Highlights from Thursday’s high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
The Classical Academy 41, Ellicott 21
At Ellicott: Ryan Francis (113 pounds), Michael Calabretta (138) and Zach Johns (160) won by pins, while The Classical Academy won another three matches by forfeit.
Nathaniel Johnston defeated Randy Munoz by tech fall 17-2.
Cesar Morales (145) and PJ Galavez won by pins for Ellicott, while Fabian Hermosillo beat reigning 3A state champ Andrew Register with a 6-5 win at 152 pounds. Register won the title last year at 138 pounds.
Florence 40, Widefield 38
At Widefield: Florence won the first four matches by pin and rode those victories to a tw-point win over Widefield.
The Gladiators made it close when Josh Casper (138 pounds), Matt Hogue (145) and Nick Scholl (152) all finished the dual meet with pins.
Kameron Parker (160), Lane Masar (170), Preston Sandoval (182) and Alberto Rodriguez (195) won the opening matches, and Huskies Chance Boehm (120), Sam Carter (126) and Jake Yslas (132) won consevutive matches to snap a Widefield four-match win streak.
Widefield’s Wesley Madrano also won by pin.
Peyton 60, Lutheran 12
At Lutheran-Parker: In a meet that featured just three actual matches, Peyton cruised.
The three matches were all wins by Peyton wrestlers — Taylor Claman (106), Jimmy Matthews (160) and Steven Reinwald (170).
Mesa Ride 60, Sand Creek 18
At Sand Creek: Mesa Ridge won four of its 11 victories by pin, including Matt Apodaca’s win at 126, Samuel Freeman at 120, Turiq Jones at 106 and Dominique Hughes at 145.
Sand Creek’s Corey Henning won by pin at 132, as did Eric Metcalf (170) and Jeremy Jaquess at 160.
Canon City 40, Pueblo Central 28
At Canon City: Canon City won nine of 14 matches, including three by pins.
Anthony Abbott pinned Chandler Montes in 3:55 at 170 pounds, Hunter Byrne won the 285 match in 1:34 and Cody Simms pinned Jeremiah Gonzales in 2:37 at 120 pounds for the Tigers.
Legend 65, Pine Creek 54
At Legend: Pine Creek (2-4) trailed by one at the half, but Legend (5-0) outscored the Eagles 17-11 in the third quarter to pull away.
The Eagles have dropped three of their last four.
David Bray scored 14 and Grant Morin added 10 for the Eagles, while Joey Black led them with six rebounds.
Pine Creek was 6 of 17 on 3-point shots.
Smoky Hill 90, Widefield 49
At Widefield: Widefield (1-6) jumped out to a 13-7 lead after the first quarter, but Smoky Hill (4-1) scored at least 21 points in the last three to pull away easily.
Widefield was led by Ray Ibarra’s 11 points and five assists.
Coronado 61, Grand Junction 47
At Harrison: Chandler Robinson scored 20 points and Kameron Hartle added 15 and 10 rebounds to lead Coronado (3-4) past Grand Junction Central (1-7) in the Harrison tournament.
Bear Creek 70, Mitchell 45
At Mullen: Bear Creek (3-3) pulled away for good with a 20-point second quarter to down Mitchell (1-5) in the Mullen tournament.
South Park 47, Colorado Springs School 30
At CSS: Only one player scored in double figures for South Park (2-2) but it was enough to hold off Colorado Springs School (2-2).
CSS was led by Hunter Golden’s 13 points.
Mesa Ridge 39, Valor Chr. 38
At Heritage: Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Mesa Ridge (5-0) built a 14-point halftime lead, then barely held on to edge Valor Christian (5-2) at the Heritage Hoopla Tourney and remain unbeaten.
Sami Rudd and Mische’ Hubbard each scored 10 points for the Grizzlies. Sophomore Kylee Shook grabbed five rebounds and made five blocks.
Palmer Ridge 61, Coronado 30
At Palmer Ridge: Palmer Ridge (6-1) locked up the Woodland Park Mountain Madness tournament title with a 31-point win over Coronado (3-4), thanks to a 22-point first quarter.
“It was a good win for us,” Palmer Ridge coach Dennis Coates said. “We did a real good job defensively on a team that had some kids that could score.”
Ali Meyer notched a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Rhyley Lane dished out eight assists, helping on the transition.
The game was a makeup that was supposed to be played Dec. 5. The Grizzlies are on break until returning Jan. 7 against Sand Creek.
Taryn Frazier led Coronado with eight points.
Pine Creek 46, Cheyenne Mountain 31
At Cheyenne Mountain: 5A No. 2 Pine Creek (7-0) got 11 points and six rebounds from freshman Courtney Stanton and 10 points and 13 rebounds from sophomore Jayne Lydiatt to hold off Cheyenne Mountain (1-4).
Bishop Machebeuf 58, Florence 31
At Florence: Bishop Machebeuf (5-1) held Florence (2-5) to 12 points in the first half and cruised to the win.
Heidi Grandon scored a game-high 19 points, while Jonni Smith added 14 and Torie Huddleston 12 for the Buffaloes.
Colorado Springs School 49, South Park 20
At CSS: Colorado Springs School (4-1) held South Park (2-2) to single digits in each of the first three quarters to put the game away early.
Senior Kendra Baucolm scored a game-high 17 points and junior Netaya Stepleton added 16, as the Kodiaks bounced back from their first loss of the season.
Air Academy 41, Legacy 18
At Air Academy: A 20-point third quarter broke it open as Air Academy (4-2) got 15 points and nine rebounds from Kassady Huffman.
Manitou Springs 53, St. Mary’s 52, OT
At St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s rallied in the third and fourth quarters to force overtime, but Manitou Springs (3-2) edged the Pirates (2-2) in the extra period.
Shelby Megyeri scored a game-high 29 points for the Mustangs, while St. Mary’s was paced by Maggie Hartman’s 16.
Bishop Machebeuf 11, Liberty 0
At Sertich Ice Center: Bishop Machebeuf’s Nick Rems scored seven goals and two players had five assists, as the Buffaloes (3-2) shut out Liberty (1-4).
Monarch 18, Rampart 0
At Sertich Ice Center: Monarch scored seven goals in the first period and Rampart never recovered.
Monarch put 76 shots on net to Rampart’s two.