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Skyline’s Maddox Leggett, seen here in 2020, won his weight at the Denver North Viking Invite on Saturday. (Daily Camera file photo)

Each full week of the winter season, BoCoPreps will highlight 10 teams and 10 athletes 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 swimming: With 396 points and event wins from Ellie Foulke (200 individual medley) and the 200 medley relay team, the Eagles topped a 17-team field at the Break the Ice meet, held at Mountain View and hosted by Berthoud.

Erie spirit: The Tigers captured the Class 4A cheer state title and placed second in 4A poms at the state championships this past weekend at the Denver Coliseum.

Frederick boys basketball: The Golden Eagles went 4-0 last week, edging Mountain View in a good contest before taking three teams to task in the Ponderosa tournament including Denver South, 69-67, in the tournament championship.

Holy Family girls basketball: The Tigers beat both Eaton and Resurrection Christian rather handily last week — winning each game by at least 23 points. Fiona Snashall scored 14 and 13 points in the games, combining for 13-for-22 shooting while providing 14 rebounds each game.

Lyons boys basketball: The Lions rebounded in a big way this week to even their record at 2-2, beating Wellington 51-33 and Estes Park 69-57. Lyons was led by senior Nathan Richardson, who posted 17 and 23 points in the wins.

Mead boys basketball: Since an opening night loss to Frederick, the Mavericks have won five straight including a 77-67 victory over Highlands Ranch on Saturday to conclude the Erie/Mead Challenge.

Mead wrestling: Finished third in the Charlie Lake Duals on Friday night, defeating Cheyenne Central 36-31 in the third place match.

Monarch ice hockey: The Coyotes got the season started on the right foot with two wins, beating defending state champ Denver East by a 7-3 count before edging Resurrection Christian, 3-2, on Saturday. Jack Davila’s hat trick against Denver East highlighted the strong weekend.

Silver Creek boys basketball: Raptors went 3-0 on the week beating opponents by an average of 26 points. SCHS’ Zach Schmeeckle averaged 22.7 points a game over the week.

Skyline wrestling: Won the Denver North Vikings Invitational with a team score of 257 points (Mullen was second with 151, Loveland third with 106). Calvin Mendez, Breaden Hufford, Tobias Pinson, Lucas Anson, Maddox Leggett and Rene Perez each wound up on the top of their weight brackets.

10 athletes

Mathias Aldana, Frederick boys basketball: Aldana had four games of work, shooting .634 from the floor (26-for-41) and scoring at least 11 points in each game as FHS went 4-0.

Leslie Broz, Silver Creek swimming: Posted an incredible early season dive score of 454.00 points (Savannah Wolf, also of Silver Creek, scored 449.90) to win the 11-dive gold at the Berthoud Break the Ice meet on Saturday.

Catherine Chapman, Holy Family swimming: Paced the field in the 100 backstroke at the Berthoud Break the Ice meet, winning the event in 1 minute, 2.01 seconds.

Jarek Funkhouser, Niwot basketball: In a 1-1 week for NHS, Funkhouser scored 17 and 20 points to keep his scoring average for the season hovering around 24 points a game.

Cassandra Mehia, Legacy wrestling: Placed second in the 235-pound weight class at the Eaglecrest Girls Invite on Saturday.

Olivia Mortensen, Legacy basketball: She scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting in a loss against Mead on Dec. 7. She was also credited with 10 rebounds and six steals.

Kylee Roberts, Lyons basketball: Roberts had three double-digit scoring games last week for the Lions, scoring 44 of her team’s 100 points in a 2-1 week. Her best effort came with 18 points against Dawson.

Ramon Salazar, Erie wrestling: At 132 pounds, Salazar captured the event championship at the Charlie Lake tournament in Wyoming, registering three wins by fall and an 8-2 decision in the title match.

Will Thurston, Legacy basketball: Scored 13, 12 and 12 points in a 2-1 week for the Lightning.

Max Vacco, Prospect Ridge basketball: Has scored 20-plus points in all three games this season for the Miners, including a 28-point outburst on Dec. 7 against DSST: Byers.