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  • The Gazette Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year: Kelly Christensen, Palmer Ridge

    BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Kelly Christensen Palmer Ridge If Palmer Ridge coach Kelly Christensen being named Coach of the Year sounds familiar, it's because this is the second time in eight months that he's won the award. Christensen coached the Palmer Ridge boys' cross country team to its first state championship in the fall, and then...

  • The Gazette Boys' Track and Field All-Area teams

    FIRST TEAM 100 meters: Tevin Donnell, Fountain-Fort Carson, sr. Won gold at 5A state meet by tying the state's second-fastest 100 this season in 10.73 seconds. 200 meters: Tevin Donnell, Fountain-Fort Carson, sr. Won gold at 5A state meet and set state's second-fastest time of the year when he ran 21.33 at Liberty Bell Invitational. 400...

  • The Gazette's Peak Performer of the week, Colin Cicere, Lewis-Palmer baseball

    It's every baseball coach's dream to have a pitcher at the top of the rotation who can take the ball, put the team on his back and come through in the clutch. Lewis-Palmer coach Tom McCabe has the luxury of two of those pitchers, and it was on full display last week in the 4A state playoffs. After junior Paul Tillotson - a Nebraska commit -...

  • The Gazette's Peak Performer of the Week: Hannah Burgo, The Classical Academy, girls' soccer

    The Classical Academy girls' soccer coach, Blake Galvin, made a simple lineup switch early in the season, and it has paid off with big results. Hannah Burgo began the season playing midfield, but when Galvin put her at forward and pointed her in the direction of the opposing goal, the Titans really took off. "We started her at midfield, but...

  • This week's Peak Performer: Rhett Baldry, Pine Creek baseball

    Rhett Baldry is the type of hitter that Pine Creek baseball coach Glenn Millhauser hates to see coming to the plate against his Eagles. Luckily for Millhauser, Baldry is on his team. The junior second baseman has built a reputation for being a tough hitter this season, and he showed the dangerous potential he has when he tallied six hits,...

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

    Shelby Megyeri isn't afraid of the spotlight. She began her high school basketball career for Manitou Springs as a freshman on the varsity squad last season and finished as the league MVP. If she was ever nervous, she didn't show it. Megyeri led the team at 15.1 points per game. She led the Mustangs again as a sophomore with 16.6 points, 97...

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