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Saturday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain volleyball wins Silver Creek Tournament

By Scott Kaniewski Updated: September 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Highlights from the high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

Volleyball

Cheyenne Mountain wins Silver Creek Tournament

At Silver Creek: Cheyenne Mountain (5-1) dropped just one game in four matches, sweeping Roosevelt and Sterling, beating D'Evelyn 2-1 and sweeping Mullen in the finals to win the Silver Creek tourney.

Mara Barkley had nine kills and Maddie Beal eight in the title game against Mullen. Holly Huffman had 15 assists to lead the Indians.

Lewis-Palmer wins Lewis-Palmer Tournament

At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer swept all four of its matches to win its own tournament. The Rangers beat Berthoud, Montrose, Gunnison and Valley, allowing only Berthoud to cross the 20-point threshold in one game.

Alexa Smith had 46 kills over the four matches, including a team-high 14 against Berthoud.

Manitou Springs wins Bishop Machebeuf Tournament

At Bishop Machebeuf: Manitou Springs dropped just one game in five matches to win the tournament, punctuated by a 25-19, 25-18 victory over Eaton in the finals.

The Mustangs also beat host Bishop Machebeuf 25-18, 25-9. After beating Buena Vista 25-16, the Mustangs dropped the second game 23-25. They rectified that loss with a 25-8 win in the decisive third.

Woodland Park went 1-3 in the tournament, sweeping St.Mary's.

Liberty runner-up at Overland Classic Invitational

At Overland: Liberty fell in the championship game of the tournament, coming away with a second-place trophy.

Liberty swept Overland, Hinkley and Sand Creek before losing to Niwot in the finals.

Smoky Hill Buffs Classic

At Skyline: Rampart (3-2) went 3-1 in the tournament, sweeping three opponents in its victories, while getting swept in its one loss.

Amanda Cushen had 22 kills, while Janice Jin had 21 during the four matches.

Fountain Valley def. Salida 19-25, 25-22, 16-25, 28-26, 15-12

At Fountain Valley: It took five games, but Fountain Valley (3-3, 1-1 3A Tri-Peaks West) evened both its overall and league records with a win over Salida (0-3, 0-2).

Morgan Heath had a team-high 14 kills and Delia Brekken added seven kills and a team-best 17 assists in the win. Brekken and Heath also teamed up in digs, with Heath leading the team with 23 and Brekken adding 17.

Evangelical Christian Academy Tournament

At ECA: ECA (2-4) was swept in its own tournament, dropping a match Friday before losing three matches Saturday to Custer County, Frontier Academy and La Junta.

Madison Brown had a combined 24 kills on Saturday, while Leah Bost had 16 assists against Custer, 14 against Frontier Academy and 20 against La Junta.

Mountain Vista def. Palmer Ridge 25-8, 25-11, 25-15

At Mountain Vista: No player for Palmer Ridge (4-2) managed more than three kills, as Mountain Vista (2-1) got the victory.

Elle Sample's 21 digs led the Bears.

Cross country

Lake County Invitational

At Colorado Mountain College: The Coronado boys' team placed three runners in the top five, led by winner Adam Egger, to dominate the meet, and the girls' took second place, with Gabby Roth finishing fourth.

Egger finished in 17 minutes, 32 seconds, 13 seconds better than Salida's Taylor Stack. The Cougars finished with 16 points, 30 points better than second-place Pueblo West.

Roth finished in 21:49.

St. Vrain/Lyons Invitational

At Lyons: Air Academy's Katie Rainsberger won the girls' meet in 18:09, besting second-place Kaitlyn Benner of Monarch by nearly a full minute.

Benner finished in 19:01 to lead Monarch in the team points with 47. Pine Creek took second with 86, while The Classical Academy took third with 107.

The Kadets boys' squad finished third, almost 100 points behind Mountain Vista. Pine Creek's Zachary Alhamra took third in 16:01.

Softball

Falcon Tournament

Woodland Park 23, Gunnison 0; Falcon 6, Woodland Park 5

At Woodland Park: A 22-run second inning forced the game to be called after three innings, as Woodland Park (6-3) pounded Gunnison.

But the Panthers lost to tournament host Falcon (2-6), as the Falcons scored three times in the top of the sixth. Panthers pitcher Mallorie Trichell yielded six runs, none of them earned, against Falcon, but threw a three-inning shutout against Gunnison

Kelee Suggs homered twice, drove in six runs and scored five runs over the two games.

Lewis-Palmer 20, Montbello 0; L-P 13, Coronado 6

At Falcon: Lewis-Palmer (5-6) won both its games Saturday at the Falcon Tournament to go 3-1 over the course of the two-day tourney.

Barb Nigon drove in seven runs over the span of both games, including five in the win over Coronado. Sammi Cook also drove in seven, with a four-RBI game against the Cougars.

Basalt 9, St. Mary's 3; St. Mary's 7, Montbello 6

At Falcon: St. Mary's (1-7) notched its first win of the season, scoring three runs over the last two innings, including two in the bottom of the sixth, to rally past Montbello (5-4) in the Falcon Tournament. The Pirates lost their other game Saturday after a seven-run first inning by Basalt.

Pueblo County Tournament

Pine Creek 12, Doherty 0; Pine Creek 15, Mitchell 2

At Runyon Field: Haylee McKeehan threw a complete-game shutout against 5A CSML rival Doherty, striking out 10 as Pine Creek (10-3) went 3-1 in the tournament.

The Eagles also battered Mitchell, with 15 runs punctuated by Miranda Martinez's grand slam.

It was a welcome sight to Pine Creek coach David Warhoe less than 24 hours after his Eagles were shut down by Pueblo County 4-3. After a postgame speech, the Eagles got the message.

"It was great, I felt like they weren't swinging the bats (on Friday)," Warhoe said. "They came out today and just started ripping the ball."

Michaela Wren hit a solo home run against the Spartans. Against Mitchell, Casey Esquivel pitched two innings and struck out seven.

Leigh Taylor went 4 for 6 with five RBIs over the two games.

Pueblo County 11, Doherty 5

At Runyon Field: Doherty lost both of its Saturday games, including a blowout to Pine Creek.

Sand Creek 20, Mitchell 3

At Runyon Field: Amber Thompson, Hannah Williamson and Mary Jackson each drove in three runs in Sand Creek's (3-8) win over Mitchell (1-8).

Discovery Canyon 7, Lamar 0

At Discovery Canyon: McKenzie Surface threw a two-hit shutout to lead Discovery Canyon (6-4) past Lamar (8-2-1).

Surface was backed by an 11-hit, seven-run performance from her lineup. Emily Selby went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs.

Thompson Valley 13, Palmer Ridge 0

At Thompson Valley: Thompson Valley (5-2) scored all 13 runs in the first three innings to win the game that was called after five.

Eagles pitcher Janelle Krening held the Bears (8-3) to five hits.

Boys' soccer

Fountain Valley wins Fountain Valley Tournament

At Fountain Valley: Two penalty-kick goals gave Fountain Valley (3-1) at 2-0 victory to win its own tournament against Widefield.

The Danes scored a goal in each half for the win.

Widefield goalie Jacob Vitalich stopped nine shots in the first half, while teammate Josh Casper stopped five in the second half.

Fountain Valley did not report stats.

Kadet Kickoff Tournament

At Air Academy: Thomas O'Connor scored St. Mary's (0-4) lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Discovery Canyon, and Josh Fowler scored against Greeley Central in a 4-1 loss.

Pirates goalie Kevin Kohlman made 15 saves over the two games.

Canon City 5, Pueblo East 1

At Pueblo East: Canon City (3-1, 1-0 4A South Central) opened league play in fine fashion, as Billy Stopka scored twice in the Tigers' win over Pueblo East (0-4, 0-2).

Dakota Bolton, Michael Ortega and Michael Mann each scored for the Tigers, who led 2-1 at half before notching three in the second half to blow open the game.

Douglas County 5, Rampart 2

At Douglas County: Douglas County (2-0-2) scored two goals in the first half, and Rampart (3-1) never recovered, dropping its first game of the season.

Tim Hahn scored on a penalty kick and Brendan Reich added a goal for the Rams.

Sierra 3, Falcon 2 (OT)

At Sierra: Sierra (1-1) scored in the first overtime to notch the Stallions' first win of the season.

Chris Allen and Gerardo Gaytan scored for the Falcons. No stats were reported for Sierra.

Poudre 3, Doherty 1

At Doherty: Anthony Acosta's second-half goal was the lone bright spot for the Spartans (2-1-1) in their loss to Poudre (3-0).

Football

Hanover 47, Mountain Valley 0

At Hanover: Hanover (2-0, 2-0 6-man Southwest ) scored 20 points in the second quarter to blow open the game and lock up the conference victory.

Dustin Koehler threw two touchdown passes, Cody Dalton rushed for two and Shane Mason caught a TD pass and rushed for another for the Hornets.

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