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Who’s hot? Legacy softball skyrockets to No. 2

Broomfield and Frederick volleyball have strong weeks

Of all the many, many teams within the BoCoPreps coverage area, few have been as prolific as Class 5A’s second-ranked Legacy softball.

The Lightning has ignited a firestorm through a 13-3 record and currently enjoys a six-game winning streak. Some of their more impressive victories include a 10-0 mercy rule over No. 8 Grand Junction Central, 9-4 over No. 9 Chaparral and 5-4 over No. 7 Smoky Hill.

The Lightning has relied on their prolific offense to get the job done by outscoring its opponents 166-56.

Softball

Erie
The Tigers took over the top spot in CHSAANow.com’s Class 4A coaches poll two weeks ago, and the Tigers haven’t made the coaches regret it.

They suffered a single setback in their early slate to 5A’s third-ranked Legend and have conquered each of the 13 opponents they’ve faced since. Big wins include a 12-1 beatdown over then-top-ranked Mead, 8-4 over 5A’s third-ranked Chatfield and 6-5 over 4A’s No. 3 Windsor.

The Tigers have relied on strong pitching from their sophomore pair as Gracie Sackett boasts a 7-1 record with 49 strikeouts and Matix Hull is 4-0 with 19 strikeouts.

Volleyball 

Broomfield
Only one team in the past couple of weeks has managed to ground the Eagles, and that 2-0 tournament loss came at the hands of No. 2 Cherry Creek. Aside from that, fifth-ranked Broomfield has enjoyed a 9-2 record and has gone 5-1 in the last week alone.

The Eagles have notched impressive wins with a 3-2 campaign over then-ninth-ranked Highlands Ranch and a 2-1 showdown over then-sixth-ranked Rampart. Seniors Emma Winter and Sophie Buschmann have led the attack with 104 and 100 kills, respectively.

Frederick
The Warriors began the season with a 3-1 setback to Erie, but they haven’t missed a beat in the three weeks since. This week, they were awarded the No. 4 ranking in the Class 4A poll after winning 11 straight.

In their biggest victory over then-sixth-ranked Mead, the Warriors staved off a third and fourth set surge from the Mavericks to further prove their stock in 4A volleyball. Junior Katelin Sindelar and senior Kinley Lindhardt have dominated the attack for their team with 134 and 130 kills.

Boys golf

Silver Creek
In the final week leading up to the regional golf tournaments, Silver Creek is sitting pretty with a No. 4 team ranking according to CHSAA’s version of iWannamaker. No tournament showcased the Raptors’ talent on the course than that of the NCAC League tournament that Centaurus hosted at Indian Peaks on Sept. 13, in which Silver Creek defeated a tough field with 301 strokes.

Juniors Ben Harding and Josh Lurie completed the one-two punch as Harding won out at 71 strokes and Lurie tied for second with 73. Quinn Lockwood, another junior, earned a third top-10 finish a ninth with 77 strokes. Freshman Preston Waller didn’t lag too far behind at 14th and 80 strokes.

Monarch
Prior to the 2021 season, Monarch was awarded its own regional, which is set to take place at Coal Creek Golf Course on Monday. The 19th-ranked Coyotes won a tough Front Range League team championship with 304 total strokes on Tuesday.

Junior Caleb Michaels led his team with a second-place finish and 72 strokes, which senior Ian Henderson followed up at fifth and 74 strokes. Talan Gover hit 12th with 77 strokes as senior Garrett Myers rounded out the effort with 81 strokes, good for 25th.

Boys soccer 

Mead
Mead finally crept into the Class 4A rankings last week and has only gone up since. The 6-0 Mavericks have yet to lose a match and have only given up one goal to Berthoud in the process. They’ve relied on their prolific offense that’s scored 32 goals in all.