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Palmer Ridge 4, Cheyenne Mountain 3

At Palmer Ridge: The Bears blasted three runs in the third inning, enough to outlast the Indians' late-game rally and secure the 4A/5A Pikes Peak Athletics Conference title.

It was the regular-season finale for both teams.

Gabe Halaby batted in two runs for Palmer Ridge (15-4, 11-3), and teammate Ben Kleinsmith went 2 for 3. Bridger Havens pitched just two innings but came away with four strikeouts for the Bears, who scored one more run in the bottom of the fifth to go up 4-1.

Chase McCleary went 2 for 4 with an RBI for Cheyenne Mountain (13-6, 10-4), who scored three runs in the fifth and sixth as part of a rally that fell just short. Teammates Grant Mondejar and Michael Ellis each pushed in a run.

Air Academy 3, Lewis-Palmer 2 (10 innings)

At Lewis-Palmer: Bo Powers, Carter Wood and Grant Shandy each batted in a run as the Kadets escaped with the 4A/5A PPAC win.

Shandy also pitched eight innings with six strikeouts for Air Academy (9-10, 9-5).

Lewis-Palmer (10-8-1, 6-7-1) scored a run in each of the first two innings.

Lewis-Palmer's stats were not immediately available.

Falcon 10, The Classical Academy 4

At Falcon: The Falcons (12-7) were down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning, but they went on a tear and scored eight runs in the next three frames.

Jason Moore batted in two runs for TCA (8-9), which scored all of its runs in the third and fourth innings.

Rye 18, Manitou Springs 2 (5 innings)

At Manitou Springs: Christian Mack batted in a run, but the Mustangs (4-14) surrendered eight runs in the first two innings and never recovered in the Tri-Peaks League crossover game.

Damon Elarton had five RBIs for the Thunderbolts (12-7), who added 10 more runs in the fourth inning.


Steamboat Springs 14, Palmer 4

At Garry Berry Stadium: Domi Semadeni scored three goals, and the Terrors (2-12, 0-7) were down only 7-4 at halftime but ultimately gave up seven goals in the second half of the Southern League finale.

Steamboat Springs (8-7, 5-2) has won three straight games.


Liberty 2, Lakewood 2, 2OT

District 20 Stadium: The Lancers rallied with two goals in the second half to push the season finale into extra time.

Liberty (4-9-2) was down 1-0 before Morgan Sibley scored in the 57th minute. The senior then assisted on a goal by Kimberly McKinney to tie it up at 2-2 just minutes before the end of regulation.

The Lancers and Lakewood (8-4-3) battled in two overtimes but ultimately settled for a tie.

Salida 5, The Colorado Springs School 1

At Salida: The Kodiaks (4-8-1) scored their lone goal in the second half but allowed all of its opponent's goals in the first 40 minutes of the nonconference game.

Jayda Winkler scored four goals for Salida (11-4).

The Vanguard School 1, Lamar 0

At Vanguard Turf Field: The Coursers (8-5-1) have won two straight, and they haven't lost a game since April 17. Lamar (6-8) lost its first game in three contests.


Class 4A Region 1 Tournament

At Flying Horse Club and Discovery Canyon: Thanks to first-place titles, including three at doubles, Discovery Canyon had its best regional finish -- capturing the team title with 73 points.

Air Academy (59) was the runner-up, while Pine Creek (23) and Liberty (20) rounded out the field.

Discovery Canyon's Sydney Smith captured the No. 2 singles title to go along with an impressive showing by the Thunder's doubles teams. No. 1 Hunter Jones and Layne Frost, No. 2 Zoe Boaze and Sachi Rohilla and No. 4 Ria Paradkar and Karinne Bratkowsky won their title matches.

Liberty's Hana Kimmey captured the No. 1 singles title, defeating Discovery Canyon's Mattie Kuntzelman. At No. 3, Air Academy's Mackie Tate Tygart topped Discovery Canyon's Paddison Lowe.

Class 4A Region 6 Tournament

At Cheyenne Mountain: Once again, Cheyenne Mountain looks in good shape to repeat as state champion.

The Indians advanced all their singles players and doubles teams to the state tournament. They captured all but one regional title.

The Indians won the team title with 80 points, while Lewis-Palmer (55) edged Coronado (54) for the runner-up finish. Widefield placed fourth.

No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain's Morgan Hall and No. 3 Ariana Arenson both won their respective singles titles.

No. 1 Taylor Heinicke and Jensen Enterman, No. 2 Emma Delich and Sydney Wagner, No. 3 Tiana Stepleton and Reed Vaughn and No. 4 Zola Bzdek and Maggie Dwyer all triumphed in their doubles matches for Cheyenne Mountain, which is aiming for its 10th consecutive state title.

At No. 2 singles, Lewis-Palmer's Austynn Crocker outlasted Cheyenne Mountain's Corey Patton Lossner.

Class 3A Region 6 Tournament

At Memorial Park: The Vanguard School took first place out of four teams.

The Colorado Springs School finished second, thanks to singles titles by No. 1 Jules Thompson and No. 2 Kate Griffin. They were the first regional championships for the program, according to the school's website.

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