Gazette Preps high school sports rankings: Rampart moves up in girls' soccer, Cheyenne Mountain baseball rolling along

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Photo - Lewis-Palmer players, left to right, Rilee Britton, Addi DiMarco and Annica Fletemeyer celebrate after teammate Brianna Alger scored the first goal of their 3-0 win over Air Academy in girls' soccer Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Don Breese Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Lewis-Palmer players, left to right, Rilee Britton, Addi DiMarco and Annica Fletemeyer celebrate after teammate Brianna Alger scored the first goal of their 3-0 win over Air Academy in girls' soccer Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Don Breese Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

High school sports rankings for teams across the Pikes Peak region and the Colorado Springs area for the week of April 17-23.

BASEBALL

Team Record Last Week

5A

1. Pine Creek 7-5 No. 1

T2. Coronado 8-4 No. T2

T2. Fountain-Fort Carson 6-5 No. T2

4A

1. Cheyenne Mountain 11-0 No. 1

2. Falcon 7-4 No. 2

3. Air Academy 8-3 NR

3A and below

1. Manitou Springs 9-1 No. 1

2. Peyton 12-0 No. 2

3. St. Mary's 6-5 No. 3

BREAKDOWN: Pine Creek has moved to 6-0 in 5A CSML play with six league games left. Coronado is on a four-game win streak while Fountain-Fort Carson is a half game in front of Coronado in league plus beat the Cougars once this season. ... Cheyenne Mountain is clearly the team to beat, after sweeping Falcon last week. Air Academy moves into No. 3. The Kadets have a home-and-home with Palmer Ridge starting Tuesday, while Cheyenne Mountain does the same with Lewis-Palmer. ... Challenging week for St. Mary's, which played Eaton on Monday and then hosts a doubleheader with one-loss La Junta on Saturday. Peyton hosts Dolores Huerta Prep on Wednesday. The Panthers have a one-game lead in 2A District 8 on the Scorpions.

 

BOYS' LACROSSE

Team Record Last Week

1. Lewis-Palmer 7-1 No. 1

2. Cheyenne Mountain 7-3 No. 2

3. Air Academy 5-4 No. 3

BREAKDOWN: Lewis-Palmer takes on the three teams in the bottom of the 5A Jeffco League standings this week - Pine Creek, Bear Creek, Palmer. After that, the Rangers will finish league play against three teams with a combined record of 21-6.

 

GIRLS' LACROSSE

Team Record Last Week

1. Air Academy 6-2 No. 2

2. Palmer Ridge 5-4 NR

T3. Pine Creek 6-2 No. 1

T3. Cheyenne Mountain 6-2 No. 3

BREAKDOWN: Last week we pointed out that then-unranked Palmer Ridge would play a big role in games against Pine Creek and Air Academy. Well, the Bears knocked off Pine Creek and lost by four to Air Academy. The Bears' four losses are to teams with a combined record of 23-8. And the fun continues, as Air Academy is at Pine Creek on Wednesday, then hosts Cheyenne Mountain on Friday.

 

GIRLS' SOCCER

Team Record Last Week

5A

1. Rampart 8-2 No. 2

2. Pine Creek 6-2 No. 1

3. Doherty 2-5 NR

4A

1. TCA 8-0 No. 1

2. Lewis-Palmer 8-1 No. 2

3. Cheyenne Mountain 5-4 NR

3A and below

1. Manitou Springs 8-1 No. 1

2. CSCS 7-1 No. 2

3. St. Mary's 6-2 NR

BREAKDOWN: Rampart's win over Pine Creek was the first 5A CSML loss for Pine Creek since at least 2008 and gives the Rams control of the league, though it is early. Doherty's win over Liberty has the Spartans into the rankings despite five losses. ... Last week, TCA beat three opponents by a combined score of 28-1. Lewis-Palmer and Cheyenne Mountain are both 2-0 in 5A/4A PPAC play. They'll meet next week. ... Manitou edged CSCS 1-0 last week to hold on to first here and in 3A Region 2. St. Mary's two losses are to 4A teams. Manitou hosts St. Mary's on Saturday.