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Memorable performances from the winter regular season around BoCoPreps

The 2019-20 year wasn’t all bad


The 2019-20 high school athletics schedule officially ended Tuesday with CHSAA’s decision to waive off the spring sports season due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

Then there’s this: “Our fingers are now crossed and our hopes are that the Association will be able to conduct a fall season with some level of normalcy,” CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green added in her letter Tuesday. “Our office will be entirely focused on contingency plans for the 2020 fall season and beyond, should they be needed.”

So, while the return of sports remains unclear, let’s take a look back at some of the standout regular-season performances from athletes in the area in 19-20.

Wednesday, we looked at the fall. Now, let’s throw it back to winter.

Dec. 7 — Mead’s Trey Ward misses just twice in 28-point performance (boys basketball)

Ward went 10-of-12 from the field in a 101-69 win over Greeley West. The Mavericks’ sparkplug averaged 14.3 points per game on 51 percent shooting.

Dec. 16 — Jefferson Academy’s Elian Soto has 38 points (boys basketball)

Soto scored 38 in a 53-42 win over The Academy. He went 11-of-21 from the field, hitting seven 3s making 9 of 10 free throws in the effort.

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Dawson School’s Riley Burridge

Dec. 19 — Dawson’s Riley Burridge gets 32 points on 50 percent shooting (boys basketball)

Burridge went 12-for-24 from the field and hit eight 3s for the second time in four games as the Mustangs beat Shining Mountain. He’d have nine 3s two games later in a victory over Gilpin County.

Dec. 21 — Niwot’s Mary Codevilla wins two individual events at stacked meet (girls swimming)

Ninety-six teams were slated to swim at the REX Coaches Invite in Thornton, and Codevilla still managed to separate herself from the field with wins in the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle. She later won gold in the 200 and 500 freestyle at state.

Dec. 21 — Monarch’s Vince Cornella wins Las Vegas Holiday Classic (wrestling)

Cornella is already a fixture on the state’s wrestling podium and will go for a fourth state title next season. His talents travel, too. In the Vegas tournament, he had three pins, a technical fall and a major decision en route to winning the 128-pound title.

Jan. 16, 2020 — Erie Grace Moyers hits eight 3s in win over Windsor (girls basketball)

Moyers hit 8 of 13 shots from deep, leading the Tigers past the Wizards. The 3-point touch comes as no surprise as Moyers’ mother recently posted a video on Twitter of Moyers hitting 18 straight (and said she actually hit 20 in a row with two coming before the video started).

Jan. 23 — Holy Family’s Garrett Green puts up monster performance in loss to Mead (boys basketball)

Green scored 29 points on 65 percent shooting as the Tigers gave the Mavs one of their stiffest tests of the year before eventually falling 72-63. The game before, Green shot 67 percent and had 26 points in a loss to Skyline.

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Legacy’s Halle Mackiewicz

Jan. 31 — Legacy’s Halle Mackiewicz goes for 32-point double-double (girls basketball)

In a slim loss to Fairview and the player of the year Izzy Munson, Mackiewicz had 32 points on 14-of-23 shooting. She also had 12 rebounds, including four on the offensive glass.

Feb. 1 — Monarch’s Ethan Blackburn makes 39 saves (ice hockey)

Blackburn turned aside 39 of the 42 shots he faced in a 6-3 win over Ralston Valley. The Coyotes ended up bowing out in the second round of the state postseason.

Feb. 14 — Peak to Peak’s Garrett Shriver hits nine 3s (boys basketball)

Shriver scored 27 points — all from deep in an 85-61 win over Prospect Ridge Academy. The senior made his mark from outside the perimeter in the winter as 231 of his 296 attempts came from 3-point range.

Feb. 17 — Monarch’s Hunter Hawkins tallies five helpers (ice hockey)

Hawkins had a team-high 17 assists in the winter season and five those came in an 8-1 win over Dakota Ridge. It was his ninth assist in three games. He also had a goal against the Eagles.

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Monarch’s Ethan Blackburn