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  • Former Coronado star Jessika Caldwell named coach at Valor Christian

    Former Coronado High School star and Colorado-Colorado Springs coach Jessika Caldwell was hired to take over Valor Christian’s girls’ basketball program, the school announced Tuesday. Caldwell, then known as Jessika Stratton, was a four-sport star at Coronado from 1996-2000, lettering four times in basketball, cross country and tennis and...

  • Blog: Football conferences realigned

    The high school conferences are officially realigned now that the previous two-year cycle has come to a close.  With the prep football season less than a month away, take a look at the new high school football conference realignments. Plenty of teams have shifted around, breaking up old rivalries and setting the table for new ones.

  • Blog: Early season prep football games to watch

    It’s Monday, July 21. That means we are exactly one month away from the first games of the 2014 high school football season. Yes, Aug. 21 kicks off Week Zero. While we won’t see many teams in action, why not take a quick glance at five early games over the first two weeks that already have us eager for the season to start.

  • Tommy John surgery can help but recovery for area baseball players is no picnic

    As he helplessly sat in the dugout and watched his Dixie State baseball team practice earlier this spring, Trevor Goldberg stared at the bulky brace and sling around his right arm and tried to remember his life without baseball. He couldn’t. “I’ve been playing ever since I was 4 years old,” Goldberg said. “I took after my dad (Doug), who...

  • Doherty turns to Jarris Krapcha to lead surging boys' basketball program

    Jarris Krapcha planned on building the boys' basketball program at Mitchell. He emphatically started the process during the 2013-14 season - his first as a high school basketball coach - leading the Marauders to a 12-12 record and the program's first 4A playoff appearance in four years. Then, a few weeks ago, his phone rang. Doherty, a 5A...

  • Falcon can't escape mistakes in sloppy conditions at Palmer baseball tournament

    By the time Falcon finally took the field Saturday at the Pikes Peak Palmer Baseball Tournament, summer-like conditions had yielded to cool and dreary, with nagging showers making most every play an adventure. Then the Falcons seemed to succumb to the elements, opening the floodgates with a sloppy fourth inning in an 8-5 loss to Garden City...

  • Youth football coaching clinic looks to increase safety

    LAKEWOOD - Nothing is ever too tough for Pine Creek coach Todd Miller, a football man through and through. Not four knee surgeries, a shoulder surgery and certainly not when his beloved sport is going through a crisis. But, of course, even he realizes he must adapt. Miller, with football participation deteriorating because of the same...

  • Baseball: Air Academy's Singleton tosses gem in tournament

    Mark Singleton didn't throw a pitch for Air Academy during the high school varsity spring season. On Friday, Singleton made a pitch to be a key component for the 2015 rotation. Singleton threw a complete game and Air Academy drove in three runs on sacrifice flies in a 12-5 win over Palmer Ridge at Spurgeon Field in the first game of the day...

  • Football: Doherty optimism remains despite off day

    Doherty's offensive coordinator turned coach, Jeff Krumlauf, vows he won't tame his team's lofty expectations for the upcoming season - no matter the circumstances. The excuses of a first-year quarterback and the departure of several starting seniors from last season's team weren't coming up when Krumlauf was asked about his team's outlook....

  • Soccer: All-Star recognition extends beyond bigger programs

    Among the more than 40 all-star soccer players on the field during Wednesday's Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state girls' game were a pair of players whose schools haven't gotten a lot of notoriety lately. Starting in goal for All-State South stood Coronado's Emily Lambert. A couple of dozen yards in front of her was...

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