Published: March 21, 2014
Lewis-Palmer 8, Cheyenne Mountain 7
At Lewis-Palmer: Three days after a blowout victory, Lewis-Palmer (2-0 overall, 2-0 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) completed the first sweep of Cheyenne Mountain (0-2, 0-2) since 2009.
The Rangers scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth for their only lead of the day and PJ Underwood locked down the save with one hit allowed and one strikeout.
The one-two punch of Carson Haws and Paul Tillotson did it again at the plate for the Rangers. Haws, who homered against the Indians on Monday, did it again on Thursday. Haws hit a two-run homer, while Tillotson, who also homered in Monday's game, went 2 for 3, scored twice and drove in two.
Palmer Ridge 13, Sand Creek 1
At Palmer Ridge: Palmer Ridge (2-0, 2-0 4A PPAC) completed its season sweep with a five-inning victory over Sand Creek (0-3, 0-2) after posting nine runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Billy Schulze went 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs, Jake Grubesic added another two runs batted in on a triple and notched the win with 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
Air Academy 6, Discovery Canyon 0
At Discovery Canyon: Gehrig Ensor three five innings of shutout baseball, as Pikes Peak region 4A No. 3 Air Academy (2-0, 2-0 4A PPAC) beat Discovery Canyon (0-2, 0-2).
Alec Ortiz went 3 for 4 with an RBI and Baily Hansen also drove in a run for the Kadets.
The Classical Academy 2, Jefferson Academy 1 (8 innings)
At the Grace Center: Matt King scattered four hits, struck out 15 and allowed one unearned run to get the win as The Classical Academy (1-0) opened its season with a victory over Jefferson Academy (1-1) in the Pirate Invite.
King also scored a run offensively and teammate Kyle Jacobs went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Titans.
McKinnon Walker got the save.
St. Mary's 17, CSCS 1 (5 innings)
At the Grace Center: St. Mary's pounded out 12 hits in four innings and Ben Brummel scattered four hits on the mound as St. Mary's (2-1) won the opener of its Pirates Invitational.
Brummel also drove in three RBIs and went 2 for 2 at the plate. Nathan Pierce also had three RBIs for the Pirates.
"They were patient and got good pitches to work with," Pirates coach Bill Pierce said about his lineup.
In the other game of the tournament, Mesa Ridge defeated Florence 5-2. No stats were reported for that game.
Doherty 5, Lewis-Palmer 2
At Doherty: Doherty swept all three singles matches, led by Kylie Simons' 6-1, 6-1 victory over Courtney Brandes in No. 1 singles.
No. 2 singles Natalie Becar won 6-3, 7-6 (3) and No. 3 singles Emma Chesire won 6-3, 7-5.
Lewis-Palmer's two victories came from No. 2 doubles Anna Olson and Amy still who squeaked out a 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 win and No. 3 doubles Hanna Mills and Laura Nolt, who rallied after dropping the first set 1-6, 6-1, 6-1.
CSCS 5, St. Mary's 2
At St. Mary's: Sophomore Danielle Morin won the No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-2, while freshman Cynthia Morin won the No. 3 singles match 6-0, 6-3 to lead Colorado Springs Christian School past St. Mary's.
St. Mary's sophomore Maggie Hartman overcame dropping the first set to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the No. 1 singles match and Ashley Tapparo and Haley Plush teaamed up to win the No. 4 doubles match 6-4, 5-7, 11-9.
Widefield 7, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At Widefield: No. 3 singles player Elena Briseno and No. 3 doubles pair Kelly Howell and Noelle Artmeier won their matches 6-0, 6-0 to help Widefield sweep Fountain-Fort Carson.
None of the matches went more than two sets. No. 2 singles Erica Johnson won her match 6-0, 6-1.
Rampart 7, Sand Creek 0
At Sand Creek: Freshman Jamie Smith won her No. 3 singles match 6-0, 6-0, as did No. 4 doubles pairing Maritza Gonzalez and Heidi Harris to help Rampart breeze through Sand Creek.
No. 1 singles Kayleigh Schmidt defeated Sand Creek's Maia Anding 6-3, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles Erin Majerus and Pajousa Lo edged out Jennifer Coan and Lila Jones 6-2, 3-6, 10-5.
Liberty 5, Canon City 2
At Canon City: No. 1 singles Kristin Jensen defeated Erika O'Rourke 6-1, 6-1 and No. 2 doubles Kelli Clark and Lauren Spillane swept Ariana Borders and Abigail Wenzl 6-0, 6-1 to lead Liberty past Canon City.
The Tigers won the No. 2 singles match when Breanna Lancaster swept Sara Hartley 6-0, 6-0.
Air Academy 21, Pine Creek 3
At Air Academy: Emily Trousil scored twice and dished out a game-high seven assists as Air Academy (3-0 overall, 1-0 Southern League) got its offense working.
The Kadets scored 13 goals in the first half to start the rout against league for Pine Creek (0-3, 0-1).
MacEllen McDonough scored a game-high four goals and added three assists.
"We had a good offensive output," Air Academy coach Sean Harmon said. "It was different from the previous two games. Our offense started clicking."
Harmon pointed to the Kadets' possession off draws to get everything rolling. After that, Trousil started setting up her teammates.
"She was dealing tonight," Harmon said. "She did a really good job finding the open man; generated a lot of good shots.
Denver East 14, Palmer Ridge 12
At Palmer Ridge: Three Palmer Ridge players netted hat tricks, but it wasn't enough as Denver East (3-0) held on to hand the Bears (5-1) their first defeat.
Ashlyn Murray, Ali Walker and Ashley Walker each scored three, while Emily Miller had two goals and two assists for the Bears.
St. Mary's 9, Green Mountain 7
At St. Mary's: Just hours after attending the funeral of teammate AJ Archuleta, St. Mary's went out and defeated Green Mountain.
Alex Greenly scored four goals and Drew Chesire added three goals and two assists, as St. Marys (2-1) rebounded from its first loss of the season three days prior.
Archuleta died March 14 from complications of injuries suffered in a motocross accident.
"It's been a long, tough day for us," Pirates coach Ike Anderson said. "School was out (because of the funeral). So we all went to the funeral, coaches and players."
The Pirates jumped out to a 7-3 halftime lead, then watched as Green Mountain chipped away to claw back into the game. But the Pirates held on.
"In the first half, we played our team game, moved the ball, had a lot of passes, a lot of good looks," Anderson said. "We scored off set plays."
Palmer 1, Coronado 0
At Palmer: Sydney Matteson's second-half goal gave Palmer (2-1) the victory over Coronado (0-2).
Janessa Hill assisted on the game's lone goal and Rilee Quass made five saves for the shutout.
Coronado's Emily Lambert kept the Cougars in the game with 12 saves.
Woodland Park 4, Rye 3 (2 OT)
At Rye: Three days after losing in overtime, Woodland Park rebounded with a double-OT victory thanks to freshman Jaden Harford's 97th-minute goal.
Ashley Heidekruger's goal in the 46th minute put the Panthers up 3-2. But Rye answered about 12 minutes from the end of regulation to force overtime.
Pine Creek 1, Palmer Ridge 0
At Don Breese Stadium: 5A No. 1 Pine Creek (4-0) keeps on rolling.
The Eagles stayed unbeaten on Jayne Lydiatt's first goal of the season and a defense that held Class 4A Palmer Ridge (1-2) without a shot on frame.
"Our defense did really well," Pine Creek coach John Frederick said. "I'm very proud of how they played."
Lydiatt helped the Eagles avoid overtime when she scored six minutes from the end of regulation.
Canon City 3, Vista Ridge 0
At Canon City: Lily Nordell, Danielle Hanenberg and Alexis Buckhaults each scored goals to lead Canon City (3-3) past Vista Ridge (2-4-1).
ECA 3, Denver Chr. 2
At ECA: Evangelical Christian Academy (3-0) continued its hot start to the season with a shutout victory over Denver Christian (0-2).
Tori Mann scored a pair of second-half goals and Kaitlyn Bevel's first-half goal turned out to be the game-winner.
Rachel Singleton made nine saves for the win.
The Eagles last started 3-0 in 2012. They lost their fourth game that season.
Palmer 102, Liberty 84
At Palmer: Palmer won just half the events, but used depth and a pair of relay wins to clinch the victory.
The Terrors took all three of the top spots in both the 50 freestyle and the diving competition. Andrew Doehring won the 50 in 23.87 seconds, while Koi Zheng took the diving with a score of 205.6.
The Terros won both the 200-freestyle relay (1:36.31) and the 400-free relay (3:39.32).
Liberty's Iain Bisset won both the 100 breaststroke (1:05.33) and the 200 individual medley (2:13.90).