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Thursday's prep roundup: Discovery Canyon ground game grinds up Air Academy

By: Scott Kaniewski
September 5, 2013 Updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm


Discovery Canyon 35, Air Academy 0

At Air Academy: Discovery Canyon (3-0) scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to blow open a close game against Air Academy (0-2).

The Thunder rushed for 318 yards on 43 carries and four different players rushed for touchdowns. Alex Weber, Alec Wirtjes and Andrew Hall also scored on the ground in the third quarter to turn a 14-0 game into a 35-0 rout.

Ben Gilson gave the Thunder a two-score lead on a 50-yard run in the third quarter. Wirtjes connected with Scott Betzer on a 16-yard pass play to open the scoring.

Lakewood 27, Pine Creek 13

At Lakewood: Lakewood (1-1) jumped out to a 13-0 lead after the first quarter and 4A No. 2 Pine Creek (1-1) never caught up.

The Eagles closed the gap to 13-6 before the half, but Lakewood tacked on a touchdown in the third quarter to hold off any Pine Creek rally.


Woodland Park 9, Coronado 0

At Coronado: Mallorie Trichell threw a three-hit, complete-game shutout to lead Woodland Park (4-1, 1-0) past Coronado (1-5, 0-2) in the Panthers' 4A CSML opener.

Trichell (4-1) struck out seven and scattered three hits in the win. Her defense was solid behind her.

"Those girls (Coronado) put the ball in play and our defense played really well tonight," Panthers coach Dale Huntington said.

At the plate, Trichell went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a run driven in.

With the Panthers up 4-0 going into the top of the ninth, Rebecca Roulette came off the bench to spark a five-run rally that sealed the win. Roulette got a hit, drove in a run and scored another. Lexie Comer also had a run, an RBI and a stolen base.

"The guys at the bottom of the order came through in that last inning," Huntington said.

Widefield 20, Sierra 0

At Widefield: Skyler McHuen was a perfect 4 for 4, scored four runs, drove in four and doubled twice to lead Widefield (3-4, 2-0 4A CSML) past Sierra (0-2, 0-1) in a game that was called after three innings.

Ashley Menini got the win, throwing a hitless three innings against the Stallions.

The Gladiators pounded out 18 hits, including three each from Kelsey Scurek, Megan Shanks (all doubles) and Zoey Stealey. Stealey and Shanks each had three RBIs.

Palmer Ridge 14, Elizabeth 1

At Elizabeth: Palmer Ridge (8-2) doubled its lead with a seven-run seventh inning to put away Elizabeth (3-8).

Madysen Kearns pitched a complete game, yielding one run on three hits. Kearns helped her own cause by going 4 for 5 with four RBIs, two doubles and three runs scored.

Taylor Klee drove in three runs on three hits for the Bears, while Jennifer Slaughter drove in two and Libby Acker scored three times.

Mesa Ridge 17, Mitchell 1

At Mesa Ridge: Mesa Ridge (2-5, 2-0 4A CSML) took advantage of five Mitchell errors to score 17 runs (15 unearned), including 10 in the third inning to beat the Marauders (1-4, 0-2).

Caroll Ellsworgh homered and scored twice, Megan Morgan went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Karissa Desbouillons had three RBIs.

Boys' soccer

Canon City 3, Coronado 0

At Coronado: Freshman Tanner Hunt scored two goals and senior Michael Mann added the third as Canon City (2-1) climbed above .500 with the win over Coronado (0-2).

Jordan Jones made six saves to preserve the shutout for the Tigers.

Harrison 7, Elizabeth 1

At Harrison: Three players scored a pair of goals as Harrison (2-1) jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first half before putting away Elizabeth (0-2-1).

Senior Jorge Guzman and freshmen Omar Gavino and Carlos Camarena each scored twice, and Jorge Zarate also tallied for the Panthers. Mario Chamorro posted the shutout with six saves.

Pueblo South 7, Falcon 1

At Pueblo South: Pueblo South (2-0) scored six of its seven goals in the first half and the game was never in doubt against Falcon (0-3).

Brendon Baughman scored a hat trick for the Colts and Zach Mata added two more. Davis Baxter had three assists.

Junior Cody Peel scored the Falcons' one run.

Widefield 2, Foutain-Fort Carson 0

At Widefield: Riley Sorenty scored twice in the first 30 minutes and Widefield (1-1) evened its record with its first win of the season.

Goalie Jacob Vitalich made 11 saves to record the shutout.

"It was more of a team effort today, playing as team, controlling more of the middle," Widefield first-year coach Stephen Portugal said. "We did a better job passing.

"Overall, I was pleased with the effort and the direction we're going."

Vista Ridge 6, Woodland Park 0

At Vista Ridge: Freshman Braeden Bowers scored two goals to give Vista Ridge (1-3) its first win of the season.

Woodland Park fell to 0-2-1.

Cheyenne Mountain 6, Pueblo Centennial 0

At Cheyenne Mountain: Davis Mcdermed netted a hat trick and added an assist to lead 4A No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain (2-0) past Pueblo Centennial (1-2).

John Herd had a goal and assist for the Indians.


Manitou Springs def. Fountain Valley 25-6, 25-16, 25-11

At Manitou Springs: Pikes Peak 3A & Below No. 1 Manitou Springs (3-0) stayed unbeaten and unblemished on the season.

The Mustangs swept their third consecutive opponent, this time Fountain Valley (2-3), as the Mustangs have managed to not yield a game yet.

Katie McKiel had a team-high 10 kills and Nicole Mack added nine for the Mustangs. Kristi Longfield led the Mustangs with 13 digs, while McKiel had eight and Mack had seven.

St. Mary's def. Trinidad 25-4, 25-15, 25-22

At St. Mary's: St. Mary's (1-2, 1-1) notched its first victory of the season, sweeping Tri-Peaks East rival Trinidad (0-3, 0-1).

Katie Whitelaw led the Pirates with 11 kills, while Emily Broerman had seven aces.

Falcon def. Sierra 25-14, 21-25, 25-13, 25-7

At Falcon: Behind 15 kills from Dominique Fisher, Falcon (1-1) won its first match of the season, defeating Sierra in four games.

After splitting the first two games, the Falcons outscored the Stallions by a combined 50-10 over the last two.

Felice also had five assists, while Madison Waldman led the team in that category with six. Waldman also led the team with 14 digs. Jessica Janzer had a team-high 18 aces.

Widefield def. Sand Creek 25-19, 25-17, 25-19

At Widefield: Shamair Lewis and Mychael Tunnel each had seven kills, and Bailey Flaten added six more, as Widefield (2-0) swept Sand Creek (0-2).

Six players finished with kills for the Gladiators. Meaghan Mahoney led the Gladiators with 16 assists and Flaten added 10.

Castle View def. Vista Ridge 25-16, 25-13, 25-20

At Vista Ridge: Castle View (3-3) swept Vista Ridge (1-2) in a nonleague match.

The Wolves were led by Kaitlyn Monck's six kills and Rebekah Feola's five kills.

James Irwin def. Ellicott 25-15, 25-18, 22-25, 25-20

At James Irwin: Four players had at least six kills, as James Irwin (4-1, 2-0 Tri-Peaks East) topped Ellicott (0-4, 0-1).

Jade Brown had a team-high eight kills and Faaeseina Lefano had a team-high 15 assists for the Jaguars.

Moriah Ceballes had seven kills, and Amanda Ringstad and Ariana Falealili each had six for James Irwin.

Lewis-Palmer def. Legend 25-17, 25-19, 25-20

At Lewis-Palmer: Alexa Smith's 12 kills and eight digs, combined with Abigail Bartalo's 28 kills led 4A No. 2 Lewis-Palmer (3-0) to a sweep of Legend (3-3).

Elizabeth Reich and Lydia Bartalo each had six kills for the Rangers.

Palmer def. Mesa Ridge 25-17, 25-17, 20-25, 25-22

At Palmer: Shaniya Jarrett had a game-high 15 kills and Sydney Vrecenar added 10 more to lead Palmer (3-1) past Mesa Ridge (1-1).

Tiffani Jackson had 10 kills for the Grizzlies.

Coronado def. Liberty 25-19, 26-24, 25-22

At Coronado: 4A No. 3 Coronado (1-0) swept Liberty (2-1).

Haley Cuppett led the Lancers with seven kills.

Coronado did not report stats.

Boys' tennis

Lewis-Palmer 4, Rampart 3

At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer won all three singles matches and the No. 1 doubles match to edge Rampart.

Field hockey

Palmer Ridge 7, Golden 3

At Golden: Seniors Jessica Berg, Daelynn Demello and Briana Knop each scored a pair of goals to lead Palmer Ridge (2-1, 2-1) past Golden (0-1-2, 0-1-2).

Cheradyn Pettit made eight saves to get the shutout.

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