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Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer
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This week, girls swimming takes center stage with the state championships on deck in all three classifications this weekend. Wrestling also gets into the meat of its postseason, as regional tournaments will also take place over the weekend.
Here’s a look at a few of the bigger local events coming up this week.
Broomfield at Legacy, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Not only is this a cross-town rivalry in the Broomfield area, but both of these teams are capable of putting up big numbers in the scoring column. Broomfield is averaging 62.9 points and Legacy is averaging an even 64.0 points a game.
Rocky Mountain at Fairview, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
The Fairview Knights picked up a big win over second-place Fossil Ridge last week to move into the lead in the Front Range League standings. A win over Rocky Mountain, the current third place team, would go a long way towards the Knights locking down the league title.
Windsor at Holy Family, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Holy Family, Windsor and Mead are all tied up for the Tri-Valley League lead with eight wins and two losses. This will be a separating game for either Windsor or Holy Family, and one the Mead Mavericks will be keeping an eye on since they still have both teams remaining on their schedule.
Dawson School at Twin Peaks Charter, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Trying to make a name for themselves in the small-school ranks, the Twin Peaks Timberwolves are off their best-ever start at 8-6. At 8-7 themselves, the Dawson Mustangs and senior Gavyn Pure (19.4 ppg) will be equally invested in remaining above the .500 mark.
Silver Creek at Longmont, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
With Longmont pulling away in the league standings, the only left that appears to have a chance of catching the Trojans is the Raptors. This game will also feature the league’s top players in Longmont’s Luke Johnson and Silver Creek’s Trent Dykema.
Holy Family at Windsor, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
The Holy Family Tigers (17-2, 10-0) hold a narrow lead in the Tri-Valley League and Windsor (15-4, 9-1) is close behind. Both teams are riding win streaks of eight games or better and will be facing as the current leaders in the conference standings.
Mountain View at Centaurus, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Junior Helen Gover (11.2) and the Centaurus Warriors are leading a tight race for the Northern League title. However, third-place Mountain View is just a couple games back in he standings and will be looking to close the gap
Skyline at Mead, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
When these Tri-Valley League teams last met, Mead eked out a 43-42 win despite 26 points from Skyline’s Kylie Earhart. The rematch on Thursday could feature plenty more back-and-forth action.
Monarch at Regis Jesuit, Friday, 5:40 p.m.
The defending state champion Monarch Coyotes have lost just one game this season and it was to Regis Jesuit less than two weeks ago in a rematch of last season’s state title game. Now ranked No. 1 in the state, Regis Jesuit will host Monarch in the most highly anticipated game left in the regular season.
Class 3A state championship finals, Friday, 4:30 p.m.
Longmont and Centaurus will be attending this year’s 3A state meet at VMAC in Thornton. Keep a close eye on Longmont’s Lucille Matheson in the 200 IM and the Trojans are seeded first in several relays.
Class 4A state championship finals, Saturday, 3 p.m.
Also at VMAC in Thornton, this year’s local teams will be Niwot, Silver Creek and Skyline. After placing seventh last season, the Silver Creek Raptors, led by Brandi Vu in multiple events and relays, will be looking for another top-10 finish. Niwot will be also, having finished ninth a year ago.
Class 5A state championship finals, Saturday, 3 p.m.
At EPIC in Fort Collins, all of 5A’s best swimmers will gather to determine the fastest swimmers and teams in the state. Local area teams Broomfield, Boulder, Fairview, Legacy and Monarch will be competing. The Fairview Knights have finished top two in each of the past two seasons and can be expected to compete for the title once again this weekend.
4A Region 3 Tournament finals, Saturday, TBA
With regional tournaments taking place across the state, each will impact the state tournament brackets with its results. For local action, the 4A Region 3 tournament at Northridge High in Greeley is packed with Erie, Frederick, Mead, Silver Creek, Longmont and Skyline all attending.