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  • Friday's prep roundup: Falcon rallies in 4th to upset Vista PEAK and advance in boys' playoffs

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Falcon 65, Vista PEAK 57 At Sierra: Falcon (14-10) has made a habit of upsetting teams ahead of the Falcons this season. And they continued that trend Friday night. No. 6 Falcon knocked off No. 3 Vista PEAK (18-6), scoring 26 points in the...

  • Budge's performance lifts Rampart

    When things started to go against her team, Cassidy Budge stepped up with perhaps the best performance of her high school career. Budge had a game-high 29 points and added nine rebounds, and No.2-seed Rampart beat No. 7 Horizon 71-49 on Friday night to advance to the round of 16 in the Class 5A state playoffs. The senior scored 21 points in...

  • Wacky goal puts Air Academy into state quarterfinals

    In three decades of playing or coaching hockey, Air Academy coach Ty Hennes hadn't seen a goal quite like Friday's game-winner. He and goal-scorer Sam Thrutchley will take it all the same. Thrutchley scored his second goal of the third period and Air Academy rallied to beat Aspen at Sertich Ice Center 4-3 in the first round of the state...

  • Colorado College hockey notes: Final home game always arrives early for seniors

    The Colorado College seniors headed into their final home game Friday amazed at how soon their time with the team elapsed. "It's cliché but it really does come up on you quickly," senior defenseman Aaron Harstad said. "Every senior says the four years go so fast and they do." A five-minute video and music tribute recognizing the six...

  • Rockies' Nolan Arenado confident he can become a star

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nolan Arenado won't turn 24 until April and he has already collected plenty of accolades, including two Gold Gloves. The Colorado Rockies third baseman thinks he can become a star. Many agree, including his manager. But there was a Hall of Famer this week who wanted to make sure Arenado stayed grounded. "I saw Dave...

  • This week's prep schedule (Feb. 23-28)

    This week's high school sports schedule for the Pikes Peak region. MONDAY, FEB. 23 No Games TUESDAY, FEB. 24 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Vanguard at St. Mary's, 6 p.m. TBA at Manitou Springs, 6 p.m. Rangeview at Palmer, 7 p.m. Doherty at Bear Creek, TBD WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25 BOYS' BASKETBALL James Irwin at St. Mary's, 6 p.m. Dolores...

  • Klee: Former Ivy League coach Dunn has many stories to tell Stallions

    They know they are fortunate. They know his history, that he once coached Chauncey Billups at CU, that he has coached from Air Force to the Ivy League, that he has basketball stories to fill a book - a series of books, even. They know a lot about Terry Dunn, but for now the 19 boys packed into a classroom at Sierra High School just know that...

  • Colorado College hockey team struggles crossing the fine line between winning and losing

    The Colorado College hockey team enters its final home series of the season with one of the worst win-loss records in program history. The Tigers (5-23-1) have at least six more games to play, including a best-of-three National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoff series. This season's .190 winning percentage is fifth-worst all-time for CC...

  • Friday Faceoff What is your playlist for Colorado teams?

    The Gazette's Matt Wiley and Kate Shefte put together their playlists of songs that best describe the current state of some Colorado teams.

  • Thursday's high school box scores

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

  • Tigers look to overcome injuries, good Western Michigan squad in final home series

    A challenging season gets more difficult as an injury-depleted Colorado College hockey team readies itself for another tough National Collegiate Hockey Conference foe and prepares for the playoffs. The last-place Tigers (5-23-1, 1-18-1 NCHC) are down to nine healthy forwards with a 10th, sophomore Sam Rothstein, as a game-time decision when...

  • Air Force seniors can make another mark on program history with strong finish

    The Air Force seniors have a chance to add to their legacy during what (they hope) will be their final home hockey games this weekend. The injury-depleted Falcons, led by a strong senior class, must elevate their game. They may need to sweep second-place Canisius to move up from a tie for sixth place to fifth place. Such a move up the...

  • MLB's oldest player can't relate to today's youth

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins was drafted in 1991, Colorado Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado was two months old. Right-hander Eddie Butler was also still in diapers. "It's crazy," Butler said. "The guy's got a career that's lasted my life span." Now 42 and the oldest player in the majors, Hawkins is...

  • Brevin Brimble's two 3s seal Doherty Spartans' playoff win

    The last time the Doherty boys' basketball program experienced a playoff victory, area coaching legend Dan McKiernan was in charge. Now the Spartans have a new start, this one under first-year coach Jarris Krapcha. Dalven Brushier scored 23 points and Brevin Brimble hit back-to-back 3s to close the third quarter as No. 7 Doherty defeated...

  • Judge rules for NFL star Adrian Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

    A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. Doty overruled NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson's previous denial of Peterson's appeal. The league suspended Peterson...

  • Ramsey blog: BYU went independent, became irrelevant

    BYU considers itself the western equivalent of Notre Dame. Unfortunately for BYU, nobody else considers the school the western equivalent of Notre Dame. When the Cougars declared independence from the Mountain West, they didn't realize they were also making another declaration: It was their declaration of irrevelevance. Now, the Cougars...

  • Ramsey: Lewis-Palmer's Charlie Hovasse conquers opponents with an exotic knee

    As Charlie Hovasse kneeled at the scorer's table, he realized he had triumphed. He had not yet entered the game Feb. 4 against Vista Ridge. He had yet to score a point, grab a rebound or help his Lewis-Palmer Rangers to a victory this season. He still knew. "That was the happiest moment," Hovasse says. "I thought about the challenge that I...

  • Wednesday's prep roundup: Fountain-Fort Carson loses in 2OT

    Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL 5A state tournament first round Castle View 66, Fountain-Fort Carson 64, 2OT At Castle View: It was a tough way for the ninth-seeded Trojans to end their season. Fountain-Fort Carson (12-11) held a 44-34 lead after three quarters, but saw...

  • Suns end 5-game skid with win over Nuggets

    DENVER — Brandon Knight hit two key late 3-pointers and had 19 points to help the Phoenix Suns snap a five-game losing streak with a 110-96 victory over the injury-depleted Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Eric Bledsoe added 18 points for the Suns, who had six players score in double figures as they ended a seven-game road skid. The Suns...

  • Air Force capitalizes on Nevada's horrific night at the free-throw line

    Dave Pilipovich emerged from the Air Force locker room confident of at least one thing on Wednesday night - this game wasn't bound for ESPN Classic. Nevada missed 18 of its 32 free throws. The teams combined for 30 turnovers. Air Force gave up 17 offensive rebounds, tried and missed an alley-oop dunk in transition and two of its biggest...

  • Air Force notes: Yon looks like the player of old

    In five games since returning from an extended absence, Max Yon had become a secondary figure in Air Force's offense. The senior is still the team's leading scorer at 13.1 points per game, but he hadn't reached double figures since his return. He got there on Wednesday with 13 points, including 11 in the second half. "Being back, I didn't...

  • AP source: Manning, Broncos talking about reworking contract

    ENGLEWOOD — It looks as if it's going to come down to money. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirms the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning's representatives are discussing ways to revise his contract and give the team more flexibility in free agency. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of...

  • Win 300 has St. Mary's refocused for state run

    Mike Burkett is glad that's over with. Now he can focus on the important things. St. Mary's made short work of the Vanguard school in the quarterfinals of the girls' basketball 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament 62-26, earning Burkett his 300th career win with the Pirates. "It was never really talked about," said Burkett, who preferred to...

  • Five questions for the state's college hockey fans to consider this weekend

    Here are questions for the state's college hockey fans to consider this weekend: Can the CC power play take advantage of its opportunities? 1 Western Michigan comes into this weekend's National Collegiate Hockey Conference series leading the nation in penalty minutes (16.6) so host Colorado College should have some power plays. That is good...

  • Klee: Football divorce between Air Force, Jaleel Awini has happy ending

    BOULDER — The conversation opened with a "Yes, sir," and it closed with a "yes, sir." There were enough "yes, sirs" in between that I felt quite a bit older after talking to Jaleel Awini. It appears you can take the former cadet out of the Air Force, but you can't take all of the Air Force out of the former cadet. "Yes, sir. I feel like...

  • Tuesday's prep roundup: Ford drives Peyton into district semifinals

    Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Peyton 74, Kiowa 41 At Peyton: Peyton center Bricin Ford had it all his way, all game, all night long. The Panthers sophomore went 11 of 13 from the field and scored 23 points to go with 11 rebounds as three-seed Peyton beat No. 6 Kiowa in...

  • Tuesday's box scores

    Box scores from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. basketball hs boys' peyton 74, kiowa 41 Peyton-Gentile 6, Smith 4, Mestas 2, Weiler 3, Holtzclaw 2, Slusher 8, Moris 12, Ford 23, Martinez 3, Lee 3, Griffen 8. Kiowa 8 7 11 15 - 41 Peyton 19 20 15 20 - 74 3-point goals-PEY 7 (Gentile 2, Weiler 1,...

  • Likely home finale for Palmer's Jenn Urbaniak is fitting

    If Tuesday night was Jenn Urbaniak's last home game at Palmer, she sure went out in style. The 6-foot senior scored 26 points in essentially three quarters of action in a 70-45 romp over Rangeview in the first round of the girls' 5A state tournament. "I think we're playing our best basketball of the season right now, and our last few games...

  • Predators beat Avalanche, pad NHL's best home record

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville...

  • Air Force has a chance to avenge season's 'worst game' as Nevada visits

    Air Force hit rock bottom in Reno. It was on Nevada's floor that the Falcons first played without injured senior Kamryn Williams, who was lost three days earlier to a torn Achilles tendon, and watched a struggling Wolf Pack squad dominate. Air Force shot 27 percent in the first half, was outrebounded 38-25 and Nevada's 18-point victory was...

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