The Fairview High senior, a middle infielder for the Knights' baseball team, signed this week to play next year at Rose State in Oklahoma City. His path to doing so wasn't as roundabout as you might think.
Carey Crain, a new coach in south Boulder's summer feeder system (with no relation to former Knights star Jesse Crain), has a younger brother playing at Rose State. When Katz and Crain were working out together this fall, he put in a call to the coach at Rose State, who brought Katz out for a visit that ended with a scholarship offer.
"It's a really great program, and we get to play a lot of really great teams," said Katz, who said he was recruited to play shortstop but who also plays second base for FHS.
BOULDER BOYS BASKETBALL HOSTING ALUMNI NIGHT
Boulder High's boys basketball team will host its annual alumni game on Jan. 25. The Panthers host Greeley West at 6:30 p.m. that night.
From 5-6:30 prior to the game, there will be an alumni gathering in the BHS gym open to all former players and their families and friends. Former BHS coach Kent Smith, who guided the Panthers to a pair of state titles in the 1970s, is expected in attendance.
For additional information, call Megan Eisenhard at email@example.com or 303-803-2815.
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