Saturday's prep roundup: Home run by freshman Hudson Anderson keys Colorado Springs Christian School's first season win

Photo - Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Photo by Isaiah J. Downing


CSCS 5, Manitou Springs 2

Manitou Springs 8, CSCS 5

At UCCS's Mountain Lion Park: Freshman Hudson Anderson slammed a solo home run in the third inning and another freshman, Hunter McWilliams, had a complete outing with eight strikeouts to lift the Lions to their first win this season in the first of the 3A Tri-Peaks League doubleheader on Saturday.

The victory was a relief for Colorado Springs Christian School (1-12, 1-6), which previously hadn't won a game since April 22, 2017.

"We've been working pretty hard every week to get better," said Lions coach Tom Flannery. "This win was great. This let them see the benefits of hard work and staying with it."

Joey Allen went 3 for 4 to lead the Mustangs in the first game.

Prior to the doubleheader, Manitou Springs (4-12, 2-6) was on a six-game losing streak.

In the second game, the Mustangs' Alliah Halcomb, Hunter Zentz, Thor Flett, Ryan Kosley and Stephen Gentzel each batted in a run.

Palmer Ridge 8, Lewis-Palmer 3

At Palmer Ridge: Gabe Halaby had an impressive day at the plate and on the mound, finishing with three RBIs and striking out four batters in relief to lift the Bears to their second win straight over their 4A/5A Pikes Peak Athletics Conference foe and crosstown rival.

Bridger Havens started the game and threw 4 1/3 innings with six strikeouts for Palmer Ridge (13-4, 9-3).

The Bears scored a run in each of the first four innings before putting up two apiece in the fifth and sixth. Palmer Ridge's Jack Flynn also batted in two runs.

Johnny Behm went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for Lewis-Palmer (10-7, 6-6), which has dropped two straight.

Air Academy 13, Cheyenne Mountain 3

At Air Academy: The Kadets (7-10, 7-5) scored 10 of their runs in the final two innings to pull off an upset over Cheyenne Mountain, which suffered just its second loss in the 4A/5A PPAC.

Jack Denker led the Indians (13-4, 10-2) with two RBIs as teammates Chase McCleary and Aaron Berkhoff had two hits apiece.

Cheyenne Mountain's Cam Buckler came in to relieve in the second inning and threw out six batters.

On Friday, the Kadets fell 3-1 to league-leading Cheyenne Mountain.

Falcon 9, Vista Ridge 5

At Vista Ridge: Darrian Escobar-Winter was unstoppable at the plate, as the Falcons slugger went 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs in the 4A/5A PPAC game.

Falcon (9-7, 6-6) combined for 11 hits as Brady Sides and Conner Kessler each batted in two runs. Kessler also was stellar on the mound, pitching a complete game with 11 strikeouts.

Vista Ridge (4-13, 3-9) had an RBI single by Brandon Chamberlin.

Discovery Canyon 15, Sand Creek 1

At Sand Creek: The Thunder (10-6, 7-5) exploded for 12 runs in the final two innings, including eight in the sixth, to pull away in the 4A/5A PPAC game and earn their third straight win.

Issiah Hernandez had an RBI single in the fifth and Daxton Dawson recorded two doubles for Sand Creek (2-15, 0-12).

Palmer 5, Coronado 3

At El Pomar Youth Sports Park: Alfayad Khan and Justin Briggs each had two RBIs to lead the Terrors in the 5A Colorado Springs Metro League game, enough to snap a five-game losing streak.

Cale Field pitched six innings and had three strikeouts for Palmer (4-12, 2-7).

Coronado (7-9) has lost two straight.

Pine Creek 15, Fountain-Fort Carson 0

At F-FC: The Eagles stepped up their bats and pitching to stay perfect in the 5A CSML standings.

Pine Creek finished with 13 hits as Parker Gregory led by going 4 for 4 with five RBIs. Zac Heisler, Riley Cornelio and Justin Olson each batted in two runs for the Eagles (15-2, 11-0), who scored five runs in the second inning, four in the third and six in the fifth.

Cornelio threw a complete, shortened game with 10 strikeouts. He allowed just one hit.

Nate Lengeman threw two strikeouts for Fountain-Fort Carson (8-7, 4-4).

Mesa Ridge 21, Woodland Park 3

At Woodland Park: The Grizzlies took control early before putting up nine runs in the fifth inning to take the 4A CSML game.

Mesa Ridge (10-8, 5-2) hammered hits throughout the game, including a two-run double hit by Logan Weaver to go ahead 17-3.

Woodland Park (9-8, 4-3) has lost two of its last three games.

St. Mary's 14, Rye 4

Rye 7, St. Mary's 1

At Grace Center for Athletics: The Pirates exploded for eight runs in the second inning, and that was enough to hold on for a win in the first of the Class 3A Tri-Peaks League doubleheader.

In the second game, St. Mary's (5-11, 4-4) surrendered four runs in the first two innings and couldn't recover against Rye (11-7, 3-5).


Chatfield 12, Palmer 8

At Garry Berry Stadium: The Terrors faced only a 6-5 halftime deficit at halftime but allowed eight goals in the second half to fall in the 5A Jeffco League game.

Palmer (4-7, 2-4) lost for the first time in four games.

Chatfield (6-8, 3-3) is on a two-game win streak after losing four in a row.


Aspen 13, Cheyenne Mountain 12

At Aspen: The Indians (8-5) led 6-5 at halftime but surrendered eight goals in the second half to Aspen to suffered their third straight defeat.

The Skiers (8-3) have won three straight.


Fountain Valley 3, Colorado Springs School 1

At Fountain Valley: Lisa Heuberger, Chloe Mason and Ani Love each knocked in a goal as the Danes pulled away from a 1-1 halftime tie by scoring twice in the second half.

Tilly Rahm had two saves for Fountain Valley School (10-2), which has won seven straight.

Katherine Hatch scored the lone goal for The Colorado Springs School (3-7).

Rocky Canyon 1, Liberty 0 (2 OT)

Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch: The Lancers (4-7-1) snapped a two-game winning streak only after Keelyn Osoba of Rocky Canyon (11-2) headed in a corner kick with 1:40 left.

Broomfield 4, Pine Creek 1

At D-20 Stadium: Myah Isais scored Pine Creek's lone goal in the second half, as Broomfield put up all its goals in the first half.

Hailey Stodden and Mallory Mooney each had two goals for Broomfield (11-0-1).

The Eagles (6-5-1) lost for the first time in three games.

Doherty 2, Falcon 1

At Falcon: Madi Johnston and Lindsay Thomock each put in a goal in the second half to lift the Spartans to their first win in three games.

Braelyn Clark finished with 12 saves for Doherty (3-9).

The Falcons (5-9) have lost three in a row.

Middle Park 2, St. Mary's 1

At Middle Park: The Pirates (11-3) held a 1-0 halftime advantage but surrendered two goals to Middle Park (8-4) in the second half to snap a nine-game win streak.

The Vanguard School 4, Trinidad 0

At Central Park Field in Trinidad: The Coursers (6-5) exploded for three first-half goals to earn their third straight win.

Trinidad (2-6-1) hasn't won a game since March 13.

Florence 7, Pueblo Central 1

At Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo: Rysa Lancaster ignited the Florence offense and finished with four goals to lift the Huskies (10-3) to their fourth win in five games.

Florence's Alexis Dudley made 11 saves.

Pueblo Central (4-8) has lost two straight games.


Trojan Invitational

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Trey Kennedy won the 500-yard freestyle (5:11.13) and 100 backstroke (58.50) to lead Rampart to a first-place finishing in the team standings with 539 points.

The Rams placed in the top two in eight events.

Cheyenne Mountain finished second with 460 points, thanks to Kyle Leach (100 butterfly, 200 individual medley) and Gabe Grauvogel (200 freestyle, 100 freestyle) taking first in their respective events.

Fountain-Fort Carson (452 points) took third.


Vista Ridge Classic

At Vista Ridge: The Vista Ridge boys took first place with 154 points after Aidan Pena (400 meters, 50.92 seconds), Raymon Harper (long jump, 22-6; high jump, 6-5) and Micah Hilts (triple jump, 46-4 3/4) won their respective events.

Legend (112), Silver Creek (74), Eagle Valley (73) and Rampart (73) rounded out the top five.

Harrison's Tyrese VanHorne won the 200 meters in 22.14 seconds and the 100 meters in 11.10.

On the girls' side, Kayla Ramsey won the 1600-meter race in 5:21.79 and Lily Acosta took the 300 hurdles in 48.39 to lead Rampart to a third-place finish with 86 points -- behind winner Legend (111) and Silver Creek (96).

Rampart also won the 800 sprint medley in 1:54.96.

Harrison (73) and Vista Ridge (67) rounded out the top five.

Other highlights include Sand Creek's Jahzara Davis winning the 100 hurdles in 16.26, Sierra's Alexandria Burns capturing the triple jump with a distance of 34 feet, 3/4 inches and Falcon's Hannah Perry taking the discus with a throw of 119-9.

Sierra won the 4x100 relay in 51.12, and Palmer Ridge captured the 4x400 relay in 4:18.11.

El Paso County Small School Championships

At The Grace Center of Athletics: Manitou Springs' Jayden Omi won the 100-,  200- and 400-meter races to lead the Mustangs to a second-place finish with 70 points -- just six points behind winner Buena Vista.

St. Mary's took third with 69 points, and Peyton took fifth with 64.

Other highlights include St. Mary's Domenic Hartman and Jonathan Padmos winning the 800 meters and long jump, respectively; Colorado Springs Christian School's Alec Tanaka and David Jensen taking the 1600 and 3200 races, respectively; and Hanover's Isaia Jarvis taking the discus title.

Pikes Peak Christian's Sam Smith won the shot put.

CSCS also won the 4x400 and 4x800 relays, and St. Mary's captured the 4x100 relay.

On the girls' side, Peyton took second in the team standings with 141 points -- followed by Manitou Springs' 76, Rye's 61 and Cotopaxi's 55. Buena Vista won with 150.

Jenny Dekker won the 100 and 300 hurdles, and Kaylee Kearse and Aisha Hammill captured the 800-meter and discus titles to lead Peyton. The Panthers also won the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

St. Mary's runner Josephine Howery captured the 400 meters.