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Gazette Premium Content Thursday's roundup: Cheyenne Mountain dominates at tennis regional's first day

JUSTIN FELISKO Published: October 4, 2012

Highlights from Thursday’s high school sports action in the Pike’s Peak Region:

 

TENNIS

4A Region 6

At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain won a staggering 95 percent (144 out of 151) of its games and didn’t drop a set as it advanced to the finals in all seven spots.

The Indians’ Stephen Moore will face Bruno Rohlfs of Colorado Springs School in the No. 1 finals at Cheyenne Mountain on Friday.

Rohlfs made the finals as the No. 3 seed after a 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over No. 2 Marci Birkas of Vanguard.

The Indians’ Billy Fielding will face Vanguard’s Joseph Adducci in the No. 2 finals and Fielding’s teammate Andrew Venner of Cheyenne Mountain – who won both matches 6-0, 6-0 on Thursday – will play Vanguard’s Austyn Callahan in the No. 3 finals.

Joining the Indians in the doubles finals are CSCS at No. 1, Fountain Valley at Nos. 2 and 3 and Coronado at No. 4.

 

BOYS’ SOCCER

 Palmer Ridge 1, Sand Creek 0

At Palmer Ridge: Luke Sinkola buried an 18-footer at the five-minute mark and John Kochanski (nine saves) and the rest of the Bears’ (10-1-1, 5-0 4A Pikes Peak) defense hunkered down to remain undefeated in the league.

“It’s a huge win for us,” said coach Nick Odil. “As long as we can come out and win those next league games like we should we can win that league championship hopefully. That would be awesome.”

Odil credited Owen Braley for making a beautiful pass to set up Sinkola’s floater. The Bears then used a stifling defense to help Kochanski hold off the Scorpions (8-3, 2-2).

“Him and our defense did an extraordinary job to be able to shut a team like that out,” Odil added.

 

Classical Academy 2, Salida 0

At Salida: Classical Academy (12-1, 3-0) won its eighth straight in a matchup of the 3A Region 2’s best squads.

It was the Titan’s second consecutive shutout and 10th of the season.

Since falling to 4A Sand Creed 5-3 on September 11, the Titans have outscored their opponents 37-2.  

Derek Husvet was charged with the two goals while making eight saves in defeat for Salida (7-2, 2-1).

 

Vista Ridge 3, Discovery Canyon 2

At Vista Ridge: Silas Henrich found the back of the net with nine seconds remaining to propel Vista Ridge (4-8, 1-3 4A Pikes Peak) to its first league victory.

Henrich finished the game with two goals and an assist on Josh Cuman’s second half goal as the Wolves rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Thunder (2-8, 0-3).

Jacob Schell made three saves for Vista Ridge.

 

Cheyenne Mountain 8, Falcon 1

At Cheyenne Mountain: Tyler Burns had a season-high three goals and two assists for Cheyenne Mountain (7-3, 4-1 4A Pikes Peak).

It was Burns fourth multi-goal game of the year,

Five different Indians found the back of the net in the victory, including David McDermed with his first multi-goal game of the year.

No stats were provided for Falcon (8-5, 3-2).

 

Widefield 10, Sierra 0

At Widefield: Jacob Vitalick opened the game with three straight goals in the first 12 minutes as Widefield (8-2-1, 4-1-1) never looked back against Sierra (3-7, 2-3).

Jared Foulk ended the game at the 71st minute when he scored his third goal of the game assisted by Sean Creamer, the sophomore’s team-high third of the game.

The senior duo of Tyler White and Brandon Toves scored the Gladiators other four goals to lead Widefield to their third straight victory.

Trevon Taylor earned the shutout with seven saves in goal.

 No stats were available for Sierra.

 

Rampart 6, Fountain-Fort Carson 0

At Rampart: Tim Hahn paced the Rampart (8-1-1, 2-1 5A Metro) offensive attack with a game-high four goals in leading the Rams past Fountain-Fort Carson (2-8-1, 0-3).

Sophomore Brendan Reich had a goal and a game-high three assists as Rampart put together 21 shots on goal in the victory.

Connor Ott played 75 minutes to help the Rams limit the Trojans to three shots.

No stats were available for Fountain-Fort Carson.

 

Coronado 4, Harrison 2

At Harrison: Coronado (4-6, 3-3 4A Metro) brought its league record back to .500 behind the help of seniors AJ Johnson (one goal, two assists) and Schyler Vandersluis (two goals).

Fellow senior CJ Krampulz chipped in with a goal and an assist while freshman Thayer Sheperd had an assist.

Harrison drops to 2-8 overall and 1-4 in league action.

No stats were available for Harrison.

 

Wasson 4, Mesa Ridge 1

At Wasson: The Thunderbirds snapped Mesa Ridge’s three-game winning streak behind a strong performance at home.

Wasson improves to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the 4A Metro league while Mesa Ridge falls to 5-6 and 4-2.

Anthony Cross had a goal and Cody Costra had an assist in defeat.

 

Pueblo South 1, Canon City 1

At Canon City: Pueblo South (7-2-1, 5-2-1 4A South Central) and Canon City (5-5-2, 4-3-2) battled to a draw in league action.

Ryan Ford scored for the Tigers, assisted by Michael Mann, and Jack Roberts had 12 saves.

No stats were provided for Pueblo South.

 

Lewis-Palmer def. Air Academy 25-13, 25-19, 25-21

At Air Academy: Alexa Smith had a team-high 18 kills and 13 digs for Lewis-Palmer (11-3, 3-0 4A Pikes Peak).

The Rangers have won three straight.

Chelsea Payne had 10 kills and Jordan Pingel and Bryce Schwartz registered 14 and 13 digs for Air Academy (10-5, 1-2).

 

SOFTBALL

Pine Creek12, Rampart 7

At Rampart: Pine Creek (16-3, 4-1 5A CSML) used a five-run sixth inning to erase a 7-5 deficit against Rampart (13-5, 2-2) in a game that both eliminated the Rams from postseason contention and ensured the Eagles a spot in the playoffs.

Pine Creek took advantage of three costly Ram errors to score eight unearned runs against freshman starter Alyssa McDowell, who went the full seven-innings.

McDowell surrendered four earned runs on 14 hits and two walks while fanning eight.

Michaela Wren went 3-for-4 with a team-high three RBIs to help Bailey Myer earn the victory.

Myer went four innings and surrendered two runs on three hits while striking out four. Brittany Carson pitched a scoreless seventh to notch the save.

Matison Slider (team-high two runs) and Kara Jones both were 2-for-3 for Rampart.

A Rampart victory would have guaranteed that the winner of the Rams game at Fountain-Fort Carson on Friday would finish in the league’s top two and advance to the postseason. Instead, Pine Creek can do no worse than a tie for the league title and even in the event of a potential three-way tie would advance on a tiebreaker.

 

Widefield 13, Woodland Park 6

At Widefield: Widefield overcame an early 6-0 deficit by exploding for 13 unanswered runs in a 16-hit effort against Woodland Park (14-5, 7-2 4A Metro) to win the league tournament title and end the Panthers 10-game winning streak.

Widefield (12-7, 9-1) had three players notch two RBIs, highlighted by Jessica Wilson’s 4-for-4 performance and Megan Shanks first home run of the season.

Wilson also earned the victory on the mound by throwing five straight scoreless innings after getting tagged for six runs (two earned) in the second inning.

No stats were provided for Woodland Park.

  

Palmer Ridge 13, Valor Christian 3

At Valor Christian: Libby Acker and Madysen Kearns each went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Palmer Ridge (14-5, 5-2 4A Pikes Peak) past Valor Christian (8-9-1).

Kearns was credited with the victory after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks in six innings while striking out six.

Kendall Ohman was 2-for-3 with a team-high two runs for the Eagles.

 

FOOTBALL

Hanover 50, Colorado School for the Deaf & the Blind 0

At Hanover: Dustin Koehler passed for a season-high five touchdowns and scrambled for another as Hanover (3-3, 3-1 A6 Southwest) shutout the Colorado School for the Deaf & the Blind (1-5, 1-4).

Two of Koehler’s touchdown passes were from 40-plus yards.

No stats were provided for the Colorado School for the Deaf & the Blind.

 

VOLLEYBALL

Mesa Ridge def. Wasson 25-12, 25-13, 25-7

At Wasson: Mesa Ridge (12-3, 5-1 4A CS Metro) picks up its second straight victory behind Sarabeth Haworth’s nine kills and 11 digs.

No stats were provided for Wasson (0-14, 0-6).

 

Widefield def. Sierra 25-12, 25-16, 25-19   

At Widefield: Domi Skalla had a team-high seven kills and Katie Davis had a team-high seven aces for Widefield (9-6, 3-3 4A CS Metro) in a league bout with Sierra (0-14, 0-6).

Meaghan Mahoney and Katie Davis had 12 digs each for the Stallions.

 

Woodland Park def. Mitchell 25-18, 25-24, 25-20

At Mitchell: Elin Saxon had a game-high 10 kills to lead Woodland Park (7-7, 5-1 4A CS Metro) to a conference victory.

Bekah Morley had a game-high 17 digs for Mitchell (4-11, 3-3).

 

Rampart def. Palmer 25-19, 25-14, 25-21

At Palmer: Rampart (8-7, 1-2 5A CS Metro) earned its first league victory behind McKenna Thornlow’s 12 digs and Breanna Bliss’ eight kills.

Kimmy Kirk also helped out in the winning cause with 14 assists.

Lisa Tuggle had nine digs for Palmer (8-8, 0-1).

 

Simla def. Peyton 25-4, 25-5, 25-9

At Simla: Linsey Area had eight digs as Simla (12-0, 7-0 2A Black Forest) remains undefeated.

No stats were provided for Peyton (9-4, 2-3).

 

St. Mary’s def. James Irwin 25-12, 25-10, 25-13

At St. Mary’s: The Pirates (13-1, 7-0 3A Tri-Peaks) won their sixth straight and remain undefeated in league play behind Ariana Falealili’s eight blocks.

No stats were provided for James Irwin (8-6, 6-3).

 

Coronado def. Harrison 25-16, 25-7, 25-6

At Harrison: Serina Nickle (11 kills) and Madison Darby-McClure (10) led Coronado (12-2, 6-0 4A CS Metro) to its sixth straight victory.

No stats were provided for Harrison (3-12, 2-5).

 

Lewis-Palmer def. Air Academy 25-13, 25-19, 25-21

At Air Academy: Alexa Smith had a team-high 18 kills and 13 digs for Lewis-Palmer (11-3, 3-0 4A Pikes Peak).

The Rangers have won three straight.

No stats were provided for Air Academy (10-5, 1-2).

 

Colorado Springs def. Pikes Peak Christian 25-12, 25-13, 25-21

At Pikes Peak Christian: Colorado Springs (12-1, 5-0) used a team-effort for its fifth victory in a row via straight sets to keep pace with undefeated conference rival Simla.

Kaitlin DeGuilio and Julie Denning combined for nine of the Kodiaks 12 kills.

No stats were provided for Pikes Peak Christian (5-5, 2-3).

 

Liberty def. Fountain-Fort Carson 25-10, 25-14, 23-25, 25-9

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Jenna Stoffel and Codi Inloes-Williams propelled Liberty (8-7, 1-0 5A CS Metro) to victory in its league opener with 14 assists each.

Tori Gaherty had 16 digs for the Lancers.

No stats were provided for Fountain-Fort Carson (5-8, 0-1).

 

Fountain Valley def. Florence 26-24, 25-19, 14-25, 27-25

At Florence: Fountain Valley (7-8, 3-6 3A Tri-Peaks West) ended a two-game losing skid thanks to Delia Brekken and Morgan Heath’s 10 kills in a close contest with Florence (2-12, 1-8).

No stats were provided for Florence.

 

Cheyenne Mountain def. Falcon 25-15, 25-23, 25-18

At Falcon: Maddie Beal’s game-high 16 kills was just too much as Cheyenne Mountain (11-2, 3-0 4A Pikes Peak) handed Falcon (9-3, 2-1) its first league loss.

Madison Waldman had 10 digs for Falcon.

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