Friday's prep roundup: Pine Creek sweeps team titles at season-opening track meet

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TRACK AND FIELD

Pikes Peak Invite

At Garry Berry Stadium: Max Lofy (200 meters), James Hibbard (3,200) and Daniel Fuhr (triple jump) claimed individual victories for Pine Creek, with the Eagles adding relay wins in the 400- and 800-meter races to win the boys' team title at the season-opening Pikes Peak Invite.

Pine Creek finished with 117.5 points. Coronado was second with 98.

On the girls' side, Pine Creek earned a 116-110 win over Coronado in the final team standings, thanks to Nadine Almasri's triumph in the 300 hurdles and six runner-up finishes (Cami Beatty, 100; Lucy Hart, 1,600; Paige Parker, 400; Brooke Coleman, 800; and Elaena Murdock, triple jump and high jump).

Also, Aliyah George of Liberty took first in the girls' 200 and 400 and Coronado's Charles Broomfield had victories in the discus and shot put.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Ignacio 63, Ellicott 53

At Loveland: Ellicott built a 10-point lead midway through the second quarter, only to see it dissolve by halftime and never able to recover, its season coming to a close in a Class 2A state consolation-round loss to Ignacio.

Jacob Tu'ufuli scored seven of his game-high 17 points during an 11-0 Thunderhawks run to start the second quarter as Ellicott (15-11) broke open a close game for a 25-15 lead.

However, the Bobcats (20-5) responded with a 15-2 run to end the half, then scored 11 of 13 points to start the second half to take control.

Clay Sanger added 14 points for Ellicott, which also got a 12-point effort from Kyle Ager.

BASEBALL

Rampart 14, Grand Junction 7

At Grand Junction: Brio Rookey doubled and had four RBIs, and Rampart scored 11 unanswered runs to rally past Grand Junction and give Rampart alumnus and first-year Rams coach Jake Huard his first win.

Brandon White added a 2-for-4 effort with three RBIs, and Felts Hunter had four hits for Rampart (1-1), which trailed 5-3 after three innings but rallied for two runs in the fourth and fifth innings before erupting for five in the sixth and finishing with two more in the seventh.

Taylor Zaiger earned the win for Rampart, pitching into the sixth inning, allowing five runs - none earned - on eight hits and striking out four.

Mayfield (N.M.) 14, Doherty 0 (5 innings)

At Las Cruces, N.M.: Doherty took a walk on the wild side, issuing nine free passes, hitting three batters and committing three errors in a blowout loss in second-day action from the Las Cruces Invite.

The Spartans (0-2) fell behind 2-0 in the first inning but couldn't recover from a six-run second.

Lucas Colvin had two hits to pace Doherty.

Steamboat Springs 10, Harrison 0 (5 innings)

At Harrison: Steamboat Springs broke up a close game with nine runs over the final three innings in a run-rule-shortened shutout of Harrison in the season opener for both teams.

Harrison managed just one hit and struck out 10 times.


GIRLS' SOCCER

Air Academy 3, Montrose 0

At D20 Stadium: Cassidy Olsen, Kylee Blacksten and Capri Dewing each scored goals for Air Academy, which began play at the Kadet Kickoff by blanking Montrose.

Katlyn Blacksten and Sophie Dawrant shared the shutout in goal for the Kadets.

Fountain Valley 10, Ellicott 0

At Ellicott: Ani Love scored six goals and Eryn Mitchell added three more as Fountain Valley blasted Ellicott.

Kellyn Pattee had two assists for the Danes, who led 7-0 by halftime.

Sand Creek 9, Widefield 1

At Widefield: Sand Creek scored four goals in the first half and added five more in nonleague rout of Widefield in each team’s season opener.

GIRLS' LACROSSE

Cheyenne Mountain 11,Rocky Mountain 6

At Cheyenne Mountain: Nicole Beaulieu and Mallory Hybl scored three goals each as Cheyenne Mountain pulled away from Rocky Mountain.

Kiri Carmody, Rylie Maready, Emily Gill, Madison Luster and Madelyn Lewis also added goals for the Indians, who outscored Rocky Mountain 6-3 in the second half.

Sydnee Pinell had 11 saves for Cheyenne Mountain.

Pine Creek 17, Battle Mountain 2

At Pine Creek: Pine Creek dominated from the start, scoring 13 of the game's first 14 goals in a rout of Battle Mountain.

Britt White led the scoring barrage for the Eagles with four goals, while Kate Hatchell, Kelly Henderson and Ashley Starkey added three goals each.

KEVIN CARMODY, THE GAZETTE