• For the first time in 2-plus seasons, Longmont suffered a loss in the Northern League. It came at the hands of rivals Silver Creek, 66-52. A balanced scoring attack for Silver Creek saw Andrew Scott score 14, Andrew Duquette with 13, Tanner Call with 10 and Karson Hills scoring eight off the bench. Silver Creek also won the slight edge on the boards 29-24 with a tall, lengthy Longmont frontcourt in the win.
• The Monarch Coyotes continue to find themselves in close games. In 19 games they have played, 10 of them have been decided by six points or fewer. Monarch has gone 7-3 in those games, including their latest win, 62-59 over Windsor, to end last week.
• Austin Robison had a solid performance in Skyline’s 61-39 win over Frederick. He scored the first nine points of the game and finished with 24 in the win. It marked the fifth time this season Robison had scored more than 20 points in a game.
• A tough four-game losing skid came to an end for Longmont Christian thanks to a 51-48 win over Front Range Christian. Ryan Shellenberger had 19 points to lead the Warriors in the win — he has scored in double figures in all 14 games they have played this season.
• In the latest CHSAANow.com polls: Mead is the unanimous No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A while Erie joins the polls at No. 9; Fairview (No. 6) and Boulder (No. 9) remain in position to potentially be ranked when the two teams face each other next week at the CU Events Center.
• Erie had a great week on the court, beating the two teams ahead of them in the Tri-Valley League standings. It began with Anna Hefner hitting the game-winning shot in the final seconds to defeat Holy Family on the road, 52-50. She finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds for a big double-double in the win. The week ended with Erie beating Berthoud 59-48 thanks to a big fourth quarter where EHS outscored BHS 20-8 to get the win. The three teams remain neck and neck down the stretch of the season.
• Jefferson Academy had a big week of games in the Metro League and finished 2-1, with wins over SkyView Academy (48-35) and Faith Christian (38-32 in overtime) while losing a close 48-42 game to Lutheran. The Jaguars (12-4, 7-1) sit firmly in second place in the league standings and will look to finish strong in the regular season and the district tournament to qualify for the postseason.
• Skyline got a couple of much-needed league wins to close the week, winning 38-30 at Frederick and 38-34 at home versus Fort Morgan. Helping the Falcons down the stretch is Lindrey Schendel, who made her season debut the week before against Mead and is providing another player with a strong post presence to work with Ashayla Powers. Schendel led the team with 12 points and grabbed six boards in the win at Frederick. The two wins moves the Falcons up to sixth place in the competitive Tri-Valley League.
• The marquee Front Range League game between Broomfield (13-5, 7-0) and Fairview (12-5, 7-0) was postponed due to the winter storm that hit the area on Friday. Broomfield won its lone game last week 56-23 at Loveland with Courtney Wristen scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds and Jaylene Young finishing with 10 points. Fairview, who has not played since Jan. 31, will host Broomfield in the critical league game Monday night.
• Only three area schools were ranked in the latest CHSAANow.com polls: Erie moved up two spots to No. 5 and Holy Family slid one spot down to No. 7 in Class 4A; Shining Mountain stands pat at No. 6 in Class 1A.
• Jenna Joseph and Kassandra Reyes represented the St. Vrain Valley School District’s girls wrestling team based out of Mead at the girls state wrestling tournament in Thornton. Joseph finished in 6th place at the 136-pound weight class, going 3-3 to finish the season with a 17-8 record. At 111 pounds, Reyes was 0-2 at the tournament but finished the season 9-7.
• Holy Family’s first swim season in program history will include winning the Tri-Valley League title. The Tigers scored 321 points and edged Berthoud (279) to win the title at the league meet on Saturday. Anna Martinez won the 50 free (26.04), Abigail Philipsen won the 100 back (58.93), Sydney Booker won the 500 free (5:49.58) and Holy Family swept the three relays, posting season-best times in the 200 free relay (1:47.36), the 200 medley relay (1:55.53) and the 400 free relay (3:57.13).
• Legacy had a good performance in the Front Range League swim meet, swimming to a second-place finish with five event wins. Sabrina Rachjaibun grabbed a pair of individual titles in the 200 IM (2:05.25) and the 500 free (5:03.98) while Indigo Armon won the 100 free (51.68) and Sydney Bales won the 100 back (55.93). Rachjaibun, Armon and Bales were joined by Abbie Kehmeier in the 200 medley relay and they won with a time of 1:45.52.
• The other area winner in the Front Range League meet was Boulder’s Emilia Culberson, who won the 200 free with a time of 1:54.89. Boulder finished fifth in the team standings, followed by Monarch in sixth place and Fairview in seventh.
• Skyline diver Morgan Kram was the top diver in the Tri-Valley League meet, winning with a score of 379.35. It marked the sixth swim meet this season that Kram has won the diving competition for the Falcons.
• Weather forced one of Monarch’s games to be postponed during the week, but the lone game the Coyotes played was a solid 5-0 win over Standley Lake. Five different players scored a goal in the game, including three power play goals from Liam Keeley, Kevin Maisells, and Adam MacArthur. Jay Alford and Sam Zis scored on even strength and JT Harland recorded a 20-save shutout in the win.
• The latest CHSAANow.com polls had a number of teams change spots, but Monarch was not one of them. The Coyotes remain at No. 5 in the polls this week.
• The alpine ski team at Nederland did not race on Friday due to circumstances around Friday’s winter storm. The Nordic ski team did compete in Aspen the day before. Helen Cross led the girls team with a time of 23:49.8 and saw teammates Bella Lynch (25:06.1) and Annabel Ivey (26:55.7) crack the top 50 in the field. For the boys team, Townes Bakke led the team again with his time of 24:29.8.
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