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  • State volleyball roundup: Other area teams can't make it past semis

    3A Manitou Springs entered the tournament looking for revenge. After falling to Eaton in last year's 3A finals, the Mustangs wanted another chance at the reigning state champions, and making it to the finals was the expectation all season, said coach Carol Benedict. First, though, the No. 6 Mustangs needed to get through No. 2 Valley in the...

  • Ramsey: Lewis-Palmer happily pursues perfection

    DENVER - Lewis-Palmer's volleyball team is taking the final steps on a march of perfection. The Rangers have mauled opponents all season with an overwhelming combination of precision, imagination and power. The team is extremely tall, extremely athletic and extremely hungry for victory. But here's the best part: This team on the verge of...

  • Friday night rewind: High school football and volleyball playoffs

    With the Class 4A and 3A football playoffs opening and the 5A playoffs continuing tonight, local teams taking to the gridiron are No. 16 Berthoud vs. No. 1 Discovery Canyon at D20 Stadium, No. 13 Falcon at No. 4 Denver South and No. 15 Rampart vs. No. 2 Fort Collins at French Field. The state volleyball tournament is also underway with the...

  • Rampart scores pair of impressive wins to advance to state volleyball semifinals

    DENVER - The closer Rampart got to pulling off the most unlikely comeback at the state volleyball tournament, the more August Raskie's hands and knees trembled. She promised her confidence never wavered, though, and the fourth-seeded Rams responded by setting her up with a chance to move into the Class 5A semifinals. Up 15-14 in the fifth...

  • For CSCS, not reaching state volleyball tournament in 2013 shaped perspective

    Perhaps three November days in 2013 helped define Colorado Springs Christian School's volleyball program and helped shape its future. The first took place in a thrilling, yet shocking, five-set loss to Machebeuf in the regional final that ended the Lions' season shy of a state-tournament berth, breaking a 12-year streak. The ensuing two days,...

  • CSS on roll headed into state volleyball tourney

    Despite what felt like an unjust 11th seed in last year's Class 2A playoffs, Colorado Springs School coach Kyong Lee told her players not to worry about where they'll be seeded this time around. It may be a trivial matter anyway, especially with how unstoppable her team has looked in the past month. The Kodiaks (21-3) won their 16th and 17th...

  • Eight Pikes Peak area teams to host volleyball regionals

    Volleyball regionals were announced Monday. Here's a look at each region. The top seed in each region is the tournament host. Dates, times, sites TBA unless noted. Class 5A Region 1 At Eaglecrest, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. 1 Eaglecrest, 24 ThunderRidge, 36 Liberty Region 2 At Grandview 2 Grandview, 23 Bear Creek, 35 Monarch Region 3 At...

  • Lewis-Palmer sweeps Cheyenne Mountain in 4A volleyball showdown

    As top ranked Lewis-Palmer set up for match-point in the final set, Cheyenne Mountain looked as determined to rally as it did throughout the entire match. With the Rangers up by five, a quick volley ended with an unforced error from the Rangers that caused the Indians' emotional coach, David Barkley, to throw his fist in the air and scream....

  • Cheyenne Mountain volleyball team gets a bit of revenge

    Air Academy coach Shelley Small called this one a grudge match. After the Kadets knocked Cheyenne Mountain out of the state tournament last year, she said she knew Thursday's match would be challenging against their 4A Pikes Peak League foe. "This rivalry is something that goes very deep, something that goes back pretty far," Small said....

  • Lewis-Palmer shows dominance in rout of Rampart in three sets

    MONUMENT - Lewis-Palmer's volleyball team is good. Scary good. The Rangers' depth and ability not only has it as a top team in Colorado, but also nationally. On Tuesday night, Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Lewis-Palmer showed why it's elite with a 25-14, 25-14, 25-11 rout of 5A No. 1 Rampart. "We were looking forward to this game because...

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