The Resurrection Christian Schools boys high school basketball team took sixth at the Class 2A State Basketball Championships in Pueblo, falling 83-35 to a tough Lutheran team that hit 11 3-point shots.
The outlook was grim from the start as Resurrection Christian (20-7) was put into a 20-5 hole after the first quarter. Lutheran (20-6) didn’t stop there, piling up 27 in the second quarter and cruising to a big win.
Lutheran had four players in double figures, while Resurrection Christian had just one, as Brock Buxman led the Cougars with 13.
Buxman, just a junior, will be back next season, but the Cougars will be four players short with Slate Herman, Andrew Bernal, Thomas Ervin and Wyatt Simon graduating.
The Fossil Ridge boys baseball team lost its final game before spring break in a road game against Standley Lake on Saturday.
The SaberCats put up a couple of runs late, but the Gators got the final word, winning 3-2 thanks to an eighth-inning run.
Julian Garcia and Hunter Donaldson each had two hits for Fossil Ridge, and Corey Peter and Dave Dummer contributed doubles. Donaldson also recorded a triple.
Jesse Gustin took the loss for the SaberCats, pitching a complete game and allowing nine hits and three runs with three strikeouts.
For the Gators, Dylan Sherry got the start, allowing six hits and two earned runs with nine strikeouts. The win went to Jarrett Bott, who struck out all three batters he faced.
The Fossil Ridge boys swimming team took fifth at the Angels Invitational at Denver East High School on Saturday.
Magnus Chun stole the show as the only winner for the SaberCats, winning the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.47.
Chun also swam second in the SaberCats’ second-place 200 medley relay team.
Walter Dauksher was third in the 100 butterfly and Derek Jacobs placed fourth in the 100 backstroke.
TRACK AND FIELD
RUNNER’S ROOST INVITATIONAL
Fort Collins High School dominated competition at the Runner’s Roost Invitational on Saturday at French Field.
Both the boys and girls teams won with sizable margins as the girls piled up 185 points compared to second-lace Fairview’s 95 and the boys had 172 compared to second-place Rock Canyon.
Both teams took first in the 400- and 800-meter relays and the boys took first in the 1,600-meter relay as well.
There were a number of notable individual performances as well.
The Lambkins’ Erin Hooker finished first in the 3,200-meter run, setting a school mark by 4 seconds in the process with her 11 minute, 0.91 second run.
Silver Creek’s Valarie Allman broke her own state record in the discus, throwing 183-03 to win the event.
Liberty Common traveled to Windsor for the Windsor Invitational on Saturday and had some decent finishes while there.
Nico Forcatto finished fifth in the 100-meter dash, tying another runner with a 12-second run. The Eagles’ girls 800-meter relay team of London Shafer, Kendall Kelley, Rebekah Hill and Emily Howe placed sixth with a time of 1:59.
No other teams reported results and final results were not uploaded to co.milesplit.com
Windsor’s girls golf team ran into some stiff competition at the Chilly/Chili Invitational in Broomfield, as the Wizards placed 19th out of 25 teams.
The Wizards’ best round came from Emily Augustine, who shot a 99.
The top individual was Cherry Creek’s Cali Ringsby, who shot a 70 to finish one stroke ahead of Arapahoe’s Hannah Wood.
Melissa Sahl was Windsor’s next best, shooting a 114. Sarah McWilliams carded a 119 and Samantha Black shot 123 to round out the Wizards’ scores.