Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
5A Central Regional
At Aurora: Pine Creek's Christian Madden carded an 8-over-par 80 in the 5A Central Regional at Murphy Creek Golf Course to tie for 15th on Wednesday.
Dawson Wright tied for 36th with a 91, Austin Matheney's 92 tied for 38th, and Tyler Gross tied for 40th with a 93 for the Eagles. Pine Creek finished 10th in the 15-team regional with a team score of 263 (+47), with Regis Jesuit running away with the team title with a 4-under 212.
Regis Jesuit's Spencer Painton won the individual title with a 4-under 68.
5A state tournament moved to Murphy Creek
The Colorado High School Activities Association announced Wednesday that the 5A boys' state golf tournament, slated for Sept. 30-Oct. 1, has been moved to Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora.
The tournament was originally scheduled to be played at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, but heavy flooding in the area deemed the course unplayable.
Air Academy 2, Sand Creek 1
At Sand Creek: Air Academy (7-7, 3-0 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) limited Sand Creek (3-10, 1-2) to three hits and made a 2-0 lead hold up en route to its third win in four games.
Ariel Cowan allowed just one earned run in seven innings, went 2 for 4 and drove in the Scorpions' lone run, but her efforts were not enough.
No statistics were available for Air Academy.
Vista Ridge 8, Cheyenne Mountain 3
At Cheyenne Mountain: Kellie Mrofcza allowed eight hits in seven innings and was 2 for 3 with three runs scored to help Vista Ridge (6-9, 1-3 4A PPAC) snap a five-game skid.
Aryanna Elwyn was 3 for 4 with a double, triple and three RBIs, and Cheyenne Herrera went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Yasmeen Hack chipped in with a 2-for-3 day, two runs scored and a stolen base.
No statistics were available for Cheyenne Mountain (5-6, 1-2).
Fountain-Fort Carson 13, Liberty 11
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Fountain-Fort Carson (3-11, 1-0 5A CSML) exploded for nine runs in the first and traded four-run fifth innings with Liberty (5-7, 0-1) in both teams' league opener.
Valeria Mendoza led the way at the plate, going 3 for 5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Britini Jacques and Shalia Rolon each drove in two for the Trojans, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
No statistics were available for Liberty.
Falcon, 7, Lewis-Palmer 1
At Falcon: Matison Slider had a home run and a triple, and Laci Lashley allowed just three hits in seven innings as Falcon (6-8, 2-2 4A PPAC) won its second straight.
Five different players drove in runs for the Falcons, who took a four-run lead thanks to three runs in the top of the third.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Lewis-Palmer (6-7, 1-2), which committed seven errors.
Woodland Park 16, Mesa Ridge 5 (5 innings)
At Woodland Park: Mallorie Trichell allowed two earned runs in five innings and was 3 for 4 with two RBIs to lead Woodland Park (9-3, 4-0 4A CSML) to its third straight victory.
Natalie Diviney, Kelee Suggs, Morgan Suggs and Christina Cunningham each had two hits for the Panthers, with Kelee Suggs driving in two runs along with Savanna Simpson and Brenna Peters. Cunningham crossed the plate four times, and Morgan Suggs scored three times.
Hailey Hall surrendered 14 hits, but only seven earned runs, as the Grizzlies (3-11, 3-2) committed nine errors. Mesa Ridge has dropped five of its last six.
Englewood 15, St. Mary's 0 (4 innings)
At Englewood: A 10-run first inning and 12 walks sent St. Mary's (1-10) to its fourth straight defeat.
The Pirates managed just two hits against Englewood (8-2) in the 3A contest.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Colorado Springs Christian School 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: A determined and focused Cheyenne Mountain team rebounded from back-to-back, dual-meet losses to state powers Kent Denver and Denver East with a blanking of Colorado Springs Christian School.
CSCS won just two games in six matches against the Indians.
"I certainly didn't want them to take a step back today after taking some tough losses," Cheyenne Mountain coach Dave Adams said. "Those scores indicate the guys were very focused. I think our guys were eager to get back on the winning track."
Cheyenne Mountain heads to Pueblo this weekend for a tuneup tournament, then faces the tough trio of Niwot (Sept. 23), Colorado Academy (Sept. 26) and Air Academy (Sept. 30) in the next two weeks in preparation for the state tournament.
"It's a packed schedule from here on out," Adams said.
Pine Creek 6, Palmer 1
At Pine Creek: Zach Inman set the tone with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Drew Dickey at No. 1 singles, and Pine Creek (4-1) did not lose a match until No. 4 doubles.
All doubles matches were close battles, including at No. 1, where Josh Haddad and Tanner Swanson edged Palmer's Jacob Briggs and Jack Laird 6-4, 6-4. Palmer (3-5) avoided the sweep when Mitch and Isaac Morse defeated Justin Inman and Scott Leavitt 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4 doubles.
Air Academy def. Liberty 25-21, 25-10, 25-20
At Liberty: Ashley Pagan had 13 kills and nine digs, and Jordan Pingel added 10 kills and nine digs to propel Air Academy (8-1) to its eighth consecutive win.
Bryce Schwartz set the table with 25 assists, and Gabby Jones chipped in a team-high 10 digs for the Kadets.
Codi Inoles-Williams led Liberty (5-6), which has lost five straight, with 19 assists. Jenna McGuire and Haley Cuppett had eight kills apiece, and Jenna Stoffel and Kennedy Castaneda each chipped in nine digs for the Lancers.
Palmer Ridge 3, Denver East 1
At Don Breese Stadium: Ashley Walker had a goal and an assist to lead Palmer Ridge (5-2, 5-1 Colorado League).
Seniors Daelynn Demello and Jessica Berg also scored for the Bears, who led 1-0 at the half. Junior goalie Cheradyn Petit made five saves in the win, Palmer Ridge's third straight.
No statistics were available for Denver East (2-3-2, 2-3-2).