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Game of the Week: D20 rivals Liberty, Rampart open season

Wed, Aug 24, 2016 - 8:44 PM

Rampart wanted to get its season started early in order to make it pay off late. The situation was no different for Liberty. As a...

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Liberty's Allison Mann finds breath of fresh air in cross country

Fri, Aug 26, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Allison Mann, fighting the effects of anemia and hypothyroidism, could barely finish a 5-kilometer race 18 months ago. On Friday, she ran one better than...

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016 - 5:47 AM

Football season is finally upon us. All of the two-a-days and early morning wake-up calls for weightlifting have led us to the official start of the 2016...

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The Gazette Boys' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer of the Year: Caleb Hicks, Air Academy

The Gazette Boys' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer of the Year: Caleb Hicks, Air Academy

Wed, Jul 27, 2016 - 11:50 AM

By March, doubt was creeping into the mind of Caleb Hicks.

In his senior year swimming for Air Academy, Hicks was struggling to make sense of a frustrating season. He couldn't win races in his primary events and was unable to clock his normal times.

"I had won races at dual meets but I hadn't won a single race at any invite," Hicks said. "I didn't know if my training was off or something was wrong."

He took two weeks off in the spring, stopped swimming and focused on rest.

Just over a month later, Hicks won the Class 4A 100-yard butterfly title, breaking his state record and earning All-American honors with a time of 49.19 seconds.

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