BEN SJOBAKKEN, Silver Creek football — The gunslinger for the Raptors started off his season with some exceptional numbers as his team beat Poinciana (Fla.) 41-25 to open their 3A state title defense. The quarterback was 13-for-16 for 190 yards and three touchdowns, but he also added a TD run of 15 yards to put the game away. He hit five different receivers, with two of the scoring receptions going to Zane Lindsey.
CHEYENNE HAMILTON, Frederick softball — Frederick jumped out of the gate with three straight wins, and Hamilton was an on-base machine for the Warriors. She went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI’s in a 9-0 opening win against Roosevelt, and then proceeded to reach base all but one time in wins against Longmont and Mead. It added up to a 7-for-8 week with five RBI’s, three walks, two triples, and a hit by pitch.