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Gazette Preps 2017-18 5A-4A Girls' Basketball Coach of the Year: Jim Mason, Widefield

Updated: Fri, Mar 30, 2018
Coach Jim Mason made the decision last summer that 2017-18 would be his last season coaching, ending a 22-year girls’...

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...

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...

Widefield’s Cinderella season comes to an end in girls' basketball 4A state semifinal

Updated: Fri, Mar 9, 2018
The Widefield girls’ basketball team entered Thursday’s 4A semifinal game as the last remaining underdog in the state...

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

Updated: Thu, Mar 8, 2018
In 2012 a panel of Colorado-Springs area experts helped The Gazette pick the greatest boys’ basketball players of all-time....

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...

Saturday's prep roundup: Doherty's run for a 5A boys' basketball title ends on last-second shot

Updated: Sun, Mar 4, 2018
CLASS 5A (2) ThunderRidge 45, (7) Doherty 43 At Denver Coliseum: Doherty’s stellar season came to an end Saturday in the...

Dramatic shot carries Widefield girls' basketball team to state semifinals

Updated: Sat, Mar 3, 2018
GOLDEN • Widefield coach Jim Mason’s retirement party, one that’s been four decades in the making, is officially on hold....

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...

Widefield dominates Fort Morgan, steps closer to goal

Updated: Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Widefield girls basketball coach Jim Mason said he set three goals for his team this year: Contend for a league title. Secure...

Prep notebook: Falcon boys basketball fights adversity to No. 4 seed in Class 4A

Updated: Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Falcon’s best hoops season yet only gets better After already winning its most games in program history, the Falcon boys’...

Thursday's prep roundup: Widefield boys basketball wins 4A CSML

Updated: Thu, Feb 15, 2018
Boys basketball Widefield 77, Canon City 51 At Canon City: Widefield (19-4, 14-2) wrapped up the Class 4A Colorado Springs...

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...

Friday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer boys' basketball trio comes up big in win over league foe Falcon

Updated: Fri, Feb 2, 2018
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Widefield 52, Elizabeth 33 At Widefield: Aaliyah Ricketts led with 19 points and Charisse Fairley...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Friday's prep roundup: Air Academy's Ryan Self hits two late-game shots in boys' basketball win over Sand Creek

Updated: Fri, Jan 5, 2018
ICE HOCKEY Creste Butte 5, Rampart At Sertich Ice Center: Tyler Montoya scored two goals but the Rams couldn’t overcome a...

Thursday's prep roundup: Pine Creek girls' basketball blows past Coronado in CSML opener

Updated: Thu, Jan 4, 2018
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Pine Creek 55, Coronado 21 At Pine Creek: Kate Ogrodny had 15 points and three blocks and Jordyn...

Thursday’s prep roundup: Stellar defensive play keeps CSCS perfect on young season

Updated: Fri, Dec 22, 2017
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CSCS 40, Pagosa Springs 19 At CSCS: Megan Engesser led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points, and...

Thursday's prep roundup: Dewing leads Air Academy boys' basketball to sixth straight win

Updated: Thu, Dec 14, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Air Academy 73, Pueblo Centennial 49 At Pueblo East Coaches Classic: Thad Dewing scored 23 points and...

Saturday's prep roundup: Four double-digit scorers lead St. Mary's to first boys' basketball win of season

Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL St. Mary's 76, Manitou Springs 65 At Manitou Springs: Gabe Calhoun scored 20 points and Camden Raedel and...

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,...

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...

Tuesday's prep roundup: Mesa Ridge locks up 4A CSML girls' basketball crown

Updated: Tue, Feb 14, 2017
Girls' Basketball Mesa Ridge 54, Cañon City 51 At Mesa Ridge: Behind 23 points and 16 rebounds from sophomore Ashley...

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...

Monday's prep roundup: Tedquist's 3-pointer boosts Canon City girls past Sierra

Updated: Mon, Feb 6, 2017
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Canon City 51, Sierra 48 At Canon City: Kate Tedquist hit a 3-pointer from the right corner as time...

Thursday's prep roundup: Liberty tops Rampart to stay atop league

Updated: Thu, Jan 12, 2017
BOYS' BASKETBALL Liberty 80, Rampart 73 At Liberty: Liberty (8-4, 3-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) scored 27 points...

Girls' basketball capsules for 5A, 4A classifications

Updated: Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Here's a team-by-team look at girls' basketball programs in the 5A and 4A classifications. 5A CSML Coronado Coach:...

Widefield folds against Sierra, but still clinches playoff berth

Updated: Thu, Feb 18, 2016
For 16 minutes, the Widefield girls' basketball team looked like a playoff squad. Then it all fell apart. The Gladiators...

Sierra girls' hoops tops Widefield ahead of showdown with Mesa Ridge

Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016
It would've been easy for Sierra to glance at the schedule and perhaps look ahead to Thursday, but the Stallions needed to...