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Saturday's roundup: Fountain-Fort Carson boys' and girls' teams sweep Harrison Invitational
Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
1. Fountain-Fort Carson 109, 2. Coronado 85, 3. Vista Ridge 81
At Harrison: Fountain-Fort Carson won five events and placed in the top three in two more on its way to winning the Harrison Invitational.
The Trojans won the 400 relay, 800 relay, 1,600 relay, 110 hurdles and triple jump.
Coronado didn’t win one event, yet placed in the top three in six events, including four second-place finishes.
GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD
1. Fountain-Fort Carson 85, 2. Coronado 82, 3. Woodland Park 81
At Harrison: Fountain-Fort Carson edged Coronado by a mere three points to win the Harrison Invitational.
Fountain-Fort Carson won the 110 hurdles and shot put, finished in the top three in the 400 relay, 800 relay, 1,600 relay, 3,200 relay, triple jump and discus. They took second in five of those six events.
Coronado won the 1,600 run, 3,200 relay, high jump, long jump and triple jump, but it wasn’t enough to capture the team title.
Kadet Kickoff Classic
Air Academy 1, Fruita Monument 1, 2OT (Air Academy wins 4-2 on PKs)
Douglas County 0, Air Academy 0 2OT (Douglas County wins on PKs)
At Air Academy: Air Academy (3-1) won 4-2 on penalty kicks to take third place in the Kadet Kickoff Classic.
Earlier in the day, Air Academy lost to Douglas County 4-2 on penalty kicks.
“I’m never satisfied with third place,” Kadets coach Nancy Sibley said. “At this point in the season those types of losses (to Douglas County) are gonna have to do. You’d rather have it now than later.”
Hailey Peterman scored on an assist from Michellie Thurman in the win over Fruita Monument.
Cherokee Trail went on to win the tournament, defeating the Huskies on penalty kicks.
TCA 2, Montrose 1
TCA 2, Liberty 0
At Air Academy: Mikayla Murphy scored twice against Montrose and once against Liberty as 3A No. 1 TCA (3-1) won twice on Saturday to claim fifth place in the Kadet Kickoff Classic.
The speedy freshman was joined by Joanie Jacks on the score sheet in the shutout against Liberty (2-2-1).
Both of Murphy’s goals against the Lancers were through balls that saw her outrace the defense to.
“It was something we were hoping,” TCA coach Blake Galvin said. “We weren’t sure how she would settle into that option. She’s incredibly athletic and very, very fast.”
Claire LaValley stopped three shots against the Lancers and held Montrose (0-2-1) to one goal, while stopping four shots.
The Titans dropped their opener in the tournament to Douglas County. Galvin wanted his team to be tested.
“We got in the tournament specifically to have tough competition,” he said. “That’s exactly what we got. That tough competition exposed holes and weaknesses for us. … Now we know those areas and know we’ll get those corrected before the next games and before we jump into league play.”
Liberty goalie Catherine Klein finished with six saves.
Liberty 1, Kent Denver 0
At Air Academy: Brooke Shade scored in the second half to give Liberty (2-2-1) the victory over Kent Denver (1-3).
The Lancers pounded 12 shots on net. Klein finished the game with three saves for the Lancers.
Pine Creek 1, Colorado Academy 0
At Littleton: Two days after Nicole Schoen delivered the winner in overtime for Pikes Peak region 5A No. 1 Pine Creek (2-1), the freshman did it again.
Schoen, playing varsity because of regular starters out for a club tournament, scored in the 83rd minute to give the Eagles a 1-0 win over Colorado Academy (1-2) and claim fifth in the Warrior Invitational.
“She’s one of those people that has a knack at being in the right place and finding the seams on defense and getting open,” Pine Creek coach John Frederick said. “Her presence up top also changed the flow of the game a little bit when she was in there.
“We’re definitely going to be taking a close look at her (for varsity). She’s definitely earned the right the last two games.”
The Eagles defense also held the Mustangs without a shot. Pine Creek’s schedule doesn’t get any easier with Cheyenne Mountain and Palmer Ridge on the schedule next week and Air Academy and Valor Christian in the future.
Manitou Springs 11, Mitchell 0
At Mitchell: Katie McKiel notched a hat trick, Kaity Vogel scored two and 3A No. 3 Manitou Springs (3-0) shut out Mitchell (0-3) in a game cut short at the half due to the mercy rule.
Air Academy 15, Bingham (Utah) 6
At Air Academy: Air Academy junior Mitchell Miller scored five goals, and had two assists, and three other players scored twice, as the Kadets (3-0) topped Bingham (Utah) (1-5) on Saturday.
Bennett Riefstahl stopped nine shots in the win.
Alex McAfee, Jake Thornally and Joe McDonough each netted two goals for the Kadets, who shut out Bingham in the first quarter.
Air Academy hosts Wheat Ridge (1-1) on Monday.
Rampart 19, Smoky Hill 4
At Stutler Bowl: Kelli Warmouth scored six goals, and Allie Popelar and Sawyer Dickey each tallied four, as Rampart (1-1) easily handled Smoky Hill (1-2).
After having no assists in a season-opening loss on Wednesday, the Rams dished out seven in Saturday’s victory.
Widefield 4, Palmer 3, 9 innings
At Widefield: Widefield (3-1) scored twice in the eighth inning to extend the game and once in the ninth to defeat Palmer (2-1).
Nathan Graham went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including the game-tying RBI in the bottom of the eighth. Mario Sanabria had two hits and scored twice for the Gladiators.
Jonathan Vieira went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs on two doubles for the Terrors.
ECA 23, Cripple Creek-Victor 0
At ECA: A 14-run second inning for Evangelical Christian Academy put the game out of reach against Cripple Creek-Victor.
Matt Childress drove in four runs while going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
La Junta 6, Harrison 1
At La Junta: La Junta won all but one doubles match in defeating Harrison.