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VOTE: Gazette Preps top play of fall 2017 in the Pikes Peak region

Updated: 17 hr ago
For the last nine weeks the Gazette Preps staff has selected the top plays from around the Pikes Peak region. But now it's...

Palmer Ridge's Anthony Roberson leads Bears to football quarterfinals road win over Rifle

Updated: Sat, Nov 18, 2017
 If sophomore Anthony Roberson keeps playing like he did Saturday, Palmer Ridge's football team will be hard to stop this...

David Ramsey: Palmer Ridge won't throw CHSAA under the bus for long road trip, and neither should you

Updated: Fri, Nov 17, 2017
On Friday afternoon at 1:30, Palmer Ridge’s football team will end its school day and climb on a big yellow bus to begin a...

Scouting state football playoffs: Round 2 matchups around the Pikes Peak region

Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017
And then there were four. Week 1 featured a major upset by an area team, two comfortable wins by our top-seeded squads, and...

Saturday's prep roundup: Vista Ridge football ends five-game playoff losing streak

Updated: Sat, Nov 11, 2017
FOOTBALL No. 14 Vista Ridge 39, No. 3 Fruita Monument 34 At Stocker Stadium: Rowan Neal returned to his starting...

Palmer Ridge looks the part in playoff opener vs. Berthoud

Updated: Sat, Nov 11, 2017
“Palmer Ridge Bears, Palmer Ridge Bears. Excellence in all” so the school’s fight song goes. On the gridiron, the No....

Scouting state football playoffs: Game-by-game preview of Colorado Springs-area teams this weekend

Updated: Fri, Nov 10, 2017
** Class 5A ** No. 15 Fountain-Fort Carson Game data: No. 15 Fountain-Fort Carson vs. No. 2 Eaglecrest … Friday at 7 p.m....

Pikes Peak region football forecast: Meet the 8 area teams heading to the postseason

Updated: Mon, Nov 6, 2017
CHSAA officially released the 2017 state football playoff brackets on Sunday, with eight Pikes Peak region teams sprinkled...

Palmer Ridge dominates in regular-season finale, earns historic perfect 10-0 mark

Updated: Sat, Nov 4, 2017
AURORA - History was made Friday night. And Palmer Ridge's football team accomplished the feat in spectacular, convincing...

Sun blog: Fountain-Fort Carson, Doherty, Widefield football vying for final playoff spots

Updated: Fri, Nov 3, 2017
Pine Creek, Palmer Ridge, Canon City, Harrison and Discovery Canyon football teams are virtual shoo-ins for the playoffs. They...

3 Pikes Peak-area prep football games to watch this week

Updated: Thu, Nov 2, 2017
This is it. For most of the teams in the Pikes Peak region, their regular-season finale games are this week. For some teams,...

Prep notebook: Palmer Ridge coach Lewis retires to spend more time with son, who has cancer

Updated: Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Paul Lewis is stepping down as the Palmer Ridge field hockey coach to spend more time with his son, who has cancer. Lewis...

Saturday roundup: Palmer Ridge, Lewis-Palmer finish strong in volleyball

Updated: Sat, Oct 28, 2017
  VOLLEYBALL Palmer Ridge Tournament Palmer Ridge 2, Pueblo South 0 Palmer Ridge 3, Coronado 2 Palmer Ridge 2,...

Friday's roundup: Vista Ridge and Rampart win in football to set up showdown

Updated: Fri, Oct 27, 2017
FOOTBALL Vista Ridge 63, Palmer 6 At Vista Ridge: Jaylen Thomas threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Vista...

More milestones on the way for area football players

Updated: Mon, Oct 23, 2017
You can add two more to the list of Pikes Peak region running backs who have joined the millennium club - and another that is...

Prep notebook: Peyton picks up wild OT win, Palmer Ridge field hockey set for state semis

Updated: Sun, Oct 22, 2017
Wild win puts Peyton in league driver seat Peyton has a stranglehold of the 1A Tri-Peaks League heading into the final week...

Three Pikes Peak-area prep football games to watch

Updated: Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Every year when college basketball season gets into a cluster of big games, ESPN comes up with a title for those contests that...

Saturday's prep roundup: 7-0 Palmer Ridge football blows out Denver North

Updated: Sat, Oct 14, 2017
SOFTBALL St. Mary’s 10, Burlington 0 (six innings) At Lutz Softball Complex in Arvada: The Pirates jumped out to a 6-0...

Palmer Ridge football blanks Cañon City, hits stride with historic 5-0 start

Updated: Sat, Sep 30, 2017
MONUMENT - There was one question that came to mind after Palmer Ridge's 43-0 victory over Canon City on Friday. Can anyone...

Game of the Week: Palmer Ridge faces another high-powered offense in Cañon City

Updated: Fri, Sep 29, 2017
What do you get when you add two undefeated teams with high-performing offenses going head-to-head? One exciting football...

Ty Evans passes for 390 yards in Palmer Ridge football win over Discovery Canyon

Updated: Fri, Sep 22, 2017
It looks like a stat line for the pros. Four touchdowns. No interceptions and 390 yards passing. Palmer Ridge quarterback Ty...

Palmer Ridge routs Lewis-Palmer to win Battle of Monument

Updated: Sat, Sep 16, 2017
MONUMENT - It was fitting Palmer Ridge senior defensive end Zach Hester carried the Battle of Monument trophy from the south...

Thursday's prep roundup: Harrison rallies to football win

Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017
FIELD HOCKEY Liberty 6,  Smoky Hill 0 At Stutler Bowl Stadium: Tina Bomberg and Julia Anarumo each had two goals to...

Lewis-Palmer, Palmer Ridge ready for another Battle of Monument

Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017
The 2016 installment of the Battle of Monument likely didn’t sit well with the Palmer Ridge High School football team....

Prep notebook: Doherty finds out it can play with best teams in Colorado; Mesa Ridge, Harrison and Cheyenne Mountain on upswing

Updated: Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Doherty shows its potential in slim loss to Cherry Creek The Spartans' first loss of the season comes with a stark...

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 

David Ramsey: Ty Evans and Palmer Ridge rampage to victory over Sand Creek

Updated: Fri, Sep 1, 2017
A year ago, Ty Evans was an unproven, skinny sophomore quarterback just trying to show he could lead Palmer Ridge's offense....

Palmer Ridge QB Ty Evans commits to Arkansas

Updated: Wed, Jul 19, 2017
For Palmer Ridge quarterback, Ty Evans, heaven is on a field underneath bank lights. Running onto the field with teammates...

Longtime Palmer Ridge athletic director Porter takes post at Coronado

Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017
It'll seem like old times for Jim Porter. Soon, he'll oversee an athletics program and work alongside football coach Monte...

Prep football update: No. 13 Mesa Ridge falls to No. 4 Ponderosa

Published: Sun, Nov 13, 2016
No. 13 Mesa Ridge falls to No. 4 Ponderosa Mesa Ridge coach Rob Braaten can relish the fact that his team took a step forward...

State football playoffs: 3 teams give Colorado Springs area big hope in 3A

Updated: Fri, Nov 11, 2016
Besides a few good shots against each other, the 3A postseason teams from the Colorado Springs area haven't had much...

Friday's prep roundup: Peyton football advances to 1A quarterfinals

Updated: Sat, Nov 5, 2016
FOOTBALL 1A Playoffs, First Round Peyton 16, Limon 7 At Peyton: Pikes Peak 2A and Below No. 1 Peyton (10-0) earned the...

Three Gazette prep football games to watch in Week 10

Updated: Wed, Nov 2, 2016
The playoffs kick off for Class 2A and below schools (6-man started postseason play last week). With that in mind, we're...

Fast start sparks Palmer Ridge football team

Updated: Fri, Oct 21, 2016
MONUMENT - Palmer Ridge is starting to roll. That was evident from the first play of the game. Quarterback Ty Evans...

Gazette Football Game of the Week: Palmer Ridge, Thomas Jefferson in hunt for 3A East Metro title

Updated: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Tom Pulford never wants to put the proverbial cart before the horse. His football players are well aware of that and...

Three prep football games to watch in Week 7

Updated: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
With the RPI rankings debuting last week, teams finally got an official feel for where they stood in the race to the playoffs....

Palmer Ridge sophomore quarterback Ty Evans is The Gazette's Peak Performer of the Week

Updated: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
The task in front of Ty Evans when his sophomore football season started was an unenviable one. He had to step in for one of...

Class 5A-3A football preview capsules in the Colorado Springs area: Will Pine Creek climb back to the top?

Updated: Thu, Aug 25, 2016
CLASS 5A MOUNT MASSIVE Doherty Coach: Jeff Krumlauf Last season: 5-5, lost in first round of playoffs Key players:...

The Gazette Big Schools Football Coach of the Year: Tom Pulford, Palmer Ridge

Updated: Thu, Dec 24, 2015
Tom Pulford has been on the Palmer Ridge football coaching staff since the first snap was taken, but in 2015 he took the team...