Front Range League
Teams and trends: Boulder, Broomfield, Fairview, Fort Collins, Fossil Ridge, Greeley West, Horizon, Legacy, Loveland, Monarch, Mountain Range, Poudre, Rocky Mountain. The Knights and Lambkins have each won the league twice over the past five seasons. Fairview claimed the past two with a combined 22-2 league record.
2018-19 league leaders: Poudre’s Jack Fisher, a senior last year, had a league-best 548 points at a 21.9 clip. He also led the league with 75 3-pointers and 125 free throws. … Loveland’s Zach Harstad, also a senior last season, shot 69 percent from the field — best among league players with at least 100 attempts. He also led with 281 rebounds (12.8 per game) and 18 double doubles. … From deep, Fairview’s Greysen Carter shot 45 percent from 3-point range on 58 attempts. Now-graduated teammate Mark Dolan, however, had the best 3-point percentage with players with at least 100 attempts at 43 percent. … Elsewhere, the Knights’ Mark O’Neill led the league with 97 assists. … The steals leader was Andre Sepeda of Greeley West with 54. … Most blocks came from Poudre’s Damian Forrest with 57.
Numbers game: The league obviously lost a lot of its upper-echelon talent from a year ago — Legacy’s Jack Olson, Broomfield’s Steven Croell, Fairview’s Dolan, to name a few. In fact, the top 10 scorers by average points in the league all graduated. In at 11th was Fairview’s Jalen Page. Proven to be an all-around nightmare matchup for league teams, he’s averaged 14.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 49 career games. The next best PPG player back from 2018-19 is Tyler Turner, who turned out to be a nice addition for Boulder after returning from injury last year. He averaged 12.6 points in 14 games.
Coach: Riley Grabau
The Scorecard: Remember when the Panthers started last year with just one win in their first 10 games? One minute, things seem to go one way. Another, they leap off expectation completely. Grabau, in an interim role last year, was officially named the program’s coach over the offseason. In 2018-19, he proved his strong basketball IQ could translate from his decorated high school and college playing days to the sideline. And his players responded, competing with the state’s best (beating Fairview at the CU Events Center was among their crowning achievements). Narrowing in, Tyler Turner’s return from injury after the winter break was a big part as to why the Panthers ran all the way to the second round of the playoffs. He’s back, along with fellow senior guard Caleb Wehmuller, who led the team in scoring two years ago before tearing his ACL prior to the start of last season. Their presence adds to a roster littered with strong and confident players, including returning starting guards Adam Sessions and Giles Schmid, as well as senior forward Pete Boyle, who should be an asset with his long frame and silky-smooth shot.
Coach: Terrence Dunn
The Scorecard: The Eagles return seniors Grant Swenson, Ryan Collins and Carson Briggs from a team that began the year 2-7 before cruising all the way to the second round of the postseason as the state’s 40 seed. Dunn’s team ended up with a 7-5 record in the Front Range League and pulled off a first-round upset over Palmer before falling to Fairview. This year, Dunn said they, and the rest of his senior-heavy squad, “looks forward to competing for the top spot” in league. Helping out will likely be Mark Georgiton, Charlie Vanderberg and Andrew Purdum, who are all seniors. Juniors Justin Spencer and Kevin McMahon should be nice contributors as well. To start the season, Broomfield is scheduled to attend the Fairview Festival and Mullen Christmas Classic. They begin with a home game against Longmont on Dec. 7.
Coach: Patrick Burke
The Scorecard: The Knights won 11 of their 12 league games for the second season in a row, leading to a second consecutive title. Last year’s leading scorer, Mark Dolan, has graduated, but the team returns four starters in senior forward Jalen Page, senior guard Mark O’Neill, senior guard Henry Blackburn and junior forward Greysen Carter. “We are excited to see this senior group, which has played varsity basketball at Fairview since their sophomore year, finish out their Fairview careers as leaders of our program both on and off the court,” Burke said. “This group has helped lead us to back-to-back Front Range League championships and is welcoming a strong junior class into the mix this year. As we prepare for the upcoming season, our goal is to have total effort and involvement every day while building our relationship as a team.” Others to watch should include junior guard TJ Williams, junior forward Brody Pinto, junior guard Roane Edwards, sophomore guard Grant Page, senior guard David Hopkins and senior guard Sam Nielsen.
Coach: Connor Clay
The Scorecard: Starting senior guard Chase Esplin is back in the fold for the Lightning — and that’s it for 2018-19 starters. So, Esplin may need to up his production after totaling 4.9 points and 3.3 assists per game last year. As will others. Junior guard Gavin Poxson, at 6-foot-3, proved to be a nice young talent last year. And senior Eli Barrow and junior Macully Sehr should rise into bigger roles as well. “(We) are gearing up to be a quick, defensive group that will play with a fast pace and high effort and energy,” Clay said. “The team has strong senior leaders, a talented and athletic junior class and had a great offseason. With this combination, (we) set the expectations high and believe that (this) group will be a tough matchup in the Front Range league.” He added that the Lightning “will need toughness and unselfishness from all of (our) players this year to see the success.”
Coach: Tim DeBerry
The Scorecard: The Coyotes ushered in their fourth coach in five years with the hire of Tim DeBerry. A program with plenty of success in recent history, DeBerry takes over a team that suddenly fell to 7-16 overall and 3-9 in the FRL a year ago. Before that, Monarch had won at least 12 games a season since 2008-09. Upon his arrival, he should get Matt Chen, Deuece Humphrey, Greg Gerhardt, Joey Covington and Ethan Henderson on his bench. Covington averaged 6.1 points a year ago, Henderson 5.8, Chen 4.1, Humphrey .6, and the 6-foot-10 Gerhardt, a point per her his six games played as a sophomore. Monarch will travel to Prairie View to open the season on Monday.
Teams and trends: Berthoud, Erie, Fort Morgan, Frederick, Holy Family, Mead, Roosevelt, Severance, Skyline, Windsor. Holy Family has won league three times since moving up to 4A at the start of the 2014-15 season. Mead won it last year for the first time since 2013-14. Windsor won it the year before that.
2018 league leaders: Holy Family’s Tanner Baird, a senior last year, averaged 17 points per game and finished the year with 458 points. He also led the league with 173 field goals made. … Mead’s Caleb Ayers, who is also graduated, made 73 3s at 44 percent. Will Maher, who will return this season for the Mavericks, meanwhile, made 61 3s at 48 percent — best among league players with at least 10 attempts. … Skyline’s Austin Robison, who returns, had 8.6 rebounds per game and eight double doubles in 22 games. Then-seniors Kyle Helbig of Holy Family and Jax Wilke of Mead each had nine double doubles in 27 and 26 games, respectively. … Dominic Nellis, now a senior for Holy Family, led the league with 146 assists and a 2.25 assist-to-turnover ratio. … Erie junior Cole Rademacher had 2.9 steals per game and a 1.19 steal-to-turnover ratio. … Wilke had 1.7 blocks per game, 44 in all.
Numbers game: All five local teams went to the Class 4A postseason out of the league. Holy Family beat Mead in the “Great Eight”. Erie, Frederick and Skyline each lost in the opening round. Windsor, meanwhile, reached the second round in the 5A playoffs.
Coach: Gail Hook
The Scorecard: Hook takes over the boys’ program at Erie a year after she returned to Monarch’s girls program and turned it back around. That Coyotes team went from a four-game winner in 2017-18 to a 14-game winner in 2018-19. And during it, Hook also helped evolve Emerson Herrmann, who was the BoCoPreps 2018-19 girls basketball player of the year. Now, what can she do in Year 1 for the Tigers? Maybe for forward Kevin Loy, too? Loy broke out in his sophomore year, averaging 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. And the Tigers did enough to reach the postseason before bowing out to Canon City in the opening round. Now, the league’s top returning scorer is back, and he’s joined by returners Kayan Hargrave, Kael Lucero, Cole Rademacher and Jordan Nguyen. LaDorian Havard, a transfer from Texas, should also serve as a nice addition for the Tigers.
Coach: Enoch Miller
The Scorecard: Just one win in 2017-18, the Warriors got back to the postseason last year and believe they have the pieces to return again this year. Joe Cartelli is back after he showed an ability to put up points in a hurry in 2018-19, hitting 62 of his 166 3-point attempts (four or more behind the arc in eight of his games). Beside him, Jacob Green, the star quarterback of the school, is also expected back. Green was second on the team in points, averaging 14.2 to Cartelli’s 15.7. Rounding out the top five in last year’s scoring for the Warriors, Davis Richard (11.5), Izayah Elize (9.8) and Ilan Marinoff (5.4) also return. Enoch said the Warriors will rely on speed over size. “We are not a big team, but instead of complaining about our lack of size we made a conscious decision last year to use it to our advantage and we liked the results,” he said. “We want to play fast and that’s not a secret.”
HOLY FAMILY TIGERS
Coach: Pete Villecco
The Scorecard: The Tigers are coming off a 22-5 season in which they advanced to the “Final Four” for the first time since moving up to 4A. Dominic Nellis is back after he led the TVL with a 2.25 assist-to-turnover ratio and 146 assists last year. And so is Garrett Green, who among other things, proved to be an exceptional defender. In last season’s “Great Eight” victory, his teammates said he was a big reason why the Tigers were able to minimize what Mead could do offensively. “We will be counting on these two seniors to lead many guys who will be playing varsity basketball for the first time,” Villecco said. “We are as inexperienced as we have been in a while, however. We are excited to watch our young group compete and improve. The Tri-Valley League is as good as it’s been since we have been in the league. … No nights off for us.” He added: “We hope we get better throughout the season, where we are playing our best in late February.”
Coach: Darin Reese
The Scorecard: The Mavericks went 22-4 a year ago and won the Tri-Valley League with a perfect 16-0 record. They scored more than anybody in league (70 ppg) and hit the most 3s (nine per game). This year, they return standout guards in Will Maher, who shot 48 percent from behind the arc and 50 percent from the field, as well as Nick Jacobs and Trey Ward. They should also see solid contributions from senior forward Jacob Bartholomew, senior forward Jacob McGill, sophomore guard Elijah Knudsen, sophomore center JP Shiers and sophomore forward Will Tenore. The question is, will it be enough to overcome the loss of top-tier talents Jax Wilke and Caleb Ayers, who both graduated. “We have experience coming back from last season — in particular, at the guard position,” Reese said. On the other hand, “we have some younger guys that we will ask to step up and play big minutes for us. Our goal will be to come together as a team as the season goes on. The tighter we become collectively, the more successful we will be.”
Coach: Tyler Cerveny
The Scorecard: The Falcons went 15-9, 12-4 in league, and reached the postseason for the third straight year. Now, they return an experienced group that includes leading scorers Gage Robertson and Austin Robison. Robertson, the team’s playmaking guard, averaged 15.1 points per game. Robison, meanwhile, nearly averaged a double-double with 14.6 points and 8.6 boards. Fun fact: When Robison posted a double-double last year, the Falcons were 8-0. Elsewhere, his brother, junior guard Hayden Robison, also returns, as does senior guard Chris Roy. “Experienced team returning should lead to a successful season,” Cerveny wrote in a preseason questionnaire. “The Falcons want to be back in the playoffs by year’s end. Offensive balance will be a key to how successful the season ends up.” The Falcons’ nonconference schedule in December includes Mountain Range, Skyview and Niwot.
Teams and trends: Centaurus, Greeley Central, Longmont, Mountain View, Niwot, Northridge, Silver Creek, Thompson Valley. The Trojans have won four of the past five league titles.
2018 league leaders: Greeley Central’s Jackson Hayslip, who is now graduated, scored 533 points and 20.5 per game. … Northridge’s Joe Lombardelli, who is also graduated, shot 58 percent from the field on 299 attempts, best among players with at least 100 attempts. He also led with 10.4 rebounds per game. … Longmont’s Beck Page, a senior last year, made 75 3-pointers on a 41 percent clip. No other player with at least 40 3-point attempts hit at a higher rate. Fellow-graduated teammate Brady Renck led with 7.1 assists per game and 83 steals. He also had the best assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.16 (the next best was teammate and fellow 2019 grad Oakley Dehning at 2.74).
Numbers game: The winner of the past six league titles have all had dominant campaigns, each going a perfect 14-0 in league play. Last year’s Longmont team outscored league foes by 428 points in 14 games. The year before, it outscored league teams by 293.
Coach: Travis Maron
The Scorecard: Owen Koonce, last year’s BoCoPreps player of the year, averaged 18.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. And in doing so, he shot 52 percent from the field. This year, he returns as the team’s lone starter from its “Great Eight” appearance. In a preseason questionnaire, Maron said he believes Koonce & Co. can make another strong impression in 2019-20. “How this group chooses to lead one another and uphold the standard on and off the court will determine the success that this team earns this year,” he said. “I believe that we have the player leadership to make this a really fun and fulfilling season.” Junior forward Carson Hill and junior guard Mario Everett will be a couple other talents to keep an eye on. The Warriors begin their season with Lewis-Palmer on Dec. 5 at the Golden/D’Evelyn Tournament. The Rangers knocked Centaurus out of the “Great Eight” last March.
Coach: Jeff Kloster
The Scorecard: The Trojans have two returning varsity players from last year’s 27-1 team in Dallas Dye and Ryan Schneider. Dye, of course, was a starter on a team that went undefeated into last year’s state title game before bowing out to Lewis-Palmer (coincidentally enough, the team it beat the year before in the championship game). He averaged nine points and seven rebounds per game. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of other large roles to fill this winter. Among players you haven’t heard much about (but may soon) include Sage Yazzie, Eddie Kurjak and Devon Nowells. “(We) have two returning varsity players (Dallas and Ryan) along with numerous JV players who look to continue the tradition of Longmont boys basketball: Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together,” Kloster wrote. “‘The team is greater than the individual parts’.”
Coach: Clayton Wittrock
The Scorecard: Clayton Wittrock takes over a program which hasn’t had a winning season since now-Frederick coach Enoch Miller brought the Cougars to 14-10 in his last year with them in 2014-15. Back are senior guard Cooper Sheldon and senior forward Milo Ostwald, who started for a team that went 8-15 last year. Senior forward Austin Rathburn and sophomore guard/forward Rowan Granat, meanwhile, should have a strong impact on things to come, while seniors Noah Pena and Jarrett Noterman should provide some much-needed experience for a program trying to right four straight losing seasons. “(We are) made up of a core group of seniors trying to overcome the stumbles and struggles of the past few seasons,” Wittrock said. The Cougars will travel to Frederick to open the season Dec. 4.
SILVER CREEK RAPTORS
Coach: Bob Banning
The Scorecard: Senior point guard Andrew Duquette proved he’s the real deal last season. After posting 15.8 points per game, he was a unanimous selection for first-team all-conference and he’ll lead a young group this year. “We have had an excellent offseason and this group has put the work in,” Banning said. “We are young, deep and have some length and size.” Senior guards Matt Koelfgen and Cam Hassert should provide some nice experience for the Raptors. Also look for guard/forward Dylan Johnson and sophomore forward Andrew Scott to make some strong contributions as well. Something else to look for (and maybe hard to miss): The Raptors should have plenty of size for the next few years with underclassmen Aiden Miller, Tanner Call and Scott all over 6-foot-4. Junior Reece Rarden is 6-6. Last year, Silver Creek went 12-12 and finished 6-8 in league. It lost in the opening round of the postseason to Ponderosa.
Teams and trends: Bishop Machebeuf, Colorado Academy, Faith Christian, Jefferson Academy, Kent Denver, Lutheran, Manual, Peak to Peak, Prospect Ridge Academy, SkyView Academy, Stargate School. The league has seen plenty of parity throughout recent years. Manual won the league title last year. Lutheran and Kent Denver won over the two seasons prior to that. Faith Christian won it both years before that, and former member Holy Family won the it in 2014, its last year in 3A.
2018 league leaders: Manual’s Jaedon Bowles, now graduated, scored 27.7 points per game and his 747 points over the season were nearly 300 more than any other player in the league. Colorado Academy’s DeAnte Dennis was second with 465. … Manual senior Jaden Stoffel led with 82 3-pointers, while graduated teammates Adontre Thompson had 241 rebounds and Davion Davis had 144 assists and 93 steals. … Faith Christian’s Caleb Ruter had 35 blocks and Kent Denver’s James Doyle had 12 double doubles.
Numbers game: Over 10 league games, Manual scored 815 points. The next closest was Lutheran with 648. In districts, though, Lutheran beat Manual by 16, the Thunderbolts’ worst loss of the season. After that, they dominated their way to a 3A state title, winning four of their postseason games by double digits, while needing overtime to get a revenge win over Sterling in the semifinals.
JEFFERSON ACADEMY JAGUARS
Coach: Mark Sharpley
The Scorecard: Elian Soto, a second-team all-conference player last year in basketball and a first-teamer in baseball, leads a group of returning starters that includes senior forward Dylan Beck and junior guard James Spitz, a first-team all-conference player in soccer. Sharpley, who will also coach the girls this winter, expects another strong season from his multi-sport group after the Jags went 14-10 and sixth in the league standings. Junior forward Ethan Livingston, a second-teamer in soccer, and junior guard Justin Gordan should also be nice contributors for the Jags this season. They start the season fast with five games in nine days and are scheduled to play Bennett at the Pepsi Center on Dec. 12. They could possibly have seven or eight games in 11 or 12 days depending on how they fare in their own tournament, which starts Dec. 13.
PEAK TO PEAK PUMAS
Coach: Matthew Smith
The Scorecard: Smith said his team’s sole focus this season is reaching the state playoff tournament. He believes 13 wins will get the Pumas there. “Effort, heart, and hard work takes care of the rest,” he said. “With seven seniors on the squad, leadership will be a key determination in our ability to achieve that state tournament goal. A strong summer, including a great outing at Texas Tech, has us primed to have one of the best seasons to date.” Seniors Jack Wilson, Isaac Nevadomski, Gavin Looney and Garrett Shriver return after starting last year. Juniors Zack Hall and Riley Feddema, as well as senior center Dylan Hall should also have nice contributions. The Pumas went 9-11 a year ago and started league play 1-6 before winning two of its last three in the regular season. They travel to Lyons to open this season.
PROSPECT RIDGE ACADEMY MINERS
Coach: Scott Iten
The Scorecard: The Miners saw a giant leap in wins last year, up from three in both 2016-17 and 2017-18, to six. They also won three league games after having just one in their previous two years as a varsity program. Iten said the Miners hope the trajectory continues upward — although the task may be difficult with no returning starters. “The key will be how quickly the new guys acclimate to the speed and size of the game at the varsity level,” Iten said. Sophomore guard Andrew Cuss, senior guard Zack Root and junior guard Sam Cullison are among players to keep an eye out for in the Miners’ rotation this year. They start the year at KIPP Denver Collegiate and Aurora West College Prep Academy.
Mile High League
Teams and trends: Clear Creek, Dawson School, Dayspring Christian Academy, Denver Academy, Denver Christian, Front Range Christian, Gilpin County, Heritage Christian, Highland, Longmont Christian, Lyons, Twin Peaks Charter Academy, Union Colony Prep. Highland has won the league title the previous three seasons. Former league member Resurrection Christian won it the three years prior to that.
2018 league leaders: Highland senior Tate Bessire led the league in scoring, averaging 20.8 points across 27 games. He also hit the most 3s with 70, most assists with 130 and the most steals with 143. … Lyons’ Logan Farner, now graduated, had the best 3-point percentage among players with at least 81 attempts, hitting 60 of them at 38 percent. … Highlands’ Koby Anderson, also graduated, averaged 10.3 rebounds per game and had 11 double doubles. … Lyons’ Franklin Dorschel, a senior last year, had 74 blocks.
Numbers game: Highland hasn’t lost a league game in three years. Last season, it led the league in points per game (75.3), field goal percentage (45 percent), free throws made (343) and assists per game (18.4).
DAWSON SCHOOL MUSTANGS
Coach: Tobin Skenandore
The Scorecard: The Mustangs return four senior starters in forward Brandon Day, guard Phil Geraghty, guard Coby Grant-Krenz and guard Riley Burridge. “Last year, we had to rebuild our varsity basketball team with four juniors,” Skenandore said. “This year, we return all our starters that had to learn through experience. We look forward to a successful year with being a year older and with true varsity experience.” His group had some nice moments last year, going 6-5 at home. Yet, they finished 8-12 and lost four straight to end the year. As part of the up-and-down, the Mustangs shot 31 percent from 3-point range — tied for the league lead with Highland and Denver Christian — but finished 11th of 12 in rebounds with just 19.3 boards per game. With a more experienced bunch this year, they begin the year with Bruce Randolph and Holyoke in the first week of the season.
LONGMONT CHRISTIAN WARRIORS
Coach: Jim Powell
The Scorecard: Senior point guard Ryan Shellenberger posted nice numbers a year ago, averaging 10.8 points, 3.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds, leading the Warriors to an 11-9 record (6-6 in league). He’s back along with 2018-19 starters Nick Holst, Lee Saunders and Caleb Schanafelt after they had their season end in the first round of districts a year ago. Adding to things this season, Powell said an exciting core of young players should add depth. Others to watch are junior guard Kyle Saunders, junior center Daniel Vrooman, sophomore forward Jackson Lynch and freshman guard Solomon Johnson. “It will be interesting to see how quickly some of that young talent impacts the Mile High League,” Powell said.
Coach: Jahmiel McLawrence
The Scorecard: The top five scorers from last season’s team are gone. In for McLawrence’s squad this year is a young and inexperienced bunch. “We are excited with the young group of players we have coming in,” the coach said. “We will be very young, and the learning curve will be steep, but our coaching staff is excited to develop the players we have in the program.” Sophomore Gage Basey is back after averaging 4.1 points in over 15 minutes a game last year. And so is senior guard Harrison Abernathy, who averaged over 16 minutes per game a year ago. The Lions begin the year with Peak to Peak in the opening week and are slated to take part in the Jefferson Academy Tournament the week after that.
TWIN PEAKS TIMBERWOLVES
Coach: Cameron Wright
The Scorecard: “We expect to be competitive in most ways,” Wright said. “Being a small school, we kind of have to reload every year, and build on the fly. This year, I have four returning players with varsity starts under their belts. I expect them to build on the summer program we put them through, and I expect us to be competitive as we hopefully grow throughout the early season and into league play.” Among the returnees are forward Abraham Rodriguez, junior guard Andy Garcia, senior guard Isaiah Tobias and junior forward John Morkunas. Junior Forward Angel Sanchez should also be in the mix. “My juniors, Andy (Garcia) and John (Morkunas) had a great summer of basketball and are ready to step into leadership roles,” Wright said. “Many sophomores — Josh Meyer, Erick Sickau, for instance, will also contribute this season as we continue to build our program.”
Teams and trends: Belleview Christian, Beth Eden Baptist, Denver Jewish Day, Denver Waldorf, Flatirons Academy Front Range Baptist, Rocky Mountain Lutheran, Shining Mountain. Front Range Baptist has sat atop the league for three straight seasons. Shining Mountain last won league in 2015-16.
2018 league leaders: Front Range Baptist’s Deric Woods, a senior last year, had 452 points and shot 56 percent from the field. He also made 77 free throws at 64 percent and had 253 rebounds. … Belleview Christian’s Gabe Hernandez, though, had 12.9 rebounds per game, playing three less games than Woods. … Then-senior Brandt Vos of Flatirons Academy hit 49 3s. … Belleview Christian’s Kieren hurst averaged 4.1 assists per game, while Front Range Baptist’s Alex Botero had led with 79 in three more games played. Both are graduated. … Rocky Mountain Lutheran’s Daunte Hinton, a senior last year, had 74 steals and fellow-graduate Jonathan Glazier of Beth Eden Baptist averaged 3.2 blocks per game.
Numbers game: Front Range Baptist scored 60.1 points per game and shot 44 percent from the field. Shining Mountain, which struggled last year, had just 36.2 points per game and shot 29 percent.
SHINING MOUNTAIN LIONS
Coach: Tim Crouthers
The Scorecard: Record-wise, the Lions had a tough 2018-19 campaign. They won just three games and were outscored 978-691. This year, senior guards Dylan Farrell and Elijah Hanzlik should help lead things as the program looks to get back to its winning ways. Prior to last year, the Lions had winning seasons dating back more than 13 seasons (where MaxPreps’ stats cut off). “We hope to bounce back and return to a more competitive standing overall,” Crouthers said. “I am excited to see this new group gel and write their story for the year.” They begin the year with Denver Academy of Torah and have their first four games scheduled in 11 days.
Bringing it home: recent state champions
2019 — Rangeview (5A), Lewis-Palmer (4A), Manual (3A), Yuma (2A), De Beque (1A).
2018 — Grandview (5A), Longmont (4A), Bayfield (3A), Yuma (2A), Peetz (1A).
2017 — Eaglecrest (5A), Valor Christian (4A), Sterling (3A), Holyoke (2A), Holly (1A).
2016 — Overland (5A), Pueblo West (4A), Colorado Springs Christian (3A), Sanford (2A), Fleming (1A).
2015 — Overland (5A), Air Academy (4A), Colorado Springs Christian (3A), Sanford (2A), Holly (1A).
2014 — Denver East (5A), Pueblo East (4A), Holy Family (3A), Sanford (2A), Hi-Plains (1A).
2013 — Eaglecrest (5A), Lewis-Palmer (4A), Pagosa Springs (3A), Denver Christian (2A), McClave (1A).
2012 — Chaparral (5A), Lewis-Palmer (4A), Faith Christian (3A), Denver Christian (2A), Caliche (1A).
Point me to the postseason
The regular season for all classifications will be completed by Feb. 22. In Class 1A, three weighted regionals will produce the eight-team state tournament field which will then be seeded by a committee. In Class 2A, eight regional winners will advance to the state tournament and will be reseeded by a committee. In Class 3A, seven districts will each qualify two teams for the state tournament and the remaining 18 teams will be determined by RPI. In Class 4A, the nine league champions will receive automatic state tournament berths and the remaining 39 teams (unless Durango or Montrose win the Southwest League) will be added based on RPI. In Class 5A, the eight league champions earn automatic berths into the state tournament and the remaining 40 teams will be added based on RPI
Cream of the crop: 2019 BoCoPreps.com All-region team
First Team (Name, 2018-19 class, school )
Tanner Baird, Sr., Holy Family; Mark Dolan, Sr., Fairview; Owen Koonce, Jr., Centaurus; Brady Renck, Sr., Longmont; Jax Wilke, Sr., Mead.
Thomas Bounds, Sr., Niwot; Steven Croell, Sr., Broomfield; Jack Olson, Sr., Legacy; Beck Page, Sr., Longmont; Tyler Turner, Jr., Boulder.
Caleb Ayers, Sr., Mead; Charlie Belcher, Sr., Silver Creek; Joe Cartelli, Jr., Frederick; Greysen Carter, So., Fairview; Andrew Duquette, Jr., Silver Creek; Dallas Dye, Jr., Longmont; Nick Eaton, Sr., Silver Creek; Logan Farner, Sr., Lyons; Coby Grant-Krenz, Jr., Dawson; Jacob Green, Jr., Frederick; John Grigsby, Jr., Monarch; Kyle Helbig, Sr., Holy Family; Max Higdon, Sr., Peak to Peak; Reid Hill, Sr., Shining Mountain; Nick Jacobs, Jr., Mead; Colton Jonjak-Plahn, Sr., Lyons; Adam Jolly, Sr., Holy Family; Austin Leopold, Sr., Prospect Ridge; Kevin Loy, So., Erie; Will Maher, Jr., Mead; Dominic Nellis, Jr., Holy Family; Jalen Page, Jr., Fairview; Jose Payan, Sr., Twin Peaks; Gavin Poxson, So., Legacy; Davis Richard, Jr., Frederick; Gage Robertson, Jr., Skyline; Austin Robison, Jr., Skyline; Calvin Seamons, Sr., Longmont; Ryan Shellenberger, Jr., Longmont Christian; Elian Soto, Jr., Jefferson Academy; Jackson Stapleton, Sr., Legacy; Grant Swenson, Jr., Broomfield; Jackson Tanner, Sr., Boulder; Nick Vaver, Sr., Centaurus; Riley Welsch, Sr., Jefferson Academy.