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  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks break out for 5-2 win

    The offensive breakthrough coach Steve Trittschuh was waiting for happened in a big way on Friday night. Relying on an improving defense, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks used an effective counterattack, led by midfielder Luke Vercollone’s two goals and two assists, to power past the Real Monarchs SLC 5-2 before an announced crowd of 2,100...

  • Clayton Kershaw gets 1st win as Dodgers beat Rockies

    LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw got his first victory despite giving up two home runs and Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of RBI doubles as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Friday night. Kershaw (1-1) allowed three runs — one earned — and six hits over six innings with 12 strikeouts. The reigning National League MVP is 21-2...

  • Friday's prep roundup: Air Academy tops Pine Creek in swimming

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' SWIMMING Air Academy 105, Pine Creek 71 At Air Academy: Class 4A defending three-time champion Air Academy won nine of 12 events to beat Pine Creek on Friday. The Kadets won all three relays and had six different teammates take first place in...

  • Friday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. soccer high school GIRLS' CONFERENCE LIberty 10, ffc 0 Fountain-Fort Carson 0 0 - 0 Liberty 7 3 - 10 Goals-LIB, Flores, Engelkins, Boains, Nastanel, Plentl, Metcalf 5. Second half- Nastanel, Plentl, Totzke. Shots on goal-Liberty 19, F-FC 0....

  • Signing Day: List of area college signees

    On Wednesday, high school student-athletes signed national letters of intent to take their athletic careers to the college level. Below is a list of area athletes who were expected to sign NLIs. The list is submitted from area athletic directors and coaches. Hayleigh Alamo, Liberty, softball, Kalamazoo (D-III) Pamela Adelgren, Palmer...

  • PBR celebrates history, future of bull riding in Springs

    Professional Bull Riders (PBR) is all grown up and ready for “Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies” May 2 and 3 at the Broadmoor World Arena. Colorado has been the home of the world’s premier bull riding circuit since its inception. Established in 1992, Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) first official workplace was nothing more than a rented...

  • Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has bypass surgery

    LOS ANGELES — Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recovering Friday after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. He had the surgery a day earlier at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a hospital statement. Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed the surgery, said the 68-year-old former NBA...

  • Friday Faceoff: Who will win the Stanley Cup this year?

    The Gazette's Scott Kaniewski and Joe Paisley make their cases for the teams they believe will hoist Lord Stanley's cup.

  • Dallas police suspend investigation involving Broncos' Aqib Talib

    The Dallas police department Friday suspended an investigation into an alleged aggravated assault involving Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, citing lack of evidence. "Based on the interviews and the evidence available the (investigation) is suspended until any further leads," read an email issued by the Dallas police. Talib and his...

  • Sky Sox hope for a comprehensive stadium face lift

    The Sky Sox are home to a new organization and, if the team's management has its way, the changes won't end there. General manager Tony Ensor said major renovations are being discussed that would expand the suite level from third base to the right field corner, completely revamp the concession area and relocate the visitors clubhouse to a...

  • Deal nears on outdoor game between CC, Denver

    An announcement about a possible outdoor game between Colorado College and host Denver may be "coming fairly soon." Contracts and other details remain unsigned and the paperwork is complicated, especially with CC, DU, the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rockies all involved. "We are still trying to work out the details," CC...

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks forward Mike Seth is a vocal leader

    Colorado Springs Switchbacks forward Mike Seth is quiet everywhere but on the field. It's there the soft-spoken sixth-year pro has made some noise for the USL expansion franchise entering its second home game Friday. His two goals leads the Switchbacks as they renew a burgeoning rivalry with the Real Monarchs SLC at Sand Creek Stadium, 6303...

  • 4A basketball playoff bracket to stay at 32 teams

    A proposal to return the playoff field to a 48-team bracket in boys' and girls' basketball was turned down at the Legislative Council meeting on Thursday. If it had went through it would have been a short-lived 32-team experiment. A proposal to move the 4A field down from 48 to 32 teams was just passed last April. A year ago, the majority...

  • Legislative Council for preps passes proposal to add classification to three sports

    The Legislative Council made up of athletic directors and coaches from around the state passed a proposal that will add a third classification to girls' swimming and diving, girls' golf and girls' tennis. In overwhelming fashion, the proposition passed by a 93-percent vote Thursday at the second Legislative Council meeting of 2015. It will...

  • Ramsey: Sky Sox headed for Sweet days after being liberated from Rockies tyranny

    For reasons that will remain forever mysterious, many residents of Colorado Springs mourned when the Colorado Rockies ended their association with the Sky Sox. Yes, I realize the Rockies stood for something in our town. They stood boldly and consistently for losing. Under the Rockies careless parenting, the Sky Sox stumbled to eight losing...

  • Thursday's prep roundup: Palmer soccer blanks Coronado

    GIRLS’ SOCCER Palmer 4, Coronado 0 At Garry Berry Stadium: Tasheka Burrell scored twice and Cassidy Roscoe had a goal and an assist as Palmer (3-6-0 overall, 2-1-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) won for the third time in its past four games. Freshman keeper Callie Matteson had her second shutout of the season. Coronado (1-9, 0-3), in...

  • Ex-Olympic swimmer Van Dyken-Rouen thrilled to help others

      PHOENIX — There were days, particularly right after her accident, when Amy Van Dyken-Rouen just curled up in a ball and cried. Even now, 10 months since she severed her spine in an ATV crash, Van Dyken-Rouen has those moments when reality becomes a little too much to bear. But no matter how down she might get, how hard her...

  • Nuggets vow to speed up tempo next season

      DENVER — The job requirement for the next head coach of the Denver Nuggets is pretty simple and straightforward: Must let the team play at an uptempo pace. You know, the way George Karl used to do when the Nuggets perennially made the postseason before he was fired. That's a winning brand of basketball in the Mile High City —...

  • NFL reinstates Vikings' Adrian Peterson from suspension

    MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. The league announced its decision on Thursday. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent Peterson a letter advising him of his reinstatement. Goodell wrote...

  • David Bruton Jr. aims to win a starting safety job in '15

    ENGLEWOOD — David Bruton Jr. watched the Denver Broncos sign free agent Darian Stewart after Rahim Moore bolted to the Texans. He's heard all the chatter about them moving Bradley Roby or Kayvon Webster over from cornerback. All this offseason scheming and speculation has left the seventh-year pro and special teams ace asking, "What about...

  • VOTE: Nolan Arenado's catch or Derek Jeter's?

    Who made the more impressive catch - Nolan Arenado or Derek Jeter? View Arenado's grab in the view screen above and Jeter's below, then vote for your favorite.

  • Ramsey: Pine Creek's Yaya Cisse takes another step in American soccer journey

    When Yaya Cisse thought about the United States during a childhood spent in the Ivory Coast, one word dominated his mind: "Fun," the Pine Creek soccer player said with a smile Wednesday afternoon a few minutes before signing a letter of intent to play for Eastern Florida State Junior College. "Oh, for me America was just a place for better...

  • The Classical Academy's Megan Percy's disciplined running approach pays off in Pepperdine scholarship

    Long before Megan Percy rose to the top of her running class and helped The Classical Academy win state titles in cross country and track, she led the Titans with something more promising than any tangible skill or proven workout. Discipline. Unquestioned discipline every step of every day. Percy - the long-distance running sensation, the...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox lose in frigid wind; Thursday's game postponed

  • Doherty football players look back, ahead on National Signing Day

    It seemed unfair at the time. The three seniors who signed their letters of intent to play football Wednesday still couldn't believe how things ended in the fall. One play here, one call there, maybe the Doherty Spartans wouldn't have blown a 20-point lead and lost to Heritage 28-27 in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Who...

  • David Goforth's quiet demeanor masks the fiery mentality of a closer for Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    In an age of big-bearded, big-bodied, larger-than-life closers, David Goforth in a sense resembles the position's generic brand. The ingredients are ultimately the same, but the no-frills packaging might lead you to suspect otherwise. The Sky Sox closer stands about 5-foot-11 and talks with a deliberate pace that reveals a laid-back...

  • Palmer Ridge teammates Ashley Walker, Emily Miller will be D-I opponents

    Monument - Ashley Walker and Emily Miller have been lacrosse teammates at Palmer Ridge for nearly four seasons and they've been playing club together longer than that. Next year, the two midfielders that play side by side will be on opposite ends of the field, trying to win ground balls against each other. On Wednesday, the two Bears seniors...

  • Colorado Springs-area National Signing Day notes

    Hammer heading to CSU Eric Hammer's running career has already taken him all over the world. But his latest big move will be only a couple of hours up Interstate 25. Last season's Class 4A state cross country champion signed to run for Colorado State on Wednesday. He'll do cross country and track with the Rams. "I really fell in love the...

  • Wednesday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball high school Vista Ridge 6, sand creek 1 At Sand Creek Vista Ridge 000 200 4 - 6 10 0 Sand Creek 000 010 0 - 1 3 2 Vista Ridge- Roybal (W) 5 IP, 3 H, R, ER, 4 SO, 6 BB, Metts 2 IP, 3 SO, BB. Levenchuck 1-3, R, Vigil 1-4, RBI, R, Popham 2-3, 2B,...

  • Warriors wrap up regular season with win over Denver

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson scored 25 points before resting in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the best the regular season in franchise history with a 133-126 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Starters on both sides rested most of the game, with the Warriors tuning up for the playoffs and the...

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