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  • Former skaters return to coach at High Altitude Hockey league

    High Altitude Hockey has been giving high school-aged skaters a summer league to play in since 1998. Some of those former participants are returning to make sure the next crop of players share similar experiences. "I just think it's cool to give back and I had good coaches," said Doherty graduate Cory Kachel, who recently completed two years...

  • Fort Carson soldier dies in Colorado Springs motorcycle wreck

    A Fort Carson solider was killed Saturday in a midday crash that closed Cimarron Street in both directions west of Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs for four hours, Colorado Springs police said. Christopher R. Higginbotham, 24, was killed in a head-on collision about 12:10 p.m. The department’s Major Accident Unit determined that the...

  • Maleia Lark's hat trick corners victory for St. Mary's against Manitou Springs

    During warm-ups before Saturday's game against Manitou Springs, St. Mary's senior Maleia Lark shot a couple of practice corner kicks at goal. Naturally she used her right foot. None of her attempts went in. Apparently the right-footer never thought to practice with her left foot. Turns out, she didn't need to. Lark curled a left-footed...

  • Sky Sox escape no-hitter, lose to Round Rock

    Round Rock fans were treated to a near-historical moment at Dell Diamond Friday night as Express pitcher Jerad Eickhoff took a no-hitter into the ninth inning. The Sky Sox were able to score two runs in the ninth to break up the no-no, but they still fell 7-2 on Friday. Eickhoff's performance came in his Triple-A debut. The Indiana native...

  • Coronado girls' track wins home meet

    Coronado girls' track coach Doug Hugill still remembers when the Cougar Classic track meet was nothing more than the D-11 championships. But in 1974, the meet expanded to include other area schools. Fast forward to 2015 when 25 schools gathered at Garry Berry Stadium on Friday night for the 41st installment of the meet. And it was only...

  • Friday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball high school st. mary's 5, trinidad 4 At Trinidad St. Mary's 011 003 0 - 5 5 5 Trinidad 100 002 1 - 4 6 2 St. Mary's-B. Brummel (W) 52/3IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, J. Brummel 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB 0 SO, Padrnos 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB,...

  • Friday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain blows out Air Academy in boys' lacrosse

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' LACROSSE Cheyenne Mountain 17, Air Academy 3 At Air Academy: Cheyenne Mountain (9-2, 3-0 4A Pikes Peak League) made sure its rivalry game with Air Academy (7-3, 3-2) was never close and that the Indians stayed unbeaten for next week's league showdown...

  • Ynoa, Butler send Rockies to win over Giants

    DENVER — Pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa snapped a sixth-inning tie with an RBI double, Eddie Butler was backed by stellar defense over six shaky innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night. Charlie Blackmon added a solo homer and DJ LeMahieu drove in two runs as Colorado beat the defending World Series...

  • Peyton Manning donating $3 million to Tennessee

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is donating $3 million to Tennessee to benefit the Volunteers' football program and Manning's scholarship endowment. The university issued a release Friday saying Manning and wife Ashley announced a "$3 million leadership commitment." Manning starred for Tennessee from 1994-97....

  • Friday Faceoff: Who will win the NBA Finals?

    Cavaliers' path to Finals is clear By Jim O'Connell I think it is clear that the West is vastly superior to the East when it comes to the NBA this season. And if you follow my convoluted reasoning, that is exactly why I’m picking the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA title. Anyone who stayed awake during the first Toronto-Washington...

  • PBR bulls, riders entertain fans in 15/15 Bucking Battle

    When the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) rolls into the Broadmoor World Arena May 2-3 for the “Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies” event, fans can expect fresh entertainment, including the final 15/15 Bucking Battle of the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series. The 15/15 Bucking Battles were added to select events in 2012, and feature the PBR...

  • W-League's Colorado Pride grows entering second women's soccer season

    The Colorado Pride women's soccer program will be back and bigger than before. The W-League franchise, which advanced to the Western Conference finals in its debut last summer, will return in May with a new reserves team that will allow more area club players to compete at a higher level than before. In all, an estimated 40 players will be...

  • Doherty tennis coach filled with emotion after claiming 5th straight league title

    Doherty girls' tennis coach Cheri Rogers didn't hold back tears after her team's fifth consecutive league championship. The moment was surreal, unexpected. The Spartans, supposedly in heavy rebuilding mode after losing seven varsity players from a season ago, wrapped up their latest Class 5A Colorado Springs Metro League title with a 4-3...

  • Ramsey: CSU's Garrett Grayson seeks to defy NFL odds

    Earning rave reviews from NFL draft experts, including those who oversee the selecting, has little to do with actual NFL success. Remember, a sixth-round draft pick (Tom Brady) just defeated a third-round pick (Russell Wilson) in the Super Bowl. Brady has directed his Patriots on six trips to the Ultimate Game. But I'll still wander through...

  • Klee: Rockies catcher Nick Hundley a boost to pitching, but is it enough?

    DENVER — His arrival here was conspicuous only in the lack of fanfare, his career numbers relatively quiet, too. Over seven seasons he's hit .240 with a .683 OPS, nothing special, nothing that explains why everyone inside the Rockies clubhouse, or the opposing manager, can't stop raving about Nick Hundley, Rockies catcher. "He's legit," said...

  • Scheduling rival service academies a priority for Air Force

    It was a neutral site tennis match played on the West Coast. Yet it was the most exciting day of the season for Air Force's Grant Taylor. That's what happens when service academies play each other. "When we get to play Army, it's all out," said Taylor, who won at No. 1 singles on March 15 in a match won 4-3 by the Falcons over the Black...

  • Trampoline gymnastics rivalry between brothers hits new heights

    Three gymnasts who know each other well will renew their rivalry with a spot in the 2015 Pan-American Games on the line. Brothers Steven, 24, and Jeffrey Gluckstein, 22, and Steven's synchronized partner Logan Dooley, 27, are the top three individual trampoline gymnastics entrants in this weekend's Elite Challenge at the Colorado Springs...

  • Boycott baffles Elway

    ENGLEWOOD - Denver Broncos general manager John Elway disagrees with Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas' strategy to skip the team's offseason program while angling for a long-term contract. Elway said Thursday during a news conference to discuss the upcoming draft that "there's zero value of him being away from here." A prolonged boycott by...

  • Sox score early, but not often enough

    ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Round Rock Express handled the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5-3 on Thursday. Colorado Springs scored first as shortstop Luis Sardinas tripled off Round Rock starting pitcher Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez in the opening inning. First baseman Matt Clark hit an RBI single to score Sardinas and give Colorado Springs the early 1-0...

  • Thursday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball high school Air Academy 5, Cheyenne Mountain 4 At Cheyenne Mountain Air Academy 000 005 0 - 5 6 1 Cheyenne Mountain 004 000 0 - 4 8 3 Air Academy- McConnell 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 5 SO, Ortiz 2 IP, H, 2 BB, SO. Shaw R, McConnell 0-3, Mrotek 1-1,...

  • Elway on Demaryius Thomas' absence: 'makes no sense'

    ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos general manager John Elway disagrees with Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas' strategy to skip the team's offseason program while angling for a long-term contract. Elway said Thursday during a news conference to discuss the upcoming draft that "there's zero value of him being away from here." A prolonged boycott...

  • Dickerson's solo homer lifts Rockies to win over Padres

    DENVER — Corey Dickerson's left heel has flared up along with his power. Even he is a little baffled by the correlation. Dickerson hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth inning and Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the seventh, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Dickerson connected...

  • Watch: Kicker calls out Tim Tebow, says he's the worst QB he's ever seen

    With Tim Tebow now at least temporarily ensconced in Philadelphia, everyone's kind of settling in to see how Chip Kelly and the Eagles handle this and how Tebow deals with playing for a new team. If he wants to make the team succeed, he better have become a better practice quarterback than he was with the Broncos or Jets. To wit: former...

  • Police: WNBA's Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. —€” Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in suburban Phoenix. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests Wednesday and later released....

  • Vasquez returns to his comfort zone but challenges remain

    ENGLEWOOD — Louis Vasquez is at once comfortable and restless. After serving as Denver's emergency right tackle over the last half of last season, Vasquez confirmed Wednesday that he's moving back to his natural position at right guard. More change is afoot, though. Not only is Vasquez adjusting to a new position coach in Clancy Barone...

  • Pine Creek stays on track to league crown with shutout of Doherty

    The Pine Creek girls' soccer team took care of Doherty and kept a seven-year-old tradition alive in the process on Wednesday. The Eagles also took one step closer to clinching at least a share of their seventh consecutive Class 5A Colorado Spring Metro League title. Ryanne Parker scored twice and Madeline Alhamra added another in Pine...

  • Falcon Stadium renovations, community engagement emerge on Air Force AD Jim Knowlton's to-do list after first month

    Jim Knowlton's fact-finding mission as the new Air Force athletic director has taken him to Texas, to the offices of Colorado Springs leaders and even to the bathrooms at Falcon Stadium. And he's nowhere near finished. Thursday marks one official month on the job for Knowlton, who was hired in January but didn't take over until March 23....

  • Eighth inning bursts open easy Colorado Springs Sky Sox win

    Colorado Springs scored six times in the eighth inning to break open Wednesday's game and rout host Round Rock 9-0. Pete Orr was 4 for 5 with two RBIs and a run. Luis Sardinas (two RBIs), Bryan Petersen (two RBIs, two runs) and Nevin Ashley (two runs) all had two hits each. Ben Guez hit a two-run homer as part of the eighth-inning outburst....

  • Wednesday's prep roundup: Luke Demolli leads Palmer past Coronado at plate, on mound

    Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BASEBALL Palmer 5, Coronado 4 At Palmer: Luke Demolli drove in three runs and notched the win for Palmer (5-10, 4-4 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) after entering in the fifth inning and shutting out Coronado (5-10, 2-6) the last three frames. Demolli...

  • This week's prep schedule

    The high school sports schedule for the week of April 20-25 in the Pikes Peak region. Monday, Apr. 20 GIRLS' SOCCER Pueblo East at Palmer, 4 p.m. Mitchell at Sierra, 4 p.m. Canon City at TCA, TBD BASEBALL Rampart at Palmer, 4 p.m. Mitchell at Swink, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS' LACROSSE Palmer at Rampart, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS' TENNIS...

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