Published: February 7, 2014
Independent School League Championships
1. Manitou Springs 399, 2. St. Mary's Academy 383.5, 3. Colorado Academy 328.
At Colorado College: Manitou Springs broke six league records and four school records on its way to its second consecutive Independent School League Championship.
It wasn't a runaway, however. The Mustangs were down 30 points to St. Mary's Academy with two events to go, before Emily Dolloff-Holt won her second event of the day and four Manitou Springs swimmers placed in the 100 breaststroke.
The Mustangs then sealed their meet victory with a win in the 400-freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 48.82 seconds.
Overall, Veronica Morin won the 50 and 100 free, Kethrys Buffa won the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly and Manitou Springs won eight of the 12 events.
Elsewhere, Fountain Valley finished fifth and St. Mary's took seventh.
Pikes Peak Athletic Conference Championship preliminaries
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain's Sydney Buckley has the fastest Class 4A time in the 100 butterfly this season at 57.89.
On Friday, however, the North Texas signee finished in 59.22, enough to edge out Lewis-Palmer's Andie Turner (1:01.69) for the top spot heading into Saturday's finals.
Meg Lowrey of the Indians had top times in the 200 and 500 freestyles, while the Ranger's Katie Roh earned the top spot in the 100 breaststroke.
Heading into Saturday's finals, the Indians and Valor Christian each have five top times, while Lewis-Palmer has one.
Diving results were not reported.
Cheyenne Mountain 4, Air Academy 0
At World Arena: Playing on the same ice that Colorado College does, Cheyenne Mountain (8-7 overall, 7-2 Peak Conference) held Air Academy (5-10-2, 4-6-2) scoreless in a key conference matchup.
The Indians scored twice in both the first and second periods and goalie Ryan McCann stopped all 16 shots he faced.
Skating on the over-sized ice surface, the Indians got three special-teams goals. Greg Liquori and Doug Klopenstine scored power-play goals, sandwiched around Nick Lacayo's short-hander that put the Indians up 2-0 late in the first period. Taylor Pennell also scored for the Indians.
A win for the Kadets would have moved Air Academy into a tie with the Indians for fifth place in the conference. Instead, the Indians stayed alone in fifth and increased the gap between them and sixth-place Palmer. The top eight teams qualify for the postseason. The regular season ends Feb. 15.
Pine Creek 7, Palmer 1
At CSC East Rink: Despite the fact the game was pushed back a day due to frigid cold temperatures, Pine Creek (7-6-1) stayed hot against Palmer (7-7-1), the No. 2 team in the area.
Riley Gregory had a hat trick, and the third-ranked Eagles let loose with 34 shots during their fifth game in their past six tries.
Gregory scored twice in the first period to deflate Palmer, and once more in the third period, minutes after Sam Horning finally put the Terrors on the board.
Conor Chmelka made 25 saves for Pine Creek.
Mitchell 66, Harrison 65
At Harrison: Mitchell (9-9 overall, 6-1 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Harrison (6-14, 3-6) in overtime on a put back by Josh Duke with less than 1 second on the clock.
Quincy Harding scored 20 in the loss. The Panthers are 6-7 when the senior scores 20 points or more.
The Marauders, meanwhile, are 3-0 this season when games are decided by two points or fewer.
Palmer Ridge 71, Discovery Canyon 62
At Palmer Ridge: Matt Cameron had 18 points and went 9 of 10 from the line in the fourth quarter as Palmer Ridge (11-9, 4-7 Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) held on to beat Discovery Canyon (5-13, 1-8).
Edmund Cameron also had 18 for the Bears and Jeff Butler added nine.
Falcon 59, Vista Ridge 54
At Vista Ridge: After a slow start, Chances Matlock had 19 points, Kwe' Shaan Thomas added 15 and Falcon (11-7, 4-5 PPAC) snapped its two-game skid against Vista Ridge (5-12, 1-7).
For the Wolves, Andrew Reed shot 30 percent but scored a team-high 16 points.
Vista Ridge, as a whole, didn't do much better. It shot 35 percent from the field.
Freshman Hunter Maldonado was the only bright spot when it came to getting the ball in the hoop, going 6 for 7 from the field for 13 points.
Sierra 58, Woodland Park 23
At Sierra: Keandre Lewis scored 13 points, Michael Jordan added 12 and Sierra beat Woodland Park.
The Stallions only hit one 3 (attempted two) in the win.
Dakota Herman, meanwhile, had a team-high eight points for the Panthers, who have lost nine in a row.
Palmer Ridge 49, Discovery Canyon 8
At Palmer Ridge: Sophomore Michelle DeCoud scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds, Ali Meyer scored 11 points and had eight rebounds and Palmer Ridge (16-3, 8-2 PPAC), the area's No. 3 team in 4A, nearly doubled Discovery Canyon's final score in the first quarter (15).
Katie Hofmeister scored a team-high four points for the Thunder (3-14, 1-7).
St. Mary's 49, James Irwin 24
At James Irwin: St. Mary's (11-4, 9-2 3A Tri-Peaks East) and its defense smothered James Irwin (3-13, 3-8) for most of the game.
After the Jags took an 11-10 lead after the first quarter, the Pirates gave up only 13 points in the final three quarters.
Maggie Hartman scored 18 and Olivia Florek added 10, as St. Mary's moved its win streak to four.
Moriah Ceballes had seven points for James Irwin, which has lost five of its last six games.
Peyton 79, Kiowa 46
At Kiowa: Shelby Patterson had 22 points, Vanessa Aragon and Sarah Logar added 13 apiece, and Peyton (13-1, 3-0 2A Black Forest) used a 24-5 second quarter to skip past Kiowa (9-5, 1-2).
The Panthers, Vanguard and CSS are all undefeated in league play.
Sierra 70, Woodland Park 53
At Woodland Park: After a 15-point loss to Mesa Ridge, Sierra (10-7 overall, 7-2 4A CSML) walked all over Woodland Park (4-15, 1-7).
Kelsey Arseneau scored 14 and Lexie Comer added 10 for the Panthers, who have lost seven of eight.
Sierra did not report individual statistics.
Calhan 74, Miami-Yoder 14
At Miami-Yoder: Riley Cookson scored 23, Mikaela Parker had 16 and Calhan (5-7, 2-1 2A Black Forest) breezed by Miami-Yoder (0-9, 0-4).
The Bulldogs had a 28-4 lead after the first quarter, and a 44-4 lead at half.
Cheyenne Mountain 38, Air Academy 33
At Cheyenne Mountain: Fueled by the loss in the league finals, Air Academy wrestler Justin Petrash continued to prepare for state with a 5-1 win over Cheyenne Mountain's Billy Dabney in the 285-pound weight class.
The meet was decided by four forfeits by the Kadets, compared to two by the Indians.
Luke White (120) of Cheyenne Mountain and Peter Hanenberg (126) of Air Academy recorded the dual's only pins.
Ellicott 36, Trinidad 16
At Ellicott: Fabian Hermosillo, 3A's top-ranked wrestler in the 145-pound weight class, continued his phenomenal season with a pin over Antonio Gitano in 1 minute, 49 seconds.