Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Lewis-Palmer 5, Air Academy 1
At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer's lineup broke loose in the bottom of the third inning to bring in four runners, helping the Rangers (6-3, 4-0 4A PPAC) best visitor Air Academy (3-4-1, 2-2).
Paul Tillotson went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs for Lewis-Palmer. Vince Nall also connected for a double. On the mound, Colin Cicere finished with 12 strikeouts and no earned runs in the complete-game performance. The Rangers had 10 total hits and one error.
Cicere limited Air Academy to three hits, giving the Rangers a season sweep of the Kadets.
Coronado 18, Sierra 1 (5 innings)
At Coronado: Four innings was all Coronado (3-6, 2-0 4A CSML) needed to score 18 runs from 14 hits to close the book on Sierra (1-8-1, 0-1) in a game that was shortened due to the 10-run rule.
Cougars freshman Jimmy Weaver went 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBIs. Emilio Martinez hit 3 for 3 with two doubles and five RBIs. Carter Gerber also went 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs.
Weaver was the winning pitcher after striking out four batters and yielding no earned runs. Anthony Busemeyer also worked the Cougars' bump and walked away with three strikeouts and no earned runs.
Sierra had two hits and seven errors.
Columbine 8, Fountain-Fort Carson 5
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Despite cutting the Rebels' lead to 6-5 with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Fountain-Fort Carson (3-7) fell after visitor Columbine (10-0) scored two more in the top of the seventh during nonconference play.
Columbine's best performance at the plate came from Adrian Trujillo, who hit 4 for 4 with a double and three RBIs.
Discovery Canyon 11, Vista Ridge 1
At Vista Ridge: Discovery Canyon (3-6, 2-2 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) had a late surge to pile on nine runs in the top of the fifth and sixth innings against host Vista Ridge (3-6, 0-4).
The Thunder's Jeremy Hidalgo went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI. Andrew Hall hit 2 for 5 with a double and two runs batted in.
Senior pitcher Cody Ahlgrimm struck out nine hitters and gave up one earned run for the Thunder.
Vista Ridge finished with five hits total.
Peyton 12, Ellicott 2
At Ellicott: Peyton (8-0) put up eight runs between the third and fourth innings against host Ellicot (2-6).
After another three in the top of the sixth, the Panthers put the nail in the Thunderhawks' coffin.
The Panthers' Jake Loyd finished 3 for 3 at the dish with a home run and three RBIs. Evan Finley, who went 2 for 3, also hit one over the fence and brought in two runs. Garhett Shaw went 4 for 4 with a double and three RBIs, and Tyler Lashley went 3 for 4.
Seth Hotlzclaw worked the bump for Peyton and finished with 11 strikeouts in four innings. He allowed two earned runs and walked seven hitters.
Lewis-Palmer 1, Palmer Ridge 0
At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer (5-0-2, 1-0 4A PPAC) managed to best its cross-town rival Palmer Ridge (1-4, 0-1) during conference play. It was the first time the Rangers have defeated the Bears. In each meeting between the two, the game has been decided by one goal.
This time around, it was the Rangers' Brianna Alger who scored the game-winner in the second period, assisted by Sarah Lyons. Goalkeeper Haley Arsenault had seven saves to preserve the shutout.
Woodland Park 9, Sierra 0
At Woodland Park: Jenny Sells scored three goals in the first half and finished with four goals and an assist as Woodland Park (4-2, 1-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) opened conference play with a victory over Sierra.
Morghan Sieracki added two goals and two assists, and Michaele McDonough had a pair of assists.
"Giving them the full game allowed us to practice some new tactics," said Panthers coach Andrew Pappadakis. "I'm very pleased with the way we were able to do that."
Rampart 4, Palmer 1
At Rampart: Making use of three goals in the first half, Rampart (5-3 overall, 1-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) managed to hold off Palmer (3-2, 0-1).
Through team unity, the Rams capitalized on their opportunities, coach Carisa Bendico said.
"Everyone pulled together," she said. "They did a great job of smoothing the ball and played more direct up top."
Bailey Floreck finished with two goals, while Allie Samuels and Savannah Schill scored one each. Ashlee Workman had two assists.
In goal, Rams goalies Rylie Martin, with 70 minutes between the pipes, had seven saves while Corri Zaiger, in for 10 minutes, saved three shots.
"We've got a couple injuries, and everyone has done a nice job to pick up the slack, especially tonight," Bendico said. "I'm pretty happy with where we are right now."
Palmer stats were not reported as of press time.
St. Mary's 10, Rye 0
At St. Mary's: St. Mary's (5-1) scored nine goals in the first period against Rye (2-3).
The Pirates' Emily Loof and Kylie Cleary each scored three goals and had one assist. Maleia Lark scored one and assisted one.
Air Academy 3, Falcon 0
At Falcon: Air Academy (2-4, 1-0 4A PPAC) hit the road to beat Falcon (3-2, 0-1) with three goals in the second half. The Kadets' Hailey Peterman had two goals, while Katie Rainsberger scored one. Brittney Cuntz and Tessa Smith each had an assist.
In goal, Air Academy's Sierra Daniger had five saves, while the Falcons' Dionna Alverson had 11. This was the first road win for the Kadets this season.
Liberty 5, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At Liberty: Liberty (7-3, 1-0 5A CSML) posted a shutout against visitor Fountain-Fort Carson (0-8-1).
The Lancers' Taryn LeBree put in two goals and an assist. Sami Trinceri had one of each.
Ashley Beers stopped three shots to preserve the shutout.
The Classical Academy 8, Florence 0
At TCA: The Classical Academy (3-5) made it look easy against Florence (3-3-1). The Titans' Hannah Burgo scored three goals and assisted another. Bonnie Buzzetta scored one and assisted three others. Nicole Hale and Mikayla Murphy had one of each.
Fountain Valley 7, Colorado Springs School 0
At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley (2-1) swept its seven matches against Colorado Springs School (0-2). Most of the Danes' wins came via a score of 6-0, 6-0 with the exception of the No. 1 singles battle between the Danes' Ik Feangreung and the Kodiaks' YouYou Huang, which ended in Feangreung's favor 6-3, 6-1.
The No. 2 singles match with the win to Casey Lane of Fountain Valley over Colorado Springs School's Sarah Nelson ended 6-2, 6-1. The No. 4 doubles match was won by forfeit.
Since returning from spring break, which limited Fountain Valley's practices to only two in the last three weeks, the team started off poorly, Danes coach Randy Jones said. However, his team has recently come back stronger.
"The win over Colorado Springs School made us look even better," Jones said. "I think considering our schedule, we are doing all right. We are about where we could be after graduating several of our key players, and we're trying to build a team again."
Thursday's match against Lewis-Palmer will be a true test for Fountain Valley, Jones said.
One senior showing much improvement is JiWon Park. Having gone from doubles action last season to playing No. 3 singles, Park won 6-0, 6-0 over the Kodiaks' Maddy Hocate.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Colorado Academy 0
At Colorado Academy: Cheyenne Mountain (5-1) swept host Colorado Academy (3-2) in head-to-head action.
The Indians' won each match in two sets, however, in No. 2 singles, Colorado Academy's freshman Morgan Bullen pushed Cheyenne Mountain sophomore Daniela Adamczyk before the sophomore closed it out 6-4, 7-5.
Another tough battle for Cheyenne Mountain was in the No. 1 doubles match, where Casey Ahrendsen and Ally Arenson, both freshmen, were put to the test by the Mustangs' Caitlin Barron and Claudia Morse 7-6, 6-1.
Coronado 5, Widefield 2
At Widefield: Coronado (3-0) put up wins in five matches to top Widefield (3-2).
Widefield put up a win in the No. 2 singles match, where Erica Johnson won 6-1, 6-2. No. 2 doubles also went to the Gladiators with Ashley Newman and Makayla Shoup beating Jill Dragosh and Sydney Walker 7-6 (8), 6-3.
Coronado's Chanelle Bole (No. 1 singles), Shauni Bernier (No. 3 singles), Taylor Hershberger and Mindy Thompson (No. 1 doubles), Kara Perry and Amelia Chromy (No. 3 doubles), and Paige Coca and Annie Kate Chromy (No. 4 doubles) each won their respective bouts in two sets.
Lewis-Palmer 4, Discovery Canyon 3
At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer (2-2) edged visitor Discovery Canyon (4-1).
Courtney Brandes won No. 1 singles for the Rangers, while No. 2 doubles went to Anna Olson and Amy Still.
Discovery Canyon's Lizzie McCurdy, in No. 3 singles, defeated Jordan Arnold in a hard-fought 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory while Gabriella Hesse stayed strong and won the No. 2 singles match 6-1, 7-5 against Lauren Manney.
The Nos. 1, 3 and 4 doubles matches also went three sets. Discovery Canyon's Erin Matheson and Emma Zamora beat Sophie Bame and Naimh Christner at No. 1 doubles. Lewis-Palmer's Hannah Mills and Laura Nolt beat Nicole Ramsay and Katie Pederson in three sets of No. 3 doubles, while the Rangers' Stephanie Nolt and Mikayla Yossel defeated Katelyn Morgan and Emily Hampson also in three at No. 4 doubles.
Rampart 6, Pine Creek 1
At Rampart: Rampart (4-1) remained on top in almost every match it had against Pine Creek (0-3) to beat the Eagles.
The closest match was the No. 1 doubles battle where Rampart's Sarah Cortez and Hannah Hallenback defeated Kayla Boyd and Michaela Flonard 7-6 (4), 6-4.
Pine Creek's Melissa Shambach and Amber Vannaman won the Eagles' their only match in No. 2 doubles in two sets.
Pine Creek 99, Palmer 87
At Pine Creek: It was close, but the biggest splash went to Pine Creek (2-3, 2-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) after defeating Palmer (2-3, 1-3) by 12 points in conference action.
The Eagles' Cameron DelMonico and John Frank each won two events. DelMonico took the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 15.37 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.02. Frank took first in the 100 butterfly with 54.24 on the clock and was first to touch the wall in the 100 backstroke at 56.68.
Cameron Schlonski also put up a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle.
Putting up an honorable fight for Palmer was William Wallisch, who won the 100 free in 54.61. He also took the 200 in 2:02.96. Andrew Doehring took first in the 50 free in 24.15, only 0.44 seconds ahead of second-place teammate Maxx Helfer.
In the relay events, Palmer took the 200 medley and 200 free, while the Eagles' foursome won the 400 free relay.
The Terrors' Michael Wells collected 151.13 points to win the 1-meter diving event.
Palmer 13, Highlands Ranch 12
At Highlands Ranch: With 18 seconds remaining, Sam Horning put his fifth goal of the game between the pipes to help Palmer (4-2, 3-1 Douglas County League) best Highlands Ranch (7-3, 4-3) at home.
A senior captain, Horning finished with five goals off six shots. He assisted two other goals and came up with two ground balls. D.J. Stanec had three goals, while Noah Smith scored twice. In goal, Terrors goalie Caleb Espinoza had 25 saves.
Palmer is still undefeated on the road.
Ponderosa 23, St. Mary's 3
At Ponderosa: St. Mary's (4-3, 0-1 Pikes Peak League) took one on the chin against host Ponderosa (7-1, 2-0).
The Pirates' Wes Moran scored two goals, while Alex Greenly notched the third.
Legend 10, Pine Creek 8
At Pine Creek: Pine Creek (1-4, 0-4 Douglas County League) found itself on the losing end of a two-point game against Legend (2-5, 1-4).
The Eagles' Alex McAfee scored four goals and assisted another. Austin Noel and Colton Robinson had one of each. Will Derrick led the team in ground balls with five. McAfee had four and led the team in faceoffs won with five.
Palmer Ridge 20, Cherokee Trail 6
At Palmer Ridge: Palmer Ridge (6-1) dismantled visitor Cherokee Trail (2-4) by 14 points with help from Ashley Walker, who scored three goals and assisted four others, and Rachel Bryant, who scored four and assisted two.
Also racking up the points were Mary Koch with four goals and Sam Rippley with three. Ali Walker and Rachel Braaten each had two assists.
Between the pipes, Briana Knop finished with six saves.
Centaurus 17, Air Academy 9
At Air Academy: After 11 goals in the second period, Class 5A Centaurus (7-1) got the best of host 4A Air Academy (5-1) by eight in nonconference action. The best offensive performance from the Warriors came from Sarah Brown who finished with five goals and three assists.
Air Academy had 15 shots on goal.
At Pine Creek GC: Pine Creek managed to come out on top of the CSML field with a score of 280, while Doherty followed with 324 and Coronado in third at 335.
The Eagles had two individuals top the field, including Mary Kate Nelson who took first place by shooting 80.