Highlights from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Pine Creek 4, Doherty 0
At Garry Berry: Pikes Peak region 5A No. 2 Pine Creek (9-3, 4-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) just made the CSML quite confusing.
Torri Brodish scored a back-breaking goal with two seconds left in the first half to put the Eagles up 2-0, and Pine Creek went on to blank Doherty (6-6, 4-1) two days after the Spartans blanked Rampart.
Rampart beat Pine Creek earlier this season.
The three teams are tied atop the league standings and will likely have to go to a tiebreaker to determine the league champ.
The top two teams are guaranteed playoff berths. The odd team out will have to hope it gets in via RPI rankings.
"We're in control of our destiny," Pine Creek coach John Frederick said.
Brodish's goal not only came at a crucial time, but Frederick wasn't thinking about his team scoring.
"I was thinking we can't let them score and let them get momentum," he said. "It was a great shot, top left corner."
Natasha Wehner opened the scoring, while Athena Kuehn and Haley Murdock scored in the second half.
TCA 10, Mesa Ridge 0
At TCA: Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 The Classical Academy (12-0, 7-0 4A CSML) scored seven goals in the first half and three in the second to end the game short against Mesa Ridge (2-11, 2-4) because of the 10-goal rule and wrap up the league title for the Titans.
"That's kind of been our goal for the season," coach Blake Galvin said. "We need to get the league title wrapped up and then move on and focus on playoffs."
Trinity Harvey, Cali Schmidt, Hannah Burgo and Alison Smith each scored twice for the Titans. Smith added two assists, while Abbie Flannery had a goal and two assists.
The Titans have one league game remaining with nonconference games against Cheyenne Mountain and Valor Christian sandwiched around it.
"We're really looking forward to that," Galvin said. "Regardless of the outcome of either of those two games, having the opportunity to really get pushed hard is something we are all looking forward to."
Coronado 1, Fountain-Fort Carson 0
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Isabella Janney scored on a pass from Amelia Herman in the first half to lead Coronado (4-9, 2-3 5A CSML) past Fountain-Fort Carson (1-10, 0-5).
Julie Callan made four saves for the shutout.
Cañon City 4, Woodland Park 1
At Cañon City: Macy French scored a pair of goals, as Cañon City (8-3-1, 4-1-1 4A CSML) defeated Woodland Park (5-8, 4-2).
The Tigers took a 2-1 lead into the break before adding two more after the half.
Kaylee Jennings and Taylor Roberts also scored.
Liberty 10, Palmer 0
At Garry Berry: Liberty (6-7, 3-2 5A CSML) scored five goals in each half to blank Palmer (2-10-1, 0-4) early because of the 10-goal rule.
Breana Flores scored four goals, and freshmen Taylor Sibley and Cortney Cowles each scored twice.
St. Mary's 10, Rye 0
At Rye: St. Mary's (10-3, 6-0 3A Region 1), tied for third in this week's Pikes Peak region 3A/2A rankings, scored nine times in the first half before ending it early against Rye (4-7-1, 2-3).
Mary Brummel scored three goals and had an assist, and Faith Heery and Cassidy Sorensen each scored twice.
Discovery Canyon 6, Vista Ridge 0
At Vista Ridge: After a tight first half, 4A Discovery Canyon (6-5-1, 2-2 PPAC) scored five times in the second half to blow open a game against 5A Vista Ridge (2-9-1, 0-5).
Jordan Alcon and Anette Galaviz each scored twice, while Alexandra Palmer had a goal and two assists for the Thunder.
ECA 18, Simla 2, 5 innings
At ECA: Logan Arrasmith, Zach Perry and Tyler Schwinck each had three hits and two runs batted in to help Evangelical Christian Academy (13-4, 6-2 2A District 8) cruise past Simla (2-8, 1-7).
Caleb Klopfenstein and Daniel Perry each drove in three runs.
Coronado 11, Rampart 1, 6 innings
At Coronado: Pikes Peak region 5A No. 2 Coronado (11-5, 6-3 5A CSML) broke open a close game with nine runs over the last two innings to beat Rampart (3-15, 2-9) in a game that ended in the sixth because of the 10-run rule.
Leading 2-1 through four innings, the Cougars added two runs in the fifth and seven in the sixth.
Bryce McKee homered and scored twice, while Tanner Mayberry tripled twice and drove in two runs for Coronado.
Corey Merritt threw 5 2/3 innings to get the win, allowing one run on three hits and five walks.
Manitou Springs 15, CSCS 5, 5 innings
At Manitou Springs: Pikes Peak region 3A and below No. 2 Manitou Springs (12-4, 7-1 3A Tri-Peaks West) scored nine runs in the second inning and never looked back against Colorado Springs Christian School (3-14, 2-5), ending the game in five innings.
Sean Whalen homered, had three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Mustangs. Davyn Adamscheck and Seth Nolan each had four RBIs, while Hunter Zentz added three RBIs
Justin Johnston homered, doubled and drove in four runs for CSCS.
St. Mary’s 2, Rye 0
St. Mary’s 8, Rye 1
At Rye: Jacob Brummel threw a complete-game, four-hit shutout in Game 1 and Sascha Obermayer threw a six-inning shutout before giving way in the Game 2 to lead Pikes Peak region 3A and below No. 3 St. Mary’s (11-6, 6-2 3A Tri-Peaks East) to a sweep of Rye (9-8, 2-6).
“You win baseball games, I don’t care what level, with pitching and defense,” Pirates coach Bill Percy said.
Obermayer drove in both runs in the 2-0 victory, while four players had an RBI in Game 2.
Peyton 10, Calhan 5
At Peyton: Pikes Peak region 3A and below No. 1 Peyton (15-0, 7-0 2A District 8) belted five home runs – two by Josh Gonzales – and the Panthers defeated rival Calhan (8-6, 3-5).
The Panthers have a two-game lead on second-place ECA with three league games left. The Panthers also swept ECA to open the season, giving them the tiebreaker.
Jaeden Meyers homered, scored twice and drove in three runs for the Panthers. Zach Keifer and Rodney Gregg also homered and drove in two runs. Gonzales scored twice and had two RBIs.
Coronado 6, Fountain-Fort Carson 1
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Coronado finished the regular season by winning all three singles matches to beat Fountain-Fort Carson.
Sydney Coen and Emma Sartain won their No. 2 doubles match in three sets.
Pine Creek 6, Liberty 1
At Pine Creek: Pine Creek swept all four doubles matches and No. 1 singles Julia Trujillo and No. 3 Amy Wang also earned sweeps to help beat Liberty.
Trujillo won 6-1, 6-0, while Wang won 7-6 (1), 6-1.
BOYS' SWIMMING AND DIVING
Fountain-Fort Carson 113, Pueblo Centennial 71
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Fountain-Fort Carson won seven events, including sweeping all three relays, to beat Pueblo Centennial.
Daniel Palis won the 50 freestyle in 24.75 seconds for the Trojans, while Dahlton Hazlett won the 100 free (56.34).
Jackson Moore won the 200 free (2:21.02) and Brent Keller the 500 free (5:43.95).