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Gazette Preps 2017-18 5A-4A Girls' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Chloe Welch, Mesa Ridge

Updated: Mon, Apr 2, 2018
The Mesa Ridge girls basketball team has turned into a powerhouse in the Colorado Springs area since its perfect season and 4A...

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

Updated: Fri, Mar 30, 2018
FIRST TEAM G: Chloe Welch, sr., Mesa Ridge - Welch concluded her impressive high school career by leading her team to the...

Colorado Springs Christian teammates Megan Engesser, Rachel Ingram square off at "The Show"

Updated: Fri, Mar 23, 2018
DENVER – Colorado Springs Christian teammates Megan Engesser and Rachel Ingram, still reeling from a loss in the 3A state...

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...

Free-throw trouble plagues Mesa Ridge girls in state 4A semifinal loss to Pueblo South

Updated: Thu, Mar 8, 2018
The old basketball proverb of ‘Free throws win games’ holds true - especially in the postseason. Unfortunately, the Mesa...

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

Updated: Thu, Mar 8, 2018
Who selected the players? Gazette Preps did not cast a vote in selecting these players, but rather oversaw the creation of...

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...

Prep notebook: It’s the end of 2 storied coaching legacies for Widefield basketball

Updated: Mon, Mar 5, 2018
It’s the end for two storied basketball legacies at Widefield. Boys’ basketball coach Mark Munoz is retiring after 21 years...

David Ramsey: Ashley Bowen boldly leads Mesa Ridge girls' basketball past top-seeded Pueblo West

Updated: Sat, Mar 3, 2018
PUEBLO WEST – Ashley Bowen was tired, but her Mesa Ridge teammates needed her to fight through her weariness. So she battled...

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...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Air Academy, Widefield, Sierra and Mesa Ridge all advance to 4A girls' basketball quarterfinals

Updated: Tue, Feb 27, 2018
Air Academy 42, Rifle 25 At Air Academy: Mary Parchinski scored 12 points on two 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds as...

All-time area high school basketball team: It's time to honor the girls of Colorado Springs

Updated: Tue, Feb 27, 2018
In 2012, Lewis-Palmer’s Josh Scott and Sierra’s Wesley Gordon, both University of Colorado commits, embarked as the state’s...

Mesa Ridge girls' basketball avoids postseason upset with late-game surge

Updated: Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Things weren't looking so good for the Mesa Ridge girls' basketball team. On Friday night, the Grizzlies twice found...

Mesa Ridge's Ashley Bowen, Sierra's Aubrey Robinson hit 1,000 points as Grizzlies improve to 16-0 in CSML

Updated: Thu, Feb 15, 2018
Two girls basketball players joined their respective school’s 1,000-point club Thursday when Sierra visited Mesa Ridge for a...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Mesa Ridge boys' basketball scores 106 in final regular-season home game

Updated: Tue, Feb 13, 2018
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Mesa Ridge 106, Canon City 52 At Mesa Ridge: The Grizzlies surpassed 100 points in their final game on...

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...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Chloe Welch's big night helps Mesa Ridge stay unbeaten in league

Updated: Thu, Feb 8, 2018
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Widefield 79, Mitchell 35 At Widefield: The Gladiators broke things open behind a 22-6 run that spanned...

Gazette Preps' top five events

Updated: Wed, Feb 7, 2018
Girls' Basketball Colorado Springs Christian at St. Mary's 7 p.m. Friday Well someone has to lose. St. Mary's hosts...

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...

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...

Monday’s prep roundup: Palmer hockey beats Woodland Park to end season-opening slide

Updated: Mon, Jan 29, 2018
HOCKEY Palmer 6, Woodland Park 3 At Sertich: Zack Swain scored three goals and added two assists to help Palmer end its...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Doherty stays unbeaten in league by holding off F-FC in double-OT

Updated: Tue, Jan 23, 2018
BOYS' BASKETBALL Doherty 64, Fountain-Fort Carson 59, 2OT At Fountain-Fort Carson: Doherty blew a late four-point lead in...

Thursday's prep roundup: Howery's big night helps St. Mary's girls stay unbeaten

Updated: Fri, Jan 19, 2018
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Fountain-Fort Carson 63, Scott City (Kan.) 52 At Colby, Kansas: Rashon Barron led three Trojans in double...

Gazette Preps Peak Performer of the Week: Chloe Welch, Mesa Ridge basketball

Updated: Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Given the opportunity, Mesa Ridge girls’ basketball coach Jeff Beatty would love to clone his star guard, Chloe Welch, and...

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...

Thursday's prep roundup: CSCS girls continue hot streak, outscore last two opponents 149-36

Updated: Thu, Jan 11, 2018
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
 Liberty 68, Rampart 53 At Rampart: Rampart had three scorers in double figures but it was not enough to...

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...

Sophomore Serin Dunne helps Mesa Ridge girls to rivalry win over Widefield

Updated: Tue, Jan 9, 2018
With three scorers averaging double figures, and a Davidson women’s basketball commit on the roster, it’s easy for a sophomore...

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...

Saturday's prep roundup: Johnny Lopez, KJ Kearns earn titles as Coronado wrestling takes second at Colfax Smackdown

Updated: Mon, Jan 8, 2018
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Doherty 66, Coronado 31 At Doherty: Brionna McBride led with 13 points and Mykiaa Minniss added 11 and...

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...

Mesa Ridge’s Chloe Welch nails shot at end of third quarter to trigger girls' basketball win over Doherty

Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017
It took just eight seconds and three passes to get the ball into the hands of senior guard Chloe Welch. She placed her feet...

Friday’s prep roundup: Cole Jr., Newlin lift Pine Creek hockey past Battle Mountain

Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017
HOCKEY Pine Creek 4, Battle Mountain 3  At Vail: Pine Creek built an early three-goal lead, then hung on thanks in...

2017-18 Gazette Preps girls' basketball team-by-team capsules

Updated: Thu, Nov 30, 2017
5A CSML Coronado Coach: Bryan Earls (first season) Last season: 3-21 (0-13 in league) Key players: G Abriana Burr,...

Trio of area players take part in USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team Trials

Updated: Sat, May 27, 2017
Just being on the floor with the nation's top high school basketball players was a treat in itself for incoming Sand Creek...

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

Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
First team Guard Chloe Welch, Mesa Ridge, jr. Her 18.0 ppg average led all of 4A, while her 469 points tied for eighth...

The Gazette Girls' Basketball 5A-4A Peak Performer of the Year: Chloe Welch, Mesa Ridge

Updated: Sun, Mar 19, 2017
The first time Mesa Ridge faced Colorado Spring Metro League rival Sierra this season, one of the Stallions' top scorers,...

David Ramsey: Kylee Shook, Oliana Squires embark on holy crusade to end UConn's dominance of women's basketball

Updated: Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Oliana Squires grew up in Colorado Springs enjoying a long-running TV show. Most winters, she watched the Connecticut women's...

Second-half slump seals Mesa Ridge's fate in girls' basketball playoff against Pueblo West

Updated: Fri, Mar 3, 2017
PUEBLO - A cold spell on offense and a potent Pueblo West backcourt were too much for the Mesa Ridge Grizzlies to overcome in...

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 the...

Mesa Ridge junior Chloe Welch reaches big milestone in big playoff victory

Updated: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
On the night Mesa Ridge junior Chloe Welch scored her 1,000th career point, it was her defense that helped her girls'...

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 of...

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 in...