Colorado Springs basketball players dazzle on final day of The Show



Cheyenne Mountain 3, Lewis-Palmer 0

At Cheyenne Mountain: Matthew Smith tossed seven shutout innings as Cheyenne Mountain (12-0, 7-0 4A/5A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) beat Lewis-Palmer (7-5, 4-3) to stay undefeated on the year.

Dakota Henn had three hits and drove in a run for The Gazette's 4A No. 1 Indians, and Ryan Schneider added two RBIs.

The Indians have seven games remaining on their schedule. Cheyenne Mountain coach Mark Swope, though, said his team hasn't focused too much on the idea of a perfect season.

"We know it's probably not realistic," Swope said. "I think the boys have done a good job not looking at the big picture and staying in tune with their next contest."

Smith kept the ball down in the zone and Cheyenne Mountain's defense was sharp again. The senior, who is 4-0 with a 4.79 ERA, allowed four hits, while walking four and striking out one.

Jason Shuger took the loss for L-P, allowing three runs on six hits.

"We have to approach each and every game with the mentality that today is not the day - we're not going to get beat today," Swope said.

The Indians are two games ahead of Air Academy in the league standings. The Indians and Rangers meet again Thursday at L-P.

Palmer 9, Liberty 2

At Spurgeon Field: Jordan Chappell had a season-best 12 strikeouts as Palmer (4-8, 2-3 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Liberty (3-8, 3-3) to split the season series. Chappell allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. He also drove in three runs.

Tyler Fisher had his team-leading 11th RBI for the Lancers, who beat the Terrors 15-12 in a slugfest Saturday that featured 33 hits.

Vista Ridge 12, Sand Creek 2

At Vista Ridge: Kahner Sampson had three hits and drove in four runs as Vista Ridge (2-10, 1-6 4A PPAC) beat Sand Creek (1-11, 0-7).

Ryan Shaffer allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits. He struck out seven and walked one.

The Scorpions have lost seven straight.

Coronado 12, Doherty 6

At Doherty: Coronado (9-4, 4-3 5A CSML) finished off a two-game sweep of Doherty (5-9, 3-5) to push its winning streak to five straight.

The Cougars, who beat the Spartans 6-5 in 10 innings on Saturday, scored six runs in the first inning.

Josh Lowery doubled twice in the loss for Doherty.

Fountain-Fort Carson 4, Rampart 3

At Fountain-Fort Carson: The Trojans (7-5, 4-1 5A CSML) rallied to score the final four runs of the game to beat Rampart (1-13, 0-7).

Manny Ortega and Rayn Stratton each had two hits and drove in a run for Fountain-Fort Carson, while Domanique Sanders tripled and scored a run.

Jarrod Joiner threw five hitless innings of relief for the Trojans, who trailed 3-0 after the first inning.

Widefield 21, Harrison 0, 5 innings

At Widefield: Cameron Skalla had three hits, two doubles and drove in five runs as Widefield (6-9, 3-1 4A CSML) beat Harrison (1-12, 0-3) for its fourth straight win.

The Gladiators have gone 6-3 after they started the year 0-6.

Woodland Park 22, Sierra 6, 4 innings

At Sierra: John Hoffman and Tanner Egalite each drove in four runs as Woodland Park (7-7, 3-1 4A CSML) beat Sierra (1-10, 0-4).

Marcus Pacheco had two RBIs for the Stallions.

Canon City 20, Mitchell 0, 3 innings

At Mitchell: Eleven players had a hit for Canon City (9-4, 3-0 4A CSML) in its lopsided win over Mitchell (4-8, 0-4).

Lincoln Andrews led the way with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Evangelical Christian Academy 19, Ellicott 0, 5 innings

At ECA: Zachary Perry drove in four runs and Daniel Perry tossed a one-hitter over five innings as ECA (10-4, 3-2 2A District 8) beat Ellicott (2-8, 1-6).

The Eagles scored 15 runs in the third inning.



Rampart 3, Liberty 2, 2OT

At District 20 Stadium: Freshman Harmony Meier scored the game-winning goal in the 94th minute as 5A No. 1 Rampart (9-2, 3-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) stayed red hot with a win over Liberty (4-6, 1-2).

Kaitlyn Wilcox and Haley Creapo also scored for the Rams, who continue to build upon their stunning victory over Pine Creek on April 13. They have won six straight and have outscored the opposition 33-3 in that span.

"The focus has been on our mentality," Rampart coach Carisa Whitson said. "We have a young team that has the skill to win games, but it's the mentality and focus that we're working on. We don't want to be satisfied with just one win."

Meier took the ball in the box late in the second overtime before she stuck a chance to the top right corner of the net.

Cortney Cowles had both goals for Liberty.

Fountain Valley 8, Lamar 0

At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley (4-3) beat Lamar (3-4-1) as McKenna Monk scored four times to give her 90 goals in her high school career. Monk had two assists for a 10-point outing. The senior has eight games left in the regular season to get to 100 career goals.

Isabella Montoya added two goals and two assists for the Danes, who snapped a two-game skid.

St. Mary's 5, James Irwin 0

At James Irwin: Cassidy Sorensen had two goals and an assist, leading St. Mary's (7-2, 3-0 3A Region 1) past James Irwin (3-5-1, 2-1). Mary Brummel added a goal and two assists for the Pirates, while Faith Heery had a goal and an assist.

TCA 10, Sierra 0

At Sierra: Hannah Burgo had three goals and an assist as 4A No. 1 TCA (9-0, 4-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Sierra (1-9, 0-5) in a shortened game. Nicole Hale and Cali Schmidt each added a goal and two assists for the Titans, and Lauren Fletcher didn't face a shot before the game ended on a 10-goal mercy rule in the 43rd minute.

Pine Creek 10, Palmer 0

At District 20 Stadium: Torri Brodish had two goals, Natasha Wehner added four assists, and Pine Creek (7-2, 2-1) beat Palmer (2-8-1, 0-3) in a mercy-rule game.

The Eagles bounced back from two straight losses.

Doherty 10, Fountain-Fort Carson 0

At Garry Berry Stadium: Mykiaa Minniss had four goals, Jaelyn Brown had three, and Doherty (3-5, 2-0 5A CSML) beat Fountain-Fort Carson (1-7, 0-2).

Chaylaa Minniss and Taylor Cosgrove each added one goal and two assists.

Colorado Springs Christian School 7, Buena Vista 0

At CSCS: Hannah Wilson scored three times, Gabby Huthoefer had two goals and two assists, and CSCS (8-1, 4-1 3A Region 2) beat Buena Vista (0-5-1, 0-3).

Katie McGrath and Sarah McGuckin also scored for the Lions.

Palmer Ridge 10, Vista Ridge 1

At Don Breese Stadium: Sarah Miller scored three goals as Palmer Ridge (5-5, 2-1 4A PPAC) beat Vista Ridge (2-6-1, 0-3).

Ali Tobey added seven saves in net.


Cheyenne Mountain 183, Lewis-Palmer 132

At Cheyenne Mountain: Daniel Carr, Jerry Birnbaum and Kyle Leach each had their hands on four victories as Cheyenne Mountain (3-0, 2-0 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) beat Lewis-Palmer (3-1, 2-1). The Indians won all 11 swimming events and Carr reset his pool record in the 100 backstroke at 48.68 seconds.

Noah Bettner won diving with a score of 283.6 for the Rangers.

Rampart 101, Doherty 75

At Doherty: Andrew Bennett won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:01.07 seconds and had another victory in the 500 freestyle (5:21.04) as Rampart (4-1, 4-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Doherty (1-4, 1-3) in a dual. The Rams won nine of the 12 events, including all three relays.

Gavin Frisch led the Spartans with wins in the 50 freestyle (23.47) and 100 freestyle (51.05).

Pine Creek 93, Coronado 91

At Coronado: Nicholas Sherman won the 50 freestyle (22.25) and the 100 freestyle (48.43), leading Pine Creek (3-1, 3-0 5A CSML) past Coronado (2-2, 2-1) to stay perfect in league duals this season. Dylan Apicello added a win in dive with a 200.5. Marley Kaiser won the 100 breaststroke for the Cougars, who won six of the 12 events and two of the three relays.

Liberty 97, Fountain-Fort Carson 87

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Josh Lenzmeier won the 50 freestyle (22.78) and the 100 butterfly (55.11) as Liberty beat Fountain-Fort Carson.

Brenan Bloyd won the 100 freestyle (51.07) and 200 freestyle (1:54) for the Trojans. 



Pine Creek 5, Rampart 2

At Pine Creek: Angel Wang and Amy Wang each won their singles matches as Pine Creek beat Rampart in a dual. Angel beat Elisabeth Walsh 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 in No. 2 singles, while Amy won her No. 3 singles match over Grace Qiu 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). Rampart's Jamie Smith won at No. 1 singles over Julia Trujillo 6-2, 6-1. Smith has won her past six matches since starting the season 0-2.

Sand Creek 4, Falcon 3

At Sand Creek: Kaitlyn Fark improved to 6-2 on the seasonwith her 6-3, 6-3 win over Falcon in No. 1 singles. Anna Hong won in three sets at No. 3 singles for the Scorpions.

Fark's two losses this season have come to 2016 4A No. 2 singles champ Mattie Kuntzelman of Discovery Canyon and returning 4A No. 1 singles quarterfinalist Emma Gaydos of Lewis-Palmer.

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