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As cross country guard changes, Air Academy's Cal Banta tops Cheyenne's Thomas Chaston

Updated: 3 hr ago

The back tire of a pace bike: A nice-new vantage point for this year's top area distance runners.

Air Academy junior...

Kadets top Rampart in overtime to remain unbeaten in boys' soccer

Updated: 5 hr ago

Sometimes a win is not enough. Judging by their somber faces and slumped shoulders, you'd think that the Air Academy boys'...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge qualifies four for state boys' golf

Updated: Tue, Sep 19, 2017


4A Region 3

At Boomerang Golf Course: Palmer Ridge took second at the Greeley regional and...

Monday's prep roundup: Discovery Canyon claims third straight boys' golf regional title

Updated: Mon, Sep 18, 2017


4A Region 1

At Elmwood GC, Pueblo: Led by a sizzling, 5-under-par 65 from senior and defending 4A...

Friday’s prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain field hockey knocks off reigning champs

Updated: Sat, Sep 16, 2017


Cheyenne Mountain 2, Kent Denver 1

At Cheyenne Mountain: Samm White scored on a tip-in with...

Thursday's prep roundup: Harrison rallies to football win

Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017


Liberty 6,  Smoky Hill 0

At Stutler Bowl Stadium: Tina Bomberg...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Discovery Canyon picks up wins in softball, boys' soccer

Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017


Lewis-Palmer 15, Sand Creek 4

At Sand Creek: The Rangers (6-9, 1-2)...

Thursday's prep roundup: Doherty rallies to beat Liberty in softball

Updated: Wed, Sep 13, 2017


Doherty 18, Liberty 10

At Liberty: Angelina Locriccio continued her torrid streak from the plate with...

Air Academy's Horn quiets Thunder bats

Updated: Mon, Sep 11, 2017

If the celebration was any indication, the Air Academy High School softball team’s 3-1 win over Discovery Canyon was a big...

Saturday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge XC takes 2nd at St. Vrain Invite

Updated: Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Five area runners cracked the top-10 at the St. Vrain Invitational Cross Country Invitational at Lyon, Saturday. Ryan Moen...

Friday's prep roundup: Pine Creek football shuts out Windsor

Updated: Sat, Sep 9, 2017

A round up of preps football, field hockey, softball, boys' soccer, boys' tennis and area tournaments 

Wednesday's Gazette Preps roundup: Liberty hires baseball coach

Updated: Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Liberty hires baseball coach

Austin Watson has been hired as the new baseball coach at Liberty.


Tuesday's prep roundup: Air Academy blanks Evergreen in boys' soccer to avenge upset home playoff loss

Updated: Tue, Sep 5, 2017


Air Academy 2, Evergreen 0

At Evergreen: According to the rankings, this is the way last year's...

Friday's prep roundup: Doherty football team beats Rangeview 83-55

Updated: Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Doherty 83, Rangeview 55

At Garry Berry: Julian Cooks rushed for five touchdowns, Logan Sifert threw...

Gazette Preps girls' cross country capsules

Updated: Fri, Sep 1, 2017



Coach: Grant Stoughton

Key returners: Taylor Dutton, sr.; Faith Roth, jr.; Chloe Cassens,...

Thursday's prep roundup: Doherty ties Denver South in boys' soccer

Updated: Thu, Aug 31, 2017


Doherty 1, Denver South 1 (2OT)

At Garry Berry: The Spartans (1-1-1) and the Rebels played two...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Rampart, Woodland Park earn individual, team golf triumphs

Updated: Tue, Aug 29, 2017


Terror Invitational

At Patty Jewett GC: Cameron Como recorded six birdies en route to a 1-under-par...

Prep notebook: Peyton football off to promising start

Updated: Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Peyton dominates Trinidad in home opener

Coming off a trip to the state quarterfinals a year ago, Peyton coach...

Gazette Preps boys' cross country capsules

Updated: Mon, Aug 28, 2017



Coach: Grant Stoughton

Key returners: Ben Swanson, jr.; Conor Strizich, sr.; Andrew Burton,...

With commitment, next crop of Colorado Springs-area cross country seniors ready to shine

Updated: Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Maybe it's the urgency. Or perhaps when it matters the most, everything just comes together.

There's nothing quite...

High school softball team capsules

Updated: Sun, Aug 20, 2017

5A Colorado Springs Metro


Coach: Mike Berkey (first season)

Last season: (6-13, 3-9...

PPAC all-star games rounds out high school soccer season

Updated: Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Cheyenne Mountain girls' soccer coach Tomas Martinez began the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference All-Star games last season in...

The Gazette Girls' Track and Field Peak Performer: Maria Mettler, Air Academy

Updated: Sun, Jun 11, 2017

The Air Academy girls' track and field team was an underdog heading into the 4A state meet.

Niwot's team had six...

The Gazette 2017 Boys' Track and Field All-Area teams

Updated: Sun, Jun 11, 2017

First team

100 meters: Donovan Williams, Fountain-Fort Carson, sr.-Posted state's fastest time in 10.61 at Mullen...

The Gazette Girls' Track and Field Coach of the Year: Chuck Schwartz, Air Academy

Published: Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Coach Chuck Schwartz knew his Air Academy girls' track and field team had the potential to be something special.


The Gazette 2017 Girls' Track and Field All-Area teams

Updated: Sat, Jun 10, 2017

First team

100 meters: Gabbi Chapa, Doherty, sr.-Posted area's best time of 12.23 at 5A state meet.


The Gazette 2017 Baseball All-Area teams

Published: Sat, Jun 10, 2017


Micah Bregard

Air Academy, jr.

Opponents hit .151 against him as he went 6-1 with a 2.04...

The Gazette 2017 Girls' Lacrosse All-Area teams

Updated: Tue, Jun 6, 2017

First team

Attack: Reagan Brenenstuhl, Air Academy, so.-Scored 45 goals and dished out 11 assists.


The Gazette Girls' Lacrosse Coach of the Year: Kali Maxwell, Air Academy

Updated: Tue, Jun 6, 2017

Air Academy women's lacrosse coach Kali Maxwell never expected to become a head coach this early in her life. She is just...

The Gazette 2017 Boys' Lacrosse All-Area teams

Updated: Tue, Jun 6, 2017

First team

Attack: Jack Egan, Cheyenne Mountain, jr.-Scored 39 goals and dished out 33 assists.

Attack: Andrew...

The Gazette 2017 Boys' Swimming and Diving All-Area teams

Updated: Mon, Jun 5, 2017

First team

Griffin Ayotte, Air Academy, so.-Finished fourth in 4A 200 free, third in 100 free.

Noah Bettner,...

The Gazette 2017 Girls' Golf All-Area teams

Updated: Mon, Jun 5, 2017

First team

Elly Carlson

Pine Creek, sr.

Won 4A Region 1 with a 71, tied for 8th at 4A state.


Longtime coach Bob Wingett named boys' basketball coach at Evangelical Christian Academy

Updated: Wed, May 31, 2017

Longtime coach Bob Wingett couldn't ignore what seemed inevitable: his return to the front of the bench.

After a...

Relaxed Air Academy continues state baseball run

Updated: Thu, May 25, 2017

Air Academy baseball players like to say the team is a loose bunch.
The Kadets showed that Tuesday with consecutive...

Palmer Ridge, Pine Creek girls shoot school-best golf finishes

Updated: Wed, May 24, 2017

ERIE - Palmer Ridge's Kellsey Sample and Pine Creek's Elly Carlson sealed a career and legacy with one last rattle of the...

Air Academy baseball wins twice to stay alive in Class 4A state tournament

Updated: Tue, May 23, 2017

DENVER - No. 5 Air Academy defeated No. 8 Golden on Tuesday morning and then knocked out No. 7 Silver Creek in the Class 4A...

Gazette Peak Performer of the Week: Maria Mettler, Air Academy track

Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

In her future years as a cadet at the Air Force Academy, Maria Mettler inevitably will find herself faced with adversity and...

Palmer Ridge's Kellsey Sample recovers to sit seventh in 4A state girls' golf

Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

ERIE - Palmer Ridge senior Kellsey Sample left the Colorado National Golf Club in swift fashion Monday, frantically grabbing...

Air Academy drops playoff opener, will play Tuesday

Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

LAKEWOOD * Air Academy batters didn’t stick to what made them successful throughout the season and it cost them a chance to...

Long distance boys' trio leave their mark at state, head to Big 12 schools

Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

LAKEWOOD - The Classical Academy's Tanner Norman, Palmer Ridge's Jeremy Meadows and Air Academy's Ethan Powell left the...

Cheyenne Mountain's Michaela Moore brings home 4x100 relay gold

Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

LAKEWOOD - Cheyenne Mountain sprinter Michaela Moore went from a sinking feeling to the highest spot on the state...

Air Academy senior runs down Harrison freshman in thrilling 400-meter dash

Updated: Sun, May 21, 2017

LAKEWOOD – Air Academy’s Nik Chappee probably would have edged Harrison’s Tyrese Van Horne without a forward lean at the...

Area players look for top finishes in girls' golf state tourneys

Updated: Sun, May 21, 2017

Arielle Keating tied for 13th last season at the 5A state tournament in girls' golf. Kellsey Sample tied for 10th in 4A....

Air Academy's Maria Mettler wins 4A 3,200 with late kick

Updated: Sat, May 20, 2017

LAKEWOOD - Air Academy's Maria Mettler waited patiently to make her move in the 4A 3,200 meters Saturday.

She was...

State tournament baseball capsules as Air Academy, Peyton, ECA ready for play

Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

As of Friday afternoon, the Class 2A and 4A baseball tournaments hadn't changed their originally rescheduled...

Wednesday's prep roundup: TCA's torrid scoring halted in season-ending playoff loss

Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017


Class 4A


No. 4 D'Evelyn 1, No. 5 TCA 0

At Lakewood Memorial Field:...

Keep your eyes on these 10 state track and field events

Updated: Tue, May 16, 2017

Five events to watch at girls’ state track and field meet
Class 5A high jump
Eight athletes are separated by one...

Boys' and girls' lacrosse state playoff capsules

Updated: Tue, May 16, 2017

Class 4A
Cheyenne Mountain vs. Valor Christian
When: Wednesday, 4:30...

Baseball state and regional tournament brackets

Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

The Class 4A state baseball tournament starts Friday.

No. 5 Air Academy will begin 4A state tournament play Friday,...

Upset win gives Air Academy girls' lacrosse another shot at perennial power Cherry Creek

Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

Its history includes five berths in the state championship game and three titles, but the girls' lacrosse team at Air...

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