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  • NCAA Tournament roundup: Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

        SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second...

  • Rockies slugger Gonzalez leaves with knee pain

    PEORIA, Ariz. — Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left with pain in his surgically-repaired left knee, and new San Diego ace James Shields struggled in the Padres' 7-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night. Gonzalez exited after striking out in the top of the fourth. The two-time All-Star said he felt "fatigue" in the knee during the...

  • Area products Jenn Urbaniak and Kassady Huffman still plan on playing basketball for Air Force

    While Air Force continues its search for a new women's basketball coach, whoever steps in will still have two area players committed to playing for the Falcons. On March 10, Air Force announced it would not renew Andrea Williams' contract. Williams went 22-128 over five seasons. Nine of those 22 wins came in her first season. Williams landed...

  • Pro rodeo cowboy Gill, passenger hurt in Texas plane crash

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A professional rodeo cowboy and his fiancee have been seriously hurt when their single-engine plane crashed after takeoff from North Texas on a flight to the Houston area. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Friday after the Piper Saratoga II left Stephenville Clark Regional Airport, about 50 miles...

  • All-conference teams for winter sports

    BOYS' BASKETBALL All-conference teams 4A COLORADO SPRINGS METRO LEAGUE All-League & Academic All-League Coach of the Year-Terry Dunn, Sierra Player of the Year-De'Andre Twilley, Mitchell First team De'Andre Twilley Mitchell Tevion Thompson Sierra Will Ball TCA Ke'andre Lewis Sierra Price Adams Mesa Ridge Second team...

  • NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law

      With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. The law would prohibit state and local laws that "substantially burden" the...

  • Thursday's prep roundup: McConnell strikes out six, drives in run to lead Air Academy

    Highlights from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BASEBALL Air Academy 5, Valley Vista 3 At Arizona: Noah McConnell threw a complete game, striking out six and giving up three runs on six hits to notch the win for Air Academy (3-2) over Valley Vista (Ariz.) (13-6) on Thursday at the Coach Bob Tournament....

  • Friday Faceoff: Which is better: fantasy football or baseball?

    Football is simpler and more popular By Matt Wiley   It’s OK to admit that you don’t really know who Danny Santana is. You don’t know what he looks like, you don’t know how he runs and you don’t know his batting stance. But if you play fantasy baseball, you will probably learn before the draft that he is generally ranked as a...

  • Ramsey: Nuggets should hire John Calipari, basketball's ultimate desperado

    The Nuggets should hire John Calipari. The franchise must, finally, dream big and pursue basketball's ultimate desperado. A Calipari move from Kentucky to The Front Range is the fastest way to catapult the Nuggets from boring to thrilling. I realize you're reading along and asking an obvious question: How could Calipari, the emperor of...

  • The Gazette Hockey Coach of the Year: Ty Hennes, Air Academy

    Ty Hennes already had a time-consuming job. He's a regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model and travels all over the country, coaching young players. But this season, he took on the additional role of head coach at Air Academy. "What I missed the most was being with the team through the ups and downs throughout the year,"...

  • The Gazette All-Area Hockey teams

    First team Forward: Travis Work, Air Academy, sr. - His 46 points were tops in the state, five more than the next player. Finished with 22 goals (second in state) and 24 assists (tied for fifth). Forward: Jonathan Valtin, Air Academy, sr. - His 23 goals led the state, while 39 points ranked tied for fourth. Forward: Jake Komrofske, Doherty,...

  • The Gazette Hockey Peak Performer of the Year: Travis Work, Air Academy

    Travis Work's hockey career, like many others', had been a dizzying dance. But with college looming, it was time to make a choice. He could continue with Triple-A hockey or play for high school. The benefits of going the traditional route with Air Academy weren't just athletic. Travis' father, Jeff, said his son wanted a senior year to...

  • NCAA Tournament roundup: Top-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eight

    LOS ANGELES — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Reserve Zak Showalter scored six points in the Badgers' 19-7 run that sent them into the West...

  • Avalanche end 3-game skid, top Canucks

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night. Jarome Iginla also scored and Ryan O'Reilly added two assists as Colorado snapped a three-game losing streak. John Mitchell added a late...

  • Martinez throws 6 shutout innings, Rangers beat Rockies

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night. Martinez, competing for the final vacancy in the Rangers' rotation, allowed five hits and walked one. He struck out four, throwing 54 strikes in 74 pitches, and lowered his ERA to 0.84 in...

  • NCAA Men's Tournament Glance

    Results and upcoming schedule for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

  • Labor, developers reach deal on proposed NFL stadium

    LOS ANGELES — Labor leaders announced Thursday that they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed 80,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team. Earlier this month, labor leaders became alarmed after concluding that certain jobs connected to the nearly $2 billion...

  • Wednesday's prep roundup: Ben Brummel no-hits Colorado Academy

    Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BASEBALL St. Mary's 7, Colorado Academy 0 At Arizona: Ben Brummel finished his sixth inning and walked off the mound and immediately toward St. Mary's coach Bill Percy. Brummel asked if he could return for the seventh in a tournament game in Arizona on...

  • Wednesday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball high school mingus (Ariz.) 12, discovery canyon 2 Mingus 2 520 201 - 12 12 3 Discovery Canyon 2 000 000 - 2 3 1 Mingus- Kelley (W) 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.Kelley 1-2, 3 R, 2 HBP, 1 SB, Upham 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB, Smith 0-1, McCarty...

  • NCAA men's basketball's Final Four predictions: Will Gazette 'experts' go out on a limb?

    David Ramsey's picks Midwest Region 1 Kentucky Is this John Calipari's farewell tour through college basketball before he slithers off to the NBA? He would have signed with Cavaliers last season if he had known LeBron would decide to take his talents to Northern Ohio. West Region 1 Wisconsin In the late 1990s, Bo Ryan sought the...

  • Colorado College hockey paid attendance up slightly despite lopsided schedule, losing season

    Despite a lopsided schedule and a poor win-loss record, Colorado College saw a modest uptick in paid attendance in coach Mike Haviland's first season. While there were several games during the second half with plenty of empty seats, the excitement of the hire pushed the paid average up to 6,530 from 6,420 the season before. The paid attendance...

  • The Gazette Girls' Swimming Coach of the Year: Kate Doane, Cheyenne Mountain

    In the not-too-distant past, Cheyenne Mountain didn't figure as a legitimate contender in the competitive world of girls' swimming. Now, you can't mention the 4A powers and not include the Indians. In 2015, Cheyenne Mountain finished second in the overall team standings for the second time in three seasons. When Kate Doane took over before...

  • Covington scores 25 points, 76ers beat Nuggets

    DENVER — Rookie Robert Covington tied a career high with 25 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 99-85 on Wednesday night. Nerlens Noel had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the 76ers, who swept the season series from the Nuggets. Ty Lawson scored 19 points and Wilson Chandler had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets....

  • Derek Roy gets tiebreaking goal as Oilers beat Avalanche

    EDMONTON, Alberta — Derek Roy scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Edmonton Oilers recovered after giving up a three-goal lead and held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night. Martin Marincin, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall all scored in the first 9:36 of the game for the Oilers, who have won...

  • Girls' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer of the Year: Cat Wright, Cheyenne Mountain

    At some point, Cat Wright had hoped to see her name among the legends of Cheyenne Mountain swimming. By the end of her freshman year, she already had achieved that goal. And she's far from satisfied. "For the next few years, I want to break my own records," Wright said. "I want to make it hard for others to break. It's cool to have your...

  • The Gazette's All-Area Girls' Swimming teams

    First team - Cat Wright, Cheyenne Mountain, fr. - Samantha Steigerwald, Air Academy, jr. - Veronica Morin, Manitou Springs, jr. - Emily Dolloff-Holt, Manitou Springs, so. - Marie Goodwyn, Cheyenne Mountain, jr. - Katie Liebscher, Cheyenne Mountain, jr. - Maggie Tibbitt, Cheyenne Mountain, so. - Rhyann Lowrey, Cheyenne Mountain,...

  • Klee: International scouting not a foreign idea to Denver Nuggets

    DENVER — The Nuggets held practice Tuesday, and a Rosetta Stone commercial broke out. Joffrey Lauvergne, a rookie forward, celebrated a swished 3 with a French superlative. Patrick Mutombo, an assistant, confirmed he speaks seven languages. Jusuf Nurkic claims he can't get into American music, particularly Taylor Swift, and, 71 games into his...

  • Tulowitzki homers, Butler strong in Rockies' win over Giants

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Troy Tulowitzki hit his third home run of the spring, Eddie Butler threw five effective innings in an audition for a rotation spot, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Wednesday. Giants starter Tim Hudson retired 10 straight before Corey Dickerson's single. Tulowitzki followed by crushing a...

  • Rivalry leads Jason Brown and Joshua Farris to world skate championships

    A friendly rivalry between two area figure skaters has propelled them to their first senior world championships. Monument-based Jason Brown, the U.S. national champion, and Joshua Farris, the 2015 American bronze medalist, both make their debut when men's senior competition begins early Friday in Shanghai. Their rivalry has gone on for half...

  • Local boxers featured in Saturday event

    Colorado Springs Throwdown 2, a pro boxing event featuring local fighters Izaak Cardona (11-2) and Chris Galvadon (5-0), will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the door or by calling (719) 217-2275. Cost is $25 general admission and $45 ringside. Galvadon...

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