Wednesday's prep roundup: Clarke sisters start senior seasons in style to boost Rampart swimmers

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GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING

Rampart 122, Liberty 63

At Rampart: Senior twins Allana (200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly) and Catri (500 free and 100 backstroke) Clarke started their final seasons in top form as Rampart won all 12 events in a big win over Liberty.

Rams freshman Lindsey Immel made quite a debut, taking first in the 200 and 100 freestyle races and also swam the anchor leg on the winning 200 medley relay and started the 200 free relay.

Doherty 129, Fountain-Fort Carson 70

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Emily Schauer took first in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle and also helped Doherty's two freestyle relay teams to victory as the Spartans won 10 of the 12 races en route to a team victory.

Fountain-Fort Carson was paced by Devon Engle and Rachel Johnson, who won individual titles in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively.

Manitou Springs 102, Fountain Valley 81

At Manitou Springs: Sydney Dolloff-Holt touched first in the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke, while teammates Coco Stevens won overall honors in the 50 free and 100 free to lead Manitou Springs to a season-opening dual victory over Fountain Valley.

Eliza Rhee took first in the 100 fly for Fountain Valley, which also got individual victories from Harriet Townsend (diving) and Meghan Guy (100 breaststroke).

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Lewis-Palmer 74, Pueblo Central 46

At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer started quickly, racing out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter and never looking back in a season-opening rout of Pueblo Central.

Matthew Ragsdale led three scorers in double figures with 19 points for L-P. Joel Scott had 15 points, while Salim Nehme added 10.

After holding a 35-20 lead at halftime, the Rangers put it away with 20-10 run in the third quarter that built the advantage to 25 points.

Denver East 77, Vista Ridge 49

At Fort Collins: The post-Hunter Maldonado era started for Vista Ridge in a road setback to Denver East at the Fossil Ridge Tipoff Classic.

Senior Raymon Harper led the Wolves with 15 points, while junior Micah Hilts added 11 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots.

Maldonado, a three-year starter who led Vista Ridge to the 4A state semifinals in 2015, is now playing for Wyoming.

George Washington 70, Rampart 61

At Highlands Ranch: Dawson Carper recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Josh Kavalec added 18 points for Rampart, which led by seven in the first quarter but couldn't hold off powerful George Washington.

The Patriots took the lead for good in the second quarter after outscoring the Rams 21-10 to take a 32-28 lead into intermission.

Pueblo West 82, Harrison 64

At Pueblo West: Orlando Westbrook led all scorers with 20 points, but Harrison dug a big hole and never recovered in a season-opening loss to Pueblo West.

Tyrese Johnson added 13 points and Xavier Sterling chipped in 12 for the Panthers, who trailed 27-10 after the first quarter and 50-29 at halftime.

Rock Canyon 68, Liberty 56

At Highlands Ranch: Sean Bohuslavsky scored 20 of his game-high 30 points in the first half, but it wasn't enough as Rock Canyon took control with a decisive 14-0 run in the third quarter in first-day action at the Rock Canyon-Mountain Vista Tournament. The Lancers next will meet longtime rival Rampart in a consolation-bracket game scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday at Rock Canyon High School.

Discovery Canyon 65, James Irwin 47

At James Irwin: Daren Whisman led three scorers in double figures with 20 points to pace Discovery Canyon past James Irwin.

Seth Clawson scored 16 points, and Caleb Grotelueschen added 10 for the Thunder, who outscored the Jaguars in all four quarters and led 32-26 at halftime.

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Lewis-Palmer 42, Pueblo Central 20

At Pueblo Central: Sami Tucker led all scorers with 11 points and also pulled down 12 rebounds, Kaity Hovasse added 10 points, and Lewis-Palmer found its groove in the second half to pull away from Pueblo Central and give coach Kristy Youngpeter a win in her debut. The Rangers led only 13-8 at halftime before using a 17-4 advantage in the third quarter to blow the game open.

D'Evelyn 47, Rampart 40

At Highlands Ranch: Madi Wriedt led a balanced scoring attack with nine points and added nine rebounds, but Rampart (0-1) struggled from long range in a loss to D'Evelyn at the Mountain Vista-Rock Canyon Tournament. The Rams, who connected on just 2 of 15 shots from 3-point distance, will meet District 20 rival Liberty (0-1) at 3 p.m. Friday in a consolation-round match at Mountain Vista.

Wriedt's younger sister Kennedy, a freshman, added eight points for Rampart, which trailed the Jaguars 31-22 at halftime.

 

WRESTLING

Coronado 66, Liberty 3

At Liberty: Coronado junior KJ Kearns started his road back to the state finals, this time in the 145-pound weight class, by starting his season with a pin in just 35 seconds against Liberty's Zachary Goodrich. Kearns lost in the state-championship bout at 138 in February in the Pepsi Center.

Seth Garcia (113), Zeke Terrazas (152), Andrew Cruz (160) and Andrew Gordon (182) also had pins for the Cougars.

Michael Cornelius earned the lone victory for Liberty with a 6-4 decision over Joshua Hartson in the 170 class.

Air Academy 67, Vista Ridge 12

At Vista Ridge: Jason Hanenberg, who took third at 126 at last season's 4A state wrestling championships, got his season underway with a first-minute pin as Air Academy dominated Vista Ridge.

James Benson (113), Brady Badwound (160), who also qualified for state earlier this spring for the Kadets, recorded victories.

Vista Ridge got on the board via pins from Neven Fuller at 106 and James Bullock at 145.