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Klee: Colorado Avalanche led by power of positive thinking

Sports Updated: 7 hr ago

If the Colorado Avalanche roar through the NHL playoffs and reach the Stanley Cup finals, it will be on the back of pink elephants. "If someone tells you to think of a pink elephant, you're going to think of a pink...

Roy, Avs anxious to open playoffs against Wild

Sports Updated: 9 hr ago

Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason. Perhaps only fitting then that Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the Wild, with Game 1...

Cashner solid in Padres' win over Rockies

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: 3 hr ago

Andrew Cashner pitched into the eighth inning and Chris Denorfia drove in two runs to lift the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies ...

Sky Sox pitcher gets off to good start but it's not enough in loss to Oklahoma City

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: 10 hr ago

Colorado Springs enjoyed stronger than usual opening innings from their starting pitching but it was not enough against Oklahoma City ...

Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

Sports: Broncos Updated: 9 hr ago

Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He's holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire. ...

Crawford's 41 points leads Warriors over Nuggets

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Fresh legs beat fatigue. Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and ...

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  • Wednesday's prep roundup: Loof nets four goals for St. Mary's

    Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

  • Signing Day notes: Western State pins down Supernaw

    Western State pins down Supernaw Doherty wrestler Brandon Supernaw may have reached the state wrestling finals for the first and only time as a senior. But Western State, the reigning RMAC champs, wanted him long before that. As early as his sophomore season, Supernaw was on the Mountaineers' radar. "I don't think I ever had the intention...

  • Signing day: College-bound soccer players from Air Academy cherish prep memories

    Long before arriving at Air Academy, Gannon Gardner and John Sims had built a friendship on and off the soccer field, going back to middle school and with the Pride Soccer Club. But heading into his junior year, Gardner made the decision to leave the Kadets squad in favor of the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy, which had shifted its season...

  • Signing day: Palmer's Horning pushes past broken leg to earn lacrosse scholarship

    This wasn't the signing day Palmer senior Sam Horning had always dreamed about growing up. Then, it wasn't a day he thought would ever come. Two years removed from shattering his leg, and not even a year since major-shoulder surgery, two-sport athlete Horning continued on a much different journey than he'd ever envisioned and signed to play...

  • Signing day: OTC resident, Cheyenne Mountain student Anderson heads east for next chapter

    Born in Virginia but raised in Colorado, Brendan Anderson felt the pull to return to his East Coast roots following his pending graduation from Cheyenne Mountain next month. Luckily, Boston College was just what this athlete was looking for. Just not what most 17-year-olds are looking for, though. "People ask why I chose Boston College,"...

  • Signing day: Baron headlines list of 11 at Pine Creek to sign NLIs

    Before signing on the dotted line with Princeton, Pine Creek's Madelyn Baron scrolled down collegiate-running times of every single school she was interested in and tried to gauge which track and field team she could help the most over the next four years. The process wasn't a short one. If you've heard of the school, they wanted her. If...

  • Signing day list

    Wednesday was a national signing day, as student-athletes around the country signed national letters of intent to carry their athletic careers on to the college level. Here is a list of area student-athletes who signed or will sign in recent days. Libby Acker, Palmer Ridge, track, Xavier (D-I) Cody Ahlgrimm, Discovery Canyon, baseball,...

  • Girls' golf: Sullivan battles through illness to win Cougar Classic

    Look out 4A girls' golf world. Kylee Sullivan almost feels like herself again. Almost. "I don't know if I'm quite 100 percent yet, but I'm definitely getting back," said Sullivan, who helped Cheyenne Mountain win the school's first 4A state team golf championship last May. "Getting mono kind of sucks, but I'm definitely getting back to...

  • Blog: Gabby Simpson joining sisters at CU

    Simpson, eh? While Mr. Montgomery Burns (Monty to his few friends) might not remember the last name of his most famous employee, Colorado volleyball coach Liz Kritza can’t forget it. Doherty setter Gabby Simpson signed a national letter of intent with Colorado on Wednesday. Photo by Christian Murdock, The Gazette. On Wednesday, the...

  • Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly hoping to spend weekend at home after starting chemo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is planning to spend this weekend celebrating Easter at home in suburban Buffalo, before returning to New York City to resume treatments for sinus cancer. Dan Kelly tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that barring any setbacks, his brother intends to travel home Friday before returning...

  • Six Liberty seniors sign letters of intent

    The stage in Liberty High School's auditorium was full Wednesday morning with athletes and their parents as six students made their college intentions official. Kyle Simon, Klinton Spencer, Kristen Jensen, Brandon Saucedo, Codi Inloes-Williams and Jonathon Sigley all signed national letters of intent to participate in college athletics...

  • Former Liberty High School teacher, coach acquitted of sexual assault charges

    A former Liberty High School teacher and coach accused of sexually assaulting a student at the Colorado Springs high school in 2012 was acquitted of all charges Friday. Travis Clark, 33, a former science teacher and boys basketball coach at the District 20 high school, was arrested in July 2012 after allegations arose that he had...

  • AROUND TOWN: Welcoming sister city Ancient Olympia

    Colorado Springs' newest sister city, Ancient Olympia, Greece, was welcomed April 8 with a reception at Penrose House, wrapping up a busy visit as officials toured the city, learned local history at the Pioneers Museum, met with U.S. Olympic Committee representatives and had lunch with representatives from Colorado Springs Sister Cities...

  • Ramsey: 36 straight strikes give Colorado Springs man rare 900 series

    When the message arrived at The Gazette newsroom announcing bowler Amos Gordon had rolled a 900 series at Fort Carson's Thunder Alley, skepticism was abundant. I expected the next call to inform us a local slow-pitch softball hitter had launched an 857-foot home run. "I'm very surprised, too," Gordon told me Monday night. "I was just trying...

  • Peyton Manning, reflecting on Super Bowl loss, says Broncos must mold new identity

    What’s the next step for Peyton Manning and the Broncos? In many ways, starting over. “You have to kind of reestablish your identity as the 2014 team,” Manning said this morning in his first conversation with media since Super Bowl XLVIII in early February. “2013 was a good season in a lot of ways, there’s no question. It did not...

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