Thursday's roundup: Discovery Canyon's Kooser throws 5-inning no-hitter
Discovery Canyon 10, Mitchell 0 (5 innings)
At Mitchell: Discovery Canyon lefty Jeff Kooser threw a five-inning no-hitter, and his offense provided plenty of support in the shutout.
Kooser struck out seven in five innings and was three walks shy of a perfect game.
Isaac Holt was 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored, and Boyd Baldry went 1-for-1 with two sacrifice flies and three RBIs to lead the Thunder's (7-6) offensive attack.
Discovery Canyon scored four in the first, three in the second and sealed the double-digit win with two in the fifth. The Thunder has won three of its last four, while Mitchell fell to 1-12.
Falcon 11, Lewis-Palmer 10
At Lewis-Palmer: Wyatt Aaberg hit a home run and struck out eight in four innings, and Justin Willman homered and had six RBIs to lead Falcon (11-3) to its fifth win in six games.
Dan Smargie also hit a three-run homer for the Falcons, who erased a 1-0 deficit with an eight-run third inning.
Lewis-Palmer (4-9) trailed 11-3 before making it a one-run game thanks to a six-run fifth and by scoring again in the sixth. It was as close as the Rangers would get.
Nick Flynn was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead Lewis-Palmer.
Wasson 6, Vista Ridge 3
At Vista Ridge: Wasson (1-10) used a four-run fourth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit and earn its first win of the season in a game that did not count for the 4A Metro League standings.
Vista Ridge (3-10) led 2-0 after the top of the first and 3-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth. Anthony Rivera was 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Wolves.
No statistics were available for the Thunderbirds.
Fountain-Fort Carson 11, Palmer 3
At Spurgeon Field: Fountain-Fort Carson (5-7, 4-4 5A Metro) blew open a 4-3 lead with three runs in the sixth and four in the seventh.
Palmer (4-7, 0-7) saw its losing streak reach seven games. Rashad Cordova was 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Terrors.
No statistics were available for the Trojans.
Coronado 16, Florence 6 (6 innings)
At Florence: Emilio Martinez was 4-for-4 with four RBIs and Coronado (10-4) blew open a 6-6 tie with 10 runs in the sixth.
David Feuerbach was 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs, and Andrew Trujillo went 3-for-4 and scored four runs for the Cougars, who have won four of five.
Florence (7-6), trailed 6-2 before tying the game with a four-run fourth inning, saw its three-game winning streak snapped.
Mesa Ridge 14, Sierra 3 (6 innings)
At Sierra: Jake Grotelueschen was 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Mesa Ridge (5-9) to its second consecutive victory.
Desi DesBoullions was 2-for-4, and four other players contributed RBIs for the Grizzlies. Mesa Ridge used a seven-run second to dig itself out of a 3-1 hole and sealed the six-inning win with a four-run sixth.
Sierra (3-7) has lost seven of eight.
Ellicott 18, Harrison 0 (4 innings)
At Harrison: Garrett Harper was 4-for-4 with five stolen bases and two RBIs to lead Ellicott (4-10).
Ellicott stole 20 bases against Harrison (0-13) and sealed the win with a nine-run fourth inning. Derick Crist was 3-for-3 with a stolen base and RBI, and Larry McWilliams was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two stolen bases.
No statistics were available for the Panthers.
Air Academy 14, Centaurus 13
At Air Academy: Erin Todd scored the last of her team-high six goals as time expired to give Air Academy (10-2) a thrilling come-from-behind win over Centaurus (7-3).
The Kadets trailed 13-10 with 1:47 remaining, but rallied to tie the game on a Miranda Beal goal with 22 seconds left. Todd then took a pass from MacEllen McDonough and found the net as the final seconds ticked off the clock.
"It was pretty exciting," Air Academy coach Sean Harmon said. "We knew it was going to be a really good game. They took it to us at the start of the second half, and we just kind of stayed with them. We just had some good play and turned it on in the last minute."
Beal and McDonough each had three goals and an assist, and Natalie Berg chipped in four assists for the Kadets, who have won seven of eight.
Air Academy's Kenzie Baer and Centaurus' Kayli Weiss each made 10 saves in the hard-fought game, which the Kadets led 5-4 at the half.
Emma Lazaroff's six goals and two assists paced the Warriors, who have dropped three games in a row.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Sand Creek 2
At Sand Creek: Cheyenne Mountain (10-0, 6-0 4A Metro) blew open a 2-1 halftime lead with five second-half goals to remain perfect on the season.
Lauren Vyvlecka had a goal and an assist, and Taylor Truett added a goal for Sand Creek (5-6, 4-2).
No statistics were available for the Indians.
Mitchell 3, Sierra 0
At Sierra: Rachel Francis scored two goals, and Miky Towry added another to lead Mitchell (4-6, 2-4 4A Metro).
The Marauders have won two in a row after dropping five straight.
Sierra (2-8, 1-4) is in the midst of a four-game losing streak.
Woodland Park 2, Mesa Ridge 0
At Mesa Ridge: Jenny Sells and Morghan Sieracki both scored in the first half as Woodland Park (4-6, 3-2 4A Metro) earned its second straight win.
Cienna Hopkins assisted on both goals, and Logan Hicks made 14 saves in net to earn the shutout.
Mesa Ridge (4-6-1, 2-4-0) has lost four in a row.
Coronado 2, Falcon 1
At Falcon: Jessica Stauffer and Tiana Cerciello each scored first-half goals, and Coronado (8-2, 5-0 4A Metro) held on for its eighth straight victory.
Julie Ward and Heather Windom got assists on the Cougars' goals.
Falcon (6-4, 3-3) got to within one with a second-half goal, but lost for the second straight game.
Discovery Canyon 4, Widefield 0
At Discovery Canyon: Grace Adams scored twice, and Jamie Keith added a goal and an assist to lead Discovery Canyon (4-5-1, 2-3-0 4A Metro).
Kendall Schauer also scored for the Thunder, who had 10 shots on goal.
Widefield (2-9, 1-5) has lost two in a row.
Lewis-Palmer 118, Pine Creek 68
At Pine Creek: Lewis-Palmer swept all three relays and had six different swimmers win races en route to the rout of Pine Creek.
Hunter Bains was the Rangers' lone two-event winner, taking the 50-yard freestyle in 23.55 seconds and winning the 100 butterfly in 58.36.
Shane Guerin won the diving for Pine Creek with 225.35 total points, and John Frank won the 100 freestyle for the Eagles in 52.41.
Fountain Valley def. Colorado Springs Christian School 7-0
At Fountain Valley: Casey Lane defeated Colorado Springs Christian School's Tori VanDeVeer 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, and the Danes' No. 1 doubles team of Jessica Chu and Allison Seo were 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) winners over Chloe Stewart and Haley Min to highlight the sweep.
Fountain Valley won the final three doubles matches by default.
Sierra senior point guard Jalen Little will play basketball next year at NCAA Division II Alaska-Anchorage. Little led the Stallions to a second-place 4A finish after transferring from Palmer.
Also, Palmer point guard Asha Rose signed with Otero Junior College, and 2010 Liberty graduate Wes McKenzie is headed to Fort Lewis after averaging 10.4 points as a sophomore at Otero.