Friday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain sweeps doubles, holds off Air Academy for region tennis title

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4A Region 6

At Memorial Park: Cheyenne Mountain narrowly defended its region championship with a four-point triumph, thanks to a sweep from its four doubles teams while Air Academy had the upper hand in all three singles matches.

For the Indians, the doubles teams of Drew Connaughton and Danny Geisz, Michael Dashiell and Grant Leap, Max Schultz and Robbie Metz and Bennett Ziegler and Carver Ward all recorded straight-set victories over their rivals from Air Academy.

The Kadets beat Cheyenne Mountain in all three singles finals, getting three-set wins from Josh Voss and Harry Huthoefer at Nos. 1 and 3, respectively, while Connor Campbell triumphed in straight sets at No. 2.


Pueblo West 34, Air Academy 7

At Pueblo West: Zach Martin's 71-yard touchdown run gave Air Academy (4-2, 0-1 4A Southern) an early lead, but Pierre Taylor and Connor Farnsworth responded with two touchdowns apiece as Pueblo West (6-0, 1-0) pulled away in the second half.

The Kadets trailed 14-7 at halftime.

Discovery Canyon 48, Woodland Park 0

At D20 Stadium: Zachary Anderson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more as Discovery Canyon (3-3, 1-0 3A Southern) scored all 48 points in the first half in a homecoming romp of Woodland Park (2-4, 0-1).

Caleb Grotelueschen and Mitchell Draper hauled in touchdown passes for the Thunder, who also got scoring runs from Nick Monahan and Daniel Eggleton to go with a Tanner McCrary fumble return.

TCA 27, Salida 19

At Salida: Jenson Hall ran for two scores, and Cade Bethany threw for one and ran for another as The Classical Academy (5-1, 1-1 2A Tri-Peaks) dealt Salida (5-1, 1-1) its first loss.

The Titans, who led 14-13 at halftime, added to the advantage after Bethany first threw a touchdown pass to Brayden Luft, then added a 20-yard run to make it 27-13.

TCA withstood a late Salida rally, making a defensive stand following the Spartans' recovery of an onside kick in the final minute.

Cheyenne Mountain 32, Sand Creek 7

At Cheyenne Mountain: Terrance Dishmon and Garry Raymond caught touchdown passes in a decisive second half as Cheyenne Mountain (5-1, 1-0 4A Foothills) pulled away from Sand Creek (1-5, 0-1).

The Indians led just 6-0 at halftime before scoring 16 points in the third quarter and 10 more in the fourth.

Montrose 28, Vista Ridge 21

At Montrose: Jeffrey Crittendon ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns and had a third on a reception from Jaylen Thomas, but Vista Ridge (3-3, 0-1 4A Pikes Peak) couldn't recover from a pair of 14-point deficits in a road setback.

Caleb Egbert had three touchdown runs for Montrose (4-2, 0-1), which also had a Hayze Small 75-yard scoring run as the Indians led 14-0 in the first quarter.

Egbert's 46-yard run in the fourth quarter gave the Indians a 28-14 lead before Crittendon's 23-yard touchdown reception from Thomas brought the Wolves to within seven.

Palmer Ridge 49, Lincoln 10

At Don Breese Stadium: Ty Evans threw four touchdown passes, and Raef Ruel added two rushing scores to lead Palmer Ridge (6-0, 1-0 3A East Metro) past Lincoln.

By halftime, the Bears had built a 42-3 lead.

Cory McLellan caught two of Evans' touchdown passes. Tyler Hudson and Noah Brom had the others, with Hudson adding a touchdown run.

Fountain-Fort Carson 31, Poudre 28

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Fountain-Fort Carson (4-2, 1-0 5A Mt. Lincoln) started fast, then held off Poudre (4-2, 0-1).

The Trojans led 14-0 after one quarter and 17-7 at halftime, then maintained the advantage despite repeated pressure from the Impalas, who trimmed the deficit to three on three different occasions but never could wrestle the lead away.

Canon City 20, Lewis-Palmer 13

At Canon City: Canon City (5-1, 1-0 3A Southern) built an early lead, then held off Lewis-Palmer (1-5, 0-1) as the Tigers rebounded from their first loss.

Canon City, which suffered a 43-0 loss to Palmer Ridge on Sept. 29, scored twice in the first quarter for a 14-6 advantage, then increased the lead to 20-6 heading into the fourth quarter.

Peyton 40, St. Mary’s 0

At Peyton: It was a big-play night for Josh Gonzales, who racked up 226 total yards with four touchdowns as Peyton (5-1, 2-0 1A Tri-Peaks) shut out St. Mary’s (0-6, 0-2).

Gonzales had 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns on only three carries and caught two passes for 93 yards with two more scores, including one from 80 yards from quarterback Trevor Walker.

Tyler Noffsinger added five rushes for 63 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers.


Cheyenne Mountain 6, Coronado 1

At Cheyenne Mountain: Katelynn Ralston struck out 16 batters and allowed only two hits, helping Cheyenne Mountain (16-3) end the regular season on a six-game winning streak. Michaela McCarson homered and went 2 for 3 for Cheyenne Mountain.

Fountain-Fort Carson 13, Liberty 8

At Liberty: Torie Bass and Emily Howling both went 4 for 5, Shawnee Phillips drove in five runs, and Fountain-Fort Carson (9-10, 7-5 5A CSML) stormed back to score 11 unanswered runs to rally past Liberty (4-14, 3-8).

Liberty, led by a 3-for-4, three-RBI effort from Carson Dunckley, led 8-2 after three innings.

The Trojans, who had home runs from Bass and Sydney Quetot, started their comeback with a four-run fourth, then tied the game with two more runs in the fifth and took the lead with two in the sixth.