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

By: - 0 - Thu, Jun 9, 2016

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

The list of accolades includes 10 state championships between cross country and track and field, and numerous athlete-of-the-year awards.


The Gazette Girls' Soccer Peak Performer of the Year: Brianna Alger, Lewis-Palmer
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 8, 2016

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 Boys' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer of the Year: Caleb Hicks, Air Academy
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 7, 2016

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' 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...

The Gazette Boys' Lacrosse Peak Performer of the Year: Jake Thornally, Air Academy
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 6, 2016

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 2016 Girls' Golf All-Area teams
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Mon, Jun 6, 2016

The Gazette Girls' Golf All-Area teams

First team

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

The Gazette Girls' Golf Peak Performer of the Year: Kelsey McKenna, Air Academy
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 5, 2016

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.


Air Academy's Katie Rainsberger is The Gazette's Prep Peak Performer of the Week
By: - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

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

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...

No sleep, no problem for Discovery Canyon's Alexandra Palmer, this week's Peak Performer
By: - 0 Tue, May 10, 2016

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...

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
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
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.


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
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...