Saturday's prep roundup: Rampart football avenges loss against Heritage

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Photo - Pine Creek HS photo via @PineCreekHS Twitter
Pine Creek HS photo via @PineCreekHS Twitter

FOOTBALL

Rampart 20, Heritage 3

At District-20 Stadium: Keion Cross had two rushing touchdowns and Rampart (2-0) beat Heritage (0-1) for its second win of the season.

Jack McReynolds went 2 for 2 on field goals for the Rams, who avenged a mistake-filled 34-7 loss to the Eagles a year ago.

"I think you look at this team and they tried to learn from some of the mistakes we made last year," Rampart coach Rob Royer said. "We did have some mistakes again tonight but we did a good job of trying to overcome those on both sides of the ball."

Cross now has four touchdowns in two games. He ran for eight scores and threw for four last year.

Pine Creek 23, ThunderRidge 7

At Shea Stadium: Back from his sensational freshman campaign, David Moore III ran for two touchdowns to lead 4A defending champion Pine Creek (1-0) past ThunderRidge (0-1).

Run DM3 busted through the line for a 75-yard score in the second quarter. He set up a 4-yard TD in the third with a 38-yard spurt.

JC Coulter hit Gene McFarland for 17-yard strike to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead in the first.

Pine Creek went 12-2 and won the state title a year ago. Moore III led the way with 1,585 yards on the ground, averaging 10 yards a carry.

Peyton 49, Byers 0

At Byers: Quarterback Trevor Walker overcame two interceptions with his feet, Peyton's dazzling defense gave up no points for the second straight game and the Panthers (2-0) flexed their muscles in what turned out to be another laugher.

Walker ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, and Tyler Noffsinger added 93 yards on the ground and two TDs for the Panthers, who scored 43 points in the second half.

The Panthers beat Trinidad 42-0 last week.

Fruita Monument 49, Discovery Canyon 14

At Fruita Monument: Discovery Canyon (0-1), fresh off its state finals appearance a year ago, opened the season with a loss to Fruita Monument (2-0).

The Thunder lost 35-6 to Pueblo East in the state finals in December.

Far Northeast Warriors 35, Falcon 24

At Far Northeast Warriors: Falcon (0-1) dropped its season opener to the Far Northeast Warriors (1-0).

The Falcons have lost five of their past six road games dating back to 2015.

Hanover 63, Cripple Creek-Victor 0

At Hanover: Hanover (1-0) had its largest offensive output in three seasons as it beat Cripple Creek-Victor (0-1).

The Hornets' 63 points was the most since it had 63 in a 63-16 win over Deer Trail in September of 2014.

SOFTBALL

Erie Festival of Champions

Discovery Canyon 11, Chouteau-Mazie (OK) 0 (5)

Discovery Canyon 4, Chatfield 1

Discovery Canyon 9, Silver Creek 9

At Erie: Corah Price's arm just kept dealing in the Erie Festival of Champions. Dealing, dealing and dealing.

The Thunder's third year ace logged 28 innings over the past two days, leading Discovery Canyon (4-1-1) to a 3-1-1 record in a tournament stacked with a number of 2016 postseason teams.

On Saturday, Price allowed one hit in four innings against Chouteau-Mazie and struck out 13 in seven innings against Chatfield. She also allowed nine runs - eight earned - against Silver Creek.

"She's a different kid this year," Discovery Canyon coach Tanya Ramsay said. "We're seeing some amazing things out of her. Just the growth she's had in the last year has been tremendous."

Freshman Kayden Rodgers drove in five runs Saturday to give her a team-best 10 RBIs on the year.

Pueblo West 10, Pine Creek 4

Pomona 17, Pine Creek 4

At Erie: Katie Spieth had five hits and drove two runs as in two games Saturday Pine Creek (4-4) finished the northern tournament.

The Eagles have lost three straight.

St. Mary's 22, Gunnison 10, 5 innings

At Gunnison: Maddie Horsley drove in five runs as St. Mary's (3-4) and its awakened offense shelled Gunnison (0-6).

The Pirates have scored 41 runs in their last two games after beating Jefferson 19-0 on Wednesday. They had only 15 runs through their first five games of the season.

Mackenzie Pepper and Morgan Trechter each had four RBIs for St. Mary's. Elizabeth Gibson had three hits and drove in two runs.

District-11 Softball Tournament

Doherty 6, Coronado 1

Doherty 14, Mitchell 4

Coronado 20, Palmer 3

Palmer 21, Mitchell 14

At Doherty: Doherty (2-5) bounced back nicely from an 0-5 start to the season to win the D-11 tournament.

The Spartans beat Coronado (2-6) and Mitchell (0-8) to take the crown, according to the 5A CSML’s twitter.

The Cougars and Palmer (1-5) each went 1-1 in the tournament. The Maruaders went 0-2.

Mesa Ridge 13, Standley Lake 8

At Mesa Ridge: Emily Berry homered and drove in three runs as Mesa Ridge (3-1) beat Standley Lake (0-9).

Katrina Robertson added three hits for the Grizzlies, and Kylee Bunnell had two RBIs.

Freshman Isabella Quintana (2-0) earned her second win of the season, allowing eight runs – six earned – in seven innings.

Pueblo East 14, Canon City 0, 5 innings

At Canon City: The Tigers (1-5) were held to two hits in a loss to Pueblo East (2-0).

Canon City was coming off its first win of the season from Thursday, beating Florence 10-9 in eight innings.

BOYS' SOCCER

St. Mary's 1, Arrupe Jesuit 0

At Grace Center: Sophomore Wyatt Barton scored the lone goal of the game as St. Mary's (1-1) beat Arrupe Jesuit (1-1) for its first win of the year.

Barton had a team-high four shots on net and junior Connor Timmins had three. Keeper Gabe Calhoun stopped nine shots for the shutout.

Denver North 1, Mitchell 0

At Denver North: Sergio Lopez scored the only goal as Denver North (2-0) beat Mitchell (2-1).

It was the first goal given up by the Marauders this season.

CROSS COUNTRY

43rd Annual Rocky Ford Invitational

At Babcock Park: Fountain-Fort Carson’s Loren Ruckmich won the invite in 20 minutesand 52 seconds, more than a minute faster than the rest of the field, and the Trojans won the girls’ race with 38 points.

Kristen Farmer finished second at 22:09 for the F-FC.

James Thomas took fourth in the boys’ race for the Trojans, who finished second to Lamar.