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Basketball: Several local players, coaches to participate in first Front Range League All-Star Games

Fairview’s Mark Dolan, left, and Boulder’s Tyler Turner are just two of many area basketball players selected to the inaugural Front Range League All-Star Games that will take place Friday at Horizon High School in Thornton.

Following in the footsteps of several Colorado basketball leagues, members of the Front Range League agreed to put together a series of boys and girls all-star games on an annual basis at season’s end and several local players will get their chance to make their mark in the games’ debuts.

Broomfield head girls coach Mike Croell, Fairview’s Patrick Burke and Boulder’s Riley Grabau also were selected to coach during the event, which will take place Friday night at Horizon High School in Thornton.

Croell’s Broomfield Eagles, who finished 11-1 in the FRL along with Horizon and Fossil Ridge, will be represented by senior Steph Peterson and sophomore Courtney Wristen. Croell will also get to coach Monarch’s Emerson Herrmann Fairview’s Izzy Munson, Boulder’s Abbie Gillach and Legacy’s Isa Valenzuela on the designated away team for the girls game.

Burke and Grabau are on opposite benches, and the local representation is also split virtually in half.

Burke’s designated home team features Fairview’s Jalen Page and Mark Dolan, Broomfield’s Steven Croell, and Monarch’s John Grigsby.

Grabau’s away squad boasts Boulder’s Tyler Turner and Legacy’s Jack Olson and Jackson Stapleton.

The exhibition begins at 6 p.m. Plans are for a 3-point shooting contest at the halftime of each game.

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