Nathan Mackey, Mead football: The Mead Mavericks got their first playoff win since the program was resurrected in 2010 and the junior running back, who rushed for 109 yards and caught three passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns, was a big reason why.

Brynn Chavez, Niwot volleyball: In a pair of Class 4A state tournament matches, the 5-foot-7 senior setter facilitated the Cougars' many weapons with 30 assists against Eagle Valley and 45 more against state runner-up Holy Family.

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