Palmer Ridge 3, Denver East 0
At Palmer Ridge: Liz Phillips netted two goals for the Bears (3-0-1), while Sydney Chytka had a pair of helpers in the 3-0 shutout.
At Shining Mountain Golf Course: Tuesday’s Panther Invitational went down to the wire as The Classical Academy and Woodland Park battled for not only the tournament title, but the Colorado Springs Metro League crown. TCA held an eight-stroke lead over Woodland Park entering the Panther Invite, which was the fifth and final event to decide the CSML 4A champion - but despite a fine showing by the Panthers to win the tournament with 241 strokes, TCA held on to claim the league title by three strokes.
Liam O’Halloran of TCA won the Panther Invite with an even-par 70, and claimed the CSML individual title. Woodland Park’s Jace Cisneros came in second with 6-over par and claimed third in the league just behind teammate Shane Purkey.
TCA claimed second at the Panther Invite just five strokes behind Woodland Park. Cheyenne Mountain placed third at 74 over par.
Pueblo Centennial 6, Canon City 1
At Dutch Clark: Canon City’s John Crawford had 15 saves against Pueblo Centennial, but it was not enough to keep the Bulldogs off the board. Demetrius Slater notched Canon City’s lone goal, assisted by Brandon Elbert. The Tigers are 2-2.
Manitou Springs 4, Woodland Park 0
At Manitou Springs: Jezreal Sommers peppered Woodland Park’s keeper with shots and netted two goals in a nonleague victory. Jon Gerdes and Riley Jungbauer also scored for the Mustangs, while Jungbauer also added an assist. Four saves was all Zach Talbot needed to register the win for Manitou Springs (3-1).
Mesa Ridge 7, Pueblo West 0
At Mesa Ridge: The Grizzlies got off to a hot start, scoring six goals in the first half against Pueblo West on the way to a nonconference shutout. Tristan Widic notched five goals and an assist, while Jared Williams and Scott Grybos each scored one goal for Mesa Ridge (5-1). The Grizzlies shot off 26 shots on goal at Pueblo West’s Steve Cline, while Grizzly keeper Kyle Costra had to make just four saves.
Doherty 3, Widefield 1
At Garry Berry: Jack Mann had a goal and an assist against Widefield, while Kevin Rodriguez and Niklas Wilcken each tallied a goal for the Spartans. Eric Thornock faced seven shots and made four saves for Doherty (2-3-1).
Cheyenne Mountain 2, D’Evelyn 1, 2OT
At Cheyenne Mountain: Evan McConnell played hero Tuesday in double-overtime against E’Evelyn, netting the game-winning goal in the 96th minute to lift the Indians (3-3) to victory. McConnell’s goal was assisted by Reece Nilsen. Chase McCleary tallied an unassisted mark in the first half.
Sierra 2, Pueblo East 0
At Sierra: Glenn Harold and Francisco Castaneda each tallied goals for the Stallions (2-2), while Josvel Galaviz needed just three saves to register a shutout over Pueblo East.
Denver East 4, Liberty 0
At Liberty: Liberty keepers were bombarded with shots from Denver East as Nicholas Kuykendall and Luke Price had a combined 18 saves for the Lancers. Dawson Calloway and Caleb Norwood had the only shots for Liberty (2-4-1).
St. Mary’s 4, Lutheran 3, 2OT
At St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s responded to everything Lutheran threw at it, and the Pirates’ perseverance paid off in double overtime. Wyatt Barton netted the equalizer for St. Mary’s (4-1) in the 63rd minute before Connor Timmins netted the game-winner in double overtime for his second goal of the game.
Palmer Ridge 4, Green Mountain 0
At Lakewood: Tanner Kilgore scored twice against Green Mountain to lift the Bears (2-2) to victory. Zach Pribyl and Jack Sega also had goals, while Nathan Kugler had six saves in the shutout.
Rampart 4, Lewis-Palmer 2
At Lewis Palmer: A host of Rams aided Rampart to a win over Lewis-Palmer as Jack Mcreynolds, Simagen Collins, Matthew Davis and Liam Milton each netted goals. Mcreynolds also had three assists for the Rams (4-2). Lewis-Palmer is still searching for its first win of the season.
Air Academy 6, Pine Creek 0
At Pine Creek: Ryan Self netted two goals to lead a host of Kadets in a dominant shutout of Pine Creek (1-3-1). Kristian Hooker, Luke Louthan, Kelton Hooker and Jacob Martino all had goals in the win. Thomas Beatty and Sean Redinger combined for a five-save shutout for Air Academy (6-0),
Sand Creek 4, John F. Kennedy 1
At Sand Creek: Garrett Kramer had a pair of goals for the Scorpions (5-0), while Alan Bautista and Tadesse Burdick each tallied a goal and an assist against John F. Kennedy.
Coronado 4, Vista Ridge 3
At Garry Berry: Vista Ridge kept it within one against Coronado, but the Cougars pulled off the one-point win thanks to a host of goal scorers. Edwin Hernandez, Mariano Almanza, Jesus Yepez and Tyler Stone each scored for the Cougars (3-2).
Jefferson Academy 2, Colorado Springs Christian School 1
Mesa Ridge 12, TCA 2, 6 innings
At Mesa Ridge: Mesa Ridge racked up seven runs in the bottom of the second inning, forging a gap The Classical Academy could not overcome in a 4A Colorado Springs Metro League game. Kylee Bunnell threw a three-hitter and struck out six in six innings, and also hit 4 for 4 with two RBIs. Emily Berry led the Grizzlies (8-3, 2-0) with a three-run home run, followed by freshman Isabella Quintana who hit a two-run triple. TCA falls to 2-10 and 0-2 in the 4A CSML.
Rampart 11, Fountain-Fort Carson 3
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Rampart found its groove later in a 5A Colorado Springs Metro League game against Fountain-Fort Carson (6-7, 4-2) scoring seven runs in the final two innings. Brianna Jennings hit 3 for 5 with three RBIs including a home run, while Jayda Randel aided the Rams (8-3, 5-1) with three hits and two RBIs. Mackenzie Cordova hit 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Trojans.
Doherty 6, Coronado 3
At Doherty: The Spartans increased their winning streak to six with a 5A Colorado Springs Metro League win over Coronado. Madison O’Driscol and Mariana Morales each had two RBIs for Doherty, while Delaine Baker struck out seven in the win.
Liberty 15, Palmer 13
At Palmer: It was a high-scoring affair between Liberty and Palmer in a 5A Colorado Springs Metro League matchup, but Liberty held on to pull off the win. The Lancers (3-8, 2-3) used their speed on the basepaths, racking up six stolen bases. Ashley Davis led the team with two stolen bases. Emily Baros had two hits and three RBIs. Palmer falls to 2-11 and 0-4 in 5A CSML.
Elizabeth 20, Canon City 0
At Elizabeth: The Cardinals needed just three innings to take down Canon City in a 4A Colorado Springs Metro League game as seven Elizabeth players registered multiple RBIs. Canon City falls to 2-10 and 0-1 in conference play.
Harrison 6, Sierra 5
Liberty 5, Doherty 2
At Doherty: Liberty’s doubles teams came up big in a Colorado Springs Metro League match against Doherty, as Nos. 1 and 2 doubles came home with three-set victories. No. 1 doubles team of Shilo Vega and Kyle Bohuslavsky won their first set in overtime before falling 6-1 in the second, and rebounding for a 6-2 win in the final set. No. 2 doubles of Kyle Morse and Dylan Stradling went on to win 6-0, 6-3 after falling 6-4 in the first set to Doherty’s No. 2 doubles team.
Liberty’s No. 1 singles player Sean Bohuslavsky also claimed a three-set victory, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.
Sand Creek 7, Palmer Ridge 0
At Sand Creek: Terrence Jones claimed a dominant No. 1 singles match against Palmer Ridge, 6-1, 6-2, while the Scorpions’ top doubles team of Alex Anspach and Isaac King claimed a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Bears on the way to a 7-0 sweep.
Coronado 6, Palmer 1
At Coronado: Coronado singles players dominated Palmer with three easy match wins in 5A Colorado Springs Metro League play. Reilly Fredell defeated Palmer’s Alfayad Khan at No. 1 singles 6-3, 7-6, while the Cougars No. 1 doubles team of Grayson Graham and Reagan Bole took down Palmer’s Noah Bogle and Ethan Howard 6-2, 6-1. Coronado leads the league with a 6-0 overall record and 2-0 in CSML play. Palmer is 0-3 and 0-2 in the league.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Lewis-Palmer 0
At Lewis Palmer: Cheyenne Mountain (4-2) overwhelmed Lewis-Palmer with swift wins across the board. Joey Geisz defeated Tanner Colson of L-P (6-1) at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Cheyenne Mountain’s Christian Ridings fought off Ben Rowland in the closest match of the day, eventually earning a win 6-4, 6-4.
Widefield 4, Colorado Springs School 3
At Widefield: The Gladiators squeaked out a win over Colorado Springs School thanks to a narrow win at No. 3 doubles as Stephen Noll and Jokob Peterson defeated the Kodiaks (3-2, 1-2) in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Widefield’s No. 1 doubles crew of Lucas Lacy and Christion Howard, along with No. 1 and 2 singles players James Bosch and Nic Just each earned wins for the Gladiators (2-3, 2-0).
Manitou Springs 3, St. Mary’s 1
At St. Mary’s: The Pirates (1-4, 1-1) set the tone for a close match early in the first set, claiming Game 1 25-20 against Manitou Springs, but the Mustangs (2-4, 0-1) came back to win the next three for a 3A Tri-Peaks win. Manitou Springs won the remaining sets 25-23, 25-20 and 25-17, respectively.
CSCHS 3, James Irwin 0
At Colorado Springs Christian School: Colorado Springs Christian School bombarded James Irwin in the final set of a 3A Tri-Peaks match, winning the final game 25-8. Christa Vogt and Christine Ajayi led the way with nine kills each, while Jillian Francis had four aces. Vogt also had three aces, three blocks and five digs for the Lions (1-1, 1-1).
Harrison 3, Vanguard 0
At Harrison: Kaylene Richardson led the way in a sweep of Vanguard, racking up six kills, two aces and two blocks against the Coursers. Brittany Tate also had three blocks and four kills for the Panthers (1-1, 1-0).
Rock Canyon 3, Rampart 0
At Rampart: It was a tightly contested match between Rock Canyon and Rampart, but unfortunately the final score does not show it. The Rams (2-2) challenged Rock Canyon 25-22 and 26-24 in the first two sets before falling 25-15 in the third. Taylor Seibert led Rampart with six kills, while Mica VanDerMeulen racked up six aces.
TCA 3, Sand Creek 0
At TCA: Sand Creek sent the first set against The Classical Academy to overtime before falling 28-26, and the Titans (4-5) took it from there, winning the remaining two sets 25-15, 25-16, respectively. Reagan Bervig led the TCA offense with six kills and six saves, and also added a block and 12 digs. Sand Creek falls to 3-7.
Ellicott 3, Sierra 1
At Sierra: Sierra claimed the first set 25-19, but Ellicott stormed back to win the final three 25-17, 25-18, 25-21, respectively. Maliah Earls led the Stallions (1-6) with 11 kills, followed by Gya’ni Sami with seven.
Lewis-Palmer 3, Cherokee Trail 0
At Cherokee Trail: Kessandra Krutsinger racked up seven total blocks against Cherokee Trail as the Rangers (8-0) kept the Cougar offense at bay. Taylor Buckley had eight kills, followed by Riley Putnicki with seven.
Coronado 3, Douglas County 1
At Coronado: Douglas County squeezed by the Cougars in the first set 25-23, but Coronado (7-2) came back with a vengeance to win the final three 25-19, 25-15 and 25-21.
Canon City 3, Pueblo Centennial 1
At Canon City: The first and third sets of Tuesday’s nonconference match were well-contested, but Canon City claimed the edge in the second and fourth games to come away with the win. Makenna Sawyer and Bailey Boccaccio had 10 kills each for the Tigers (5-5).
Kiowa 3, Evangelical Christian Academy 0
At Evangelical Christian Academy: Lindsey Schaap led the Eagles with five kills in a three-set loss to Kiowa. Evangelical Christian Academy falls to 1-6.
Doherty 3, Air Academy 1