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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.”



Fountain-Fort Carson High graduating senior dedicates Memorial Garden in front of school to military  Colorado Springs Gazette

Some things “just need to be done,” believes Fountain-Fort Carson High School senior Rachel Johnson, who graduates Saturday.



Fountain-Fort Carson High School student wins prestigious scholarship  Colorado Springs Gazette

Hunter Udelhoven is one of two graduating seniors in Colorado to be awarded a scholarship worth up to $40000 a year for college expenses from the Jack Kent ...



PHOTOS: Rampart 8, Fountain-Fort Carson 1 in girls' soccer  Colorado Springs Gazette

Rampart stayed unbeaten in high school girls' soccer with an 8-1 5A/4A CSML win over Fountain-Fort Carson on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Read more here.



Prep notebook: Fountain-Fort Carson hosts successful event for Special Olympics Colorado  Colorado Springs Gazette

For the first time Saturday, Fountain-Fort Carson High School played host to more than 250 swimming and track and field athletes, along with some 100 ...



As veterans retire, Fountain-Fort Carson grad Nick Green can continue Colorado Springs' run of major leaguers  Colorado Springs Gazette

The long — nearly unbroken — line of Colorado Springs players in the major leagues may not be snapped this year even as two of the area's best step aside.



Pepper spray incident at Fountain-Fort Carson High School  KKTV 11 News

Officials with Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight wanted to make it clear pepper spray is not allowed on any campus following an incident on Thursday.



Fountain-Fort Carson boys' basketball survives late-game rally to hand Pine Creek first loss of the season  Colorado Springs Gazette

Was the Fountain-Fort Carson boys' basketball team intimidated by Pine Creek's undefeated record?



Notebook: Pine Creek boys' claim Fountain-Fort Carson track & field invite title by one point  Colorado Springs Gazette

FOUNTAIN - After letting a Class 4A second-place state finish slip through its hands last year, the Pine Creek boys' track and field team is gearing up for another ...



Fountain-Fort Carson grad Jalen Lyon honored by Colorado Sports Hall of Fame  Colorado Springs Gazette

Even though he is nearly eight months removed from high school competition, recent Fountain-Fort Carson graduate Jalen Lyon is still receiving accolades for ...



Fountain-Fort Carson loses to Regis Jesuit, best player to a season-ending injury  Colorado Springs Gazette

FOUNTAIN - It all happened so suddenly. Q Jones, Fountain-Fort Carson football's star player, made a move up field when he went down hard, grimacing in pain ...



Fountain-Fort Carson grad signs on as volunteer coach to help bring dive program back  Colorado Springs Gazette

Quite literally, things are looking up for the Fountain-Fort Carson boys' swimming and diving program.



Down but not out: Track power Fountain-Fort Carson seeks strong finish to rebuilding year  Colorado Springs Gazette

LAKEWOOD - The dejected looks from Fountain-Fort Carson's 4 x 200-meter relay team on the podium stand said so much.



Fountain Fort Carson high school receives Friday Night Blitz Spirit Award  KRDO

On Monday, the Fountain Fort Carson high school cheer squad received the Friday Night Blitz Spirit Award.



GAME OF THE WEEK | Star on the rise helps lift Fountain-Fort Carson over Legend in 5A South football opener  Colorado Springs Gazette

A year ago, Fountain-Fort Carson's 10-7 loss to Legend was a defining moment for the Trojans.



School canceled after gas line is hit at Fountain Middle School  KKTV 11 News

Classes were canceled for the day at Fountain Middle School after a gas line was hit Tuesday morning.



Fountain-Fort Carson High School unveils $170,000 weight room  Colorado Springs Gazette

Continuing its initiative to bring a “Division I experience” to District 8, Fountain-Fort Carson High School opened a state of the art Perform-X weight room, pricing ...



GAME OF THE WEEK | Fountain-Fort Carson looks for redemption in 5A South opener  Colorado Springs Gazette

Fountain-Fort Carson football coach Jake Novotny gathered his team in the center of the field Tuesday after practice.



David Ramsey: Coach Mitch Johnson watches over his Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans, from afar  Colorado Springs Gazette

On a few fall Friday nights, retired football coach Mitch Johnson sits in a folding chair watching Fountain-Fort Carson's Trojans. He watches, munching ...



Fountain-Fort Carson v. Regis Jesuit Football | Sports  Colorado Springs Gazette

Fountain-Fort Carson took on Regis Jesuit at Guy R. Barickman Stadium on Thursday October 18, 2018 in Fountain. FFC fell short 45-14.



PHOTOS: Colorado Springs Metro League Swimming | Multimedia  Colorado Springs Gazette

Highlights from the swimming meet at Fountain-Fort Carson High School Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Photos by Tim Clark.



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 ...



Fountain-Fort Carson high school closed for students Wednesday  KKTV 11 News

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - Fountain-Fort Carson High School is closed for students Wednesday due to a disruption in a critical utility *service*. Staff members are ...



Threat against Fountain-Fort Carson a joke, sender says  KKTV 11 News

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - A student is facing disciplinary action for allegedly making a school threat as a joke. A spokesperson for School District 8 tells 11 ...



For Fountain-Fort Carson schools, safety begins outside the building  Colorado Springs Gazette

Keeping an armed attacker or some other assailant out of a school is a lot like preparing for military combat, Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer says. "You've ...



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 ...



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 ...



Prep notebook: CSML 4A/5A track and field titles doled out  Colorado Springs Gazette

Harrison's Tyrese VanHorne, the reigning 4A state champion in the boys' 200 meters, won his signature event, along with the 100 and 400 during action late ...



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 ...



Prep notebook: F-FC athletic director selected to elite list  Colorado Springs Gazette

Jared Felice, the third-year athletic director at Fountain-Fort Carson, recently was informed that he has been named a member of the Sports 40 Under 40 Class ...



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 ...



Last day of school bash for Fountain-Fort Carson halted after altercations last year  Colorado Springs Gazette

FOUNTAIN - No more shaving cream tussles and other celebratory horseplay on the last day of school for Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 students.



More changes on the way for Colorado Springs football teams in 2020  Colorado Springs Gazette

Expect big changes for the 2020 football season for 13 local teams in Class 4A.



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

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



Prep notebook: Grace Center’s baseball venue earns state award  Colorado Springs Gazette

The baseball venue at the Grace Center for Athletics, the multi-sport home of St. Mary's High School, recently earned the honor of Small School Field of the Year ...



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, ...



Prep notebook: Widefield’s Olney leaves football program after health scare  Colorado Springs Gazette

Widefield football coach Nic Olney recently stepped away from his coaching and teaching duties to deal with much bigger issues.



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., ...



Case against teacher being dismissed  KKTV 11 News

The case against 49-year-old Fountain-Fort Carson High School teacher Thomas McComb is being dismissed.



Monday's prep roundup: Rampart baseball ends regular season with walkoff win  Colorado Springs Gazette

Rampart ended the regular season in walkoff fashion, scoring three runs in the seventh for a 5A/4A CSML victory.



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 ...



Gazette Preps 2019 Baseball All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

Find out which Colorado Springs-area athletes were selected to the Gazette Preps 2019 Baseball All-Star teams.



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

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



Protesting unlikely during national anthem for Fountain-Fort Carson football  Colorado Springs Gazette

Kneeling, sitting or any other form of protest probably won't happen during the national anthem at Fountain-Fort Carson football games. Instead, the Trojans ...



Superintendent update: Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs decides to stay the course for now  Colorado Springs Gazette

Deadlocked over which two of three finalists to hire for its dual superintendent model, Harrison School District 2 will keep its interim leaders for another school ...



Peak Performer of the Week: Seth Fuqua, The Vanguard School  Colorado Springs Gazette

His goal is clear: To lift up a state trophy. Everything else is secondary. So when Seth Fuqua became one of the most prolific scorers in state history over the ...



Gazette Preps 2019 boys' swimming and diving preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

CLASS 5A. Colorado Springs Metro League. DOHERTY SPARTANS. Coach: Murphy Barry, third season. Last year: 1-6, 1-5 in CSML. Returning athletes: Brett ...



Wednesday’s prep roundup: Rampart girls’ soccer scores late to preserve perfect season  Colorado Springs Gazette

GIRLS' SOCCER. Rampart 3, TCA 2. At The Classical Academy: Kaitlin Wilcox's goal with 13 minutes left lifted Rampart past TCA as the Rams remained perfect ...



Rork calls it a career after 25 years as Fountain-Fort Carson swim coach  Colorado Springs Gazette

John Rork is trying to keep things simple and consistent heading into Friday's preliminary races at the 5A state boys' swimming and diving championships at ...



Pikes Peak rankings: Undefeated girls' soccer teams top area rankings  Colorado Springs Gazette

BASEBALL. 1. Cheyenne Mountain (7-1) — The Indians have won six straight to earn the top spot in the Pikes Peak rankings, including a 17-8 win over ...



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, ...



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 ...



One year after Fountain-Fort Carson athletics shakeup, AD leaving for principal position in Pueblo  Colorado Springs Gazette

Fountain-Fort Carson will be looking for a new athletic director less than a year after hiring its previous one. Chris James, who took over after longtime AD Kelley ...



Wednesday's playoff preps roundup: Discovery Canyon clinches overtime win; CSCS girls' break state record in districts  Colorado Springs Gazette

BOYS' BASKETBALL. Class 4A playoffs. No. 34 Discovery Canyon 64, No. 32 Mountain View 63, OT. At Mountain View: Zack Anderson played hero in overtime ...



Game of the Week: Fountain-Fort Carson battles No. 1 ranked Pomona  Colorado Springs Gazette

When you look at Friday's matchup between Pomona and Fountain-Fort Carson football, it's hard to miss the No. 1 ranking next to Pomona's name. But the ...



Regional wrestling: Pine Creek claims 5A Region 3 team title  Colorado Springs Gazette

WRESTLING. Pine Creek claims Class 5A Region 3 team title. Two Eagles won regional titles Saturday while the team qualified a total of six wrestlers for the ...



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 ...



David Ramsey: Morgan Fox, who wanted to be another Tebow, returns home with LA Rams  Colorado Springs Gazette

When Morgan Fox arrived for his first practice at Fountain-Fort Carson, he had already devised a detailed plan for his football future.



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.



Raquel Pennington intends to fight again this year, capitalizing on momentum from UFC victory  Colorado Springs Gazette

Raquel Pennington left her victory over Irene Aldana at UFC Fight Night on Saturday turning her eye immediately toward another fight to continue climbing the ...



Six administrators to be replaced in staff shakeup at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8  Colorado Springs Gazette

An administrative and athletics staff shakeup is underway at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, under the leadership of a superintendent who took the job ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Fountain-Fort Carson grad Morgan Fox gets shot at L.A. Rams training camp  Colorado Springs Gazette

The NFL has been a dream for Morgan Fox since he first picked up a football as a youngster, but as time went on, he realized how difficult fulfilling that.



Ramsey: Mitch Johnson departs F-FC football, the result of District 8 bumbling  Colorado Springs Gazette

Mitch Johnson still should be coaching the Fountain-Fort Carson football team he loves so much. He's no youngster, but he's never lost his gift for persuading ...



Fountain-Fort Carson football team's new ‘big man’ fills in gaps on the D-line  Colorado Springs Gazette

Fountain-Fort Carson football has a new big man anchoring its defensive line. And he's hard to ignore - all 6-foot-7, 257 pounds of him. Trojan senior Jawaun ...



Gazette Preps 2019 Boys' swimming All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

The Pikes Peak-area boys' swimming and diving 2019 all-stars as selected by Gazette Preps.



Introducing Fountain-Fort Carson High School's "Dark Side"  KRDO

The Trojan's defensive unit refers to themselves as "The Dark Side," underlining their dedication to working hard and hitting harder.



Former Fountain-Fort Carson coach Mitch Johnson sad to see Phil Loadholt retire from NFL, Vikings  Colorado Springs Gazette

Mitch Johnson had the date set to finally go watch Phil Loadholt play professional football. Johnson, the former longtime Fountain-Fort Carson football coach ...



Trojans' size, speed too much for Coronado  Colorado Springs Gazette

The first bucket came easy for the young and undersized Coronado High School girls' basketball team in Friday's Colorado Springs Metro League contest ...



After dominant performance at CSML swim championships, Rampart girls' gauge repeat state title chances  Colorado Springs Gazette

The Rampart girls' swim team asserted its dominance in the Colorado Springs Metro League, claiming seven new league and pool records on the way to ...



Fountain-Fort Carson swim coach John Rork enjoys dual meets against his son Jack's Palmer team  Colorado Springs Gazette

John Rork has coached swimming at Fountain-Fort Carson for 24 years. He is used to going head-to-head against 5A Colorado Springs Metro League rival ...



Monday's prep roundup: Woodland Park baseball ends two-game skid with rivalry win over Manitou Springs  Colorado Springs Gazette

BASEBALL. Woodland Park 10, Manitou Springs 8. At Woodland Park: Lou Levy, Joseph Babin and Michael Shrum each had multi-RBI games for Woodland ...



Poudre holds on for conference-opening win  The Coloradoan

Poudre races to big lead on Fountain-Fort Carson and holds on for Mt. Lincoln Conference win.



Saturday’s prep roundup: St. Mary’s swimmer Cairns wins twice at F-FC Invite  Colorado Springs Gazette

GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING. Lady Trojan Invitational. At Fountain-Fort Carson: Caitlin Cairns of St. Mary's set an event record in the 100-yard backstroke ...



Prep notebook: Former F-FC sprinter balancing fatherhood, athletics and academics in college  Colorado Springs Gazette

If life after high school has taught former Fountain-Fort Carson sprinter Christian Lyon one thing, it's how fast things can happen off the track, too. The former ...



Gazette Preps 2018 girls' volleyball preview capsules  Colorado Springs Gazette

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



Former Fountain principal sues school district for firing her over personal private matters  The Denver Post

A former Fountain Middle School principal has sued the Fountain-Fort Carson School District in federal court claiming she became the target of a witch hunt over ...



School Of Mines Beats Out Harvard In Brainiest Colleges Survey  KKTV 11 News

The Colorado School of Mines (4th place) beat out Harvard (5th place) for smartest students in the country.



Saturday’s prep roundup: Harrison football stays perfect with shutout of Falcon  Colorado Springs Gazette

FOOTBALL. Harrison 42, Falcon 0. At Memorial Stadium: Orlando Westbrook rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another, Devon Washington caught a ...



UPDATE: Teacher/Coach In Court For Allegedly Having Sex With Student  KKTV 11 News

Twice: that's how many times a Southern Colorado student allegedly had sex with a Fountain-Fort Carson coach and teacher. Now, Anthony Ribaudo Junior will ...



Local wrestling coach criticized for encouraging Raquel Pennington to go back in the ring in bloody UFC fight: "I felt that I did what I needed to do as a coach"  Colorado Springs Gazette

A local high school wrestling coach was the subject of a debate last week after his remarks during a pay-per-view headlining UFC fight went viral.



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 commencement ...



Fountain school schooter exercise prepares for worst-case scenario  Colorado Springs Gazette

Ammo casings littered the entrance to the dimly lit gym basement of Fountain Middle school. Cole Davison, a junior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, sat on ...



Saturday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer volleyball wins in straight sets to claim own tournament title  Colorado Springs Gazette

VOLLEYBALL. Lewis-Palmer Invitational Tournament. At Lewis-Palmer: The Rangers ruled their own tournament on Saturday, beating Greeley West, Montrose, ...



Fountain Officer Arrested On Allegations Of Stalking Female Student  KKTV 11 News

A school resource officer (SRO) is behind bars after allegations emerged that he may have stalked a female student. Sgt. Dorell Green, a four-year veteran of the ...



PPLD’s free Summer Adventure designed to keep kids reading over summer break  Colorado Springs Gazette

Summer Adventure, the library's summer reading program presented by Children's Hospital of Colorado, is a no-cost, two-month-long program hosted online, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.; ...



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 ...



Names to know in Class 5A boys, girls track and field as the spring season heats up  The Denver Post

The 2018 CHSAA track season is underway across the state, with no shortage of big names to watch in Class 5A on the boys and girls side. Here are individuals ...



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 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 ...



Stalking Charges Against Officer Dropped, But Officer Still Fired From Police Department  KKTV 11 News

Charges have been dropped against Fountain Police Sgt. Dorell Green after allegations he was stalking a female student. But Green is still out of a job.



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.



Fountain Police Department promotes first-ever woman lieutenants  FOX21News.com

The Fountain Police Department is leading the way, when it comes to representing women in law enforcement.



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 ...



2017 Gazette Preps 5A-4A football All-Stars  Colorado Springs Gazette

FIRST TEAM. OFFENSE. Quarterback. TJ Davis, Widefield, sr. — Davis emerged as one of the area's best dual-threat quarterbacks, racking up 1,502 passing ...



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