Published: September 26, 2012
Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports action in the Pikes Peak region:
Liberty 7, Doherty 0
At Doherty: Liberty won its first Metro League title convincingly and was never really challenged by Doherty (5-5) until the No. 4 doubles match. That match was the only one that went three sets.
The brothers Leasure, Cody and Tyler, each won their doubles matches when Cody teamed up with Drew Stoltzfus and won 6-4, 6-4. Tyler teamed up with Will Spivey and won 6-1, 7-5.
Nate Miller, Drew Stoltzfus and Cody Leasure went undefeated in Metro League and Liberty has compiled a 7-1 record.
Pine Creek 6, Rampart 1
At Pine Creek: Rampart’s Josh Klein was the only player who could best Pine Creek, defeating Alex Urbanski during their No. 2 singles match in three sets 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Pine Creek’s No. 2 doubles partners David Bray and Jake Vendl had the largest margin of victory, defeating Rahul Varkhedi and Anu Muppala 6-3, 6-3.
Pine Creek moves to 6-1 while the loss drops Rampart to 5-5.
Coronado 5, Mesa Ridge 2
At Coronado: Mesa Ridge (3-4) couldn’t buy a win until the No. 2 doubles match took place. Tristen Flores and Jake Grotelueshen put Mesa Ridge on the board when they beat Dimas Gutierrez and Joshua Dorado, 6-4, 7-5.
Coronado (3-5) looks to extend its winning ways when it takes on Mitchell (2-6), which is coming off a 4-3 win over Widefield on Tuesday.
St. Mary’s 18, Sand Creek 2
At St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s (10-6) posted two eight-run innings to beat Sand Creek (3-15), and extended Sand Creek’s losing streak to seven games. Mikayla Noack and Taylor Boyer each hit a home run and combined for nine RBIs for St. Mary’s.
Sand Creek’s Victoria Monks-King went 3-for-3 with a triple and also struck out four batters over seven innings.
Sand Creek committed 11 errors in the loss.
Palmer Ridge 15, Vista Ridge 6
At Vista Ridge: In a game that only went six innings, Palmer Ridge (13-4) scored at least three runs in all but two frames. Sophomore Madysen Kearns struck out eight batters, and has 53 strikeouts on the year.
Ciara Richardson finished the game only going 1-for-3, but her hit was a two-run homer as Palmer Ridge extended its winning streak to two games.
Kellie Mrofcza, of Vista Ridge (7-11), possesses 70 strikeouts this year, eight stolen bases and possibly one of the hardest last names to pronounce in softball.
Discovery Canyon 8, Air Academy 1
At Discovery Canyon: McKenzie Surface walked four and struck out seven for Discovery Canyon (14-3). Surface’s teammates collected 15 hits lead by Shelby Hetzel’s 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a double.
Air Academy’s long season continues as it drops to 5-12 on the season. The Kadets have lost two straight and five of their last six. Air Academy looks to gain momentum when it faces 7-11 Lewis-Palmer on Friday.
Cheyenne Mountain 11, Coronado 10
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain (9-7-1) hit the gas early, scoring seven runs in the second inning, but disappeared during the next three innings. Coronado (6-9) took advantage and scored eight runs during the same span.
Laura McKibben went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a double for Coronado.
Pine Creek 4, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At Pine Creek: Pine Creek (5-4) responded from a 3-1 loss to Cherry Creek on Monday by scoring two goals in each half to defeat Fountain-Fort Carson (2-6-1). Pine Creek had goals from four players and David Meyer recorded his first shutout.
Ryan Jeffers and Casey Baker each had a goal and an assist for the Eagles, who now face a Montrose team Saturday that hasn’t lost in its last five games, and is outscoring its opponents 22-5.
Valor Christian 22-25-25-25, Rampart 25-23-21-16
At Rampart: Rampart (7-6) won the opening set, but couldn’t keep the momentum alive to upset Valor Christian (7-0). Amanda Cushen had four aces for Rampart, and Breanna Bliss contributed 10 kills for the Rams. Rampart has had had a very flat season, never winning or losing more than three games consecutively.