Highlights from Friday night's high school sports action.
Fountain Valley 6, Mountain Vista 3
At Mountain Vista: The Danes got their biggest win of the year, knocking off one of the state’s best teams on the road.
Jakub Myska had four goals for Pikes Peak No. 3 Fountain Valley (6-2) and Garrett Van Wyhe and Sage Marshall added the other scores. Trevor Shott had three assists for the Danes and goalie Lucas Huerga Marin stopped 32 of 35 shots in net, as Fountain Valley led 4-0 before the Golden Eagles cracked the scoreboard.
Mountain Vista (9-2) had outscored its opponents 57-10 in its first 10 games before giving up six to the Danes Friday night.
Palmer 4, Pine Creek 3
At Sertich Ice Arena: Palmer got goals from four different players and never trailed against the Eagles.
Sam Kay and Austin Storm each scored first-period goals before Austin Lopez tallied a second-period score and Brandon Driscoll scored the eventual game-winner early in the third.
After starting the season 0-6, the Terrors have won two in a row. Goaltender Alex Gumper stopped 32 of the 35 shots he faced to earn the win.
Pine Creek (6-7) got goals from Ty Smith, Zach Zimmerman and Matt Dylewski.
Lewis-Palmer 6, Liberty 1
At Lewis-Palmer: The Rangers scored twice in each period and got a hat trick from Julian Claudio to rout Liberty.
Adam Schaefer, Matt Prudhomme and Tyler Lee scored the other goals for Lewis-Palmer (4-5) and the Rangers held a 40-13 shot advantage.
Nathan Watts scored the lone goal for Liberty (0-10) on an assist from Ryan Bishop.
Hornet Invitational Prelims
At Pueblo County: Cheyenne Mountain had an impressive day in the preliminaries, getting first-place finishes from Katie Roach in the 200-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke and Morgan Wice in the 50 freestyle.
The Indians' 200 and 400 freestyle relays also had the fastest times of the day.
Doherty’s Sarah James took first in the 100 backstroke, while Coronado’s Allie Jacobs finished first in the 100 freestyle and Discovery Canyon’s Kelsey Oettinger was fastest in the 500 freestyle.
The finals will take place Saturday at 4 p.m.
Sand Creek 59, Vista Ridge 45
At Sand Creek: Sand Creek passed a tough test against its rival behind 22 points from Josh Smith and 12 from Tim Clemens. The Pikes Peak 4A No. 1 Scorpions (9-0, 2-0 4A Pikes Peak) broke the game open with a 22-14 third quarter in front of a packed gym and playoff-type atmosphere.
“It was a rivalry game, and those are always tough and this game was every bit of that,” Sand Creek coach Joe Rausch said. “In the second half we started getting into our offense and being unselfish, and executed better.”
Tyler Jackson led Vista Ridge (3-8, 0-2) with 16 points and Jerrell Bellot added 12.
Liberty 65, Pueblo South 62
At Liberty: AJ Bohuslavsky had a huge game for the Lancers with 26 points and Matt Love added 19, as Liberty rallied from a 29-23 halftime deficit.
The Pikes Peak 5A No. 3 Lancers (6-5) have won three in a row and will travel to Fountain-Fort Carson for the conference opener Jan. 22.
Cheyenne Mountain 62, Air Academy 47
At Cheyenne Mountain: The Pikes Peak 4A No. 3 Indians (10-0, 2-0 4A Pikes Peak) remained perfect with a late spurt in the fourth quarter to pull away and set up a huge showdown Tuesday night at Sand Creek in a battle of unbeatens.
The Kadets fell to 6-5, 1-1 in conference.
Lewis-Palmer 71, Palmer Ridge 23
At Lewis-Palmer: Chase Stone led the Rangers with 14 points and Justin Smith chipped in 10. Pikes Peak 4A No. 2 Lewis-Palmer (9-2, 2-0 4A Pikes Peak) outscored the Bears by double digits in three of the quarters, including a 15-3 third and 22-6 fourth.
No stats were provided for Palmer Ridge (4-5, 0-3).
CSCS 92, ECA 29
At ECA: The Lions had five players in double figures as they led 52-21 at the half and kept pouring it on.
Josh Hildenbrand had 17 points – including five 3-pointers – and Samuel Howard had 16 for CSCS (6-2).
JD Kohl was the high scorer for the Eagles (2-5) with 12 points.
Elbert 48, Colorado Springs School 8
At CSS: The Kodiaks found themselves down 16-0 after one quarter and 31-4 at the half. Hunter Golden was the only player with two made baskets for CSS (3-5).
Roger Carlson was the lone player in double figures for Elbert with 10 points.
St. Mary’s 58, Ellicott 26
At St. Mary’s: Gabi Florek led St. Mary’s with 15 points and Emily Whitelaw added 14, as the Pirates cruised after opening up a 17-1 lead after the first quarter.
Pikes Peak 3A No. 1 St. Mary’s (7-0, 3-0 3A Tri-Peaks East) has won five of its seven games by at least 19 points to open the season.
Melanie D’Amour led Ellicott (4-4, 1-2) with seven points.
Manitou Springs 45, Florence 29
At Florence: After neither team had a great first half, Manitou Springs used a 21-6 third quarter to take control and win its third game in a row.
Ali Thompson led all scorers with 14 points and Gabby Santos added 10 for the Mustangs (5-5, 3-0 Tri-Peaks West).
“I think the girls are getting used to what I expect and we’ve changed a few things, and they’re starting to do the things we ask them to do,” said Manitou Springs coach Dan Gieck, who took over last month. “We played a lot better defense in the second half tonight.”
Carly Chaney led the Huskies (3-6, 1-2) with nine points.
Sand Creek 72, Vista Ridge 39
At Sand Creek: The Scorpions (7-3, 2-0 4A Pikes Peak) continued their roll of late, blowing out their rival to win for the fifth time in six games.
Pikes Peak 4A No. 2 Sand Creek got double-digit scoring from five players, including 10 points and eight rebounds from Ashley Ramsey. Point guard Mikayla Reese added 11 points and six assists, while Oliana Squires scored a game-high 14 points.
No stats were provided for Vista Ridge (4-7, 0-2).
Air Academy 54, Cheyenne Mountain 22
At Cheyenne Mountain: Air Academy (5-5, 2-0 4A Pikes Peak) got a game-high 13 points from Madison Rasmussen and 10 points from Justine Jenkinson, as the Kadets used a 22-4 third quarter to get off to a 2-0 conference start.
Faatimah Dreher led the Indians (2-7, 1-1) with nine points.
Discovery Canyon 55, Falcon 20
At Falcon: Taylor Barbato had 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting to lead the Thunder and Mariah McGettigan added 14 points.
Discovery Canyon (3-8, 1-1 4A Pikes Peak) held Falcon to single-digit scoring in all four quarters.
No stats were provided for the Falcons (3-8, 0-2).
ECA 50, CSCS 35
At ECA: Tori Mann led all scorers with 19 points and Abby Dorman added 15 for the Eagles (6-1). After a 19-10 first quarter, Pikes Peak 2A No. 2 ECA steadily built its lead throughout the game.
Anna Marie Howard led 3A CSCS (1-7) with 16 points and Annika Anderson contributed 12 for the Lions.
Rock Canyon 57, Rampart 51
At Rock Canyon: Cassidy Budge led Rampart with 16 points and six rebounds, and Megan Kavalec added 12 points and six rebounds. The Rams trailed just 35-34 entering the fourth quarter but couldn’t rally in time.
The loss is Rampart’s third in a row and drops the Rams to 7-5.
Pueblo South 66, Liberty 28
At Pueblo South: Alex Rivas led Liberty with eight points, as the Pikes Peak 5A No. 3 Lancers (7-4) were outscored 35-15 in the first half and couldn’t recover.
Shannon Patterson had a big game for Pueblo South, scoring 19 points.
Salida 41, Fountain Valley 12
At Fountain Valley: The Danes were doomed by a 20-5 second-quarter deficit, as they fell to 1-4. Clare Hamilton led Fountain Valley with five points.