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The Gazette Girls' Golf Peak Performer of the Year: Kelsey McKenna, Air Academy
The Gazette Girls' Golf Peak Performer of the Year: Kelsey McKenna, Air Academy

By: - 0 Yesterday

When Kelsey McKenna placed third at the Class 4A girls' state golf tournament in Pueblo, it was proof that all of her hard work had paid off.

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The Gazette 2016 Girls' Golf All-Area teams
The Gazette 2016 Girls' Golf All-Area teams

By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Yesterday

The Gazette Girls' Golf All-Area teams

First team

Regina Dillon, Cheyenne Mountain, sr.-Second in 4A PPAC, won regional tourney, tied...

The Gazette Boys' Lacrosse Peak Performer of the Year: Jake Thornally, Air Academy
The Gazette Boys' Lacrosse Peak Performer of the Year: Jake Thornally, Air Academy

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As the undisputed leading scorer on the boys' lacrosse team at Air Academy, Jake Thornally had gotten used to being singled out. He could duck, weave...

The Gazette Boys' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer of the Year: Caleb Hicks, Air Academy
The Gazette Boys' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer of the Year: Caleb Hicks, Air Academy

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By March, doubt was creeping into the mind of Caleb Hicks.

In his senior year swimming for Air Academy, Hicks was struggling to make sense of...

The Gazette Girls' Soccer Peak Performer of the Year: Brianna Alger, Lewis-Palmer
The Gazette Girls' Soccer Peak Performer of the Year: Brianna Alger, Lewis-Palmer

By: - 0 Yesterday

After coaching soccer for 30 years, Lewis-Palmer girls' soccer coach Joe Martin can't begin to count all the players he's coached. What he can count...

The Gazette Girls' Track and Field Peak Performer of the Year: Katie Rainsberger, Air Academy
The Gazette Girls' Track and Field Peak Performer of the Year: Katie Rainsberger, Air Academy

By: - 0 Yesterday

Katie Rainsberger is off to college, but she leaves behind a trophy case bursting at the seams.

The list of accolades includes 10 state...

No sleep, no problem for Discovery Canyon's Alexandra Palmer, this week's Peak Performer
No sleep, no problem for Discovery Canyon's Alexandra Palmer, this week's Peak Performer

By: - 0 Yesterday

Alexandra Palmer is looking forward to when she can get some sleep.

The Discovery Canyon junior has had quite a busy spring. In addition to...

Air Academy's Katie Rainsberger is The Gazette's Prep Peak Performer of the Week
Air Academy's Katie Rainsberger is The Gazette's Prep Peak Performer of the Week

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Katie Rainsberger has created enough memories during her high school career to fill several scrapbooks. However, a particular one from this past...

The Gazette Boys' Track and Field Peak Performer of the Year: Christian Lyon, Fountain-Fort Carson
The Gazette Boys' Track and Field Peak Performer of the Year: Christian Lyon, Fountain-Fort Carson

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Maybe after all this running stuff, Christian Lyon will write a novel. It would be about struggle and perseverance, the sprinter said - and, of...

The Gazette Baseball Peak Performer of the Year: Paul Tillotson, Lewis-Palmer
The Gazette Baseball Peak Performer of the Year: Paul Tillotson, Lewis-Palmer

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Lewis-Palmer baseball has taken a giant step forward the past four years, and a lot of that is thanks to Paul Tillotson.

As an imposing figure...

The Gazette Girls' Lacrosse Peak Performer of the Year: Liz Phillips, Palmer Ridge
The Gazette Girls' Lacrosse Peak Performer of the Year: Liz Phillips, Palmer Ridge

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 6, 2016

When Liz Phillips was in fourth grade she decided she no longer wanted to play soccer. Her best friend who she played soccer with had moved away and...

Peak Performer of the Week: Mattie Kuntzelman, Discovery Canyon tennis
Peak Performer of the Week: Mattie Kuntzelman, Discovery Canyon tennis

By: - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

Mattie Kuntzelman was one of the youngest competitors at the 4A state tennis meet, but she showed maturity beyond her years.

The Discovery...

This week's peak performer: Paul Tillotson, Lewis-Palmer baseball
This week's peak performer: Paul Tillotson, Lewis-Palmer baseball

By: - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

It's almost unfair for batters to have to dig into the box to face Paul Tillotson.

When the roles reverse and he's standing at the plate, it's...

Peak Performer of the Week: Hannah Burgo, TCA girls' soccer
Peak Performer of the Week: Hannah Burgo, TCA girls' soccer

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Hannah Burgo is back, and not a moment too soon for The Classical Academy.

The junior midfielder had been sidelined since April 1 after...

Peak Performer of the Week: Arielle Keating, Rampart golf
Peak Performer of the Week: Arielle Keating, Rampart golf

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Arielle Keating wasn't sure she wanted to commit to playing golf full-time. But after the week she just had, it's looking like she will be.

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Peak Performer of the Week: Thomas Staines, Cheyenne Mountain track and field
Peak Performer of the Week: Thomas Staines, Cheyenne Mountain track and field

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Almost exactly one year ago, Thomas Staines wasn't able to run long distances. In fact, he couldn't even walk.

But there he was April 9,...

The Gazette 5A-4A Boys' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Hunter Maldonado, Vista Ridge
The Gazette 5A-4A Boys' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Hunter Maldonado, Vista Ridge

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 7, 2016

When basketball season started in December, Hunter Maldonado wasn't a well-known name outside of Colorado Springs. That has changed.

The Vista...

The Gazette 3A-A Boys' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Samuel Howard, CSCS
The Gazette 3A-A Boys' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Samuel Howard, CSCS

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Samuel Howard fought through triple teams, a jagged postseason field and two swollen ankles.

The season-long question facing the Colorado...

Peak Performer of the Week: Andrea Willis, The Classical Academy girls' track and field
Peak Performer of the Week: Andrea Willis, The Classical Academy girls' track and field

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 4, 2016

Andrea Willis enjoyed breaking the pole vaulting state record so much that she did it twice last week.

The Classical Academy senior cleared...

The Gazette Preps All-Area Hockey teams
The Gazette Preps All-Area Hockey teams

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 2, 2016

First team

Forward: Christian Perry, Lewis-Palmer, jr. - First-team all-conference honoree's 25 goals and 48 points led the region and ranked...

The Gazette Preps Girls' Swimming and Diving All-Area teams
The Gazette Preps Girls' Swimming and Diving All-Area teams

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 2, 2016

First team

Cat Wright,

Cheyenne Mountain, so.

Marie Goodwyn,

Cheyenne Mountain, sr.

Samantha White,

Manitou...

The Gazette 3A-A Girls' Basketball All-Area teams
The Gazette 3A-A Girls' Basketball All-Area teams

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 2, 2016

First team

Guard:

Shelby Megyeri

Manitou Springs, jr.

Point guard averaged 15.8 ppg, 4.0 apg and ran team that finished...

The Gazette 3A-A Girls' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Shelby Megyeri, Manitou Springs
The Gazette 3A-A Girls' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Shelby Megyeri, Manitou Springs

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 1, 2016

In three seasons at Manitou Springs High School, Shelby Megyeri has already made a strong case as the best girls' basketball player in school...

Gazette Girls' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer: Cat Wright, Cheyenne Mountain
Gazette Girls' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer: Cat Wright, Cheyenne Mountain

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 25, 2016

In her first two seasons swimming for Cheyenne Mountain, Cat Wright already has collected an individual state championship, helped a relay team set a...

This week's Peak Performer: Sam Strasburger, Lewis-Palmer boys' basketball
This week's Peak Performer: Sam Strasburger, Lewis-Palmer boys' basketball

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Lewis-Palmer is a matchup nightmare for any team. With so many weapons on the offensive side of the ball, it's nearly impossible to stop them...

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