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Soccer stadium progressing

Colorado Springs Switchback employees met at the Sky Club at Downtown Stadium on May 15 for the Topping Off Ceremony where they placed the final steel beam on the club's roof. Fans... — Updated 5/27/2020


Mesa Ridge alum promoted at Iowa Wesleyan

Derek Zander, a 2007 graduate of Mesa Ridge High School, has been named the Vice President of Advancement and Athletics at Iowa Wesleyan University (IW). The university announced th... — Updated 5/27/2020


CHSAA announces task force to consider sports during COVID

For high school athletes and coaches across the state, the big question right now is, “Will we get to play anytime soon?” Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green addressed that... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story


Area YMCAs hosting free online workouts

The YMCA wants to make sure you stay fit at home with workouts streamed for free online at their website. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help... — Updated 4/22/2020 Full story


Mesa Ridge alumna to play for WNBA on New York Liberty team

By G. Connor Salter Mesa Ridge High School graduate Kylee Shook has been drafted by the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team New York Liberty. Shook was selected in... — Updated 4/22/2020


High school spring sports season officially cancelled

Upon word that the state was calling off in-person school for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the Colorado High School Activities Association formally announced the cancellation of the spring sports season. On Tuesday... — Updated 4/22/2020


FFCHS track & field ranks 1 in CO

Colorado MileSplit, a website that ranks and records data on sports teams and events across the state, has released a ranking of Colorado's highest scoring boys' track and field... — Updated 4/20/2020


Fountain-based mobile yoga teacher opens virtual studio to accommodate social distancing guidelines

ZENner Mobile Yoga owner Jennifer Clark plans to return to Fountain this summer and open a yoga studio. However, the U.S. military recently froze members from moving during the... — Updated 3/25/2020


COVID-19 puts baseball, other sports on hold until April

As reported in last week’s edition, the CHSAA has announced that all spring sports are being postponed until April 18. This decision not only affects state tournaments (such as the recently canceled state basketball games) but... — Updated 3/25/2020 Full story



By Ryan A. Berenz 1. What business executive was chairman of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and served as the sixth commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1984 to 1989? 2. In February, 42-year-old Zamboni... — Updated 3/25/2020


State Basketball, All CHSAA Sports Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concern

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) announced last week that they were canceling all the remaining state basketball tournament games due to concerns about spreading the COVID-19 virus. In a press release, CHSAA... — Updated 3/18/2020 Full story


Mesa Ridge Wrestling Coach Selected to Coach for All-State Games

The Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) has named Mesa Ridge High School Coach Robert Braaten the 2020 Colorado All State Wrestling Coach. As a result, Braaten will... — Updated 3/18/2020



By Ryan A. Berenz 1. What women’s college basketball team had its streak of 253 straight weeks ranked in the Associated Press poll’s top five snapped on Feb. 17, 2020? 2. Actor Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) was... — Updated 3/11/2020


State Basketball

CLASS 4A WIDEFIELD LOSES SWEET 16 The Widefield Glads (17-9) lost 54-35 against Longmont (22-3) in their third round game at the Trojan dome last Wednesday (Mar. 4).... — Updated 3/11/2020



CLASS 4A BOYS WIDEFIELD MOVES TO THIRD ROUND The Widefield Glads (17-8) won 70-33 when they hosted Eagle Valley (6-16) in a first-round game last Wednesday (Feb. 26). They then won... — Updated 3/4/2020


Lady Gladiators in playoffs

The Lady Gladiators made it to the first round of playoffs. They had a hard loss against Lewis Palmer, losing lost 50-54. It was an intense game. These ladies played hard and... — Updated 3/4/2020



Five local high school teams advanced to the state basketball playoffs which began last night (Tues., Feb. 25.) CLASS 4A GIRLS MESA RIDGE, WIDEFIELD PLAYED LAST NIGHT Mesa Ridge and Widefield played first-round games last night. Th... — Updated 2/26/2020


Sports Wrap-Up

WRESTLING The Mesa Ridge Grizzlies finished seventh with 71 points at the Boys Varsity Wrestling Tournament on Thursday. This is the sixth time in eight years that they've made it... — Updated 2/26/2020


Sports Wrap-Up

WRESTLING The Mesa Ridge Grizzlies were team champions of the CHSAA 4A Region 4 Tournament on Saturday, Feb 15. They finished with 240.5 points, the second place team was Pueblo... — Updated 2/19/2020


Walk-Run Club Forming

A new walking and running club in Fountain is inviting individuals and families to come out and get involved. The group meets every Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Peaks N Pines Brewing Company’s Fountain location (212 W. Illinois... — Updated 2/19/2020


D3 Rivals

Both boys and girls varsity teams from Widefield andMesa Ridge faced off Jan. 29. Widefield won both games: boys 81-59, girls 46-37. For the girls it was the first win over Mesa in... — Updated 2/12/2020


Signing Day!

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Sports Wrap-Up

By G. Connor Salter BASKETBALL MESA RIDGE GIRLS LADY GRIZZLIES GO 1-2 The Lady Grizzlies lost 77-60 at Fountain-Fort Carson Saturday in a non-league game. They then won 73-32 at... — Updated 2/12/2020


Sports Wrap-Up

BASKETBALL MESA RIDGE GIRLS LADY GRIZZLIES GO 1-1 The Lady Grizzlies won 75-50 at Harrison Friday, and lost 46-37 at home to Widefield last Wednesday in two Class 4A Colorado... — Updated 2/5/2020


Fountain Valley Sports Wrapup

BASKETBALL MESA RIDGE GIRLS LADY GRIZZLIES GO 0-2 The Lady Grizzlies lost 51-40 against Canon City at home Saturday and lost 64-62 at The Classical Academy Thursday in two Class 4A... — Updated 1/29/2020


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