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  • High school football: 3 games to watch in first week around Colorado Springs

    Three games to watch as high school football season kicks off this weekend with Week Zero. Palmer vs. Coronado When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Garry Berry Stadium What to know: The Terrors are hoping to do at Class 4A what Coronado (now at 4A) did at 3A. After struggling mightily the last several years, Palmer is playing a mostly 4A...

  • Week Zero presents quick turnaround for football programs

    Fountain-Fort Carson wanted to be prepared. So what better way than scrimmaging against the defending Class 4A state champions. The Trojans and Pine Creek Eagles join a handful of Pikes Peak region football teams that kick off their season in Week Zero, less than two weeks after official fall practices opened. In order to prepare for the...

  • Competing at altitude no joke for cyclists, other endurance athletes

    Competing at high altitudes is no joke for endurance athletes. Kiel Reijnen, a professional cyclist from Boulder, knows all about it. "There's a shortness of breath, and it's easy to get dehydrated. Staying hydrated is one of the biggest things people miss," said Reijnen, 28. "You're used to your legs giving out before your lungs; now your...

  • USA Pro Challenge notebook: Majka's summer of fun

    Majka's excellent summer MONARCH MOUNTAIN - Rafal Majka is having the summer of his life. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider burst onto the pro cycling scene last month during the Tour de France, where he won a mountainous stage with a solo breakaway and earned the King of the Mountains jersey given to the top climber in the sport's premier race....

  • Football team-by-team capsules

    5A Doherty Coach: Jeff Krumlauf Last year: 8-3 overall, 5-1 Pioneer Key players: Darrian Stickney, sr., OLB; Chris Paxton, sr., ILB; Justice Littrell, sr., ILB; Vince Davis, sr., DT; Emin Cecunjanin, sr., DT; Patrick Donovan, sr., DT; Ben Garcia, sr., OLB; Sergio Rivera, sr., OT; Marcus Fotenos, sr., OT; Kylan Rogus, sr., RG; Kyle Carey,...

  • Boys' cross country team-by-team capsules

    5A Coronado Coach: Doug Hugill (16th season) Key runners: Adam Egger, sr.; Nicholas Vai, jr.; Chase Mott, sr.; Michael Swansen, jr. Outlook: Egger steps into a leadership role vacated by outgoing senior Bailey Roth, but don't expect a drop in performance. Egger finished just one spot behind Roth at last year's 4A state cross country meet...

  • Girls' cross country capsules

    5A Coronado Coach: Doug Hugill (16th season) Key runners: Olivia Babeu, sr.; Gabby Roth, sr. Outlook: Another Roth running in red bodes well for Coronado's season. Roth along with Babeu should lead a fairly young core of runners. The Cougars finished 11th at state last year. Doherty Coach: Rob Duensing (fifth season) Key runners:...

  • Stampede too valuable for some teams to pass up

    Before the 2012 state cross country meet at Norris-Penrose Event Center and Bear Creek Park, longtime Liberty coach Gary Weston spoke about the importance of the pre-state race that gave his team, and plenty of others, a dress rehearsal for a much more important event. "Any team that hadn't seen this course before is at a disadvantage," Weston...

  • Girls' teams take different approaches to opening meet on state course

    Palmer Ridge's first-year coach Kelly Christensen is confident his girls' cross country team will turn some heads around town and surpass its ninth-place finish at state from last year. He's just trying not to make it all happen in week one. "Our main goal is the last week of the season," he said, "we are building up to what we want to be...

  • Los Angeles gets a 4-3 comeback win at Colorado

    COMMERCE CITY — Landon Donovan scored in the 80th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 4-3 comeback victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night. The Galaxy (10-5-7) trailed 2-0 and 3-1 in the first half. Goals by Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzalez, Alan Gordon and Donovan handed Colorado (8-11-6) its fifth straight loss. An unmarked...

  • Air Force tailback Devin Rushing back from injury-related exile

    Devin Rushing returned from exile this week fully aware that he had at least temporarily lost his starting spot. His new number though? Come on. "They took my jersey," said Rushing, the junior Air Force tailback who had switched from No. 31 to 3 early in August. "I talked to the equipment manager and he said my jersey is still in there with...

  • Hosting USA Pro Challenge takes months of planning

    About 2,500 barricades, 200 law enforcement officials and months of planning are going into a cycling race Thursday in Colorado Springs that is predicted to last less than three hours. Ted Ott, president of the Denver-based Colorado Barricade Company, said semis started transporting the barricades needed for the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday. A...

  • Peyton Manning: 'Our offense stunk today'

    ENGLEWOOD — Peyton Manning was disgusted with the Denver Broncos offense after the first of three practices with the Houston Texans. "I thought our offense stunk today," Manning said after Tuesday's two-hour practice in shells and shorts. "I thought their defense totally kicked our butt." And when the five-time MVP isn't happy, nobody's...

  • Tom Danielson gets his wish: a mountaintop finish

    CRESTED BUTTE - He begged. He pleaded. He made his high-altitude case. On Wednesday, Tom Danielson finally gets his wish. For the first time in four years of the USA Pro Challenge, a true mountaintop finish awaits the world-class field of cyclists. Danielson has lobbied from Day 1 for this stage, maintaining that any tour in this state should...

  • Tuesday's prep roundup: Bentley wins Terror Invitational; Coronado takes team title

    BOYS' GOLF Terror Invitational Coronado 220, Doherty 222, Mesa Ridge 223 At Patty Jewett: For the second consecutive day Coronado was the best team on the golf course, winning another Class 5A Colorado Springs Metro League tournament. But the individual winner was not from the Cougars. For the second time this season, Mesa Ridge's Braden...


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