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Gazette Preps 2017-18 Wrestling Upper Weights Peak Performer of the Year: Elijah Valdez, Mesa Ridge

Updated: Wed, Mar 28, 2018
When his classmates were still sleeping, Mesa Ridge senior Elijah Valdez would start his day by jogging around his...

Gazette Preps Wrestling Coach of the Year: Rob Braaten, Mesa Ridge

Updated: Wed, Mar 28, 2018
The Mesa Ridge wrestling team knew it wasn't going to finish in the top three of the Class 4A state tournament in...

Gazette Preps 2017-18 Wrestling All-Stars

Updated: Wed, Mar 28, 2018
FIRST TEAM 106: Jett Strickenberger, Discovery Canyon, fr.: He started off his high school career on a high note, finishing...

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...

Five Colorado Springs area athletes win state wrestling championships

Updated: Sun, Feb 18, 2018
DENVER • Colorado Springs area wrestlers did little for those who can’t stand dramatic finishes. Because on Saturday night,...

Valdez title at 152 leads Mesa Ridge to 4th in 4A

Updated: Sun, Feb 18, 2018
DENVER - Soon after he achieved a lifelong dream of becoming a state wrestling champion, Mesa Ridge senior Elijah Valdez...

Sun blog: Colorado Springs wrestlers shine at state tournament

Updated: Sat, Feb 17, 2018
UPDATE 9:20 p.m. Colorado Springs wrestlers are pulling off stunning wins during the CHSAA state championships. So far,...

State wrestling consolation finals: Mesa Ridge's Dom Fini third at 220 pounds

Updated: Sat, Feb 17, 2018
After consolations the Pikes Peak region has three teams in the top 10 in Class 4A. Mesa Ridge sits in fourth place with 82.5...

Sun blog: Several area wrestlers win in semifinals, one win away from state glory

Updated: Fri, Feb 16, 2018
This is when things get interesting. More than 100 wrestlers from the Pikes Peak region qualified for the 2018 Colorado High...

Scouting state wrestling: Top area contenders in each weight class

Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018
This week 109 local wrestlers will make the Pepsi Center home as they battle to bring a state championship back to the Pikes...

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...

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...

Saturday's prep roundup: Balanced offensive attack carries Fountain-Fort Carson to boys' basketball win over Pine Creek

Updated: Sat, Jan 27, 2018
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Rampart 56, Sand Creek 44 At Rampart: Madi Wriedt led with 19 points, and the Rams used a 20-6 outburst...

Thursday's prep roundup: Widefield boys' basketball holds on for win over Sierra, extends winning streak to six games

Updated: Fri, Jan 26, 2018
GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING F-FC 43, Sierra Grande 16, Pueblo East 13 At Fountain-Fort Carson: Sophomore Amira O'Sullivan...

Mesa Ridge wins Colorado Springs wrestling title, now focuses on a bigger bucket-list item

Updated: Sat, Jan 20, 2018
The Mesa Ridge wrestling team has cultivated a reputation in the Colorado Springs are as one of the top programs in the Pikes...

COS Metro wrestling notebook: Mesa Ridge's Fini looks to rebound after 3rd-place finish

Updated: Sat, Jan 20, 2018
Mesa Ridge's 220-pound force Dominic Fini knows the unfortunate feeling of coming within inches of a goal, to only fall short....

Metro Wrestling notebook: Discovery Canyon's Allis shaping to become 3-time champ

Updated: Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Patrick Allis’ main objective this season is simple: win a state trophy. But the Discovery Canyon wrestler wouldn’t mind...

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...

Colorado Springs Metro Wrestling Championships to flaunt top-ranked athletes, returning talent

Updated: Fri, Jan 19, 2018
If you’re a fan of high school wrestling, you’re going to want to be at Doherty High School this weekend. The 18th-annual...

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...

Discovery Canyon tops Mesa Ridge in wrestling meet punctuated by pins

Updated: Wed, Jan 10, 2018
Discovery Canyon's Jaden Porreco has returned with success since a gruesome elbow injury cut his junior season short -...

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...

Prep notebook: Mesa Ridge wrestling sixth at NCCT

Updated: Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Beware of the Grizzlies Mesa Ridge came out of one of the state’s most prestigious wrestling tournaments over the weekend...

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...

Gazette Preps team-by-team high school wrestling preview capsules

Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Class 5A Doherty Coach: Joshua Galvan (fourth season) Returning state qualifiers: Three Key wrestlers: Jayse Bouillion,...

State wrestling notes: Cheyenne Mountain finishes third

Updated: Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Mike McFadden (132 pounds) and Zac Baker (160) finished second as Cheyenne Mountain took third in the Class 4A team standings...

State wrestling notes: Sand Creek's Alefosio Saipaia surprises with finals appearance

Updated: Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Sand Creek's 285 pounder unexpectedly makes finals Sand Creek's Alefosio Saipaia had a takedown in the final seconds of his...

Isais, Holmes look to repeat as champs at state wrestling meet

Updated: Sat, Feb 18, 2017
DENVER - Mesa Ridge senior Deric Cruz leaned against a wall underneath the Pepsi Center tunnels and reflected on a successful...

State wresting notes: Mesa Ridge's Deric Cruz survives in triple overtime

Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Cruz keeps title hopes alive in 3 OTs Mesa Ridge senior Deric Cruz can still defend his state title after he narrowly...

Don't miss these 14 Colorado Springs-area wrestlers at state tournament

Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2017
The best state tournament in high school sports in Colorado kicks off Thursday and concludes Saturday when the state wrestling...

Pine Creek makes seamless move to 4A wrestling with six advancing to state

Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Thanks to the statewide classification realignment prior to this school year, Pine Creek found itself in new territory,...

Prep update: Mesa Ridge's Cruz looks to defend wrestling title after tough regional loss

Updated: Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Mesa Ridge's Cruz looks to defend title after tough regional loss Defending state champ Deric Cruz has had a series of bumps...

Prep roundup: "Officials vs. Cancer" brings awareness to basketball courts

Updated: Sun, Jan 22, 2017
"Officials vs. Cancer" brings awareness to high school courts About 1,100 high school basketball officials around Colorado...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Seven pins lead Mesa Ridge past Discovery Canyon

Updated: Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. WRESTLING Mesa Ridge 48, Discovery...