Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
TCA 4, Discovery Canyon 1
At TCA: The girls' soccer team at The Classical Academy had a remarkable turnaround last year. A season that featured a group of mostly freshmen and sophomores led the Titans to a Class 3A state championship appearance after starting the season 1-6.
This year, they are looking to take that next step.
On Friday, Hannah Burgo scored in the 49th and 76th minutes and TCA (7-0), now in 4A, remained perfect on the season with a win against Discovery Canyon (2-5).
"I think the returning players who experienced going 1-6 to start the season last year, only to make it to the state championship, really brought this team close together," TCA coach Blake Galvin said. "They've really worked hard to keep improving."
Alison Smith scored in the 30th minute to give the Titans an early 1-0 lead. Gracey Thompson added the team's fourth goal in the 77th minute.
Alexandra Palmer scored in the 70th minute for the Thunder to cut the lead to 2-1.
Doherty 3, Legend 1
At Sports Authority Stadium: After opening its season with a 5-2 loss at Cheyenne Mountain, Doherty has come together nicely in the early goings of the 2015 season.
On Friday, Mykiaa Minnis scored two goals in the second half and the Spartans won their fifth game in a row.
"We have just been playing better," Doherty coach Craig Decker said. "Our first game, we didn't have the formations set or anything. And we had only practiced outside once at that point with all the weather. We had to figure it out a little bit."
In the first half, Gabbi Chapa crossed to Alex Lanning who scored her third goal in the past two games. And Minnis added the go-ahead score in the 60th minute and another at the 75th mark.
Legend tied the game at 1 in the first half, which was only the second goal Doherty has given up in the last five games.
TRACK AND FIELD
At Vista Ridge: The Rampart boys' and girls' teams took first in the 14-team meet.
The girls won with 133 points and the boys won with 154.50.
Connor McCabe won the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 38.95 seconds for the Rams' boys team. Dallas Lillie won the boys' discus with a throw of 142 feet, 5 inches. Dominic Banks won the long jump in 19-71/2 and Adrian Brukner won the shot put with a throw of 52-3.
On the girls' side, Claire Brockway won the 1,600 and 3,200. Tianna Terrell won the 300 hurdles, Amanda Cushen won the shot put and Kiara Kearney won the triple and high jumps.
Vista Ridge took third with 82 points on the boys' side. Woodland Park took sixth (57), TCA took eighth (33.50) and Miguel Molas won the 100 and 400 for James Irwin, which took ninth with 29.
The Jaguars took fourth in girls with 68. Sand Creek took fifth (64), TCA was seventh (52), Woodland Park was eighth (44), CSCS was ninth (34) and the Wolves finished 10th (27).
Cheyenne Mountain 11, Thompson Valley 9
At Cheyenne Mountain: Anna Hortik scored her 16th and 17th goals of the season, fueling Cheyenne Mountain (3-3) to its third win in four games.
Rachel Sheridan, Teresa Lacayo and Mallory Hybl also scored twice for the Indians, who face Kent Denver on Wednesday.
Centaurus 17, Rampart 4
At Pine Creek: Rampart (3-2) was held to a season-low four goals in its second loss in three games. The Rams travel to Pueblo West to face the Cyclones on Thursday.
BOYS' SWIMMING AND DIVING
Discovery Canyon 130, Rampart 53
At Rampart: Seth Morton won the 50-yard freestyle and James Augustino added a win in the 100 freestyle. And Discovery Canyon took first in all three relays as the Thunder won 11 of 12 events.
Morton beat out teammate Matthew Fischer by .01 seconds and won the dual's shortest event in 24.72. Then Augustino eclipsed Fischer by nearly three seconds to win the 100 in 52.40.
Blake Lawrie, a staple to the Thunder's relays, won the 200 freestyle for the first time this season. Jonathan Donehower won the 100 butterfly, Tijler DeJong won the 100 backstroke, Samuel Vallado won the 100 breaststroke and Joseph Law then won the 500 freestyle.
In dive, Brendan Byrnes won with a score of 199.40.
For Rampart, Andrew Weiss took the team's only gold. He won the 200 individual medley by more than 15 seconds in 2:04.30.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Valor Christian 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain continued its hot start to the season with another convincing win.
From top to bottom, the Indians won in straight sets.
No. 1 singles player Payton Fielding beat Meghan Beer 6-2, 6-2. No. 2 player Daniela Adamczyk and No. 3 Jessica Metz went a combined 24-5. And the Indians' doubles teams followed suit, facing little trouble in their wins.
Cheyenne Mountain also has wins against Niwot, Lewis-Palmer, Denver East and Pine Creek in the early part of the season.
Rampart 13, TCA 10
At Rampart: Christopher Ellis went 2 for 3 with a double, home run and three RBIs to lead Rampart over TCA.
Alex Harms, Nick Brennan and Colt Wise also went deep off the Titans pitching staff.
The Rams scored six runs in the third inning to take an 11-6 lead and held off a late rally to snap their four-game losing streak.
TCA (4-7), in the meantime, had its four-game winning streak ended.
Canon City 13, Coronado 2, 5 innings
At Coronado: Canon City followed up a pair of big wins against Mitchell with a five-inning victory over Coronado.
Freshman Kaden Porter went 2 for 2 from the plate with a triple and five RBIs. And Cody Simms struck out seven while allowing just two unearned runs for his second win of the season.
The Tigers (8-2) combined to beat Mitchell 33-4 in two games earlier in the week, and then scored in every inning on Friday to win their third straight game.
Coronado (3-4) had four hits in the loss.
Palmer 14, Chaparral 6
At Chaparral: Josh James had four goals and Isaac Waterhouse added three more for Palmer (3-5 overall, 2-2 Douglas County League).
Carter Jensen added a goal and four assists for the Terrors, who scored in the double digits for the third time this season.
In the net, Caleb Espinoza had 14 saves in 46 minutes. He handily outplayed Chaparral goalie Ty Kaley, who had just four saves.
Palmer scored four goals in the first, third and fourth quarters.
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