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Wednesday's roundup: Peyton boys basketball picks up win over rival
Peyton 66, Calhan 55
At Peyton: Ethan Abello had a big game for Peyton, scoring 25 points to propel the Panthers (8-2) to their third win in a row in this nonconference contest.
Tristan Heffner scored 10 of his 12 points in the third quarter for Peyton and Jared Watkins added 11 points.
The game — which was a make-up for a snowed-out tournament game earlier in the season — didn’t count toward the 2A Black Forest standings, but was huge for the Panthers nonetheless.
“Calhan is a rival and always a tough opponent no matter what the records are,” Peyton assistant Allen Thomas said. “They did a very good job of changing their defense and disguising it, but we’ve been playing better team ball lately than we have all season and we’re getting contributions from multiple guys each night.”
The Bulldogs (5-4), who led 14-13 after one quarter, got 20 points from Tony Sparks and 15 from Jerrod Crook.
The two teams are slated to meet up again at Calhan on Feb. 9, in a game that will count toward league standings and could very well have large implications on who takes the 2A Black Forest title.
Pine Creek 62, Palmer 14
At Pine Creek: Pine Creek got pins from the following seven wrestlers: Lane McAdams (106 pounds), Eric Hildenbrandt (113), Cody Hubbard (126), Alex Smith (152), Geoffrey Curtis (182), Lance Wynn (220) and Jeremie Medina (285).
Pine Creek coach Billy Gabel was especially impressed with his team’s dominant performance considering the Eagles had six members of their JV and C-squad teams competing due to injuries.
“We had six subs in tonight with four freshmen in the lineup and the guys that stepped in did a great job and my regular starters did their jobs well too,” Gabel said. “We’re a little beat up right now, but this is a testament to my JV and C team coaches because they have done a good job to get kids ready to step up when we need it.”
Palmer got wins from Cade Nash (120), Andrew Pellow (132) and Ryan Pellow (145).
Lewis-Palmer 45, Vista Ridge 22
At Lewis-Palmer: The Rangers got pins from Alec Oberndorfer (106), Nathaniel Rykerd (138), Ricky Anderson (152), Matt Brines (160) and Luke Fowler (285).
Lewis-Palmer also got a technical fall victory from Darryan Vaderpool (126) and a major decision from Trevor Wilch (120).
Vista Ridge’s Seamus Severance (182) scored the Wolves’ only pin fall victory, while Austin Midbrandt (145) scored a major decision and LaDarius Stubbs (113) and Michael Collas (132) each won by decision for Vista Ridge.
Fountain-Fort Carson 47, Doherty 27
At Doherty: The Trojans got pin victories from Rashawn Benford (145), Jason Miller (152) and Nate Lightfield (170). Downey Wood (132) scored a technical fall for F-FC and the remaining 24 points came from forfeits.
Doherty got pins from Jonathan Garcia (113) and Thaddeus Hayes (138). Brandon Supernaw (160) scored a technical fall win and Logan Hammarmeister (120) won by major decision.
Harrison 30, Mitchell 28
At Harrison: In a dual that had only 10 matches, each side won five, but Harrison won all five of its matches by forfeit to accumulate enough points for the win.
Mitchell got pins from Daniel Robles (106) and Nick Shopp (132) but couldn’t make up enough ground to win the dual.
Palmer Ridge 12, Cheyenne Mountain 10
At Cheyenne Mountain: With each team failing to provide a competitor in all but five weight classes, Palmer Ridge won three of the five to edge the Indians.
Palmer Ridge 120-pounder Matt Normile scored a 6-1 decision over Luke Stark and Jake Grubesic (132) earned a 6-5 decision over Cheyenne Mountain’s Ethan Askins.
The Indians got a major decision win from Matt Miedich (106) and Palmer Hooks (126) pinned the Bears’ William Ryan.
Air Academy 7, Coronado 0
At Sertich: The Kadets got two goals from Cole Buller and a goal and two assists from Logan Haverstrom in the rout. Mikey Smith, Alec Ortiz, Nick Law and Connor Nash also contributed goals for Air Academy, which scored at least twice in every period.
The Kadets (9-2-1), who held a 35-14 shot advantage, have won four in a row and are tied with Heritage atop the Peak Conference standings with 14 points.
Coronado (3-9) has dropped two straight since winning back-to-back games last week.
Doherty 6, Rampart 0
At Sertich: Dusty Kachel led Doherty with two goals and Brennan Ward and Ty Snyder each tallied a goal and an assist for the Spartans.
Doherty (9-3) also got scores from Eric Veren and Evan Weidner to win for the fourth time in five games.
Rampart (0-13) was outshot 35-21.
Manitou Springs 98, Kent Denver 70
At Manitou Springs: The Mustangs got wins from Hannah Linhart in the 50-yard freestyle and Veronica Morin in the 100 backstroke. Manitou Springs also won the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays.
Although Kent Denver won seven of the 11 events, the Mustangs’ depth allowed them to take more second- and third-place finishes.
Manitou Springs is 5-1 in dual meets this season.
TCA 26, Manitou Springs 16
At TCA: Neither team scored more than eight points in any quarter as the Titans pulled out an ugly win with strong defense in a battle for first-place in the 3A Tri-Peaks West. The Titans improved to 11-0 and lead the conference with a 5-0 record.
Manitou Springs (7-6, 5-1) had won five games in a row before stalling badly on offense against TCA. Kristi Longfield led the Mustangs with eight points.
Florence 42, Buena Vista 39
At Florence: Carly Chaney led Florence with 14 points and Megan Droll added eight.
The game was tied at 29 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Huskies (5-7, 3-2 3A Tri-Peaks West) made enough plays to win their second conference game in a row.
Peyton 93, Calhan 46
At Peyton: Peyton put 10 girls into the scoring column, including 24 points from Victoria Goodman and 19 from Taylor Bond.
The Panthers (9-1) blew the game open in the second and third quarters, outscoring Calhan 55-14 in the two periods.
Peyton has won eight in a row, while Calhan (6-3) has lost two straight.