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  • Air Force freshman Kyle Mackey will play in front of parents this weekend

    Air Force's weekend road series at Canisius is a homecoming for freshman defenseman Kyle Mackey, whose parents will see him play college hockey for the first time live. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder is from Derby, N.Y., about 20 minutes from Buffalo, where Canisius, winless in its past seven games (0-3-4), is located. His parents helped organize...

  • Girls' swimming preview: Team-by-team capsules

    A team-by-team look at area girls' swimming and diving squads. Class 5A Coronado Coach: Katie Baker (fifth season) Key swimmers: Sarah Stafford, sr.; Katie Jacobs, sr.; Emily Randono, sr.; Katie Field, jr. Season outlook: It could be argued that the leap from Class 4A to 5A isn't as rough as it seems, as quality teams lurk on both sides...

  • All-league teams from fall sports

    Cross country Boys' all-league 5A CSML First team Zachary Alhamra, Pine Creek Ben Dingman, Rampart Adam Egger, Coronado Dylan Day, Fountain-Fort Carson Connor McCabe, Rampart Colton James-Wells, Doherty Nic Vai, Coronado Second team Michel Swanson, Coronado Jack Quinn, Liberty Dominic Walker, Palmer Chase Mott,...

  • McManus out as Broncos find new placekicker

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn't kicked in an NFL game since 2012. Barth, 28, won a competition with 38-year-old Jay Feely at the Broncos complex in suburban Denver on Tuesday. The Broncos were in the market for a new kicker after McManus...

  • Klee: CU runs past Air Force - but not away from playing Front Range teams

    BOULDER — The sunset over the Flatirons sprayed a spectacular purple over Colorado's campus. The show was worth watching; it usually is. On the basketball rosters at Air Force and CU, 11 players have seen Colorado's sunsets for some, if not all, of their lives. Eleven players from one state, in one game, is unusual, particularly since our...

  • Nuggets, Lawson outrun the Bulls

    DENVER - Ty Lawson scored 20 points, including a key jumper in the waning seconds, and the Nuggets beat the Bulls 114-109 on Tuesday for their fifth straight win. Arron Afflalo added 19 points and Danilo Gallinari had 15 for the Nuggets, who defeated the Bulls for the eighth straight time in Denver. Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was limited...

  • Air Force freshmen help make loss at Colorado a respectable one

    BOULDER - Air Force was hemorrhaging points and in need of someone to emerge with a plan to stop the bleeding. What coach Dave Pilipovich learned about his team in this 68-53 loss to Colorado was that it was the freshman class that found the cure to the issues. The Falcons, up 10-6 early after forcing five turnovers, saw the Buffaloes score...

  • The bigger the football game, the better the performance for Pine Creek

    Want to see Pine Creek win a game by a wide margin? Tell the Eagles the team they are playing is going to be a challenge. Time and again this season (and don't forget last season's state title game), the Eagles demolished opponents that were supposed to provide stiff opposition. The top-ranked Eagles will play No. 7 Longmont in the Class 4A...

  • Prep hockey preview: Team-by-team capsules

    A team-by-team look at hockey programs in the Pikes Peak region. Air Academy Coach: Ty Hennes (1st season) Last season: 6-11-2 Key players: Travis Work, sr.; Alec Ortiz, sr.; Jared Kane, sr.; Sam Thrutchley, sr.; Jonathan Valtin, sr. Outlook: The energy and excitement of the players have Hennes and his assistant coaches pleased. The...

  • Cheyenne Mountain turns to alternative hockey practice method

    No breakout drills. No dump and chase. No scrimmage. No length of the ice rushes. But on the flip side, no standing around watching others skate. No sitting on the bench. No skating against players of lower skill sets. Cheyenne Mountain's hockey practices have a determinedly different feel to them this season. "It's been a huge change from...

  • Ramsey: Four reasons why Air Force can conquer CSU

    The Falcons believe, despite a mountain of contradictory evidence, they can defeat Colorado State. Yes, the Rams just dropped 58 points on New Mexico. And, yes, these Rams have won 10 of 11. Air Force players fail to care. They cling to a steely belief in their ability to bend reality. I don't share their faith, but the Falcons have been...

  • Long time coming: US pair gets 1964 bronze medal

    After 50 years, the IOC finally has figured out the pairs figure skating at the 1964 Games. The International Olympic Committee has corrected the standings of the competition to show the American sibling team of Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph as the bronze medalists. In addition, two silver medals have been listed for the event by the IOC....

  • Defending 4A champion Pine Creek advances to title game

    Pine Creek defeated Falcon 34-14 Saturday in the Class 4A semifinals, giving the Eagles a chance at a repeat title in high school school. Tommy Lazzaro scored three touchdowns for visiting Pine Creek, which is the No. 1 seed in 4A and will head to next Saturday's championship game with a 13-0 record. Pine Creek will face Longmont, a 21-14...

  • Klee: Colorado Springs central to Buffs basketball revival

    BOULDER — Wesley Gordon is telling a story. This is unusual, since Big Wes is not a storyteller. He's a listener, a watcher, and the Buffs are trying to break him of that. His story is about a rapper from Colorado Springs, naturally, since CU basketball right now is all about Colorado Springs. As Gordon is telling his story, Josh Scott,...

  • This week's Peak Performer: Pine Creek quarterback Tommy Lazzaro

    Pine Creek has been the king of the football hill in Colorado Springs for the better part of a decade. Coach Todd Miller has built a powerhouse program on Thunder Mountain Avenue, and the 2014 version may be his finest work yet. The Eagles (13-0) rolled rival Falcon 34-14 last weekend to advance to the 4A state championship game for the third...

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