Published: September 25, 2013
Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Coronado 232, Mesa Ridge 249, Doherty 256, Lewis-Palmer 256, Air Academy 258
At Kissing Camels Country Club: The Cougars easily took the team title in their own tournament, defeating second-place Mesa Ridge by 17 strokes.
However, Mesa Ridge's Braden Bentley overtook Coronado's Isaac Petersilie for the 4A Metro League regular season championship. Coming into the Cougar Classic Bentley trailed Petersilie by one stroke in the standings after 54 holes, but Bentley shot a 75 Wednesday, while Petersilie carded a 79.
Coronado's Austin Burgess was the winner of the tournament, shooting a 74 to edge Bentley. Doherty's Chadd Vasquez had a 78 for third place and Widefield's Nathan Starke tied with Petersilie for fourth with a 79.
Pine Creek 4, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At F-FC: Alexander Cullen, Jack Reynolds and Nic Bannister each scored for Pine Creek, which has remained unbeaten since a 1-0 loss to Denver East to begin the season.
The Eagles (7-1-1, 2-0 5A Metro) registered their seventh shutout of the season, led by defenseman Aaron Haefner and goalkeeper David Meyer.
The Trojans (3-6, 0-2) only got two shots on goal.
Palmer Ridge 8, Vista Ridge 2
At Palmer Ridge: Madysen Kearns went 4 for 4 with three RBIs at the plate and also pitched a complete game for the Bears (12-4, 4-2 4A Pikes Peak). On the mound, the junior gave up two runs on four hits and struck out five.
Libby Acker contributed two RBIs for the Bears as Palmer Ridge picked up its third straight win.
Vista Ridge (7-11, 2-5) scored its two runs in the top of the seventh.
Cheyenne Mountain 8, Coronado 0
At Four Diamonds: The Indians (7-8) snapped a two-game skid by posting a pair of runs in each of the first three innings.
Coronado (4-11) only managed to tally two hits and also committed five errors.
Liberty 5, Doherty 2
At Liberty: Liberty No. 1 singles Matt Jacobberger defeated Noah Jones 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 and No. 3 singles Cody Leasure rolled 6-0, 6-0 over Dan Slaugh to lead the Lancers.
Doherty got a win from No. 2 singles Eli Peterson, who topped Alex Chang 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) and also had a win from its No. 3 doubles team of Chase Tirey and Kyle Winchell.
Cheyenne Mountain 6, Lewis-Palmer 1
At Cheyenne Mountain: Austin Hampton took the No. 1 singles win for the Indians, defeating Jared Stuart 6-2, 6-0 and No. 3 singles Will Geisz beat Thomas Gregory 6-1, 6-3. Cheyenne Mountain also took three of the four doubles matches in straight sets, while the No. 2 doubles team of John Choe and Nick Teo needed three sets to win.
The lone bright spot for Lewis-Palmer was No. 2 singles Nolan Rademacher getting a straight-set win.
Pine Creek 7, Rampart 0
At Rampart: Pine Creek No. 1 singles Zach Inman defeated David Lennen 6-1, 6-3; No. 2 singles Cameron Edsall beat Karan Reddy 6-0, 6-1; and No. 3 singles Coulten Davis took the win over Karan Reddy 6-1, 6-2.
It was the second time in as many days the Rams were blanked by a District 20 rival, as they fell 7-0 to Air Academy on Tuesday.
Overland 169.55, Rock Canyon 158.125, Palmer Ridge 155.325
At Overland: Of the 16 places in the five events, Overland placed 14 times, including sweeping the beam, floor and all-around routines.
Palmer Ridge failed to place any girls in any of the five events.
Mikayla Reese of Sand Creek verbally committed to SMU on Wednesday, announcing it via Twitter.
"I have officially committed to SMU! I'm so excited to become a part of the Mustang family!" Reese posted on her Twitter account @Rikayla_Meese.
Earlier this year, Reese decommitted to Oklahoma State, where she had verbally committed less than a year prior.
Reese's committment to SMU is also a verbal and nonbinding. She will be able to sign a national letter of intent later this school year.