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Feb. 8-9 – 4A Girls’ Swimming Championships – VMAC (Thornton)
Feb. 8-9 – 5A Girls’ Swimming Championships – EPIC (Fort Collins)
Feb. 14-15 – State Skiing Championships – Winter Park Ski Area (NO CHSAA.tv)
Feb. 21-23 – State Wrestling Championships – Pepsi Center, Denver
Feb. 28 – Ice Hockey Semifinals, DU Magness Arena, Denver (2 games)
March 1 – Ice Hockey State Championships – DU Magness Arena, Denver (1 game)
March 7 – 5A Girls Elite 8 Basketball – Denver Coliseum, Denver (4 games)
March 8 – 5A Boys Elite 8 Basketball – Denver Coliseum, Denver (4 games)
March 9 – 4A Boys & Girls Elite 8 Basketball – Denver Coliseum (8 games)
March 14-16 – 1A Boys & Girls State Basketball Championships – Budweiser Events Center, Loveland (22 games)
March 14-16 – 2A Boys & Girls State Basketball Championships – Massari Arena, CSU-Pueblo (22 games)
March 14-16 – 3A Boys & Girls State Basketball Championships – Moby Arena, CSU-Fort Collins (22 games)
March 14 – 4A/5A Girls Basketball Semifinals – CU Events Center, Boulder (4 games)
March 15 – 4A/5A Boys Basketball Semifinals – CU Events Center, Boulder (4 games)
March 16 – 4A/5A Boys & Girls State Championship Games – CU Events Center, Boulder – ROOT SPORTS (4 games)
March 16 – Inaugural Unified Exhibition Game – CU Events Center, Boulder (1 game)
CHSAA implements pay-per-view for playoff events on chsaa.tv
The Colorado High School Activities Association will be charging you to watch the playoffs this season, starting as soon as next week.
When the girls' swimming and diving state finals begin Feb. 8, so will CHSAA's foray into the pay-per-view world, as the private nonprofit charges subscribers $3.95 for a day of viewing, $6.95 for a week and $9.95 for a month.
"Live events have limited shelf life, are expensive to produce and advertising revenue alone cannot support the expense involved in that production," CHSAA commissioner and Wasson graduate Paul Angelico said. “We need to experiment with this now to determine its viability.”
Over the past couple of years, CHSAA has offered any state playoffs or tournaments for free on chsaa.tv. But now, CHSAA will be charging to view via Play On Sports!, the parent company of chsaa.tv.
“Colorado is a very technologically adept state,” CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann said. “We need to experiment with this. We anticipate seeing a drastic drop in viewership, which is a bad thing from our perspective. But we’ve got to figure out how this works. This is working on the same model as ESPN3.”
TCA football standout Miller gives verbal commitment to Gardner-Webb
The Classical Academy linebacker Justin Miller, the Gazette’s 3A-A Player of the Year, recently gave his verbal commitment to accept a scholarship offer to Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Spring, N.C.
Miller, who registered 125 tackles, spearheaded a defensive effort that allowed 150 fewer points (159 total in 11 games) than the previous season, transforming the Titans into a dominating defensive unit. TCA broke through in 2012, going 9-2 and advancing to the 3A playoffs for the first time in school history.
“It’s just a great environment there, and it feels like a family,” Miller said. “I was actually sad after my visit because I didn’t want to leave. I felt like I was already a part of it, and I’m looking forward to going back this summer.”
Gardner-Webb is a member of the Big South Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
More than $3,000 collected in basketball ref’s weeklong pink campaign
The weeklong campaign to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Basketball Association, brought in $3,120.
A total of 25 pink buckets made their rounds at 60 games from Jan. 21-26 in the Pikes Peak region.
“We’ve never done it this way before, and we feel we were very successful,” executive board member Gary Montel said. “All the money raised for the American Cancer Society stays here for research.”
Honors continue for Doherty volleyball team
Doherty, which claimed the 5A state volleyball title last year, will be presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy at 6:30 p.m. Saturday as part of the third annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions for girls’ volleyball.
The presentation will be made between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Palmer.
The Spartans went 29-0 in the 2012 season and finished No. 13 in the final MaxPreps Freeman rankings. Doherty is one of only 10 schools being honored in the tour, presented by the Army National Guard.
MaxPreps ranks more than 17,000 varsity high school girls’ volleyball teams nationwide.
Cheyenne Mountain softball coach enters state Hall of Fame
Mike Simon, the Cheyenne Mountain softball coach since 2009, on Saturday was inducted into the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.
Simon accumulated a 510-313 record in 29 years at Mount St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City, highlighted by a state championship in 1998.
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Canon City grad Stevens earns national accolades
Tabor Stevens, a junior at Adams State, once replied that he was “nothing special” when running for Canon City, where he graduated in 2010 as a four-year letterman in cross country and track.
Well, look at him now.
Stevens was named in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week release. He also repeated as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference runner of the week.
Stevens received honorable mention accolades in the Division II men's category.
On Jan. 26 at the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational, Stevens clocked an adjusted 3 minutes, 59.56 seconds in the mile to win the event, automatically qualifying him for the national championships in March. Stevens' time also broke the meet record, which was set in 2011 by former Grizzly Craig Huffer.
Stevens' 3:59.56 is the fastest mile time recorded in Division II this season.
Last cross country season, Stevens claimed the overall title at the RMAC Championships at Monument Valley Park and placed third at the NCAA Division II Championships.