JOSH QUIROZ, Silver Creek football — The junior running back helped lead the Raptors to an opening week win against Fernley (Nev.) by rushing for 125 yards on 17 carries. Quiroz got Silver Creek started by breaking free for a 65-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and also provided a key play in overtime, putting together an 8-yard run on the first play of the extra session to set up Kyle Kent’s game-winning 2-yard plunge.
TESS CARTIN, Holy Family softball — Several players enjoyed good starts as the Tigers won their first three games of the season on three consecutive days, yet the junior catcher stood above the pack. Cartin recorded two hits in each game, going 6 for 11 overall with a triple, five RBIs and three runs scored. Cartin’s best effort was a 2-for-3 performance with four RBIs in the Tigers’ 16-0 win against Peak to Peak.