• The high-flying Mead Mavericks had a good week winning all three of their games and getting a top high school play with an alley-oop at Windsor. Mead scored at least 70 points in all three games. Elijah Knudsen and Will Maher were the top scorers with 16 points each in their 70-58 win over Windsor while Trey Ward led with 20 points in a 73-59 win over Skyline and 13 points in a 77-51 win over Battle Mountain. Mead travels to Frederick on Tuesday to kick off a three-game week again this week.
• Longmont hit a major milestone in its 67-57 win over Silver Creek. The Trojans are 2-0 in the Northern League this season, and their run of wins in conference play is now at 30 straight games.
• Jefferson Academy is undefeated no more after losing to Fort Lupton 51-38, but the 7-1 Jaguars are still feeling good about their start to the season. Ethan Livingston did record his second double-double with 10 points and 10 boards versus Fort Lupton and will look to lead his team in three big games this week, starting with a nonleague game versus Weld Central (8-3) on Monday and then beginning league play with road games at Kent Denver (4-3) and at 3A defending state champ Manual (3-4).
• Dawson head coach Tobin Skenandore has his team playing good basketball of late. His team is on a four-game win streak and opened Mile High League play with a couple of wins, highlighted by a 76-66 win over Longmont Christian in the league opener. Coby Grant-Krenz went off in the win with 30 points for his second game with at least 30 scored this season. The senior guard is shooting 30 percent from 3-point range and putting up good numbers, leading him to fourth in the MHL in scoring (20.7 ppg).
• Boulder and Monarch are showing so far that you can win without having a dominant scorer or two to lean on for offense. Instead, both teams use balanced scoring from multiple players and can see eight or more players score in a single game. Caleb Wehmuller leads Boulder with just 11.6 points per game and Matt Chen is averaging 11.5 to lead the Coyotes, as both sit at the top of the Front Range League standings right now.
• Niwot (7-3) is one win away from matching its win total from all of last season. The Cougars got two more wins thanks to their defense, winning 63-40 versus Northridge and 48-39 over Thompson Valley. The 50-point threshold seems to be a theme this season: when Niwot holds teams to 50 or fewer points, it is 7-0, but NHS is 0-3 when teams score more than 50 against it. Four players have double-digit steals on defense, including Kyle Reeves (20), Cooper Sheldon (16), Jarrett Noterman (12) and Austin Rathburn (10).
• Izzy Munson leads the state in scoring at 24.4 points per game in girls basketball and played a key role in a couple of wins for Fairview. The senior guard scored 28 points in a 60-49 win over Castle View and then helped the Knights win a 48-41 road win at Loveland to begin Front Range League play. The Knights are 6-3 and currently riding a four-game win streak.
• Unique scheduling forced Holy Family to play three games in three days, but the Tigers passed the test and won all three within the Tri-Valley League. The biggest win was the second game at Erie, 53-44, with Alyssa Wells scoring 26 points off four 3-pointers and 14 free throws made. Holy Family also beat Fort Morgan and Roosevelt.
• Shining Mountain continued its strong start to the season with a 47-35 win over Class 2A Union Colony Prep. A balanced scoring attack helped them in the win, with Lola Conaway scoring 15, Kalea Zeender 12 and Frances Hilliard 11. The No. 8 ranked Lions have another big test Friday, at Deer Trail (6-2).
• The first meeting between rivals Longmont and Silver Creek saw a big second half from Longmont to pull away for the 48-32 victory. Senior Jordyn Lee had a big game for Longmont with a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double on the season. The two teams will meet again on Feb. 4 at Silver Creek.
• Peak to Peak, a team playing in Class 3A, defeated 5A Boulder in a defensive battle 34-29. The Pumas (2-5) now have their second win over a team with a winning record (Estes Park) and snapped a four-game losing streak in the process. Aiyana Rockwell was able to score inside and out and finished with 14 points to lead the Pumas in the win.
• Lyons was able to even up its record with a couple of wins. The Lions outscored Frontier Academy 31-19 in the second half to win 44-42 and were led by freshman Brooklyn Enny with 14 points. Two days later, the Lions built up a big lead thanks to their defense and won 44-26 over Front Range Christian. Avery Joy scored 13 in that game.
• Broomfield won the Englewood Pirates Invitational with 162.5 points to beat Skyview for the top spot. The Eagles had Ryan Vigil, John Beau Hostler, Vince Beeson, Antonio Welch-Soto and Tyler Carpenter all take first place while Tanner Stones and Morgen Watt were finals match participants and placed second.
• Legacy and Longmont led area schools in the Arnold Torgeson Invite in Fort Collins on Saturday. Legacy saw Joey Joiner, Grady Funk and Adam Lynch all take first place in their weight classes and the team finished in fourth place. Logan Novara, Bini Barila and Brayden Engelking all took home tournament titles for Longmont, who finished in fifth place.
• Mead made the long four-hour trip to Gunnison count as it won the Gunnison Cowboy Invitational with 208.5 points. Roman Salazar, Mateo Gonzaga, Emilio Chavez and Gretzky Gilman all won tournament titles for the Mavericks. Also placing in the top five were Gage Duetsch, Nathan Rowden, Caleb Domenico, Kyle Johnson, Keegan Caldwell, Shawn Anderson and Tommy Tatham.
• Lyons hosted the Linn Long Lyons Wrestling Invitational and saw Oran Huff, David Gardner, Logan Odell and Karson Bean take first place in their weight classes. Christian Keller was third and Dequlyn Keller took fourth as well as Lyons finished third in the team scores.
• The Mead girls wrestling team competed in the Northridge Girls Invitational on Saturday and finished in fifth place in the team standings. Jenna Joseph took first place at 136 pounds and Kassandra Reyes finished second at 111 to lead the Mavericks. Five of the eight girls won a match in the tournament.
• The Mountain Range Mustang Invite played host to many local teams in the area on Saturday. Fairview led the area schools finishing in second place, followed by Legacy taking fourth place and Monarch coming in fifth. Broomfield led the Class 4A teams in the field finishing in sixth place and Niwot squeaked by host team Mountain Range by four points to get in the top 10.
• Some of the top local performers at the Mustang Invite include: Niwot’s Mary Codevilla winning the 100 free (53.22) and 200 free (1:54.04), Fairview’s Jenna Reznicek in the 100 back (58.04) and 100 fly (58.83), Legacy’s Sabrina Rachjaibun in the 500 free (5:09.05) and the Legacy 400 free relay team of Rachjaibun, Kandice Chandra, Sydney Bales and Abigail Zadorozny (3:37.80).
• There were two dual meets during the week that pitted area teams against each other. Monarch took the win over Boulder 165-129 and Broomfield defeated Erie 119-67.
• The first team rankings for girls swimming were released by PrepSwimCo.com. Fairview was No 2 and Legacy came in at No. 9 in Class 5A; Broomfield was No. 4, Silver Creek was No. 5 and Niwot was No. 10 in Class 4A; Erie came in at No. 3 and Holy Family was No. 10 in Class 3A.
• Monarch had a big weekend of games as the No. 3 ranked Coyotes faced No. 4 Ralston Valley on Friday and No. 1 Fort Collins on Saturday. The Coyotes lost 2-1 to Ralston Valley as Caleb Gold got a power play goal in a game where they were held to just 21 shots on goal, but they got 44 shots against Fort Collins and goals from Andrew Kim, Drew Fehr and Kooper Koinzan to settle for a 3-3 tie.
• Before they play at the varsity level next season, the Centaurus Warriors are playing with a JV team this season and having some success, including a 5-4 win over Heritage on Saturday. Aaron Mallinger, the team leader in goals, scored the first on the power play, and two goals late in the third period from Jackson Braun and Declan Hiller completed the comeback win.
• The alpine skiing season got underway on Friday at Winter Park for the Nederland team. Carson McCue led the boys team by winning the giant slalom with a combined time of 2:22.14, beating out Mackay Pattison of Vail Mountain by less than a second. Max Lynch finished fifth and seventh through 10th for the Panthers were Kale Lantz, Jack Vincent, Carter Tomasko and Micah Byram. Nederland finished second behind Vail Mountain in the team scores.
• In the girls giant slalom, Emily Creek was the top finisher for Nederland with a combined time of 2:40.85 to finish in fifth place. Kate Skilbred had a combined time of 2:49.06 to secure a top-20 finish as well as the Panthers finished in fifth place out of six teams.
• The Nordic skiing season began for Nederland on Saturday at the CRMS Classic at Spring Gulch. Both the boys and girls teams took 11th place in the event with the girls scoring 100 points and the boys grabbing 81. Top times went to Helen Cross at 27:57.7 for the girls and Townes Bakke at 28:44.4 for the boys.
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