NATE MERRIMAN, Niwot football — The Cougars’ senior quarterback enjoyed a huge game as Niwot notched a thrilling road victory at Loveland. Trailing 19-9 going into the fourth quarter, Merriman put the Cougars within striking distance with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Brian Meek early in the final frame. Merriman also led Niwot’s final scoring drive, finishing the game with a 19-for-32 mark for 311 yards and no interceptions.
KAILEY KLIBBE, Mead volleyball — The sophomore played a key role in the Mavericks’ key five-game win against Roosevelt and also dominated Mead’s sweep of Skyline. Against Roosevelt, Klibbe paced the Mavericks’ defense by recording an impressive 31 digs. In the sweep of Skyline, Klibbe put together a strong, balanced performance, posting 12 digs while serving 21 consecutive points in the deciding third set, a streak that included six aces.
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