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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Boulder softball: A quarter of a century in the making, the Panthers’ latest feat was good enough for the program to make the list for a second straight week. With two more wins, finishing the regular season 16-7, they won their first league title in 25 years and are now headed to a Class 4A regional.
Broomfield boys soccer: Broomfield (9-2) followed its comeback win over Boulder on Sept. 29 with two more wins last week, beating Fairview and Mountain Range. How’s this for balance — Of its seven goals last week, six different players scored.
Centaurus boys soccer: The Warriors (8-2), a team destined for their first winning record in three seasons (and likely more), beat Mead in overtime last week to push their win streak to seven games.
Erie softball: The Tigers (20-3), winners of the 5A/4A Front Range League, head into this weekend’s Class 5A regional with the state’s longest win streak at 19 games. They outscored three teams — Loveland, Prairie View and Mountain Range — a combined 41-3 last week. Addison Osborne helped lead the way with two more home runs, giving her six on the year.
Fairview boys tennis: Eight players won a title at 5A Region 6 last week and six lines qualified for the 5A individual state tournament with a top-two finish. Caden Bell won at No. 1 singles followed by Noah Bodner (3 singles), Jake Boston/Charlie Gomulka (2 doubles), Loic Masters/Theo Myers (3 doubles) and Cecil Carrol/Ian Schwartz (4 doubles).
Frederick football: Matt Loyd did a postgame jig to the delight of his players on homecoming night. Just before that, the Golden Eagles (4-2) had a pair of touchdowns on their first three offensive plays and went on to blank Niwot 49-0 Friday for their third straight win.
Holy Family softball: The defending champs (19-4) beat Longmont last week for their 46th straight league win. Forty-six. The 4A NCAC champs head into the regional tournament on a 12-game winning streak.
Mead volleyball: After tough early schedule and a 1-7 start to the year, the Mavericks (7-8) are rolling right now. They won twice last week and are currently undefeated in the 4A NCAC along with Holy Family and Windsor.
Monarch volleyball: The Coyotes (4-8) broke out of a slump in a big way. They snapped an eight-match losing streak with three consecutive wins last week.
Niwot boys tennis: The Cougars won six of the seven titles at 4A Region 5. Winners included Luke Weber (No. 1 singles), LiChen Liao (2 singles), Charlie Kirtland (3 singles), Oskar Hansen/Sebastian Moy (1 doubles), Oliver Jones/Tyler Chivukula (3 doubles) and Lauritz Stranzenbach/Rex Wallington (4 doubles).
Tyler Anderson, Legacy football: The sophomore had four touchdowns in the first half of Friday’s 40-7 win over Prairie View. Per the school, it tied him for the most rushing touchdowns in a game in program history.
Luke Blankinship, Boulder boys golf: He tied for fourth at the Class 5A golf tournament in Denver. He hovered around the lead throughout the final day. Not bad for a player who missed the state cut last fall.
Jack Brayman, Peak to Peak golf: Year 1 a success for Brayman. The freshman finished tied for fifth at the 3A golf tournament in Denver.
Cole Gaddis, Longmont football: The junior had a career-high 211 yards and five touchdowns on the ground in the Trojans’ 40-25 win over Silver Creek on Friday. He has crossed the century mark on the ground each of the past five weeks.
Kylie Fullerton, Jefferson Academy softball: The sophomore finished the regular season with the state’s best batting average (.782) and most RBIs (50). She went 6-for-8 last week, driving in 10 in four games.
Rudiger Heitz, Holy Family boys golf: Improving upon his 12th-place finish a season ago, the junior finished fourth at the Class 3A golf tournament in Denver.
Luke Jensen, Monarch boys tennis: The Coyotes’ ace won the 5A Region 8 title at No. 1 singles last week and will advance as a top seed to this week’s individual state tournament in Denver. In all, five lines from the Coyotes team advanced with a top-two finish.
Tomas Majetic, Boulder resident: Majetic is not only making a name inside the state, but nationally, too. He won the USTA Wheelchair Tennis Alabama Open last week.
Caleb Michaels, Monarch boys golf: In his fourth straight appearance at the Class 5A golf tournament, Michaels won the individual title in Denver. He knocked down a par putt on No. 18 to clinch it.
Cooper Stephens, Legacy boys soccer: The reigning BoCoPreps.com player of the year had three goals in two games last week. With goals in seven of his last nine games, he has 11 on the season — good for sixth in 5A, one behind Monarch’s Sean Kendall.