Monday's prep roundup: Fast start helps Air Academy knock off Palmer Ridge in girls' lacrosse

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GIRLS' LACROSSE

Air Academy 14, Palmer Ridge 10

At Air Academy: Reagan Brenenstuhl had a team-high five goals, Kennedy Jamieson and Anna Sawyer added two each, and Pikes Peak region No. 2 Air Academy (5-2, 2-0 Southern League) used a fast start to power past Palmer Ridge (4-4, 0-1) and break a two-game losing streak in the series. The Kadets led 8-2 at halftime.

Golden 12, Palmer 6

At Golden: Palmer (0-6, 0-1 Southern League) couldn't recover from a slow start, falling behind 6-2 in the first half in dropping its sixth straight game.

 

GIRLS' SOCCER

Manitou Springs 1, CSCS 0

At CSCS: Bridget Bodor scored the only goal, and Monique Heiniger made it stand by making four saves as Pikes Peak 3A and below No. 2 Manitou Springs (6-1, 2-0 3A Region 2) knocked off CSCS (6-1, 2-1), the area's top 3A and below squad until the teams swapped spots after the game, for the eighth straight time.

Palmer Ridge 2, Doherty 1

At Garry Berry: Abi Barhydt broke a scoreless tie with a goal early in the second half, Kirsten Terkildsen added another 22 minutes later to help Palmer Ridge (3-4) hold off Doherty (0-5). Mykiaa Minniss got the Spartans closer with a goal in the 66th minute. Ali Tobey recorded eight saves for Palmer Ridge.

Canon City 6, Harrison 0

At Canon City: Macy French, Jerika Moore and Kaylee Jennings all scored twice, and Canon City's five-goal outburst in the second half broke open a close game as the Tigers (4-3, 1-1 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) blanked Harrison (2-5, 0-2).

 

GIRLS' GOLF

Canon City Invite

At Four Mile Ranch Golf Club: Behind Kellsey Sample's event-best 77 and a third-place 88 from younger sister Ashley, Palmer Ridge took top team honors at the Canon City Invite. Mesa Ridge finished second behind career-best 90s from Layne Reed and MaKenzie Andert. Kellsey Sample finished three shots clear of Elizabeth's McKenna Eddy.

 

GIRLS' TENNIS

Lewis-Palmer 7, Wheat Ridge 0

At Lewis-Palmer: All three of Lewis-Palmer's singles players - Emma Gaydos, Joee Crocker and Austynn Crocker - won their matches without dropping a single game, pacing the Rangers to a team sweep of Wheat Ridge.

Pueblo South 4, Liberty 3

At Liberty: Kyla Waguespack recorded a straight-set victory at No. 3 singles for Liberty, which also had triumphs at No. 2 and No. 4 doubles. Liberty's Morgan Childs and Camille Slocum fell in singles matches.

Sand Creek 6, Harrison 1

At Sand Creek: In the match of the day, Sand Creek's Kaitlyn Fark outlasted Nadea Su Khan 10-7 in a pro-set tiebreaker in a come-from-behind victory. Khan won the first set, 6-4, before Fark claimed a 7-5 win in the second set to force a tiebreaker.

Chenoa Scippio earned Harrison's lone victory in a 6-2, 6-2 win over Morgan Bird at No. 2 singles.

 

BASEBALL

Ellicott 16, Simla 9

At Ellicott: Brandon Merriam struck out 13 batters and added three hits and two RBIs to lead Ellicott (2-6, 1-4 2A District 8) past Simla (1-4, 0-3). Isayah Covarrubias added three hits and four RBIs for the Thunderhawks, who spotted the Cubs a three-run lead before answering with eight in the first inning to take the lead for good.

Buena Vista 12, CSCS 5

At CSCS: Nine errors led to 10 unearned runs as CSCS (1-7, 0-1 3A Tri-Peaks League) fell to Buena Vista (5-3, 1-0). Daniel Burton led the Lions offensively, going 3 of 4 with an RBI, and Justin Johnston added a two-run triple.

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Krapcha leaves Doherty to take over program at 5A state-champion Eaglecrest

After three seasons at Doherty, a 56-19 combined record and trips to the 5A playoffs each time, coach Jarris Krapcha decided Monday to take what he calls a "top five job in the state" in Eaglecrest, the Denver Post reported.

The Raptors recently won the 5A state boys' basketball crown, their second among five semifinal runs in 16 seasons under coach John Olander, who recently announced his retirement.

"It's tough to leave Doherty, but I think it's the right move," said Krapcha, who came to Colorado Springs in 2013 and turned a six-win Mitchell squad into a 4A playoff squad in his only season there before heading to Doherty. "I don't know about elevating the program, but it's more about continuing what John has already built. I can bring a skill set and work ethic to make the Eaglecrest community proud."

Under Krapcha, Doherty won 42 games over the past two seasons, including 23 of 24 games in the 5A Colorado Springs Metro League.