghian-turned-around-moribund-notre-dame/article/feed/171578?custom_click=rss

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's glory days seemed like a distant memory 50 years ago when Ara Parseghian took over as coach.

The Fighting Irish finished 2-7 in 1963. The only thing that prevented them from likely matching the worst record in school history was a game against Iowa being canceled because of the assassination of President John Kennedy. The Irish were 15 years removed from their last national title and hadn't had a winning record in five seasons.

"I think we had been beaten up so much we had almost given up on life," team captain Jim Carroll said at a reunion earlier this month.

Enter Parseghian, who was 36-35-1 in eight seasons at Northwestern. He took over an inept Irish squad and led it to a 9-0 s

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]]> SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's glory days seemed like a distant memory 50 years ago when Ara Parseghian took over as coach.

The Fighting Irish finished 2-7 in 1963. The only thing that prevented them from likely matching the worst record in school history was a game against Iowa being canceled because of the assassination of President John Kennedy. The Irish were 15 years removed from their last national title and hadn't had a winning record in five seasons.

"I think we had been beaten up so much we had almost given up on life," team captain Jim Carroll said at a reunion earlier this month.

Enter Parseghian, who was 36-35-1 in eight seasons at Northwestern. He took over an inept Irish squad and led it to a 9-0 s]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:07:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Bishop ousted as PGA of America president]]> http://gazette.com/bishop-ousted-as-pga-of-america-president/article/feed/171577?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bishop-ousted-as-pga-of-america-president/article/feed/171577?custom_click=rss

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job.

Bishop became the first PGA president to be removed from office, and he went down swinging.

He said the PGA officers asked him to resign Friday morning over his sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop refused, wanting to apologize in person to the PGA board of directors and let the process run its course. It turned out to be a short trip.

"The board heard me out and then voted to impeach me," Bishop said. "That is the due process and I respect that, as painful as it might be.

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]]> ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job.

Bishop became the first PGA president to be removed from office, and he went down swinging.

He said the PGA officers asked him to resign Friday morning over his sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop refused, wanting to apologize in person to the PGA board of directors and let the process run its course. It turned out to be a short trip.

"The board heard me out and then voted to impeach me," Bishop said. "That is the due process and I respect that, as painful as it might be.]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:06:29 -0600 <![CDATA[It's no secret when Peyton Manning gets mad]]> http://gazette.com/its-no-secret-when-peyton-manning-gets-mad/article/feed/171467?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/its-no-secret-when-peyton-manning-gets-mad/article/feed/171467?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It's all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad.

Twice in a span of five days, Manning's attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during Denver's 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night.

Manning wasn't happy that he had to hush the fired-up crowd at Sports Authority Field himself while the offense was trying to run out the clock. He also didn't appreciate the way Philip Rivers was shown on the jumbo screen to draw jeers.

On Friday, coach John Fox said the scoreboard operator made an honest mistake in trying to fire up the fan

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]]> ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It's all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad.

Twice in a span of five days, Manning's attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during Denver's 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night.

Manning wasn't happy that he had to hush the fired-up crowd at Sports Authority Field himself while the offense was trying to run out the clock. He also didn't appreciate the way Philip Rivers was shown on the jumbo screen to draw jeers.

On Friday, coach John Fox said the scoreboard operator made an honest mistake in trying to fire up the fan]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:33:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead]]> http://gazette.com/royals-edge-giants-3-2-for-2-1-world-series-lead/article/feed/171533?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/royals-edge-giants-3-2-for-2-1-world-series-lead/article/feed/171533?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has manager Ned Yost and his team on top in the World Series.

Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic.

"This is the way our games have gone all year," said Yost, who made several lineup changes that paid off.

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]]> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has manager Ned Yost and his team on top in the World Series.

Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic.

"This is the way our games have gone all year," said Yost, who made several lineup changes that paid off.]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:51:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0]]> http://gazette.com/lloyd-leads-us-women-past-mexico-3-0/article/feed/171535?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lloyd-leads-us-women-past-mexico-3-0/article/feed/171535?custom_click=rss

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.

Lloyd scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Mexico on Friday night, securing the United States a trip to next year's World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Women's Championship title match Sunday.

The U.S. women will face Costa Rica, which earned its first World Cup appearance by beating Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in the earlier match at PPL Park.

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]]> CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.

Lloyd scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Mexico on Friday night, securing the United States a trip to next year's World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Women's Championship title match Sunday.

The U.S. women will face Costa Rica, which earned its first World Cup appearance by beating Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in the earlier match at PPL Park.

The top three finishers in the championship for the North, Central American and Caribbean region earn World Cup bids and the fourth-place finisher will have another chan]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:07:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Friday's high school box scores]]> THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/fridays-high-school-box-scores/article/1540163?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fridays-high-school-box-scores/article/1540163?custom_click=rss Box scores from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

football

High School CONFERENCE

canon city 48, woodland park 8

Canon City (7-2) 7 27 14 0 - 48

Woodland Park (2-7) 0 0 0 8 - 8

First quarter

CC-Stringari 61 run (kick good) 3:00.

Second quarter

CC-Teigen 35 pass from Nethercot (kick good) 10:00.

CC-Stringari 20 run (kick good) 8:00.

CC-Stringari 61 run (kick good) 2:00.

CC-Sullivan 33 pass from Nethercot (kick failed) 0:54.

Third quarter

CC-Stringari 43 run (kick good)) 10:00.

CC-Albrandt 33 run (kick good) 4:00.

Fourth quarter

WP-Cox 7 run (2-point good) 4:00.

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football

High School CONFERENCE

canon city 48, woodland park 8

Canon City (7-2) 7 27 14 0 - 48

Woodland Park (2-7) 0 0 0 8 - 8

First quarter

CC-Stringari 61 run (kick good) 3:00.

Second quarter

CC-Teigen 35 pass from Nethercot (kick good) 10:00.

CC-Stringari 20 run (kick good) 8:00.

CC-Stringari 61 run (kick good) 2:00.

CC-Sullivan 33 pass from Nethercot (kick failed) 0:54.

Third quarter

CC-Stringari 43 run (kick good)) 10:00.

CC-Albrandt 33 run (kick good) 4:00.

Fourth quarter

WP-Cox 7 run (2-point good) 4:00.]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:40:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Late-period goal deflates Air Force hockey in fourth-straight loss]]> By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/late-period-goal-deflates-air-force-hockey-in-fourth-straight-loss/article/1540162?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/late-period-goal-deflates-air-force-hockey-in-fourth-straight-loss/article/1540162?custom_click=rss

Air Force briefly recovered after giving up a goal in the first two minutes on Friday night.

But when it gave up a goal in the final 2.6 seconds of the first period, RIT took charge.

The Falcons couldn't stop the damage after that second goal and fell for the fourth time in a row in a 5-1 loss at Cadet Ice Arena.

"I think giving up goals late in the period is the most deflating thing that can happen to you, especially when it's a tie game," Air Force senior Chad Demers said. "But at the same time you've got to go in the locker room, let that go and come out even better. I thought we had bounced back from that OK, but then we just didn't sustain anything.



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Air Force briefly recovered after giving up a goal in the first two minutes on Friday night.

But when it gave up a goal in the final 2.6 seconds of the first period, RIT took charge.

The Falcons couldn't stop the damage after that second goal and fell for the fourth time in a row in a 5-1 loss at Cadet Ice Arena.

"I think giving up goals late in the period is the most deflating thing that can happen to you, especially when it's a tie game," Air Force senior Chad Demers said. "But at the same time you've got to go in the locker room, let that go and come out even better. I thought we had bounced back from that OK, but then we just didn't sustain anything.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:39:07 -0600
<![CDATA[No. 6 Boston College makes Colorado College pay for mistakes]]> by joe paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com http://gazette.com/no.-6-boston-college-makes-colorado-college-pay-for-mistakes/article/1540157?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no.-6-boston-college-makes-colorado-college-pay-for-mistakes/article/1540157?custom_click=rss

BOSTON - A perennial national championship contender like No. 6 Boston College is simply too good to make mistakes against.

Colorado College found that out all too often in a 6-2 nonconference loss at the Conte Forum in Boston on Friday night.

"We gave them the goals they scored," Tigers sophomore defenseman Jaccob Slavin said. "They are a good team but we need to be more consistent and take care of things, especially in the defensive zone."

BC took advantage of several CC mental mistakes, especially in the second period after the visiting Tigers tied the game 1-1 when Slavin collected the puck in the left corner and fired a diagonal pass out front to Cody Bradley, who tucked the puck inside the opposite post with 16



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BOSTON - A perennial national championship contender like No. 6 Boston College is simply too good to make mistakes against.

Colorado College found that out all too often in a 6-2 nonconference loss at the Conte Forum in Boston on Friday night.

"We gave them the goals they scored," Tigers sophomore defenseman Jaccob Slavin said. "They are a good team but we need to be more consistent and take care of things, especially in the defensive zone."

BC took advantage of several CC mental mistakes, especially in the second period after the visiting Tigers tied the game 1-1 when Slavin collected the puck in the left corner and fired a diagonal pass out front to Cody Bradley, who tucked the puck inside the opposite post with 16

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:37:45 -0600
<![CDATA[CC hockey notes: Penalty kill improves in loss]]> http://gazette.com/cc-hockey-notes-penalty-kill-improves-in-loss/article/1540161?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cc-hockey-notes-penalty-kill-improves-in-loss/article/1540161?custom_click=rss Penalty kill improves in loss

For a penalty kill that remains very much a work in progress, going 3-for-4 marked a considerable improvement for Colorado College, which entered Friday's 6-2 loss to No. 6 Boston College at a paltry 57.9 percent.

After some extended work in practice, the penalty killers did a better job keeping their formation and returning to their designated areas to hold a potent Boston College squad to only four shots, which included a tremendous individual effort by Ryan Fitzgerald that led to the only goal.

"Our PK was much improved," CC coach Mike Haviland said. "I was happy with it."

BC setback starts tough road stretch

With only one home game (Wisconsin, Nov.

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For a penalty kill that remains very much a work in progress, going 3-for-4 marked a considerable improvement for Colorado College, which entered Friday's 6-2 loss to No. 6 Boston College at a paltry 57.9 percent.

After some extended work in practice, the penalty killers did a better job keeping their formation and returning to their designated areas to hold a potent Boston College squad to only four shots, which included a tremendous individual effort by Ryan Fitzgerald that led to the only goal.

"Our PK was much improved," CC coach Mike Haviland said. "I was happy with it."

BC setback starts tough road stretch

With only one home game (Wisconsin, Nov.]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:25:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Discovery Canyon dispatches of Lewis-Palmer to set up league football showdown]]> by JUSTIN SHAW preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/discovery-canyon-dispatches-of-lewis-palmer-to-set-up-league-football-showdown/article/1540159?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/discovery-canyon-dispatches-of-lewis-palmer-to-set-up-league-football-showdown/article/1540159?custom_click=rss

If there was any chance Discovery Canyon might fall into a trap Friday night, it went out the window quickly.

The top 3A team in the state is ready for its conference championship clash at Cañon City on Halloween after a 45-14 win over Lewis-Palmer at District 20 Stadium.

The Thunder (9-0, 4-0 3A Southern) rode a 24-point first half to an easy win over the Rangers (4-5, 2-2), setting up a big-time clash with the Tigers (7-2, 4-0) on Oct. 31, which will decide the conference title.

From the opening kickoff, it was clear the Thunder were focused on grabbing a victory in their last regular season home game. There was no looking past Lewis-Palmer.



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If there was any chance Discovery Canyon might fall into a trap Friday night, it went out the window quickly.

The top 3A team in the state is ready for its conference championship clash at Cañon City on Halloween after a 45-14 win over Lewis-Palmer at District 20 Stadium.

The Thunder (9-0, 4-0 3A Southern) rode a 24-point first half to an easy win over the Rangers (4-5, 2-2), setting up a big-time clash with the Tigers (7-2, 4-0) on Oct. 31, which will decide the conference title.

From the opening kickoff, it was clear the Thunder were focused on grabbing a victory in their last regular season home game. There was no looking past Lewis-Palmer.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Former Cheyenne Mountain football players saddened by early exit]]> David Ramsey, The Gazette http://gazette.com/ramsey-former-cheyenne-mountain-football-players-saddened-by-early-exit/article/1540156?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-former-cheyenne-mountain-football-players-saddened-by-early-exit/article/1540156?custom_click=rss

Just three years ago, Bret Helton and Brian Frachiseur led Cheyenne Mountain to an 8-2 regular-season record and a journey to the state playoffs.

They were proud to wear their football uniforms. They had every reason to believe their team would thrive after they departed.

Cheyenne Mountain's 2014 team has disbanded, forfeiting its final two games and leaving the program's future in a haze.

"It breaks your heart a little bit," said Frachiseur, who played offensive tackle and defensive end. "The biggest part of high school for me was the football team, turning it around and getting it pointed in the right direction. It's too bad to see it fall."

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Just three years ago, Bret Helton and Brian Frachiseur led Cheyenne Mountain to an 8-2 regular-season record and a journey to the state playoffs.

They were proud to wear their football uniforms. They had every reason to believe their team would thrive after they departed.

Cheyenne Mountain's 2014 team has disbanded, forfeiting its final two games and leaving the program's future in a haze.

"It breaks your heart a little bit," said Frachiseur, who played offensive tackle and defensive end. "The biggest part of high school for me was the football team, turning it around and getting it pointed in the right direction. It's too bad to see it fall."

Helton talked from Salt Lake, where he plays baseball for Utah.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:02:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Iginla leads Avalanche past Canucks]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/iginla-leads-avalanche-past-canucks/article/1540160?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iginla-leads-avalanche-past-canucks/article/1540160?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night.

Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season.

It was also the first win for goalie Semyon Varlamov, who returned from injured reserve to make 26 saves. Varlamov missed three games with a groin injury suffered in a morning skate last week. He finished with 26 saves.

Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows also scored, and Eddie Lack stopped 41 shots.

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DENVER — Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night.

Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season.

It was also the first win for goalie Semyon Varlamov, who returned from injured reserve to make 26 saves. Varlamov missed three games with a groin injury suffered in a morning skate last week. He finished with 26 saves.

Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows also scored, and Eddie Lack stopped 41 shots.

Colorado outshot the Canucks

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<![CDATA[Safety remains top priority for Indians players]]> by SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/safety-remains-top-priority-for-indians-players/article/1540158?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/safety-remains-top-priority-for-indians-players/article/1540158?custom_click=rss After watching his son undergo surgery for a broken clavicle that included nine screws and a plate being inserted, Steve Case was worried.

But Case loves football, a sport he played growing up. So after seeing Cheyenne Mountain's schedule this year, he decided to let his son Kai get back on the gridiron.

Two games into the season, Steve and Heidi Case informed Kai that it was time to stop playing.

Just over a month and a half later, the Indians pulled their entire team off the football field.

Earlier this week, a few days after being unable to finish its game against Pueblo Centennial due to injuries, Cheyenne Mountain canceled its season.

The Indians will finish 1-9, the same record as last year.



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After watching his son undergo surgery for a broken clavicle that included nine screws and a plate being inserted, Steve Case was worried.

But Case loves football, a sport he played growing up. So after seeing Cheyenne Mountain's schedule this year, he decided to let his son Kai get back on the gridiron.

Two games into the season, Steve and Heidi Case informed Kai that it was time to stop playing.

Just over a month and a half later, the Indians pulled their entire team off the football field.

Earlier this week, a few days after being unable to finish its game against Pueblo Centennial due to injuries, Cheyenne Mountain canceled its season.

The Indians will finish 1-9, the same record as last year.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:50:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Doherty drives into the postseason with shutout victory]]> by brent briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/doherty-drives-into-the-postseason-with-shutout-victory/article/1540096?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/doherty-drives-into-the-postseason-with-shutout-victory/article/1540096?custom_click=rss

Justice Littrell - the Bus, as he's known at Doherty - racked up 110 of his 148 rushing yards in a 69-second span before halftime and helped the Spartans drive into playoffs with a 44-0 victory over Douglas County that all but locked up a single-digit seed.

Littrell scored from 31 yards with 1 minute, 11 seconds remaining in the second quarter, stretching Doherty's lead to 17-0. A one-handed interception by Cameron Crowe on a deep pass gave the Spartans the ball back with 30 seconds in the half and Littrell broke off runs of 18 and 62 yards to all but put away the Huskies.

The game at Garry Berry Stadium was delayed about 45 minutes because of Doherty's playoff soccer victory.



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Justice Littrell - the Bus, as he's known at Doherty - racked up 110 of his 148 rushing yards in a 69-second span before halftime and helped the Spartans drive into playoffs with a 44-0 victory over Douglas County that all but locked up a single-digit seed.

Littrell scored from 31 yards with 1 minute, 11 seconds remaining in the second quarter, stretching Doherty's lead to 17-0. A one-handed interception by Cameron Crowe on a deep pass gave the Spartans the ball back with 30 seconds in the half and Littrell broke off runs of 18 and 62 yards to all but put away the Huskies.

The game at Garry Berry Stadium was delayed about 45 minutes because of Doherty's playoff soccer victory.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:27:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force Superintendent was a star for Falcons on court, in class]]> News services - http://gazette.com/air-force-superintendent-was-a-star-for-falcons-on-court-in-class/article/1540155?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-superintendent-was-a-star-for-falcons-on-court-in-class/article/1540155?custom_click=rss

Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, appointed this year and the first woman to hold that position. The general is a graduate of the academy's class of 1981 and one of the Air Force's most outstanding women's basketball players during her career.

She ended her four-year stint with the basketball team with 1,706 points, second-best in the school's history.

She averaged 17.6 points per game for the Falcons.

She will be inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

In addition, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic Hall of Fame for her performance on the court and in the classroom. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995 and was a member of the Air

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]]> Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, appointed this year and the first woman to hold that position. The general is a graduate of the academy's class of 1981 and one of the Air Force's most outstanding women's basketball players during her career.

She ended her four-year stint with the basketball team with 1,706 points, second-best in the school's history.

She averaged 17.6 points per game for the Falcons.

She will be inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

In addition, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic Hall of Fame for her performance on the court and in the classroom. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995 and was a member of the Air]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:05:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Chargers say Addae diagnosed with concussion]]> http://gazette.com/chargers-say-addae-diagnosed-with-concussion/article/feed/171481?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chargers-say-addae-diagnosed-with-concussion/article/feed/171481?custom_click=rss SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers followed proper medical procedure after safety Jahleel Addae had two scary reactions following hits in Thursday night's 35-21 loss at Denver, coach Mike McCoy said.

Addae immediately fell to the ground after a hit on the first play of the game. Late in the third quarter, he convulsed while remaining on his feet after a hit. He led with his left shoulder both times.

Addae said after the game that he passed the NFL's concussion test, but the team announced Friday night that he was diagnosed with a concussion.

Addae was not in the locker room when it was open to the media Friday afternoon. Chargers spokesman Bill Johnston said Addae was not available to the media because he went to

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers followed proper medical procedure after safety Jahleel Addae had two scary reactions following hits in Thursday night's 35-21 loss at Denver, coach Mike McCoy said.

Addae immediately fell to the ground after a hit on the first play of the game. Late in the third quarter, he convulsed while remaining on his feet after a hit. He led with his left shoulder both times.

Addae said after the game that he passed the NFL's concussion test, but the team announced Friday night that he was diagnosed with a concussion.

Addae was not in the locker room when it was open to the media Friday afternoon. Chargers spokesman Bill Johnston said Addae was not available to the media because he went to]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Ted Bishop out as PGA president]]> http://gazette.com/ted-bishop-out-as-pga-president/article/feed/171494?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ted-bishop-out-as-pga-president/article/feed/171494?custom_click=rss

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book on the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo in 2008 and Tom Watson this year. He referred to Poulter as "Lil Girl" on Twitter when stacking up Poulter's feats next to Faldo. In a Facebook post, he noted that Watson (with eight majors) and Faldo (with six majors and the Ryder Cup record for most points) were getting "bashed" by Poulter.

"Really? Sounds like a little school girl squealing during recess. C'MON MAN!" he wrote.

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Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book on the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo in 2008 and Tom Watson this year. He referred to Poulter as "Lil Girl" on Twitter when stacking up Poulter's feats next to Faldo. In a Facebook post, he noted that Watson (with eight majors) and Faldo (with six majors and the Ryder Cup record for most points) were getting "bashed" by Poulter.

"Really? Sounds like a little school girl squealing during recess. C'MON MAN!" he wrote.]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:49:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island]]> http://gazette.com/henleys-putting-gets-him-lead-at-sea-island/article/feed/171360?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/henleys-putting-gets-him-lead-at-sea-island/article/feed/171360?custom_click=rss

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

Playing for the first time since Sept. 14 at the Tour Championship, Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend.

The 25-year-old from Georgia would not have seen that coming.

When he teed off in the morning chill, he opened with a bogey on No. 10 and was simply trying to keep warm. The only 63 on his mind was whether the temperature would get that high. It did, and he got hot with his best club in

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]]> ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

Playing for the first time since Sept. 14 at the Tour Championship, Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend.

The 25-year-old from Georgia would not have seen that coming.

When he teed off in the morning chill, he opened with a bogey on No. 10 and was simply trying to keep warm. The only 63 on his mind was whether the temperature would get that high. It did, and he got hot with his best club in ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:18:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Former 800 world champ Mulaudzi dies in car crash]]> http://gazette.com/former-800-world-champ-mulaudzi-dies-in-car-crash/article/feed/171496?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-800-world-champ-mulaudzi-dies-in-car-crash/article/feed/171496?custom_click=rss

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said.

He was 34.

Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mulaudzi was killed in an accident while traveling to the meet in Johannesburg. President Zuma released a statement saying he was shocked and saddened by Mulaudzi's death.

"The nation has lost a true hero and one of our most disciplined and talented athletes who flew the South African flag across the sporting globe," Zuma said.

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]]> STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said.

He was 34.

Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mulaudzi was killed in an accident while traveling to the meet in Johannesburg. President Zuma released a statement saying he was shocked and saddened by Mulaudzi's death.

"The nation has lost a true hero and one of our most disciplined and talented athletes who flew the South African flag across the sporting globe," Zuma said.]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:00:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Cowboys surviving without sacks, but can it last?]]> http://gazette.com/cowboys-surviving-without-sacks-but-can-it-last/article/feed/171522?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cowboys-surviving-without-sacks-but-can-it-last/article/feed/171522?custom_click=rss IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tyrone Crawford flailed his arms in frustration after chasing Eli Manning only to see the Giants quarterback throw a harmless interception last week.

The Dallas defensive tackle has to come up with a new way after every game to describe life without a sack, and the Cowboys have so few as a team. They're averaging less than one per game if you take away a tackle on a fake punt that counted as one.

And yet, improvement in the league's worst defense from a year ago is as big a reason as any for a 6-1 start, raising the question of whether the Cowboys can keep it up without getting the quarterback down more.

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The Dallas defensive tackle has to come up with a new way after every game to describe life without a sack, and the Cowboys have so few as a team. They're averaging less than one per game if you take away a tackle on a fake punt that counted as one.

And yet, improvement in the league's worst defense from a year ago is as big a reason as any for a 6-1 start, raising the question of whether the Cowboys can keep it up without getting the quarterback down more.]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:48:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Seahawks trying to find right mix to get to QB]]> http://gazette.com/seahawks-trying-to-find-right-mix-to-get-to-qb/article/feed/171511?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seahawks-trying-to-find-right-mix-to-get-to-qb/article/feed/171511?custom_click=rss

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the hallmarks of the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl run was the ability to wreak havoc on quarterbacks.

Whether it was Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett or Chris Clemons — to name a few — the Seahawks were constantly putting opposing quarterbacks under pressure.

This season, Seattle's pass rush isn't close to matching its effectiveness from last year.

"It's the combination of guys getting clean on their rushes off of play actions in the early downs, getting in the back field. Also, us covering a guy down, making the quarterback hold the football for an extra beat so that works hand-in-hand," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.

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Whether it was Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett or Chris Clemons — to name a few — the Seahawks were constantly putting opposing quarterbacks under pressure.

This season, Seattle's pass rush isn't close to matching its effectiveness from last year.

"It's the combination of guys getting clean on their rushes off of play actions in the early downs, getting in the back field. Also, us covering a guy down, making the quarterback hold the football for an extra beat so that works hand-in-hand," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:33:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Live coverage: Friday's high school football action]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/live-coverage-fridays-high-school-football-action/article/1540133?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-coverage-fridays-high-school-football-action/article/1540133?custom_click=rss

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<![CDATA[Live coverage: Lewis-Palmer vs. Discovery Canyon]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/live-coverage-lewis-palmer-vs.-discovery-canyon/article/1540131?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-coverage-lewis-palmer-vs.-discovery-canyon/article/1540131?custom_click=rss

The Gazette's game of the week is Lewis-Palmer vs. Discovery Canyon. Check back for frequent updates and join the conversation by using #LPvsDCC.



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<![CDATA[Peyton Manning stewing over Broncos scoreboard operator]]> By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-stewing-over-broncos-scoreboard-operator/article/1540135?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-stewing-over-broncos-scoreboard-operator/article/1540135?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — It's all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad.

Twice in a span of five days, Manning's attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during Denver's 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night.

Manning wasn't happy that he had to hush the fired-up crowd at Sports Authority Field himself while the offense was trying to run out the clock. He also didn't appreciate the way Philip Rivers was shown on the jumbo screen to draw jeers.

On Friday, coach John Fox said the scoreboard operator made an honest mistake in trying to fire up the fans during



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ENGLEWOOD — It's all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad.

Twice in a span of five days, Manning's attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during Denver's 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night.

Manning wasn't happy that he had to hush the fired-up crowd at Sports Authority Field himself while the offense was trying to run out the clock. He also didn't appreciate the way Philip Rivers was shown on the jumbo screen to draw jeers.

On Friday, coach John Fox said the scoreboard operator made an honest mistake in trying to fire up the fans during

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<![CDATA[3 prep football games to watch this weekend in the Pikes Peak region]]> By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/3-prep-football-games-to-watch-this-weekend-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1540022?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/3-prep-football-games-to-watch-this-weekend-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1540022?custom_click=rss

Lewis-Palmer (4-4, 2-1) vs.

Discovery Canyon (8-0, 3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: District 20 Stadium

What to know: Lewis-Palmer makes no bones about its game, the Rangers want to run the ball. Three players have attempted passes for L-P and they've combined for 365 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions. On the ground it's a different story. Lewis-Palmer is averaging 6.2 yards per carry for a total of 2,338 yards and 20 touchdowns. Charley Young has led the way with six touchdowns on the ground and 975 yards. Brad Ellis has rushed for 261 yards and five TDs, and Brian Tims has carried for two TDs and 363 yards. Discovery Canyon, on the other hand, wants to run the ball, too, but the Thunder have no



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Lewis-Palmer (4-4, 2-1) vs.

Discovery Canyon (8-0, 3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: District 20 Stadium

What to know: Lewis-Palmer makes no bones about its game, the Rangers want to run the ball. Three players have attempted passes for L-P and they've combined for 365 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions. On the ground it's a different story. Lewis-Palmer is averaging 6.2 yards per carry for a total of 2,338 yards and 20 touchdowns. Charley Young has led the way with six touchdowns on the ground and 975 yards. Brad Ellis has rushed for 261 yards and five TDs, and Brian Tims has carried for two TDs and 363 yards. Discovery Canyon, on the other hand, wants to run the ball, too, but the Thunder have no

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