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Wednesday's Roundup: Palmer baseball erases early deficit to defeat Lewis-Palmer
Highlights from Wednesday’s high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region
Palmer 5, Lewis-Palmer 3
At Palmer: The Terrors scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to erase an early 2-0 deficit and defeat Lewis-Palmer Wednesday.
Rashad Cordova (2-for-3) and Luke Demolli (1-for-2) knocked in two RBIs apiece for Palmer (2-0).
Scott Demolli earned the victory by striking out eight in 4 2/3 innings while surrendering one run on two hits and five walks. The senior has also been a strong contributor at the plate this year going 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs in a season-opening 10-7 win against Denver East.
No stats were reported for Lewis-Palmer (0-1).
Pueblo Centennial 7, Vista Ridge 3
At Pueblo Centennial: Vista Ridge registered nine hits but defensive miscues ended up costing the Wolves on the road.
Vista Ridge (0-3) starting pitcher Glen Thompson was tagged for seven runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks in five innings. The senior struck out four.
Thompson (2-for-4) and Dakota Popham (2-for-3) registered two hits at the plate. Thompson also scored his team-leading fifth run of the season.
No stats were reported for Pueblo Centennial (1-0).
Regis Jesuit 14, Fountain-Fort Carson 1
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Regis Jesuit, ranked second in the state according to the Denver Post’s coaches poll, flexed its muscles against Fountain-Fort Carson in five innings.
Reagan Todd went 3-for-3 with a home run and five runs scored while Max George also was perfect at the plate going 3-for-3 with three runs for the Raiders (1-0).
No stats were reported for Fountain-Fort Carson (0-1).
Sand Creek 5, Woodland Park 4
At Sand Creek: The Scorpions scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally from a 4-1 deficit to edge Woodland Park.
Keenan Morgan picked up the victory by tossing three scoreless innings and holding Woodland Park (2-1) to three hits and two walks while striking out two.
Jacob Kopycinski was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs for the Scorpions (1-0).
Evan Lays was charged with the loss after pitching 5 1/3 innings.
St. Mary's 13, Bishop Machebeuf 1
At St. Mary’s: The Pirates received four goals from both Alex Greenly and Sean McGunigal to cruise past Bishop Machebeuf in nonconference action.
“We controlled the pace of the game and we controlled ground balls and possession,” said coach Ike Anderson. “Our defense played well and we forced a bunch of turnovers.”
St. Mary’s goaltender Tyler Anderson was strong in net and allowed no goals before being replaced by Dylan Tait.
Greenly leads the Pirates (2-0) with 11 points (7g, 4a) in two games.
No stats were reported for Bishop Machebeuf (0-1).
Air Academy 16, Golden 0
At Golden: Jase Wyeno notched a hat trick and Bennett Rieftahl (three saves) held Golden scoreless to lead Air Academy to victory on the road in a nonconference game.
Alex Chang, Connor Nash and Jack Trask all scored two goals for the Kadets (2-0).
No stats were reported for Golden (0-3).
Fairview 11, Palmer 10
At Fairview: Austin Davie’s six goals and one assist helped Fairview slip past Palmer at home.
Dalton Herrin made 20 saves for the Knights (2-0).
No stats were reported for Palmer (1-1).
Kent Denver 21, Air Academy 20
At Kent Denver: Two of the state’s best girls’ lacrosse programs lit up the scoreboard in an early season thriller.
Air Academy (1-1) led 12-10 at halftime but the talented Kent Denver senior duo of Catherine Ellis and Caroline Schlegel was able to rally the Sun Devils (1-0) past the Kadets in the second half.
Kent Denver entered the game ranked second in the state, and Air Academy third, in the Denver Post’s coaches poll.
Ellis had a monster game with six goals and seven assists while Schlegel found the back of the net seven times.
No stats were reported for Air Academy, which has scored a combined 39 goals in its first two games.
Douglas County/Castle View 12, Rampart 10
At Rampart: The Huskies improved to 2-0 courtesy of eight combined goals from Miranda Mickelsen and Carley Given.
Kelli Warmouth led Rampart (0-2) with four goals.
Liberty 2, Legend 0
At Sports Authority Stadium: Liberty goalie Catherine Klein made seven saves to shut out Legend on the road.
Legend (0-2) was ranked fifth in the state according to the Denver Post’s preseason coaches poll.
Lexi Moore and Kathryn Koch scored two goals in the first half for the Lancers (1-1) against Legend keeper Kait Phistry (11 saves).
Manitou Springs 5, Fountain Valley 0
At Manitou Springs: Senior Ali Thompson had two goals and two assists to lead Pikes Peak 3A No. 3 Manitou Springs past Fountain Valley.
Thompson now has three goals and three assists in two games.
Kaity Vogel, Ashley Benson and Ashley Ramos also scored for the Mustangs (2-0).
Kailah Buchanan picked up her second consecutive shutout.
Heather Whitham allowed four goals on 10 shots for Fountain Valley (0-2) and Lily Harris stopped four of five shots for the Danes.
Canon City 4, Vista Ridge 1
At Vista Ridge: Brittney Wells scored her fourth goal of the season but Vista Ridge could not overcome three first-half goals and suffered its first loss of the season.
Jessie Mourning allowed four goals on 14 shots for the Wolves (2-1).
No stats were reported for Canon City (2-1).
Fairview 2, Pine Creek 1
At Fairview: 5A No. 1 Pine Creek could not surpass Fairview in the first round of the Warrior Invitational.
Fairview’s Reci Smith capitalized off two mistakes by the Eagles in the second half to provide the Knights (1-0) with a 2-0 lead. First, Smith scored on a penalty kick in the 49th minute after Pine Creek (0-1) was called for a foul and she scored again three minutes later following an Eagles’ turnover.
Pine Creek freshman Jayne Lydiatt scored on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute to cut the Fairview lead to 2-1.
Bri Legaspi gave up two goals and made three saves for the Eagles.
Falcon 10, Mitchell 0
At Mitchell: Caroline (four) and Emily (three) Troscher combined for seven goals as Falcon easily defeated Mitchell on the road.
It was the second four-goal game of the season for Caroline Troscher.
Falcon improves to 3-0.
No stats were reported for Mitchell (0-2).
Lewis-Palmer 3, Ponderosa 0
At Lewis Palmer: Freshman Haley Arsenault made 13 saves to shut out Ponderosa.
Cassidy Tomkins scored her first two goals of the season for the Rangers (2-0) and Michelle Coleman added another.
No stats were reported for Ponderosa (0-1-1).
Fountain Valley 5, Liberty 2
At Fountain Valley: No. 2 Casey Lane won her singles matchup 6-0 and 7-6 (5) and Bineshii Hermes-Roach and Jayne Kucharski won their No. 1 doubles match for the Danes.