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  • Tuesday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. basketball boys' state brackets 5a Round of 16 All games March 4 Bill Weimar Region (4) Grand Junction at (1) Overland, 7 p.m. (6) Montbello at (2) Mountain Vista, 7 p.m. Ray C. Ball Region (4) Fossil Ridge at (1) Eaglecrest, 7 p.m. (3) George...

  • Gallinari helps Nuggets beat Bucks hours after Shaw's firing

    DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 26 points, Kenneth Faried had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Denver beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-95 on Tuesday night, hours after Brian Shaw was fired as Nuggets coach. Guard Ty Lawson had 16 points and 10 assists for Denver, which ended a six-game losing streak and won at home for the first time...

  • Broomfield eliminates Pine Creek from 5A playoffs

    Broomfield 73, Pine Creek 53 At Broomfield: No. 1 Broomfield (23-2) proved too much in a game No. 4 Pine Creek (18-7). Broomfield jumped out to a 17-3 lead, then had to hold off a Pine Creek rally to advance to the quarterfinals. Pine Creek cut the gap to 36-30 at half but couldn't complete the rally. Broomfield will play the...

  • Team-by-team girls' golf capsules

    A team-by-team glance at Pikes Peak area girls' golf teams. 5A CSML Coronado Coach: Kelly Hodge Key returners: Kitty Paton, sr.; Allie Garcia, jr.; Grace Wilson, sr. Outlook: Three experienced returners, plus the addition of talented freshman Madi Eurich, gives the Cougars a solid foursome that should contend at the top of the Colorado...

  • Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw

    DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons. General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday: "You won't find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I've ever been around. Unfortunately things didn't go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a...

  • This week's prep schedule

    This week's high school sports schedule for the week of March 2-7 Monday, Mar. 2 no games Tuesday, Mar. 3 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Ralston Valley at Rampart, 6 p.m. Pine Creek at Broomfield, 7 p.m. GIRLS' TENNIS Fountain Valley at Widefield, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 4 BOYS' BASKETBALL Rampart at ThunderRidge, 7 p.m. GIRLS' TENNIS...

  • Class 2A girls' basketball regionals

    The Class 2A girls' basketball regionals tip off this week with berths to the state tournament on the line.

  • The Gazette's Peak Performer of the week: Shelby Megyeri, Manitou Springs girls' basketball

    When the Manitou Springs girls' basketball team walked off the court after losing to rival St. Mary's on Feb. 6, there were two ways for the Mustangs to handle it - sulk or improve. They chose the latter, and led by super sophomore Shelby Megyeri, Manitou Springs got its revenge in a 50-39 win Saturday that clinched the 3A Tri-Peaks district...

  • Klee: Nuggets must stick to proven recipe after Shaw firing

    DENVER — The Nuggets came down with an angry case of food poisoning, and they blamed the waitress. Brian Shaw's tip arrived in the form of a pink slip. To be fair, the Sesame chicken was cold, and Shaw spilled Tsingtao all over the table. But isn't the chef who prepared the spoiled meal more at fault than the person who delivered it? Josh...

  • Avalanche captain Landeskog, forward McLeod fined by NHL

    NEW YORK — Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Cody McLeod were fined by the league for their actions in the waning seconds of a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Landeskog was fined $5,000 for a punch he threw at Wild forward Mikko Koivu as both players headed to their benches with 3.3 seconds remaining. Landeskog was...

  • Ruining the athlete: Parents, coaches err by forcing children into just one sports

    Soapbox in place. Stepping onto it. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits. "We" refers to the adults among us who force children to play one sport, forsaking all others; guilt,...

  • Location for Air Force spring football game still not set

    Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun has narrowed the search radius for a venue to include only the Colorado Springs area, but he still doesn't have a site for a March 18 spring football game. Calhoun previously included Denver as a potential location, but he has altered that stance. "It will be at Falcon Stadium or somewhere in Colorado...

  • Weather has high school spring teams scampering for practice times

    Sun finally broke through Monday, yet there was little to rejoice about for spring sports teams around the Pikes Peak region. Last week - the first week spring sports could officially practice - saw snow that sent teams scurrying indoors to practice in gyms, hit the weights again or break out the shovels. The weather hampered coaches who...

  • Claude Alexander, soon-to-be junior class have been a big hit for Air Force this spring

    It was the hit heard 'round Air Force spring practice. On Saturday morning in a full-tackle situational scrimmage, linebacker Claude Alexander III met tailback Benton Washington in the hole on a third-and-2 play with a collision that left Washington on his back with a split lip and noise from the impact bouncing off the ceiling at the Holaday...

  • Incoming CC hockey freshman Ben Israel overcame self-doubt, severe injuries to reach college ranks

    Future Colorado College defenseman Ben Israel is grateful his hard work and determination paid off with a chance to play Division I hockey. For a while, it looked like he never would. The 5-foot-11, 184-pounder overcame self-doubt and two serious injuries over a 10-month span to his left foot and ankle that almost derailed his junior career...

  • Daughter gets wish, former Colorado Avalanche traded 'home'

    NHL trades aren’t just hard on players and team locker rooms. Trades have a lasting impact on NHL players’ families as well. Defenseman Jordan Leopold has been with the Columbus Blue Jackets for this past season and the time away from his family has apparently taken a toll on his young daughter. Leopold’s 11-year-old daughter...

  • Forbes' sports billionaires list

    NEW YORK — Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is listed as the world’s 35th wealthiest billionaire for 2015, according to a list released Monday by Forbes Magazine. Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was a newcomer on the list. The magazine reported there are a record 1,826 billionaires in the world. Some of the sports-related...

  • Avs get forward, draft pick after trading away Maxime Talbot, Paul Carey

    BOSTON — The Boston Bruins acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trading deadline, a few hours after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight. Boston sent forward Jordan Caron and the Bruins' sixth-round pick...

  • Air Force football schedule reveals fortunate timing for bye, Halloween in Hawaii

    Air Force will spend Halloween in Hawaii, close the season with two road games and has its lone in-season off week to prepare for its trip to Navy. Those were the big reveals as the Mountain West released its 2015 schedule on Monday. Air Force’s opponents and locations were already known, but they now have the dates of those matchups. As of...

  • Broncos place franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal. General manager John Elway used that same tactic before re-signing kicker Matt Prater and left tackle Ryan Clady before training camp in...

  • Air Force readies for first-round home playoff hockey series

    Air Force readies for first-round home playoff series No. 7 playoffs seed Air Force will need to bounce back quickly as it prepares to host No. 10 American International College for a best-of-three Atlantic Hockey Conference first-round home series Friday through Sunday (if necessary). All games starts at 7:05 p.m. The injury-depleted...

  • Palmer grad Dominic Rufran spending offseason in intense training with hopes of a spot on an NFL roster

    Most people enter college as a way of investing in their future. Dominic Rufran left college for that same reason. Rufran, a Colorado Springs native, departed Wyoming with one semester remaining to move to Denver and focus on preparing for a potential future in the NFL. He trains full time four days a week, utilizing the off days to mix in...

  • St. Mary's girls stunned by ninth seed; Manitou OK with No. 4

    When St. Mary's coach Mike Burkett clicked open the girls' Class 3A state playoff bracket Sunday afternoon, he groaned. What happened, he thought. The Pirates, ranked sixth by MaxPreps coming into selection day, looked to be a sure bet to get a top-eight seed and host in the first two rounds of the post-season. But instead they were dealt a...

  • March basketball brings about optimism in small-school boys coaches

    Way back in November, before the boys' basketball season started counting wins and losses, Ken Vecchio got the first chance to see his young Manitou Springs squad in a scrimmage setting. Not that he was totally discouraged by what he saw, but the longtime coach had to wonder where his team, which had lost five seniors after a 2014 3A...

  • Video: Minnesota Wild fan sucker-punches Avs fan during Saturday's game in Denver

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  • Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

    DENVER - Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without...

  • Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

    HAMPTON, Ga. - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Quickly establishing he's one of the drivers to beat - boy, does that sound familiar - Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps remaining to win...

  • CSCS nabs No. 2 seed in 3A boys' state playoff bracket

    The Class 3A boys' basketbal playoff brackets were released on Sunday. The tournament starts Friday.

  • CSCS avenges lone loss of season vs. St. Mary's

    Pueblo - Apparently Colorado Springs Christian School didn't take that loss to St. Mary's earlier this season lightly. CSCS, the No. 2 seed in the 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament, went out and pounded the only team to beat the Lions this season, defeating St. Mary's 63-42 on Saturday in the 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament final. All facets of...

  • Saturday's roundup: No. 4 seed Lewis-Palmer boys knock off No. 1 Denver South

    BOYS' BASKETBALL No. 4 Lewis-Palmer 58, No. 1 Denver South 48 At Denver South: Lewis-Palmer coach Bill Benton said there was no motivational speech before his team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in this year's Class 4A state tournament. He said his team knew what it'd take to move on. Joe Decoud scored 18 and Jonathan Scott added...

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