Published: April 17, 2014
Highlights from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Coronado 6, Mitchell 1
At Coronado: Coronado (5-0) stayed perfect in dual meets with a victory over Mitchell on Thursday.
The Cougars won all six of their matches in straight sets, let by No. 2 doubles Jill Dragosh and Sydney Walker, and No. 4 doubles Paige Coca and Annie Kate Chromy. Both pairs won 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 singles Chanelle Bole won her match 6-0, 6-4.
Hannah Dailey won the No. 2 singles match 6-2, 6-0 for the Marauders' lone win.
The Cougars will get to flex their strength Friday at the District 11 invite at Doherty High School.
Fountain Valley 5, Vanguard 2
At Fountain Valley: Ik Feangrueng defeated Alex Callahan 6-3, 6-0 in No. 1 singles to set the tone for the Danes, who swept the singles matches.
No. 2 singles Casey Lane won 6-1, 6-2 and No. 3 singles Ji-Won Park won 6-4, 6-1.
Palmer Ridge 7, Sand Creek 0
At Sand Creek: Palmer Ridge swept Sand Creek in straight sets in all seven matches.
No. 1 singles Diane Babcock cruised 6-2, 6-2 and teammate Julia Kerr won 6-0, 6-1 in No. 2 singles.
Cailin Foster and Shailee Stolk had the win of the day, breezing through their No. 4 doubles match 6-0, 6-0.
Rampart 4, Air Academy 3
At Rampart: Rampart's singles won all three matches (two in three sets) and No. 4 doubles Pajousa Lo and Carmen Rosano Correro pulled out their match over Molly Freudenberg and Keva O'Connor 6-4, 7-6 (1).
Freshmen Delaney Wilklow and Jamie Smith won their Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively, in three sets. Wilklow won 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3). Smith won 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Palmer 2, Rampart 1
At Palmer: Palmer scored a run in both the second and third innings and starter Michael Montague made sure they would hold up.
Montague gave up one run on five hits and struck out six in complete game to lead the Terrors (5-8, 3-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) past Rampart (1-11-1, 0-4).
The win has Palmer square in the hunt for the league title. Pine Creek is also 3-1 on top of the league standings.
Alexis Enriquez doubled and drove in a run.
Lewis-Palmer 10, Discovery Canyon 0, 5 innings
At Lewis-Palmer: Two days ahead of its showdown with Palmer Ridge, Lewis-Palmer (10-3, 8-0 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) took care of Discovery Canyon (3-10, 2-6) in five innings, as Carson Haws held the Thunder to two hits.
Freshman Billy Cook doubled in three runs, while Haws doubled and scored.
The Rangers have a home-and-home series with their biggest rivals, the Bears, starting Saturday at Lewis-Palmer. The Bears have lost just once in conference, earlier this week to Air Academy.
Sierra 10, Mitchell 0
At Sierra: Sierra (2-9-1, 1-2 4A CSML) scored all 10 runs in the first three innings and then cruised past Mitchell in five to earn the Stallions their first league win of the season.
Blake Burgard held the Marauders to one hit and struck out eight.
Freshman Brock Girling went 2 for 3 with a double and six RBIs. He also scored a run. Anthony Sablan walked three times, stole three bases and scored three times.
St. Mary's 1, La Junta 0
St. Mary's 12, La Junta 7
At St. Mary's: Kenny Slominski pitched a gem in the opener of the doubleheader and his teammates put up a six spot in the bottom of the sixth of the second game to help St. Mary's (9-4, 6-2 3A Tri-Peaks East) sweep La Junta (7-7, 6-2).
"We really needed those two," Pirates coach Bill Percy said.
Slominski's five-hit, eight strikeout performance was his second consecutive complete game shutout for the Pirates.
Slominski walked the first two batters he faced in the seventh but ended the game with a strikeout and a line-drive double play.
The Pirates fell behind 7-2 heading to the bottom of the third. But they scored in each of the next three innings before capping it with a six-run sixth to go ahead for good.
Benjamin Brummel pitched three innings of shutout relief to earn the win in the second game.
Kasey Nusbaum, who drove in the only run of the opener, drove in three in the second game.
Coronado 6, Harrison 0
At Coronado: Heather Windom notched a hat trick and three other players scored, as Coronado (4-5, 4-1 4A CSML) won its second in a row after dropping three straight.
Meghan Henderson, Izzy Fogle and Renee Alvarado also added scores.
Harrison fell to 2-6, 1-3.
Fountain Valley 10, Trinidad 0
At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley (7-2, 4-0, 3A Region 1) had three players score multiple goals, led by Isabella Montoya's hat trick, to lead the Danes past Trinidad (4-6, 2-3).
Fountain Valley scored seven times in the first half. Montoya also had an assist. Sophie Deignan had a pair of goals, as did Clare Hamilton who added an assist.
Air Academy 6, Vista Ridge 0
At Air Academy: Air Academy (4-5, 3-1 4A PPAC) scored three goals in each half and blanked Vista Ridge (2-9-1, 0-4) on the other end
Jenny Najarian and Hailey Peterman each scored twice, while Brooke Braden and Bella Solano also added goals.
TCA 10, CSCS 0
At TCA: The Classical Academy (5-6, 4-0 3A Region 2) ended things early after scoring eight goals in the first half and then adding the finishing pair in the second against Colorado Springs Christian School (1-8, 0-2).
Heather Sherrill scored four times and added two assists, while Hannah Burgo had two goals and one assist.
Woodland Park 3, Mitchell 0
At Mitchell: Jenny Sells scored twice and added an assist and Morghan Sieracki scored the winner, as Woodland Park (6-3, 2-1 4A CSML) shut out Mitchell (2-6-1, 2-2).
Lewis-Palmer 0, Sand Creek 0, 2OT
At Sand Creek: Sand Creek (9-2-1, 1-2-1 4A PPAC) put seven shots on goal, but Lewis-Palmer's Haley Arsenault was up to the task to maintain the shutout and give L-P (7-2-3, 2-1-1) a draw with the Scorpions.
Palmer Ridge 2, Falcon 0
At Palmer Ridge: Maddie Tominello's goal and assist set the tone, as Palmer Ridge (5-4, 3-1 4A PPAC) blanked Falcon (4-5, 0-4).
Sam Consonero also scored for the Bears.
Palmer Ridge 20, Pine Creek 1
At Pine Creek: Two players netted five goals and Palmer Ridge (7-2, 1-1 Southern League) blasted past Pine Creek (3-6, 1-2).
Ali Walker had five goals and two assists, and Mary Koch added five scores. Emily Miller had a goal and four assists. Ashley Walker had two goals and three assists.
A year after stepping down from coaching the Lewis-Palmer basketball team to reportedly become athletic director at Chaparral, Russ McKinstry was hired to coach the Castle View boys' basketball program, the Denver Post reported.
McKinstry told The Gazette in June he was taking over the AD spot at Chaparral, though that doesn't seem to have materialized. The colorado High School Activities Association directory of member schools lists Don Nelson as the AD at Chaparral.
"I really wasn't looking, I wasn't expecting on getting back into coaching," McKinstry told the Post.
McKinstry coached the Rangers to back-to-back Class 4A state titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13.