Prep roundup: Poudre tops Fort Collins in soccer

Prep roundup: Poudre tops Fort Collins in soccer


Prep roundup: Poudre tops Fort Collins in soccer


Fort Collins’ Bailey Nemechek, left,and Poudre’s Sierra Paulsen chase down a ball Thursday night during a game at French Field. Poudre won 2-1.

Fort Collins’ Bailey Nemechek, left,and Poudre’s Sierra Paulsen chase down a ball Thursday night during a game at French Field. Poudre won 2-1.

Aubrey Powell and Alli Gray scored goals Thursday to lead the Poudre High School girls soccer team to a 2-1 win over Fort Collins at French Field, keeping alive the Impalas’ hopes of earning a spot in the Class 5A state playoffs when the bracket is announced Sunday.

Powell broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 54th minute, assisted by Taylor Bee, and Gray gave Poudre (5-9-1, 3-8-1 Front Range League) a 2-0 lead with an unassisted goal three minutes later.

Aubrey Weappa scored the only goal for Fort Collins (6-5-1, 7-7-1) in the 65th minute.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN 1, FAIRVIEW 0Madison Williams scored the game’s only goal to lift Rocky Mountain over visiting Fairview in the first game of an FRL doubleheader at French Field.

The win pulls Rocky Mountain (10-4-1, 8-3-1 FRL) into a tie with Fairview (10-4-1, 8-3-1) for third place — behind Broomfield (13-1-1, 10-1-1) and Monarch (11-3-1, 9-2-1) — in the final league standings.

The Class 5A playoff bracket will be announced Sunday by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

Williams scored her goal in the 34th minute, about two minutes before a 45-minute delay for lightning and heavy rainfall.

FRONTIER ACADEMY 2, LIBERTY COMMON 1 — Bri Olson scored her second goal five minutes into overtime to lift Frontier Academy over visiting Liberty Common.

Liz Yeh gave Liberty Common (11-3) an early 1-0 lead with a goal in the 15th minute, assisted by Nisha Gill. Olson tied the game in the 35th minute with her first goal.


LEGACY 8, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 3 — Legacy became the first Colorado team to beat defending Class 5A champion Rocky Mountain (13-4, 10-1 FRL), snapping the host Lobos’ 12-game winning streak.

Jared Crockett had three hits, and Brandon Pearce drove in two runs for Legacy (8-10, 5-6), which scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning for an 8-1 lead. The Lobos, ranked No. 1 in the Class 5A poll, were limited two seven hits by three Legacy pitchers.

Kyle Reisman and Garrett Hammer had two hits apiece, and Chad Bell drove in two runs for Rocky Mountain.

FORT COLLINS 6, BROOMFIELD 5 Zach Fees had three hits, and Powell Poehlmann drove in two runs to help Fort Collins rally from a 5-3 deficit to beat host Broomfield.

Preston Snavely got the win on the mound for the Lambkins (12-5, 8-2 FRL) with 10 strikeouts, one walk and eight hits in 62/3 innings. Patrick Kline got the final out for hte save.

FAIRVIEW 15, FOSSIL RIDGE 0 Steve D’Epagnier had four hits and drove in four runs and Stone Streeter allowed just one hit in five innings for Fairview (14-3, 9-1 FRL) in a win at Fossil Ridge (8-10, 6-5).

Trevor Butters had the only hit for Fossil Ridge in a game that ended after five innings on a 10-run mercy rule.

WINDSOR 4, ROOSEVELT 3 Corte Tapia struck out six batters and allowed just one run in six innings to help Windsor edge host Roosevelt.

Jake Greenwalt had two hits, and Timmy Pribble scored two runs for the Wizards (12-6, 10-3 Tri-Valley League). Chris Gomez hit a solo home run for Roosevelt.

PEAK TO PEAK 8, RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 5Luke Mondt had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs for Resurrection Christian in a nonconference loss at Peak to Peak.

Nathan Wiggins had one hit and one RBI for Resurrection Christian (12-3).


FRL MATCH Paige Gentry shot a 13-over-par round of 85 to lead Fossil Ridge to a third-place finish in the final league match of the season at Riverdale Knolls in Brighton.

The SaberCats finished with a 345 team score, six strokes behind first-place Legacy and five behind runner-up Monarch. Poudre was last in the 10-team field with a 447.

Cammie Fowler shot an 86 for Fossil Ridge to finish 10th in the final league standings with a 338 total, 38 strokes behind league champion Maddy McCambridge of Fairview. McCambridge also turned in the top score Thursday with a 74.

Fossil Ridge also counted 87s from Kayla Elder and Abby Cosper. Cosper was 12th in the final league standings, which count the four best rounds from the five league matches for each player, with a 341 and Gentry was 14th at 345.

Poudre’s top score Thursday was a 104 from Denise Russo. Emily Blomberg led the SaberCats in the league standings with a 439 total, good for 37th place.


TRIANGULAR MEET Jacob Wiedeman and Alan Whitehead won one individual event apiece, finished second in another and joined forces on two winning relay teams to help Windsor defeat Greeley Central and Northridge in a three-team meet at the Greeley Recreation Center.

Wiedeman won the 100-yard butterfly in 57.87 seconds, was second in the 200 individual medley and swam on winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams. Whitehead led a Windsor sweep of the top three places in the 100 breaststroke with his winning time of 1:09.93 and was second in the 200 freestyle.

Windsor’s Colby Horton won the 100 backstroke in 59.49, and Justin Hammonds won the diving with a score of 174.35.

The Wizards finished with 127 points. Greeley Central had 93 and Northridge 37.


CLASS 5A REGION 7 TOURNAMENT — Poudre’s Ky Ecton won the No. 1 singles title and the Impalas qualified all 11 of their players for the Class 5A state championships on the final day of the Region 7 tournament at Redstone Park in Highlands Ranch.

Poudre finished second to Arapahoe in the team standings.

Ecton defeated Arapahoe’s Mackenzie Jones 7-6, 7-5 in the title match.

Poudre’s No. 3 doubles team of Regan Burnham and Emily Kenney also won a regional title, defeating a team from Arapahoe 7-5, 6-2 in the championship match.

Isabella Giannini, Poudre’s No. 3 singles player, finished second after losing 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Arapahoe’s Natalie Borch in the title match. The Impalas’ Nos. 1 and 2 doubles teams also finished second. The No. 1 team of Alisa Petersen and Emma Campbell lost 6-1, 6-3 to a team from Arapahoe, and the No. 2 team of Laura Lenczycki and Anna Hoffman lost 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to Arapahoe.

Poudre’s other state-qualifiers earned their spots with third-place finishes after winning three playback matches apiece. Koy Ecton won three playbacks at No. 2 singles, while the Impalas’ No. 4 doubles team of Mimi Mijiddorj and Sara Graves also won three matches in playbacks.

The Class 5A state tournament is May 7-9 at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver.

CLASS 5A REGION 2 TOURNAMENT — Rocky Mountain’s Claudia Lombroni finished third at No. 2 singles and the Lobos’ Nos. 1 and 4 doubles teams also had third-place finishes in the Region 2 tournament at Fairview in Boulder to earn spots in the state championships.

Rocky Mountain’s No. 1 doubles team is Jennifer Schnell and Kayla Lawson, and the No. 4 team is Brooke Kennedy and Skyler Bowden.


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