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Wednesday's roundup: Liberty's late charge not enough against Mountain Vista
Highlights from Wednesday’s high school sports action in the Pikes Peak region:
Mountain Vista 3, Liberty 2
At Mountain Vista: Mountain Vista held a 3-0 lead after the start of the second half, but Liberty scored two, including one with 30 seconds left in a losing effort.
"We had them on the ropes, we just ran out of time," Lancers coach Gregg Braha said. “We played strongly in the second half and if we can put two halves together we will be fine.
“There are good losses and there are bad losses, and this was a good loss. Everyone on the bus is happy.”
Liberty (1-2-1) looks to rebound Saturday when it faces Lewis-Palmer (1-1-1) at District 20 Stadium.
Discovery Canyon 6, Rock Canyon 5
At Rock Canyon: Discovery Canyon scored as many runs, five, in the first two innings as Rock Canyon scored all game.
The Thunder (7-2) was led by sophomore McKenzie Surface, who went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a double.
Liberty 7, Air Academy 4
At Air Academy: Liberty posted two three-run innings as it defeated Air Academy.
The Lancers also collected 13 hits while committing no errors in the win.
Cheyenne Mountain 6, Fairview 1
At Fairview: Cheyenne Mountain won all but the No. 3 doubles match against a team that Indians coach Dave Adams figures will be in the top five in 5A.
“Three three-setters, another that went 7-5, a lot of good close sets and a good test all the way around,” Adams said.
Cheyenne Mountain swept the singles, led by Stephen Moore’s 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 victory at No. 1. Billy Fielding won 7-5, 6-0 at No. 2 and Andrew Venner won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3.
The other three-set victories came at Nos. 1 and 4 doubles.
The Indians stay at home next week, facing Valor Christian on Monday, Discovery Canyon on Wednesday and Boulder on Friday.
Rampart 4, Doherty 3
At Rampart: Rampart dropped the Nos. 1 and 2 singles matches, but won four of the other five to defeat Doherty.
No. 3 singles David Lennen provided the difference-making victory by topping Eli Peterson in straight sets.
Liberty 6, Palmer 1
At Liberty: Liberty fell just short of sweeping its third consecutive dual.
Palmer’s No. 1 doubles team of Drew Dickey and Jacob Briggs defeated Mac Sommers and Zack Herring 6-1, 6-3, preventing the shutout.
Liberty didn’t lose another match and moved to 3-0.
Fountain Valley 6, Colorado Springs School 1
At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley dropped the No. 1 singles match but took the other six in defeating Colorado Springs School.
“I think we had a little more experience on the court which seemed to help,” Danes coach Randy Jones said.
Discovery Canyon 7, Sand Creek 0
At Sand Creek: Discovery Canyon shut out Sand Creek and Luke Lorenz set the pace with a win in No. 1 singles over Andrei Mahoney 6-2, 6-1.
Pine Creek 7, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At Pine Creek: Pine Creek had four wins in straight sets as it easily prevailed.
The Eagles’ Zach Inman topped Ben Huxtable 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.