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Thursday's prep roundup: Mayberry leads Liberty hockey past Rampart

By: Brent W. New
January 16, 2014 Updated: January 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm


Libery 4, Rampart 1

At Cadet Ice Arena: Sam Mayberry scored what proved to be the game-winner late in the second period, and later added an empty-net goal with 8 seconds to go, as Liberty (3-8-1) beat Rampart (1-9-0) for the second time this season.

The Lancers also beat the Rams 7-1 Jan. 8.

And the second time followed suit. Liberty again outshot Rampart by at least 20 (on Jan. 8, it outshot Rampart 39-19), this time winning the margin 40-16.

Jimmy Grosklaus of Rampart made 36 saves, while Liberty's Matt Huyge made 15.

The scoring started in the second period. Nathan Watts scored his team-high seventh goal and Mayberry added another to make it 2-0 headed into the final frame.

Jason Rivera made it 3-0 seven minutes into the third, before Wyatt Benoit scored Rampart's only goal a minute later.


Air Academy 9, Pueblo County 5

At Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena: Travis Hinton scored four goals, Jarod Kane added two and Air Academy won its second consecutive game in back-to-back nights.

After longtime coach Dave Meisinger was fired last week, the Kadets were winless in their next three games while being outscored 26-6.

On Wednesday, Air Academy steamrolled Coronado 8-0 and made it two for two with a win over Pueblo County on Thursday.

Down 1-0, Kane scored back-to-back goals to give the Kadets the brief lead seven minutes in before Pueblo's Isaac Rubal tied it at 2 30 seconds later. Brandon Duckworth put Air Academy up 3-2 to end the period.

In the second, with the Kadets up 4-3, Hinton scored back-to-back power-play goals to give Air Academy the commanding 6-3 lead.

Hinton wasn't done. He scored on a short-handed attempt in the third period, before he put in the empty netter late in the game.

In net, backup goalie Cole Chinga made 23 saves for the Kadets.



The Classical Academy 46, Florence 25

At TCA: Captain Hannah Carr kept fuel to TCA's undefeated season with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the Titans' win over Florence.

Co-captain Courtney Griggs added a game-high 20 points, as TCA (8-0) won its eighth straight.


Valor Chr. 65, Pine Creek 51

At Valor Christian: Pine Creek freshmen Courtney Stanton and Spencer Lindsey combined for 32 points, but the Eagles (11-1) were handed their first loss of the season after they were outscored 43-29 in the second half.

Stanton, who had 17 points, led the team's 9-of-13 shooting from the line with a 5-of-7 showing, while Lindsey hit four of the team's eight 3s.

Pine Creek had 30 turnovers to its six assists.



Air Academy 39, Elizabeth 36

At Elizabeth: In the heavyweights, Ben Self (220 pounds) and Justin Petrash (285) each grabbed pins, as Air Academy just slipped by Elizabeth.

Self pinned Wes Boone in 56 seconds, while Petrash, the 4A favorite in his class, kept patient and pinned Dallas Reins in 4:45.

Peter Hanenberg (126) and Austin Sethman (138) also won by pins in the Kadets' victory.


Pueblo South 48, Canon City 21

At Pueblo South: Canon City's Dakota Killis pinned Trevor Smart in 1 minutes, 20 seconds in the 195-pound weight class and Hunter Byrne pinned Dominic Gomez in 5:43 to lead the Tigers.

But it wasn't enough as Pueblo South won 10 of the 14 dual matches.


Colorado Springs Christian School 35, Buena Vista 33

At CSCS: The Craddock brothers were the difference in the slimmest-of-margin win.

Corey Craddock won by technical fall in the 132-pound weight class, and Connor pinned his opponent in 1 minute, 19 seconds at 152.

The Lions won seven of the 13 dual matches.



Kennedy 66, Harrison 58 (2OT)

At Harrison: Harrison (4-9) was outscored 12-4 in double overtime, as one-win Kennedy (1-11) shocked the hosting Panthers.

Darrius Graves had 20 points and Quincy Harding added 19 in the loss.

After beating Mitchell in a nail-biter on Tuesday, Harrison, which hasn't won back-to-back games all season, led 31-26 at half.


Valor Christian 83, Pine Creek 57

At Valor Christian: Pine Creek was no match for Valor Christian.

Valor jumped to a 19-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Austin Meachum and Jared Savage each had 12 points in the Eagles' loss.

Chase Foster had a game-high 21 points for Valor.



Pine Creek 123, Palmer 63

At Pine Creek: Captain Esther Choi won the 200 individual medley at 2 minutes, 34 seconds, added another win in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.69) and Pine Creek beat Palmer.

Elsewhere, Katelynd Trinidad won the 100 free and Madison Cooper won the 500 free after each of them swam a leg in the Eagles' 200 medley relay victory.

For Palmer, Maislin Helfer won the 50 free and Isabella won the one-meter dive.

Pine Creek won 10 of the 12 events.


Fountain Valley 89, St. Mary's 75

At St. Mary's: Sara Volk won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, as Fountain Valley inched past St. Mary's.

Satoka Sotome also added a pair of wins for the Danes, claiming victories in the 100 and 200 freestyle.

For St. Mary's, Miranda Schene won the 100 breaststroke, Carter Terry won the 200 IM and both swimmers played parts in relay wins in the 200 and 400 free relays.

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