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Local backs have big opportunity at Northern Colorado with Florida, CU on schedule

Updated: Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Would it be so far-fetched to imagine Brandon Cartagena or Anthony Davis, career backups at the Football Championship...

PPAC all-star games rounds out high school soccer season

Updated: Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Cheyenne Mountain girls' soccer coach Tomas Martinez began the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference All-Star games last season in...

The Gazette 2017 Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year: Erik Stevens, Vista Ridge

Published: Sat, Jun 10, 2017

For Erik Stevens, coaching Division I athletes, as he did not long ago at UCLA, and high school athletes in Colorado didn't...

The Gazette 2017 Girls' Track and Field All-Area teams

Updated: Sat, Jun 10, 2017

First team

100 meters: Gabbi Chapa, Doherty, sr.-Posted area's best time of 12.23 at 5A state meet.

200...

Vista Ridge basketball players relish last chance to compete together at state track and field

Updated: Sat, May 20, 2017

LAKEWOOD - A season of track and field hasn't shaken Vista Ridge senior Hunter Maldonado's belief that he belongs on the...

State track notes: Fountain-Fort Carson, Vista Ridge boys in lead

Updated: Sat, May 20, 2017

Wolves’ Dubiel saves best for last in discus

Vista Ridge senior Alexis Dubiel never finished worse than second in a...

10 athletes to watch at state track and field

Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

We tried to steer clear of track and field athletes we marked as “Athletes to Watch” before the season started.
But...

Saturday's prep roundup: Fountain Valley's Ivy Zhang wins No. 1 singles title at 3A regional

Updated: Sat, May 6, 2017

GIRLS' TENNIS

3A Region 7

At Pueblo City Park: Fountain Valley junior Ivy Zhang, who had won only two matches...

Thursday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge sends Cheyenne Mountain baseball to third straight loss

Updated: Fri, May 5, 2017

BASEBALL

Palmer Ridge 9,

Cheyenne Mountain 5

At Cheyenne Mountain: The Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Coronado undefeated in boys' swimming league duals again

Updated: Tue, May 2, 2017

BOYS' SWIMMING AND DIVING

Coronado 112, Fountain-Fort Carson 68

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Randle Burtoft won...

Monday's prep roundup: Sample, Air Academy capture golf titles at Indian Invitational

Updated: Tue, May 2, 2017

GIRLS' GOLF

Cheyenne Mountain Invitational

At Country Club of Colorado: Kellsey Sample of Palmer Ridge shot a...

Thursday's prep roundup: Pine Creek girls' soccer shuts out Doherty to create 3-way tie for 1st

Updated: Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Highlights from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

GIRLS' SOCCER

Pine Creek 4,...

Wednesday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge baseball rallies to beat Lewis-Palmer

Updated: Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

BASEBALL

Palmer Ridge 9,...

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...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain beats Lewis-Palmer in baseball

Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

BASEBALL

Cheyenne Mountain 3, Lewis-Palmer 0

At Cheyenne Mountain: Matthew Smith tossed seven shutout innings...

Thursday's prep roundup: Pine Creek girls' soccer drops league game for first time this decade against Rampart

Updated: Fri, Apr 14, 2017

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Rampart 2, Pine Creek 0

At District 20 Stadium: The Eagles went into the game ranked No. 1 in...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain tops Falcon in baseball

Updated: Wed, Apr 12, 2017

BASEBALL

Cheyenne Mountain 10, Falcon 9, 10 innings

At Cheyenne Mountain: The Pikes Peak 4A No. 1 Indians...

Thursday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain baseball takes off in second inning

Updated: Fri, Apr 7, 2017

BASEBALL

Cheyenne Mountain 15

Vista Ridge 2

At Cheyenne Mountain: The Wolves were down just one at the...

Prep roundup: Weather, again, the No. 1 obstacle for girls golfers

Updated: Sun, Apr 2, 2017

Weather, again, the No. 1 obstacle for girls golfers

The girls' golf season often takes as much strategy on the...

Prep roundup: Sand Creek, with home track and field meet canceled, takes on Incline instead

Updated: Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Sand Creek, with meet

off, takes on Incline instead

Sand Creek's track and field team has some unexpected free...

The Gazette Boys' Basketball 5A-4A Peak Performer of the Year: Hunter Maldonado, Vista Ridge

Updated: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Vista Ridge's Hunter Maldonado pushed his team into the first day of March as the Wolves made good on their move to the 5A...

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...

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...

Tuesday's prep roundup: The Classical Academy blanks Lewis-Palmer in girls' soccer

Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017

GIRLS' SOCCER

The Classical Academy 3, Lewis-Palmer 0

At TCA: The Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Titans (4-0)...

All-conference teams for 2016-17 winter seasons

Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Here are the all-conference selections for 2016-17 winter seasons.

BASKETBALL

high school boys'

Class...

Monday's prep roundup: Doherty baseball scores early, often to deal Pueblo South its first loss; Liberty gets first girls soccer win

Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017

BASEBALL

Doherty 10, Pueblo South 4

At Doherty: Lucas Colvin drove in three runs, and Tony Goodman had two...

High school baseball capsules for 2017 season

Updated: Wed, Mar 15, 2017

5A CSML

Doherty

Coach: Mike Berkey (third season)

Last year: 9-11, lost in district semifinal

...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge holds off Pueblo West in baseball

Updated: Tue, Mar 14, 2017

BASEBALL

Palmer Ridge 4, Pueblo West 3

At Pueblo West: There was no time to look toward the future with the...

Thursday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge spoils first TCA home baseball game

Updated: Fri, Mar 10, 2017

BASEBALL

Palmer Ridge 9, TCA 0

At TCA: Nathan Gishwiller tossed a complete-game three-hit shutout as Palmer...

Vista Ridge baseball coach, a 21-year-old Coronado graduate, to make debut against alma mater

Updated: Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Three seasons ago, Tanner Mayberry was among three freshmen to make the varsity baseball team at Coronado and, thanks to...

Paul Klee: Wyoming scored a gentleman in Vista Ridge star Hunter Maldonado

Updated: Thu, Mar 2, 2017

CENTENNIAL - We'll get to Hunter Maldonado the basketball player in a minute, but let's first talk about Hunter Maldonado...

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...

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...

Saturday's prep roundup: Sierra tops Pueblo Central in 2 OTs of 4A boys' basketball playoff

Updated: Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Class 4A...

Friday's prep roundup: Pine Creek rolls past Poudre to advance in 5A girls' playoffs

Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

5A second...

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...

Girls' basketball 5A, 4A state tournament capsules

Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017

With so many first-round upsets, there are some interesting disparities in rankings matchups. But that's what makes it fun....

Wednesday's prep roundup: Fountain-Fort Carson, Liberty deliver first-round upsets

Updated: Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

...

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...

Saturday's prep roundup: St. Mary's boys' basketball advances to district tournament

Updated: Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

St. Mary's...

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...

Vista Ridge's Jeff Flippen sheds 50 pounds to make state wrestling weight

Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Vista Ridge heavyweight wrestler Jeff Flippen had to drop more than 50 pounds over the course of the wrestling season just...

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...

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...

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...

Prep signing notes: First state titles, then NLIs for Discovery Canyon golf duo

Updated: Thu, Feb 2, 2017

First state titles, then letters of intent for Discovery Canyon golf duo

In any sport - regardless of level - winning...

David Ramsey: Watch out, Lewis-Palmer is back as elite team in 4A basketball

Updated: Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Lewis-Palmer coach Bill Benton spent practices last season watching the future of his team. He liked what he saw. He lost...

Vista Ridge football cousin trio highlights nine athlete signings

Updated: Wed, Feb 1, 2017

At 6-foot-5½, and a surprisingly agile 338 pounds, it's no wonder why the University of Colorado didn't hesitate to offer...

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....

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...