Published: April 29, 2014
Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene from around the Pikes Peak region.
Pine Creek 11, Palmer 10
At Pine Creek: The Eagles (12-4 overall, 7-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) rallied from a 9-3 fifth-inning deficit to stay one game ahead of Doherty for first place in the 5A Metro.
Tucker Klein led the Pine Creek offense, going 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs, and Conner Deeds added two RBIs and three runs scored for the Eagles.
The loss will make it difficult for Palmer (7-11, 5-4) to qualify for the state playoffs. Isaac and Mitch Morse each had two RBIs for the Terrors, as did Jacob Briggs.
Palmer Ridge 14, Discovery Canyon 3 (6 innings)
At Discovery Canyon: Cole Hurford followed his 11-RBI performance from Saturday by hitting for the cycle. The junior went 4 for 5 with a home run, triple, double and single to lead the Bears' offense, which scored nine runs in the sixth inning to pull away.
Jake Grubesic tallied four RBIs and had a home run for Palmer Ridge (12-6, 10-3 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference), and Jack Stamper hit a 2-run homer.
Andrew Hall and Jalen Heath each had an RBI for Discovery Canyon (6-12, 5-8), while Jacob Hein pitched all five innings and took the loss for the Thunder.
Air Academy 7, Cheyenne Mountain 5
At Cheyenne Mountain: Knowing they needed to win one of their final two games against rival Cheyenne Mountain (6-11, 6-7 4A PPAC), the Kadets (10-6-1, 9-4) went out and did it in the teams' first meeting.
Sophomore Cole McKissock came off the bench to go 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles, two runs batted in and two runs scored, and Jeremy Hochmuth picked up the win in relief to assure Air Academy of finishing third in the conference. The top three spots are guaranteed playoff berths.
"When we've had to win a game we've done it," Kadets coach Bernie Moncallo said. "We knew we had to split one game with Cheyenne Mountain and we took care of business."
Hochmuth threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings, as Air Academy scored two in the top of the sixth to pull away.
Despite their record, Moncallo is excited for the postseason.
"Honestly, we could be pretty dangerous if we're a low seed," Moncallo said. "It's a new season when you go to playoffs."
Doherty 5, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At Doherty: Lalo Porras pitched a complete game, giving up only four hits and striking out 13 to lead the Spartans (9-8, 6-2 5A CSML).
Porras also contributed an RBI with his bat, while Jake Needham went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Doherty.
The win keeps Doherty in second place in the 5A Metro standings, which is where it needs to stay, since only the top two teams are guaranteed playoff berths.
No stats were provided for F-FC (7-11, 5-4).
Rampart 6, Liberty 2
At Rampart: The Rams (2-15-1, 1-8 5A Metro) picked up their first 5A Metro League win of the season behind two runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth.
Liberty (5-12, 2-7) got RBIs from Hunter Aderholt and Mike Love, but lost its sixth conference game in a row.
4A CSML tournament
Widefield 11, Mesa Ridge 6
At Mesa Ridge: The Gladiators (9-9) got revenge for a 16-6 loss to their rival two weeks ago by scoring four times in the fourth inning and five more in the sixth.
Widefield had seven different players contribute an RBI, while also taking advantage of four Mesa Ridge errors. Bret Stealey had a solo home run for the Gladiators, while Koree Green added an RBI triple.
No stats were provided for Mesa Ridge (13-5).
Woodland Park 13, Coronado 12
At Coronado: Dakota Herman had a big day at the plate for the Panthers, going 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs. Keegan Harman went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Woodland Park (7-10), while Chase Fish added a triple and two RBIs.
Coronado (6-11) scored five runs in the bottom of the first, and then six in the seventh, but it wasn't enough to complete the comeback.
Alamosa 10, St. Mary's 3
At St. Mary's: Ben Padrnos, Nathan Pierce and Ian Manzo each had a hit and an RBI for 3A Pikes Peak-area No. 2 St. Mary's, but the Pirates (11-5) were doomed by four errors that resulted in seven unearned runs.
Alamosa (11-6) scored seven times in the fourth inning, and pitcher Cody Garcia hurled a complete game, giving up three earned runs and striking out nine.
Cheyenne Mountain 2, Palmer Ridge 1
At Palmer Ridge: The win clinches the outright 4A PPAC title for the Indians (12-0-2, 6-0-1).
Palmer Ridge (7-5-1, 4-2-1) finishes in a four-way tie for second place in the conference with Air Academy, Lewis-Palmer and Sand Creek. The top three teams in the conference are guaranteed playoff spots, with all others hoping for at-large berths.
Tiebreakers will determine second and third place.
Rampart 6, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Ashlee Workman scored two goals and Kieran Bixler added a goal and an assist for Rampart (7-7, 2-2 5A Metro). Whitney Whitehill, Kayla Creelman and Riley Flewelling also scored for the Rams, who scored three goals in each half.
No stats were provided for Fountain-Fort Carson (0-12-1, 0-4).
4A CSML tournament
Coronado 6, Widefield 0
At Garry Berry: Izzy Fogle had a huge game, scoring four goals for the Cougars (7-6). Emily Lambert and Renee Alvarado also scored for Coronado, while Julie Ward and Meghan Henderson each added an assist.
Widefield (5-9) has lost five of its last seven games.
Air Academy 1, Lewis-Palmer 0, OT
At Air Academy: Paris Dewing scored off an assist from Brooke Braden in overtime to give the Kadets (6-6-1, 4-2-1 4A PPAC) a huge win.
Air Academy goalie Sierra Daniger stopped all eight shots she faced from Lewis-Palmer (9-3-3, 4-2-1).
Falcon 7, Vista Ridge 1
At Falcon: Jordan McQuesten tallied a hat trick for the Falcons (6-8, 1-6 4A PPAC), and Ashlyn Klein added two goals for Falcon. Jordyn Faulk and Julianna Wright each scored once for the Falcons.
No stats were provided for Vista Ridge (2-12-1, 0-7).
Sand Creek 4, Discovery Canyon 0
At Sand Creek: Amanda Timmermeyer scored two goals and added an assist for Sand Creek, and Christina Tafoya added a goal and two assists for the Scorpions (12-2-1, 4-2-1 4A PPAC). Lauren Vyvlecka scored the fourth goal for Sand Creek, which has won three in a row.
Discovery Canyon (7-7-1, 2-4-1) ends the season losing three straight.
Lewis-Palmer 110, Discovery Canyon 76
At Monument Hill Country Club: Hunter Bains had a huge meet for Lewis-Palmer, winning the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle, while also leading the 200- and 400-free relay teams to victory.
Cade Bains won the 200 individual medley and was also part of the winning 400-free relay for the Rangers.
David Keller was big for the Thunder, winning the 50 free and 100 butterfly, while also leading the 200-medley relay team to victory. Blake Lawrie was also part of the 200 medley relay, and won the 100 free for Discovery Canyon.
Pine Creek 114, Rampart 66
At Rampart: John Frank won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, and was part of the winning 200-medley and 400-free relays for Pine Creek. Cameron Delmonico won the 500 free and 100 breaststroke for the Eagles, while also helping the 400 free relay.
Andrew Weiss won the 100 backstroke and Nikolai McFall took the 100 free for Rampart, and both were part of the winning 200-free relay.
Liberty 120, Harrison 42
At Liberty: Iain Bisset won the 200 free and 100 backstroke for Liberty, and helped the 200-medley and 200-free relays to wins. Wyatt Larsen took first in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly for the Lancers, while also anchoring the 200-free relay team.
Markus Jackson won the only two events for Harrison, taking both the 50 and 100 free.
Chaparral 8, Palmer 7
At Chaparral: Noah Smith scored two goals to lead Palmer, while DJ Stanec, Isaac Waterhouse, Isaac Atencio, Chip Cipoletti and Carter Jensen each scored once for the Terrors (9-4, 6-3 Douglas County).
Chaparral (9-6, 6-4) got five goals from Mitch Ross and used a 4-0 third quarter to take the lead for good.
St. Mary's 9, Pueblo West 6
At Pueblo West: Wes Moran and Alex Greenly each scored three goals to lead St. Mary's (7-6, 2-3 4A Pikes Peak League), while Dan Raskob scored once and added three assists. Drew Chesire also had a goal and an assist for the Pirates, who scored three times in the first and fourth quarters.
Palmer Ridge 15, Cheyenne Mountain 12
At Cheyenne Mountain: Palmer Ridge remained second in the Southern League standings, led by four goals from Rachael Braaten.
Mary Koch scored three goals and added an assist for the Bears (12-2, 5-1 Southern), while Ashley Walker and Rachel Bryant each scored twice.
Nell Crosby scored five times and added an assist for Cheyenne Mountain (10-3, 3-1), and Tarah Gilbreth had four goals and an assist for the Indians.