Published: March 18, 2014
Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Discovery Canyon 98, Cheyenne Mountain 88
At Cheyenne Mountain: In a close, head-to-head meeting, Discovery Canyon pulled out a 10-point victory over Cheyenne Mountain on Tuesday on the road. Helping the Thunder to the win was Blake Lawrie, who won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 51.04 seconds, a mere 0.06 ahead of second-place Grant Knorr of the Indians. Lawrie also won the 100 backstroke with 55.91 on the clock.
Daniel Liu of Discovery Canyon also finished atop a close one against Cheyenne Mountain's Westin Stieglitz. Liu won the 200 individual medley in 2:04.38, while Steiglitz was second only 0.19 behind. Liu also took first in the 100 butterfly in 54.57.
Knorr had his shining moment in the 500 free, touching the wall at 5:05.64, only 0.07 ahead of the Thunder's Jonathan Donehower in second.
Donehower did win the 100 backstroke in 1:03.82. Also topping the podium in two events for Discovery Canyon was team captain David Keller. Keller won the 50 free in 22.02 and the 100 free in 48.57.
In the 1-meter diving event, Cheyenne Mountain's Mason Macura took first with 203.35 points.
In the relay events, Discovery Canyon dominated. Lawrie, Donehower, Liu and Eric Pannell won the 200-medley relay; Liu, Donehower, Keller and Matthew Fischer took the 400 free relay; and Lawrie, Pannell, Fischer and Keller won the 200 free.
Canon City 6, Pueblo County 2
At Canon City: In nonconference action, host Canon City (2-3) put away Pueblo County (2-1) by four goals, earning the Tigers their second win of the season.
Danielle Hanenberg put away three goals for Ca?n City, while Alexis Buckhaults, Amy Solis and Atlanta Madone each found the back of the net once.
Between the Tigers' pipes, goalie Kara Sallie had nine saves in 80 minutes.
St. Mary's 10, James Irwin 0
At St. Mary's: The 10-run, mercy rule went into effect as host St. Mary's (3-0, 2-0 3A Region 1) put up 10 goals against James Irwin (0-5, 0-2) in the first 40 minutes of regulation. What's more, the Pirates' defense didn't allow a single shot on goal to reach goalkeeper Tess Thomas.
Alex Sjobakken scored three goals for St. Mary's and had one assist. Team captain Emily Loof, Lylie Cleary and Erin Geiger each scored two. Cleary and Geiger had two assists, as well. Maleria Lark scored one and assisted two others.
The win follows the Pirates' 10-0 victory over Widefield to start the season. This is the second time James Irwin has suffered a 10-0 loss. The first one was against Manitou Springs, which St. Mary's plays Friday.
Front Range Chr. 3, CSCS 1
At Front Range: Colorado Springs Christian School (0-3) lost a battle on the road against Front Range Christian (1-1-1) and is still searching for its first win of the season.
The Falcons' Janell Hill, Alex Long and Grace Herring each scored a goal, while Nicole Funk had two assists. Front Range goalie Sophie Bloomquist had three saves in her 80 minutes between the pipes.
Lions stats were not reported at press time.
Palmer Ridge 19, Cherry Creek 5
At Cherry Creek: Palmer Ridge (5-0) hit the road to book their highest goal total in a single game this season with 19 against host Cherry Creek (4-1) in south metro Denver in nonconference action.
Sophomore Mary Koch led the Bears in goals with six, while Emily Miller nabbed five ground balls and won nine out of her 12 draws. Miller also scored two goals. Ashley Walker scored three times.
Senior goaltender Briana Knop had four saves in 38 minutes.
Pueblo West 12, Widefield 1
At Pueblo West: It was hard times on the road for Widefield as the Gladiators (2-2) suffered a 12-1 fate in five innings against host Pueblo West (1-1).
Pueblo West won off 12 hits, while Widefield had to work with five hits and four errors.
Isaiah Volcic hit 2 for 3 at the plate for the Gladiators with a run batted in and a stolen base. Bret Stealey connected for a triple.
Sheridan 13, Sierra 3
At Sheridan: After a tough second inning for the Stallions, Sierra (1-2-1) took a 13-3 loss at the hands of host Sheridan (2-2) in nonconference play. The Rams brought in nine runs in the second inning, while the Stallions could only answer with one in the top of the third.
Sheridan's Donovan Contreraz batted 3 for 3 with four RBIs and a triple. Sierra stats were not reported at press time.