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  • Thursday's prep roundup: Palmer soccer vets lead Terrors past Hinkley

    Highlights from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' SOCCER Palmer 1, Hinkley 0 At Hinkley: Behind Matt Kourajian's first-half goal and Mauro Carreon's full-game defending, Palmer (1-0) shut out Hinkley (0-1) to win its season opener. Kourajian, a defender last season, blasted a 35-yard shot from his...

  • Aubrey Till and Madison Lambros shine in wake of injuries

    Cañon City senior Aubrey Till and Cheyenne Mountain junior Madison Lambros have had to overcome career-threatening injuries to sustain success in high school cross country. And on Thursday, they continued their second-chance stories with a pair of headline performances at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Till, who dealt with back injuries...

  • Third-place finish for tight-knit Vanguard at Stampede

    Thursday had nearly the same feel and size as the state cross country meet, and even some of the same excitement. But even a joyous first punch by animated Vanguard School coach Steve Read was tempered by the knowledge that his team's success at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede wouldn't necessarily translate to the state meet in October. Still...

  • VIDEO: M&M find out what the USA Pro Challenge is all about

    The Gazette's Jennifer Mulson and Nichole Montanez  explore the goings on at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

  • Wednesday's prep roundup: Vista Ridge still rolling in softball

    Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

  • Video: Amy Van Dyken-Rouen walks for first time since ATV crash

    Six-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen walked Thursday for the first time since severing her spine in June. Van Dyken-Rouen posted the video to Instagram of herself taking steps with the aid of a walker. Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an all-terrain vehicle accident on June 6 in Arizona, leaving her with no feeling in her...

  • Don't let lower, shorter Colorado Springs stage fool you: it should be tough

    MONARCH MOUNTAIN - On the surface, Thursday's route in the USA Pro Challenge appears relatively easy for a field of elite cyclists. The elevation never approaches 7,000 feet. The distance only measures 70 miles. And circuits tend to result in a mass sprint finish. Riders, however, caution against discounting the difficulty of Stage 4, which...

  • List: The NFL's best fans. Not the Broncos, or is it?

    Hey Broncos fans, you need to step it up. Fans of the Green Bay Packers are the NFL's best fans, according to a Forbes ranking. Denver fans are second. Forbes based the rankings on five metrics: hometown crowd reach, 3 years worth of television ratings, 3 years worth of stadium attendance, 3 years worth of merchandise sales and social...

  • High school football: 3 games to watch in first week around Colorado Springs

    Three games to watch as high school football season kicks off this weekend with Week Zero. Palmer vs. Coronado When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Garry Berry Stadium What to know: The Terrors are hoping to do at Class 4A what Coronado (now at 4A) did at 3A. After struggling mightily the last several years, Palmer is playing a mostly 4A...

  • Week Zero presents quick turnaround for football programs

    Fountain-Fort Carson wanted to be prepared. So what better way than scrimmaging against the defending Class 4A state champions. The Trojans and Pine Creek Eagles join a handful of Pikes Peak region football teams that kick off their season in Week Zero, less than two weeks after official fall practices opened. In order to prepare for the...

  • Competing at altitude no joke for cyclists, other endurance athletes

    Competing at high altitudes is no joke for endurance athletes. Kiel Reijnen, a professional cyclist from Boulder, knows all about it. "There's a shortness of breath, and it's easy to get dehydrated. Staying hydrated is one of the biggest things people miss," said Reijnen, 28. "You're used to your legs giving out before your lungs; now your...

  • USA Pro Challenge notebook: Majka's summer of fun

    Majka's excellent summer MONARCH MOUNTAIN - Rafal Majka is having the summer of his life. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider burst onto the pro cycling scene last month during the Tour de France, where he won a mountainous stage with a solo breakaway and earned the King of the Mountains jersey given to the top climber in the sport's premier race....

  • Spectator tips for the USA Pro Challenge

    The week-long USA Pro Challenge cycling event begins Monday in Aspen with stages coming through Colorado Springs on Thursday and Woodland Park on Friday. Viewing Tips: - Don't touch the cyclists. These are professional athletes competing in an endurance sport - If you want to take photos, stand clear of the road. The riders use all of the...

  • Football team-by-team capsules

    Team-by-team capsules for the upcoming prep football season.

  • Boys' cross country team-by-team capsules

    5A Coronado Coach: Doug Hugill (16th season) Key runners: Adam Egger, sr.; Nicholas Vai, jr.; Chase Mott, sr.; Michael Swansen, jr. Outlook: Egger steps into a leadership role vacated by outgoing senior Bailey Roth, but don't expect a drop in performance. Egger finished just one spot behind Roth at last year's 4A state cross country meet...


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