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Falcon community rallies around athlete badly injured in crash  KOAA 5

FALCON, COLO. – 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 ...



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.



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.



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.



Kalen Ballage, former Falcon High star, selected by Miami Dolphins in fourth round of NFL draft  The Denver Post

Kalen Ballage is headed to Miami. The former Falcon High School and Arizona State star running back was selected Saturday in the fourth round of the NFL ...



GAME OF THE WEEK | Falcon travels to Air Academy as both teams search for their first win  Colorado Springs Gazette

Two teams searching for their first win of the season will clash after so-so starts.



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," ...



Air Academy's Brady Badwound comes up with two big plays to lift Kadets over Falcon  Colorado Springs Gazette

It all came down to two plays. A blocked extra point, and a goal-line stand. And Air Academy's Brady Badwound was responsible for both as he made the first ...



Prep wrestling roundup: Local grapplers advance to quarterfinals as Colorado state tournament begins  Colorado Springs Gazette

DENVER — Several wrestlers from the Pikes Peak region advanced to the quarterfinals after the first day of the state tournament at the Pepsi Center on ...



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.



Gas leak closes Falcon High School  Colorado Springs Gazette

Falcon High School was evacuated Thursday morning and is closed for the rest of the day, due to an unidentifiable natural gas smell in the main hallway of the ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Funeral for Falcon High School student Michael Finley scheduled Friday  Colorado Springs Gazette

A funeral Mass for Michael Finley, a Falcon High School senior killed when a suspected drunken driver turned in front of him, is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday.



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 ...



Suspect in DUI crash that killed Falcon High School student sentenced to 24 years  KRDO

The man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide back in August in connection with the death of a student from Falcon High School was sentenced to 24 years ...



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 ...



Gazette Preps 2018 3A-1A Football All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

CLASS 3A-1A. FIRST TEAM. OFFENSE. Quarterback. Ty Evans, sr., Palmer Ridge — Evans concluded his high school run with a second straight state title and ...



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 ...



Thursday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer's Jason Shuger tosses no-hitter in season opener  Colorado Springs Gazette

BASEBALL. Lewis-Palmer 5, Ponderosa 0. At Lewis-Palmer: Jason Shuger started his senior season with a bang -- throwing a seven-inning no-hitter and ...



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 ...



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

Parents are voicing their opinion about a controversial grading system.



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 ...



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., ...



Weather Closings and Delays for Tuesday, Jan. 22  KOAA 5

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Weather closings and delays for October 31, 2018  KOAA 5

SOUTHERN COLORADO – A cold front moved into southern Colorado, bringing rain that changed to snow Tuesday afternoon, dropping several inches of snow ...



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 ...



Saturday’s prep roundup: Pine Creek, TCA corral team track victories  Colorado Springs Gazette

TRACK AND FIELD. Larry Pickering Centennial Invitational. At Dutch Clark Stadium: Charles Nnantah Jr. swept both hurdles races, and Caleb Boutelle added a ...



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, ...



Monday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain gets emotional win after death of Kendall Robinson  Colorado Springs Gazette

Cheyenne Mountain clinched a narrow back-and-forth boys' basketball victory over Sand Creek in front of a crowd of supporters holding handmade signs ...



Kalen Ballage, Falcon graduate, drafted by Miami  KRDO

The Miami Dolphins drafted Falcon High School graduate Kalen Ballage in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft.



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.



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, ...



Weather closings and delays for Dec. 13, 2018  KOAA 5

A quick-moving storm brought strong winds and blowing snow to southern Colorado Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, creating some slick ...



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 ...



Falcon ECHS moves to Odessa College campus  Midland Reporter-Telegram

University of Texas of the the Permian Basin will no longer be the home of Falcon Early College High School. The Odessa College Board of Trustees ...



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 ...



Graduation schedule for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Thursday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain's Choi earns top medalist billing at Trojan Invite  Colorado Springs Gazette

GIRLS' GOLF Trojan Invitational At Cheyenne Shadows GC: Cheyenne Mountain's Maxine Choi garnered top medalist honors after carding a 7-over-par 80, ...



Cheyenne Mountain nixes change to student dress code  Colorado Springs Gazette

After hearing impassioned pleas from students saying the dress code and enforcement practices in Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 are "objectifying," ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Cañon City Tigers' Nathan Pontious, Laiken O'Rourke top runners at home invitational  Canon City Daily Record

The Cañon City Tigers cross country team compete well at its home invitational, but two athletes in particular excelled. Nathan Pontious and Laiken O'Rourke ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Falcon dedicates football season to deceased ex-teammate Austin Warbington  Colorado Springs Gazette

As a sophomore at Falcon two seasons ago, Zion Littlejohn heard many voices. One stood out, even if it wasn't the loudest. "He didn't talk much, but showed his ...



Teen killed in suspected DUI crash 1 month before graduation  KKTV 11 News

Drinking and driving is to blame for a deadly crash that killed an 18-year-old, State Patrol said.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Technology-based curricula help middle, high school students succeed post graduation  Colorado Springs Independent

The Colorado Department of Education has academic standards for everything from mathematics to dance, but it took action by the Colorado Legislature to get ...



Falcon star Kalen Ballage signs with Arizona State  Colorado Springs Gazette

Thanks to untimely nasty weather and the power of social media, Kalen Ballage didn't get to control the moment the way he imagined. On a normal Wednesday, ...



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.



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 girls' golf 2018 preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

5A CSML Doherty Coach: Brett Courter, first year Last year: Did not qualify a team or any players for the state tournament Returning athletes: Paige Well, sr.; ...



All-conference teams for 2016-17 winter seasons  Colorado Springs Gazette

Here are the all-conference selections for 2016-17 winter seasons. BASKETBALL high school boys' Class 5a csml all-league First Team Brevin Brimble ...



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; ...



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?



Friday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer gets big boys' basketball conference win  Colorado Springs Gazette

BOYS' BASKETBALL Lewis-Palmer 76, Sand Creek 62 At Sand Creek: In a battle of top-three teams in the 5A/4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference, Lewis-Palmer ...



Cañon City High School Tigers vollyeball team dominates in season opener  Canon City Daily Record

The Cañon City High School volleyball team started the season with a bang Thursday night, dominating the Falcon High School Falcons three sets to none in ...



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 ...



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 ...



Ramsey: Pine Creek's Todd Miller is obsessed with victory. Just ask his wife  Colorado Springs Gazette

Standing in the blazing Illinois sun the morning after her church wedding, Jill Miller started asking questions. She had married a redheaded high school football ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Tributes for June 18  Greeley Tribune

Ruth Burkholder Feb. 9, 1921-June 15, 2014 Age: 93 Residence: Greeley Ruth Mae Burkholder was born in Colorado Springs to Paul Raymond Cummings and ...



PREP NOTEBOOK: Longtime coach Al Blanc takes post at Discovery Canyon  Colorado Springs Gazette

Al Blanc, whose 41-year career at eight Colorado high schools has netted more than 600 career victories, late Wednesday afternoon officially became coach of ...



Not enough students to fill growing cybersecurity demand  Colorado Springs Gazette

An unending war happening in the nebulous realm of cyberspace needs more troops to fight the bad guys and protect the innocent. With high-profile security ...



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 ...



At least 11 from Channelview ISD bus crash remain hospitalized in Alabama, Florida  Chron

At least 11 members of the Channelview High School band remained in hospitals in Alabama and Florida receiving medical treatment Wednesday morning, ...



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 ...



2016 in the Colorado Springs Area: A look back  Colorado Springs Gazette

While the nation may remember 2016 for a contentious presidential race, the year in the Pikes Peak region was much more subdued. It was a year of growth in ...



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 ...



Music & Blossom Festival Parade Lineup  Canon City Daily Record

Start Time: 1 p.m. Saturday 1. Welcome Banner carried by Florence Law Enforcement Explorers 2. Cañon City Music & Blossom Festival Grand Marshal Sandy ...



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.



Boyd & Byington | Weddings  Weekly News Journal

Dennis and Ursula Byington, of Burley, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Jared Lorenzo Byington, to Kailey Marie Boyd, daughter of Steve and ...



Not-so-sweet 16: Greeley GoJo Sports falls to Grand Junction Gene Taylor's in 16-inning marathon  Greeley Tribune

Dave Jahnke was sure of it.Matt Stike was coming in the game — no two ways about it.Even though his Grand Junction Gene Taylor's squad had a two-run ...



Colorado Buffs signing day lands Mike MacIntyre’s son, 21 others  Denver Post

BOULDER — Although Colorado's 22-man football recruiting class lacks a plethora of nationally recognized blue-chippers, one name on the list is sure to catch ...



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

Last season, the shortest Sun Devil to touch the ball was 5-foot-10. This guy is 5-foot-7.



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.



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