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  • Girls' swimming preview: Hawley sisters fill their lives with swimming

    When the first day of swim practice at Doherty High School had all but come to a close, the smallest swimmer's arms wobbled like rubber and whipped the chlorinated water in a panic. She gasped for air as she leeched onto the closest wall, looking around to make sure her sister was close. There was relief when she found her. Kai Hawley, 15,...

  • Girls' swimming preview: Team-by-team capsules

    A team-by-team look at area girls' swimming and diving squads. Class 5A Coronado Coach: Katie Baker (fifth season) Key swimmers: Sarah Stafford, sr.; Katie Jacobs, sr.; Emily Randono, sr.; Katie Field, jr. Season outlook: It could be argued that the leap from Class 4A to 5A isn't as rough as it seems, as quality teams lurk on both sides...

  • Defending 4A champion Pine Creek advances to title game

    Pine Creek defeated Falcon 34-14 Saturday in the Class 4A semifinals, giving the Eagles a chance at a repeat title in high school school. Tommy Lazzaro scored three touchdowns for visiting Pine Creek, which is the No. 1 seed in 4A and will head to next Saturday's championship game with a 13-0 record. Pine Creek will face Longmont, a 21-14...

  • High school wrestling preview team capsules

    5A Coronado Coach: Matt Brickell (25th season) Returning state qualifiers: 4 Key wrestlers: Jess Hankin, sr., 126 pounds (state runner-up); Chase McElhany, jr., 145 (state qualifier); Jimmy Weaver, so., 160 (state qualifier); Ryan Strabala, jr., 220 (state qualifier). Outlook: Brickell sent seven wrestlers t the 5A state tournament...

  • Discovery Canyon mistakes put Pueblo East in 3A state championship game

    Discovery Canyon coach Shawn Mitchell reveled in the Thunder's best season in program history. He just wished it would have lasted a week longer. The top-seeded Thunder committed three turnovers and stalled on offense for the better part of three quarters, as No. 4 Pueblo East knocked them out of the postseason for the second consecutive...

  • Class 3A football semifinals live coverage: No. 4 Pueblo East vs. No. 1 Discovery Canyon, 1 p.m. Saturday

    It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A. Here's our preview of the Discovery Canyon-Pueblo East game, and stay with us for live updates (#gazettepreps on...

  • Class 4A football semifinals live coverage: No. 1 Pine Creek vs. No. 13 Falcon, 1 p.m. Saturday

    It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A. Here's our preview of the Pine Creek-Falcon game, and stay with us for live updates (#gazettepreps on Twitter) from...

  • Familiarity breeds football rivalry between Discovery Canyon and Pueblo East

    Pueblo East and Discovery Canyon have seen quite a bit of each other the past several years. On Saturday, when the Eagles travel to take on the Thunder at District 20 Stadium in the Class 3A football semifinals, it will mark the fifth time the teams have met in the past three seasons and fourth time in their past 20 games. Just like last...

  • Saturday's playoff football games to watch: Pine Creek vs. Falcon, Discovery Canyon vs. Pueblo East

    It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A. Class 4A No. 1 Pine Creek (12-0) vs. No. 13 Falcon (8-4) When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Falcon High School What...

  • Blog: Pine Creek avoids war of words

    Pine Creek has definitely seen the video. You know the one. Where Falcon junior Isaiah Fields tells The Gazette that Pine Creek isn’t going to beat the Falcons on Saturday. On Saturday, Falcon will host Pine Creek in the Class 4A state football semifinals. The winner heads to Sports Authority Field in Denver – home of the Broncos – to play...

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