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Gazette Preps 2017-18 5A-4A Boys' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Joel Scott, Lewis-Palmer

Updated: Mon, Apr 2, 2018
Joel Scott strapped the Lewis-Palmer boys’ basketball team to his back this season and carried the Rangers as far as he could...

Gazette Preps 2017-18 Class 5A-4A Boys' Basketball All-Stars

Updated: Sat, Mar 31, 2018
FIRST TEAM G: Noah Martinez, sr., Falcon - Martinez ran the show for a Falcon team that went 20-6 and earned the No. 4...

Lewis-Palmer's Matthew Ragsdale, others from region dominate at The Show Top 40 game

Updated: Sat, Mar 24, 2018
Lewis-Palmer’s Matthew Ragsdale, the junior responsible for the “shot heard around Monument,” had 38 points and was awarded...

VOTE: Gazette Preps top play of the 2018 winter season

Updated: Fri, Mar 23, 2018
The winter sports season may be over, but that doesn't mean we can't relive the magic! For the last 10 weeks the Gazette...

Doherty's Brionna McBride, Kyrele Benford lead CSML all-stars to sweep of PPAC

Updated: Thu, Mar 15, 2018
Spectators at the Class 5A Colorado Springs Metro League vs. Class 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference all-star basketball games...

Smith blog: Doherty dunk contest brings us back to the fun of high school hoops

Updated: Wed, Mar 14, 2018
The end of any high school sports season is tough. It can only end in two ways: pure elation from winning a state title, or...

Lewis-Palmer falls to Longmont in 4A basketball state title game

Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018
DENVER • Lewis-Palmer boys’ basketball coach Bill Benton thought his team had one more magic moment left in the final seconds...

Lewis-Palmer has the recipe to return to 4A boys' basketball state championship in 2019

Updated: Sat, Mar 10, 2018
DENVER - After losing six seniors from last year’s Lewis-Palmer squad that played to the 4A state title game, not many people...

Paul Klee: Good call? Bad call? Lewis-Palmer advances to Class 4A state title game on controversial whistle — with 0.1 on the clock

Updated: Sat, Mar 10, 2018
DENVER — At some point the breaks will turn in favor of Nieyeme Smyer-Williams. They must. Because there’s no way the world...

Lewis-Palmer boys to face Longmont in 4A basketball title

Updated: Fri, Mar 9, 2018
DENVER - Two weeks in a row, Lewis-Palmer’s Matthew Ragsdale knocked down an all-important shot with the game on the line....

High school basketball: All-time greatest boys players from Colorado Springs

Updated: Thu, Mar 8, 2018
In 2012 a panel of Colorado-Springs area experts helped The Gazette pick the greatest boys’ basketball players of all-time....

Scouting state playoffs: 6 area teams remain in the hunt for a high school basketball title

Updated: Tue, Mar 6, 2018
And then there were six. Two weeks of intense postseason basketball, six teams from the Pikes Peak region remain in the hunt...

Saturday's prep roundup: Doherty's run for a 5A boys' basketball title ends on last-second shot

Updated: Sun, Mar 4, 2018
CLASS 5A (2) ThunderRidge 45, (7) Doherty 43 At Denver Coliseum: Doherty’s stellar season came to an end Saturday in the...

Scouting high school basketball playoffs: 5A/4A gets down to Great 8, 3A starts state

Updated: Thu, Mar 1, 2018
Boys Class 5A No. 7 Doherty Game data: No. 7 Doherty (21-4) vs. No. 2 Thunder Ridge (24-1)...Saturday at Denver Coliseum...

Lewis-Palmer gets best of Palmer Ridge in boys’ basketball rivalry playoff game

Updated: Thu, Mar 1, 2018
MONUMENT - Lewis-Palmer' boys' basketball team penned the final chapter in this season's District 38 rivalry Wednesday. The...

Paul Klee: Lewis-Palmer rides winning culture past Sierra in Class 4A state tournament triumph

Updated: Sun, Feb 25, 2018
MONUMENT — He never yelled. Never screamed, never shouted, never so much as glared at one of his guys. Not once in 32...

Friday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer girls' hoops holds off Centaurus

Updated: Sat, Feb 24, 2018
GIRLS’S BASKETBALL (22) Lewis-Palmer 34, (11) Centaurus 33 At Lafayette: There was a time, not terribly long ago, when...

Lewis-Palmer boys' basketball rebounds for split with Palmer Ridge

Updated: Sat, Feb 17, 2018
When the Palmer Ridge Bears basketball team upset their rival Lewis-Palmer Rangers at home earlier this season, senior Nathan...

Top five Gazette Preps events to watch this week

Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018
Fountain-Fort Carson at Doherty, 7 p.m. Friday The Doherty Spartans are looking to wrap up an amazing season with a win over...

Pikes Peak rankings: Big week ahead for Fountain-Fort Carson girls and other teams on the cusp

Updated: Mon, Feb 12, 2018
BOYS BASKETBALL Team records as of Feb. 12 Class 5A Doherty (18-4) Rampart (15-6) Liberty (16-6) Dropped out: N/A...

Friday's prep roundup: Doherty in hunt for team title after first day of Class 5A Region 3 wrestling tournament

Updated: Fri, Feb 9, 2018
GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING Class 5A State Championships At Chatfield: Lewis-Palmer junior Meredith Rees seeded fourth in...

Thursday's prep roundup: Discovery Canyon's Rachel Alexander takes lead to Friday's 3A state diving finals

Updated: Thu, Feb 8, 2018
Boys basketball Lewis-Palmer 61, Discovery Canyon 50 At Discovery Canyon: The Rangers (19-2, 11-1) fought back from a...

SIGNING DAY: Colorado Springs-area athletes to sign their National Letters of Intent

Updated: Wed, Feb 7, 2018
Wednesday marks the third official Signing Day for high school athletes to sign their National Letters of Intent. Find out...

Monday’s prep roundup: Big rally helps Widefield boys escape upset-minded Woodland Park

Updated: Mon, Feb 5, 2018
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Widefield 60, Woodland Park 56 At Woodland Park: Randall Days scored a game-high 27 points and helped...

Pikes Peak rankings: 2 top girls' teams battle for No. 1 this week

Updated: Mon, Feb 5, 2018
BOYS BASKETBALL Team records as of Feb. 5 Class 5A Doherty (16-3) Liberty (15-5) Rampart (14-5) Dropped out: N/A...

Prep Notebook: L-P, TCA and AA hoops on the rise, Canon City wrestling finding late-season confidence

Updated: Sun, Feb 4, 2018
Lewis-Palmer has enjoyed a long-winning tradition in boys’ hoops, but its defeats have often played an important role, too....

Thursday's prep roundup: Doherty boys and girls basketball teams down Pine Creek

Updated: Fri, Feb 2, 2018
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Doherty 65, Pine Creek 53 At Pine Creek: The Eagles owned a two-point advantage headed back to the home...

Wednesday's Gazette Preps roundup: Mesa Ridge, Air Academy and Palmer Ridge among winners in girls' basketball

Updated: Wed, Jan 31, 2018
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Mesa Ridge 68, Widefield 41 At Widefield: Mesa Ridge coach Jeff Beatty feels like he acquired a big-time...

This week's top five events in Colorado Springs-area preps

Updated: Wed, Jan 31, 2018
Boys' Basketball Friday Falcon at Lewis-Palmer 7 p.m. With a league record of 7-2, Falcon is second in the Pikes Peak...

Friday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer boys' basketball rebounds from loss with win over Sand Creek

Updated: Sat, Jan 27, 2018
CHSAA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Baseball's expansion to a 23-game regular season in Class 3A, 4A and 5A, football's calendar...

Palmer Ridge upsets No. 1 Lewis-Palmer in boys' basketball

Updated: Thu, Jan 25, 2018
“This is our town,” the chant rang out through the Palmer Ridge gymnasium as the home team celebrated and The Battle for...

Liberty Lancers boys’ basketball team streak past Lewis-Palmer

Updated: Sat, Jan 20, 2018
MONUMENT – Two stretches of individual excellence helped the Liberty boys’ basketball team eliminate Lewis-Palmer from...

Pikes Peak Rankings: The race in Class 3A girls is heating up

Updated: Mon, Jan 15, 2018
BOYS BASKETBALL Team records as of Jan. 13 Class 5A Doherty (11-2) Rampart (9-4) Liberty (9-4) Dropped out: N/A...

Friday’s prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer boys stay unbeaten, wins 25th straight regular-season game

Updated: Fri, Jan 12, 2018
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Lewis-Palmer 76, Cheyenne Mountain 61 At Lewis-Palmer: Joel Scott led all scorers with 24 points as...

Wednesday's prep roundup: St. Mary's clinch one-point win to remain undefeated in girls' basketball

Updated: Thu, Jan 11, 2018
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Discovery Canyon 74, Sand Creek 46 At Discovery Canyon: The Thunder scored 23 points in the third quarter...

5 can't-miss prep events coming up this weekend around the Pikes Peak region

Updated: Thu, Jan 11, 2018
Here's a look at some of the top high school sports coming up around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Boys'...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Doherty girls claim OT win over Pine Creek

Updated: Wed, Jan 10, 2018
Cole Sienknecht hit four 3-pointers and scored 28 points for the second consecutive game to lift the Mustangs to their third...

Pikes Peak Rankings: 5A boys, girls hoops make a switch at No. 1

Updated: Mon, Jan 8, 2018
BOYS BASKETBALL Team records as of Jan. 8 Class 5A Doherty (9-2) Rampart (7-3) Liberty (8-3) Dropped out: N/A...

Friday's prep roundup: Air Academy's Ryan Self hits two late-game shots in boys' basketball win over Sand Creek

Updated: Fri, Jan 5, 2018
ICE HOCKEY Creste Butte 5, Rampart At Sertich Ice Center: Tyler Montoya scored two goals but the Rams couldn’t overcome a...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Meyers has career night for Palmer boys on the way to OT win over Sand Creek

Updated: Wed, Jan 3, 2018
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Palmer 80, Sand Creek 76 (OT) At Palmer: Darien Meyers had a career night for the Terrors as he exploded...

Saturday’s prep roundup: Local wrestlers take top honors at prestigious Northern Colorado meet

Updated: Sun, Dec 17, 2017
WRESTLING Old Chicago NCCT At Greeley: Jett Strickenberger of Discovery Canyon and Cheyenne Mountain’s Deonte Bridges took...

Lewis-Palmer, still unbeaten, uses 3rd-quarter basketball blitz to bury Pueblo South

Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017
It was close, and then it wasn’t. Lewis Palmer used a 14-1 run in the third quarter to bury Pueblo South on its way to a...

Thursday's prep roundup: Dewing leads Air Academy boys' basketball to sixth straight win

Updated: Thu, Dec 14, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Air Academy 73, Pueblo Centennial 49 At Pueblo East Coaches Classic: Thad Dewing scored 23 points and...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer girls win tournament opener

Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Lewis-Palmer 50, Peak to Peak 13 At Skyline: Preslee Enget scored 16 points and Arianna Blowe added 11...

Lewis-Palmer boys' hoops has different look, same desire to win

Updated: Wed, Nov 29, 2017
Lewis-Palmer certainly looks different with four new starters and two-thirds of last year’s scoring missing. Not to worry,...

Pikes Peak-area boys' basketball team capsules

Updated: Wed, Nov 29, 2017
5A Colorado Springs Metro League Coronado Coach: David Thomas (third season) Returning starters: F Jareth Morey, sr.; F...

Monday's prep roundup: TCA defends girls' league golf crown

Updated: Mon, Apr 24, 2017
GIRLS' GOLF Elizabeth Invitational At Spring Valley Golf Club: TCA shot a 280 to win the team title, and the Titans...

Monday's prep roundup: Fast start helps Air Academy knock off Palmer Ridge in girls' lacrosse

Updated: Mon, Apr 10, 2017
GIRLS' LACROSSE Air Academy 14, Palmer Ridge 10 At Air Academy: Reagan Brenenstuhl had a team-high five goals, Kennedy...

Gazette Preps 4A-5A boys' basketball Coach of the Year: Bill Benton, Lewis-Palmer

Updated: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Lewis-Palmer, a team without stars and five new starters. It didn't sound much like the promise of hardware, let alone a...

The Gazette 2016-17 Boys' Basketball All-Area teams

Updated: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
First team Guard Brevin Brimble, Doherty, sr. 5A CSML MVP led league champs with 20.4 points-per-game average. Guard...