Saturday's prep roundup: Woodland Park hockey earns program's first win; Doherty boys' stay perfect in league play

Photo - Palmer Terrors junior Brayden Grantz (15) falls to the court after a collision with Doherty Spartans senior Duke Carey (2) in the third quarter. The Spartans defeated the Terrors 66-53 in boys' basketball on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Doherty High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Palmer Terrors junior Brayden Grantz (15) falls to the court after a collision with Doherty Spartans senior Duke Carey (2) in the third quarter. The Spartans defeated the Terrors 66-53 in boys' basketball on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Doherty High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing


Doherty 66, Palmer 53

At Doherty: The Spartans earned their eighth consecutive win led by a pair of 18-point nights by Joe Golden and Alijah Bates. Kyrele Benford also hit double-figures for Doherty with 11 points in the 5A CSML win.

But don’t be fooled by Palmer’s 6-8 record and 0-3 performance in league play. The Terrors kept pace the Pikes Peak’s No. 1 5A squad as the fifth team this season to score more than 50 points against the Spartans.

Doherty leads the league at 11-2 and a perfect 4-0 in CSML play.

Colorado Springs School 37, Fountain Valley 30 (OT)

At Colorado Springs School: After a deadlock in the fourth quarter, Colorado Springs School outscored Fountain Valley 8-1 in overtime for its first win in 2018, snapping a two-game losing skid.

The 2A District 8 win was the Kodiaks (4-4, 1-2) first of the season as Matt Chavez led the team to victory with 12 points.

The Danes fall to 2-3 on the season and 0-2 in league play.

Widefield 81, Woodland Park 61

At Widefield: In its most productive offensive game of the season Widefield earned a 20-point 4A Colorado Springs Metro league win over Woodland Park.  

A trio of Gladiators, Robert Jones, TJ Davis and Tre Pierre, led the team with 18 points each, followed by two nine-point performances by Myreik Goodwin and Randall Days. Widefield currently sits behind the Panthers in conference standings at 6-4, and 1-2 in league play.

Woodland Park (7-4, 2-2) had three players hit double figures, led by Josh Bodin with 18, Skye Ciccarelli with 16 and Markus Eiselein with 13.

Vanguard 103, Eagle Ridge Academy 50

At Eagle Ridge Academy: For the first time in Vanguard boys’ basketball history, the Coursers scored more than 100 points, according to MaxPreps records. Stats from the game were not available via MaxPreps. Vanguard is now 8-1.

Rampart 71, Pine Creek 67

At Pine Creek: Rampart coach J’on St. Clair must have had one good halftime speech to inspire Rampart to eliminate a 15-point deficit at halftime, and outscore 5A CSML rival Pine Creek 46-27 in the second half for the win.

The Rams (9-4, 2-1) had four players in double figures, led by Dawson Carper with 22. Xavier Johnson had 15, followed by 11-point performances from Josh Kavalec and Jack McReynolds.

Pine Creek is now 5-5 and 1-2 in the CSML.

The Classical Academy 74, Mitchell 53

ECA 48, Ellicott 41


Lewis-Palmer 38, Legend 31

At Lewis-Palmer: The Rangers won their sixth game in a row with a narrow seven-point win in a nonconference game over Legend.

Lewis-Palmer is now 10-2.

Rampart 47, Pine Creek 44

At Pine Creek: Rampart broke a six-game losing skid with a big 5A CSML rivalry win over Pine Creek.

The second and third quarters were big for the Rams (4-8, 1-2) as they outscored Pine Creek 26-12 in the middle frames, giving them the cushion they needed when the Eagles found momentum in the fourth quarter, outscoring Rampart 23-12 in an attempt to close the gap.

Bri Bailey led Pine Creek (4-7, 1-2) with 19 points as the team’s only scorer in double figures. Sophomore Haley Murdock had nine rebounds.

Mesa Ridge 79, Elizabeth 38

At Elizabeth: Mesa Ridge capped off its most productive week of the season with a 41-point 4A CSML win over Elizabeth. This week the Grizzlies (8-2, 4-0) have outscored opponents 236-114 in three games.

Four of five Mesa starters registered double figures, while Jada Thompson came off the bench and finished tying a team-high 13 points. Monet Hubbard also scored 13 for the Grizzlies, followed by 12 from Serin Dunne, 11 from Ashley Bowen and a 10-point performance from Angelina Jackson.  

Doherty 48, Palmer 19

At Doherty: Doherty showed off its depth as 12 Spartans saw action in a 5A CSML win over Palmer. Doherty was led by Taylor Corsi with 10 points. No other players registered double figures.

The Spartans lead the CSML at 11-3 and a perfect 4-0 in league play. Palmer falls to 3-11 and 0-3.

Widefield 61, Woodland Park 29

At Woodland Park: Charisse Fairley led the the Gladiators with 21 points on the way to a 4A CSML win over Woodland Park.

Shynesti Johnson scored 13, followed by Aaliyah Ricketts with 11. Widefield (9-3, 4-1) had 27 steals, led by Ricketts with 11.  

The Classical Academy 65, Mitchell 14


Woodland Park 5, Palmer 2

At AFA: Woodland Park earned its first win in program history in a Highlands Conference win over Palmer.

The Panthers scored a pair of goals in the second and third periods to gain an edge.

Lou Levy got a hat trick and two assists for Woodland Park (1-9) and Trace Taranto contributed two goals. Garrett Richardson had 23 saves for a .920 save percentage in his first win between the pipes.

Zack Swain and Kyle Moore scored for the Terrors (0-8).

Pine Creek 9, Cheyenne Mountain 7

At Honnen: Pine Creek and Cheyenne Mountain traded goals throughout a Peak conference matchup, but the Eagles prevailed.

Pine Creek’s Austin Gipson had a hat trick and an assist for the Eagles. While on the other end of the ice, TJ Farrell sent hats flying for Cheyenne Mountain.

Cameron Gillis and Alexander Brooks each had a pair of goals for Pine Creek (4-3). While Brett Zahn and Jonathan Cole also found the back of the net in the win. Cheyenne Mountain’s Drew Conaughton, Evan Carter and Trevor Taylor each had goals for the Indians (2-8).

Steamboat Springs 7, Liberty 1

At Howelsen: Jaison Copeland was the lone goal scorer for Liberty as he found the back of the net on a power play early in the second period. With the Pinnacle conference loss Liberty falls to 1-9.

Resurrection Christian 9, Doherty 1

At WA-NHL: Doherty spoiled the shutout with a goal late in the third period thanks to a power-play goal off the stick of Jordan Cornelison, but fell in a Peak Conference matchup.

The Spartans are still searching for their first win of the season at 0-9.

Rampart 6, Castle View 3

At Big Bear-North: Trevor Jones found the back of the net three times to lead the Rams to a Highlands Conference win.

Paired with a two-goal, two-assist performance by Tyler Montoya and a goal and an assist from Cameron Sykes, Rampart remains in second place in the conference behind unbeaten Valor Christian.

Summit 13, Air Academy 4

At Stephen C. West: Summit scored six goals in the third quarter to put away a Pinnacle Conference win over the Kadets (2-6).

Dalton Geisbrecht scored three times for Air Academy, and Gavin Gray had a goal and an assist.


Pueblo County Hornet Invite: Cheyenne Mountain claimed a decisive win at the Hornet Invite, scoring 165 more points than second-place Pueblo County.

The Indians had six first-place finishes on day two of the invitational, led by Cat Wright, who had two individual wins and aided two relay teams to first-place finishes. Wright won the 100 butterfly in 56.21, breaking her own 2016 pool record, and won the 100 back in 57.74.

She also aided the Indians’ 200 medley relay (1:49.95) and 400 freestyle relay (3:41.23) to first-place finishes.

Sophia Bricker (200 IM, 2:09.34), and Frances Hayward (500 free, 5:13.16) also had top performances for Cheyenne Mountain.

Coronado placed third in the team standings with 143 points, followed by Manitou Springs in 5th (123 points).


Frederick Invitational

Mesa Ridge walked over the competition at the Frederick Invitational, claiming first place of 19 teams, scoring more than 70 more points than second-place Valor Christian.

The Grizzlies come home with four champions and seven additional top-5 finishes. Devin Lueck won the title at 120 pounds with a pin in 3:36 over Trevor Harris of Erie, while Elijah Valdez won the 152 weight class with a pin in 5:03 over Hunter Branson of Holy Family.

Jared Volcic claimed the crown at 195, pinning Adam Church of Valor Christian in 2:30.

Finally, at 220, Dom Fini earned a first-place finish with a hard-fought 3-1 decision over Easton Cecil of Valor Christian.

Michael True (285, 2nd), Niko Suragdeen (182, 5th), Malachi Chambers (138, 3rd), Isiah Brown (132, 4th), Coltin Doyle (126, 5th), Isaac McKinney (113, 4th) and Elijah Bailin (106, 3rd) all finished in the top five of their respective weight classes.

Bulldog Invitational

Falcon placed seventh out of 21 teams at the Bulldog Invitational with 106.5 points. Air Academy came in ninth with 98 points. Falcon had six top-5 finishes.

Falcon’s Caleb Sherrill made it to the 160 quarterfinals before falling 3-2 to Marcus Martinez of Pueblo South. Sherrill rebounded in the consolation bracket with a 9-2 decision over Omar Delgado of Dumas on the way to a third-place finish by rule over Jarrett Nakamura of Pueblo Centennial.

Sherrill’s teammate Denzel Carrucini earned a third-place finish at 152 by beating Colorado Springs rivals Connor Harris of James Irwin and Ryan Moore of Rampart.

Air Academy’s Jason Hanenberg claimed the 132 title at the Bulldog Invitational with a pin in 1:34 in the championship match over Tyler Valencia of Taos. Hanenberg earned a 6-2 decision and a fall in 1:17 to make it to the championship bout.

Sierra’s Donavin Bedburdick earned third place at 195 with an 11-6 decision over John Foutz in the third-place match. Bedburdick lost in the 195 quarterfinals and moved on to the consolation bracket where he claimed a 3-1 decision for a bid in the third-place match.

Zane Hall of Air Academy (145), Harrison’s Sergio Alvarado (126) and Falcon’s Kenneth Crosby (106) also placed third in their respective weight classes.

Alamosa Invitational

Doherty placed third among 11 teams thanks to three champions and three other top-three finishes.

Maverick Keigher was the 138 champion winning the weight class with a 15-0 tech fall in 4:18 over Matthew Broughton of Montezuma. Tony Llamido placed first at 145 with a 9-5 decision over Carlos Romo of Rocky Ford, and Zack Szostak claimed the 152 crown with a 5-0 decision over Kody Scholl of Widefield.

Daniel Joey Shaw (126), Jack Mann (160) and Keaton Adams (195) all placed third in their respective weight classes.

Arvada West Invite

Discovery Canyon placed seventh of 24 schools with 110 points thanks in part to a third-place finishes by Patrick Allis at 120 and David Biddy at 160, and a fourth-place finish by Jett Strickenberger at 106.

Coronado’s highest finisher at the Arvada West Invite was KJ Kearns at 145, as he placed second after falling to Dylan MArtinez of Grand Junction in a 3-1 decision. Angel Flores placed fourth for the Cougars at 126, falling in the third-place match to Nathan Bonham of Pueblo County.

Taylor Vasquez was the only place winner for Fountain-Fort Carson as he claimed fifth at 126 over Jaden Porreco of Discovery Canyon.