Friday's prep roundup: Coronado advances nine to regional semifinals

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WRESTLING

Regionals

5A Region 4

At Arvada West: Coronado advanced nine wrestlers to the semifinals on Saturday. Stephen Dabelko (113 pounds), KJ Kearns (138), Brady Chauvin (152), Nicholas Cote (170), and Jimmy Weaver (182) all moved into the semifinals through victories by fall.

Zeke Terrazas took an 8-7 quarterfinal decision in the 145-pound weight class and Anthony Arellano-Gandy won his quarterfinal match in a 2-1 decision in the 160-pound category to move on. In the 195-pound weight class, Griffin Moncher took a 9-5 decision to advance. Angel Flores won by injury default at 120 pounds.

5A Region 1

At Fountain-Fort Carson: The hosts advanced three wrestlers to the semifinals, with William Benford advancing by decision 13-4 at 152 pounds, Kyle Stalder moved on by fall at 160 and Cody Stalder advanced by fall at 170 pounds.

Doherty also had three wrestlers advance to the semis. Jozghious Thomas won by technical fall in the 113-pound weight class, Collin Metzgar won by fall at 120 and Maverick Keigher moved on to the semifinals with a victory by fall at 132 pounds.

Two wrestlers advanced to the semifinals from both Palmer and Rampart. For Palmer, Dre-Son Scruggs won by fall at 145 pounds and Floyd Adams won by fall at 182. Lance Peltier advanced by fall at 106 and Paul Deist won a 10-3 decision at 145 pounds to advance for Rampart.

4A Region 4

At Montrose: Dominic Fini (220 pounds) recorded his 100th career pin as he and six other Mesa Ridge Grizzlies advanced to the semifinals.

Devin Lueck (113, by fall), Jalen Fischer (120, by fall), Elijah Valdez (145, by fall), Jared Volcic (182, 10-1 decision), Deric Cruz (195, by fall) and Mike True (285, 18-7 decision) join Fini in the semifinals.

Palmer Ridge had two wrestlers advance to semifinal matches, as Nick Stiltner won by fall at 126 pounds and Kitt Knisley won a 4-0 decision at 152.

4A Region 1

At Lewis-Palmer: Eight wrestlers for Discovery Canyon advanced to the semifinals. Patrick Allis (106 pounds), Matt Tobey (120), Jared Turner (138), Ryan Weber (170) and Nate Pastorello (220) all won their quarterfinal matches by fall.

Brendan Byrnes (113 pounds) and Jasper Biddy (145) both won 7-1 decisions, and Jack Roy won his 160-pound quarterfinal bout 3-2 via ultimate tiebreaker.

Air Academy advanced five wrestlers to the semifinals: James Benson (113 pounds, fall), Benjamin Markworth (120, 18-4 decision), Jason Hanenberg (126, fall), Corbyn Berg (138, 7-3 decision) and Brady Badwound (152, fall).

ICE HOCKEY

Air Academy 4, Liberty 3

At Sertich: Despite a hat trick from Liberty's Cody Wilson, two goals in each of the first two periods held up as Air Academy (4-12) took down the Pikes Peak No. 3 Lancers (9-7- 1).

After first-period goals from Aaron Ortiz and Justin Chiacchia for Air Academy, two goals less than two minutes apart at the start of the second period from Wilson drew Liberty even.

But two goals from Anthony Ciolli before the frame ended gave Air Academy the lead back for good.

Wilson completed his hat trick - his first three goals of the season - with the final goal for Liberty 6:53 into the third period.

Air Academy goalie Brandon Kurtz was stout in goal for the Kadets, as he stopped 34 of the 37 shots that Liberty threw his way. Ian Ward had 18 saves for Liberty in the loss. Liberty finished one-for- eight on the power play for the night.

Crested Butte 5, Coronado 3

At Jorgensen Ice Rink: Goals from Logan Dineen, Tanner Mayberry and Ian Wark were not enough for Coronado as the Cougars (6-12) fell to Crested Butte (9-5).

Dineen's goal came after only 1:20 had elapsed in the game, giving Coronado the early lead. But Mayberry's tally, the second of the night for the Cougars, was sandwiched by two Crested Butte goals on either side.

Coronado's final goal came courtesy of Wark with 6:40 left in the second period.

Cougars goalie Chris Kelly saved 33 of the 38 shots he faced.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Falcon 53, Air Academy 31

At Falcon: Falcon (15-6, 8-4 5A/4A Pikes Peak) jumped out to a 16-2 lead after the first quarter on the way to earning the upset over Pikes Peak 4A No. 1 Air Academy (18-3, 11-1).

A trio of seniors led the way for Falcon, as Hanna Diaz and Kiana Harkema both scored 14 points while Jade Adams added 12.

Senior Katelin Gallegos led the way for Air Academy with 11 points.

The Classical Academy 48, Sierra 46

At TCA: Pikes Peak 4A No. 3 TCA (16-5, 11-3 4A Colorado Springs Metro) jumped out to an 18-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and withstood a furious comeback from Sierra (14-8, 11-4) to hang on for the victory.

After the rough first frame, Sierra outscored the Titans 14-11, 10-7 and 20-12 in the next three quarters to almost pull off the comeback.

Raegan Bervig was the catalyst for TCA, as the junior scored 19 points in the win.

For Sierra, junior Aubrey Robinson finished with 14 points and freshman D'Nae Wilson added 12.

Pine Creek 57, Liberty 36

At Pine Creek: Pine Creek senior Spencer Lindsey scored 11 points to hit the 1,000-point plateau as the Pikes Peak 5A No. 2 Eagles (15-6, 8-2 5A Colorado Springs Metro) beat Liberty (12-10, 6-5).

Widefield 71, Harrison 24

At Harrison: A second quarter where the Panthers were outscored 16-1 proved problematic as Harrison (2-17, 2-11 4A Colorado Springs Metro) couldn't keep up with Widefield (11-10, 8-6).

Junior Charisse Fairley had 17 points and senior Alexa Apodaca had 10 for Widefield.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Cripple Creek-Victor 58, Manzanola 55

At Cotopaxi: After falling behind 16-8 at the end of the first quarter, Cripple Creek-Victor (5-10, 0-2 2A/1A West Central) roared back to get the victory over Manzanola (3-13, 1-7 1A District 6).

A 21-point second quarter helped get the Pioneers back into the game, and outscoring Manzanola 16-11 in the final frame sealed the comeback.

Mesa Ridge 97, Mitchell 68

At Mesa Ridge: Five players scored in double figures for Mesa Ridge as the Grizzlies (15-6, 11-3) beat Mitchell (8-13, 6-8).

Deven Nelson and Caleb Stewart both scored 16 points, while Dalen Jackson and DK Robles both had 15 and Dylan Mileto finished with 10. Erick Mitchell and Quindell Bryant did everything they could to keep the Marauders in the contest, as Mitchell finished with 31 points and Bryant had 20.

A 32-point second quarter and a 30-point fourth quarter helped Mesa Ridge pull away.

Colorado Springs Christian School 55, St. Mary's 33

At CSCS: Pikes Peak 3A and Below No. 1 CSCS (16-2, 10-0 3A Tri-Peaks) outscored St. Mary's (4-13, 3-7) by seven points in the first and third quarters on the way to the win.