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Paul Klee: Athletes should be role models, and Sand Creek's D'Shawn Schwartz can be one for Colorado Buffaloes

Updated: Tue, Oct 24, 2017
BOULDER — D’Shawn Schwartz is the rare 18-year-old college freshman you don’t really worry about. Coaches love those. Who...

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...

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...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Sand Creek upset bid comes up short in final minute

Updated: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
Highlights from Wednesday's high school boys' basketball playoffs around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Class 4A...

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...

Class 5A, 4A boys' basketball state tournament capsules

Updated: Tue, Feb 28, 2017
Five boys' basketball games in the 5A and 4A round of 16 include area teams, including a head-to-head matchup between Sierra...

Second-round capsules for 5A, 4A boys' basketball playoffs

Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017
After a first round with plenty of surprises, the top-seeded teams in the state jump into competition to try and knock down...

Six area teams get byes in 4A-5A boys' basketball state playoffs

Updated: Mon, Feb 20, 2017
If there's such a thing as heading into the postseason with momentum, no boys' basketball team has much more of it than...

Sand Creek beats Vista Ridge in boys basketball rematch

Updated: Sat, Feb 18, 2017
David Jabedo took the first three quarters. Jeffrey Gary handled the final frame. Between the two of them, they helped Sand...

David Ramsey: CU's Tad Boyle believes Sand Creek's D'shawn Schwartz can become a star in Boulder

Updated: Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Tad Boyle wants Colorado's best high school players to play for him in Boulder. He's greedy. He wants all of them. When...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Vista Ridge locks up PPAC as coach Joe Hites notches win No. 400

Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Vista Ridge 48,...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Highlights from the high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region

Updated: Wed, Feb 8, 2017
HOCKEY Lewis-Palmer 5, Ralston Valley 4 At Apex: Lewis-Palmer (5-9, 2-8 Foothills Conference) has been looking for a...

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

Updated: Tue, Feb 7, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team (RPI) *Record Last week 5A 1. Doherty (7) 15-3 1 2. Rampart (10) 14-5 3 3. Vista Ridge (16)...

Friday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain swimmers start strong

Updated: Mon, Feb 6, 2017
GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING Pikes Peak Athletic Conference Championships At Cheyenne Mountain: The host Indians took the...

This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

Updated: Mon, Jan 30, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team *Record Last week 5A 1. Doherty 13-3 No. 1 2. Vista Ridge 13-4 2 3. Rampart 12-5 3 4A 1....

Friday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer gets big boys' basketball conference win

Updated: Sat, Jan 28, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Lewis-Palmer 76, Sand Creek 62 At Sand Creek: In a battle of top-three teams in the 5A/4A Pikes Peak...

Vista Ridge takes show on the road, dominates rival Sand Creek

Updated: Wed, Jan 25, 2017
It was the most anticipated boys' basketball game in the area this season. Then the ball tipped off and Vista Ridge...

Games to watch include pair of Doherty-Liberty doubleheaders in boys' and girls' hoops

Updated: Wed, Jan 25, 2017
It's going to be hard to find games that will match up to what we saw Tuesday and Wednesday in the Pikes Peak region. Over...

With fire code, tardy fans can be left in the cold at big-time Colorado Springs basketball games

Updated: Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Fans of Sierra and Sand Creek recently found out the hard way that simply showing up for a game doesn't necessarily translate...

This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

Updated: Mon, Jan 23, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team *Record Last week 5A 1. Doherty 10-3 1 2. Vista Ridge 11-4 3 3. Rampart 10-5 2 4A 1. Sand...

This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

Updated: Mon, Jan 16, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team *Record Last week 5A 1. Doherty 9-3 1 2. Rampart 9-4 2 3. Vista Ridge 9-4 3 4A 1. Sand...

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...

Prep update: PPAC has newfound parity in girls' hoops

Updated: Tue, Jan 10, 2017
PPAC's newfound parity in girls' hoops It took four years, but it looks like the rest of the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference...

This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

Updated: Mon, Jan 9, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team *Record Last week 5A 1. Doherty 7-3 No. 1 2. Rampart 7-3 No. 2 3. Vista Ridge 7-4 No. 3 4A...

David Ramsey: D'shawn Schwartz wants to deliver 4A state-title banner to Sand Creek gym

Updated: Fri, Jan 6, 2017
Sand Creek's D'Shawn Schwartz realizes there's a gaping hole in his basketball life. He's unanimously considered one of the...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Sand Creek boys, Lewis-Palmer girls notch wins in hoops

Updated: Wed, Jan 4, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Sand Creek 74, Lewis-Palmer 66 At Lewis-Palmer: D'shawn Schwartz had 33 points as Sand Creek (9-1, 1-0...

This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

Updated: Mon, Dec 19, 2016
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team *Record Last week 5A 1. Doherty 5-1 1 2. Rampart 4-3 2 3. Liberty 5-4 NR 4A 1. Sand Creek...

Plan backfires, but D'shawn Schwartz, Sand Creek beat Sierra anyway

Updated: Fri, Dec 16, 2016
Sand Creek coach Rob Hawkins told David Jabedo to miss his second free throw after the senior swished the go-ahead point with...

This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

Updated: Tue, Dec 13, 2016
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team *Record Last week 5A 1. Doherty 3-1 t1 2. Rampart 3-2 t1 3. Vista Ridge 2-3 3 4A 1....

Big schools boys' basketball team-by-team capsules

Updated: Wed, Nov 30, 2016
5A CSML Coronado Coach: David Thomas (second season) Last season: 2-21 Key players: Ashton Rogers, jr., F; Elijah...

Sand Creek's D'shawn Schwartz finally makes it official, signs with CU basketball

Updated: Wed, Nov 9, 2016
Among the scores of family, friends, coaches and schoolmates in the Sand Creek commons on Wednesday afternoon on hand for...

Sand Creek's D'Shawn Schwartz commits to Colorado

Updated: Sun, Sep 11, 2016
Sand Creek senior D’Shawn Schwartz announced via video on YouTube that he is committing to play basketball at Colorado. On...

Sand Creek turns to Rob Hawkins to head boys' hoops program

Updated: Wed, Jul 27, 2016
Sand Creek named Rob Hawkins boys' basketball coach, the school announced in an email to The Gazette on Thursday. Hawkins...

Lewis-Palmer gets past Sand Creek in boys' basketball

Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016
Lewis-Palmer had its full arsenal on display Friday night, and showed why it's one of the best 4A teams in the state. The...

Raymon Harper's 3 nabs Vista Ridge's first win over Sand Creek

Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Vista Ridge exorcised six years' worth of frustration Wednesday night, and it took all 32 minutes and a clutch, jaw-dropping...