Cherry Creek Volleyball Tournament
At Cherry Creek: All good things must come to an end.
Saturday, Doherty (8-1) improved its win streak to 38 games, dating all the way back to November 2011, before losing the tournament's championship game in straight games to Lakewood by the late afternoon.
Haleigh Washington combined for 61 kills in the Spartans' five matches and Gabby Simpson added 82 assists.
In the finale though, Washington had 15 kills, while her Spartans' teammates added only four, as Doherty lost to a Tigers team who has lost three times this season, including being swept by Pine Creek on Aug. 29.
Lewis-Palmer def. Coronado 23-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-22
At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer junior Alexa Smith had 20 kills, freshmen Elizabeth Reich and Lydia Bartalo combined for another 16, and the Rangers (10-0) stayed perfect after rallying over Coronado (5-3).
Next up, 4A Lewis-Palmer faces 5A Doherty on Thursday in a battle to become arguably the best team in the area.
Grandview def. CSCS 25-4, 25-11
At CSCS: 3A CSCS (3-1) lost its first match of the year when it faced 5A Grandview.
The Wolves took 5A powerhouse Doherty to five games earlier in the season.
Palmer def. Vista Ridge 25-12, 25-12, 25-19
At Vista Ridge: Palmer (5-2) has won three in a row after dominating every game Saturday.
Lauren Brock led Vista Ridge with two kills in the loss.
Rampart 4, Cheyenne Mountain 2
At Cheyenne Mountain: Amanda Londo hit a game-tying, two-run single and then stole home for the game-winning run, while Jenna Malone stunned Cheyenne Mountain (5-5) with two strong defensive plays in Rampart's come-from-behind win.
Rams' starting pitcher Alyssa McDowell allowed 11 hits to the Indians, the second most she has all season, but limited the Indians to lone runs in the first and third innings.
Down 2-0 in the top of the sixth, Rampart tied the game on Londo's two-run single and took the lead when Amy Watkins drew a throw from the Indians catcher stealing second base to allow Londo to trot home for the eventual game-winner.
Liberty 8, Pueblo South 1
At Pueblo South: Mariah Grijalva completely shut down Pueblo South after the first inning, Allie Helton had two hits, including a home run, and slow-starting Liberty (4-5) has won four of its last five games. Hayleigh Alamo added a double and three RBIs, while freshman Laneia Lunquist drove in her fourth and fifth RBIs of the season for the Lancers.
Rocky Ford 19, St. Mary's 1
At Rocky Ford: St. Mary's pitcher Ashley Vetack gave up 19 runs as she walked eight and gave up nine hits.
Down 19-0, McKenzie Hernez drove in the Pirates' only run in the fourth inning.
Pine Creek 3, Bear Creek 0
At Pine Creek: Michael Steffy had two goals, Jack Reynolds added another and Pine Creek (5-1) improved upon its hot start to the season.
David Meyer made two saves to grab his fourth shutout of the season.
Next up, the Eagles face Doherty on Tuesday.
Heritage Christian 7, ECA 0
At ECA: ECA (0-5) remains winless on the season after allowing seven goals on 19 shots.
Pueblo Central Invitational
At Pueblo Central: Palmer's Hannah McIntyre won the girls' race in 18 minutes, 48 seconds, and in the team competition it was a sweep.
Boys' No. 1 Conner Wilburn (16:09) and girls' No. 1 Lauren Hamilton (18:55) both finished second in their respective races as The Classical Academy won both sides of a meet that featured top-tier 3A, 4A and 5A schools.
Girls' runner Maddie Mullen (fourth, 19:15) and boys' No. 2 Chandler Ryd (ninth, 16:55) each added top-10 finishes for TCA.