Published: April 10, 2014
Highlights from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Liberty 3, Palmer 0
At Garry Berry: Pikes Peak region 5A No. 2 Liberty (8-3 overall, 2-0 5A CSML) dominated possession and capitalized with a pair of second-half goals to win its fifth consecutive game and eighth of the last nine.
Sami Trinceri scored in the fifth minute to give the Lancers the early 1-0 lead. Then DeeDee Boains and Brooke Shade scored 10 minutes apart in the second half as the result of the Lancers' possession game.
"We played well," Liberty coach Andy Liddle said. "This is one of our better games. Regardless of the goal differential, we played each other's feet well . I was really impressed with the ball movement and our possession throughout the game."
Liddle is enjoying the Lancers' win streak. After a few early bumps, the team is finding its way.
"It's OK to take losses early and learn," Liddle said. "The streak we're on right now shows the growth we're on."
Cheyenne Mountain 2, Lewis-Palmer 1
At Cheyenne Mountain: Ellen Smith and Michelle Sandoval came out fast and each scored in the first half, but 4A No.1 Cheyenne Mountain (6-0-1 overall, 2-0 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) had to hang on to beat up-and-coming Lewis-Palmer (5-1-2, 1-1).
Brianna Alger scored in the second half for the Rangers, who lost for the first time this season.
The Indians, who outshot L-P 13-3, also gave conference rival Sand Creek its first loss of the season earlier in the week.
Fountain Valley 6, Dolores Huerta 1
At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley (5-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season in a big way.
Clare Hamilton and McKenna Monk both scored twice, as the Danes routed Dolores Huerta (4-4).
Discovery Canyon 2, Falcon 1
At D-20 Stadium: Jamie Keith and Annette Galaviz both scored in the second half to lift Discovery Canyon (5-2, 2-0 4A PPAC) to its third consecutive win.
Madison Campbell made five saves for the Thunder, who are tied atop the conference with Cheyenne Mountain.
Falcon (3-3, 0-2) did not report any individual stats as of press time.
Pueblo West 3, Canon City 0
At Pueblo West: Canon City goalie Kara Sallie made 16 saves, but Pueblo West still managed three goals.
The Tigers only took four shots on net in the shutout loss.
Mitchell 5, Sierra 0
At Sierra: Brittany Clark scored two goals and set up another two, as Mitchell (2-5-1, 2-1 4A CSML) used a four-goal first half to pull away from Sierra (0-7, 0-3) early.
Gabriela Solano, Katherine Hernandez and Andrea Garcia also scored goals, and Jessica Perea had a pair of assists.
Lewis-Palmer 10, Sand Creek 0, 6 innings
At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer senior Carson Haws gave up three hits and no runs over six innings on the mound, while going 3 for 3 batting and drove in two at the plate, as the 4A No. 2 Rangers (6-3, 4-0 4A PPAC) blanked Sand Creek (4-5, 1-3) to stay tied atop the conference.
Conner Weeth and Hank Kuntzelman added two RBIs apiece in the win.
Lewis-Palmer will look for its fifth consecutive win when the Scorpions host the Rangers on Saturday,
Sand Creek did not report any individual statistics as of press time.
Air Academy 16, Falcon 2, 5 innings
At Falcon: Bailey Hansen went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs, Jeremy Hochmuth went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three runs scored, and Air Academy (4-4-1, 3-2 4A PPAC) scored seven runs in the first inning to pace a big win over 4A No. 1 Falcon (5-5, 3-2).
Noah McConnell pitched all five innings for the Kadets and gave up two runs on four hits.
Bailey Flores went three innings and gave up 12 runs on 11 hits in his first loss of the season.
Cheyenne Mountain 14, Discovery Canyon 1, 5 innings
At Cheyenne Mountain: Jack Seaton drove in four runs on two hits, one of those a home run, and Cheyenne Mountain (2-8, 2-4 4A PPAC) walloped Discovery Canyon (3-7, 2-3).
Seaton also closed out the game with a perfect fifth inning in relief of starter Will Dwyer, who gave up one run on one hit while walking seven and striking out one.
Jordan Bieber and Sam McCarthy added two RBIs apiece in the win.
Jacob Hein drove in the lone run for the Thunder, who had five errors in the loss.
The Indians have won two straight since starting the season 0-8.
Pine Creek 6, Rampart 3
At Rampart: Pikes Peak region 5A No. 1 Pine Creek rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to slip past Rampart.
Matt Lasley drove in two runs for the Eagles, who won their third consecutive game.
The Rams haven't won in their past six games.
Rampart did not report individual statistics by the time this edition went to press.
Palmer Ridge 4, Vista Ridge 3
At Vista Ridge: Palmer Ridge (7-3, 5-1 4A PPAC) scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally past Vista Ridge (3-7, 0-5).
In the win, Jack Stamper went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and pitcher Kurt Larson gave up three runs in five innings and struck out five.
The Wolves, meanwhile, have lost three in a row.
Colorado Springs Christian School 14, Front Range Christian 11
At CSCS: CSCS (3-4) scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning after wasting a huge lead.
They led Front Range Christian 10-0 after the second inning, before the Falcons rallied and tied it 11-11 in the sixth inning. CSCS did not report any individual statistics as of press time.
ECA 13, Mitchell 0
At Mitchell: David Schipper had three hits and hurled three scoreless innings against Mitchell (0-8)
The senior drove in two runs and allowed one hit for ECA (3-7), which snapped a five-game skid.
Cole Evans gave up seven runs in two inning to earn the loss for the Marauders.
Palmer 7, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At F-FC: Alexis Enriquez struck out eight batters in his complete-game shutout for Palmer (3-7, 1-0 5A CSML) against F-FC (3-8, 1-1).
The junior also went 2-for-3 batting with an RBI for the Terrors, who snapped a seven-game skid.
The Trojans have lost six in a row.
Pueblo East 8, Canon City 1
At Justin Field: Canon City leadoff hitter Jared Mews singled in the first inning and was forced in on a bases-loaded walk to get it started.
That was all Canon City (6-3, 1-3 4A South Central League) could muster, however, as Pueblo East (7-4, 4-0) went off for 10 hits and eight runs.
Elbert 20, Cripple Creek-Victor 1, 4 innings
At Cripple-Creek Victor: Elbert had 19 hits and 20 runs in four innings.
Cripple Creek-Victor did not report any individual stats.
Palmer 8, Valor Christian 4
At Palmer: A continual attack from Palmer led to victory.
Isaac Waterhouse had three goals, Sam Horning had two more and the Terrors (5-2) scored twice in every quarter to double up Valor Christian (3-3).
Palmer goalie Caleb Espinoza made 18 saves.
Rampart 19, Liberty 2
At Rampart: Kelli Warmouth and Allie Popelar each had six-point outings as Rampart (7-1) crushed Liberty (0-6).
Warmouth had four goals and two assists, and Popelar had two goals and four assists.
Lexi Alford added three goals in the win.
Rachael Holm and Roxy Ohlsen each scored for the Lancers in the loss.
Cheyenne Mountain 103, Coronado 82
At Coronado: Westin Stieglitz won the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly, and then led the 400-free relay to a win during Cheyenne Mountain's win over Coronado.
Mason Marcura won the diving event with a score of 212.35.
Will Chaney won the 100 free and 200 individual medley for the Cougars, who also won the 200 medley and free relays.
Air Academy 5, Doherty 2
At Doherty: Air Academy's Lauren Petty set the tone and cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Doherty's Kylie Simons in No. 1 singles play.
Ashley Burnett and Bryce Schwartz also grabbed wins in singles play for the Kadets, who are 6-0 in duals this year.
The teams split doubles play.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Denver East 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: Daniela Adamczyk didn't let her second three-set match of the season get away from her like the first.
After losing to Arapahoe in three sets earlier this season, the No. 2 singles player came out on top against Denver East 6-3, 4-6, 11-9.
No. 1 singles player Kalyssa Hall won in two sets while No. 3 Jessica Metz won in three for the Indians.
"It was a lot closer than a 7-0 match," Cheyenne Mountain coach Dave Adams said.