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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 softball: The Eagles secured an exciting walk-off victory over crosstown rival Legacy on Thursday in true comeback fashion. Broomfield, down 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, began the inning with a walk from Jenna Kapelke. Kiley Wheaton followed up with a double before Elyana Braly put the final nail in the coffin with a pop-up single. Senior ace Bree Fiala helped secure the win on the defensive side with six strikeouts.

Longmont football: The Trojans put together a full-squad victory, their first of the season, with a 26-13 campaign over Far Northeast. The offensive line came in clutch to allow 194 rushing yards, nearly all of which came from junior Cole Gaddis (164, two touchdowns). Sophomore quarterback Kolby Holmes threw for 91 yards.

Legacy football: The Lightning hammered Mountain Vista, 41-28, for their second straight victory as two players stood out. Junior quarterback Kullen Lerma threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns while adding 106 rushing yards to his totals. Junior Ky Studebaker also impressed with 237 all-purpose yards, including a 92-yard kickoff return.

Dawson boys golf: The Mustangs topped out in a competitive 3A Mile High League tournament last Monday as they collected 263 strokes in all. Senior Tyler Burridge (fourth, 86 strokes), junior Jimmy Leuchten (seventh, 88) and freshman Charlie Budacz (ninth, 89) all placed in the top 10 to help their team secure victory.

Niwot cross country: The Cougars continued their dominance on the course as the ladies took home the gold and boys nabbed silver in the team competitions at the St. Vrain Invitational on Saturday.

Monarch boys tennis: The Coyotes continued to stay perfect with three dual wins last week: 6-1 over Legacy, 7-0 over Mountain Range and 6-1 over Boulder. They begin the Front Range League tournament on Tuesday.

Centaurus boys soccer: The Warriors defeated Niwot in an exciting, 4-3 affair as junior Demitri Wiegand netted two goals and senior Antoine Grenier and junior Sebastian Kemp each contributed one more.

Niwot boys soccer: The Cougars bounced back from that tough loss to Centaurus to take down No. 6 Silver Creek in an even more thrilling contest. Sophomore Kenji McCracken and senior Orlando Lopez each scored a goal in a game that went all the way to double overtime before Niwot secured a 2-1 victory on a golden goal.

Mead boys soccer: The Mavericks put together back-to-back dominant performances last week as they downed Green Mountain 5-1 before blanking Thompson Valley, 7-0.

Lyons football: The 10th-ranked Lyons took down a strong Merino team in a 36-16 finish as junior quarterback Miles Dumbauld (193 total yards, 121 passing), sophomore Malik Sigg-Brown (154 yards) and junior Finn Oetting (122) all balled out. The Lions, now 4-0, have outscored their opponents 156-38.

10 athletes

Cruz Zamudio, Frederick football: Zamudio lived up to his first name as he shot past Silver Creek’s defense all Friday night. He collected 212 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Golden Eagles’ 29-27 victory over Silver Creek.

Sean Beasley, Jefferson Academy cross country: Beasley dominated a strong 3A field at the St. Vrain Invitational to take home his first-ever win in the sport after crossing the finish line at 16 minutes, 51.5 seconds.

Cole LaCrue, Broomfield football: The Eagles’ stud quarterback scored four of his team’s five touchdowns in their Friday night victory over Erie as he also secured 172 passing yards and 53 rushing yards.

Raeana Ortiz, Lyons softball: Ortiz was red-hot at the plate during the Lyons’ 18-0 victory over Strive Prep — Smart as she scored two runs and drove in five off of two hits — a home run and a triple.

Gracie Sackett, Erie softball: Sackett won a pitcher’s duel over Fossil Ridge’s Brooklynn Cardenas as she held the Sabercats to just one run in the 2-1 affair while striking out six batters.

Alexandra Urbina, Legacy volleyball: Urbina led her team to a 3-1 win over Ralston Valley while doing a little bit of nearly everything. She recorded 15 kills, two aces, two blocks and 28 digs.

Ben Harding, Silver Creek golf: Harding continued to shine on the golf course as he carded 3-under par at the NCAC League event hosted by Centaurus last Tuesday. He made par on all but the three holes that he earned birdies on.

Madelyn Armstrong, Boulder softball: Armstrong, along with the rest of her Panthers, destroyed Aurora Central in a doubleheader on Saturday that saw Boulder outscore its opponent 48-22. In the second, 30-19 contest, Armstrong collected six RBIs and two runs off of four hits.

Rylan Cooney, Holy Family football: Cooney helped deliver a 45-12 victory over Mountain View as he threw for 239 yards with two touchdowns while adding 51 yards on the ground to his totals.

Jack Brayman, Peak to Peak boys golf: Brayman won the Metro League tournament at Indian Tree Golf Course on Thursday with 72 strokes to win a very competitive field that saw 13 boys shooting in the 70s.