Last week, officials at the Colorado High School Activities Association released the first of what it hopes will be an annual (and, in the future, more timely) list of all-state teams from the fall sports slate.
Given the lack of any media outlet that truly covers prep sports state-wide, CHSAA hopes its all-state selections eventually evolves into a repuatable and significant honor for athletes in every sport in future seasons.
A look at the local all-state honorees among the CHSAA’s fall sports all-state teams:
Softball — Class 5A first team: Haley Smith, Legacy (Player of the Year). Class 5A second team: Alyssa Geist, Legacy; Apsen Eubanks, Legacy. Class 4A first team: Carrie Clarke, Erie; Alex Dufour, Frederick; Tiffany Maul, Erie; Rio Sanchez, Erie; Sonoma Toot, Erie. Class 3A first team: Tess Cartin, Holy Family; Alex Jaros, Holy Family; Grace Peterson, Holy Family.
Boys soccer — Class 5A first team: Javier Castruita, Boulder; Mason Douillard, Boulder; Zach Lokay, Fairview. Class 5A second team: Henry Huettel, Boulder. Class 4A first team: Ben Gibble, Broomfield; Cameron Guzman, Silver Creek; Connor Metzger, Broomfield; Porter Milner, Broomfield; Danny Witt, Niwot. Class 4A second team: Jason Pocalyko, Longmont; Eric Spangler, Centaurus; Cruz Valdez, Skyline; Grant Webster, Niwot.
Boys cross country — Class 4A: Ethan Gonzales, Broomfield; Ricardo Ocampo, Broomfield. Class 2A: Paul Roberts, Lyons (Runner of the Year); Joel Such, Lyons; Marcel Such, Lyons.
Girls cross country — Class 5A: Maya Browning, Fairview; Claire Green, Monarch; Isabelle Kennedy, Fairview; Ashley Litoff, Monarch; Erin McLaughlin, Boulder. Class 4A: Elise Cranny, Niwot (Runner of the Year). Class 2A: Ginger Hutton, Shining Mountain; Miriam Roberts, Lyons (Runner of the Year).
Volleyball — Class 4A first team: Becca Mau, Longmont. Class 4A second team: Elana Michalski, Longmont. Class 3A first team: Tylynn Nelson, Holy Family. Class 3A second team: Blayke Hranika, Holy Family.
Boys golf — Class 5A: Li Chen, Legacy; Grant Rogers, Boulder. Class 4A: Andrew Rademacher-Howe, Silver Creek; Jackson Solem, Silver Creek. Class 3A: Cameron Connor, Dawson School; Cole Folwell, Dawson School; Behrod Keshtavar, Peak to Peak; Yale Kim, Dawson School.
Boys tennis — Class 5A: Ignatius Castelino, Fairview.
Gymnastics — Class 5A: Sarah Holbrook, Broomfield.
Fairview swimming alum Taylor Kitayama, a senior at Johns Hopkins, earned the No. 1 seed in the 100 backstroke that the upcoming NCAA Division III national championships … Broomfield graduate Nick Tomsick of Fort Lewis was named to the first team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Association men’s basketball squad … Erie alum Makayla Kovac of Colorado Mesa University was named the RMAC softball Player of the Week after hitting a home run in each game of a doubleheader against UCCS … In baseball, Broomfield alum Nick Hammett was the RMAC Pitcher of the Week for Metro State after firing a complete game shutout against CSU-Pueblo.
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