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  • Colorado College can't climb out of enormous first period hole against SCSU

    St. Cloud State freshman Patrick Russell scored on the first shot against Colorado College only 74 seconds into the contest. It was only the beginning. SCSU scored four goals in the first 14 minutes, 41 seconds of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference game to roll to a 7-1 victory over the Tigers on Friday at The Broadmoor World Arena....

  • Colorado Springs high schoolers protest firing of Sierra coach, teacher

    Instead of attending the last hour of Friday classes, dozens of Sierra High School students dashed across Jet Wing Drive to ask questions their school officials won't answer. They wanted to know why Stallions head football coach Phil Jackson was fired this week and why their principal, Aaron Griffen, hasn't given them an explanation....

  • Brother of Air Force hoops standout Hayden Graham commits to Falcons football team

    Gavin Graham motivation as a child stemmed from a desire to keep up with his big brother. If Hayden, three years older, and his friends were doing something, Gavin would make sure he could do it, too. So it should come as no surprise that Gavin committed on Thursday to join Hayden as an athlete at Air Force and accept all the rigors that come...

  • Both UCCS squads take down Mustangs

    Blackout weekend has started ideally for the UCCS Mountain Lions. Friday night, both the men's and the women's basketball teams played host to Western New Mexico and both left a packed crowd more than happy. The men hustled their way to a 103-91 win while the women cruised to a 77-54 victory. The star of the night was the men's guard Derrick...

  • Faceoff blunders end Falcons' six-game win streak

    An inability to win faceoffs eventually caught up with Air Force on Friday night. Tyson Wilson scored 2:48 into overtime to help No. 20 Robert Morris complete a 5-4 come-from-behind victory at Cadet Ice Arena. The Colonials (18-5-4, 15-3-3 Atlantic Hockey Conference) scored the game's final three goals to run their winning streak to five games...

  • Air Force braces for talented but inconsistent UNLV squad

    Air Force doesn't generally find a lot of similarities when it looks to the other side of the floor at the Thomas & Mack Center, but this year is the exception. UNLV had to replace all five starters from a year ago. Air Force is playing with just one starter from the beginning of the 2013-14 season. The roster turnover has left the Runnin'...

  • Friday's prep roundup: Rampart girls' swimming ends season with perfect dual-meet record

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. GIRLS' SWIMMING Rampart 179, Air Academy 106 At Air Academy: Rampart won all but two events and the Rams completed a perfect season in dual meets on Friday. Twin sisters Allana and Cat Clarke had a hand in five of the nine race wins. Rampart swept all...

  • Friday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

  • Talks between Rockies, CC start up next month

    Colorado College athletic director Ken Ralph confirmed that the Colorado Rockies have contacted him about the possibility of a CC at Denver outdoor game. It would be held the weekend before the Stadium Series game between the NHL's Avalanche and Red Wings on Feb. 27, 2016. The two National Collegiate Hockey Conference schools will meet with...

  • Amy Van Dyken returns to broadcast booth after ATV accident

    BERKELEY, Calif. — Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken has returned to work as a broadcaster with the Pac-12 Networks nearly eight months after an all-terrain vehicle accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. Van Dyken flew into the Bay Area from Arizona on Friday to call the USC-California women's swim meet in...

  • Friday Faceoff: Who will take Super Bowl XLIX?

      Patriots can take control of game By Joe Paisley With most Las Vegas bookies predicting a competitive Super Bowl 49 the difference could come down to which conference champion installs a wrinkle or skirts the NFL rules ever so slightly to gain a decisive edge. Any particular team spring to mind? Yes, and that is why I am...

  • Youngest WWE diva champion ready to wrestle at SmackDown

    Featuring Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and others, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $18-$103; 576-2626, ticketswest.com. Lady wrestlers, beware. Paige, a former World Wrestling Entertainment diva champion, is ready to bust loose her three signature moves during her...

  • Live updates: Sierra High School students protest football coach firing

    Some Sierra High School students walked out of school Friday to protest the firing of Phil Jackson, the school's football coach.  Jackson was fired Monday.  Jackson, who has his jersey hanging in Sierra's hallway and played football for Colorado, was at Tuesday's basketball game between Widefield and Sierra. He said he doesn't...

  • Losing mother at young age prepares Colorado College's Hunter Fejes for any challenge

    During a miserable sophomore season, Colorado College junior Hunter Fejes took comfort in knowing he had survived much worse. - The injury-riddled second year was nothing compared to losing his mom in a traffic accident at age 10. - The boy suffered a fractured skull during a wreck in his native Anchorage, Alaska, that killed his mother, Gail,...

  • Proposed changes to transfer rule shot down at prep state association meeting

    AURORA - High school sports in Colorado will look a lot different in 2016-17. The state's much-debated transfer rule will not. Safety measures, equity, class changes and new board directors were among the approved changes at the Colorado High School Activities Association's legislative council meeting Thursday. However, a 75-member...

  • Widefield survives last-second shot from Woodland Park

    The full length of the court and one point. That's all that stood between Woodland Park and Widefield from going into overtime. At the free-throw line for the Gladiators, Caitlin Peters missed and the ball landed in the hands of the Panthers. Lexie Comer dribbled down the floor and heaved the ball toward the basket from the 3-point line at...

  • State prep meeting notes: State cross country staying in town ... for now

    Norris-Penrose Event Center gets mixed reviews Nothing is set in stone, but it looks like the Norris-Penrose Event Center will hold the cross country state meet for at least a few more years. The cross country committee recommended to keep the state meets at Norris-Penrose Event Center through at least 2018 at Thursday's Colorado High School...

  • Taking on league-leading Colonials may answer questions about Air Force hockey

    This weekend's home series against No. 20 Robert Morris will give Air Force a better idea of what to make of its six-game winning streak. "We have to prove we belong in the top four," coach Frank Serratore said of his fourth-place Falcons (11-13-3, 10-6-2 league). "Before we had our six-game win streak we were a bottom-feeder. We don't believe...

  • Ramsey: Here's how to revive sagging Air Force sports teams

    When Matt McShane began his task of resurrecting Air Force's volleyball program in 2010, he looked through a thick haze of defeat and saw victories beckoning from just around the bend. He, and he alone, enjoyed this view of the future. The Falcons had lost 66 straight Mountain West matches, a streak stretching to 2003. Little in life is...

  • Thursday's prep roundup: Mesa Ridge tops Sierra; Kylee Shook narrowly misses quadruple-double

    Highlights from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. GIRLS' BASKETBALL Mesa Ridge 59, Sierra 47 At Sierra: Kylee Shook posted a triple-double and Sariya Williams scored a team-high 20 points to lead Mesa Ridge (11-5 overall, 7-1 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) past Sierra (10-5, 4-3). Williams netted a...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson's Drue Harris, Deejay Leatimua recovering after Colorado State, Montana alter recruiting dreams

    Fountain-Fort Carson fullback Drue Harris and linebacker Deejay Leatimua believed their offers to play Division I football were a dream come true. Of course, they couldn't see gears of unrest turning behind the scenes. Harris was ready to commit to Colorado State and Leatimua to Montana before a pair of coaching changes suddenly left them...

  • Klee: On brink of Hall of Fame, Terrell Davis says there's no mystery with Gary Kubiak's Broncos offense

    DENVER — Gary Kubiak is now the coach of the Broncos, and the happiest man employed in Colorado should be C.J. Anderson. How do I know? Terrell Davis told me, and there's no better source on the subject. Not John Elway, not Peyton Manning, not even Marshawn Lynch, if he would talk. With Kubiak as the offensive coordinator, TD averaged 1,603...

  • Freshman Matt Mooney scores season-high 20 points to lead Air Force to road victory

    Air Force's young standouts finally saw their efforts rewarded with a victory. Freshman point guard Matt Mooney scored a career-high 20 points, sophomore Hayden Graham added 16 and the Falcons notched their first road win by knocking off San Jose State 66-52 on Wednesday night. Freshman guard Trevor Lyons also had 11 as Air Force (9-11, 2-7...

  • Wade Phillips named Broncos' defensive coordinator

    ENGLEWOOD - Wade Phillips is returning to Denver as Gary Kubiak's defensive coordinator. Phillips, 67, interviewed for the position this week after the Broncos were rebuffed in their attempts to speak with Bengals secondary coach Vance Joseph about the position. Joseph, who has a year left on his contract in Cincinnati, had interviewed for...

  • Afflalo helps Denver end seven-game losing streak

    NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score another point and saw their four-game...

  • Wednesday's high school roundup: Discovery Canyon wrestling wins PPAC

    WRESTLING Discovery Canyon 66, Air Academy 12 At Discovery Canyon: Discovery Canyon wrestler Sam Turner is piling up the accomplishments. He won the Class 4A state title at 120 pounds as a sophomore last season. And as a junior, he ranks No. 1 in 4A 132s (On the Mat) and has already beat Coronado's Jess Hankin, the top-ranked wrestler in 5A...

  • 4'Clock Shadow: The Broncos' new defensive coordinator is Wade Phillips, and he has a Twitter account

    The Broncos' new defensive coordinator is Wade Phillips, and he has a Twitter account. Phillips, 67, takes over the spot previously held by Jack Del Rio, according to a report by NFL.com's Ian Rapaport. This is wonderful — the part about the Twitter account. We'll see about the defensive coordinator part. I like proven things over maybe...

  • Broncos tight end Julius Thomas about to cash in

    ENGLEWOOD - Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another. One of Denver's dozen unrestricted free agents, he'll either get a long-term contract soon or play next season under the Broncos' franchise tag. General manager John Elway said on Jan. 12 that re-signing both the big tight end and star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas were his...

  • Dave Schultz wrestling tourney in Colorado Springs this week is big international step

    This week's Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational cannot be overlooked by a U.S. women's national wrestling team eager to take that final step. The freestyle squad, which includes many who live in the area or train at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, has placed third at the world championships for three years in a row. That final...

  • Sophomore Hayden Graham still trying to string solid performances together for Air Force

    Hayden Graham keeps putting his puzzle pieces on the table for Air Force. The sophomore has scored at least 14 points three times this year, he's grabbed as many as seven rebounds and he's had complete efforts like the one he had Saturday against Boise State with 50 percent shooting, 3 of 3 free throws, 14 points, five rebounds, three assists...

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