Gazette preps Pikes Peak-area rankings

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FOOTBALL

Week 3 (Sept. 12-18)

5A

Team Rec Last Week

1. Doherty 1-1 No. 1

2. Fountain-Fort Carson 0-2 No. 2

4A

1. Pine Creek 1-1 No. 1

2. Rampart 2-1 No. 3

3. Mesa Ridge 1-1 No. 2

3A

1. Discovery Canyon 2-0 No. 1

2. Canon City 2-0 No. 2

3. Palmer Ridge 2-0 NR

2A & Below

1. Peyton 3-0 No. 1

2. The Classical Academy 2-0 No. 2

3. Ellicott 3-0 No. 3

Breakdown: Doherty hung with Cherry Creek. True, it's a young squad of Bruins, but the Spartans were in the game until late against a team with some of the state's best history and recent success. . The demise of Pine Creek football was greatly exaggerated. . Palmer Ridge moves into the rankings after beating a 4A team for the second consecutive week. The Bears get Lewis-Palmer this week in the Battle of Monument Hill. . TCA considered sticking around 3A despite enrollment moving the Titans to 2A. They must be happy about that move down after beating their first two opponents by a combined score of 92-21.

BOYS' SOCCER

5A

1. Doherty 4-1 No. 1

2. Pine Creek 2-3 No. 2

3. Vista Ridge 4-2 No. 3

4A

1. Cheyenne Mountain 5-0 No. 1

2. Air Academy 5-0 No. 3

3. The Classical Academy 1-2 No. 2

3A

1. CSCS 3-1 No. 1

2. Fountain Valley 2-2 No. 2

3. Manitou Springs 3-1 NR

Breakdown: The Spartans are riding a four-game winning streak, including beating Vista Ridge last week. . Air Academy climbs to No. 2 after beating TCA 3-1. The Kadets get Pine Creek next. . CSCS drops its first game of the season, a 2-0 loss to unbeaten Kent Denver. That doesn't move the Lions though, not when the Sun Devils have outscored opponents 15-2 with three shutouts.

SOFTBALL

Class 5A

1. Pine Creek 6-4-1 NR

2. Fountain-Fort Carson 7-6 No. 1

3. Liberty 3-5 No. 2

4A/3A

1. Discovery Canyon 6-4 No. 2

2. Air Academy 7-4 No. 1

3. Cheyenne Mountain 4-3 NR

Breakdown: Pine Creek goes from unranked to top of the charts after jumping to a 6-0 Colorado Springs Metro League record. Those wins include a 14-4 win over Rampart and a 12-0 win over Fountain-Fort Carson. . Discovery Canyon beat the Kadets 5-1 Monday afternoon to move into the top of our 4A rankings.

VOLLEYBALL

5A

1. Pine Creek 5-0 No. 2

2. Rampart 3-1 No. 1

3. Coronado 7-2 No. 3

4A

1. Lewis-Palmer 8-0 No. 1

2. Cheyenne Mountain 1-1 No. 2

3. Palmer Ridge 7-2 No. 3

3A/2A

1. St. Mary's 6-1 No. 1

2. CSCS 3-2 No. 2

3. Colorado Springs School 6-1 NR

Breakdown: Pine Creek climbs to the top while riding a five-match win streak. Last week the Eagles beat Vista Ridge in four sets. In a total of five matches and 13 sets, the Eagles have lost just two sets. . Lewis-Palmer won its tournament over the weekend. The Rangers have dropped two sets over their eight victories. ... A loss to Resurrection Christian in tournament play doesn't drop St. Mary's. The Pirates travel to rival Manitou Springs on Tuesday.