Skip to content
  • Holy Family's Izzy Hren was the Tri-Valley League player of...

    Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer

    Holy Family's Izzy Hren was the Tri-Valley League player of the year this past season.

  • Ashley Panem of Fairview averaged over 16 points a game...

    Brad Cochi / Staff Photographer

    Ashley Panem of Fairview averaged over 16 points a game this year for the Knights.

  • Broomfield's Steph Peterson emerged as a top player for the...

    Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer

    Broomfield's Steph Peterson emerged as a top player for the Eagles this season.



First team

Emerson Hermann, Jr., Monarch — The Coyotes might have another Division-I caliber player in the junior Hermann, who showed shooting prowess all year and at 17 points a game accounted for nearly half of MoHi’s output.

Izzy Hren, Sr., Holy Family — The Tigers win because they hustle, and Hren’s stat line (17.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 4.1 steals) holds up against anyone in 4A hoops. Won Tri-Valley League player of the year.

Ashley Panem, Sr., Fairview — Last year’s player of the year capped her career with a 16.4/5.5/4.1/2.5 line, first team Front Range League honors and recognition on a state-wide level, as well.

Steph Peterson, Jr., Broomfield — Just once did Peterson fail to score in double figures and overall she shot 48 percent from the floor. Had back-to-back games with near triple-doubles at the Fairview Festival in December.

Denali Pinto, Sr., Fairview — The Front Range League’s player of the year and now player of the year, Pinto raised her game considerably to formulate a 18.5/7.1/3.0/2.7 line that included 1.6 blocks a game, too.


Second team

Aspen Dufour, Sr., Frederick — Dufour played in 94 games for her career, and as a senior broke the school’s single-season rebounding record (269 total) and added a 13.0 scoring average. She was a first-team TVL selection.

Whitney Echols, Jr., Longmont Christian — Representing the area’s small schools is Echols, one of just six local girls who approached 400 points for the season. She was also credited with nearly five steals a game.

Helen Gover, Jr., Centaurus — The running enthusiast also has good touch and quick hands on the court, and her 11.7 scoring average and 3.5 steals a game were vital in the Warriors’ second consecutive Northern League crown.

Halle Mackiewicz, So., Legacy — Injuries and a soccer commitment reduced Mackiewicz to just 10 games, but she made a good impression on FRL coaches. Her 15.6 scoring average helped her lock down first-team league honor.

Anna Maher, Sr., Mead — A very good defensive player, Maher led the Mavericks in scoring, assists and steals this year to earn first-team TVL honors. She averaged 13.8 points in 14 league games.

Coach — Chris Mischke, Centaurus — The youthful Warriors may have been clipped in the playoffs before they would have liked, but back-to-back Northern League titles is nothing to sneeze at. Their 13 league wins came by an average of 18.5 point-margin.

Honorable mention

Riley Bolte, Sr., Longmont; Kaitlyn Day, So., Dawson School; Talia DePetrillo, Fr., Legacy; Kara Dobbs, Sr., Jefferson Academy; Kylie Earhart, Sr., Skyline; Abbie Gillach, Fr., Boulder; Mary Gillett, Sr., Niwot; Brittany Gioso, Jr., Prospect Ridge Academy; Sophie Grant, Sr., Niwot; Genevieve Gudino, Fr., Holy Family; Frances Hilliard, Fr., Shining Mountain; Madison Johnson, Sr., Lyons; Ixchel Leeuwenburgh, Sr., Lyons; Kaitlyn McKenzie, Jr., Holy Family; Izzy Munson, So., Fairview;

Riley Negrey, So., Centaurus; Morgan Negrey, Jr., Centaurus; Kaitlyn Patterson, Sr., Erie; Liz Salmeron, Sr., Silver Creek; Natalie Shaauer, So., Twin Peaks Charter; Karen Sorokach, Sr., Nederland; Mylie Tarnowski, Sr., Frederick; Katie Thimsen, Sr., Jefferson Academy; Rachel Thomas, Sr., Peak to Peak; Courtney Wristen, Fr., Broomfield.

Follow us on Twitter: