Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette


Sierra 65, Thomas Jefferson 56, OT

At Sierra: The Statllions started off the season in style, outscoring the Spartans 16-7 in overtime to take the season opener.

Sierra (1-0) trailed Thomas Jefferson (0-1) at halftime, 26-20, before rallying in the third quarter to tie it at 34-34.

It was 49-49 at the end of regulation.


Sierra 74, Thomas Jefferson 42

At Thomas Jefferson: The Stallions (1-0) pulled away from a 36-27 halftime lead with a 27-7 third quarter over Thomas Jefferson (0-1).


Cheyenne Mountain 134, Manitou Springs 51

At Cheyenne Mountain: Junior Frances Hayward won two individual events and contributed to two winning relays as the Indians dominated in a dual meet season opener on Monday, kicking off the winter sports season.

Frances placed first in the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 21.22 seconds) and 100 backstroke (1:03.37) while also helping Cheyenne Mountain to victories wins in the 200 medley (1:56.94) and 400 freestyle (3:58.79) relays.

The Indians — coming off a runner-up finish at last year’s 4A state meet — won all but one of the 12 events.

Sydney Dolloff-Holt, who had two runner-up finishes at last season’s Class 3A state meet, recorded Manitou Springs’ lone win Monday. The senior won the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.03 — about 7 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Chhun Sun is a sports reporter with an emphasis in preps. He joined The Gazette in April 2015 and covered public safety for three years before joining @gazettepreps staff. The Thailand-born Cambodian-American has been in journalism for nearly two decades.

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