Thursday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain's Choi earns top medalist billing at Trojan Invite

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

GIRLS' GOLF

Trojan Invitational

At Cheyenne Shadows GC: Cheyenne Mountain's Maxine Choi garnered top medalist honors after carding a 7-over-par 80, while Coronado won the team competition with a seven-shot advantage over TCA.

Isabell Deak of Air Academy finished a close second with an 81, while Kate Griffin of Coronado (83), TCA's Kenzie Fontana (89) and Lily Noteboom of Rampart (90) rounded out the top five.

Air Academy placed third, nine shots behind Coronado.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Discovery Canyon 4, Pine Creek 3

At Pine Creek: Mattie Kuntzelman stormed back after a first-set loss to beat Angel Wang at No. 1 singles, highlighting Discovery Canyon's nonleague win over Pine Creek.

Sydney Smith earned a straight-set win at No. 2 singles for the Thunder, who also got wins at Nos. 3 and 4 doubles.

Pine Creek's top doubles team of Jodi Reed and Livi Matheson won in three sets, while Chloe Dudden didn't lose a game in a No. 3 singles triumph.

BASEBALL

Falcon 6, Air Academy 5

At Air Academy: Matt Williams drove in two runs, and Connor Kessler homered and struck out four over the final 2 2-3 innings of relief as Falcon (4-4, 1-3 4A/5A Pikes Peak) managed just four hits but held off Air Academy (3-6, 3-1).

Micah Bregard went 3 for 4 to pace the Kadets, who cut into a 4-0 Falcon lead with a three-run fifth, then rallied for two runs in the seventh before falling just short.

Rampart 9, Liberty 2

At Liberty: Ian Watkins went 4 for 4 with a double and two RBIs as Rampart (4-5, 2-0 5A CS Metro) broke open a close game by scoring six late runs to keep District 20 rival Liberty (0-7, 0-1) winless.

Jack Derbique tossed a complete-game, five-hitter for Rampart, which led 3-2 after four innings before scoring two runs in the fifth and adding three more in the sixth.

Cheyenne Mountain 11, Vista Ridge 4

At Vista Ridge: Cheyenne Mountain (6-1, 4-0 4A/5A Pikes Peak) ran its winning streak to six games, pulling away late by scoring seven unanswered runs over the final two innings.

The Indians also turned four Vista Ridge (1-6, 0-4) errors into five unearned runs and drew six walks.

Nick Baba went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs for the Wolves, who took a 3-0 lead in the second and tied the game at 4 with a run in the fifth.

Pine Creek 20, Coronado 0 (5 innings)

At Coronado: Parker Gregory tripled, homered and had six RBIs, Justin Olson hit two home runs, and Riley Cornelio allowed only one hit and struck out 10 as Pine Creek rolled past Coronado.

The Eagles (7-2, 3-0 5A CS Metro) cranked out eight extra-base hits, including five home runs, and have outscored their opponents 42-0 in three league contests.

Beau Chauvin, relieved with none out in the second inning and charged with 10 earned runs, took the loss for Coronado (3-3, 0-1).

Palmer 8, Hinkley 7

At Aurora: Justin Briggs and Kevin Hernandez had two hits apiece for Palmer (2-6), which survived a six-error day in the field to hold off Hinkley.

Hernandez recorded the final two outs to squelch a four-run Hinkley rally, making a winner out of starter Cale Fields, who allowed three unearned runs in six innings and struck out nine batters.

Canon City 16, Pueblo East 2 (5 innings)

At Pueblo East: Seth Six went 2 for 3 with five RBIs, and Canon City (6-2) scored 12 runs in the fourth inning to shake off Pueblo East in a nonleague battle featuring former longtime South Central League rivals.

Zac Hanenberg struck out five and allowed only two hits in the complete-game victory.

Mesa Ridge 17, Mitchell 1 (4 innings)

At Mitchell: Daevion Kinnard and Bobby Bustillos both doubled, tripled and had three RBIs for Mesa Ridge (4-3, 1-0 4A CS Metro), which broke things open with an 11-run fourth inning to run-rule Mitchell (5-6, 0-1).

TCA 24, Sierra 0 (4 innings)

At Sierra: Kyle Mace and Jason Moore had three RBIs apiece as TCA (2-5, 1-0 4A CS Metro) rapped 19 hits and also drew 10 walks in a rout of Sierra (1-4, 0-1) in the league opener for both teams.

GIRLS' SOCCER

Atlas Prep 1, James Irwin 0

At James Irwin: Jesenia Valdez netted the game's only goal in the first half as Atlas Prep (4-0, 1-0 3A Region 1) stayed undefeated by shutting out James Irwin (3-4-1, 0-1).

Lewis-Palmer 3, Doherty 1

At Garry Berry Stadium: Tori Fugate, Rilee Britton and Marlisa Bond all scored goals in the second half to help Lewis-Palmer (4-2-1) rally past Doherty (0-5) in nonleague action.

TCA 7, Canon City 0

At Canon City: TCA (3-1-2, 1-0 4A CS Metro) quickly rebounded from Tuesday's loss to Cheyenne Mountain, scoring five goals in the first half and cruising past Canon City (3-3-1, 1-1).

CSCS 5, Vanguard 0

At Mountain Lion Stadium: CSCS (5-0, 2-0 3A Region 2) set the tone with four first-half goals as the Lions stayed perfect by blanking Vanguard (1-3, 0-2).

Woodland Park 5, Harrison 0

At Woodland Park: Samantha Lecky scored three goals and added an assist to pace Woodland Park (2-4-1, 1-0-1 4A CS Metro) past Harrison (1-4-2, 0-2).

Gracie Harrison and Charlotte Eilertsen also scored for the Panthers, who broke open a close game with a four-goal second-half outburst.

Manitou Springs 12, Ellicott 0

At Ellicott: Caileen Sienknecht and Brooklyn Mack each scored three goals as Manitou Springs (5-1) got goals from six other players in a one-half shutout of Ellicott (0-6).