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  • Patriots-Seahawks scoreless after 1 quarter

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jeremy Lane made a leaping interception in the end zone on a poor throw by Tom Brady and the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots were scoreless after one quarter in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Brady engineered a 58-yard drive that lasted 7:20 before throwing a pick from the 10 on third-and-6. Brady threw off his back...

  • Reduced state field makes 4A basketball berths more precious

    There was too much travel and far too many lopsided games in the first round of the Class 4A basketball state playoffs to warrant another 48-team tournament in 2015. At least, so decreed the Colorado High School Activities Association's Legislative Council back in April, which cut the 4A girls' and boys' postseason field to 32. What it...

  • Paul Klee's Super Bowl report card

    In the 2014 AFC championship game in Denver, Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was a ghost. He had 6 yards on five carries. Now he's a postseason monster.

  • Robert Morris sweeps Air Force with 5-2 win

    Even though its play improved, Air Force had the same result against No. 20 Robert Morris on Saturday night. Cody Wydo and Zac Lynch each had two goals and two assists to lead the Colonials to a 5-2 win over Air Force at Cadet Ice Arena. The sixth consecutive victory for Robert Morris (19-5-4, 12-6-2 Atlantic Hockey Conference) dropped Air...

  • Whitney Conder finally tastes victory at Schultz Invitational with dominating performance

    Three times before, Whitney Conder earned a medal at the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational. On Saturday, she finally got the one that mattered the most. With a dominating, 8-0 victory over Haley Augello in the final at 116.5 pounds, the reigning U.S. Open champion at last added Schultz gold to her list of championships. "I've always had a...

  • The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

    Colorado College hosts rival Denver in hockey Friday The Alpine ski world championships start Monday and go through the following week at Vail Air Force men's basketball hosts New Mexico Wednesday and Wyoming Saturday

  • Saturday's prep roundup: Mesa Ridge's Kylee Shook sets state record for career blocks

    Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. GIRLS' BASKETBALL Silver Creek 46, Mesa Ridge 37 At Mesa Ridge: Kylee Shook now holds the high school state record for most blocks in a career with 438. The 6-foot-4 junior had seven blocks to go with 21 points and 15 rebounds in the loss. This comes two...

  • Canon City's Nicole Archambeau too much for Sierra

    As they have so many times this season, Nicole Archambeau and Emily Lambrecht fueled Cañon City to a win. Archambeau scored a season-high 29 points and fellow senior Lambrecht added 16 as the Tigers (17-0 overall, 8-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Sierra 57-45 on Saturday afternoon to stay unblemished on the season. "They found...

  • Colorado College in wait-and-see mode concerning athletic stipends

    CC in wait-and-see mode concerning stipends Colorado College athletic director Ken Ralph said the school will wait until the NCAA announces its guidelines later this month concerning athletic stipends before it decides if it will offer them to its hockey and women's soccer players. "We will wait to see what guidance they provide before we...

  • Friday Faceoff: Who will take Super Bowl XLIX?

      Patriots can take control of game By Joe Paisley With most Las Vegas bookies predicting a competitive Super Bowl 49 the difference could come down to which conference champion installs a wrinkle or skirts the NFL rules ever so slightly to gain a decisive edge. Any particular team spring to mind? Yes, and that is why I am...

  • 10 reasons why the New England Patriots are generally disliked

    As much as Broncos fans still feel the sting from the loss to the Seahawks in last year’s Super Bowl, it is hard for them to root for the Patriots. Besides the obvious reasons (jealousy of Tom Brady, they’re a rival and Bill Belichick is too shady), there are 10 other factors The Gazette compiled on why the Patriots are generally disliked....

  • Brother of Air Force hoops standout Hayden Graham commits to Falcons football team

    Gavin Graham motivation as a child stemmed from a desire to keep up with his big brother. If Hayden, three years older, and his friends were doing something, Gavin would make sure he could do it, too. So it should come as no surprise that Gavin committed on Thursday to join Hayden as an athlete at Air Force and accept all the rigors that...

  • Wrestler, 11, finds silver lining after health problems ended competitive career

    Imagine that you had the talent, passion, skill and determination to succeed at a sport. Then, it was taken away. It might devastate you to keep competing. "That would be heartbreaking," said Spenser Mango, a two-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Friday while watching competition at the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational at the Olympic...

  • Jonathan Scott scores 25 as Lewis-Palmer beats Sand Creek in OT

    Jonathan Scott may have fouled out with 13 seconds left in overtime Friday night, but he did enough damage before making his way to the bench. The Lewis-Palmer junior scored half his team's points in leading the Rangers to their biggest win of the season, a 50-47 road victory over Sand Creek. Scott sank two free throws with 22 seconds left...

  • Colorado College can't climb out of enormous first period hole against SCSU

    St. Cloud State freshman Patrick Russell scored on the first shot against Colorado College only 74 seconds into the contest. It was only the beginning. SCSU scored four goals in the first 14 minutes, 41 seconds of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference game to roll to a 7-1 victory over the Tigers on Friday at The Broadmoor World Arena....

  • Colorado Springs high schoolers protest firing of Sierra coach, teacher

    Instead of attending the last hour of Friday classes, dozens of Sierra High School students dashed across Jet Wing Drive to ask questions their school officials won't answer. They wanted to know why Stallions head football coach Phil Jackson was fired this week and why their principal, Aaron Griffen, hasn't given them an explanation....

  • Optimistic fans looking toward better days

    Colorado College's Christian Heil scored early in the second period, or so it seemed, and a party started at The Broadmoor World Arena. Fans shouted and stomped and waved flags and fists. During this moment, you never would have guessed the Tigers had surrendered four goals to St. Cloud in the first period. You never would have believed the...

  • Varlamov stops all 23 shots in crucial Avalanche victory

    DENVER - Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Friday night. Jarome Iginla, Maxime Talbot, and Gabriel Landeskog had goals for the Avalanche, who earned an important win in their pursuit of a playoff berth. Colorado is trying to stay in the thick of...

  • Both UCCS squads take down Mustangs

    Blackout weekend has started ideally for the UCCS Mountain Lions. Friday night, both the men's and the women's basketball teams played host to Western New Mexico and both left a packed crowd more than happy. The men hustled their way to a 103-91 win while the women cruised to a 77-54 victory. The star of the night was the men's guard Derrick...

  • Faceoff blunders end Falcons' six-game win streak

    An inability to win faceoffs eventually caught up with Air Force on Friday night. Tyson Wilson scored 2:48 into overtime to help No. 20 Robert Morris complete a 5-4 come-from-behind victory at Cadet Ice Arena. The Colonials (18-5-4, 15-3-3 Atlantic Hockey Conference) scored the game's final three goals to run their winning streak to five games...

  • Air Force braces for talented but inconsistent UNLV squad

    Air Force doesn't generally find a lot of similarities when it looks to the other side of the floor at the Thomas & Mack Center, but this year is the exception. UNLV had to replace all five starters from a year ago. Air Force is playing with just one starter from the beginning of the 2013-14 season. The roster turnover has left the Runnin'...

  • Friday's prep roundup: Rampart girls' swimming ends season with perfect dual-meet record

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. GIRLS' SWIMMING Rampart 179, Air Academy 106 At Air Academy: Rampart won all but two events and the Rams completed a perfect season in dual meets on Friday. Twin sisters Allana and Cat Clarke had a hand in five of the nine race wins. Rampart swept all...

  • Friday's high school box scores

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

  • Talks between Rockies, CC start up next month

    Colorado College athletic director Ken Ralph confirmed that the Colorado Rockies have contacted him about the possibility of a CC at Denver outdoor game. It would be held the weekend before the Stadium Series game between the NHL's Avalanche and Red Wings on Feb. 27, 2016. The two National Collegiate Hockey Conference schools will meet with...

  • Amy Van Dyken returns to broadcast booth after ATV accident

    BERKELEY, Calif. — Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken has returned to work as a broadcaster with the Pac-12 Networks nearly eight months after an all-terrain vehicle accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. Van Dyken flew into the Bay Area from Arizona on Friday to call the USC-California women's swim meet in...

  • Youngest WWE diva champion ready to wrestle at SmackDown

    Featuring Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and others, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $18-$103; 576-2626, ticketswest.com. Lady wrestlers, beware. Paige, a former World Wrestling Entertainment diva champion, is ready to bust loose her three signature moves during her...

  • Live updates: Sierra High School students protest football coach firing

    Some Sierra High School students walked out of school Friday to protest the firing of Phil Jackson, the school's football coach.  Jackson was fired Monday.  Jackson, who has his jersey hanging in Sierra's hallway and played football for Colorado, was at Tuesday's basketball game between Widefield and Sierra. He said he doesn't...

  • Peyton Manning still considering his future with Broncos

    PHOENIX — Peyton Manning is still thinking over his future, making no commitment to returning to the Broncos for his 18th NFL season. "I'm taking some time to assess some things and to see," Manning said Friday, after accepting the Bart Starr Award in Phoenix. "Of course, I think that's something that's important to me, is not whether I can...

  • Losing mother at young age prepares Colorado College's Hunter Fejes for any challenge

    During a miserable sophomore season, Colorado College junior Hunter Fejes took comfort in knowing he had survived much worse. - The injury-riddled second year was nothing compared to losing his mom in a traffic accident at age 10. - The boy suffered a fractured skull during a wreck in his native Anchorage, Alaska, that killed his mother, Gail,...

  • Proposed changes to transfer rule shot down at prep state association meeting

    AURORA - High school sports in Colorado will look a lot different in 2016-17. The state's much-debated transfer rule will not. Safety measures, equity, class changes and new board directors were among the approved changes at the Colorado High School Activities Association's legislative council meeting Thursday. However, a 75-member...

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