Five county athletes All-State

Burney and Kostur named to All-State second team

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The All-State teams for winter sports were released Thursday, and five Routt County athletes were named to the prestigious lists.

The Rocky Mountain News named Steamboat Springs senior basketball players Kayla Kostur and Cameron Burney to its All-State second team for the girls and boys, respectively.

Steamboat senior Chris Baumann and freshman goalie Jeff Dawes were named to the All-State honorable mention hockey team.

Hayden senior Evan Hilling was named All-State honorable mention for basketball. Hilling averaged 16.8 points.

Kostur finished the season with the top scoring average in Class 4A at 19.5 points per game and was a Western Slope League first team selection, as well.

Burney finished as one of the state's leaders in nearly every statistical category. He averaged 16.6 points a game and finished the year with 219 rebounds, 53 blocks and 48 steals in 24 games.

Burney also was an All-League first team selection and was the WSL Player of the Year.

Baumann finished league play with 10 goals and seven assists for the Sailors. Although seniors Daniel Coloccia and Randy Rule weren't selected to the News' All-State teams, the three will play in an All-Star game when state hockey teams gather for their postseason celebration from April 8 to 10, coach Dave Strang said.

Moffat County's Brandie Telfer was the only league basketball player to be named to the All-State first team.

Battle Mountain's Austin Chow, a player Steamboat Springs knows well, was named the state's Player of the Year in hockey.

--- To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

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