Riley Cornelio, a senior at Pine Creek, settled down after allowing an early run and tossed six effective innings Friday to help Team USA past Venezuela, 12-1 in the third game of the Super Round at the COPABE U-18 Pan-American Championships.
The squad won again Saturday to improve to 8-0 in the tournament and 5-0 in Super Round play and met host country Panama late Sunday in the gold medal game.
Cornelio, who scattered five hits while striking out two in six innings, has committed to attend college and play baseball at TCU.
Coronado wrestlers, L-P boys’ basketball shine in weekend competitions
Coronado didn’t just compete at the Arapahoe Warrior Invitational in Littleton this weekend.
The Cougars dominated, winning the team title by 51 points, highlighted by individual titles from Daven Ollier-Monell (120 pounds), Angel Flores (126) and KJ Kearns (160). Overall, Coronado had 11 placers.
Also in the “In Case You Missed It” category that didn’t make Sunday’s prep roundup, Lewis-Palmer completed a three-game sweep at the D’Evelyn/Golden Preview Classic after its boys’ squad shut down Holy Family, 60-43. Joel Scott led three scorers in double figures with 21 points for the Rangers, who reached last year’s 4A title game.
In girls’ action, Mitchell on Saturday snapped a 24-game losing streak dating back to the 2016-17 season with a 48-12 victory over Jefferson.
Pine Creek alum Domann guides college squad to state final
Brock Domann, a 2017 Pine Creek graduate who piloted the Eagles to a 4A state title the year before, has been a big part of why Ventura (Calif.) College won its league title two weeks ago and will play for the California Community College Athletic Association championship on Saturday.
Domann, the team’s starting quarterback, has thrown for 1,383 yards and 10 touchdowns in guiding his team to an 11-1 mark and first berth in the state-title game, scheduled for 2 p.m. against Oakland’s Laney College at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento.
Domann’s older brother, JoJo, has emerged as a playmaker on defense and special teams at Nebraska after missing all of 2017 and the first half of this season due to injuries.
The game will be broadcast online by @BAOSNtv.
CIVA claims ultimate state title
CIVA Charter High School recently took first place in the Colorado State Coed High School Ultimate Frisbee Championships.
The squad scored a 12-6 defeat of Golden on Nov. 15 in the Division 2 championship game.
According to school executive director and headmaster Randy Zimmerman, the Ravens coed team has competed in the statewide league since 2007 and six times finished runner-up at state.
The team also claimed the top achievement in the spirit award, which was described as a “guiding principle that promotes such a high level of sportsmanship that referees are not needed.”