Darren Green, Broomfield wrestling: After close finishes toward the top of the podium the past two years, the junior finally realized a goal at 138 pounds in Class 4A, ousting Pueblo East’s Aadan Valdez in an epic 3-2 decision for a state title.

Lauren Kia, Erie basketball: The senior has helped the Tigers to the Sweet 16 in 4A, and on Tuesday scored 10 points but more importantly added 14 rebounds in a thorough defeat of Longmont in the first round.

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