• Chris Roy of Skyline delivered a dagger on the road in overtime when he crossed half court and drilled a deep buzzer-beating 3-pointer to defeat Holy Family 59-57. It was the first win for Skyline over their Tri-Valley League foes since Holy Family joined the league in the 2014-15 season.
• Welcome to the 5A top 10, Boulder. The Panthers were ranked No. 8 in the CHSAANow.com polls on Monday after going 3-0 last week, including two Front Range League wins. The Panthers won at Rocky Mountain 63-55 thanks to Jimmy Starry scoring 16 points and Pete Boyle adding 15. Later in the week, Caleb Wehmuller went off for 27 points at home in a 71-50 win over Broomfield.
• Greysen Carter and the Fairview Knights continue to roll. Carter scored 13 points in a 67-40 win over Poudre and then had 19 and eight rebounds in a comeback 46-40 win at Monarch last week. He led the team in scoring in both wins and Fairview has the longest win streak in the Front Range League at seven straight. The Knights also join rival Boulder as FRL’s only unblemished teams so far.
• Silver Creek saw a couple of big scoring performances in two league wins during the week. Andrew Duquette scored 30 points to set a season-high and lead the Raptors to a 64-56 win at Niwot. Then, it was Tanner Call who delivered at Mountain View with 23 points, a season-high for him, in an 82-62 win. The Raptors sit one game back of Longmont in the Northern League standings and appear to be the biggest threat to the end the Trojans’ long win streak in the conference.
• Elian Soto has emerged as a top, efficient scorer in the state for Jefferson Academy. The senior scored 24 points in a loss to 3A defending state champion Manual, and then had 22 in a win over Prospect Ridge Academy. Soto is averaging 22.5 points per game and is currently ranked No. 2 in the state in Points Per 32, a player efficiency statistic, according to Maxpreps.com.
• The future is looking brighter for Lyons. A young roster this year comprised of seven underclassmen are seeing more minutes under head coach Jahmiel McLawrence and should reap the rewards. An early award came last week when Lyons outscored Longmont Christian 22-7 in the fourth quarter to win 54-50 on the road. Freshmen Tucker Mills scored 22 and Nathan Richardson had 11, while sophomore Gage Basey scored 12 in the win. All three were the top three scorers for Lyons.
• Silver Creek was able to get over the hump and snap a seven-game losing skid with a 41-31 win at Niwot. Marissa Bartels scored 11 points and Emma Hunt had nine to lead six different scorers in the win. It was also the first road win out of nine tries for Silver Creek, who now get the luxury of playing its next seven games all at home.
• Lauren Gensert and Julia Mischke of Centaurus accounted for 70 percent of the team’s total points scored in three wins during the week. The two combined for 35 points in a 49-39 win over Greeley Central and then had 30 of the team’s 39 points in a win at Niwot in the Northern League. For good measure, they scored 32 in a 49-34 win over Thomas Jefferson in nonconference play.
• The start to the Tri-Valley League conference season has not gone the way Frederick had hoped, but the Warriors did grab their first league win of the season last week at home versus Roosevelt 47-46. Frederick came back from being down six points at the half to win. Kenna Tarnowski led the team with 15 points and five rebounds while Ali Davis had 11 points and six boards. Five of the last seven games on the schedule for Frederick are at home and the team will look to capitalize on that down the stretch.
• Three teams have pulled away from the field in the Class 3A Metro League, one of which being Jefferson Academy. The Jaguars won all three games in their league last week, beating rival Prospect Ridge Academy 40-30 and getting blowout wins over St. Mary’s Academy (60-11) and Colorado Springs Christian (52-27). Rachel Moreno leads a balanced scoring attack with just under 12 points per game and the team will look to use that balanced attack to win when they face fellow conference unbeatens SkyView and Lutheran in two of their next four games.
• Longmont Christian got back on track with two wins last week and are one game from .500 on the season. A big second half saw them pull away from Gilpin County 42-21 with Taylor Vandenburg scoring 12 points and Jessica Schneider with nine points and eight rebounds in the win. Three days later, Vandenburg scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season in a 45-28 win over Lyons.
• Kaitlyn Day had a big week of scoring for the Dawson Mustangs to get two more wins in the Mile High League. She scored a season-high 24 points and was 5-for-10 from 3-point range in a 51-18 win over Clear Creek. The scoring continued with 18 points and 4-of-10 shooting from behind the arc in a 53-29 win over Front Range Christian. Tuesday is a big game for Dawson as it travels to Fort Collins to play Heritage Christian, one of three teams in the league with an unbeaten conference record.
• Logan Novara of Longmont won the 106-pound title and Oran Huff of Lyons was the champion at 126 at the Northglenn Norse Invite on Saturday. Frederick was the top local team in the standings finishing in eighth place, followed by Lyons (ninth), Longmont (13th) and Erie (16th).
• Four wrestlers competed for the Mead girls wrestling team at the Poudre tournament. Kate Desmond led the way finishing in second place at 136 while Kassandra Reyes, Jenna Joseph and Clarissa Baetrez all competed as well. The Mavericks will compete in regionals this weekend.
• It was another strong showing from Skyline in a tournament, this time at the Diny Pickert Invitational in Berthoud. The Falcons had three wrestlers take home a tournament title, including Liam Laughery at 120, Andrew Sandoval at 138 and Oscar Aranday at 285. Holy Family also saw Hunter Branson win the title at 170.
• Some dual scores during the week: Ponderosa defeated Monarch 43-33 in a battle of top-five teams in Class 5A; Lyons came up short 47-21 to Highland in another top-10 dual; Mead won a tight dual over Frederick 39-31; and Boulder defeated Standley Lake 51-28.
• A number of teams are ranked in the top 10 in the latest On the Mat Rankings: Monarch is No. 3 and Legacy is No. 10 in Class 5A; Broomfield comes in at No. 4 and Longmont at No. 10 in 4A; Lyons is No. 7 in 2A.
• A quad meet in the Front Range League saw Legacy take first place with 748 points, ahead of Fort Collins, Monarch and Poudre in that order. Sydney Bales won the 200 IM and 500 free while Kandice Chandra won the 100 fly and 200 free. The Coyotes’ Angeline Settle won the diving competition.
• Rivals Fairview and Boulder faced off and it was the Knights who pulled through with a 199-112 win. Winning for Fairview were; Isabel Rich in both the 100 breast and 200 IM, Reilly Jones in diving, Samatha Mosier in the 100 butterfly, Jade Slowik in the 100 back, Julianne Jones in the 200 free and all three relay teams. Boulder had Ella Riccio win the 50 free, Emilia Culberson win the 100 free and Bena Koehn win the 500 free.
• One point was the difference in a meet between Longmont and Loveland. The Trojans won eight events with Olivia Brock (diving), Shay Harvey (50 free), Grace Barton (100 free), Alice Money (100 back), Emma Svendsen (200 free), Kaitlyn Yee (200 IM), Abby Thompson (500 free) and the 400 free relay team, but it was Loveland who won in the team scores 90-89.
• Broomfield won a swim meet versus Centaurus 191-101. Kaylee Austin, Maelynn Higgins and Mairead Powers were able to win multiple events and help in relays to get the win. Other individual winners were Ellianne Effland and Rebecca Thompson. Centaurus had Paige Davis win the diving competition in the meet.
• The No. 2 ranked Monarch Coyotes outshot Mountain Vista 30-17 on Friday, but it was Mountain Vista who got the 3-1 victory. Caleb Gold scored his team-leading ninth goal for the Coyotes in the game.
• A rematch with Regis Jesuit followed on Saturday and Monarch came up short 3-2. Hunter Hawkins gave the Coyotes a lead in the first period but Regis Jesuit had the next three goals to pull away. Drew Fehr scored a shorthanded goal in the third to close the gap.
• An explosive offense carried the Centaurus JV team to a 6-3 win over the Crested Butte JV team on Friday. Declan Hiller scored two goals while Evan Richards, Ben Mattison, Jeremiah McDougal and Zane Ganiere each scored one in the win.
• Nederland had a good day in alpine skiing on Friday at Ski Cooper. Max Lynch won the boys division with a combined time of 2:03.68, Aidan Olsson was third in 2:06.95 and Jack Vincent finished fourth in 2:07.66 to help the Panthers take first place in the boys team standings. Leading the girls team again was Emily Creek with her fourth-place combined time of 2:21.89. Kate Skilbred and Anna Katnik both finished just outside of the 10 team and the team finished in third place.
• Helen Cross was the top finisher again for the girls team in Nordic skiing competition at Tennessee Pass, finishing 24th with a time of 20:06.7. Townes Bakke led the boys team with his time of 20:23.0. Nederland was ninth in the girls division and 10th in the boys division.
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