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  • Saturday's roundup: No. 4 seed Lewis-Palmer boys knock off No. 1 Denver South

    BOYS' BASKETBALL No. 4 Lewis-Palmer 58, No. 1 Denver South 48 At Denver South: Lewis-Palmer coach Bill Benton said there was no motivational speech before his team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in this year's Class 4A state tournament. He said his team knew what it'd take to move on. Joe Decoud scored 18 and Jonathan Scott added...

  • Fontaine, Dubnyk help Wild to win over Avalanche

    DENVER — Justin Fontaine broke a second-period tie, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Erik Haula and Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild, who improved to 4-0 against Colorado this season. They have outscored the Avalanche 12-1. Dubnyk started his...

  • Air Force basketball notes: Hayden Graham's double-double feet a rare one

    Graham's double-double feat a rare one By scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, Hayden Graham notched his second consecutive double-double for Air Force. It had been 14 years since a Falcons player had done that in two straight games, dating back to Tom Bellairs against Texas-Pan American and Wyoming during the 2000-01 season. "I'm...

  • CSCS avenges lone loss of season vs. St. Mary's, and how

    Pueblo - Apparently Colorado Springs Christian School didn't take that loss to St. Mary's earlier this season lightly. CSCS, the No. 2 seed in the 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament, went out and pounded the only team to beat the Lions this season, defeating St. Mary's 63-42 on Saturday in the 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament final. All facets of...

  • CC hockey notes: Signee Christiano Versich is Mr. Hockey Minnesota finalist

    CC signee is Mr. Hockey Minnesota finalist Forward Christiano Versich of the St. Thomas Academy is one of 10 finalists for the 31st annual Mr. Hockey Minnesota high school award, the Minnesota Wild announced Thursday. The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder signed with Colorado College recently. He is scheduled to join the Tigers prior to the 2016-17...

  • Freshman Conner Proctor helps Sand Creek girls hold off Mead

    In terms of a coming-out party, Sand Creek freshman Conner Proctor picked a heck of a time to have hers. The host Scorpions entered the second quarter of Saturday's round of 16 game against Mead leading 13-11. That's when Proctor came off the bench and posted 11 points on the Mavericks - nine of them coming from 3-point range - to pad that lead...

  • Live coverage: High school basketball playoffs

    High school playoffs are underway and The Gazette is bringing you the action. We also would like your help. If you're tweeting at a game, use the hashtag #gazettepreps at share your update with other readers via the Twitter feed in this article. Below you will also find links for updated basketball brackets. Only one team beat Colorado...

  • Friday's prep roundup: Falcon rallies in 4th to upset Vista PEAK and advance in boys' playoffs

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Falcon 65, Vista PEAK 57 At Sierra: Falcon (14-10) has made a habit of upsetting teams ahead of the Falcons this season. And they continued that trend Friday night. No. 6 Falcon knocked off No. 3 Vista PEAK (18-6), scoring 26 points in the...

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

    No. 10 The MLS season begins Friday with the Rapids visiting Philadelphia on Saturday No. 9 The Harlem Globetrotters hit The Broadmoor World Arena on Friday No. 8 The Rockies open the exhibition season vs. the Diamondback on Wednesday No. 7 The Nuggets host Milwaukee Tuesday and Houston Saturday around visits to Minnesota Wednesday and...

  • Fate has often been unkind to this group of Air Force seniors

    eLovell Earls looked back on his playing career at Air Force and knew it was best summed up with one word. Disappointing. "I just feel like I have a lot more to give and my leg isn't letting me give it," said the senior forward who will play at home for the final time Saturday. "From that viewpoint it's disappointing." Earls might as well...

  • Budge's performance lifts Rampart

    When things started to go against her team, Cassidy Budge stepped up with perhaps the best performance of her high school career. Budge had a game-high 29 points and added nine rebounds, and No.2-seed Rampart beat No. 7 Horizon 71-49 on Friday night to advance to the round of 16 in the Class 5A state playoffs. The senior scored 21 points in...

  • Marble holds Tigers in it until very end against Western Michigan

    A career-high 50-save performance by Colorado College goalie Tyler Marble wasn't enough to secure a win despite a strong start for the Tigers. The 50 stops helped the last-place Tigers (5-23-2, 1-18-2) hold on to force a post-overtime shootout which visiting Western Michigan won 1-0 after the two National Collegiate Hockey Conference skated...

  • Sierra wins tight game to advance in 4A boys' hoops playoffs

    During its 18-game winning streak to end the regular season, Sierra rarely had to break much of a sweat in the fourth quarter. On Friday, the Stallions found something new in a grind-it-out, 47-41 home victory over Silver Creek in a Class 4A boys' first-round playoff game. "Heart, really just heart," said Sierra senior Ke'andre Lewis, who...

  • Favors has 21 points, 10 rebounds for Jazz

    DENVER — Derrick Favors had 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Trey Burke came off the bench to score 19 points and the Utah Jazz beat the struggling Denver Nuggets 104-82 on Friday night. Gordon Hayward added 15 points and Rudy Gobert had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Jazz. Utah has won five of its last seven. Will Barton had...

  • Avalanche rally, beat Stars in shootout

    DALLAS — Ryan O'Reilly scored on the first shot of a shootout, and it was enough for the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night. Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Stars shots in the shootout after O'Reilly lifted the puck over Dallas' Kari Lehtonen and in off the crossbar. The teams began the night tied...

  • Wacky goal puts Air Academy into state quarterfinals

    In three decades of playing or coaching hockey, Air Academy coach Ty Hennes hadn't seen a goal quite like Friday's game-winner. He and goal-scorer Sam Thrutchley will take it all the same. Thrutchley scored his second goal of the third period and Air Academy rallied to beat Aspen at Sertich Ice Center 4-3 in the first round of the state...

  • Canisius too much for Air Force on Friday night

    Air Force will begin the Atlantic Hockey Conference playoffs a week earlier than it would prefer. Cody Freeman scored twice, and Tyler Wiseman had a goal and an assist to lead Canisius to a 4-1 win over the Falcons at Cadet Ice Arena on Friday night. The loss stamped out any hopes Air Force had of earning a week off and a bye into the...

  • Colorado College hockey notes: Final home game always arrives early for seniors

    The Colorado College seniors headed into their final home game Friday amazed at how soon their time with the team elapsed. "It's cliché but it really does come up on you quickly," senior defenseman Aaron Harstad said. "Every senior says the four years go so fast and they do." A five-minute video and music tribute recognizing the six...

  • Rockies' Nolan Arenado confident he can become a star

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nolan Arenado won't turn 24 until April and he has already collected plenty of accolades, including two Gold Gloves. The Colorado Rockies third baseman thinks he can become a star. Many agree, including his manager. But there was a Hall of Famer this week who wanted to make sure Arenado stayed grounded. "I saw Dave...

  • 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...

  • Klee: Former Ivy League coach Dunn has many stories to tell Stallions

    They know they are fortunate. They know his history, that he once coached Chauncey Billups at CU, that he has coached from Air Force to the Ivy League, that he has basketball stories to fill a book - a series of books, even. They know a lot about Terry Dunn, but for now the 19 boys packed into a classroom at Sierra High School just know that...

  • Colorado College hockey team struggles crossing the fine line between winning and losing

    The Colorado College hockey team enters its final home series of the season with one of the worst win-loss records in program history. The Tigers (5-23-1) have at least six more games to play, including a best-of-three National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoff series. This season's .190 winning percentage is fifth-worst all-time for CC...

  • 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.

  • Tigers look to overcome injuries, good Western Michigan squad in final home series

    A challenging season gets more difficult as an injury-depleted Colorado College hockey team readies itself for another tough National Collegiate Hockey Conference foe and prepares for the playoffs. The last-place Tigers (5-23-1, 1-18-1 NCHC) are down to nine healthy forwards with a 10th, sophomore Sam Rothstein, as a game-time decision when...

  • Air Force seniors can make another mark on program history with strong finish

    The Air Force seniors have a chance to add to their legacy during what (they hope) will be their final home hockey games this weekend. The injury-depleted Falcons, led by a strong senior class, must elevate their game. They may need to sweep second-place Canisius to move up from a tie for sixth place to fifth place. Such a move up the...

  • MLB's oldest player can't relate to today's youth

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins was drafted in 1991, Colorado Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado was two months old. Right-hander Eddie Butler was also still in diapers. "It's crazy," Butler said. "The guy's got a career that's lasted my life span." Now 42 and the oldest player in the majors, Hawkins is...

  • 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...

  • Judge rules for NFL star Adrian Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

    A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. Doty overruled NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson's previous denial of Peterson's appeal. The league suspended Peterson...

  • Ramsey blog: BYU went independent, became irrelevant

    BYU considers itself the western equivalent of Notre Dame. Unfortunately for BYU, nobody else considers the school the western equivalent of Notre Dame. When the Cougars declared independence from the Mountain West, they didn't realize they were also making another declaration: It was their declaration of irrevelevance. Now, the Cougars...

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