Sports: Gazette Preps

Increasing numbers has Doherty wrestling surging headed into CS Metros

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Maverick Keigher stood huffing and puffing on the side of the mat. He'd just rolled through five or six teammates, taking all of them down to the mat in...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Hunter Maldonado sets Vista Ridge school record with 40 points

By: Kevin Carmody - 9 hr ago

Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Vista Ridge 66, Palmer Ridge 38 At Vista...

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Sierra girls' basketball backcourt tandem a successful mixture

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 - 9:17 PM

At last year's end-of-season banquet for Sierra's girls' basketball team, eighth-grader D'Nae Wilson got up to speak. "Now I can actually be on the court...

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The Gazette Preps Peak Performer of the Week: KJ Kearns, Coronado wrestling

Mon, Jan 16, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The best wrestlers not only put in more gym time to be the strongest physically, but they also gain a psychological advantage over their opponents.

Coronado's KJ Kearns has shown that he has the skills to be one of the best wrestlers in the state at 138 pounds, and he's doing it with a style that is leaving both opponents and practice partners scratching their heads.

Kearns won his weight class at the Arvada West Invitational, one of the toughest regular-season meets of the season.

"I would describe my style as 'funky,'" Kearns said. "I can pull a move out of nowhere and make it work for me, even if it's something that nobody else would try. I wrestled my style and didn't let my opponents do what they wanted.

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Initial girls' basketball RPI rankings has area team listed No. 1
Initial girls' basketball RPI rankings has area team listed No. 1

By: Scott Kaniewski - 9 hr ago

The inaugural girls' basketball RPI rankings were released Wednesday. Here's a look at all five classifications. RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP...

Initial RPI rankings for boys' basketball released with plenty area teams in playoff position
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By: Scott Kaniewski - 9 hr ago

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Undefeated Manitou Springs, Peyton boys' basketball battle among games to watch this week
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By: Scott Kaniewski - 11 hr ago

While we're in the thick of league play, this week we look at a couple of nonconference matchups and a cross-classification game. Naturally, a couple...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Discovery Canyon routs Lewis-Palmer in wrestling

By: Brent W. New - Tue, Jan 17, 2017

WRESTLING Discovery Canyon 58, Lewis-Palmer 21 At Discovery Canyon: Jared Turner (138) and Patrick Allis (106) both had pins in the first period as...

Doherty boys win a wild, OT struggle over Rampart
Doherty boys win a wild, OT struggle over Rampart

By: - Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The madness Doherty and Rampart offered up Tuesday night could not be settled in a mere 32 minutes of action. The 5A powers took turns throwing...

Lewis-Palmer's Michaela Putnicki is volleyball Gatorade Colorado Player of Year
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By: Scott Kaniewski - Tue, Jan 17, 2017

For the second time in three seasons, Lewis-Palmer has a Gatorade Colorado Volleyball Player of the Year. Michaela Putnicki was named this season's...

Monday's prep roundup: F-FC boys' basketball rally falls short at Columbine

By: Kevin Carmody - Mon, Jan 16, 2017

BOYS' BASKETBALL Columbine 56, Fountain-Fort Carson 50 At Littleton: One dreadful quarter was all it took to send Fountain-Fort Carson (3-9) to its...