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BoCoPreps notebook: Multi-sport athletes who’ve caught our eye this spring

Skyline High School's Andrew Muncy runs ...
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Skyline High School’s Andrew Muncy runs in the 400 meter dash at the Boulder County Invite at Broomfield High School on Saturday, April 16, 2022.
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New Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson used to go deep with a bat in his hand. Denver Nuggets’ Round-1 adversary Stephen Curry has precision aim with his golf stroke, too.

Multi-sport athletes. They are everywhere you look.

But as specialization (and big money) often kicks in at the collegiate and professional levels, high school is where the interchangeable star can flourish most.

With the spring season near the halfway point, here are a few spring BoCoPreps.com athletes who have also made a name for themselves elsewhere in sport.

Claire Adams, Sr., Mead: She finished up a stellar high school softball career in the fall, hitting .624 in her final season while holding a 3.27 ERA over 40 2/3 innings pitched. Now her swing can be seen on the golf links, where she has scores for the varsity team.

Grayson Arnold, Sr., Holy Family: Arnold compiled a few stats for Holy Family football back in the fall. Most notably, a fumble recovery in a seven-point win over Pueblo South. In track and field, he’s front and center. Then whoosh, gone. Coming into the weekend, Arnold had the fastest 200-meter dash time in the state (21.64 seconds) and second-fastest 100 (10.77).

Annabelle Biggar, Jr., Dawson: A standout on the girls lacrosse pitch this spring, ‘Biggar is Better’ helped fuel a strong start for the Mustangs, scoring 25 goals in the team’s first four games. Back in the winter, she led the girls basketball team with 14.7 points per game and 7.4 boards.

Ty Chandler, Sr., Boulder: Chandler has 11 goals in nine games for Boulder lacrosse, which has won three of its last four. A football guy, too, he had 11 receptions and 22 tackles for the Panthers in the fall.

Bryce Conover, Sr., Frederick: Big man on campus was a standout basketball player, who in March helped put Frederick in the state semis for the first time in 66 years. He was also the school’s starting quarterback last fall, and now he’s producing on the baseball diamond with 11 RBIs coming into the weekend.

Jenna Joseph, Sr., Longmont/Mead: Wrestling and golf. What a combo. Joseph won the 161-pound title for Mead in February, and now can be seen on the links for the Longmont girls golf team. Not that she would, but chatting during her backswing seems ill-advised.

Josh Dunn, Sr., Broomfield: Dunn, what hasn’t he done? … A low-hanging fruit for the infertile headline writer, Dunn’s ceiling in sport is well beyond. The senior took part in four sports during the pandemic. A standout wide receiver in football, he was also a strong contributor on the basketball team in the winter. The CSU-Pueblo football commit is currently a hurdler in track and field.

Derek Duplechin, Jr., Broomfield/Monarch: The 6-foot-4 junior has proven he can shoot as well as take a shot in the lacrosse season. He bounced back nicely after getting drilled in the head against Lakewood Monday. He leads the team with 24 goals this season. In the winter, he averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 boards for Broomfield basketball.

Chrisly Kelly-Cannon, Jr., Jefferson Academy: Kelly-Cannon currently holds a top-five time in the state in both the 100 and 200 dashes. In the fall, he was a speedy weapon for the soccer program, scoring nine times as the Jags reached the 3A state title game.

Ava Kuszak, Sr., Holy Family: The Wisconsin softball commit is a four-time state champion in high school. She won three with the school’s titan softball program and was part of the soccer team that rolled to a 4A title last year as the 12 seed. Late last month, she scored with 29 seconds remaining to beat Erie for the team’s first win of the season.

Aidan Miller, Sr., Silver Creek: Averaging 7.3 points and 4.2 boards for the basketball team, the 6-7 senior is now a solid part of the Raptors’ jump team in track and field.

Andrew Muncy, Sr., Skyline: Muncy had 22 catches in the fall for the school’s football team, and scored four TDs. Now his speed is taking hold on the track, where he came into the weekend with Colorado’s fastest 400 time (49.05) of 2022.

Kaelan Norgard, Sr., Monarch: Norgard finished 15th at the Front Range League girls golf tournament Tuesday, shooting a solid 21-over-par 91. In the winter, she was a multi-faceted swimmer who won three races, per MaxPreps.

Corby Tecu, Sr., Mead/Erie: Tecu has already had quite a farewell senior season. First helping to lead Mead football to the state title game, then putting Mavericks basketball back into the quarterfinals, he is a spring juggernaut for Erie’s lacrosse team, which is currently ranked second in Class 4A. Tecu is committed to Drexel University for lacrosse.

Brandon Sanchez, Jr., Legacy: Sanchez is a running back/wide receiver/defensive back threat on the school’s football roster. In the spring, he’s a standout infielder. Coming into the weekend, he led the 9-0 Lightning with a .562 batting average and 16 RBIs.

Samuel Thengvall, Sr., Peak to Peak: A producer on the soccer pitch in the fall, basketball the winter, Thengvall is now trying his hand at middle blocker for the Pumas’ first-year boys volleyball program. As a snapshot of his latest venture, he made a series of nifty put-downs at the net that helped the Pumas get a crucial league win over Poudre Tuesday.

Ava Welty, Sr., and Mia Welty, Jr., Erie/Fairview: The sisters were key members of Erie girls’ basketball in the winter, with Ava averaging 6.8 ppg and Mia 7.9. This spring, they’re a part of the 5A No. 4 Fairview lacrosse team. Coming into the weekend, Mia had 12 goals and Ava had two goals and two assists.

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