This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

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This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

BASEBALL

Team Record Last Week

5A

1. Pine Creek 0-0 No. 1

2. Fountain-Fort Carson 0-1 No. 2

3. Coronado 2-0 NA

4A

1. Air Academy 1-0 No. 1

2. Lewis-Palmer 1-1 No. 3

3. Cheyenne Mountain 2-0 NA

3A and below

1. Manitou Springs 0-0 No. 1

2. St. Mary's 0-0 No. 2

3. Peyton 0-0 No. 3

Breakdown: Pine Creek, which scrimmaged Valor Christian and Legend on Saturday, kicks off its season Tuesday against a Rock Canyon squad that's off to a 3-0 start. Coronado was the only Pikes Peak region 5A team to win both its games last week, knocking off Vista Ridge, 3-2 before a 27-9 rout of Widefield. The Cougars host Sand Creek and Falcon this week . Air Academy opened its season with an 8-2 win at Sand Creek and plays host to Roosevelt on Tuesday, while Lewis-Palmer split two games in Pueblo last week and starts the week closer to home with contests vs. Doherty and TCA. . Our top three in the smaller classes were idle last week, but that changes in a big way this week. Manitou Springs gets a 3A state tournament rematch with Kent Denver on Tuesday. The Mustangs sent the Sun Devils packing in an 10-3 elimination-game victory last May 28. St. Mary's, which advanced to state and finished fifth last season, hits the road to play The Academy on Friday and Colorado Academy on Saturday. Peyton, which went 16-4 last season, opens its season against ECA (1-0) on Tuesday.

 

GIRLS' SOCCER

Team Record Last Week

5A

1. Pine Creek 1-0 No. 1

2. Doherty 0-0 No. 2

3. Rampart 2-1 NA

4A

1. Lewis-Palmer 1-0 No. 1

2. TCA 2-0 No. 2

3. Cheyenne Mountain 1-1 No. 3

3A and below

1. Fountain Valley 0-0 No. 1

2. CSCS 0-0 No. 2

3. Manitou Springs 0-0 No. 3

Breakdown: Pine Creek beat Vista Ridge, 10-0 in its opener but will have a stern test Tuesday at Rock Canyon in a rematch of a 2012 second-round playoff won by the Jaguars in a shootout. . TCA took out defending 3A state champion Kent Denver in its opener last week and followed that up with a one-goal win at Palmer Ridge. . Manitou Springs and CSCS hit the road Tuesday for season openers at Woodland Park and Front Range Christian, respectively.

 

BOYS' LACROSSE

Team Record Last Week

1. Cheyenne Mountain 1-0 No. 1

2. Palmer 0-1 No. 2

3. Air Academy 0-1 No. 3

Breakdown: Cheyenne Mountain, a 4A semifinalist the past two seasons, had eight players score in the Indians' 10-6 win over Ralston Valley. Cheyenne Mountain faces longtime rival Palmer, under the direction of first-year coach Luke Myers, on Wednesday. Late last season, Legend knocked off Air Academy, 9-8. On Wednesday, the two teams tangle again at Air Academy.

 

GIRLS' LACROSSE

1. Pine Creek 1-0 No. 1

2. Palmer Ridge 1-1 No. 2

3. (tie) Cheyenne Mtn 2-0 t3

Air Academy 1-0 t3

Breakdown: Palmer Ridge faces the biggest tests this week, taking on perennial power Cherry Creek - which fell in the state-title game last year - on Tuesday and two days later against state semifinalist Kent Denver. Grandview plays at Air Academy on Friday in a rematch of the Kadets' 13-12 overtime win in the first round of the playoffs last May. The Wolves also played Cheyenne Mountain on Monday and meet Pine Creek on Wednesday.

 

* Records through Sunday.