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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...

  • Boys' tennis team-by-team 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...

  • 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...

  • Exclusive: Five from Colorado Springs, including three Simpson sisters, fuel CU volleyball team

    The Simpson sisters, Taylor, 20, Cierra, 19, and Gabby, 18, all started their volleyball careers in the same place: The front hall of their Colorado Springs home. "We call it, 'Volleyball in the hall,'" Cierra said. "There's a chandelier kind of thing there, so I know my mom hates it. ... We have broken a lot of stuff." After countless...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • This week's high school sports schedule (Aug. 11-16)

    This week's high school sports schedule for Aug. 11-16.

  • Prep season kicks off practice amid new Colorado Springs-area landscape

    The Classical Academy boys' soccer coach Blake Galvin surveyed the number of players trying out for this season's squad. Almost 50 players - a school record. Not a bad way for the Titans to jump into Class 4A. Monday marked the opening of fall practices for all high school sports (except for boys' golf, which opened a week prior) and it was...

  • 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...

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