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  • Friday Faceoff What is your playlist for Colorado teams?

    The Gazette's Matt Wiley and Kate Shefte put together their playlists of songs that best describe the current state of some Colorado teams.

  • Thursday's high school box scores

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

  • Brevin Brimble's two 3s seal Doherty Spartans' playoff win

    The last time the Doherty boys' basketball program experienced a playoff victory, area coaching legend Dan McKiernan was in charge. Now the Spartans have a new start, this one under first-year coach Jarris Krapcha. Dalven Brushier scored 23 points and Brevin Brimble hit back-to-back 3s to close the third quarter as No. 7 Doherty defeated...

  • Ramsey: Lewis-Palmer's Charlie Hovasse conquers opponents with an exotic knee

    As Charlie Hovasse kneeled at the scorer's table, he realized he had triumphed. He had not yet entered the game Feb. 4 against Vista Ridge. He had yet to score a point, grab a rebound or help his Lewis-Palmer Rangers to a victory this season. He still knew. "That was the happiest moment," Hovasse says. "I thought about the challenge that I...

  • Wednesday's prep roundup: Fountain-Fort Carson loses in 2OT

    Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL 5A state tournament first round Castle View 66, Fountain-Fort Carson 64, 2OT At Castle View: It was a tough way for the ninth-seeded Trojans to end their season. Fountain-Fort Carson (12-11) held a 44-34 lead after three quarters, but saw...

  • This week's prep schedule (Feb. 23-28)

    This week's high school sports schedule for the Pikes Peak region. MONDAY, FEB. 23 No Games TUESDAY, FEB. 24 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Vanguard at St. Mary's, 6 p.m. TBA at Manitou Springs, 6 p.m. Rangeview at Palmer, 7 p.m. Doherty at Bear Creek, TBD WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25 BOYS' BASKETBALL James Irwin at St. Mary's, 6 p.m. Dolores...

  • Suns end 5-game skid with win over Nuggets

    DENVER — Brandon Knight hit two key late 3-pointers and had 19 points to help the Phoenix Suns snap a five-game losing streak with a 110-96 victory over the injury-depleted Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Eric Bledsoe added 18 points for the Suns, who had six players score in double figures as they ended a seven-game road skid. The Suns...

  • Air Force capitalizes on Nevada's horrific night at the free-throw line

    Dave Pilipovich emerged from the Air Force locker room confident of at least one thing on Wednesday night - this game wasn't bound for ESPN Classic. Nevada missed 18 of its 32 free throws. The teams combined for 30 turnovers. Air Force gave up 17 offensive rebounds, tried and missed an alley-oop dunk in transition and two of its biggest...

  • Air Force notes: Yon looks like the player of old

    In five games since returning from an extended absence, Max Yon had become a secondary figure in Air Force's offense. The senior is still the team's leading scorer at 13.1 points per game, but he hadn't reached double figures since his return. He got there on Wednesday with 13 points, including 11 in the second half. "Being back, I didn't...

  • AP source: Manning, Broncos talking about reworking contract

    ENGLEWOOD — It looks as if it's going to come down to money. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirms the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning's representatives are discussing ways to revise his contract and give the team more flexibility in free agency. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of...

  • Win 300 has St. Mary's refocused for state run

    Mike Burkett is glad that's over with. Now he can focus on the important things. St. Mary's made short work of the Vanguard school in the quarterfinals of the girls' basketball 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament 62-26, earning Burkett his 300th career win with the Pirates. "It was never really talked about," said Burkett, who preferred to...

  • Five questions for the state's college hockey fans to consider this weekend

    Here are questions for the state's college hockey fans to consider this weekend: Can the CC power play take advantage of its opportunities? 1 Western Michigan comes into this weekend's National Collegiate Hockey Conference series leading the nation in penalty minutes (16.6) so host Colorado College should have some power plays. That is good...

  • Klee: Football divorce between Air Force, Jaleel Awini has happy ending

    BOULDER — The conversation opened with a "Yes, sir," and it closed with a "yes, sir." There were enough "yes, sirs" in between that I felt quite a bit older after talking to Jaleel Awini. It appears you can take the former cadet out of the Air Force, but you can't take all of the Air Force out of the former cadet. "Yes, sir. I feel like...

  • Tuesday's prep roundup: Ford drives Peyton into district semifinals

    Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Peyton 74, Kiowa 41 At Peyton: Peyton center Bricin Ford had it all his way, all game, all night long. The Panthers sophomore went 11 of 13 from the field and scored 23 points to go with 11 rebounds as three-seed Peyton beat No. 6 Kiowa in...

  • Tuesday's box scores

    Box scores from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. basketball hs boys' peyton 74, kiowa 41 Peyton-Gentile 6, Smith 4, Mestas 2, Weiler 3, Holtzclaw 2, Slusher 8, Moris 12, Ford 23, Martinez 3, Lee 3, Griffen 8. Kiowa 8 7 11 15 - 41 Peyton 19 20 15 20 - 74 3-point goals-PEY 7 (Gentile 2, Weiler 1,...

  • Likely home finale for Palmer's Jenn Urbaniak is fitting

    If Tuesday night was Jenn Urbaniak's last home game at Palmer, she sure went out in style. The 6-foot senior scored 26 points in essentially three quarters of action in a 70-45 romp over Rangeview in the first round of the girls' 5A state tournament. "I think we're playing our best basketball of the season right now, and our last few games...

  • Predators beat Avalanche, pad NHL's best home record

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville...

  • Air Force has a chance to avenge season's 'worst game' as Nevada visits

    Air Force hit rock bottom in Reno. It was on Nevada's floor that the Falcons first played without injured senior Kamryn Williams, who was lost three days earlier to a torn Achilles tendon, and watched a struggling Wolf Pack squad dominate. Air Force shot 27 percent in the first half, was outrebounded 38-25 and Nevada's 18-point victory was...

  • Klee: Recess or recruiting? College football and sixth-grade quarterbacks

    DENVER — I interviewed a sixth-grader over the phone. So there's that. He's a big-time kid, Daron Bryden. He even paused the Xbox while we discussed his favorite football teams ("I like to watch spread offenses, like Oregon") and player ("Ben Roethlisberger"). Daron is 12. He's princely with his manners. I expect he says thanks when the sun...

  • Mike Burkett takes aim at win No. 300 with St. Mary's

    After his fourth season at St. Mary's, girls' basketball coach Mike Burkett was done. A couple of assistants told Burkett they weren't coming back. So he figured he probably wouldn't either. He'd thought about all the work he would have to put in yet again before the next season rolled around and thought about all the work he would have to...

  • Ramsey: Nuggets should take caring lessons from Tom Brady

    DENVER - A long time ago, before Tom Brady became Tom Brady, he was standing in a long line with his parents at Angelo's, a mega-popular restaurant in Ann Arbor, Mich. Workers at Angelo's made sure the best Michigan athletes didn't wait in line. Those workers walked right past Brady, who never quite became a star for the Wolverines. The snub...

  • Peak Performer of the week, Sam Turner, Discovery Canyon wrestling

    For Sam Turner, the final night of the state wrestling tournament felt all too familiar. The only thing that really changed was the weight class on the championship medal he received. The Discovery Canyon junior capped a dominating season in the 4A 132-pound weight class to earn his second straight state title. His first came last season in...

  • Impressive single-season turnaround for Cañon City

    A season ago Cañon City finished 12-13 and got bounced in the second round of the playoffs. This season has been a bit different. On Sunday, the Tigers were dubbed the overall No. 1 seed in the Class 4A girls' basketball playoffs, not much of a surprise either. Also not a surprise, Rampart was named the highest seed from the Pikes Peak...

  • 4A PPAC co-champs go separate ways in playoff brackets

    Sand Creek won the 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference on a tiebreaker. Air Academy was second. So when Sunday's 4A boys' basketball brackets came out it made perfect sense that the Kadets should be seeded above the Scorpions, right? Yeah, Sand Creek coach Mark Bowers didn't think so either. In 5A, Rampart dropped its final regular-season...

  • Class 2A Black Forest boys' basketball district bracket

    Ellicott is the top seed in the 2A Black Forest district tournament. The Thunderhawks will have a bye in the first round before taking to the court in the semifinals. The semifinals and finals will be in the City Auditorium on Friday and Saturday.

  • Class 2A Black Forest girls' basketball district bracket

    No surprise that the Peyton girls' basketball team is the top seed in the 2A Black Forest district tournament. The Panthers will have a bye in the first round. The semifinals and finals will be in the City Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, giving plenty of people a chance to see the top 2A team in the state.

  • Class 3A Tri-Peaks girls' basketball district bracket

    The 3A Tri-Peaks League girls' basketball tournament continues the rest of the week. On Monday, the district brackets were posted. St. Mary's is the top seed in the tournament.

  • Class 3A Tri-Peaks boys' basketball district bracket

    The 3A Tri-Peaks League boys' basketball tournament continues the rest of the week. On Monday, the district brackets were posted. St. Mary's is the top seed in the tournament.

  • Air Force still in hunt for men's basketball bye as season winds down

    Air Force still in hunt for bye as season winds down With three games to play - including two at home this week - Air Force still has multiple scenarios in which it could earn the No. 6 seed and a bye in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament. Each plausible scenario begins with the Falcons (12-14, 5-10) going 3-0 over this final...

  • 2015 Colorado high school wrestling tournament results

        High school state championship at Pepsi Center (Late Saturday) CLASS 5A Team Scores — 1. Arvada West 163.5, 2. Pomona 153.5, 3. Grand Junction 113.0, 4. Pine Creek 87.5, 5. Rocky Mountain 71.0, 12. Coronado 44.5, 26. Doherty 17.0, 32. Liberty 13.0, 43. Palmer 4.0 Championship Matches 170 lbs—D. Trueblood, Pomona, dec....