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  • This week's Gazette Preps rankings

    This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings BOYS' BASKETBALL Team Record Last Week 5A 1. Doherty 4-2 No. 1 2. Fountain-Fort Carson 2-1 No. 2 3. Palmer 4-3 NR 4A 1. Palmer Ridge 5-0 No. 3 2. Air Academy 4-1 No. 1 3. Sand Creek 3-1 No. 2 3A 1. Colorado Springs Christian School 6-0 No. 1 2. Manitou Springs 2-1...

  • Effort helps Mustangs overcome mistakes in road win against TCA

    In close games, there is no bigger truth than the idea that every point counts. That's why missed free throws and a technical foul played a huge part Wednesday as Manitou Springs hung on to beat The Classical Academy 42-37. The host Titans (2-3 overall) needed a boost in the third quarter as they trailed the Mustangs (2-0) by four points. It...

  • 5A Metro League to have new boys' basketball coaches at four of seven schools

    As the 2014-15 boys' basketball season begins, fans around town may notice a lot of different faces on the sidelines for area teams. The coaching carousel in Colorado Springs has dramatically changed the landscape of who's calling X's and O's for some of the top programs around. The 5A Colorado Springs Metro League alone will have new coaches...

  • Big-school boys' basketball preview capsules

    5A CSML DOHERTY Coach: Jarris Krapcha Last Season: 16-8, lost in second round of playoffs Key players: Tynan Velazquez, jr., G (14.4 ppg); Brevin Brimble, soph., G; Dalven Brushier, jr., G; Emin Cecunjanin, sr., F Outlook: With one of the best backcourts in the city, Doherty will rely on shooting, quickness and solid teamwork. Tynan...

  • Small-school boys' basketball preview capsules

    3A TRI-PEAKS COLORADO SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Coach: Mark Engesser (fourth season) Key players: PG Chris Hildenbrand, sr.; G Ross Parker, sr.; C/F Samuel Howard, sr.; G/F Justin Engesser; and G/F Michael Ajayi, jr. Outlook: CSCS has looked primed - more than primed - to win a state title during the regular season the past three seasons....

  • Small schools girls' basketball preview capsules

    3A Tri-Peaks CSCS Coach: Mark Engesser (first season as girls' coach) Last season: 4-15 Key players: F/C Bailey Query, sr.; C Jay Walter, jr.; G/F Jessica Knedlar, jr.; G/F Madison Mackie, so. Outlook: Engesser, who has coached the boys' team the past four seasons, takes the reins of the girls' program, one that reached the 3A state...

  • Dan McKiernan returns to assist son-in-law at Rampart

    t took a while, but Dan McKiernan, a state and city Hall of Fame basketball coach, and his son-in-law, J’on St. Clair, are back on the same team again. McKiernan, who won 610 games in 48 seasons as a head coach and led Palmer to two 5A state championships (1993 and 2000), announced on Facebook on Friday that he had accepted an offer to assist...

  • Sand Creek hires boys' hoops coach as AD prepares to exit

    Sand Creek athletic director Autumn Sereno is heading north. But before she exited the building she wanted to be sure the Scorpions boys' basketball team was in good shape. On Monday, Sereno announced Sand Creek had officially hired Mark Bowers to take over for the recently departed Joe Rausch. And as Bowers steps in, Sereno steps out,...

  • Boys' basketball: Classroom potential leads Rausch from Sand Creek to Pine Creek

    Off the top, it would appear as if Joe Rausch had simply done enough at the 4A level, and that it was time to take on a challenge at a 5A school. Well, that's part of it, but certainly not the driving force behind the move that sends Sand Creek's most successful boys' basketball coach up north to a program that has gone seven seasons without...

  • Boys' basketball: St. Clair leaves Cheyenne Mountain to return to Rampart

    J'on St. Clair enjoyed his time with the Doherty girls' basketball team and the Cheyenne Mountain boys' squad over the last four combined seasons. But he never felt quite at home. Now, he can say he's headed back. St. Clair resigned from coaching the boys' basketball team at Cheyenne Mountain on Tuesday and on Thursday was announced as...

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