Chhun Sun

Chhun Sun covers high school sports, public safety, and general assignments for The Gazette. The Thailand-born, Cambodian-American joined the newspaper's staff in 2015. He previously worked at publications in California, Utah, Washington and the countries of Cambodia and Azerbaijan. He can be reached at or by phone at 719-636-0235. Follow him on Twitter at @chhunsun.
  • Realignment could help Doherty playoff hopes, impact Palmer Ridge football state title chances

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    In a perfect world, the Doherty football program likely would have advanced to the playoffs the past two seasons. Reality was much more cruel: The Spartans competed in a not-so-even Class 5A Mt. Massive League, and they never got more than a regular season during that time despite...

  • Thursday's prep roundup: Dewing leads Air Academy boys' basketball to sixth straight win

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BOYS' BASKETBALL Air Academy 73, Pueblo Centennial 49 At Pueblo East Coaches Classic: Thad Dewing scored 23 points and Calvin Yocum added 17 to lift the Kadets (6-2) to their sixth straight win. Brock Bendrick hit three 3-pointers to finish with 12 points for Air Academy, which...

  • The Gazette Preps Field Hockey Peak Performer of the Year: Jordyn Isner, Palmer Ridge


    As a Palmer Ridge field hockey player, nothing comes easy. The Bears boast a program that regularly advance to the state title game with high-caliber talent. So during her first two seasons at Palmer Ridge, Jordyn Isner mostly contributed after coming off bench. Still, she finished...

  • The Gazette Preps Field Hockey Coach of the Year: Paul Lewis, Palmer Ridge

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    It must've been heartbreaking for the Palmer Ridge field hockey program to get to so close to a state championship and fall just short - three times since 2012, to be exact. Not this year, though. The Bears shook off all those shortcomings and finally captured a championship, in...

  • The Gazette Preps 2017 Field Hockey All-Stars

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    FIRST TEAM Forward: Jordyn Isner, Palmer Ridge, jr. — Isner had a state-best 23 goals, recorded 11 assists and scored a point in every game this season. In the state title game against Kent Denver, she came up big with one score and netted a goal during a dramatic shootout.

  • Man arrested in 'possible kidnapping' in Colorado Springs; woman found safe

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    A 36-year-old man has been arrested after officers were alerted to a possible abduction in Colorado Springs, police said. Robert Cavazos is suspected of a felony crime in the "possible kidnapping" of a woman who was seen "getting into a vehicle" late Sunday near the 300 block of...

  • Cigarette to blame for fire at Colorado Springs home

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    An improperly discarded cigarette ignited a Colorado Springs house Wednesday morning, according to the city's Fire Department. The fire was reported shortly before 10 a.m. at 322 W. Platte Ave., just west of downtown. The homeowner threw a cigarette in his backyard after smoking but...

  • Snow, finally? It could happen in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    Another sunny, mild day is in store for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region before the weather shifts toward wintry conditions. According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, temperatures are projected to stay in the 50s on Wednesday with mostly sunny skies. Colorado...

  • Boys' Golf Peak Performer of the Year: Brandon Bervig, Liberty

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    A year made a huge difference for Brandon Bervig and his golf game. Two seasons ago, the Liberty golfer advanced to the Class 5A state tournament only to finish tied for 49th in a field of 80. It was his first time on such a big stage, and he said he felt as if he didn’t belong...

  • The Gazette 2017 Boys' Golf All-Stars

    Updated: Tue, Dec 12, 2017

    First team Brandon Bervig, Liberty, jr. — Bervig fired an impressive even-par in the first round and finished with a 7-over par 149 at the Class 5A state tournament. He placed in 15th, and his score was the best for any area golfer. Luke Trujillo, Discovery Canyon, sr. — The 2016...

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