Thursday’s prep roundup: Doherty rallies, wins fourth straight 5A league girls’ tennis crown.
Doherty 4, Liberty 3
At Liberty: Doherty won the dual’s final four matches to rally past the Lancers and win its fourth consecutive 5A Colorado Springs Metro League title.
Kylie Simons scored the lone singles victory for Doherty, while its doubles teams captured three of four matches, including two in three-set thrillers. The No. 1 doubles team of Nicole Allen and Kayla Wald claimed both sets in tie-breakers after falling behind 6-3 early.
Widefield 7, Harrison 0
At Widefield: Saraya Newman highlighted Widefield’s sweep of Harrison by defeating Alvarado 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in No. 1 singles.
Other victors for the Gladiators included Erika Johnson, Elena Briseno, Paje Shipwash/Caroline Salas, Makayla Shoup/Ashley Newman, Allegra Morgan/Noelle Artmeier and Octavia Perry/Dalia Jimenez.
Fountain Fort Carson 7, Rampart 5
At Fountain Fort Carson: Logan Kramer led the way with a 3-for-4 performance and three RBIs, and also tossed three innings of one-run ball in middle relief as Fountain-Fort Carson (6-10, 4-3 5A CSML) held off a late comeback attempt by Rampart (2-14-1, 0-7).
“He’s been working on his hitting and today his approach was to go to right field,” coach Jay Sevier said. “He had two beautiful line drives to score runs and a double. He put it all together and had a great game.”
The Trojans led 7-0 after three innings before Rampart snuck back into game with three in the fifth and two more in the seventh.
Josh Sanchez (1-2) was credited with the victory after liming Rampart to two runs (one-earned) on four hits.
No stats were reported for Rampart.
Lewis-Palmer 9, Falcon 8
At Lewis-Palmer: Pikes Peak No. 1 Lewis-Palmer (13-3, 11-0 4A Pikes Peak) stayed undefeated in league play, holding held off Falcon (7-9, 5-6) after a two-run rally in the seventh inning.
PJ Underwood (1-0) picked up his first win of the season by limiting Falcon to two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks while striking out two in three innings.
The senior also helped his case at the plate with a double, single and two RBIs.
No stats reported for Falcon.
Discovery Canyon 16, Sand Creek 5
At Discovery Canyon: The Thunder (5-11, 4-7 4A Pikes Peak) won their second straight following a five-game slide, thanks in part to a home run and a 2-for-4 effort from Cody Ahlgrimm.
The senior also and four RBIs. Ahlgrimm has a home run in two consecutive games.
Jeremy Hidalgo (3-1) picked up the win on the mound with five runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks. The junior struck out four in 5 1/3 innings.
No stats were reported for Sand Creek (5-11, 4-7).
Pine Creek 15, Liberty 5
At Pine Creek: Connor Deeds and Ben Underhill knocked in three runs apiece as Pine Creek (10-4, 5-1 5A Metro League) erupted for a season-high in runs en route to its seventh straight victory.
Tucker Klein (1-0) was stellar on the mound for his first victory, limiting Liberty to one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out four in four innings.
Kyle Simon highlighted a four-run first inning with a three-run homer that gave the Lancers the early lead.
Rice (1-2) was charged with the loss after being tagged for six runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks in four innings.
Woodland Park 15, Sierra 1
At Woodland Park: Carl Loy demonstrated poise at the plate by going 3 for 3 with four RBIs and came up a home run short of hitting for the cycle in Woodland Park’s (6-9. 4-2) 4A Metro League victory.
No stats were reported for Sierra (3-11-1, 2-4).
Valor Christian 13, Palmer Ridge 4
At Valor Christian: Kris Jackson went 2 for 4 and drove in four RBIs to lead Valor Christian (12-5, to a league victory over Palmer Ridge.
Luke McNary (4-1) was the winning pitcher after holding the Bears to one run on three hits and a walk in two innings.
Jake Grubesic (5-1) suffered his first loss of the year after surrendering seven runs (three earned) on seven hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings.
Lewis-Palmer 7, Falcon 0
At Lewis-Palmer: Sarah Lyons and Michelle Coleman scored twice as Lewis-Palmer (9-2-3, 4-1-1 4A Pikes Peak) posted its fourth consecutive shutout.
Haley Arsenault earned the victory in net by blanking her opponents for 70 minutes. Arsenault has not surrendered in a goal since Lewis-Palmer’s 3-0 loss to Liberty on April 14.
Cheyenne Mountain 4, Air Academy 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: Four different players scored for Pikes Peak No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain (10-0-2, 5-0-1 4A Pikes Peak) as the Indians remained the lone unbeaten team in league play.
Hannah Gerdin, Thalia Kusulas, Jamie Burke and Summer Halle all scored for the Indians. Meanwhile, Cheyenne Mountain held the Kadets (5-6-1, 3-2-1) to only two shots.
Hunter Peifer (68 minutes) and Stephanie Deines (12) combined for the shutout.
Sand Creek 7, Vista Ridge 0
At Vista Ridge: Tarah Patterson’s season-high three goals helped Sand Creek (11-2-1, 3-2-1 4A Pikes Peak) remain in the hunt in the jam-packed 4A Pikes Peak League.
Christina Tafoya finished with two goals and a season-best five assists. The senior has eight goals and 11 assists in her past three games.
The Scorpions are currently fourth in the league with only two games separate the top four teams.
Pine Creek 10, Palmer 0
At D20 Stadium: Pikes Peak 5A No. 1 Pine Creek (11-1-1, 3-0-1 5A Metro League) extended its unbeaten streak to six games by blanking Palmer (4-8, 0-4) and scoring 10 goals for the second time this year.
Freshman Natasha Wehner led seven different goal scorers with a three-goal outburst.
Jade Odom made two saves for the shutout.
Canon City 5, Pueblo East 0
At Canon City: Tia Parker had her first two-goal performance of the season to pace Canon City (7-7, 5-6 South Central) past Pueblo East (2-11, 1-9).
Bri Farnsworth and Kara Sallie split time in goal for the shutout.
Coronado 7, Woodland Park 0
At Coronado: The Cougars (6-6) improved to 5-1 in 4A Metro League play by trouncing Woodland Park (8-5, 4-2) at home for their second largest victory of the year.
Sophomores Ali Hill and Izzy Fogle combined scored four of Coronado’s seven goals.
Fountain Valley 10, James Irwin 0
At James Irwin: A seven-goal second half outburst blew open Fountain Valley’s (9-2, 5-0) 3A Region 1 conference game against James Irwin (0-9-1, 0-5-1).
Junior Clare Hamilton led the way with a season-high six goals.
Palmer Ridge 18, Liberty 0
At Palmer Ridge: The Bears (11-2, 4-1 Southern League) won their fifth consecutive game as eight different players found the back of the net against Liberty (1-11, 0-6).
Mary Koch and Rachael Braaten both posted hat tricks.
Palmer Ridge will attempt to hand Cheyenne Mountain (9-2) its first Southern League loss on Tuesday.
Lewis-Palmer 15, Conifer 6
At Lewis-Palmer: Andrew Back scored a season-high six goals to lead Lewis-Palmer (5-8) to a non-conference victory at home over Conifer (6-6).
The senior has 23 goals this year.