Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Cheyenne Mountain 6, Cherry Creek 1
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain isn't portraying much of its youthful appearance so far.
The defending Class 4A state champs handled defending Class 5A state champion Cherry Creek on Friday, dropping just one match and losing just one set in the others.
Freshman No. 1 doubles pairing of Ally Arenson and Casey Ahrendsen showed plenty of poise after dropping their first set 6-3 to rally in the last two 6-4, 7-6 (2).
"For a couple freshmen playing Cherry Creek ... I thought they showed quite a bit of composure for what they faced," Indians coach Dave Adams said.
Adams has also experimented a bit, mixing up his Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, which meant splitting up a pair of sisters. No matter. No. 2 doubles Tory Louis and Claire Dibble won 6-4, 6-3 and No. 3 doubles Megan Dibble and Chelsey Geisz were even more impressive, winning 6-1, 7-5.
"It's ironic becasue you look at the match score at 6-1 and you'd think we killed them," Adams said. "But there were a lot of good matches going on there that could've gone either way."
Woodland Park 4, Valley 3
At Woodland Park: Jenny Sells scored on a left-footed shot that hit the post and went in during the final minute of play to give Woodland Park (6-2) the win over Valley (1-7).
Teammate Olivia Shaw netted a hat trick that might be a spark the Panthers are looking for.
"We've been waiting for her to finally get some goals," Panthers coach Andrew Pappadakis said. "This was the game for her.
"Her timing is very good in that we're going to need everyone to play well against Mesa Ridge on Tuesday."
The senior netted one in the first and two in the third, before Sells took it upon herself to score the winner.
Sells went on a 40-yard run, eluding defenders, before giving the Class 4A Panthers the win over the 3A Vikings.
"It was her wanting to win the game," Pappadakis said.
Florence 3, Salida 1
At Florence: Corey Harper, Megan Droll and Shania Leibel scored goals to give Florence (4-3-1, 1-2 3A Region 2) its first conference victory of the season.
Kaycee Franklin made nine saves to preserve the victory over Salida (5-3, 1-2)
TRACK AND FIELD
John Tate Challenge Cup
At Pueblo: Discovery Canyon sophomore Ashlyn Nolan had the fastest time in the 300-meters hurdles and the long jump in the first day of the division I girls’ meet, while St. Mary’s Elena Slavoski had the fastest times in the 800 and 1,600 in the division II girls’ meet.
Nolan, who also had the fifth fastest time in the 100, set a pace of 49 seconds in the 300. She cleared 18 feet, 2 inches in the long jump.
Pine Creek had three runners finish fastest on the first day of the two-day meet: Heide Barron in the 200, Mackenzie Howie in the 400 and Kaleigh Kroeker in the 3,200. Baron also finished second in the 100 to Jordan Edmonds of Widefield. Edmonds finished second in the 200, setting up for a pair of interesting runs when the meet concludes Saturday.
Pine Creek led the girls’ competition with 44 points in the team standings, with Pueblo South second with 31. Gunnison’s 40 points led the division II team standings. Hoehne was second and La Junta third.
On the boys’ side, Micheal DeCarmo’s 11.27 in the 100 and Bailey Roth’s 3,200 in 9:18.23 help Coronado grab a narrow lead in the team standings. Coronado led with 30.75 points. Pueblo South was second with 29 and Discovery Canyon was third with 26.5.
Jackson Spalding of Discovery Canyon threw 172-11 in the discus, with Nathan Dunivan behind at 165-09.
Gunnison led in Division II with 37.5 points. Rye was second with 33 and Manitou Springs third with 28.5.
The Mustangs’ Malachi Peterson set the pace in both the 100 (11.32) and 200 (23.22). St. Mary’s Robert Delfeld was fastest in the 400 with a time of 52.13.
Coronado 10, Widefield 6
At Widefield: Coronado (4-6, 3-0) scored five runs in the top of the seventh to rally against Widefield (5-7, 2-1) in a crucial 4A CSML contest that boasted two previously unbeaten league teams.
The Cougars had tied the game at five in the top half of the sixth. But they immediately gave back a run in the home half to trail 6-5 going into their final at-bat.
Carter Gerber drove in four runs and Grant Burghardt homered for the Cougars.
Chris Yalongo-Vigil homered and drove in two runs for the Gladiators and teammate Isaiah Volcic doubled twice and scored a run.
Woodland Park 30, Harrison 1, 3 innings
At Harrison: Woodland Park (3-6, 1-1 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) scored 22 runs in the second inning and the game was called after three against Harrison (0-8, 0-3).
Dakota Herman went 4 for 4 with 3 triples, four runs scored and four runs batted in, Carl Loy doubled twice, drove in four and scored four and four other players had a four-RBI day.
Mesa Ridge 16, Sierra 0, 5 innings
At Sierra: Mesa Ridge (10-3, 4-0 4A CSML) held Sierra to just two hits to stay unbeaten in league play.
The Grizzlies opened things up by scoring 12 runs over the fourth and fifth innings.
Mesa Ridge did not report stats before this edition went to press.