Highlights from around the Pikes Peak region Friday
Colorado Academy 4, St. Mary’s 1
At Colorado Academy: Colorado Academy scored five times – once against itself.
St. Mary’s (1-4) has been in a freefall since opening the season with a 7-2 win over Manitou Springs.
In the Pirates’ last four however, they’ve been outscored 18-3.
Palmer Ridge 11, Rampart 5
At Rampart: Palmer Ridge went off early and held on.
The Bears (10-3) scored eight runs in the first and two in the second to go up 10-0.
Palmer Ridge cleanup hitter Taylor Klee went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs scored and a home run. This season, the junior is batting .417 with 15 RBIs and she’s only been punched out twice in 40 plate appearances.
Palmer Ridge pitcher Madysen Kearns (5-2) earned the win, going a complete game with seven strikeouts. Kearns has thrown 775 pitches in her eight game appearances. She’s pitched a full-seven innings in all but one of them.
And while Rampart (10-2) cut that lead in half at one point, it was too little too late.
Eleven was the most runs the Rams had allowed to an opponent all year.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Boulder 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain knew the challenges coming into this season, despite winning five of the past seven 4A titles.
Air Academy was supposed to be much improved, but the Indians smacked it 6-1 two weeks ago.
Saturday, they continued their dominance as no sets or matches were lost.
No. 1 singles player Stephen Moore won 6-1, 6-2; Billy Fielding (No. 2) won 6-0, 6-1; and (Andrew Venner No. 3) took his match in straight games (6-0, 6-0).
St. Mary’s def. Lamar 13-25, 25-28, 25-19, 25-22
At Lamar: St. Mary’s (9-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season.
After losing to Eaton Tuesday, the Pirates have won two in a row.
Emily Whitelaw led the way with 16 kills and an ace. Sarah Tentschert added 15 kills and five aces and Nicole Niles led in assists with 32.
St. Mary’s has lost only five sets this year.
CSCS def. Platte Valley 12-25, 25-21, 26-24, 22-25. 15-11
At Eaglecrest Tournament: The Stephens sisters and the Evans sisters were everywhere for CSCS (6-1).
Co-captains and seniors Morgan Evans and Taylor Stephens led the way for the Lions. Taylor Stephens had 13 kills and four aces while Morgan Evans had 49 assists, 20 digs and three aces.
Their younger sisters weren’t bad either.
Maddy Stephens, a junior, had five kills while Mariah Evans, a freshman, led the team with 24 digs.
Jessica Koch led the team with 17 kills.
Douglas County def. Liberty 25-12, 25-18, 25-21