Highlights from Saturday's high school sports action in the Pikes Peak region:
Heritage 28, Doherty 26
At Heritage: Doherty running back Zach Young ran for 112 of the Spartans’ 249 rushing yards, but a nonexistent pass game proved to be the downfall.
Quarterback Brandon Supernaw went 0-for-8 through the air. Instead, he was part of a six-headed rush attack that pestered Heritage all game.
Four rushing touchdowns, led by Ian Smith’s two, wasn’t enough.
Heritage outscored Doherty 14-0 in the third.The host team rushed for 282 yards and threw for 20.
New Mexico School for the Deaf 64, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind 13
At NMSD: The “mercy rule” went into effect in the third quarter.
NMSD’s offense was too much. It had 11 first downs to CSDB’s four as it rushed for 263 total yards.
NMSBD quarterback Julio Ruiz went 8-for-12 for 117 yards and four touchdowns.
CSDB (1-3) travel to Weston to face Primero next week.
CSCS def. Air Academy 25-19, 30-28, 25-18
At CSCS: Air Academy was hoping to be a force in 4A. A straight-set loss won’t bode well for its chances against the likes of Cheyenne Mountain and Lewis-Palmer.
Coming in, Air Academy hadn’t lost to a 4A team. CSCS is 3A, but maybe the state’s best in that class.
“I think this team is the best I’ve had in five years – really well rounded,” said Toni Schone after the Kadets beat Liberty 25-17, 25-16, 25-13 Wednesday. “We have a lot of work to do to get ready for Cheyenne Mountain and (Lewis-Palmer). I respect those coaches and those teams. This is the team that can challenge them. If we play the way we did tonight, it can be done.”
But it was short-lived.
Crested Butte def. Cripple Creek-Victor 25-19. 25-21, 25-17
At Cripple Creek-Victor: Cripple Creek-Victor (0-13) hasn’t won a match all year.
In fact, it has only taken one set while losing the other 32.
Saturday, it was swept for the 12th time this season.
Katie Tapia led the way with 10 kills and Olivia Ruiz and Darien Carrillo added nine digs apiece.
Canon City def. Vista Ridge 25-12, 25-15, 27-25
At Canon City: Canon City (6-6) evened its record as it handed Vista Ridge its fifth straight loss.
The Tigers’ Ashley Cross and Lindsay Schwab led the way with 10 kills apiece.
Demi Stringari added 28 digs.
ECA def. Wasson 15-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13
Peyton def. Vanguard 21-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-22
Rampart 11, Doherty 9
At Rampart: Leadoff hitter Kelli Warmouth went 3-for-5 with three RBIs as Rampart scored in every inning to hold off Doherty in a shootout.
Warmouth, a sophomore, hit two doubles off Spartans pitcher Kelly Rohlfing (4-5), who has lost her last four decisions.
Doherty took a 4-0 lead after the top of the first inning.
Rampart pitcher Alyssa McDowell would settle down after that, but Spartans leadoff hitter Kara Cumpston still managed a big day off of her, going 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs.
Doherty (5-9) has lost five in a row, giving up an average of 8.6 runs during the stretch.
Rampart (11-4) on the other hand, broke a three-game skid.
Elizabeth 18, Sand Creek 6
At Elizabeth: It went from bad to worse for Sand Creek.
Pitcher Kelsey Lowry struggled giving up 18 runs (15 earned) on 12 hits.
She walked 10 and struck out only two. By the end of the first it was 11-0. By the end of the second it was 16-0.
Scorpions five-hole hitter Victoria Monks-King doubled in two runs to lead the team.
Sand Creek (3-13) has lost its last five games by 10-plus runs.
St. Mary’s 10, Lamar 8
At Lamar: St. Mary’s (9-5) rallied for six runs in the top of the third to spark the Pirates to their third straight win.
They trailed 5-0 after two.
St. Mary’s senior Teaja Rivera didn’t pitch great as she walked five, but did enough to pick up her seventh win of the season.
Taylor Boyer and Madison Hernez led the bats with three RBIs apiece.
Rocky Ford 21, TCA 1
At TCA: It was 21-0 before TCA’s Taylor Phelps drove in the Titans’ lone run.
James Irwin 9, ECA 1
At James Irwin: Senior Reece Allen scored three times and Mario Rascon added two as James Irwin won in crushing fashion.
It is the fourth time this season that the Jaguars (5-2) have won by five-plus goals.
ECA (1-6) was coming off its first win of the season.The Eagles have lost by five-plus goals in five games.
Doherty 3, Coronado 1
At Doherty: Doherty (4-4) had lost four of five coming in. It scored three times on the Coronado (2-4) goalie tandem of Dawid Kufel and Eric Somers.
Falcon 5, Manitou Springs 2
At Manitou Springs: Falcon (4-3-1) snuck by Manitou Springs freshman goalie Aidan Berns five times.
He had eight saves as he’s given up seven goals in two games on 21 shots.
Colorado Academy 2, Fountain Valley 0
Windsor Wizard Invite
At Windsor: Discovery Canyon No. 1 singles player Luke Lorenz and Brandon Nachbar (No. 2) both took first in the tournament as the Thunder as a team finished second. Valor Christian finished first.
Lorenz and Nachbar won their finals matches in straight, convincing sets; Lorenz over Windsor 6-2, 6-1 and Nachbar over University 6-0, 6-1.