Prep roundup: Week of May 10
May 9, 2015
Windsor 4, Roosevelt 3, 8 innings: In Windsor, the Wizards secured their second 4-3 win over Roosevelt in three days.
Roosevelt (2-12 Class 4A Tri-Valley Conference, 4-15 overall) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and led 3-2 after six until the Wizards (11-3, 13-6) scored the last two runs, including the winner in the bottom of the eighth.
"The last game of our season perfectly mirrored our 2015 season: battle, fight, play great defense at times, pitch extremely well at times, hit the ball well at times, but not enough to translate into being victorious," Rough Riders coach Alan Gibson wrote in an email.
Corte Tapia had three hits, including the winning RBI for the Wizards.
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While Roosevelt wraps up its season, Windsor moves on to the postseason, and the brackets for this weekend's district tournament are expected to be released Wednesday.
RHS 200 001 00 — 3 6 2
WHS 011 000 11 — 4 9 1
RHS — Andres Garcia (8H, 2ER, 4BB, 3SO), Ethan Zwaagstra (L, 8th, 1H, 1ER, 2BB, 1SO) and Joey Thornock. 2B – Landen Gomez, Austin Trujillo; 3B – Chris Gomez, Jared Chick; RBI – Chick, C. Gomez.
WHS — Cole Brandon (W, 6H, 11SO) and Tyler Shubert. 2B – Mitchell Watson.
Track and field
Windsor, Roosevelt fare well at Tri-Valley meet: In Longmont, Windsor's Samantha Polly won the girls 200 dash (26.75) at the 4A Tri-Valley Championships (26.75).
Her teammate Britney Robertson won the girls 300 hurdles (47.04).
The Wizards had three other first-place finishes in the girls meet alone: Koryn McOuat (high jump, 5'), Amanda Glasco (shot put, 33' 7") and their 800 sprint medley team (1;52.13).
Also in the girls meet, Roosevelt's Jerica Baeza won long jump (16' 2.75") and the Rough Riders won the 1,600 relay (4:11.66).
In the boys meet, Windsor's Noah Winick won the 100 (11.09), and his teammate, Alex Hubert, won pole vault (12' 8").
The Wizards' Landon Schmidt topped the podium in long jump (20' 8") and in triple jump (42' 2.25"). Windsor's 800 relay team also won (1:29.45), as did its 400 relay (43.14).
Roosevelt's Cameron Hurtado won the boys 400 (50.82), and Jacob Bejarano provided the Rough Riders with another first-place finish (high jump, 6' 2"). Nathon Putallaz also placed first for Roosevelt (shot put, 47' 4").
Team scores were not available at original press time.
Greeley — Despite cooler and overcast conditions at Greeley's Boomerang Golf Course, the Greeley Unified girls golf team earned an 11-stroke victory during Monday's Class 4A Regionals.
Greeley won the 17-team tournament, earning the entire team a trip to state.
Lauren Cruz led the way for Greeley, finishing fourth overall after carding a 79. She was just three strokes off the individual lead behind Niwot's Adara Pauluhn. Niwot finished second as a team.
Greeley's Caitlyn Olson wrapped up with an 87, landing in 10th overall. Emma Moser shot a 95 for Greeley while Alli Brown hit a 103.
Windsor finished in 10th place with a 318 while Roosevelt was in 14th with a 358.
Class 4A regionals at Boomerang golf course in Greeley
Team Scores — Greeley Unified 261, Niwot 273, Skyline 282, Estes Park 289, Silver Creek 79, Mountain View 304, Berthoud 304, Fort Morgan 316, Windsor 318, Wray 329, Strasburg 335, Roosevelt 358, Resurrection Christian 367, Centaurus 371, Yuma 401.
Top five individuals — Adara Pauluhn (Niwot) 76; Kylee Tokoi (Mountain View) 77; Erin Sargent (Silver Creek) 78; Lauren Cruz (Greeley Unified) 79; Colleen Casey (Estes Park) 79.
Greeley Unified — Lauren Cruz 79, Caitlyn Olson 87, Emma Moser 95, Alli Brown 103.
WINDSOR — Windsor's girls soccer players patiently waited for the lightning to subside Wednesday night at H.J. Dudley Field.
Then, they showed absolutely no patience in bringing some electricity of their own to a first-round playoff matchup against overmatched Englewood.
After a sweeping thunderstorm delayed the start of the game for more than 45 minutes, the fifth-seeded Wizards scored three times in the opening 10 minutes to blow past the 28th-seeded Pirates 10-0 via mercy rule in the first round of the Class 4A Girls Soccer Championships.
The Wizards (15-1) now have outscored their opponents 97-9.
Freshman Chaynee Kingsbury wasted no time putting Windsor on the board. She received a cross pass from Zimmerman and slipped a goal past Englewood goalkeeper Ty Lucas just 2 minutes, 24 seconds into the match.
Kingsbury scored again just a few minutes later, lobbing a goal past Lucas' outstretched arms to put the Wizards up 2-0 with 31:20 left in the first half.
After the lengthy pregame lightning delay, Windsor officials feverishly worked to shovel and sweep water off the synthetic turf to make the field playable.
The Wizards just as hastily swept the Pirates off their home field to assure their trip to Saturday's second round.
The Wizards nearly had three players with hat tricks. Kingsbury and senior Bailey Zehr had three goals apiece, and Zimmerman added two.
Less than 30 seconds after Kingsbury's second goal, Zehr poked her first of three goals past Lucas to extend the sudden advantage to 3-0.
Zehr and her Windsor teammates were only getting started.
Zimmerman, the talented freshman, evaded an Englewood sweeper to put the Wizards up 4-0 with 23:46 left in the opening half. Then, freshman Adalyn Vergara officially put Windsor in all-out cruise control, scoring off a corner kick just more than a minute later to extend the lead to 5-0.
Junior midfielder Nile Koenig's goal off a rebound gave Windsor its sixth goal of the first half, with 5:22 left before halftime.
Zehr began the second half just as Koenig ended it, scoring off a rebound to put the Wizards up 7-0 just 30 seconds into the half.
Just for good measure, Zimmerman scored again with 23 minutes left to put Windsor up 8-0, followed by one more goal apiece by Zehr and Kingsburg as the Wizards activated the 10-goal mercy rule with 19:06 left on the clock.
When all was said and done, Windsor out-shot Englewood 28-0, building a 17-0 advantage in the first half alone.
EHS 0 0 — 0
WHS 6 4 — 10
Scoring — WHS, Chaynee Kingsbury (Margaret Zimmerman) 2:24; WHS, Kingsbury (Bailey Zehr), 8:40; WHS, Zehr, 9:07; WHS, Zimmerman (Bre Robertson), 16:14; WHS, Adalyn Vergara (Leticia Oliva), 17:31; WHS, Nile Koenig, 34:38; WHS, Zehr, 40:30; WHS, Zimmerman (Kingsbury), 57:00; WHS, Zehr (Kingsbury), 58:40; WHS, Kingsbury (Zehr), 60:54
Shots — EHS 0, WHS 28.
Saves — EHS (Ty Lucas) 7, WHS (Kylie Hurst, Makayla Moran) 0.
Corner Kicks — EHS 0, WHS 5.
WINDSOR — A hop, skip and the quarterfinals.
Hunter Hop and the Windsor boys lacrosse program made history Wednesday at H.J. Dudley Field.
The Wizards, the No. 8 seed, hosted a playoff game for the first time and they won in the postseason for the first time by defeating the No. 9 Steamboat Springs Sailors 16-15 in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament. The victory gives Windsor a spot in the final eight.
The Wizards (11-5), who introduced boys lacrosse in 2009, were making their third straight playoff trip, so their team isn't new to success. But, rival Thompson Valley dashed their title hopes in 2014, while the Sailors sent Windsor home in 2013 during coach John Belleau's first season at the helm.
Wednesday was a chance for the co-Foothills Conference champions to take the next step with their program as a force on the 4A scene by taking out a perennial power who was hoping to reach the semifinals for the third straight season. They did just that thanks to the excellence of goalkeeper Colton Ferris and the offensive firepower of Hop and company.
Nothing came easy against Steamboat (9-7), as the Sailors opened with a 2-0 lead after just more than a minute of play.
The Wizards answered with a 7-2 run capped by Joe Shermock's goal with 17 seconds left in the first half to take a 7-4 lead at the break.
Windsor even threatened to pull away while going up 10-4 and 16-11 with less than seven minutes to go in the second half, but Steamboat answered the call and turned into the hunters late with the final four goals. The last one came with 1:20 on the clock.
Still, it wasn't enough.
Hop, a junior attacker, keyed the resistance with a game-high five goals.
Ferris, who checked out of the game with the injury early in the second quarter but returned one minute later, recorded seven saves. On offense, Shermock, Clay Grave, KC Scott and Chris Ahl each had two goals for an attack that was both aggressive and effective.
SHS 3 1 5 6 — 15
WHS 4 3 5 4 — 16
Scoring — SHS, Mitch McCannon, :28, McCannon, 1:13, McCannon, 6:33, Drew Williamson, 19:34, Will Peterson, 27:14, Jackson Draper, 28:23, McCannon, 30:04, Willie Gunn, 32:23, Williamson, 34:29, Andrew Firestone, 37:03, Draper, 38:56, Williamson, 44:23, Willie Gunn, 44:48, Draper, 45:24, Gunn, 46:40; WHS, Hunter Hop, 4:38, Clay Grave, 5:25, Chris Ahl, 6:05, Grave, 7:57, Hop, 12:30, KC Scott, 18:54, Joe Shermock, 23:43, Scott, 25:56, Hop, 26:39, Nathan Tucker, 26:46, Hop, 27:11, Shermock, 35:57, Hop, 36:26, Tanner Weis, 38:42, Ahl, 41:21, Dylan Becker, 41:34.
Shots — SHS 19, WHS 24.
Saves — SHS (Peter Wharton) 7, WHS (Colton Ferris) 7.
Power plays — SHS 2, WHS 1.