Boys: Josue Chavez, Skyline soccer
As friendly and relaxed as Chavez is when his off the playing field, he is equally as intense and fiery when he is on it. The senior has posted a team-high eight goals this season, including three goals in victories over Roosevelt and Fort Morgan last week. Part of his ability to score stems from his drive and determination during games, always pressing the action and never backing down against another player. Another reason he is such a potent offensive threat is his ability to control and move the ball, befuddling defenders and delivering shots to every corner of the net from some ridiculous angles.
Girls: Nickie Blue, Niwot softball
Blue made a big impression on the softball scene during her sophomore season last year, and she followed that up with an even more stellar performance this time. She pitched a no-hitter to open the season and has matched that feat two more times since, including a 10-0 shutdown of Centaurus last week. In 73 innings so far, Blue has record 122 strikeouts to 13 walks, compiling a 0.77 ERA. At the plate, she holds a batting average of .521 with 20 RBIs and four home runs. But it’s not all good news — she did strike out for the first time this season, something that did not happen all of last year.