Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Discovery Canyon 13, Cheyenne Mountain 3 (5 innings)
At Cheyenne Mountain: Discovery Canyon used a seven-run fourth inning to cruise past Cheyenne Mountain on the road in Pikes Peak League action Monday afternoon.
The Thunder (10-5) improved to 5-0 in league play thanks to McKenzie Surface.
The starting pitcher held the Indians (6-8, 2-3) to three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks. She also struck out seven in her complete-game performance.
Surface (10-5) was just as dominant across from the pitcher's mound inside the batter's box and finished the day 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs. It was her Pikes Peak League-leading fifth home run and she also leads the Thunder with 23 RBIs.
Kendra Tafoya (1-2) was charged with the loss after being tagged for 13 runs (eight earned) on 15 hits in five innings.
Palmer Ridge 7, Sand Creek 2
At Palmer Ridge: Sand Creek freshman Ariel Cowan stifled Palmer Ridge through four innings, but the Bears erupted for five runs in the fifth inning to erase a one-run deficit at home.
Jennifer Slaughter led the way at the dish for Palmer Ridge (11-4, 3-2 Pikes Peak) by going 3 for 4 with two runs. The junior has scored a team-high 21 runs.
Cowan (3-7) suffered the loss after surrendering seven runs (three earned) on seven hits and one walk.
Madysen Kearns (10-3) was credited with the win after going the distance and holding the Scorpions (4-12, 1-4) to two runs on five hits and a walk. Kearns also leads the league in batting average (.548) after a 1-for-3 day.
Falcon 3, Air Academy 1
At Air Academy: Falcon scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to sneak past Air Academy on the road and hand the Kadets their first Pikes Peak League loss.
Falcon (7-8, 3-2) starter Laci Lashley (5-6) was stellar on the mound by limiting Air Academy (8-8, 4-1) to one run on four hits and two walks.
Megan Horn (8-8) was strong in defeat, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks and striking out six.
Palmer 10, Doherty 4
At Palmer: Annika Prinzing and Peyton O'Driscoll recorded three hits apiece to lead Palmer to a nonconference victory.
The seniors were a combined 6-for-7 for three runs and three RBIs as Palmer improved to 4-9.
Fellow senior Kara Flores (3-5) notched the win on the mound by limiting Doherty to four runs on seven hits and seven walks. She struck out eight over seven innings.
Shelby Muilenburg had two RBIs for Doherty (4-9).
Breanna Brettschneider (4-8) was given the loss after being tagged for 10 runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk.
Coronado 9, Mesa Ridge 3
At Mesa Ridge: Five players knocked in a run to lead Coronado to its third straight 4A Metro League victory.
Riley Afshari (3-4) went the distance for the Cougars (4-9, 3-2) and limited Mesa Ridge (3-12, 3-3) to three runs on two hits and three walks. The sophomore struck out seven and lowered her ERA to 1.97.
Brianna Beatie finished the day 3 for 5 with a double and two runs. Kaitlyn Soulier also had a team-high three hits for Coronado.
No stats were reported for the Grizzlies.
Gunnison 17, St. Mary's 5
At St. Mary's: McKenzie Hernez was the bright spot for the Pirates with a 3-for-3 performance as St. Mary's lost its seventh straight.
Hernez scored three runs and knocked in another trio, while extending her hitting streak to five games. The sophomore is hitting .441 with nine RBIs and 10 runs.
Ashley Vetack also had a nice day for the Pirates (1-13) at the plate by going 2 for 2.
Fountain Valley 7, Canon City 0
At Fountain Valley: The Danes extended their winning streak to three with a home victory.
Fountain Valley (4-1) was led once again by the dominant play of No. 3 duo Zack Salama and Sasith Weerasundara. They remained undefeated with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Mckennan Dalton and Liam O'Dowd-White.
Doug Adams defeated Conor Nothdurft 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles, and in No. 1 doubles Phil Fan and Peter Leisure took care of business against Cameron Handeland and Jon Rieger 6-2, 6-1.
Fountain Valley also received victories from No. 2 Kyohei Takiya and No. 3 Nacho de Benito in singles action; James Gu and Graham Harper picked up the win at No. 4 doubles.
Air Academy 7, Lewis-Palmer 0
At Lewis-Palmer: Air Academy silenced the home crowd with a sweep on the road.
The Kadets' No. 1 pairing of Neil Orton and Sam Chiacchia won a decisive third set 6-4 to slip past Lewis-Palmer's top pairing.
Keenan Kaltenbacher, the Kadets No. 1 singles player, put forth a solid 6-2, 6-1 victory and Stefan Orton-Urbina also won his No. 2 singles' match in straight sets (6-4, 6-4).
Naish Gaubatz picked up the victory in No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-0), while the Kadets picked another pair of wins in doubles from Daniel St. John and Zach Reeder and Chris Henley and Kyle Pieri.
Niwot 6, Cheyenne Mountain 1
At Cheyenne Mountain: Colt Sessions and Aidan Connaughton picked up the lone victory for the Indians by rallying for a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Satvik Saini and Carter Pentz.
Rampart def. Pueblo South 25-9, 25-9, 25-12
At Rampart: Mckenna Thornlow had 12 digs as Rampart (7-4) swept Pueblo South (4-7) at home.