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  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox blank Iowa Cubs for first 2-game win streak of season

    With the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate in town, it seemed right to be prepared to play two at Security Service Field on Monday after Sunday's washout. Things would not shake out in favor of the Mr. Cub's signature catch phrase as Game 2 of the twin bill would be postponed due to inclement weather after the Sky Sox's crisp 7-0 win over Iowa in seven...

  • Rampart girls' lacrosse blasts way into title race

    A week ago, after blowing a late lead to Air Academy, Rampart senior Allie Popelar said the Rams would have to put the loss behind them and turn their focus to Palmer Ridge. The Rams did that and more on Monday evening, dominating the Bears 14-7 and moving into a three-way tie for first place. Popelar and Kelli Warmouth scored four goals...

  • Monday's prep roundup: Tori Goodman, Arielle Keating shoot 81 to pace Spartan Invitational

    Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. GIRLS' GOLF Spartan Invitational At Colorado Springs Country Club: Falcon's Tori Goodman and Rampart's Arielle Keating both shot 9-over-par 81s at the Spartan Invitational on Monday. Goodman was named the overall winner on a tiebreaker. Cheyenne Mountain's...

  • Justin Morneau's 3-run homer leads Colorado to win over Arizona

    PHOENIX - Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer, Tyler Matzek pitched five effective innings before leaving with a hamstring injury and the Colorado Rockies held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night. Morneau hit his three-run shot off Chase Anderson (0-1) in the first inning and made a diving stop to save a run in the sixth. Corey...

  • Monday's high school box scores

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

  • Prep rankings: This week's area rankings

    BASEBALL Team Record Last Week Class 5A 1. Pine Creek 12-3 No. 1 2. Rampart 8-8 No. 3 3. Liberty 6-8 No. 2 Class 4A 1. Lewis-Palmer 14-2 No. 1 2. Air Academy 14-2 No. 2 3. Cañon City 14-3 No. 3 Class 3A and below 1. Manitou Springs 13-1 No. 1 2. St. Mary's 11-5 No. 2 3. Ellicott 10-4 No. 3 Breakdown: Well, looks like...

  • Air Force athletics still finding its way through the complicated world of social media

    Troy Garnhart's message boils down to one simple tenant: When in doubt, don't post. So far, the Air Force associate athletic director for communications has avoided the ramifications for reckless use of social media. But it doesn't mean he's any less wary. Garnhart's preseason sessions with teams that were once dedicated largely to...

  • This week's prep schedule

    The high school sports schedule for the week of April 27-May 2 in the Pikes Peak region. Monday, Apr. 27 BASEBALL Manitou Springs vs Woodland Park at Meadow Wood Sports Complex, 4 p.m. GIRLS' GOLF Air Academy, Cheyenne Mountain, Discovery Canyon, Palmer, Palmer Ridge, Pine Creek, Vista Ridge, Liberty, Lewis-Palmer, Doherty Spartan...

  • Arrest warrant sought for UFC champ in New Mexico hit-and-run crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab "a large handful of cash" from the car, witnesses told police. According to police, the accident occurred in southeastern Albuquerque just before noon Sunday when the driver of a rented SUV ran...

  • Elite PBR bulls to buck in Broadmoor World Arena

    This weekend, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will bring some of the sport’s toughest athletes to the Broadmoor World Arena for the “Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies.” Oh, and the bull riders will be there, too. At 7 p.m., Saturday, the Top 35 cowboys of the PBR will face off against the Top 35 Classic bulls, including Long John,...

  • 4A schools struggle in girls' tennis regional with Cheyenne Mountain, Air Academy

    Colorado Springs Christian girls' tennis coach Randy Stephens deadpanned that his team had a pretty tough test ahead of it at regionals. The reality is it's a near impossible one. Despite finishing the regular season 10-1, the Lions are heavy underdogs to qualify any players into the state tournament. It's the same tired story since they were...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox shortstop Luis Sardinas armed to follow his idol's path

    Luis Sardinas grew up idolizing Omar Vizquel, because in Venezuela that's just what baseball players do. He left home at 14 to prepare for his pro career, because that's just what players of his caliber are expected to do. But when it came to making himself into a ballplayer who, at 21, has already logged big-league time, Sardinas...

  • Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

    RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. Now he has made a trip to Victory Lane, where Busch hoped his victory Sunday at Richmond International Raceway will help him close one of the...

  • Giants-Rockies game postponed by rain; makeup date yet to be determined

    DENVER — The San Francisco Giants didn't have to wait for this game to be called. Getting out of town was another matter. Hey, planes aren't easy to line up on a moment's notice. The afternoon game between the Giants and Colorado Rockies on Sunday was postponed by rain. A makeup date has yet to be determined. The Giants return to Denver May...

  • Rockies, Sky Sox baseball rained out Sunday

    The games between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and Iowa Cubs have been rained out. A makeup date has yet to be announced for the Rockies. The Giants return to Denver in late May for a three-game series. Sunday’s 1:35 p.m. Sky Sox game between the was postponed and rescheduled as part of a...

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC lose chance at redemption in Austin

    Austin, Texas - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC were hoping to get revenge against the Aztex, but fell short 1-0. In what was a warm and muggy night on the difficult field of House Park, the Switchbacks (2-3) were hoping to even up the series with the Aztex (3-3). The teams last met in the Switchbacks' first USL regular-season match in...

  • James Irwin's Miguel Molas gears for three-peat in 100 meters at state

    James Irwin senior speedster Miguel Molas doesn't look like he's running heavy. Yet there's no denying the pressure that continues to pack onto his shoulders as the state meet looms. The Jaguars senior will try to win the Class 3A 100-meter run for the third consecutive time in a couple of weeks. He posted his fastest 100 time of his high...

  • Manitou Springs girls' track racing for attention after Saturday's performance

    Due to the fact that the Manitou Springs boys' team was so good, junior Taylor Finn said she felt like the Mustangs girls' track and field team was overlooked last season. That probably won't be the case this year. Finn won the 100-meter hurdles and anchored the 400 and 800 relays to wins, and the Manitou Springs girls won a share of the El...

  • Former skaters return to coach at High Altitude Hockey league

    High Altitude Hockey has been giving high school-aged skaters a summer league to play in since 1998. Some of those former participants are returning to make sure the next crop of players share similar experiences. "I just think it's cool to give back and I had good coaches," said Doherty graduate Cory Kachel, who recently completed two years...

  • Colorado College tired of getting pushed around, boosts offseason strength training

    Colorado College coach Mike Haviland was tired of seeing the Tigers get pushed off the puck during games last season. With a more accountable off-ice strength training this offseason, he and the other Tiger coaches expect their players to work very hard this offseason so they are stronger around the puck and along the boards. "Coach set the...

  • Klee: CSU-Pueblo's QB Chris Bonner follows wild path to NFL draft

    DENVER - This one is hard to believe. No, check that: This one is nearly impossible to believe. Not the part about a 6-foot-7 (and 7/8, since it's NFL draft season, a season for exact measurables), 235-pound quarterback. That part's unusual, because quarterbacks aren't often that big. But that part barely cracks the Top 10 of Most Unusual Parts...

  • Giants beat Rockies in 11 innings

    DENVER — Moments after scoring the winning run for the Giants, Nori Aoki was in the middle of a playful clubhouse celebration in which he was presented with his AL championship ring from his time last season with the Kansas City Royals, the team San Francisco beat in the World Series. Aoki scored from third on Joe Panik's bunt down the first...

  • Saturday's prep roundup: Boys' relay squads lead Fountain-Fort Carson to Liberty Bell title

    Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. TRACK AND FIELD Liberty Bell Invitational At Littleton: Fountain-Fort Carson added another team trophy to its case, winning the boys' side of the Liberty Bell Invitational, thanks to sweeping the relays. F-FC won the 3,200-meter relay, 800 relay, 400 relay...

  • Saturday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball high school Widefield 18, woodland park 3 At Widefield Woodland Park 000 30x - 3 5 3 Widefield 086 4x - 18 18 0 Woodland Park- Woods (L) 11/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, SO, Jansma 11/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, SO, Herman 1/3 IP, SO, Alexander IP...

  • Friday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain blows out Air Academy in boys' lacrosse

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' LACROSSE Cheyenne Mountain 17, Air Academy 3 At Air Academy: Cheyenne Mountain (9-2, 3-0 4A Pikes Peak League) made sure its rivalry game with Air Academy (7-3, 3-2) was never close and that the Indians stayed unbeaten for next week's league showdown...

  • Friday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball high school st. mary's 5, trinidad 4 At Trinidad St. Mary's 011 003 0 - 5 5 5 Trinidad 100 002 1 - 4 6 2 St. Mary's-B. Brummel (W) 52/3IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, J. Brummel 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB 0 SO, Padrnos 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER,...

  • Walk-off home run breathes life to struggling Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    It's not like one swing fixes all ills, but it sure made things look a bit better for the Sky Sox for at least one day. The Sky Sox notched a morale-boosting 9-8 victory Saturday night on a walk-off, two-out, two-run home run from Matt Clark. Before that, it looked like another long night in what has been a young season full of them. The...

  • Eagle Invite serves as dress rehearsal for upcoming 5A boys' swim meet

    The top 5A boys' swimming teams in the state weren't about to pass up an opportunity to compete at the venue that will host the state meet in three weeks. "That's why we're here," said longtime Cherry Creek coach Chris Loftis. For the first time since 1996, a state swimming event will take place at the Air Force Academy, and Pine Creek...

  • American trampoline gymnasts thrilled to make Pan Ams team

    It doesn't matter if you are 27 or only 17, qualifying for your first Pan American Games is a special moment in a trampoline gymnast's career. "This means so much to me," said Clare Johnson, 17, who is competing in her first full season as a senior or Olympic-level athlete. "To make it to the Pan Am Games is unreal." Her performance in...

  • Cheyenne Mountain No. 1 Payton Fielding dealing with move up, bad back and year in France

    Being the No. 1 singles player for the Cheyenne Mountain girls' tennis team carries a lot of pressure. Especially when you took almost a year off from tennis and have never played No. 1 singles before. This was the situation facing Payton Fielding as she entered her senior season. Fielding won the 4A No. 2 singles state championship in her...

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