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  • Rampart eliminated as offense vanishes in 4th quarter

    Junior sensation Nicea Eliely began the night with easy transition layups and a smothering dose of shutdown defense. And for a few moments there, Rampart looked like it would breeze to its second consecutive Class 5A quarterfinals appearance. Ralston Valley adjusted, however, and things ended on a down note for the Rams. Eliely scored 18...

  • Girls' golf preview: Thanks to vision, mentors, Pine Creek builds league dynasty

    In what he described as a teaching moment, Shane Brown perhaps discovered the secret behind Pine Creek's quantum leap as a 5A girls' golf city power. "It's about so much more than just golf," said Brown, Pine Creek's fourth-year coach. "I don't coach to have personal success for me or for the school. I coach to teach the kids and walk through...

  • Team-by-team girls' golf capsules

    A glance at Pikes Peak area girls' golf teams. 5A CSML Coronado Coach: Kelly Hodge Key returners: Kitty Paton, sr.; Allie Garcia, jr.; Grace Wilson, sr. Outlook: Three experienced returners, plus the addition of talented freshman Madi Eurich, gives the Cougars a solid foursome that should contend at the top of the Colorado Springs Metro...

  • Class 2A girls' basketball regionals

    The Class 2A girls' basketball regionals tip off this week with berths to the state tournament on the line.

  • The Gazette's Peak Performer of the week: Shelby Megyeri, Manitou Springs girls' basketball

    When the Manitou Springs girls' basketball team walked off the court after losing to rival St. Mary's on Feb. 6, there were two ways for the Mustangs to handle it - sulk or improve. They chose the latter, and led by super sophomore Shelby Megyeri, Manitou Springs got its revenge in a 50-39 win Saturday that clinched the 3A Tri-Peaks district...

  • Weather has high school spring teams scampering for practice times

    Sun finally broke through Monday, yet there was little to rejoice about for spring sports teams around the Pikes Peak region. Last week - the first week spring sports could officially practice - saw snow that sent teams scurrying indoors to practice in gyms, hit the weights again or break out the shovels. The weather hampered coaches who...

  • St. Mary's girls stunned by ninth seed; Manitou OK with No. 4

    When St. Mary's coach Mike Burkett clicked open the girls' Class 3A state playoff bracket Sunday afternoon, he groaned. What happened, he thought. The Pirates, ranked sixth by MaxPreps coming into selection day, looked to be a sure bet to get a top-eight seed and host in the first two rounds of the post-season. But instead they were dealt a...

  • March basketball brings about optimism in small-school boys coaches

    Way back in November, before the boys' basketball season started counting wins and losses, Ken Vecchio got the first chance to see his young Manitou Springs squad in a scrimmage setting. Not that he was totally discouraged by what he saw, but the longtime coach had to wonder where his team, which had lost five seniors after a 2014 3A...

  • CSCS nabs No. 2 seed in 3A boys' state playoff bracket

    The Class 3A boys' basketbal playoff brackets were released on Sunday. The tournament starts Friday.

  • Class 1A boys' basketball regionals

    The Class 2A boys' basketball regionals tip off this week with berths to the state tournament on the line.