Friday’s prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain field hockey knocks off reigning champs

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Cheyenne Mountain 2, Kent Denver 1

At Cheyenne Mountain: Samm White scored on a tip-in with 17 minutes left as Cheyenne Mountain (3-3) beat Kent Denver (4-1-1), the defending state champion, snapping a nine-game winless streak in the series that dated back to the 2009 season.

Maddie Lewis gave the Indians a quick 1-0 lead on a goal off a corner just five minutes into the game. Kent Denver tied the game shortly before halftime.

“Getting the lead was big for us,” second-year Cheyenne Mountain coach Megan Psyllos said. “Heading into the second half, we played like it was a 0-0 game and stayed aggressive. This is such a great win for the program. We hope this can propel us to the next level.”


Woodland Park 19, Conifer 14

At Conifer: Angelo Salazar tossed a touchdown pass to Isaiah Barreras and Dominic Roskam added a score on the ground as Woodland Park (1-2) led from the start and won its first game after two close losses.

The Panthers previously suffered a 21-14 loss to Elizabeth and a 7-6 setback to Air Academy.


TCA 24, D’Evelyn 21

At Trailblazer Stadium: John Bull returned a kickoff 90 yards to set up a short touchdown run and added an interception as TCA (3-0) built a big lead and held off D’Evelyn.

The Titans led 24-7 after Jensen Hall’s touchdown run with 3:46 left in the third quarter.


Vista Ridge 28, Dakota Ridge 16

At Vista Ridge: Jaylen Thomas’ 10-yard touchdown catch from Rowan Neal early in the fourth quarter broke a 14-all tie and gave Vista Ridge (2-1) the lead for good as the Wolves held off Dakota Ridge.

Malique McKay hauled in a 60-yard touchdown from Neal in the first quarter to give Vista Ridge an early 7-0 lead. Following a Dakota Ridge score that tied the game, the Wolves regained the lead at 14-7 on a 46-yard fumble return from Kendrick Callahan.

The game was tied at 7 after one quarter and 14 at halftime but neither squad could put a dent in the scoreboard in the third quarter.


Rampart 55, George Washington 7

At D20 Stadium: Trailing 7-3 after one quarter, Rampart (3-1) scored the next 52 points in a rout of George Washington.

The Rams led 21-7 by halftime, thanks to touchdown runs from Seth Shepherd and Chris Yoo and a passing connection from Kevin Witcher to Foster Spendlove.

Jackson Beale added two touchdown runs in the second half for the Rams. Jake Pavlica, Keion Cross and Iazaic Bourdeau added scores for Rampart.


Late Thursday

Discovery Canyon 35, Pueblo East 34 (OT)

At Dutch Clark Stadium: Zachary Anderson’s 9-yard run in overtime, coupled with an extra point by Cory Gurnett, lifted Discovery Canyon (2-1) past three-time defending 3A state champion Pueblo East (0-3) in a rematch of last year’s state-title game.

Pueblo East scored on the first play of overtime but missed the point after.

Discovery Canyon’s Marshall Pike tied the game at 28 with a 5-yard touchdown run with 4:54 left in the fourth quarter.

Anderson rushed for two touchdowns, while Caleb Grotelueschen added a 73-yard touchdown run and a 90-yard kickoff return.

The game marked the schools’ ninth meeting since the 2013 season. Discovery Canyon has won four of the five regular-season meetings, but the Eagles have claimed all four playoff encounters, including a 35-6 verdict last December in the 3A title game at D20 Stadium.


Pueblo County 17, Falcon 16

At Pueblo County: Drake Antoon rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns, but Falcon (0-3) gave up a 13-point fourth-quarter lead in a road loss.


Standley Lake 42, Liberty 35

At D20 Stadium: Andrew Moore scored three touchdowns, Ryan O’Connell added two more, but Liberty (0-4) couldn’t hold a 15-point lead against Standley Lake.

The Lancers led 28-13 at halftime and 35-20 late in the third quarter.



TCA 3, Battle Mountain 0

At TCA: Jonny Stephens scored all three goals for TCA (4-1) as the 4A defending state champs shut out Battle Mountain.

Stephens opened the scoring with a penalty kick 13:20 into the game, then added another just past the midway point of the first half.

He completed the hat trick with a goal 2:52 into the second half.



Grandview 8, Air Academy 7

At Aurora: Karsen Romines went 3 for 4 with two RBIs as Air Academy (7-5) erased a five-run deficit, but Grandview rallied late to escape with a nonleague victory.

The Wolves led 5-0 after two innings, but the Kadets scored twice in the third and four more times in the fifth to grab a one-run lead.

Grandview tied it with a run in the fifth, went ahead with another in the sixth, but Air Academy tied it with a run in the seventh before the Wolves scratched across a run in their half of the seventh to end it.


Palmer Ridge 18, Harrison 1 (4 innings)

At El Pomar: Carson Saabye had three hits including a solo home run, and nine different players drove in runs for Palmer Ridge (7-3) in rout of Harrison (4-8).

Kylie Walker and Maya Liester had two RBIs apiece to pace the Bears’ offensive attack.



John Martin Invitational

At Fort Collins: Joseph Dicke (fourth), Nick Shampie (sixth), Daniel Lisenbee (13th) and Hayden Beck (18th) paced Discovery Canyon in the boys’ Division 1 race.

Liberty Ricca and Emma Baron placed sixth and 14th, respectively, to lead Discovery Canyon in the girls’ division.