Sports | Colorado Springs Gazette

Gazette Insider Sports Blog

  • AFA Sports

    Posts about Air Force Academy Sports

  • David Ramsey

    Opinions on the world of sports by Gazette columnist David Ramsey

  • College Hockey

    Hockey posts from the CC Tigers to the USAFA Falcons

  • Paul Klee

    The Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.

  • Fantasy Front Desk

    A place to discuss and debate fantasy sports

  • Gazette Preps

    Keeping you apprised of all things preps in the Pikes Peak region

The Gazette’s Deal of the Day

All Sports Headlines view all

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks benefit from a dry spot against Arizona United

    In real estate, the key is location, location, location. That slogan proved apt in United Soccer League action Saturday night as well. The Colorado Springs Switchbacks took advantage of better field conditions on the northern end of Sand Creek Stadium in a 5-0 rout of Arizona United that was scoreless at halftime. Only three minutes into...

  • Klee: Rugby 7s aiming at 2016 Olympics for boost in popularity

    DENVER - A chunk of her neck is missing. Not a small chunk, a big chunk, big enough that, when she lifts her blonde hair, the back of Lisa Rosen's neck looks like a divot. Peyton Manning probably could relate. But Peyton Manning plays his sport with a helmet and pads. These wild-and-crazy adrenaline junkies at the USA Rugby College 7s national...

  • Salt Lake overcomes strong Jungmann start, beat Sky Sox

    An errant throw to third allowed Alfredo marte to score from third base in the eighth inning, allowing the Salt Lake Bees to escape with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Saturday evening at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City. The game was tied at 2 when Marte led off the eighth with a double, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt...

  • Giants extend winning streak to 8 with 10-8 win over Rockies

    DENVER — The rains soaking Colorado let up just long enough for the San Francisco Giants to extend their winning streak to eight games Saturday. After showers pushed the start back by 2 hours, 15 minutes, Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and San Francisco held on for a 10-8 win over the skidding Rockies in the opener of a day-night...

  • Denver advances to lacrosse title game with OT win over Notre Dame

    PHILADELPHIA — Wesley Berg scored his third goal with 1:57 into overtime, lifting Denver past Notre Dame 11-10 Saturday in the NCAA lacrosse semifinal. The No. 4 Pioneers (16-2), who have won 12 straight games, will face the Johns Hopkins-Maryland winner in Monday's championship game. It is the first appearance in the final for Denver, which...

  • New Air Force women's basketball coach fills out her staff

    New Air Force women’s coach Chris Gobrecht announced her team of assistants for the upcoming season, a group she says is “as talented a staff as any in the country.” The lone holdover from Andrea Williams’ staff is 1st Lt. Derek Brook, who will return for his second season as the military assistant. The staff includes one with experience at...

  • Rockies activate Brown, place Roberts on DL

    DENVER — The Colorado Rockies placed left-handed pitcher Ken Roberts on the 15-day DL with inflammation in his left elbow and activated right-hander reliever Brooks Brown from the 15-day DL. Brown had been out since May 3 with tightness in his right shoulder. The Rockies also added David Hale as their 26th man for the second game of their...

  • Sky Sox ballpark proves good training ground for future MLB managers

    Security Service Field with its quirky weather forcing constant adjustments is a fertile training ground for future managers. Milwaukee bench boss Craig Counsell became the eighth former Sky Sox player to take over a Major League Baseball team when he was named as manager of the Brewers, coincidentally, the PCL franchise's big league...

  • Kendrick battles but Giants top Rockies

    DENVER — Kyle Kendrick fought to keep the Colorado Rockies in the game. It almost paid off when his teammates nearly erased a seven-run deficit at a rain-soaked Coors Field. Kendrick tossed 6 1-3 hard-fought innings before the bullpen stumbled in the final three frames and the San Francisco Giants beat the Rockies 11-8 on Friday night. DJ...

  • Sky Sox snap Salt Lake's four-game win streak

    The Salt Lake Bees' four-game winning streak was snapped Friday night as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox claimed a 7-2 victory at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City. Three Sky Sox home runs led the charge as Chris Nelson, Matt Clark and Nevin Ashley all cleared the fence. Ashley went 3-for-4 and scored three times. Nelson went 2-for-4 and...

  • Luke Vercollone has been everything the Switchbacks had hoped for

    Luke Vercollone has been the player Colorado Springs coach Steve Trittschuh needed. Vercollone was the first player he signed on Oct. 19. That came with expectations that the 5-foot-10 midfielder has more than met. He leads the 3-4 Switchbacks with 10 points (four assists) and his leadership on and off the field entering Saturday's home...

  • Dominant pitching, timely hitting has Lewis-Palmer among last four of state baseball tourney

    DENVER - Lewis-Palmer wanted to show off its 1-2 pitching punch to the rest of the state during the Class 4A state baseball tournament. The Rangers also wanted to see Evergreen. They got both wishes and showed why they wanted both as the Rangers won back-to-back playoff games Thursday at Metro State to advance to the final four of the...

  • Former Colorado College coach Scott Owens takes over Sioux Falls of USHL

    Former Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens is back in the junior ranks. His hire as the new coach and general manager of the U.S. Hockey League champion Sioux Falls Stampede was confirmed during a news conference Thursday afternoon. "We are thrilled for this new challenge," Owens said, referring to his wife Sally, a Des Moines native....

  • Was 'Deflategate" punishment appropriate? Yes, it penalized Brady and Patriots with fitting teeth

    I think NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had to do something more than a slap on the wrist in the "Deflategate" situation and he did. He was faced with fairly obvious information from social media by Patriots employees that Tom Brady was in on the football manipulation. The chatter was highly incriminating. I mean one guy called himself "The...

  • Ramsey: Will Nuggets draft a superstar? History screams no

    Josh Kroenke looked stunned and confused and disappointed. In short, he looked like a Denver Nuggets fan. On Tuesday night, Kroenke hoped to climb to the top of the NBA draft lottery. Instead, the basketball powers from above handed Kroenke, the Nuggets struggling mastermind, the No. 7 pick in the upcoming draft. For reasons that are obvious...