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  • Air Force freshman Kyle Mackey will play in front of parents this weekend

    Air Force's weekend road series at Canisius is a homecoming for freshman defenseman Kyle Mackey, whose parents will see him play college hockey for the first time live. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder is from Derby, N.Y., about 20 minutes from Buffalo, where Canisius, winless in its past seven games (0-3-4), is located. His parents helped organize...

  • 5 questions this hockey holiday weekend

    Here are five questions for area college hockey fans to ponder while digesting stuffing this holiday weekend: Can Air Force improve its defensive zone coverage? That remains a recurring problem for the Falcons, who struggled mightily against a good No. 10 Denver squad and bounced back with a much-improved performance against Colorado...

  • Klee: CU runs past Air Force - but not away from playing Front Range teams

    BOULDER — The sunset over the Flatirons sprayed a spectacular purple over Colorado's campus. The show was worth watching; it usually is. On the basketball rosters at Air Force and CU, 11 players have seen Colorado's sunsets for some, if not all, of their lives. Eleven players from one state, in one game, is unusual, particularly since our...

  • Air Force freshmen help make loss at Colorado a respectable one

    BOULDER - Air Force was hemorrhaging points and in need of someone to emerge with a plan to stop the bleeding. What coach Dave Pilipovich learned about his team in this 68-53 loss to Colorado was that it was the freshman class that found the cure to the issues. The Falcons, up 10-6 early after forcing five turnovers, saw the Buffaloes score...

  • Air Force's hot shooting leads to rout of Western State

    Kamryn Williams scored 15 of his season-high 17 points in the first half, and the Falcons shot 71 percent from 3-point range in a 90-60 win over Western State at Clune Arena. Air Force (3-1) was 15 for 21 from beyond the arc and connected on 67 percent of its shots from the field. "It was exciting," said Williams, who missed the Falcons'...

  • No. 10 Denver rolls mistake-prone Air Force

    DENVER - Too many penalties and top-notch performances from a top-10 team's stars proved to be too much for Air Force against Denver on Friday night. Quentin Shore had a hat trick and an assist, and Joe LaLeggia had three assists to lead No. 10 Denver to a 7-0 thrashing of Air Force at Magness Arena. The Falcons (3-7-2) committed eight...

  • San Diego State overpowers Air Force, ends Falcons' title hopes

    SAN DIEGO – Air Force struggled to run the ball and it gave up 502 yards of offense to San Diego State Despite a brief comeback, an impressive stretch of red-zone defense and another big play from Weston Steelhammer, those aforementioned deficiencies proved fatal in a 30-14 loss at Qualcomm Stadium on Friday night. Donnel Pumphrey, touted...

  • Air Force football notes: Early woes strike again on the road

    Early woes strike Falcons again on the road When San Diego State scored first on Friday night, it marked the fourth consecutive road game that Air Force found itself on the wrong side of the game's first points. The Aztecs scored a touchdown on their first possession - the third straight Mountain West road foe to do that against the Falcons -...

  • Davern returns home with a new position, same toughness

    The last time Shayne Davern played football in the San Diego area, he was a linebacker. When the Carlsbad, Calif., native returns Friday, it will be as an integral part of the Air Force running game. "I've had some friends come out to see me, and my dad and uncle have were just out for the Nevada game," Davern said. "But the last time most...

  • Air Force player spotlight: Quarterback Nate Romine

    It was against San Diego State last season that Nate Romine, just four months removed from high school graduation and still a bit fatigued from basic training, saw his first prolonged game action in a relief appearance. He made his first start the following week against Notre Dame and was the quarterback the rest of the way, starting the...

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