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D-49: Falcon High School student facing charges, accused of bringing gun to school  KKTV 11 News

School District 49 says the 18-year-old is facing multiple charges.



Falcon High School student arrested for bringing a gun on campus  KOAA 5

COLORADO SPRINGS – A student at District 49's Falcon High School is facing felony charges for allegedly bringing a concealed weapon on campus, burglary, ...



Colorado Springs high school stadiums: Histories, locations and stories  Colorado Springs Gazette

It's that time of the year again. The bright lights of a football stadium will shine on a pastime unlike any other: prep football.



How former Falcon High running back Kalen Ballage is discovering his role with Miami Dolphins  Colorado Springs Gazette

Kalen Ballage, the 23-year-old native of Peyton, is preparing to enter his second year in the NFL as a member of the Dolphins.



PHOTOS: Falcon High School 2019 graduation | Multimedia  Colorado Springs Gazette

Graduation exercises for Falcon High School were held Saturday May 25, 2019 at the Broadmoor World Arena. Photo by Jeff Kearney. Jeff Kearney ...



Falcon community rallies around athlete badly injured in crash  KOAA 5

The community of Falcon is pulling together to support one of their own. A sophomore football player is in the hospital after a crash that almost took his life.



Learning doesn't stop for snow days for Falcon High School  KKTV 11 News

Snow days in the traditional sense are about to be a thing of the past for one Springs-area high school.



Construction problems that led to Falcon High School evacuations apparently fixed  Colorado Springs Gazette

So far, so good this week for students at Falcon High School - , no construction problems, no evacuations, no canceled classes. "We're happy things are going ...



Plea deal possible for former Colorado Springs cheer coach accused of sex crimes against teens  KKTV 11 News

11 News is learning new information about a former cheer coach accused of child sex crimes.



Northeast Colorado Springs school district's losses continue with death of Falcon High 10th-grader  Colorado Springs Gazette

Falcon High School students and parents were informed Thursday morning of another tragic loss. "It is almost unbelievable that we must share more sad news," ...



Falcon honors fallen Green Beret — 'he was the best man that I've known'  Colorado Springs Gazette

Sgt. Maj. James “Ryan” Sartor couldn't go anywhere in Falcon without bumping into someone he knew — he was just that kind of guy.



Former Falcon High School athlete drowns in river  KKTV 11 News

A former Falcon High School football player drowned in a popular swimming area outside Grand Junction.



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 ...



Signing day list: More than 80 local athletes sign spring National Letters of Intent  Colorado Springs Gazette

April 17 marks the start of the third and final signing period for high school athletes to sign their national letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level.



Falcon High School senior, 18, identified as victim of crash caused by suspected drunken driver  Colorado Springs Gazette

An 18-year-old man who died in a crash Friday night when a suspected drunken driver turned in front of him was a popular Falcon High School senior on the ...



Teenage boys face charges in online Halloween threat against Falcon High School  Colorado Springs Gazette

Two teenage boys are facing charges after being linked to a Halloween threat to kill students and faculty at Falcon High School that has been circulating online ...



Parents Cry Fail Over Falcon High School Grading System  KKTV 11 News

Parents are voicing their opinion about a controversial grading system. Nearly three years ago, Falcon High School in District 49 went from a traditional ...



Cheyenne Mountain wrestling earns fourth straight PPAC title over growing Falcon program  Colorado Springs Gazette

Both the Cheyenne Mountain and Falcon wrestling teams had plenty of motivation heading into Thursday's Pikes Peak Athletic Conference Championship.



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.”



E-days: The beginning of the end of the snow day dance?  Colorado Springs Gazette

Snow days don't have the same glorious meaning at Falcon High School anymore. No sleeping in till noon or playing video games all day. Under an electronic ...



Landmark moment in School District 49 with new school at old ranch  Colorado Springs Gazette

The bulls on the old Bennett Ranch in Peyton don't look the same.



New 10-acre El Paso County dog park includes 2 acres for small dogs  KKTV 11 News

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - No leash no problem! El Paso County announced it was open to the public on Thursday there will be a grand opening ...



A month away from his Falcon High School graduation, teen is killed by suspected drunk driver  The Denver Post

A month before he was set to graduate from Falcon High School in El Paso County, an 18-year-old man was killed late Friday after his car was struck by a ...



Gas odor prompts evacuation at Falcon High School  KKTV 11 News

A gas odor at a Falcon-area high school prompted an evacuation shortly after school started Thursday morning.



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 ...



Falcon hires new football coach Chris Waca from Illinois  CHSAA Now

Falcon has named Chris Waca its new football coach, incoming athletic director Jen Gregg said on Monday.



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 ...



Mental Health: A crisis in Colorado — Parents struggle, families buckle with a child's mental illness  Colorado Springs Gazette

This story is part of a yearlong series about Colorado's broken mental health care system. Read the first installment here.



Falcon's inability to score costs team in state boys' hoops quarterfinal loss  Colorado Springs Gazette

There's perhaps no simpler way to describe the game of basketball than a line from Pepsi's Kyrie Irving's Uncle Drew commercials. "This game has always been ...



Weather closings and delays for October 31, 2018  KOAA 5

A cold front moved into Colorado Tuesday afternoon, bringing with it at least two inches of snow in some areas and significantly more in others.



Weather Closings and Delays for Tuesday, Jan. 22  KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

SOUTHERN COLORADO – Blizzard conditions along the I-25 corridor and points south have caused several schools to delay classes for Tuesday, Jan. 22.



Newest dog park in El Paso County is a smash hit with the four-legged community  KOAA 5

El Paso County now has three county dog parks open and ready for our four-legged friends. The newest is open in Falcon.



New alarm system at Sand Creek High helping police  Colorado Springs Gazette

Look twice at the walls inside Sand Creek High School, and you'll notice that blue alarms have joined the red fire alarms this semester.



Fatal addiction: Falcon High grad, gifted and gracious, loses life at 25 to heroin  Colorado Springs Gazette

Seven years and addiction to a lethal drug marked the distance between the frail form laced by tubes and wires to a hospital bed and the Makenzie Taylor ...



Fatal driving: Family of Falcon teen killed in 2017 drunken driving crash hopes 'Drunk Driving Stops Here'  Colorado Springs Gazette

The drunken driving death near Academy and Palmer Park on Monday night brought the city's total traffic fatalities this year to 38, one shy of matching last year's ...



Former Falcon star Kalen Ballage is on doorstep of NFL dream with “a lot of tread on my tires”  The Denver Post

INDIANAPOLIS -- Everyone inside Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., knew what was going to happen when Kalen Ballage lined up in the shotgun formation ...



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 ...



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 ...



Colorado Springs parents cry foul over grading system tied to new state standards  Colorado Springs Gazette

Almost three years after Falcon High School started a new grading system, parents are claiming "epic fail." "It's extremely unfair, and you need a master's degree ...



Former Falcon star Kalen Ballage staying humble after 8-touchdown game  The Denver Post

Before the eight-touchdown night, there was the eight-man touchdown. Last October, with Arizona State trying to ice an upset over No. 7 UCLA, the Sun Devils ...



Fallen Fort Carson Green Beret's comrades, family honor a 'brother' who gave his all  Colorado Springs Gazette

Under the spires of the Air Force Academy Cadet Protestant Chapel, fellow soldiers, family and friends on Saturday mourned the loss of Fort Carson Green Beret ...



Grandmother: Man allegedly tried to cover up woman's death in dirt bike crash  Colorado Springs Gazette

A 24-year-old woman whose body was found in southeast Colorado Springs in November died in a dirt bike crash with a man who allegedly tried to cover it up, ...



Deadly crash in Wyoming claims mother, 3 kids from Peyton  KKTV 11 News

BAGGS, Wyo. (KKTV) - A father of three is mourning the loss of his wife and children after they were killed in a crash in Wyoming. Gordon White released the ...



Friends remember former Falcon athlete who died in western Colorado  KKTV 11 News

Friends and family of Austin Worbington gathered Saturday night at the Falcon High School football stadium to remember the 20-year-old who drowned ...



Community Conversation tonight on suicide prevention; hosted by Gazette, KKTV  Colorado Springs Gazette

NOTE: The Community Conversation on suicide prevention will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Studio Bee in the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. You can ...



Falcon Middle School evacuated due to natural gas leak  kdvr.com

PEYTON, Colo. -- Students were evacuated from Falcon Middle School Wednesday morning due to a natural gas leak, according to a post on the Falcon School ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Local students eyed as solution to global cybersecurity workforce gap  Colorado Springs Independent

One of the world's greatest government, military, financial and social challenges has been made even worse by a workforce shortage of global proportions.



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

In 2012 a panel of Colorado-Springs area experts helped The Gazette pick the greatest boys' basketball players of all-time. Gazette Preps is excited to unveil a ...



New eSports facility lets local gamers dream big in northern Colorado Springs  Colorado Springs Gazette

Esports Arena, a Roseville, Calif.-based venture, recently partnered with Walmart to launch arenas within Walmart stores.



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 ...



SAT scores are slightly down in Colorado. Find your school's 2019 results  Chalkbeat Colorado

More than half of Colorado's high schools recorded lower SAT scores last spring when compared with the past year, according to data released Thursday.



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

FIRST TEAM 100M dash: Deondre Ritter, Fountain-Fort Carson, Sr. – The senior ran a 10.71-second race at state to finish .01 off a Class 5A gold medal in the ...



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 ...



Kalen Ballage, Falcon running back, attracts big recruiting attention  Denver Post

FALCON —The school bus driver, who had just taken the Falcon High football team from its school to its practice field at the Patriot Learning Center, was ...



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.



Pine Creek football, wrestling face sanctions for recruiting violations  Colorado Springs Gazette

Pine Creek High School's football and wrestling programs — two of the more successful programs from the Pikes Peak region — have been sanctioned by the ...



David Ramsey: 4 reasons to believe in Kalen Ballage's future as NFL running back  Colorado Springs Gazette

Former Falcon star Kalen Ballage is headed, eventually, to NFL stardom, but he won't arrive there next season. He'll be the Dolphins third running back, a rookie ...



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 ...



CHSAA approves boys' volleyball, girls' wrestling and unified bowling as pilot programs  Colorado Springs Gazette

Advocates have been pushing for the sanctioning of boys' volleyball in the state of Colorado for more than 20 years. And Wednesday, the club sport took one ...



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 ...



TV Talk - Lena Howland leaves KOAA  Colorado Springs Gazette

After a four-year run, KOAA-TV reporter Lena Howland has left the station. Her last day with the local NBC affiliate was Tuesday. Howland has taken a position ...



Family grieves loss of son killed before graduation in suspected DUI crash  KKTV 11 News

Finley, an 18 year-old senior, was supposed to graduate from Falcon High School this weekend.



Colorado Springs family killed in crash dedicated lives to Christian faith  Colorado Springs Gazette

Just a week after he lost his wife and children in a crash in Wyoming, Gordon White tried to express his pain during a memorial *service* Saturday at Radiant ...



Super Centex Boys Soccer Team: Falcon’s foot carried Pirates into history books  Waco Tribune-Herald

La Vega did not get off to a good start this season. The Pirates were 1-5 to start the year before dropping their district opener to Mexia. At that moment, Mariano ...



Coin shop near downtown Colorado Springs robbed  Colorado Springs Gazette

A man escaped police after robbing a coin shop Friday just north of downtown Colorado Springs.



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 ...



High school boys' track and field capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

5A Coronado Coach: Jeremy Kane (13th season) Key players: Charles Broomfield, jr., thrower; Jaydon Lewis, sr., jumper; Carver Engstrom, sr., pole vaulter; ...



Find your Colorado school's 2016 PARCC English and math results  Chalkbeat Colorado

The green bars represent the number of students who scored at or above the state's benchmark for college or career readiness.



Graduation: When parenting becomes art appreciation  Colorado Springs Gazette

My daughter Zola, who graduated from high school over the weekend, once asked me a long time ago to watch an episode of a favorite show of hers on Netflix,



Find your Colorado PARCC 2017 results  Chalkbeat Colorado

In this searchable database, you can find your Colorado PARCC scores for the 2017 tests. These results are from PARCC testing in Colorado. The scores from ...



Gazette Preps 2017-18 Ice Hockey All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM F: Tyler Montoya, sr., Rampart The area star finished with 50 points (22 goals, 28 assists) good for a tie for second in the state. F: Dalton Giesbrecht,



Colorado Springs trees hit hard by defoliating moths  Colorado Springs Gazette

The small, brown moths clinging to trees in North Cheyenne Cañon Park are on the cusp of death, but eggs left in their wake could endanger forests across the ...



Loveland, Thompson Valley bands top regionals, will compete in state  Loveland Reporter-Herald

Loveland and Thompson Valley High School marching bands placed first in their divisions at a recent Colorado Bandmasters Association regional competition, ...



Best and Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2014  Colorado Springs Gazette

Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Judged by a panel of 11 community ...



Former ThunderRidge standout Sam Jones readies for NFL Combine  9NEWS.com

CENTENNIAL – To meet Sam Jones is to like him. The latest NFL prospect from the Denver-area, Jones has quarterback good looks but offensive guard ...



Prep baseball team capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

5A CSMLDohertyCoach: Mike BerkeyLast Season: 10-10, lost in districtsKey players: Gabe Jacobo, sr., P/3B (allleague); Michael Morton, sr., P/OF (all-league); ...



Pikes Pub: Two new breweries open in Colorado Springs  Colorado Springs Gazette

Sunburns, snowstorms and *fresh*-blooming suds: Welcome to spring in the southern Front Range. The Colorado Springs area is celebrating the season of rebirth ...



Pine Creek football coach Todd Miller answers critics on open enrollment and his team  Colorado Springs Gazette

Pine Creek's football team has thrived partially because it attracts players from across District 20. Athletes who live closer to Rampart or Liberty or other high ...



What if Broncos trade C.J., draft running back?  7NEWS Denver

The Broncos offense needs explosive players. Will they look to add a running back?



Picture-perfect moment for Willits twins  Pueblo Chieftain

This is the first of a three-part series involving recipients of Greater Pueblo Sports Association's great moments in Pueblo sports. The Pueblo Chieftain will revisit ...



UPDATE: Friends of 17-Year-Old Car Crash Victim Speak Out  KKTV 11 News

A 17-year-old girl from Canon City died in a car crash Sunday morning.



Kalen Ballage 2018 NFL Draft Profile  Last Word on Pro Football

Kalen Ballage holds the record for most touchdowns in a NCAA game but the Arizona State back faces an uphill challenge in this year's draft due to an extremely ...



Fountain-Fort Carson boys, The Classical Academy girls have special Saturday at state meet  Colorado Springs Gazette

It was no surprise that the Fountain-Fort Carson boys won the Class 5A state track and field meet Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium, but they way they got ...



Peter Isais, Britton Holmes claim back-to-back state wrestling titles  Colorado Springs Gazette

DENVER - Pine Creek's Peter Isais had a comfortable lead as the seconds wound down on his finals win, but he decided to go for one more takedown anyway.



Fantasy football: Mock draft of rookies in dynasty leagues (IDP)  Colorado Springs Gazette

Here's a look at a fantasy football Gazette sports editor Matt Wiley just completed. It's for a Dynasty League and it was only rookies, but any fantasy football ...



Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area  Colorado Springs Gazette

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued.



1 arrested, 1 wanted in theft of handguns from Colorado Springs pawn shop  Colorado Springs Gazette

One man was caught and another remains at large in connection with the theft of several handguns from a Colorado Springs pawn shop last month. Police say ...



Just the facts: Colorado snow is special - and something to welcome  Colorado Springs Gazette

Spring is when the Rockies brim with the state's most essential economic ingredient - water, in the form of snowpack. The distribution, amount and melting of this ...



Permits available for cutting down your own Christmas tree  Colorado Springs Gazette

Planning on cutting down your Christmas tree in the forest? Tree-cutting permits for the Pike National Forest's Pikes Peak District became available starting ...



Flood advisory issued for Colorado Springs, El Paso County; funnel clouds spotted  Colorado Springs Gazette

Funnel clouds were spotted in El Paso County Saturday after the National Weather *Service* issued a flood advisory for the area that included a chance for weak ...



ASU Football: 3-star Trelon Smith signs with Sun Devils  House of Sparky

Newest Arizona State Sun Devils signee Trelon Smith is soon to be the shortest (5-foot-7), lightest (181 pounds), and one of the youngest of a cluster of Arizona ...



Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.



Air Force withheld Colorado nuclear missile mishap from Pentagon review team  Colorado Springs Gazette

WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it.



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