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  • Some Colorado Springs high schools turn to kids to help hire coaches

    Cara Daily wasn't nervous at all. The Liberty junior refused. She had a job to do and wanted to make sure she and her teammates did it correctly. The Lancers were coming off a 6-18 season in girls' basketball. Coach Dawn Valentine was no longer in charge and Daily, along with several teammates, was being included on the committee to select...

  • Rise in numbers has Cheyenne Mountain preparing for football in fall

    Sam Hellem and his Cheyenne Mountain football teammates have been doing some recruiting - in-house recruiting. Hellem and teammates have been scouring the Cheyenne Mountain hallways since their 2014 season came to an abrupt end. With two games remaining and just a dozen players on the roster, the Indians canceled the remainder of their...

  • Domann ready for Pine Creek Eagles' QB spot

    Serious talent doesn't necessarily come with instant gratification or for that matter a starting spot on a juggernaut high school football program like Pine Creek. For Brock Domann, the Eagles' newest starting quarterback, it's only now that things seem to be paying off. In a pair of shorts and half a football field at his disposal, the...

  • St. Mary's hires Archie Malloy to head football program

    Six months ago, Archie Malloy was wondering how he was going to spend his free time when fall of 2015 rolled around. Malloy had stepped down as Mitchell's football coach after helming the program he graduated from for 13 seasons. Malloy never got to experience a fall without football. He never got the chance. On Thursday, St. Mary's...

  • Nic Olney steps down as St. Mary's football coach

    Nic Olney has built the St. Mary's football program on the idea that family comes first. Practicing what he preaches, Olney is stepping down as the Pirates football coach. Olney's position with School District 11 was cut recently, forcing the fifth-year coach to step down in order to set personal affairs in order. "Ultimately, it's just a...

  • Former Colorado prep star Christian McCaffrey showing off versatility at Stanford

      STANFORD, Calif. — Any Stanford fan who wondered why the Cardinal couldn't get the ball in Christian McCaffrey's hands more as a freshman should be encouraged by what's developing this spring. The soon-to-be sophomore has been creating quite a stir in practices, taking snaps at running back, wide receiver and as a wildcat...

  • Coronado football camp information

    Football camp Coronado hosts spring break youth camp and conditioning for first- through eighth-graders, from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday to Wednesday at Garry Berry Stadium (Coronado gym if bad weather). Cost is $50 for three days or $20 per day, for information call Robb at 491-9067.

  • Mitchell tabs Corey Anderson to head football program

    Corey Anderson has helped do it in the past. Mitchell needs that help now. On Wednesday, Mitchell High School announced the hiring of Anderson as the Marauders coach - Mitchell's first new football coach in 13 seasons. Anderson has been with Coronado the last three seasons, including as the offensive coordinator during Coronado's state...

  • Success of CSU-Pueblo continues to lure area's best prep football players

    Its proximity to the Colorado Springs area makes it an ideal choice to attend college. With the continued success of the football program at Colorado State-Pueblo, area athletes have an additional incentive when choosing where to spend the next phase of their lives. But it's not just about joining a winning program, one that reached the...

  • Doherty's Justice Littrell signs for Fort Hays State football with father out of prison to watch

    Life is never the same, one moment, the next. Justice Littrell said his father taught him that. The Doherty senior was the Continental-South League MVP, a first team all-conference and second team all-state player last season, and he used it to land him a full football scholarship. With a flick of a pen, his father and friends looking on,...

  • Ellicott football players JaVonte' Stewart, Jacob Crist sign with D-II programs

    It might have been half-hearted joking, but in it was a message JaVonte' Stewart understood. He and Jacob Crist proved that hard work regardless of what classification you played at could pay off. Stewart and Crist, football players for Class 1A Ellicott, each signed national letters of intent to play at Division II programs. Stewart will...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson's Drue Harris, Deejay Leatimua recovering after Colorado State, Montana alter recruiting dreams

    Fountain-Fort Carson fullback Drue Harris and linebacker Deejay Leatimua believed their offers to play Division I football were a dream come true. Of course, they couldn't see gears of unrest turning behind the scenes. Harris was ready to commit to Colorado State and Leatimua to Montana before a pair of coaching changes suddenly left them...

  • Sierra fires football coach Phil Jackson; 'no rhyme, no reason,' says the former star player

    Phil Jackson had his dream job. He was back at Sierra, his alma mater, as the team's football coach and a teacher. He coached the Stallions to a 5-5 record in the fall, a sign of a possible turnaround. Then Monday he got a phone call. He was no longer a coach or teacher at the school. He was fired. Jackson, who has his jersey hanging in...

  • Four Sierra players hit double figures as Stallions dominate Widefield boys

    The state is starting to realize that Sierra once again has a pretty good basketball team. Four players scored in double figures on Tuesday night as the Stallions routed Widefield 77-39 on the same day they finally broke into the Associated Press' top 10 rankings in Class 4A. Ke'andre Lewis scored a game-high 18 points, C.J. Jennings netted...

  • Blog: Pine Creek QB Tommy Lazzaro to play at Dodge City Community College

    Pine Creek quarterback Tommy Lazzaro has his eyes on his dream. And he's determined to make it come true. The Eagles quarterback who was under center for back-to-back Class 4A state championships is headed to Dodge City (Kan.) Community College with hopes of playing Division-I football in the not-too-distant future. Lazzaro, a senior,...

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