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New schools, new superintendents, new programs on tap for fall in Colorado Springs-area school districts  Colorado Springs Gazette

The question, “How was your summer?” often produces the same one-word response: “Short.”



Sheriff's office states 'unsubstantiated rumor' at Mesa Ridge High School  KKTV 11 News

11 News received a call from a concerned parent on Friday about an alleged attack that was planned at Mesa Ridge High School.



2019 graduation dates in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region  Colorado Springs Gazette

It's celebration time for thousands of high school and college students around Colorado Springs and in the Pikes Peak region. Here's a schedule of ...



Gazette Preps 2019 baseball preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

5A/4A Colorado Springs Metro. Coronado Cougars. Coach: Trevor Stewart, third season. Last year: 9-10 (6-6 5A CSML). Returning starters: Beau Chauvin, sr., ...



Assistant principal on leave while assault allegations are investigated  KKTV 11 News

A high school assistant principal is off the job, for now. He has been placed on leave after he was ticketed for misdemeanor assault on a teenager.



Passion, purpose drive Mesa Ridge grad's flourishing cybersecurity career | Colorado Springs young professional profile  Colorado Springs Gazette

In 2011, Erik Huffman started Handshake Leadership, a Colorado Springs business based on the principle of "purpose over profit." His success — and a passion ...



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

The Mesa Ridge wrestling team has cultivated a reputation in the Colorado Springs are as one of the top programs in the Pikes Peak region. But a few things ...



Mesa Ridge grad Venessannah Itugbu near the end of improbable, transformative career with Air Force hoops  Colorado Springs Gazette

Venessannah Itugbu wasn't recruited out of Mesa Ridge and certainly didn't define herself as a basketball player.



'Favorite class of the whole day': MiLL introduces students to manufacturing  KKTV 11 News

A unique training center is giving students hands-on experience while prepping them for the manufacturing field where jobs are in high demand.



Mesa Ridge's Roberds twins running with refined focus as seniors  Colorado Springs Gazette

Twins Matt and Richie Roberds have run cross country at Mesa Ridge for coach Carl Burgess for each of the past three seasons, but Burgess, heading into his ...



Thursday’s prep roundup: Palmer Ridge sends Sand Creek girls’ soccer to first loss  Colorado Springs Gazette

GIRLS' SOCCER. Palmer Ridge 2, Sand Creek 1. At Sand Creek: Abby Barhydt's penalty-kick goal with 20 minutes left gave Palmer Ridge the lead for good as ...



Colorado Springs Metro Wrestling Championships features new location, 5 returning champions  Colorado Springs Gazette

In its 19th year, the Colorado Springs Metro Wrestling Championships will see a change of scenery as 100-plus registered wrestlers from the Colorado Springs ...



Scouting state golf: 17 area teams to take part at state tournaments, as long as weather allows  Colorado Springs Gazette

Area golfers are set to tee off in what are supposed to be two-day state tournaments in Timnath, Windsor and Eagle on Monday, but the weather could be an ...



Gazette Preps 2019 girls' track and field preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

Class 5A. Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans. Coach: Ben Montoya, 12th year. Top athletes: Kyra Davis, sr., sprints, jumps; Marketa Draper, so., sprints; Sakara ...



Scouting State Tennis: Pikes Peak region teams look to shake things up at state girls' tennis tourneys  Colorado Springs Gazette

This year's state girls' tennis tournaments have been cut from three days to two to avoid Thursday's rainy and snowy forecast. The first and second rounds are ...



Mesa Ridge marching band's collaboration with LA band nets $7K donation  Colorado Springs Gazette

Band camp wasn't the same old one-and-two-and-three routine in Widefield on Thursday. The Pride of Mesa Ridge High School Marching Band received a ...



Gazette Preps 2018 5A/4A Football All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM. OFFENSE. Quarterback. Isaac Robinson, jr., Fountain-Fort Carson — The Trojan junior made an immediate impact in his first season as a starter, ...



Gazette Preps 2018-19 Wrestling All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

High school wrestling all-stars for the 2018-19 season.



GAME OF THE WEEK | Pine Creek travels to Mesa Ridge after two weeks off  Colorado Springs Gazette

In high school football, a disruption in momentum can be devastating, especially with a league title and the postseason on the line. But Pine Creek isn't most ...



Gazette Preps 2018-19 Girls basketball 5A/4A All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

Girls high school basketball all-stars for classes 4A and 5A.



Pine Creek football team returns from layoff with vengeance against Mesa Ridge in Game of the Week  Colorado Springs Gazette

If there was any doubt that Pine Creek wouldn't look the same after two weeks off, the first 45 seconds of Friday's 4A Southern football game against Mesa Ridge ...



Gazette Preps 2018-19 4A/5A Boys' Basketball All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

The 2018-19 boys' basketball all-stars for 4A and 5A teams in the Pikes Peak region.



Gazette Preps 2019 boys' track and field preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

Class 5A. Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans. Coach: Ben Montoya, 12th year. Returning athletes: Mike Jones, jr., sprints; JaWarren Smith, jr., sprints; Paul Thomas, ...



Gazette Preps 2018-19 wrestling preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

Class 5A. Palmer. Coach: Randy Teschner (34 years coaching). Returning state qualifiers: None. Key returning wrestlers: Nic Alvarez, sr., 138; Skylar ...



Signing Day List: Colorado Springs-area athletes sign Letters of Intent on National Signing Day  Colorado Springs Gazette

Wednesday marks the opening of the national signing period for high school seniors to sign their National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the ...



Arrest affidavit details alleged sexual encounters between Mesa Ridge High School student and teacher  Colorado Springs Gazette

A former Mesa Ridge High School teacher confessed to police that he had sex on two occasions with one of his female students while she babysat at his home ...



Gazette Preps 2019 girls' tennis preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

Class 5A. Fountain-Fort Carson. Coach: Mary Heisel, fifth year. Last year: 5-5 (1-1 CSML). Returning athletes: Emily Piter, so.; Sienna Powell, sr. Other top ...



Coaches react to new CHSAA football alignment for 2020, 2021 seasons  Colorado Springs Gazette

The CHSAA Board of Directors approved a new football alignment for the next two-year cycle.



Widefield boys claim rivalry win over Mesa Ridge basketball despite a few Grizzly comebacks  Colorado Springs Gazette

The Widefield-Mesa Ridge rivalry is an intense matchup regardless of the sport. But Wednesday the boys' basketball teams took it one step further. Mesa Ridge ...



Thursday’s prep roundup: Area tennis players qualify for state tourneys  Colorado Springs Gazette

BOYS' TENNIS. 4A Region 6. At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain won region titles in all seven spots, piling up 84 points and convincingly winning the ...



After tragedy, Mesa Ridge pulls together for last graduate  Colorado Springs Gazette

Editor's note: This ceremony was private; the following account was provided by Widefield School District 3 Director of Communications James Drew. It has been ...



Falcon football event shines light on the line  Colorado Springs Gazette

PEYTON - Linemen on high school football teams have been left to do their own thing in the summer as seven-on-seven tournaments for skill-position players ...



Peak Performer of the Week: Sarah Savidge, Doherty girls' wrestling  Colorado Springs Gazette

In one of her first matches during her first year of high school wrestling, Sarah Savidge got a wakeup call.



Gazette Preps 2018 football preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

A team-by-team look at the 2018 prep football season.



Former Widefield, Harrison teacher sentenced for student sex assaults  KOAA 5

DENVER – A former teacher who was accused of sex crimes by five former students was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison Friday. Brian Vasquez, who ...



Scouting state basketball playoffs: Lewis-Palmer boys', Air Academy girls' take No. 1 in 4A  Colorado Springs Gazette

Fountain-Fort Carson enters the postseason leading Class 5A in blocks, averaging 5.6 per game, and are third in the class in steals, averaging nearly 12 per ...



Peak Performer of the Week: Nathan Johns, The Classical Academy  Colorado Springs Gazette

It's difficult to rattle The Classical Academy wrestler Nathan Johns.



Five Colorado Springs area athletes win state wrestling championships  Colorado Springs Gazette

DENVER • Colorado Springs area wrestlers did little for those who can't stand dramatic finishes.Because on Saturday night, there were plenty of them.



Harlem Globetrotters's TNT went to Mesa Ridge High School  Colorado Springs Gazette

7 p.m. Friday, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $19-$121; 576-2626, ticketswest.com A local woman broke a Harlem Globetrotters streak that spanned nearly ...



Saturday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain, St. Mary's qualify for state softball tournaments  Colorado Springs Gazette

SOFTBALL REGIONALS. CLASS 5A. Region 4. No. 29 Pine Creek Eagles. Game 1 — Loveland 9, Pine Creek 2 - Loveland held Pine Creek to just two runs off ...



Prep notebook: Waca earns first win as Falcon football coach  Colorado Springs Gazette

As the seconds ticked away Friday, the realization kicked in that Chris Waca was about to make history with his first victory as head coach at Falcon.



All-time area high school basketball team: It's time to honor the girls  Colorado Springs Gazette

In 2012, Lewis-Palmer's Josh Scott and Sierra's Wesley Gordon, both University of Colorado commits, embarked as the state's top players on a collision course ...



Tuesday's prep roundup: Widefield baseball earns first win; Rampart girls' soccer remains undefeated  Colorado Springs Gazette

BASEBALL. Widefield 9, Mesa Ridge 2. At Mesa Ridge: Widefield started fast and ended strong to claim its first win of the season. The Gladiators scored five ...



Mesa Ridge downs Widefield in football rivalry  Colorado Springs Gazette

Mesa Ridge took a haymaker to the chin to start its rivalry game against Widefield. The Grizzlies simply smiled, and responded. For the third time in four years, ...



Mesa Ridge High School teacher arrested in sex assault case  Colorado Springs Gazette

Police have arrested a 31-year-old Mesa Ridge High School teacher on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. Roger Thomas French Jr. is accused of having an ...



Gazette Preps 2018 boys' golf preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

Class 5A. Colorado Springs Metro League. Coronado Cougars. Coach: Rick Rienks, 2nd season. Returning athletes: Alexander Cintron, So.; Jack Cintron, Jr.; ...



2019 Daniels Fund Scholars include 12 from Colorado Springs area high schools  Colorado Springs Gazette

Twelve high school seniors in the Pikes Peak region are among this year's 218 recipients of the Daniel's Fund Scholarship, which pays educational expenses ...



Peak Performer of the Week: Maggie Buckley, Rampart diving  Colorado Springs Gazette

Two years ago, Maggie Buckley was relatively clueless to diving. And now, she can't see herself doing anything else. Over the weekend, the Rampart ...



Colorado Springs law enforcement youth group shows its appreciation with thin blue line flags  Colorado Springs Gazette

Seventeen-year-old Tobi Harris' mom is active-duty military, and when she heard what her son was doing Wednesday night, she uttered words Tobi would echo: ...



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

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 Colorado Springs Metro Wrestling ...



Gazette Preps 2017-18 5A-4A Girls' Basketball All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM G: Chloe Welch, sr., Mesa Ridge - Welch concluded her impressive high school career by leading her team to the Class 4A state semifinals and ...



AAHS junior receives scholarship for exchange program in Germany  Colorado Springs Gazette

Air Academy High School student Christina Stanley is one of 250 American high school students from across the country awarded the prestigious ...



SIGNING DAY: Colorado Springs-area athletes to sign their National Letters of Intent  Colorado Springs Gazette

Wednesday marks the third official Signing Day for high school athletes to sign their National Letters of Intent. Find out which Colorado Springs-area students ...



David Ramsey: Ashley Bowen boldly leads Mesa Ridge girls' basketball past top-seeded Pueblo West  Colorado Springs Gazette

PUEBLO WEST – Ashley Bowen was tired, but her Mesa Ridge teammates needed her to fight through her weariness. So she battled through her fatigue and ...



Peak Performer of the Week: Trevor Porter, Pine Creek hockey  Colorado Springs Gazette

Trevor Porter could be playing club hockey right now, competing at arguably a higher level with athletes determined to land a college scholarship somewhere.



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

Who selected the players? Gazette Preps did not cast a vote in selecting these players, but rather oversaw the creation of a voting committee that brought a ...



Cherry Creek School District reaches settlement with students sexually assaulted by teacher  KOAA 5

A suburban Denver school district will pay $11.5 million to students who were sexually assaulted by a middle school teacher who once taught in Widefield and ...



Gazette Preps 2018 girls' volleyball preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

A team-by-team look at the 2018 preps volleyball season.



David Ramsey: Mesa Ridge's Kylee Shook still chasing her potential as mighty Louisville defeats Air Force  Colorado Springs Gazette

Kylee Shook wants to grow into greatness, and her coach Jeff Walz expects her to become, using his favored word, “special.”



USS Arizona survivor attends Colorado Springs ceremony on 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack  Colorado Springs Gazette

Donald Stratton, one of five surviving sailors who was aboard the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, was lionized Friday as Colorado Springs paused to remember ...



Alt-rock band from L.A. comes to aid of Colorado Springs high school band  Colorado Springs Gazette

The meeting of the minds of two bands last summer has led to what both hope is one great idea. A Los Angeles-based alternative rock band with a loyal ...



Scouting state basketball playoffs: 11 area teams head to the round of 16  Colorado Springs Gazette

CLASS 5A BOYS. No. 19 Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans. Game data: Fountain-Fort Carson (18-7) at No. 3 Rangeview (22-2) … 7 p.m., Wednesday. The winner ...



Gazette Preps 2018 boys' and girls' cross country capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

Class 5A. Colorado Springs Metro League. Doherty. Coach: Robert Duensing, ninth years. Boys. Last year: Sixth in region 5. Returning athletes: Matt Blizzard, ...



Business Briefs and Kudos  Colorado Springs Business Journal

Shamrock Foods has opened a Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse at 1045 N. Academy Blvd. It is the third Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse in Colorado, with ...



Gazette Preps 2017-18 Wrestling All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM 106: Jett Strickenberger, Discovery Canyon, fr.: He started off his high school career on a high note, finishing the Class 4A state tournament in third ...



Best sledding hills and ways to make the most of snow days around Colorado Springs  Colorado Springs Gazette

Here are a few suggestions from The Gazette on how to make the most of a snow day around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.



Scouting state wrestling: Top area contenders in each weight class  Colorado Springs Gazette

This week 109 local wrestlers will make the Pepsi Center home as they battle to bring a state championship back to the Pikes Peak region. Of the 109 headed to.



SIGNING DAY LIST: Colorado Springs-area athletes to sign their National Letters of Intent  Colorado Springs Gazette

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN Thomas Chaston, Track — Colorado State (DI)Kinley Coe Cheyenne, Volleyball — Northeastern Junior College (NJCAA)Kurtis ...



Gazette Preps 2018 softball preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

Class 5A/4A. 5A Colorado Springs Metro League. Coronado Cougars. Coach: Conrad Gonzales, 3rd season. Last year: 3-15 (2-10 5A CSML). Returning ...



BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM-BY-TEAM PREVIEW CAPSULES  Colorado Springs Gazette

4A. Region 1. Lewis-Palmer Rangers. Coach: Paul Kardel, 20th season. Last year: 7-2 in duals and finished runner-up at regional; had five positions advance to ...



Stray Suns shine a light on Colorado Springs rock scene | Set List  Colorado Springs Gazette

The latest in a Gazette series profiling Pikes Peak region bands features Colorado Springs' rock band Stray Suns, featuring Tim Miller on bass guitar; Jake ...



LIST: 2017 graduation calendar for high schools, colleges around Colorado Springs  Colorado Springs Gazette

It will soon be celebration time for thousands of high school and college students around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. The graduation season ...



Pueblo South outlasts Mesa Ridge in overtime to return to Class 4A girls basketball title game for second straight year  The Denver Post

During Pueblo South's 4-7 start to the season, the Colts didn't necessarily look like the championship-caliber team that Steel City locals have come to expect out ...



Former El Paso County teacher held on $200K bond as allegations of sex assault on students emerge  KKTV 11 News

A man who used to teach at two school districts in El Paso County is being held on a $200000 bond for allegations of sexually assaulting students.



2018 graduation schedule for Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak region high schools, colleges  Colorado Springs Gazette

It's celebration time for thousands of high school and college students in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Here's a schedule of 2018 ...



Mesa Ridge football hoping offseason pulls team together  Colorado Springs Gazette

The preseason leadership meetings were supposed to be a once-in-a-while event. Then it was every other week. Next thing senior guard Kaleb Gaster knew, ...



Gazette Preps 2018 Girls' Track & Field All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM 100M dash: Olivia Whitaker, sr., Air Academy – Whitaker ran a season-best of 12.22 at the PPAC Championships, and a month later claimed ...



Q&A: Louisville forward, Mesa Ridge product Kylee Shook talks Cardinals’ run to NCAA Final Four  The Denver Post

As Louisville prepares to take on Mississippi State on Friday in the Final Four, Denver Post preps editor Kyle Newman caught up with Cardinals' 6-foot-4 ...



Where are they now? Doherty grad makes sudden impact as freshman at Washington State  Colorado Springs Gazette

Not quite one month after graduating from Doherty High School this spring, Mykiaa Minniss arrived in Pullman, Washington, ready to compete for a spot on the ...



List: 2016 graduation ceremonies in the Colorado Springs area  Colorado Springs Gazette

PIKES PEAK-AREA GRADUATIONS It's celebration time for thousands of high school and college students in the Pikes Peak region. Here's a schedule of ...



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

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



Colorado Springs Christian teammates Megan Engesser, Rachel Ingram square off at "The Show"  Colorado Springs Gazette

DENVER – Colorado Springs Christian teammates Megan Engesser and Rachel Ingram, still reeling from a loss in the 3A state finals earlier in the month, found ...



Tuesday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge beats Air Academy girls' tennis as Kadets fall from undefeated start  Colorado Springs Gazette

After storming out to an 8-0 start to the year, the Air Academy girls' tennis team has hit a few speed bumps. After suffering their first loss of the season.



2017 Gazette Preps Boys' Soccer All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM. Attack. Kristian Hooker, Air Academy, Sr. — Hooker proved to be the Kadets' most dangerous attacking option. His 18 goals and nine assists ...



Gazette Preps 2018 Baseball All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM PITCHERS Riley Cornelio, jr., Pine Creek – Cornelio completed his junior season ranked as a top-10 pitcher in the state with a 0.91 ERA through ...



Gazette Preps 2017-18 Class 5A-4A Boys' Basketball All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM G: Noah Martinez, sr., Falcon - Martinez ran the show for a Falcon team that went 20-6 and earned the No. 4 seed at state, the program's best.



Mesa Ridge tops Widefield 14-3 in baseball  Colorado Springs Gazette

The frigid winds swirling around Mesa Ridge High School didn't cool off Logan Beatty's red-hot start. The Grizzlies senior pitcher allowed three runs over five ...



2017-18 Gazette Preps girls' basketball team-by-team capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

5A CSML Coronado Coach: Bryan Earls (first season) Last season: 3-21 (0-13 in league) Key players: G Abriana Burr, sr.; F Madison Eurich, sr. What to know: ...



Parents Angry After Man Exposes Himself To Girls  KKTV 11 News

Investigators are looking for a man who exposed himself to young girls as they were walking home from school. 11 News talked to the fathers of two of the girls.



Bob Weir finally graduates Fountain Valley | Reverb | Colorado Springs  Colorado Springs Independent

It's always been easy to typecast musicians as troublemakers and delinquents. From the '50s through the '80s, rock music was widely accepted — and ...



Gazette Preps 2018 girls' track and field preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

Class 5A Coronado Coach: Doug Hugill Returning athletes: Grace Abernathy, so., distance; Chloe Cassens, sr. distance; Taylor Dutton, sr., distance; Jaelyn ...



All-league selections for fall sports 2016  Colorado Springs Gazette

All-league teams from fall sports are being released as the individual seasons conclude. We will continue to update as the sports reach their end and as they are ...



Peak Performer of the week: Kylee Shook, Mesa Ridge basketball  Colorado Springs Gazette

Kylee Shook is putting up numbers that indicate she's not only one of the best players in the state now, but that she very well could go down in the.



Areas near Colorado Springs see worst overnight hail storm in more than 20 years, according to report  Colorado Springs Gazette

Thousands of houses and cars were damaged early Wednesday by large hail during the worst overnight storm in El Paso County in more than 20 years.



Former teacher sentenced to probation for having sex with student  Colorado Springs Gazette

A former Mesa Ridge High School teacher who had sex with a 17-year-old student will be on sex offender intensive supervised probation indefinitely, a judge ...



Former Colorado Springs volleyball coach sentenced on child porn conviction  Colorado Springs Gazette

A former Mesa Ridge High School volleyball coach caught looking at child pornography and masturbating while parked in his car at Fort Carson was sentenced ...



Mesa Ridge alum Fatima Maddox “made to be Globetrotter”  The Denver Post

Louis “Sweet Lou” Dunbar knows a star when he sees one. And when the legendary Harlem Globetrotter, now the team's director of player personnel, first saw ...



Woody Paige: Take action on school shootings, consider helping Rachel's Challenge  Colorado Springs Gazette

"I want all of you to get up out of your chairs ... and go to the window. Open it, stick your head out and yell 'I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore.



Campbell to be superintendent in Widefield in July  Colorado Springs Gazette

Scott Campbell will be the next superintendent in Widefield School District 3, officials announced Wednesday.He will replace Joe Royer who will retire after 30 ...



Deputies need help finding missing El Paso County teen  KRDO

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a teenage girl who was last seen about a week ago.



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