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Not yet at the finish line: Memories of the Boston Marathon live on for Colorado Springs-area runners

News: Local News Updated: 21 hr ago

The Boston Marathon memories that replay in Kerri Coady's mind never actually took place. Stopping to stretch when her muscles cramped, popping into a porta potty along the course, perhaps slowing to walk for a bit. - She did none of those things, but if she had, Coady could have crossed the...

Oral history: Area runners recall moments after Boston Marathon tragedy

Sports Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

It was at 2:49 p.m. EDT when two homemade bombs - separated by 14 seconds - killed three people and injured more than 250 others near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Several dozen area runners participated in that event, and they recall the confusing, chaotic moments immediately after...

Ramsey: Colorado College should take lead from Union hockey and aim high

Sports: David Ramsey Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

As Union College hockey players prepare to skate into their home arena, they huddle under a large sign, and coach Rick Bennett makes sure they examine the word above them. "Believe," the sign demands. "You have to have that," Bennett said from his office in Schenectady, N.Y. "I know it's just...

Klee: Charlie Blackmon in the cockpit for Colorado Rockies

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Folding the laundry in his locker, cleaned fresh after a seven-game road trip, the center fielder for the Rockies ranks his career aspirations. ...

Double whammy: Rockies lose to Phils 10-9 and Cargo leaves with knee pain

Sports Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Rally falls short in Rockies 10-9 loss to Phillies AP Photo CODZ120, CODZ116, CODZ101 Eds: Phillies 10, Rockies 9. With AP Photos. By DENNIS GEORGATOS Associated Press DENVER (AP) - Forced to leave Sunday's game early because of pain in his left knee, Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez...

Sky Sox top New Orleans 2-0 behind Christian Friedrich's strong seven innings

Sports Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Led by a great starting performance by lefty Christian Friedrich and just enough offense, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (7-9) won the second of a four-game set in New Orleans, 2-0. Friedrich (1-2), who was perfect through five and hitless through six Sunday, got two ground-ball double plays to...

Former Colorado College player Nate Prosser living a Minnesotan's dream playing for Wild

Sports: David Ramsey Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Nate Prosser, a former Colorado College defensive star, spent many nights driving 45 minutes from his family home in Elk River, Minn. ...

Rapids, Earthquakes play to scoreless tie

Sports Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Alan Gordon hit the crossbar in the opening minute for San Jose and that was as close as the Earthquakes and the Colorado Rapids got ...

Spectator from Colorado Springs recalls frantic, frightening experience in Boston Marathon

Sports Updated: 21 hr ago

Those are bombs, an authoritative voice shouted. And for perhaps the first time in human...

Area runners eager to race in support of Boston

News: Local News Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Mike Marty affectionately gazed back at the Boston Marathon finish line, thoroughly smitten. ...

Capsules of 10 runners from the Colorado Springs area who finished the 2013 Boston Marathon

Sports Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

The Gazette spoke with 10 runners from Colorado Springs who finished the 2013 Boston Marathon before the bombs turned the festive day tragic.

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  • Prep schedule for week of April 21-25

    The Pikes Peak region high school sports schedule for the upcoming week.

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

  • Colorado Springs blanked on just two hits

    A day after scoring 10 runs amid a number of big offensive outings, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox were blanked 3-0 on two hits by the host New Orleans Zephyrs on Saturday. Jason Pridie and Angelys Nina had the Sky Sox hits. Yohan Flande took the loss, allowing three runs including a two-run homer by Josh Rodriguez in the third. Bryan Evans...

  • Landeskog leads Avs to win over Wild

    DENVER — Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead. The Wild were unable to contain the quickness of teenager Nathan MacKinnon, who had a goal and three assists. Stastny, the star of Game 1, also had a...

  • Lyles' pitching, reversed call key Rockies' win

    DENVER — Initially inserted into the Colorado Rockies' rotation as a stop-gap injury replacement, Jordan Lyles has rapidly become a fixture. Lyles pitched effectively into the eighth inning for his third straight win, Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer, and the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 Saturday night. "He's really given...

  • Track and field: Fountain-Fort Carson's O'Quinn flashes speed by qualifying for 100, 200 in 1st try

    Sitting on the infield in her orange-rimmed sunglasses, with her head nestled against her propped-up knees, Rajon O'Quinn certainly wasn't giving off the impression that she had just pulled off one of the best performances in the recent memory of the Fountain-Fort Carson track program. "It's good, but I have bigger goals for me and the team,"...

  • NCHC weighing playoff changes

    A strong debut season does not mean the National Collegiate Hockey Conference will not consider some changes, including to its postseason. Commissioner Josh Fenton said the eight member school representatives asked the Colorado Springs-based league office staff to develop new playoff formats and present them for a possible vote at the league...

  • Baseball: Lewis-Palmer in command of PPAC behind Tillotson's mound effort

    In the fight for the 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference baseball title, round 1 went to Lewis-Palmer. The Rangers edged rival Palmer Ridge 2-1 at home Saturday afternoon to take a two-game lead over the Bears in the conference. The two best 4A teams in the city, and two of the best in the state, went toe-to-toe for seven innings, with a...

  • The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

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  • Friday's high school box scores

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  • Indians hang with state's best

    Buried into her cellphone, Cheyenne Mountain junior Kylee Sullivan stood in her own world after Friday's round at the Eisenhower Golf Club. There was no secret as to why. Prom night at Cheyenne Mountain High School is only one week away. Before that, however, the Indians and their best golfer were nothing but focused on the sun-splashed...

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