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  • Softball team-by-team capsules

    5A CSML Doherty Coach: Don Pettrow Last season: 7-12 Key players: Lexi Budzon, sr., SS; Kamryn Olkowski, sr., CF; Alexi Pallisco, so., C; Madison O'Driscoll, fr., 1B Outlook: Doherty will be young, with Budzon and Olkowski the only seniors. Three freshmen, including O'Driscoll, will be relied upon to help replace three top players who...

  • Boys' tennis preview capsules

    A team-by-team look at boys' tennis in the Pikes Peak region. 5A Doherty Coach: James Blase Returning state qualifiers: None Outlook: The Spartans return four varsity players from last year's squad, highlighted by senior and top singles player Dan Slaugh, along with juniors Tyler Bistline (No. 2 singles) and Chase Tirey (No. 3 singles)....

  • Field hockey: Cheyenne Mountain hoping offseason work pays off

    A core group of returning Cheyenne Mountain field hockey players have vowed to ensure last year's playoff appearance becomes more routine than rare. Last season, the Indians finished 3-11-2, bowing out in the first round of the playoffs in a 2-0 loss to eventual champion Colorado Academy. That glint of playoff field hockey has this year's...

  • Mesa Ridge boys' golf team fourth in Centennial Invitational led by co-medalist Braden Bentley

    PUEBLO - Over the past couple of seasons, athletes at Mesa Ridge have put their teams on the map with school-first feats, from a 4A girls' basketball state championship in March, a boys' hoops league title a few weeks earlier and also a 2012 run to the football semifinals. Boys' golf would like some of that action, too. On Wednesday at the...

  • Boys golf preview: Changing times force some to find different practice sites

    With a struggling economy and a morphing of the city's demographics, the end product can plainly be seen in the landscape of high school golf in Colorado Springs. Not that long ago, all Colorado Springs School District 11 schools had home bases at city-owned Patty Jewett Golf Course in addition to Valley Hi Golf Course, also run by the city....

  • Boys' golf team-by-team capsules

    5A Metro Coronado Coach: Martin Cornell Returning state qualifiers: Austin Burgess, jr.; Wes Moran, jr.; Isaac Petersilie, jr. Season outlook: Cornell, who golfed for Northern Colorado and formerly coached the Mitchell girls' program, inherits a team that moves back to the 5A level with state aspirations. Petersilie claimed last year's...

  • Blog exclusive: Doherty baseball, girls' soccer coaches step down

    Just a few weeks removed from the end of the spring season, Doherty announced head coaching openings for baseball, girls’ soccer, and girls’  swimming and diving. After five seasons as the head of the baseball program, Chris Solarek stepped down.

  • The Gazette Boys' Lacrosse Peak Performer of the Year: Sam Horning, Palmer

    Sam Horning is ready to start the next chapter of his life and athletics career, but before he does, it's hard not to reflect on everything that's happened to him in the past two years. Horning starred in both lacrosse and hockey at Palmer, overcoming a broken leg during his sophomore year and eventually becoming one of the best players in...

  • The Gazette girls' lacrosse all-area teams

    The Gazette's all-area teams for girls' lacrosse.

  • The Gazette girls' lacrosse coach of the year: Don Bryant, Palmer Ridge

    Even though Don Bryant's tenure at Palmer Ridge has lasted only two seasons, his nine-season involvement with Monument's lacrosse youth program speaks volumes to the Bears' recent success. "We've been trying to develop a youth program if the high school team was going to reach an elite level," said Bryant, The Gazette's Girls' Lacrosse Coach...