Calhan 13, Ellicott 2
At Ellicott: For the second time this week Calhan claimed a decisive win against area rival Ellicott. This time the Bulldog bullpen limited Ellicott to just three hits on the way to a 2A District 8 victory in five innings.
Jacob Bolduc (2 IP), Eddie Glaser (2 IP) and Nathan Deputy (1 IP) struck out a combined six batters, had three hits and allowed one earned run, all the while the Bulldog bats got to work.
Bolduc led the team with three hits, while Terryn Price went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Freshman Logan Glaser was also 2 for 3 and knocked in three runs for Calhan (2-1, 2-0).
Ellicott is 0-3 and 0-2 in league play.
Lewis-Palmer 7, The Classical Academy 2
At The Classical Academy: It was slow and steady for the Rangers, who scored one run in each of the first three innings of a nonconference game against TCA. Lewis-Palmer then tacked on two each in the fifth and sixth innings to lock in the win.
JT Grizzell and Brady Choban each hit homers and had two RBIs for Lewis-Palmer. Choban was 2 for 4 and also earned the win on the mound, fanning nine batters through four innings.
Josh Roper had two hits for the Titans and Matt Roper was credited with the team’s only RBI. Caleb Crews pitched four innings for TCA and struck out five batters. Matt Roper fanned three through 1.2 innings pitched.
Coronado 16, Sand Creek 5
At Sand Creek: Coronado locked in its second win of the season in a decisive victory over Sand Creek in a nonconference clash. The Cougars put up big numbers in the third, scoring six runs. Sand Creek scored five between the third and fourth innings but it was not enough to erase the deficit.
Coronado is 2-1 and Sand Creek is still searching for its first win of the season.
Rampart 6, Vista Ridge 1
At Vista Ridge: Rampart found a spark in the fifth inning after leading by one late in the game. The Rams scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh for good measure to beat Vista Ridge in a nonconference game. Austin Brady hit 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and JJ Carrington had two hits and batted in a pair of runs for the Rams. Zach Swain also had an RBI for Rampart.
Taylor Zaiger pitched all seven innings for the Rams (2-3), racking up 10 strikeouts and allowing just four hits.
Vista Ridge is 1-2.
Green Mountain 6, Mesa Ridge 0
At Mesa Ridge: Green Mountain pitcher Sage Schaller threw a one-hit shutout and struck out 13 batters on the way to a nonconference victory over Mesa Ridge.
The Grizzlies are 1-1.
Canon City 8, Pueblo Centennial 3, 9 innings
At Pueblo Centennial: Canon City and Pueblo Centennial needed extra innings to decide Thursday’s nonconference game.
Canon City scored one run at the top of the seventh to tie the game at three and force extra innings, then scored five in the top of the ninth to lock in the win.
The Tigers (1-1) racked up 18 hits in the win.
Front Range Christian 15, Colorado Springs Christian School 1
At El Pomar Youth Sports Center: Kade Allen scored CSCS’ lone run in a nonconference loss to Front Range Christian. He was batted in by Ben Wester.
Ben Washburn pitched four innings for the Lions, fanning four batters. He had eight hits and allowed 12 runs, only six were earned. CSCS committed 10 errors.
Mitchell 17, Sierra 0
At Sierra: Mitchell earned its second win of the year in a decisive 4A CSML win over Sierra.
The Marauders are 2-1-1. Sierra is still searching for its first win of the season.
Palmer Ridge 13, Pueblo County 4
At Palmer Ridge: The Bears earned their second win of the year with a decisive nonconference victory over Pueblo County. Palmer Ridge is 2-1.
Peyton 17, Evangelical Christian 7
At Peyton: Jaeden Meyers had a hot day at the plate hitting 4 for 5 with four RBIs to lead Peyton to a 2A District 8 win over ECA.
Rupert Shaw had two hits and brought in three runs, and Rodney Gregg and AJ Strobel had two RBIs each for Peyton (2-0, 2-0).
ECA (1-2, 0-2) was led by Daniel Perry who hit 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs.
Valor Invitational: The Classical Academy girls placed seventh out of 17 teams with a score of 267 - a school record by nine strokes.
Freshman Fionna O’Halloran led the Titans with a score of 87, followed by Kenzie Fontana with 88 and Anna Cornell with 92.
Jefferson Academy 15, St. Mary’s 4
At St. Mary’s: With a nonconference loss to Jefferson Academy, the Pirates are 0-3.
Columbine 19, Liberty 8
At D-20 Stadium: Columbine scored 11 goals in the second half to lock in a nonconference win over Liberty.
Olivia McCrary scored three goals for the Lancers (0-1). Taylor Rahalewich and Camille Callahan had two goals each.
ThunderRidge 13, Cheyenne Mountain 12
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain’s comeback fell just short in a nonconference loss to ThunderRidge.
The Indians (1-2) outscored ThunderRidge 8-4 in the second half, but ran out of time to complete the comeback.
Rock Canyon 14, Rampart 3
At D-20 Stadium: The Rams fell to 0-2 on the season with a nonconference loss to Rock Canyon.
Fountain-Fort Carson 1, Harrison 1
At Harrison: Harrison and Fountain-Fort Carson settled for a tie in a nonconference game. It’s the Trojans’ second game and tie of the year. The Panthers are 0-2-1.
Widefield 4, Pueblo East 3
At Dutch Clark Stadium: Widefield thwarted a Pueblo East comeback in the second half of a nonconference win for its first of the season.
The Gladiators are 1-1-1.
BOYS’ SWIMMING AND DIVING
Discovery Canyon 117, Cheyenne Mountain 68
At Cheyenne Mountain: Discovery Canyon won seven events in a 4A Pikes Peak conference win over the reigning 4A state champs, Cheyenne Mountain.
The Thunder claimed the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle, 200 IM, diving, 100 and 500 free, and the 200 free relay.
Braden Whitmarsh won the 200 free in 1:15.44 and aided the Discovery Canyon 200 medley relay (Andrew McGill, Clayton Robert, Tommy Rauchut) to a win in 1:42.98. The same group also won 200 free relay in 1:32.96.
Cheyenne Mountain’s Kyle Leach was a double winner for the Indians with wins in the 100 butterfly (51.69) and the 50 free (21.78). Leach also helped the Cheyenne Mountain 400 free relay team (Christian Moden, Ryan Leach, Anthony Qian) to a first-place finish in 3:36.65.
Fountain-Fort Carson 99, Pueblo Centennial 70
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Fountain-Fort Carson earned nine first-place finishes in a nonconference win over Pueblo Centennial.
Dahlton Hazlett and Brent Keller earned a pair of individual wins, while David and Daniel Palis also claimed individual wins for the Trojans.
Hazlett won the 200 freestyle (2:09.44) and the 500 free (6:14.28), Keller touched first in the 200 IM (2:20.83) and the 100 backstroke (1:06.43). David Palis won the 100 butterfly in 1:10.45 and Daniel won the 100 freestyle (57.83).
Pueblo Centennial won the 100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle relay, and diving. Fountain-Fort Carson (2-0) did not have swimmers compete in those events.
Lewis-Palmer 107, Coronado 79
At Coronado: Lewis-Palmer nearly swept Coronado in a nonconference meet as the Cougars won just two events - the 200 medley relay and the 100 breaststroke.
Coronado’s Jackson Sawyer claimed the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.13, and the 200 medley relay team of Hunter Tenpas, Sawyer, Alex Spiecker and Andrew Aire, touched the wall in 1:45.46 for the win.
Lewis-Palmer’s Nick Orie won the 200 IM in 2:05.87 and the 100 freestyle in 50.48. L-P freshman Marcus Cantorna won the 500 free with a time of 5:11.90 for a 4A state-qualifying finish.
Jakob Griffin was the Rangers’ other double winner. He claimed the 100 butterfly (58.12) and the 100 backstroke (58.59).