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Thursday's prep roundup: Rams hand Burch win in final dual

By: Brent W. new
January 23, 2014 Updated: January 23, 2014 at 11:20 pm


Rampart 106.5, Pine Creek 79.5

At Rampart: Rampart coach Pat Burch couldn't have asked for a better season out of his Rams as retirement looms.

And on Thursday, he couldn't have dreamed of a better send off for his final dual in charge.

Jessica Chen won the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke, Rampart won nine of the 12 events, including the final six, as the 13-year Rampart coach capped his final dual with a win.

To get there, Julie Henninger also chipped in a win in the 100 backstroke, and Allie Popelar, a lacrosse player turned swimmer by Burch, won the 50 free for the Rams, who finished the season 6-0 in duals.

"It's nice going out with a win," Burch said. "These girls have been fantastic this year, and they just beat a very good team in Pine Creek. I'm proud of every single one of them. And there's like 53 or 57 of them."

He was right with the latter.

For Pine Creek, meanwhile, senior captains Madison Cooper and Anna Conroy won the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, respectively, and Abigail Smith won the one-meter dive with a score of 224.80.

In two weeks, the two teams will see each other at the 5A Metro League Championship.

Burch said he expects the Eagles to give his team a run for it.

"They are really well coached and very talented," Burch said. "It will be interesting."

Rampart will select a committee in the offseason to look for the program's next coach. Burch said he has no say in the matter.


Mesa Ridge 99, Fountain-Fort Carson 81

At F-FC: Carmen Mena proved again why she's one of the best swimmers in the state.

The junior won the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke, her teammate Kayla Kuecker won the 200 individual medley and 500 free, and the Grizzlies slipped past Fountain-Fort Carson.

Shanielle Henslee won the one-meter diving event for the Trojans.


Pueblo County 115, Fountain Valley 66

At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley avoided the sweep when junior Satoka Sotome won the 200 freestyle in 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

Pueblo County won the other 11 events with the Danes finishing in second in 10 of them.

Sotome took second in the 100 free, and Anja Kruger did the same in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke.



Cheyenne Mountain 50, Palmer 45

At Cheyenne Mountain: Sara Walters scored 19 points, and Class 4A Cheyenne Mountain (6-7) overcame a 26-24 halftime deficit with a 14-5 third quarter to push past 5A Palmer (4-11).

Walters added six rebounds for the Indians, who have won three of their last four games.

The Terrors have lost their last three games by five points or fewer.


Peyton 82, Kiowa 33

At Peyton: Victoria Goodman led all scorers with 20 points, and Peyton (12-1, 2-0 2A Black Forest) raced out to a 31-4 lead after the first quarter and cruised past Kiowa (7-4, 0-1).

Vanessa Aragon added 13 points and Shelby Patterson had 10 for the Panthers, who have won their past three games by an average of 56.7 points.


Manitou Springs 68, Evangelical Christian Academy 28

At ECA: Angala Jensen fueled the rout with a career-high 20 points, as Manitou Springs (8-4) outscored ECA (2-5) 27-3 in the fourth quarter.

Brooke Garretson added 13 points and McKenzi Petricko scored another 12 for the Mustangs, who have won four out of their past five games.

Tori Mann (averaging nearly 19 points) scored 14 in the loss. No other Eagles player had more than five points.


Palmer Ridge 59, Scott City (Kan.) 21

At Scott City: Rhyley Lance scored 16 points, Ali Meyer added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Palmer Ridge (11-2) won its first game in the Orange and Black Classic in Scott City, Kan.

The Bears, winners of five in a row, jumped out to a 31-8 lead at half and closed the game on an 11-2 run in the fourth quarter.



Colorado Springs Christian School 40, The Classical Academy 26

At TCA: CSCS' Robert Anderson grabbed one of the Lions' sub-two minute pins, as he took down Sam Raphael in 1 minute, 48 seconds in the 160-pound weight class.

Ryan Francis had the Titans' most lopsided win of the day, a 16-4 major decision over Peter Hugenin in the 113s.


Canon City 42, Pueblo Centennial 25

At Pueblo Centennial: Canon City's Anthony Abbott pinned Thomas Howell in 46 seconds in the 170-pound weight class, as the Tigers made quick work of Pueblo Centennial.

Dalton Woolsey (195), Hunter Byrne (285), Tucker Coffey (120) and Devon Fontenot (152) also grabbed pins for Canon City.



Edison 45, Hanover 32

At Hanover: Sebastian Rowe scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, as Edison (5-3, 3-0 1A Black Forest) jumped out to an 18-2 lead after the first quarter and never let go against Hanover (4-4, 1-2).

Durham Clark added 14 points and Eric Frank had 11 points for the Eagles, who have won three consecutive games.

Dustin Koehler, meanwhile, had both of his team's 3-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points for the Hornets, who finished the game with only three players in the scoring column.



Mountain Vista 16, Palmer 1

At Sertich Ice Center: Palmer had six shots in its 15-goal loss.

After 14 goals from Mountain Vista, Zach Donovan scored midway through the third period for the Terrors, who were already onto their third goalie of the game.

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