Sports roundup: Mustang wrestling rules Continental again

Jim Benton
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Ponderosa downed Chaparral, 53-21, to capture the Continental League wrestling title last week.

It was the 19th consecutive league championship for the Mustangs who have compiled a 156-0 league dual meet record.

Coach Corey McNellis’ team picked up six forfeit wins against the Wolverines and Brett Guerrieri (126), Brighton Moye (138), Torry Williams (145), Kelton Good (152) and York Douglas (220) earned victories.

The Mustangs head into a tough Region 1 regional tournament Friday and Saturday at Smoky Hill High School.

Pomona, Cherry Creek and Ponderosa will be the featured teams and Arapahoe, Castle View, Douglas County and Heritage will also compete in this regional.

Littleton, Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon will be at the Region 2 regional tournament at Doherty High School while Chaparral, Highlands Ranch and ThunderRidge will compete in the Region 4 meet at Stanley Lake.

Each regional will qualify four wrestlers per weight class to advance to the state tournament.

HOME ICE - Mountain Vista can clinch a host spot for one of the CHSAA regional hockey playoffs Feb. 22-23 with a win tonight against Cheyenne Mountain at South Suburban Ice Arena.

Heritage entertains Valor Christian Saturday and will likely get the No. 3 seed from the Peak Conference in the playoffs.

In last week’s action, Mountain Vista clobbered Liberty 13-0 with Brett Heble, a senior from Chaparral, getting a hat trick and five points.

The Golden Eagles edged Heritage 5-4. Byran Hancock scored two goals and had three points in the win over Heritage and Heble scored the game-winning goal.

Heritage whipped Coronado 10-3 before losing to Mountain Vista.

Heritage’s Conor Crory, the state’s scoring leader, had a goal and eight assists in the two games to bring his season totals to 31 goals, 29 assists for 60 points.

Eagles captain Scott Appleby had four goals in the loss to Mountain Vista.

Wiley Myrick and Ryan Close each had two goals in Valor Christian’s 7-4 win over Pine Creek.

LITTLETON COACH - Kurt Krantz has been named to new football coach at Littleton replacing Jay Lukes.

Krantz, a 1975 Cherry Creek graduate and a former head coach at Rangeview (1991-95), takes over a program that has gone 5-25 over the past three seasons. Krantz has been an assistant coach in the past at Mullen, Rangeview, Heritage and Highlands Ranch.

ROCKETT MAN - Ed Rockett, superintendent of the Long Tree Golf Course, finished tied for 47th in the GCSAA National Championship and Golf Classic at the Torrey Pines South course in San Diego.

The two-time winner of the Colorado Superintendents Championship Tournament carded rounds of 81 and 84 for a 165 total.