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  • The Gazette's fall sports prep rankings

    This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings Football Team Record Last Week Class 5A 1. Fountain-Fort Carson 1-0 NR 2. Doherty 0-0 NR 3. Palmer 0-1 NR Class 4A 1. Pine Creek 1-0 NR 2. Vista Ridge 0-0 NR 3. Coronado 1-0 NR Class 3A 1. Discovery Canyon 0-0NR 2. The Classical Academy 0-1 NR 3. Lewis-Palmer 0-0 NR Class 2A...

  • Monday's high school roundup: Manitou Springs opens golf league with win in Husky invite

    Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' GOLF 1. Manitou Springs 242, 2. St. Mary's 249, 3. Lamar 251 At Sumo Village Golf Course: Drew Mendoza shot a 3-over-par 75 to win the Husky Invitational in Florence and lead Manitou Springs to a Tri-Peaks League-opening win. The Mustangs had three...

  • Air Academy and Pine Creek win kickoff tennis tourneys

    Air Academy's win at the sixth annual Kadet Court Kickoff presented as convincing a case as any to why Keenan Kaltenbacher might be the most valuable tennis player in the area. The team's No. 1 singles player coasted through each of his four matches with straight-set wins and dominated in the finals against the hard-swinging Cody Carlton of...

  • Saturday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

  • Team-by-team Class 5A-4A volleyball capsules

    A team-by-team capusle look at the area's Class 5A/4A volleyball teams.

  • Volleyball Class 3A and Below team-by-team capsules

    3A TRI-PEAKS LEAGUE Fountain Valley Coach: Kirstin Harvey Last season: 4-15 Key players: McKayla Dedrick, jr., MH/OH; Sydney Lane, jr., S, Destiny Morgan, so., MH Outlook: Fountain Valley will turn things over to a trio of young players in Dedrick, Lane and Morgan. The group will be tasked with helping the Danes rebound from a 4-15...

  • St. Mary's reins handed from wife to husband, and Pirates players enjoying transition

    At the end of St. Mary's volleyball tryouts earlier this month, coach Chris Sweeney pointed to the championship banners hanging inside the gymnasium while addressing his players. "I said, 'Look up there on the wall at all of those banners," he recalled. "There is a lot of tradition for winning here at St. Mary's and that didn't come without a...

  • Rampart is loaded in search for first state volleyball championship

    Rampart volleyball has a rich tradition of conference titles and deep runs in the state tournament. There's just one thing missing in the trophy case: a state championship. The Rams have been agonizingly close on several occasions, losing in the state semifinals numerous times, including finishing third in the state in 2008. The leader of...

  • Small schools look to find consistent success

    It's hard to argue the success achieved by Florence over the years. By some, the Huskies' 8-3 mark a season ago could be viewed as a down year; previously, Florence went 12-1, 13-1 and 10-2, including a 2A state title in 2011. That pedigree comes virtually unmatched by any small school in the Pikes Peak region, even as Florence watched...

  • Top 3A squads beef up schedules to get to next step

    Had one play turned out differently, The Classical Academy could have played for a 3A state championship last December. For Discovery Canyon, the Thunder once again met an untimely end at the wrong possible time. And then there's Canon City, a perennial 3A playoff contender coming back down after four years at 4A. Class 3A sure had its...

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