Sophia Bultema, now 15, went from an orphanage in China to a loving family in Colorado Springs at age 6. The next chapter in her story? If she stays on target, she could be competing in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo as a one-armed trap shooter.
The rising senior received 14 Division I offers including Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Air Force, Army, Arizona State, Colorado State, Northern Colorado, Kansas State and Wyoming -- and has finally landed on one that hits 'close to home.'
Discovery Canyon freshman Quintin McCarty landed The Gazette Preps Boys' Swimming and Diving Peak Performer of the Year honor after he finished with two All-American consideration times at the state meet.
Nikki Athey returned to coach the Cheyenne Mountain girls' soccer team this season and after an 0-4 start led a turnaround that resulted in a Class 4A state championship, earning Gazette Preps' Coach of the Year award.