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The Gazette 2016-17 Girls' Basketball 5A-4A All-Area teams

Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017

First team


Chloe Welch,

Mesa Ridge, jr.

Her 18.0 ppg average led all of 4A, while her 469...

Team chemistry critical to Doherty girls' playoff run

Updated: Sat, Mar 4, 2017

Despite the fact that there are no ropes involved in basketball, holding onto one means an awful lot to the Doherty girls'...

Doherty starts fast before Grandview powers to 5A state girls basketball win

Updated: Sat, Mar 4, 2017

DENVER - Doherty watched in disbelief as No. 2 Grandview scored five points in the final three seconds of the first quarter...

Girls' basketball capsules for 5A, 4A, 3A state tournaments

Updated: Fri, Mar 3, 2017

The 5A and 4A tournaments move into the quarterfinals of their respective tournaments, while 3A teams step into the first...

Gazette Preps Peak Performer : Hunter Maldonado, Vista Ridge, basketball

Updated: Wed, Mar 1, 2017

Vista Ridge senior Hunter Maldonado won't settle in the spotlight. He'd prefer to pass it on.

By now, a collection of...

Mesa Ridge AD DJ Latino recalls Pueblo East roots heading into girls' hoops playoff matchup

Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

DJ Latino is sure to meet plenty of friends prior to Tuesday's game between Pueblo East and Mesa Ridge in a girls' 4A round...

Girls' basketball playoff capsules for 5A, 4A

Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

A berth in the quarterfinals and a trip to the Denver Coliseum is just one win away as teams hit the round of 16 on Tuesday...

Doherty downs Rampart in second round of 5A girls' basketball playoffs

Updated: Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Kalani Poloa knew her team needed a spark. For the first time all season, the Spartans found themselves down at the...

Girls' basketball 5A, 4A state tournament capsules

Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017

With so many first-round upsets, there are some interesting disparities in rankings matchups. But that's what makes it fun....

To bye or not to bye? Area girls' hoop coaches seem to prefer rest, time to prepare

Updated: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

To the surprise of Phil Roiko, his Air Academy girls' basketball team will get a few extra days off to hopefully get things...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Mesa Ridge locks up 4A CSML girls' basketball crown

Updated: Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Girls' Basketball

Mesa Ridge 54,

Cañon City 51

At Mesa Ridge: Behind 23 points and 16 rebounds from...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Rampart's Jackson Ehrlin has 49 points in win over Liberty

Updated: Wed, Feb 8, 2017


Rampart 86, Liberty 64

At Rampart: Jackson Ehrlin had a gigantic game to lead the 5A No. 2...

This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings: Doherty boys, girls No. 1 in basketball

Updated: Tue, Feb 7, 2017


Team (RPI) *Record Last week


1. Doherty (7) 15-3 1

2. Rampart (10) 14-5...

Doherty girls' hoops uses 10-0 run to rally vs. Pine Creek

Updated: Thu, Feb 2, 2017

After the final buzzer and with the hard-fought victory sealed, Mykiaa Minniss sat on the court with an open-mouth smile as...

Rematch between Doherty, Pine Creek in girls' hoops among games to watch

Updated: Wed, Feb 1, 2017

This week we get several matchups between teams in the top three spots of a few conferences.

It's fun to see so many...