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The Gazette Published: September 23, 2013

FOOTBALL

5A

1. Doherty (4-0), No. 2 last week

2. Fountain-Fort Carson (2-2), No. 1

3. Palmer (0-4), No. 3

4A

1. Falcon (4-0), No. 2

2. Pine Creek (2-2), No. 1

3. Sand Creek (4-0), No. 3

3A

1. Coronado (5-0), No. 2

2. Discovery Canyon (4-1), No. 1

3. TCA (3-1), No. 3

2A and below

1. Florence (3-1), No. 1

2. Manitou Springs (4-0), No. 2

3. Peyton (2-2), No. 3

NOTES: The stars line up Friday for three head-to-head matchups involving teams in our Top 3. In 4A, Falcon, featuring an offense averaging nearly 43 points – tops in all of 4A – swoops into Sand Creek, home of the second-stingiest defense in 4A with a 9-point-per-game average. For the record, Doherty, with 182 points in four games, is the area’s top-scoring team at 45.5 points. … In 3A, it’s TCA visiting Discovery Canyon at District 20 Stadium. TCA has won three of the four games in the short but intense series. 2A offers Florence, once again one of the state’s best, traveling north to play upstart Manitou Springs.

 

BOYS’ SOCCER

5A

1. Pine Creek (6-1-1), No. 1 last week

2. Palmer (7-1-1), No. 2

3. Doherty (4-2-1), No. 3

4A

1. Air Academy (7-0), No. 1

2. Cheyenne Mountain (4-2)

3. Lewis-Palmer (6-1-1), No. 3

3A

1. The Classical Academy (8-0), No. 1

2. Manitou Springs (8-0), No. 2

3. Fountain Valley (4-2), No. 3

NOTES: Palmer saw its unbeaten streak end at seven Sept. 20 with a 4-0 loss to Lewis-Palmer. The Terrors host Liberty (1-0 in league) on Thursday. … The top three in 4A are the only ones still undefeated in PPAC play. Barring a tie, that’ll change Tuesday when Cheyenne Mountain travels to Lewis-Palmer. … Speaking of showdowns pitting undefeated teams, consider taking in Tuesday’s 3A Tri-Peaks game between host Manitou Springs and TCA.

 

SOFTBALL

5A

1. Rampart (11-2), No. 1 last week

2. Pine Creek (12-3), No. 2

3. Liberty (6-7), NR

4A and below

1. Discovery Canyon (9-5), No. 2

2. Palmer Ridge (10-4), No. 1

3. Woodland Park (12-3), NR

NOTES: Suddenly, we enter the final two weeks of softball’s regular season. Rampart has won nine straight, while Pine Creek has taken its last four. The teams meet in the regular-season finale Oct. 3. … On Wednesday, Air Academy travels to Discovery Canyon in a battle of the last two remaining undefeated teams in PPAC play. Both are 4-0.

 

VOLLEYBALL

5A

1. Doherty (10-1), No. 1 last week

2. Palmer (7-3), No. 2

3. Pine Creek (6-4), No. 3

4A

1. Lewis-Palmer (10-0), No. 1

2. Cheyenne Mountain (8-1), No. 2

3. Air Academy (8-1), No. 3

3A and below 

1. Manitou Springs (12-0), No. 1

2. Colorado Springs School (10-0), No. 2

3. TCA (5-6), NR

NOTES: 5A takes the week off from Metro League play, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any compelling matchups. Just look at the Doherty-Cheyenne Mountain matchup Friday, featuring the defending 5A champs at the five-time reigning 4A titlists. … Manitou Springs lost a two-game lead at Platte Valley on Sept. 21, then won the fifth game to stay undefeated. TCA is 4-1 in league play but faces a tough week with Colorado Springs Christian (3-1 in Tri-Peaks West play), 4A Air Academy and league foe Salida.

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