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Coronado’s Adrian Cordova wrestled Pine Creek’s Chase Frye, top, in a 112-pound match Wednesday. Frye defeated Cordova with a pin in the first round.

wrestling: Coronado rallies to victory after Pine Creek dominates lower weights from page 1 —

Jared Rieck, ranked No. 2 at 215 pounds, sealing the victory with a 15-0 technical fall over senior Jess Roberson in the final match. It was a conclusion that Rieck anticipated from the point he learned he would take the mat the last. “Freshman year it came down to (teammate) Nathan (Burak) and he pulled through,” Rieck said. “Last year it came down to Carter (McElhany) and he pulled through. I was expecting something similar.” Pine Creek opened a 22-6 lead, dominating the lower weights to win five of the first six matches. But the Cougars clawed their way back, accumulating bonus points with four pins and two technical falls. Sophomore Adrian Cordova, No. 1 at 112, scored a first period pin for the Cougars only points in the first six matches. Senior Justin Hays, ranked seventh at 140, No. 8 junior Trevor Powers (152), No. 2 senior Ethan Olson (171) followed Cordova’s lead. Powers pinned Geoffrey Curtis in 58 seconds, igniting the crowd and setting off the decisive run for the Cougars. “I’ve got to get a pin,” Powers said of this thought process entering his match. “It’s the most points, so I had to get it.” Burak, No. 2 at 189, scored a 19-2 techni-

today’s schedule BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Palmer at Aurora Central, 3:30 p.m.; Pine Creek vs. Longmont at HealthOne Holiday Classic, Castle Rock, 4 p.m.; Cripple-Creek Victor at Hilltop Baptist, 5 p.m.; Pomona at Wasson, 6 p.m.; Conifer at Palmer Ridge, Florence at Pueblo Centennial, Mesa Ridge at Pueblo County, Pueblo South at Rampart, 7 p.m.; Vista Ridge at Elizabeth, 7:30 p.m.; Colorado Springs School at Pikes Peak Christian, 8 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Cripple Creek-Victor at Hilltop Baptist, 5 p.m.; Coronado at Wasson, 5:30 p.m.; Vista Ridge at Elizabeth, 6 p.m.; Colorado Springs School at Pikes Peak Christian, 6:30 p.m.; Rye at Manitou Springs, Lewis-Palmer at Evergreen, Cheyenne Mountain at Pueblo West, Discovery Canyon at Legend, 7 p.m. HOCKEY: Lewis-Palmer at Ralston Valley, 6:30 p.m. WRESTLING: Lamar at Florence, Pueblo West at Mesa Ridge, 6 p.m.

cal fall to give Coronado it’s first lead at 3231, setting the stage for Rieck. Rieck scored an early takedown and added nine near fall points in the first period, then scored a reversal and two more near fall points early in the second period to end it. “Coming in I thought we could win seven (matches) and they could win seven,” Eagles coach Billy Gabel said. “We thought it would come down to bonus points. They got the bonus points and we didn’t.” Coronado’s Nathan Burak, top, wrestled Pine Creek’s Brandon Tribble in the 189-pound match Wednesday at Coronado High School. Burak won 19-2.

Barry roars down the baseline into a trio of defenders. He jumps into the middle of the crowd and pulls the ball high. The trio all reach for the ball, but Canyon fools them, yanking it down, floating under the rim and scoring on a reverse layup. A few minutes later, Canyon steps to the line. Virtually every high school player shoots one-handed free throws, reaching high before releasing. Canyon goes low, embracing family tradition from the line. He grips the ball with both hands before gently shooting underhanded. “What the ...” shouts a Thomas Jefferson supporter as Barry prepares to shoot. Yes, Canyon wants to develop his own basketball personality, but he’s wise enough to follow the steps of his father. Rick sank 90 percent of his underhand free throws during his NBA career. “Logic says that if one of the best free throw shooters of all time shot underhanded, why not try it?” Canyon asks. “It’s a great shot, a lot softer than an overhand shot. ... It’s the right shot for me.” From the stands, Rick watches the layups and free throws with quiet intensity. As a player, Rick attacked the game with distinctive rage, sharing opinions with teammates, coaches, opponents and officials. He did not specialize in basketball diplomacy. Mike Dunleavy, Barry’s teammate and friend, once summarized Barry’s personality. “You could send him to the U.N. and he’d start World War III,” Dunleavy said. As a basketball parent, Rick is silent man of peace. While watching games, he sits on the top row, scribbling suggestions for Canyon in pencil. He does not utter one word to coaches or officials. “I just watch,” Rick says. “I’m not a meddling parent.” Belveal confirms this. Other parents offer advice, ask questions. Not Rick. “He stays out of it,” Belveal says. “He does that on purpose. And I appreciate it. Having an NBA Hall of Famer in your ear every day, that could be intimidating.” And not only to a coach. The formula for a basketball catastrophe is there for father and son, too. But Rick and Lynn have


Cheyenne Mountain’s Canyon Barry scored against Liberty in the fourth quarter Tuesday at Cheyenne Mountain High School.

I tell him that it’s no big deal, just go out and have fun. It’s up to him. I don’t ever make him go out and shoot and practice.” RICK BaRRY — Basketball Hall of Famer on his son Canyon, who is a junior at Cheyenne Mountain

embraced a gentle approach to teaching the game. They encouraged Canyon to pursue other interests, and he’s done so with gusto. He’s an A student, an Eagle Scout, a devoted musician and a state champion in tennis doubles. He hopes to become a doctor, a family tradition on his mother’s side. Canyon has learned basketball at his pace, not his parents’ pace. “I tell him that it’s no big deal, just go out and have fun,” Rick says. “It’s up to him. I don’t ever make him go out and shoot and practice. If he does, I try to make myself available and give him insight and guidance, but it’s got to be up to him.” Canyon confirms his

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL Rampart 49, Rock Canyon 45 At Rock Canyon: Max Cook scored 15 points to lead Rampart over host Rock Canyon. Alex Hammelev scored 12 points and Ryan Cook added 11 for the Rams. WRESTLING Rampart 35, Palmer 34 At Rampart: Rampart jumped out to an early lead and held on for a narrow victory. The Rams were assisted by three forfeit victories, as they jumped out to an early 24-12 lead. Cameron Allen started things off for Rampart with a pinfall of Nick Benson 45 seconds into their match at 215 pounds. Clark Jones secured a victory with a 6-5 decision at 171 over Paul Manka. Jones capped a second period with a two-point reversal to secure the final margin. “Clark is only a sophomore, but he is wrestling really well,” Rampart coach Casey Bartels said. “There were a few times in the third period where Clark almost secured the pin, but Manka was able to fight him off. “This was a good win for us, especially against a very good Palmer squad. The kids came out a little lethargic, but were able to pull it together for the victory.”

Palmer Ridge 43, Lewis-Palmer 23 At Lewis-Palmer: Palmer Ridge picked up major decisions at 125, 135 and 140 pounds en route to a 20-point victory. Billy Farmer picked up the quickest pinfall victory for Palmer Ridge, just 44 seconds into the match at 160. Lewis-Palmer picked up a pinfall victory at 130 by Nate Still, who secured his victory in 22 seconds. Palmer Ridge also had a point deducted from their team score for unsportsmanlike conduct in that match. TCA 38, Manitou Springs 30 At Manitou Springs: Mason Haycock of TCA helped set the tone of the match with a pinfall victory over Ryan Carpenter at 103 pounds. Haycock’s pin was one of five Titan pinfalls on the day. Zach Dillon may have had the most impressive victory of the day, as he wrestled up at 171 pounds. Dillon picked up a technical fall 3:30 into the match. Dillon, who normally wrestles at 160, was filling in for an injured Daniel Register and lead 15-0 to bring on a technical fall over Nate Titcomb. “Our wrestlers did a great job today, especially Zach,” TCA coach Sean Collins said. “It’s

pretty special to be able to control a match that way. We knew that it was going to be a tough match because of the quality of wrestlers that Manitou has.” GIRLS’ SWIMMING Doherty 101, Discovery Canyon 85 At Doherty: Caitlin Johnson and Sarah James helped lead Doherty to a close victory over Discovery Canyon. Johnson picked up individual victories in the 50 and 100 free, while James added victories in the 100 butterfly and backstroke. Both swimmers were part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams. Discovery Canyon was led by Kelsey Oettinger who picked up a victory in the 500 free. HOCKEY Air Academy 4, Coronado 1 At Sertich Ice Center: Conor Henricks scored 43 seconds into the game as Air Academy jumped out early against Coronado. Henricks scored his second goal of the period to give the Kadets a 3-0 lead at intermission. Dalton Adams scored for Coronado, off assists from Joey Garcia and Brock Lofgren. See more at nathanael marley, the gazette

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MonarcH 60, aIr acaDeMy 43 Monarch—Beauchamp 1 0-0 2, Brooks 7 1-2 15, Johnson 2 1-1 5, McCrudden 2 3-3 7, Moon 1 1-2 3, Przedpelski 0 2-2 2, Spence 6 6-8 18, Webb 1 0-2 2, Wilding 3 0-0 6 Monarch 11 16 16 17 — 60 air academy 3 8 17 15 — 43 raMPart 49, rock canyon 45 rampart—Cook 7 1-2 15, Cook 4 3-7 11, Hammelev 4 1-2 12, Hower 0 3-4 3, Lindquist 1 1-2 3, Monroe 1 0-0 2, Theis 1 0-0 3 rampart 13 11 13 12 — 49 rock canyon 7 12 14 12 — 45

DoHerty 101, DIscoVery canyon 85 200 medley relay—1. Doherty (James, Morris, Schwab, Johnson) 1:58.14, 2. Discovery Canyon 2:03.03, 3. Doherty 2:08.51. 200 freestyle—1. Gradisar (DOH) 2:10.12, 2. Cardillo (DOH0 2:17.53, 3. Rice (CO) 2:24.01. 200 individual medley—1. Morris (DOH) 2:22.55, 2. Oettinger (DC) 2:27.63, 3. Funk (DC) 2:30.79. 50 free—1. Johnson, (DOH) 26.20, 2. Gutierrez (DC) 28.14, 3. Layman (DC) 28.74. Diving—1. Valliere (DC) 167.90, 2. Moore (DOH) 141.90, 3. Leatherman (DC) 117.85. 100 butterfly—1. James (DOH) 1:05.55, 2. Gutierrez (DC) 1:10.15, Schwab (DOH) 1:13.74. 100 free—1. Johnson (DOH) 58.79, 2. Nevin (DOH) 1:03.00, Bullock (DC) 1:03.74. 500 free—1. Oettinger (DC) 5:44.68, 2. Hand (DC) 5:53.19, 3. Gradisar (DOH) 6:10.44. 200 free relay— 1. Doherty (Morris, Gradisar, Schwab, Nevin) 1:51.12, 2. Discovery Canyon 1:54.75, 3. Doherty 1:56.88. 100 backstroke—1. James (DOH) 1:01.81, 2. Hand (DC) 1:07.62, Rice (DC) 1:11.18. 100 breaststroke—1. Makas (DOH) 1:25.28, 2. Kukula (DOH) 1:25.43, 3. Pierson (DOH) 1:26.18. 400 free relay— 1. Doherty (Gradisar, Cardillo, James, Johnson) 3:58.89, 2. Discovery Canyon 4:02.49, 3. Discovery Canyon 4:18.56.

coronaDo 37, PIne creek 31 103 pounds—Cos (PC), inj. def., Faires 112—Cordova (COR) pin Frye, 1:40 119—G.Martinez (PC) maj. dec. House, 11-1 125—J. Martinez (PC) maj. dec. Cruz, 11-2 130—Smith (PC) tech. fall Ricotta, 16-1 135—McElhany (COR) dec. McGinty, 4-0 140—Hays (COR) pin Markowski, 3:36 145—Wells (PC) dec. Pina, 9-2 152—Powers (COR) pin Curtis, :58 160—Hildenbrandt (PC) pin Burghardt, 4:52 171—Olson (COR) pin Fischer, 1:31 189—Burak (COR) tech. fall Tribble, 19-2 215—Rieck (COR) tech. fall Roberson, 15-0 Hvy—Kluckman (PC) dec. West, 4-1 PalMer rIDGe 43, leWIs-PalMer 23 103 pounds—Kadlubowski (LP) forfeit. 112—Edwards (PR) dec. Vanderpool, 14-8. 119—Hartling (LP) tech fall. Lee, 5:02. 125—Normile (PR) maj. dec. Rykerd, 19-4. 130—Still (LP) pin Abeyta, :22. 135—Thalhammer (PR) maj. dec. Anderson, 13-3. 140—Polkow (PR) maj. dec. Glenn, 15-3. 145—Rajkowski (PR) dec. Barringer, 13-11. 152—King (PR) pin Blair, 6:30. 160—Farmer (PR) pin Earl, :44. 171—Knusten (PR) dec. Wyman. 5-3. 189—Fuellenbach (PR) tech. fall Jac. Glenn, 3:00. 215—Jos Glenn (LP) forfeit.


conference aIr acaDeMy 4, coronaDo 1 air academy 3 0 1—4 coronado 0 1 0—1 first period—1, Air Academy, Henricks, :43. 2, Air Academy, Bak (Brunk, Law), 8:03. 3, Air Academy, Henricks (Paiement, Reilly), 11:53. second period—4, Coronado, Adams (Garcia, Lofgren), 11:07. third period—5, Air Academy, Hendricks (Flaherty), 2:31. shots on goal—Air Academy 34, Coronado 23. Goalies—Air Academy, Danzo. Coronado, Kamnikar.

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father’s words. He never encounters the fiery man who dominated NBA games in the ’60s and ’70s. “He’s always encouraged me,” Canyon says. “He says, ‘Try to get better. Have fun.’” Canyon smiles as he looks forward to the ride with his father to their home near The Broadmoor. He knows his father will compliment him for hustle on defense and generosity on offense. He suspects dad also will mention he failed to drop his shooting shoulder on jump shots. The pressure on Canyon’s still-slim shoulders could be crushing, but it’s not. He’s surrounded by supporters, not critics. “I’m blessed,” he says, “to come from a basketball family.”


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Hvy—Gilles (PR) pin Fowler, 1:03. raMPart 35, PalMer 34 103 pounds—Bartels (RAM) forfeit. 112—Keenan (RAM) forfeit. 119—A. Pellow (PAL) pin Cramer, 3:26. 125—Jack (RAM) forfeit. 130—Kaska (RAM) dec. K. Pellow, 4-2. 135—Ferreira (RAM) tech. fall Ransom, 15-0. 140—McCoy (PAL) pin Herbst, 3:46. 145—R. Pellow (PAL) dec. Bucbach, 8-7. 152—Teschmer (PAL) dec. Happ, 6-4. 160—Hinkle (PAL) maj. dec. Hill, 13-2. 171—Jones (RAM) dec. Hinkle, 6-5. 189—Fransisco (PAL) pin Carpenter, 2:23. 215—Allen (RAM) pin Benson, 1:45. Hvy—Rugg (PAL) pin Karnes, :48. tca 38, ManItoU sPrInGs 30 103 pounds—Haycock (TCA) pin Carpenter, 1:08. 112—Birch (TCA) dec. Keller, 7-2. 119—P. Keller (MS) pin Oritiz, 1:40. 125—Register (TCA) pin Straus, 2:50. 130—Archuletta (MS) pin Johnson, 4:47. 135—Leaf (TCA) pin Rollman, 5:45. 140—E. Leaf (TCA) pin Damon, 1:00. 145—Moore (MS) pin Schwarz, 1:23. 152—Petryk (MS) pin Brown, 1:45. 160—Double forfeit. 171—Dillon (TCA) tech. fall Titcomb 3:30. 189—Leggett (TCA) pin Bell, 3:11. 215—Double forfeit. Hvy—Slavkoff (MS) pin Schmidt, :53.

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