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Saturday's roundup: 4A playoffs welcome Palmer Ridge
5A Region 6
Rock Canyon 11, Pine Creek 1
Fruita Monument 13, Pine Creek 3
At Highlands Ranch: No. 27 Pine Creek will not make the postseason.
The Eagles had won three in a row headed into regionals.
4A Region 6
Palmer Ridge 5, Evergreen 4
Pueblo South 13, Palmer Ridge 3
Palmer Ridge 11, Evergreen 4
At Pueblo South: No. 11 Palmer Ridge is in.
The Bears sandwiched two wins around a tough loss to Pueblo South get to the 4A playoffs.
Down 4-1 to Evergreen in game one, the Bears scored two in the fourth and fifth for the edge.
In game two, Pueblo South doubled Palmer Ridge’s hits and the Bears committed three errors.
In game three, Ciara Richardson led the way with three hits and three RBIs, including a home run.
Pueblo South 2, Woodland Park 1
Evergreen 8, Woodland Park 3
At Pueblo South: No. 27 Woodland Park nearly upset No. 6 Pueblo South in game one.
Up 1-0, Mallorie Trichell gave up two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Woodland Park outhit South 10-to-4.
In game two, the Panthers gave up another lead. Up 3-0, Evergreen scored eight unanswered runs to close the game, including six in the fourth inning.
Woodland Park had eight errors on the day.
Erie 17, Widefield 1
At Erie: No. 26 Widefield trailed 17-1 after the second inning.
No. 7 Erie was led by Carrie Clarke, who drove in eight runs.
The Gladiators were one-hit as senior Jordan Rodriguez scored the team’s lone run.
3A Region 2
Eaton 11, St. Mary’s 1
At Rocky Ford: Briana Medina-Martinez drove in the Pirates’ only run.
At the end, five errors doomed No. 14 St. Mary’s against No. 11 Eaton.
Vanguard 2, Lamar 1
At Vanguard: Robert Stephens and Tyler Williams each scored and keeper Larry Gill made seven saves for Vanguard.
Pueblo West 29, Palmer Ridge 10
At Don Breese Stadium: A 21-3 halftime deficit was too much for Palmer Ridge.
Anderson Tremaine ran for 101 yards as the Bears as a team ran 32 times for 123 yards.
In the first quarter, Peter Ward caught a 20-yard touchdown from Zac Drury. On its following drive, Drury ran for a 78-yard score to go up 13-0.
Palmer Ridge kicker Tanner Christopherson closed the gap with his 23-yard kick late in the quarter.
In the third, the Bears’ Winn Howard ran in from 1 yard out to make it a 21-10 game.
But Pueblo South closed the game with a third-quarter safety and a fourth-quarter touchdown.
Colorado Springs Christian 55, Custer County 13
At Custer County: Colorado Springs School’s Jim Kenney can do it all.
He ran for two touchdowns, threw another and picked off Custer County three times Saturday.
Through the air, Kennedy threw one pass – a 55-yard touchdown.
On the ground, he carried the ball 10 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
The Lions (5-2, 2-0) have won five in a row to stay undefeated in the league.
Hoehne 62, Cripple Creek-Victor 26
At Cripple Creek-Victor: Cripple Creek-Victor’s Chris Irelan scored three times in three ways Saturday.
He ran for one, caught another and took back an 85-yard kick return.
But still, it wasn’t enough in the rout.
The Pioneers could run, not pass. They ran for 151 yards on 24 carries, but went 2-for-13 with three interceptions through the air, using three quarterbacks.
Cripple Creek-Victor (0-7, 0-4) remains winless.
Buena Vista 48, Ellicott 0
At Buena Vista: Five touchdowns in the first were more than enough for Buena Vista.
Ellicott (1-6, 0-5) trailed 41-0 after the first quarter.
Buena Vista ran for five touchdowns and threw for one.
Senior Dakoda Defurio ran for two touchdowns and Josh Williams ran and caught another in the rout.
Doherty def. Coronado 25-15, 25-12, 25-22
At Doherty: Undefeated Doherty keeps rolling.
Saturday, the Spartans won their fourth-straight 3-0 match.
Doherty is ranked 14th in the nation and No. 1 in Colorado.
Coronado (14-2) senior Erica Lambert drove home eight kills and added four digs. Its vocal leader Serina Nickle led with 12 assists.
But nothing seems like it’ll stop Doherty (16-0.
Kiowa def. Miami-Yoder 25-19, 25-6, 26-16
At Kiowa: Kiowa was led by Ashley Sandoval’s nine kills.
Miami-Yoder (3-14, 0-7) has lost its last 15 sets.
Colorado Springs School def. ECA 25-18, 25-19, 25-17
At ECA: Colorado Springs School was led by Maddy Mason’s nine kills and 11 points.
Maddee Morley added nine digs and Kelsey Moyes threw in 18 assists.
Peyton def. CIVA Charter 25-6, 25-4, 25-11
At CIVA: Peyton spread the ball around as the highest kill total from one player was four. Maggie Kraemer led the way with five aces, one kill and three digs.
La Junta def. James Irwin 25-18, 25-18, 25-22
At James Irwin: James Irwin was led by Caitlyn Martinez, who had an ace, five kills and eight digs.
Kalyn Brenner added four kills and eight assists.
Ellicott def. Pike Peak Christian 25-19, 25-23, 9-25, 25-27, 15-12
At Pikes Peak Christian: Pikes Peak Christian battled all the way back, only to lose.
Julie Denning had 18 kills and Kaitlin DeGuillo added 12 kills for the Eagles.
Pikes Peak Christian’s Krystan Woodcock and Megan Kalina combined for 38 assists.
Simla def. Vanguard 25-21, 25-5, 25-15
At Vanguard: Vanguard (9-8, 4-3) has lost three in a row.