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Discovery Canyon Campus swimmer Blake Lawrie in action at the Smoky Hill Invite swim meet April 12, 2014. Lawrie is The Gazette's Peak Performer for Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Photo courtesy of Kevin Christensen

This week's Peak Performer: Blake Lawrie, Discovery Canyon swimming

Sports: Gazette Preps : Other Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Blake Lawrie has lived a lot of different places, but it appears he's found a home on the Discovery Canyon swimming team. The junior is part of a military family and has been everywhere from Ohio to Oklahoma to England. When he moved to Colorado Springs a year ago and enrolled at Discovery...

This week's Peak Performer: Colt Sessions, Cheyenne Mountain track and field

Sports: Gazette Preps : Cross County/ Track & Field Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Colt Sessions was in a celebratory mood after the Mullen Runner's Roost Invitational, and who could blame him? The Cheyenne Mountain senior had just won the high jump, long jump and triple jump at one of the bigger track and field meets. Afterward, it was International House of Pancakes time....

The Gazette 5A/4A Boys' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Ghassan Nehme, Cheyenne Mountain

Sports: Gazette Preps : Basketball - Boys Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

Sure, Ghassan Nehme will remember the true highlights of his senior season at Cheyenne Mountain. Let's see, for starters there was a last-second jumper to beat Doherty and a 43-point effort against Lewis-Palmer in which the 6-foot-2 guard hit eight 3-pointers. And who will forget a remarkable...

The Gazette Girls' Basketball 5A/4A Peak Performer of the Year: Gabby Purnell, Mesa Ridge

Sports: Gazette Preps : Basketball - Girls Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Her coach referred to her as a general. Someday for Gabby Purnell, a role as an officer would suit the Mesa Ridge point guard just fine. "My dad (Donald) is in the Army, and I want to follow in his footsteps," Purnell said. "I want to become an Army officer. Growing up in a military family, I...

The Gazette 3A and Below Boys' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Sam Howard, CSCS

Sports: Gazette Preps : Basketball - Boys Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Samuel Howard doesn't deny a 6-foot-7 frame has led to a lot of his basketball success. "Being tall is always a good thing in basketball," the sophomore said with a grin. But it's the 6-9 body of junior teammate Nic Doherty that might have taken Howard to another level during the 2013-14...

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