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Area high school basketball referee association looking to boost numbers

Mon, Feb 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Jeff Lindsey blew his whistle. Palmer's Reggie Jackson - yes, he now of the Detroit Pistons - had been fouled. Lindsey immediately let everyone on the...

Saturday's prep roundup: St. Mary's boys' basketball advances to district tournament
Saturday's prep roundup: St. Mary's boys' basketball advances to district tournament

By: Katie OKeefe - Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL St. Mary's 57, James Irwin 50 At James Irwin:...

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Liberty, Pine Creek girls' programs enjoy stress-free seasons, turn page on past turmoil

Mon, Feb 20, 2017 - 9:35 PM

At this time last year, the girls' basketball programs at Liberty and Pine Creek were 5A playoff bound, but with dark clouds overhead. Both had interim...

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Gazette's Prep Peak Performer of the Week: Peter Isais, Pine Creek wrestling

Mon, Feb 20, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Wrestling is in Peter Isais' blood. It's a family tradition, and he has certainly made his family proud.

The Pine Creek senior defeated Cheyenne Mountain's Zac Baker by a 13-6 decision to win the 160-pound 4A state championship. It was his second straight state title - he also won the 5A crown at the same weight class last season.

"It's an amazing feeling to know that all your hard work and effort that you put in - in the weight room and wrestling room - paid off," Isais said. "The beauty of wrestling is that it's an individual sport, so when you go out there, it's all on you. After winning one title, your name is out there, and you have a target on your back."

The target on his back didn't matter at his final state

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Six area teams get byes in 4A-5A boys' basketball state playoffs
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By: Brent W. New - 12 hr ago

If there's such a thing as heading into the postseason with momentum, no boys' basketball team has much more of it than Lewis-Palmer or Doherty. The...

To bye or not to bye? Area girls' hoop coaches seem to prefer rest, time to prepare
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By: David Ramsey - Sun, Feb 19, 2017

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Girls' basketball 3A district tournament brackets

By: Scott Kaniewski - Sun, Feb 19, 2017

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By: Scott Kaniewski - Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Here's a look at the boys' basketball 3A district tournament brackets.

Colorado College coach Mike Haviland ready for state prep hockey playoffs
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By: Joe Paisley - Sun, Feb 19, 2017

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High school basketball boys' and girls' brackets

By: Scott Kaniewski - Sun, Feb 19, 2017

High school basketball and hockey playoffs begin this week. Playoff brackets were released Sunday for boys' and girls' hoops and for hockey.