Results from Breck Bucks vs. Colorado Rampage and Tigers basketball, hockey
MOUNTAIN VISTA INVITATIONAL — SUMMIT HS GIRL’S SWIMMING
A Front Range swim and dive meet hosted by Mountain Visa High School on Jan. 9. The Lady Tigers team placed 17 out of 19 total teams with 6 team points.
Overall team standings, girls
1. Grandview High School, 381.5
2. Rock Canyon, 366
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3. Chaparral, 277.5
17. Summit, 6
200 medley relay, girls
1. Rock Canyon, 1:51.72
2. Chaparral, 1:53.15
3. Grandview, 1:54.85
14. Summit, 2:16.18
200 freestyle relay, girls
1. Grandview, 1:42.54
2. Rock Canyon, 1:42.68
3. Mountain Vista, 1:44.02
17. Summit, 2:00.70
100 backstroke, girls
1. Abigail Kochovar, Rock Canyon HS — 58.26
2. Natalie Arky, Mountain Vista HS — 58.85
3. Hannar Paris, Chaparral HS — 1:00.86
25. Maddy O’Malley, Summit HS — 1:11.87
SUMMIT VS. DENVER WEST — SUMMIT HS GIRL’S BASKETBALL
The Summit girl’s basketball team traveled to the Front Range for a non-conference game against Denver West on Jan. 9. The Tigers won 51-29 to go 4-4 overall and 0-2 in the 4A Western Slope (prior to the Jan. 12 game at Battle Mountain).
“After halftime we had a six-point lead and then outscored Denver West 21-0 through the third quarter with a revitalized defensive effort and a high shooting percentage from our team,” head coach Colton St. Peter said. “We finished the game solidly and were able to provide some quality minutes for some younger sophomores and role players that come off the bench.
Megan McDonnell, senior — led team with 16 points, 10 rebounds
Kate Tomlinson, junior — 13 points
Natalie Gray, junior — 8 points, 5 rebounds
SUMMIT HS BOY’S HOCKEY RECAP — JAN. 6-8
The Summit Tigers Hockey team started 2016 more auspiciously than the beginning of the year in 2015. However, they still have not managed to find a win.
On Jan. 6 the Tigers played against Valor Christian School of Denver in a non-conference matchup. Freshman Starke Carleton got the scoring kicked off in the first period, while senior Joe McComb added a pair of goals in the second period. However, the Eagles of Valor Christian came storming back to tie the game at three in the third. Despite great goaltending by junior Kyle Rodgers, who faced 44 shots, the Eagles managed to win the game in overtime as a tipped puck squeaked through.
On Jan. 8 the Tigers were at home again against the Standley Lake Gators. Tensions were high after the first period found the Gators up 2-0. Along with inflicting damage on the scoreboard, the Gators also managed to inflict some physical damage and were called for two separate major penalties: Boarding and checking from behind. The second period was marked with chippy play as the referees handed out nearly a dozen penalties. The Tigers battled back, as sophomore Jackson Stone found the back of the net on a power play to cut the lead to 2-1. The Gators scored again to regain a two-goal lead, but the Tigers senior captain Sean Costello banged home a rebound to cut the lead again with under a minute to play in the second period.
Both teams cleaned up the play in the third and the Tigers controlled much of the frame. Summit tied the game about five minutes into the period before senior captain Joe McComb put them ahead 4-3 just two minutes later.
Again, though, it wasn’t enough. Despite a heroic effort by goaltender Wyatt Dickerson, the Gators were able to tie the game at four late in the third period.
“I think the team is playing well and has improved significantly since December, but we need to work on keeping our composure in the D-zone so we can preserve leads like that,” McComb said. The game ended in a scoreless overtime, 4-4. The tie gave the Tigers their first point of the season in league play. — WREN ARBUTHNOT
BRECKENRIDGE BUCKS VS. COLORADO RAMPAGE — JAN. 8-9
Score 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bucks 1 3 2 6
Rampage 0 0 0 0
Score 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bucks 0 4 2 6
Rampage 0 0 0 0
The Breckenridge Bucks traveled to Monument Jan. 8-9 to take on the Colorado Rampage. Fresh off a shootout win against the top-seeded Pikes Peak Miners, the injured Bucks was rejuvenated with several players returning to the rotation. Bolstered by this confidence and seeing the need to get points against low-ranked teams, the Bucks came out strong and took advantage of a Rampage team dealing with their own personnel issues.
The Bucks found a brand new offensive weapon with forward Drake Cole from the Glacier Yeti. Cole joins a core of very talented forwards, and in the words of head coach Jesse Davis is “a welcome addition and just the piece needed to help bring the team to the next level.”
It didn’t take Cole long to find his way onto the score sheet with an assist for Michael Klintworth’s goal in the first period. The Bucks scored three second-period goals and wound up winning the game, 6-0.
Coach Davis said goaltending made the victory possible. Defensive breakdowns led to several good scoring opportunities in both games, but the Bucks goalies were again up to the task. Lincoln Riley was in net on Friday, stopping 21 shots to post the first-ever shutout by a Bucks goaltender. Not to be outdone, Oliver Elvenger produced the same result on Saturday, backstopping the Bucks to another 6-0 win, turning aside 33 shots.
The Bucks are still chasing No. 1 Pikes Peak and No. 2 Aspen in the standings and must continue to minimize mistakes if they want to move up in the standings before playoffs. The Bucks are at home this weekend, Jan. 15-16 against the Colorado Thunderbirds. — WREN ARBUTHNOT
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