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Saturday's roundup: Vista Ridge's Cartagena runs wild on Rampart
Vista Ridge 28, Rampart 10
At Rampart: Brandon Cartagena ran for 266 yards and scored four touchdowns to help Vista Ridge (5-1, 2-1 4A Pikes Peak) shake off its first loss of the season a week ago.
The Wolves, who committed 16 penalties and turned the ball over five times, trailed 10-6 after the first quarter. Vista Ridge clamped down on defense, and Rampart (2-4, 1-2) could not stop Cartagena.
Jeremy Hunt and Jacob Hawthorne had 11 and 10 tackles, respectively, to lead Vista Ridge, which lost 30-7 to Ponderosa at home last week.
Pine Creek 1, Hinkley 0
At Liberty High School: Ryan Jeffers took a Jay Morales pass and broke a scoreless tie with five minutes left in regulation to give Pine Creek (8-4) its seventh shutout win of the year.
The Eagles have won four in a row, all via shutouts, and have only allowed four goals in their last seven games.
Hinkley (5-7-1) had won three straight and had not been shut out all season.
Cheyenne Mountain 1, Valor Christian 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: Sophomore Christian Nehme took a Tyler Burns pass and beat Valor Christian goalie Connor Georgopulos for a first-half goal that held up.
The Indians (8-3) have won five of their last six and now have three shutouts on the season.
Valor Christian (6-4-1), the only team to beat Palmer Ridge this season, has lost two of three.
Coronado 2, Falcon 1
At Falcon: Brandon Hellem and A.J. Johnson scored for Coronado (5-6), which has won two in a row.
The Cougars led 1-0 at halftime and got six crucial saves from Eric Somers en route to the win.
Statistics were not available for Falcon (4-7-1), the loser of four straight.
Lamar 1, James Irwin 0
At James Irwin: Manuel Tarango scored a second-half goal off an assist from Fabian Tovar to propel Lamar (8-3, 4-0 3A Region 1) to its seventh consecutive victory.
Jordan Jara made six saves for Lamar, which handed James Irwin (7-4, 2-2) its second straight shutout loss.
Lewis-Palmer 9, Palmer 2
At Don Breese Stadium: Gavin Grabb and Brendan Heer both had hat tricks, and Lewis-Palmer (5-6-1) scored eight first-half goals to improve to 2-0-1 in its last three games.
The Rangers played a man down most of the game after Heer received a red card in the first half, but it did not slow them down. Kyle Kurtz had three assists, and Marcus Midzor and Hank Parsons had two assists apiece.
Palmer (6-5-1) has lost three of four.
Kent Denver 3, Fountain Valley 2
At Fountain Valley: Graham Sondermann had a goal and an assist, and Brian Lee added a goal, but it was not enough for Fountain Valley (5-7-1), which has lost three of four.
Kent Denver (9-2) built a 2-0 halftime advantage before pulling off its seventh win in eight games in the second half.
Salida 2, Vanguard 0
At Vanguard: First-half goals from Ethan Coit and Amir Bazarah propelled Salida (8-2) to its sixth shutout victory of the season.
Salida has won five of six, while Vanguard (5-5) has dropped four of its last six.
Evangelical Christian Academy 5, Rye 2
At Evangelical Christian Academy: Jay Park had a hat trick, and Evangelical Christian Academy (4-7) overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit.
The Eagles, who began the season 0-5, were missing several starters and had only 10 players available against Rye (0-9). Andrew Bostrum and Daniel Sohn each had a goal and an assist, with Israel Reese chipping in two assists.
Caleb Wolfe had 14 saves for ECA.
Simla def. Colorado Springs School 25-15, 25-23, 25-13
At Colorado Springs School: Maddee Morley’s 25 assists and Maddy Mason’s 12 kills weren’t enough for Colorado Springs School (12-2, 5-1 2A Black Forest), which had its five-match winning streak snapped.
No statistics were available for Simla (13-0, 8-0).
Calhan def. Evangelical Christian Academy 25-13, 25-23, 23-25, 25-12
At Evangelical Christian Academy: Calhan (7-8, 5-3 2A Black Forest) led 2-0 and rebounded from a tight third-game loss to win its fourth straight.
Sammi Bost had 12 digs and six assists for Evangelical Christian Academy (5-10, 3-3), which has dropped three in a row. Jenna Joles had 16 digs and Tavi Davis 10 for the Eagles.
No statistics were available for the Bulldogs, who have rebounded from an 0-5 start.
St. Mary’s def. Trinidad 25-21, 25-8, 25-15
At St. Mary’s: Bria Sweeney had 12 digs, nine kills and nine aces to lead St. Mary’s (14-1) to its seventh consecutive win.
Sarah Tentschert had a team-high 16 kills, and Nicole Niles set the table with 34 assists. The Pirates have not lost a game in their last five matches.
No statistics were available for Trinidad (0-9).
Kiowa def. Peyton 25-17, 25-16, 26-24
At Kiowa: Peyton (10-4) had a flat night and has dropped two of three, with Shelby Patterson’s six assists and five kills leading the way.
No statistics were available for Kiowa (3-13), which has won two in a row.
Florence 18, Dolores Huerta Prep 4
At Dolores Huerta Prep: Florence (12-7) used a five-run second and an eight-run sixth to finish its regular season with a fourth straight win.
Morgan Thompson struck out five and allowed just one hit in three innings to earn the win. No offensive statistics were available for the Huskies.
Dolores Huerta Prep (9-7) committed five errors and has lost four in a row.