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  • Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb results being revamped

    in an email Tuesday, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb organizers explained why results still haven't been released: "We apologize for the delay on the 2015 official results. The Board of Directors had an emergency meeting, June 30, 2015 to discuss the unprecedented situation on race day of two checkered flags in different locations on the...

  • Memorial fund set up for Hill Climb's Carl Sorensen; race results being revamped

    A campaign has been created to raise money to cover Carl Sorensen's funeral expenses and offset the financial burden placed on his family. The memorial fund, which can be found at, had raised more than $43,000 toward a goal of $60,000 as of Tuesday night. Sorensen died during a practice run at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak...

  • Some Colorado Springs high schools turn to kids to help hire coaches

    Cara Daily wasn't nervous at all. The Liberty junior refused. She had a job to do and wanted to make sure she and her teammates did it correctly. The Lancers were coming off a 6-18 season in girls' basketball. Coach Dawn Valentine was no longer in charge and Daily, along with several teammates, was being included on the committee to select...

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: Decline of Tyler Matzek: Coors Field a factor?

    Did Coors Field claim another victim? Tyler Matzek is out — of the game, at least for now. Now that the former first-round pick has been sent home to take some time away from the game, you can add another prospect to the list of pitchers that fell by the wayside after throwing at altitude. Was it Coors Field that doomed Matzek? The...

  • Bases-loaded walk ends pitchers' duel suddenly

    Memphis, Tenn. - Fans were treated to another pitchers' duel Monday in the Redbirds' 1-0 win over the Sky Sox at AutoZone Park. A day after Memphis carried a 2-0 lead into the ninth, the Sky Sox and Redbirds would battle through 81/2 scoreless frames before the decisive bottom of the ninth in the series finale. Tyler Cravy turned in one of...

  • US-Germany semifinal features world's top goalkeepers

    MONTREAL — The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line of defense Tuesday night for their teams, with is each seeking a spot in the final match. Historically, when the...

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

    LONDON — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country's smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. Three are scheduled to be in first-round action Tuesday: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-ranked Sam Querrey, and 77th-ranked Tim Smyczek. The 22-year-old Sock — who was...

  • Former Colorado College, Chicago Blackhawks standout Bill 'Red' Hay named to Hockey Hall of Fame

    Former Colorado College great Bill "Red" Hay, the first college player to play in the NHL, was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday as part of the 2015 class. Hay served as president and chief operating officer of Hockey Canada; part-owner, president and chief executive officer of the Calgary Flames (1991-96) and, mostly recently,...

  • Some motorcyclists don't think Hill Climb officials are doing enough for safety

    Some Pikes Peak Hill Climb motorcyclists are frustrated. But more than that, they're scared. After middleweight class rider Carl Sorensen passed away when he fell off the course in a practice run Thursday morning, several motorcyclists vented their concerns about the course's safety and the completeness of the race's management. It was the...

  • Motorcyclists reach Pikes Peak summit in honor of fallen Carl Sorensen

    Motorcyclists hugged on a mountain summit Sunday. A dead man's bike sat in the center of it all. The motorcycle belonged to Carl Sorensen, who died Thursday during a practice run up Pikes Peak. At a turn in the mountain's top section, he flew off the edge. Sunday would've been his third Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Since...

  • Motorcyclists share quiet moment in honor of deceased after reaching Pikes Peak

    Tucked deep inside the breast pocket of his racing suit, Dan Elders had stored a Ziploc bag. In it is a clipping of his mother's hair from her final haircut. Elders' mother passed away at 100 years Monday. He carried the hair with him in the 93rd running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday morning to remind himself...

  • Rhys Millen doesn't get wanted time, but has first electric win in racing history at Broadmoor Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    Rhys Millen drove into history, but not as emphatically as he wanted. The New Zealander took an electric car to an overall title at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which marked the first time not only in this 99-year-old race but any major event globally that an electric car bettered a field that included traditional...

  • Ramsey: Hill Climb racers savor thrills, and perils, of challenging America's Mountain

    We want to ride with them. We want to take the terrifying, thrilling trip to the top of Pikes Peak. That explains why The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has survived and thrived since 1916. Most of us don't have the right car, or the heightened sense of courage to take a trip to the top of America's Mountain at speeds...

  • Conditions alter course at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Vahsholtz relies on instincts in record run Woodland Park driver Codie Vahsholtz had his ride to a record perfectly planned out Sunday at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. That plan went out the window as soon as he realized just how slick Pikes Peak Highway was. "I have a bunch of braking markers that I picked out on the...

  • National champ Todd Wells, first-time short-course champ Rose Grant win U.S. Pro Cup races in Colorado Springs

    A victory is always good, but to pull out a win a day after a grueling cross-county national championship race was particularly satisfying for Durango's Todd Wells. To do so by six bike lengths; especially so. The men's mountain biker bounced back from a disappointing third-place finish at the U.S. Pro Cup Series finale on Saturday with a...

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