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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

 
 By G. Conner Salter    Sports 

Softball, golf and tennis to start practicing soon

By G. Connor Salter The Colorado High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) has announced plans for several sports to start up again this fall. CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green announced Wednesday, July 29, at the CHSAA’s... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

Charity hosts virtual golf tourney

The Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) Rocky Mountain Chapter will be hosting a virtual golf event called Fairways for Hope on Saturday, Aug. 1. The chapter was... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

Colorado's sports betting $25.6M debut may be a glimpse of what is to come

Debut of sports betting among the best ever, even without major sports being played, according to PlayColorado analysts Courtesy of PlayColorado Colorado's first month of sports bet... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

BMX racing back on track

Bike riders will be pleased to know that local BMX tracks have reopened for business. As USACycling.org describes BMX, "In its simplest form, it is very similar to the motorcycle st... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

Fountain run club to return

The walking and running club at Peaks N Pines Brewing Company in Fountain has started up again, and community members are encouraged to join. The group meets every Saturday at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Peaks N Pines... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Cruise to the Finish: High school grads lap PPIR

More than 400 people participated and attended Pikes Peak International Raceway's recent special event for graduating seniors, Cruise to the Finish, which allowed these teens to... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Officials offer swimming, boating safety guidelines

With July 4 coming up and crowds expected to hit the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other agencies are encouraging the public to be extra aware and cautious when it comes... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

2020 USL soccer season gets go-ahead

Soccer fans will be pleased to hear that the United Soccer League (USL) Championship Board of Governors met on June 4 to decided on whether the 2020 season would start or not. They decided to move forward, with the 2020 season... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Widefield Parks and Recreation director retires

Ben Valdez is retiring after 15 years as Director of Widefield School District 3 Parks and Recreation. His last day is June 30 and Eric Hulen has been announced as the new... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Local schools start sports practices

COVID-19 may have canceled spring, but things are starting to look up. On May 14, Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green sent a... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SPORTS QUIZ

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

 

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

 

SPORTS QUIZ

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

 

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

 

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