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  • Friday's prep roundup: Discovery Canyon holds off Canon City for 3A Southern crown

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. FOOTBALL Discovery Canyon 34, Canon City 31, OT At Canon City: Canon City gave Discovery Canyon a run for its money, but the Thunder (10-0, 5-0) edged the Tigers (7-3, 4-1), won the 3A Southern League crown and finished the regular season unbeaten. The...

  • Live coverage: Friday's high school football action

    The playoffs are underway in Class 5A, 2A, and 1A. In classes 3A and 4A, teams are fighting to qualify for the playoffs or improve their seeding. In other words, the high school football action will be intense this week. Here are some links of interest: Vista Ridge-Falcon football rivalry carrying extra weight with playoffs looming...

  • Live coverage: Vista Ridge vs. Falcon

    The Gazette's game of the week pits Vista Ridge (7-2) against Falcon (5-4).  Vista Ridge is currently ranked fifth in the Class 4A wild-card rankings, which are used to determine the top 16 seed that qualify for the postseason. Falcon is ranked No. 15 and is clearly on the bubble for a playiff berth. The teams are also bitter rivals....

  • Best bets: Top prep football games to watch this week

    Here's a look at the top high school football games in the Pikes Peak region this weekend: Regular-season games Vista Ridge (7-2, 3-1) vs. Falcon (5-4, 3-1) When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: At Falcon High School What to know: Rivalry game? Check. Playoff implications? Check. Bragging rights? You bet. Plenty on the line in this one. As if...

  • Von Miller bounces back from ACL surgery

    ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has officially returned to his old form. He's been named the NFL's AFC Defensive Player of the Month for the second time in his career. The other time was in November 2012 when Miller was in the midst of a franchise record 18 1-2-sack season. Then came the 2013 season, when Miller missed the...

  • Lot at stake as Air Force, Colorado College start up league women's soccer rivalry

    A budding Mountain West Conference rivalry between Air Force and Colorado College gets off to a strong start Friday with both women's soccer teams battling for their playoff futures. "It's going to be a very interesting game with 22 players giving their all with a lot on the line," Tigers coach Geoff Bennett said a few days before the 3 p.m....

  • Air Force senior returns to site of high school glory

    This Saturday's game gives Air Force senior Chad Demers one more chance to create another lasting memory at one of his favorite places to be; Ralph Engelstad Arena. It was there about six years ago that he scored the game-winner in triple overtime to lift Grafton-Park River past Red River High School (Grand Forks) in the North Dakota state...

  • MacKinnon scores twice, Avs shut out Islanders

    DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his...

  • Air Force athletes, including Broam Hart, look back at Halloween

    Broam Hart somehow knew the picture of himself at Batman on Halloween was taken in 1999. - It would have been easy for him to confuse it with any other year, since the Air Force senior fullback dressed as the Caped Crusader every year. - I've been watching the cartoons every year since I was little," Hart said. "Why not be Batman?" - Hart...

  • Halloween memories aplenty for Tigers this bye week

    It only takes a few moments thinking of Halloween as a child to bring a smile to a Colorado College hockey player's face. "One year, I was the field-goal posts and my (younger) brother (Jake) was (Minnesota Vikings) kicker Gary Anderson," said sophomore forward Luc Gerdes, who was age 6 at the time. "I guess we were pretty cute." His mother...

  • Manning-Brady rivalry began in obscurity

    DENVER — The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001. Baby-faced backup Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick from Michigan the year before, made his first career NFL start in place of Drew Bledsoe, who had suffered a sheared...

  • Former Valor Christian lineman Sione Maumau dies

    Sad news Thursday. Former Valor Christian football player Sione Maumau has died. Maumau, a sophomore at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., was discovered dead Wednesday in Irvin Hall where he was a resident assistant, according to The Baker Orange. “It is with deep sadness that I inform the campus community of the untimely passing,”...

  • Vista Ridge-Falcon football rivalry carrying extra weight with playoffs looming

    Vista Ridge football coach Jerimi Calip doesn't play video football games much any more. And he likes to remind his 13-year-old son that it's because he has his own real-life football team to run. That football team is running pretty well right now. The Wolves are fifth in the latest Class 4A wild-card rankings, which will determine the top...

  • Gazette NFL picks: Week 9

    See who The Gazette's panel of prognosticators is picking in NFL games this week.

  • Nuggets open season with win over Pistons

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets opened the season Wednesday night with an 89-79 win over Detroit, spoiling the debut of Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Arron Afflalo, in his second tour with Denver after being acquired in an offseason trade with Orlando, had 15 points. Timofey Mozgov added 13...

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