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  • Spring sports all-league teams

    Below are the all-league teams from around the Pikes Peak region for the 2015 spring sports season. All-league teams are submitted by area athletic directors and coaches. If there is a list missing, let your coach/AD know to submit it to preps@gazette.com. We'll update the list.

  • Pirates draft Bret Helton, former Cheyenne Mountain star

    Former Cheyenne Mountain star Bret Helton has agreed to a contract with the Pirates. He was drafted by Pittsburgh Won ednesday in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft. Helton, a right-handed pitcher, followed the draft with his family at their home in south Colorado Springs. The Pirates called before their draft pick in the...

  • The Gazette Baseball All-Area teams

    FIRST TEAM Pitcher Colin Cicere Lewis-Palmer, sr. Went 7-0 in regular season (9-2 overall), ERA of 1.07, 73 Ks in 58 2/3 IPs. Held opponents to .185 avg. Pitcher Conner Deeds Pine Creek, sr. Posted 7-3 record, 2.02 ERA, 75 Ks in 59 IPs, opposition hit .224. Pitcher Paul Tillotson Lewis-Palmer, jr....

  • The Gazette Baseball Coach of the Year: Tom McCabe, Lewis-Palmer

    Baseball Tom McCabe Lewis-Palmer It was a bittersweet season for Lewis-Palmer baseball coach Tom McCabe. On one hand, he guided the Rangers to the best season in school history - which included an appearance in the Class 4A state title game. However, things soured when he was let go by the school's administration following the 4-0 loss...

  • The Gazette 5A-4A Baseball Peak Performer: Paul Tillotson, Lewis-Palmer

    It was a big year for Lewis-Palmer's Paul Tillotson - both on and off the baseball diamond. The junior had a great season on the mound and at the plate, helping the Rangers to the best baseball season in school history. He also committed to play college baseball at Division I Nebraska. Led by Tillotson, L-P made it to the Class 4A state...

  • Lewis-Palmer players 'blindsided' by dismissal of successful baseball coach; meeting today

    In an unexpected move, Lewis-Palmer has relieved baseball coach Tom McCabe of his duties. This comes just a week after McCabe led the Rangers to the 4A state title game. McCabe compiled a record of 54-32 in his four seasons as coach at Lewis-Palmer, and guided the team to the first state championship game in school history - a 4-0 loss to...

  • Ramsey: Lewis-Palmer's baseball title hopes crushed by philosophical ace

    DENVER - On a rare clear morning in May, Lewis-Palmer's baseball team was optimistic, and with good reason. The Rangers had devoured their last three opponents to arrive in the 4A state baseball final. On Wednesday, players were working off tension at L-P's batting cage, killing a few minutes before they stepped on the school bus for a ride to...

  • Lewis-Palmer can't capitalize in state title appearance

    DENVER - Lewis-Palmer had its chances early. But the Rangers' failure to convert, coupled with Green Mountain's opportunistic bats, led to the Rams' second consecutive Class 4A baseball state championship and Lewis-Palmer holding the runner-up trophy. Green Mountain scored four runs over the first four innings and starter Josh Ramirez...

  • Live coverage: Lewis-Palmer High School baseball vs. Green Mountain, Class 4A state title game, 1 p.m.

    Two more wins and Lewis-Palmer High School will become Class 4A state champions for the first time in program history. One loss and the season is over.  The Rangers (22-3) will face Green Mountain (19-6) on Wednesday at Metro State at 1 p.m. The Rangers will have to beat Green Mountain twice in the double-elimination tournament....

  • 4A overcomes lack of Lewis-Palmer baseball players to top 3A/5A All-Stars

    With Lewis-Palmer busy in Denver with the Class 4A state playoffs, the area's 4A All-Star team looked to be at sizable disadvantage in the 54th High School Senior Baseball All-Star Game. A mix of aggressive base running and solid pitching proved otherwise. Cañon City's Jared Mews had a steal and scored two runs. Falcon's Jeff Vela followed up...

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