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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Broomfield boys basketball: The Eagles beat Cherokee Trail on a last-second make from Canon Juarez, then topped Roosevelt to extend their winning streak to five games.
Centaurus girls basketball: The Warriors remained undefeated on the season, beating Lewis-Palmer and Skyview last weekend. Over those two games, Laura Gensert scored 29 points, Alexa Lorton had 27.
Fairview girls swimming: The Knights beat Fort Collins in a dual Tuesday, then took fourth at the Rex Memorial Coaches Invite last weekend. They currently hold top-three state times in the 200 freestyle and medley relays as well as the 100 butterfly.
Holy Family girls basketball: Nobody has been a problem for the Tigers so far this season. Last week, they handily beat Severance and 4A No. 4 University.
Jefferson Academy girls basketball: The Jaguars are out to a nice 4-2 start this season. They went 2-1 last week (which included a 59-3 win) and are averaging 50.2 points per game (which is six points better than last year).
Legacy boys wrestling: The Lightning finished 11th at the Northern Colorado Christmas Tournament in Greeley, the highest among area schools. Quinn Funk finished second in the 190-pound weight class and Brennon Joiner was fourth in 132s.
Mead boys basketball: The Mavericks have won eight straight since their opening-night loss to Frederick. They beat Silver Creek 50-47 to win the Palisade Winter Classic last weekend.
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Mead girls wrestling: The Mavericks finished 10th at the NCCT, the highest among area programs. Ashley Booth won the 140-pound weight class with a 6-1 decision over Brush’s Olivia Herrera.
Monarch girls basketball: On Friday, the Coyotes beat last week’s No. 1 team in 6A, Cherry Creek. They outscored the Bruins 16-4 in the third quarter and shot 50% from the field and 44% from 3 in a 47-37 victory. Monarch is ranked second in the CHSAA 6A poll this week.
Monarch hockey: Behind a pair of goals from Vincent Felt and a shutout from Simon Holstein, the Coyotes beat 2021 runner-up Fort Collins Friday to improve to 3-0 on the year.
Dalton Berg, Mead wrestling: Berg finished fifth in 175s at the NCCT, pinning Eaton’s Gunnar Clary in the fifth-place match. He is 21-3 this year.
Leister Bowling IV, Mead wrestling: Bowling was runner-up in 157s at NCCT. He lost 7-2 in the finals to Falcon’s Javani Majoor. He is 19-4 on the year.
Landen Davidson, Broomfield wrestling: Landen Davidson placed fourth at NCCT in 285s. He is 7-2 this season.
Alex Eschmeyer, Peak to Peak girls basketball: Eschmeyer recorded a double-double in both her games last week and now has five in seven games this season. She is averaging 18.9 PPG and 13.9 rebounds per game.
Sierra Lauren, Lyons girls basketball: Lauren had more than 12 boards in both her games last week and is ranked 15th in the state at 12.5 per game this season.
Abram Moore, Holy Family wrestling: Moore took silver in 215s at NCCT. He is 14-2 on the season.
Ramon Salazar, Erie wrestling: Salazar won 132s at NCCT with a 4-3 decision over Pueblo County’s Izaiah Padilla. The returning state champ is unbeaten this season at 14-0.
Harry Singh, Frederick boys basketball: Helping the Golden Eagles remain undefeated, Singh scored 19 points in an 81-55 win over Erie Friday night. He shot 6 of 8 from the field, had six assists and three steals.
Emilio Trujillo-Deen, Monarch wrestling: Trujillo-Deen won the 144-pound bracket at NCCT, topping Strasburg’s Zach Marrero in an 8-3 decision. He is 18-0 this season.
Zara Zallen, Boulder girls swimming: Zallen had four wins in a dual against Northglenn Thursday. Individually, she won the 100 freestyle (51.75) and the 200 free (1:54.87).