• Boulder had a good week on the court winning three games. The Panthers won 75-55 over Fossil Ridge with five players scoring in double figures and then had four players in double figures in a 62-51 win at Bear Creek. The biggest win came on Saturday when the Panthers outscored Highlands Ranch 25-13 in the fourth quarter to get the 57-51 comeback win. Jimmy Starry was the lone player to score double figures in all three games and had 37 points for the week.
• Not to be outdone, Boulder’s crosstown rivals at Fairview also went 3-0 last week and holds the longest win streak (five games) and most overall wins (11) in the Front Range League entering the week. Fairview used a big second quarter to get past Horizon 59-52 with Greysen Carter scoring 13 and were led again by Carter with 18 points in a 50-34 win at Mountain Range. The week ended with a 60-39 blowout win over Pueblo East.
• The second-hottest team in the Tri-Valley League entering the week is Skyline. Adrian Compian and Austin Robison each scored 16 to help the Falcons hang on and win 45-42 at Fort Morgan, and then Gage Robertson scored 18 points in a 59-40 win over Skyline. The final game of the week saw Skyline prevail 48-45 versus No. 8 ranked Erie.
• The Mead Mavericks had their closest call in the Tri-Valley League this week when it went to Frederick on Tuesday, but the Mavericks still pulled through for a 69-60 win thanks to a balanced offensive attack led by Elijah Knudsen with 15. Mead would win a couple of blowouts after, winning 88-53 at home versus Fort Morgan and 71-29 on the road at Roosevelt.
• Another unbeaten week in the Northern League for Longmont resulted in a four-spot climb in the latest CHSAA polls released on Monday. The Trojans rose to No. 3 in Class 4A, right behind No. 2 Mead. Erie was ranked No. 8 in Class 4A as well and Fairview stayed firm at No. 7 in Class 5A for the week.
• Another week, another pair of big wins for Holy Family. The Tigers handed then-No. 1 ranked Berthoud its first loss of the season 49-44 with four players scoring in double figures, led by Dylan Sanders with 14. Two days later, the Tigers beat Class 5A Windsor 53-24. The Tigers now sit alone at the top of the Tri-Valley League standings.
• The Longmont Trojans have found some life in the Northern League winning three straight in their conference. Their latest two wins were thanks to their defense as Longmont forced 28 turnovers from Niwot in a 52-43 win on Tuesday and then held Centaurus to 25 percent shooting from the field in a 35-30 home win on Friday. Jordyn Lee led the Trojans in scoring in both games with 16 points versus Niwot and 12 against Centaurus.
• Legacy was picked by two reporters in a recent roundtable discussion as the girls basketball team most likely to finish over .500 on the season after starting the week with a losing record. Two wins last week over Poudre and Fort Collins have the Lightning on the plus side at 7-6 overall and 3-0 in the Front Range League. While Halle Mackiewicz is providing enough offense, the team as a whole is playing strong defense during its three-game win streak, holding opponents to 39, 26 and 35 points in the last three games.
• More defense: Peak to Peak grinded its way to a pair of wins last week and are now riding a three-game win streak. Aiyana Rockwell led all scorers with 16 points in a 35-31 win at Eagle Ridge on Wednesday. Two days later, Maddie Stevens led nine scorers from Peak to Peak with 12 points and the Pumas held Kent Denver to just 16 percent shooting from the field in a 39-19 win.
• Shining Mountain passed a tough test last Friday with a 46-21 win at Deer Trail thanks to Lola Conaway scoring 18 points and Frances Hilliard added 16 on offense. Coming in at No. 7 in the CHSAA polls this week, Shining Mountain has its biggest test of the season since facing No. 1 ranked Briggsdale in the Prairie Classic when they travel to Otis to face the No. 5 ranked Lone Star Longhorns (7-0) on Tuesday.
• Vince Cornella and Nathan Fitzpatrick of Monarch and Darren Green of Broomfield were able to come through with tournament titles at the Top of the Rockies tournament in Lafayette over the weekend. The two teams were also strong throughout the tournament with Broomfield finishing in second place with 142.5 points and Monarch taking fifth with 131 points in the team standings.
• Skyline continued its successful season with dual wins over Longmont and Silver Creek, followed by a first place finish in the Rock Canyon Duals on Saturday. The Falcons won four duals in the tournament, including the final one over Mountain Range 40-39 for the tournament title.
• In the latest On the Mat Rankings compiled by Tim Yount, there were five local teams ranked in the top 10 in their classifications. Monarch was seventh and Legacy came in at 10th in Class 5A, Broomfield was fourth and Longmont 10th in Class 4A and Lyons was sixth in Class 2A.
• The On the Mat Rankings also put some local wrestlers at the top of their respective weight class rankings. Cornella (126 in 5A) and Green (145 in 4A) were there along with Broomfield’s Bryant Walker (195 in 4A) and Erie’s Rudy Lopez (113 in 4A) from the Top of the Rockies tournament. Also ranked No. 1 this week were Karson Bean for Lyons at 195 in 2A and Hunter Branson for Holy Family at 170 in 3A.
• The annual crosstown rivalry dual between Boulder and Fairview took place on Friday at Boulder High School. It was another win for Boulder taking the dual 63-13. Joey Airola, Tyler Daniels, Bryce Myers, Dylan Tepedelen, Jamey Parks, Joseph Johnson and Kevin Salazar all got wins by fall for Boulder while Fairview got wins from Ben Anderson, Damian Flores and Ben Cronin in the dual.
• The St. Vrain Valley District Meet took place on Saturday in Loveland. Silver Creek used depth to forge a win, with 699 points including six event wins. Niwot’s four event wins led to a second-place finish, and Erie placed third with one event. Longmont and Skyline also had some quality swims in finishing fourth and fifth.
• Top results in the St. Vrain meet: Micaela Kimmett won the diving competition (378.10 points); Madison Black won the 50 free (24.85) and 100 free (54.85); Karly Pearson won the 100 breast (1:11.42); and the 200 free relay (1:43.71) and 200 medley relay (1:50.62) accounted for SCHS’ wins. Niwot saw Mary Codevilla win the 100 back (1:00.27) and 200 free (1:53.59); Emiley Yie won the 200 IM (2:12.34); and the 400 free relay team (3:46.94) took first place. Rounding out the individual winners were Longmont’s Emma Svendsen (500 free, 5:15.85) and Erie’s Payten Irwin (100 butterfly, 58.66).
• At the Arapahoe Warrior Invite on Saturday: Fairview was fourth with Julianne Jones winning the 100 back (1:01.14) and Karolina Bank winning the 200 IM (2:13.74). Broomfield saw Rebecca Thompson win the 500 free (5:18.93) and other season-best times from Thompson in the 200 free (1:58.40) and Ellianne Effland in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.36) to finish in third place.
• Holy Family grabbed a pair of wins in the pool starting with a 180-83 victory over Eaton that saw the Tigers win nine of the 12 events on Tuesday. Two days later, Holy Family won a triangular meet with Holyoke and Estes Park scoring 157 total points. Season-best times set this week for the Tigers include Sydney Booker in the 100 butterfly (1:09.73) versus Eaton and Abigail Philipsen winning the 200 IM (2:22.16) and 500 free (5:54.79) in the triangular meet.
• Roughly 24 hours after taking down defending state champion Regis Jesuit, Monarch returned to action Saturday night and shut out Resurrection Christian 5-0. The Coyotes outshot Resurrection Christian 54-11 and got goals from Sam Zis, Liam Keeley, Fuller Loose, Caleb Gold and Adam Prax in the win.
• The Centaurus JV team scored two power-play goals from Declan Hiller and Evan Richards and scored even strength with Hiller, Michael Burtzlaff and Jason Walters in a 5-2 win over Battle Mountain’s JV on Friday. The Warriors return to action on Monday versus Ralston Valley’s JV team.
• Thanks to their two wins last weekend, Monarch took a jump up to No. 2 in the latest CHSAA rankings. They sit just behind Fort Collins, the team they played to a 3-3 draw earlier this season.
• In alpine skiing: Max Lynch was the top skier for Nederland in the boys division at Bear Creek after taking ninth place with a run time of 1:14.68. Leading the girls team was Emily Creek with a two-run total of 2:34.95 to finish eighth. Nederland was third in the boys division and fifth in the girls.
• There was no Nordic skiing on the schedule last week. Both the alpine and Nordic teams will return to action this week when alpine skiing competes at Ski Cooper on Friday and the Nordic team competing at Tennessee Pass on Saturday.
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