Published: April 19, 2014
Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Palmer Ridge 1, Valor Christian 0
At Palmer Ridge: Mackenzie Gouner scored her second game-winning goal of the week.
This time, she took a pass from Ali Meyer and ripped the back of the net to give Palmer Ridge (6-4) its fourth consecutive win.
Gouner, who has five goals on the season, also beat Sand Creek after she put in the game's only goal on Tuesday.
The Bears started 1-4 this season, but their defense has been relentless in their comeback charge. Nick Odil's bunch has given up more than one goal just once this season, and that was in a 2-0 loss to Fossil Ridge to open the year.
"This was another good win for us," Odil said. "We're very happy with how we're playing right now."
Pine Creek 3, Durango 0
At District 20 Stadium: A day after shocking Mountain Vista in double overtime, 5A No. 1 Pine Creek (10-1) scored three times in the first half and held Durango (5-4-2) off the board.
"After yesterday's tiring, exhaustive victory over Mountain Vista, we just played all kinds of different combinations of people," said Pine Creek associated head coach Doug Klein. "We had a tough time developing a flow in the second half. Give Durango credit, they had five of their six shots in the second half."
Reece Hummel scored 12 minutes into the game, and Ryanne Parker and Madeline Alhamra each added goals before the break to back the Eagles.
Manitou Springs 10, Trinidad 0
At Trinidad: If Manitou Springs (7-3 overall, 2-1 3A Region 2) had any sort of hangover after its loss to rival TCA earlier in the week, it didn't last long.
Senior Riley Witham had three goals and two assists, as the Mustangs regrouped after their 3-1 loss to the Titans on Tuesday.
Kaity Vogel added two goals and two assists, and Katie McKiel added another two goals in the win.
Keeper Monique Heiniger recorded her seventh shutout of the season despite not facing a shot Saturday.
Falcon 12, Sierra 0
At Sierra: Julianna Wright led Falcon (5-5) with two goals and two assists in its rout over winless Sierra (0-11).
Quite a few of her teammates helped out. Freshman Haydn Shereck, Emily Troscher and Jordan McQuesten each added two goals apiece for the Falcons, who had lost five of six entering Saturday.
Next up, Falcon faces Sand Creek on Tuesday.
Chatfield 1, Doherty 0 OT
At Doherty: Doherty's three-game winning streak, as well as a chance to get to .500 for the first time since early March, ended with an overtime goal from Chatfield's Bree Bezdek.
The Spartans (4-6) gave up only one goal in their prior three games before Saturday's loss.
Doherty 10, Rampart 0, 5 innings
At Doherty: Will Reynolds got his first win of the season in style for Doherty (5-8 overall, 2-2 5A Colorado Springs Metro League).
The Spartans senior threw a one-hit shutout to beat Rampart (1-12, 0-5), while recording eight strikeouts and three walks.
Lalo Porras went 2 for 4 with four RBIS to fuel Doherty's offense, which scored one in the third inning, seven in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Air Academy 5, Sand Creek 4
At Sand Creek: Air Academy (6-6-1, 5-4 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) rallied from 4-0 down and capped it off with three runs in the sixth inning to beat Sand Creek (5-9, 2-7).
Zachary Pape went six innings, gave up four runs and recorded seven strikeouts and three walks in the win. Brian Singleton helped fuel the Kadets' offense with a two-run double.
Keenan Morgan went 1 for 2 with three RBIs for the Scorpions, who had a 4-0 lead after the third inning.
Falcon 9, Discovery Canyon 5
At Falcon: Bailey Flores didn't have his best game on the mound, giving up five runs in five innings.
But the Falcon senior made up for it with his bat. He went 2 for 3 with two RBIs to help the Falcons (7-7, 5-5 4A PPAC) to a comeback win over Discovery Canyon (3-11, 2-7).
Andrew Hall went 2 for 4 for the Thunder, who led 4-2 after the third inning but waffled on the back end of five errors on Saturday.
Peyton 15, Pikes Peak Christian 4
Peyton 11, Pikes Peak Christian 4
At Peyton: Issac Coover and Evan Finley drove in five runs in the two-game set, as Peyton (11-2) walloped Pikes Peak Christian (0-7).
Daniel Aragon scored six runs through the two games, Seth Holtzclaw grabbed a win, and Tony Goodman pitched four shutout innings and kept his ERA below 2.00.
Palmer 6, Liberty 2
At Palmer: Luke Demolli walked seven, but managed to give up only two runs to Liberty in five innings.
That was good enough for the win.
The junior gave up just two hits over that span before reliever Joe Simon threw a pair of hitless innings to close the game.
Demolli also went 2 for 3 from the plate with an RBI.
Mike Love drove in the lone run for the Lancers, who've lost two in a row.
Cheyenne Mountain 11, Pine Creek 4
At Pine Creek: Cheyenne Mountain's Drew Lazer had four goals and an assist as the Indians (6-4) walked over Pine Creek (1-7).
Army Feffer added three goals and Sam Sheridan had two more.
The Eagles have lost six games in a row.
Hornet Boys' Invitational
At Pueblo: Cheyenne Mountain made a big statement at the Hornet Boys' Invitational on Saturday.
And it was heard loud and clear. Westin Stieglitz stretched past Discovery Canyon's Daniel Liu to win the 200 individual medley (2 minutes, 2.01 seconds) and won the 500 freestyle (4:57.63) to help the Indians to the tournament win (310 points).
Out of 14 teams, Discovery Canyon finished second at 286, followed by Coronado (173), Doherty (112), Rampart 96, Palmer (76) and Liberty (70).
Cheyenne Mountain won five of the 12 events Saturday. Kaiden Kimball added a win in the 100 free, Grant Knorr had another in the 200 free and the Indians' 200 free relay won in 1:30.14.
Discovery Canyon also had five event wins. Blake Lawrie won the 50 free and 100 backstroke, David Keller won the 100 butterfly, while the Thunder's 200 medley and 400 free relays took home wins.
Dakota Ridge 12, Rampart 11, OT
At Rampart: Rampart (8-3) lost again.
Allie Popelar scored three goals, but Dakota Ridge netted a goal in overtime to hand the Rams their second loss in two days.
The Rams fell to Palmer Ridge 12-7 on Friday.
Cheyenne Mountain 13, Palmer 3
At Wasson: Palmer suffered its first loss of the season, mostly at the hands of Tarah Gilbreth.
The senior had five goals and an assist as the Indians outscored the Terrors 5-0 in the second half to win their fifth consecutive game.
Palmer had not allowed double-digit goals all season before Saturday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Grandview Invitational Event
At Legacy Stadium: Ashlyn Hare won the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 2-inches, while August Raskie won discus with a throw of 124-7 for the Rampart girls' team.
Meanwhile, Adrian Bruckner won the boys' discus for the Rams with a toss of 157-10.
By the end, the Rams finished third in girls and fifth in boys.
Grandview won the boys' invite while Rocky Mountain took first on the girls' side.
Kiowa Klassic Event
At Elbert Track: The Vanguard School eased to wins on the girls' and boys' sides.
Calhan, meanwhile, finished second in girls and third in boys.
Celeb Simons won the 200 (23.08), 400 (51.90) and the high jump for the Coursers' boys' team. Rachel Hough won the 100 (13.08), 200 (27.45) and 800 (2:33.03) for their girls' team.