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Broomfield's Cole LaCrue, seen here in action last year, scored five times in a win against Holy Family Friday night. (Daily Camera file photo)
Broomfield’s Cole LaCrue, seen here in action last year, scored five times in a win against Holy Family Friday night. (Daily Camera file photo)

Each full week of the fall season, BoCoPreps will highlight 10 teams and 10 players that had exceptional performances. While our staff will utilize multiple avenues to compile these lists, readers are encouraged to submit nominations to our email (

10 teams

Broomfield football: The Eagles amassed 549 yards of offense in a big win against Holy Family, while the defense came up with six turnovers in the affair. Notable was Cole LaCrue’s five-TD, 277-yard effort and Ryland Boehmer’s 148 rushing yards.

Fairview football: Jordan Rechel had 254 total yards (178 receiving, 76 rushing) and Rowan Risner went for 547 passing yards and 7 TDs in the Knights’ rout of Lakewood.

Frederick softball: The Golden Eagles are 6-0 and have outscored opponents by an 82-13 clip; they won twice last week, beating Evergreen 7-6 and Mountain View 16-1.

Holy Family softball: The Tigers went a perfect 3-0 at the NoCo Showcase this past weekend, upending University, Eaton and Broomfield to move to 7-2 overall.

Legacy soccer: The Lightning won a pair of tough matches last week, getting a fight from Arapahoe and Faith Christian before emerging with wins of 1-0 and 4-0 scores. Now 3-0, goalie Wes Hempelmann has not allowed a score in 220 minutes of action.

Longmont cross country: The Trojans took first on the boys side at the Lake County XC Invite Saturday in Leadville, with Dacen Wach, Noah Bassoff, Tony Bermudez and Bode Becker all placing top-10.

Monarch boys tennis:  Callum Conaghan and Clay Hafner are a combined 12-0 in matches this season, and the Coyotes seem to have some great things going for them after a busy week that include a 4-3 dual win against Fairview and a fourth-place finish as a team at the Greeley West Invite.

Niwot cross country: The Cougars boys took third at the Wyoming Invitational in Laramie last week, with Keegan Geldean’s seventh place finish pacing the team. Niwot placed ahead of Colorado stalwarts Dakota Ridge and Fort Collins.

Prospect Ridge volleyball: The Miners swept C.S. Christian and Bennett last week, and will bring a 3-1 record to their home tournament this coming weekend.

Silver Creek volleyball: The Raptors head to Tuesday’s match against Niwot winners of four straight matches. The team compiled 17 aces against Skyline and then another 15 in a five-setter against Longmont — both wins.

10 players

Ceci Chiaravalle, Lyons softball: In two games last week, Chiaravalle struck out 31 total batters, including 15 against a talented Strasburg team on Aug. 30. She has 98 strikeouts in 44 innings this season.

Tim Churchill, Fairview cross country: Went 16:12 at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede (Pre-state meet) in helping lead the Knights to first place in the toughest race of the event. His time was good for fifth overall.

Maeve Flentie, Niwot gymnastics: Flentie scored a 35.000 in all-around against Fort Morgan on Aug. 31, already one of the top Class 4A results so far early this season.

Frances Hudson, Mead cross country: Looking to close out her career in style, Hudson was the second-highest area female finisher at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, going 19:56 to place 13th.

Zach Lewis, Fairview football: The senior had 81 rushing yards and a touchdown while contributing 13 tackles, a caused fumble and two passes defensed in FHS’ win.

Jack Parana, Centaurus football: Parana averaged 9.5 yards per carry in a 34-31 win for the Warriors against Mountain Range. He scored twice and totaled 143 yards on 15 carries.

Jackob Rodriguez, Skyline soccer: Rodriguez pitched his third shutout of the season in goal last week, stopping five Windsor shots as the Falcons beat their rivals 4-0.

Makenzie Sais, Frederick softball: Sais has been flashing her speed at a ridiculous pace, contributing 20 steals on the season. In wins against Evergreen and Mountain View last week, she swiped nine bags combined.

Maregu Sullivan, Lyons football: Sullivan had a TD reception and a kickoff return for a touchdown as Lyons improved to 2-0 on the season in 8-man play.

Bryson Strandberg, Longmont football: The Trojans couldnt find the end zone much against Windsor, but Strandberg was a highlight reel of offense with 10 receptions for 153 yards.

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