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  • High school football: 3 games to watch in first week around Colorado Springs

    Three games to watch as high school football season kicks off this weekend with Week Zero. Palmer vs. Coronado When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Garry Berry Stadium What to know: The Terrors are hoping to do at Class 4A what Coronado (now at 4A) did at 3A. After struggling mightily the last several years, Palmer is playing a mostly 4A...

  • Football team-by-team capsules

    Team-by-team capsules for the upcoming prep football season.

  • Pine Creek DB Anderson will graduate early to attend Nebraska

    Pine Creek defensive back Avery Anderson earlier this month signed a grant-in-aid agreement with Nebraska, which will allow him to play football and attend school with the Cornhuskers in January. Anderson, who signed Aug. 1, will graduate in December from Pine Creek and start attending classes in Lincoln, Neb., in the new year. "It was an...

  • Palmer football coach Jeff Priestley ready to lead 'hungry' Terrors

    Jeff Priestley was at Palmer doing some house cleaning in April, dotting his I's and crossing his T's, the kind of minutiae that comes with taking over a football program. Eventually he strolled down to Wendy's to grab a bite when something caught his eye. He walked over to the Palmer practice field and watched several kids playing football....

  • Blog: Pine Creek, Fountain-Fort Carson scrimmage as Week Zero looms

    Finally. Almost-real football. Class 4A defending state champion Pine Creek and Class 5A perennial playoff qualifier Fountain-Fort Carson went head to head on Thursday in a scrimmage at Fountain-Fort Carson. This reporter’s diagnosis: Both teams like to hit.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Football: Manitou Springs brings Gutowski back to Pikes Peak region as football coach

    Six years ago, Monte Gutowski took on the challenges of starting a football team from scratch at Palmer Ridge. As the recently hired football coach at Manitou Springs, his next challenge will be to further elevate the Mustangs, whose undefeated run in 2013 ended with a 13-7 loss to Platte Valley in the 2A state semifinals. Manitou athletic...

  • Doherty fills football, wrestling vacancies with continuity in mind

    Two new eras started Friday at Doherty with a similar theme: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Former offensive coordinator Jeff Krumlauf became the Spartans' new football coach, while alumnus Josh Galvan took over the school's improving wrestling program. Before the 2012 season, Krumlauf, 35, accompanied David Joyce after a rebuilding...

  • Football: Doherty's Joyce heading back to Arkansas

    When home came calling, David Joyce had to answer. The Doherty football coach, who led the Spartans to one of the greatest seasons in recent program history, is heading back to Arkansas.

  • Palmer's Gordon signs with CSU-Pueblo as ailing father watches

    Had the weather cooperated last week, chances are Travis Gordon might have signed his national letter of intent at Palmer without a key member of his family there to watch. Thankfully, by Monday, a sense of normalcy returned to area schools despite a bite of unseasonably cold air that took hold over the region. And that was quite...

  • Falcon star Kalen Ballage signs with Arizona State

    Thanks to untimely nasty weather and the power of social media, Kalen Ballage didn’t get to control the moment the way he imagined. On a normal Wednesday, the multi-talented Falcon athlete would have finally announced to the world, under the public eye of National Signing Day, his much-anticipated answer on where he could play college...

  • Falcon's Kalen Ballage doesn't show hand during delay in signing letter of intent

    The recruiting world long waited for national signing day, when Falcon's Kalen Ballage would finally announce where he was headed to college. Then came the snow, ice and brutally cold temperatures that closed schools Wednesday. Falcon's signing party instead will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in either the school's commons or auditorium....