Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Western Slope League coaches have chosen their All-League and honorable mention All-League teams for the 2005 fall season.
Hayden senior football player Keenan Bruchez was an All-League pick as well as Player of the Year.
Bruchez has yet to decide where he wants to continue his football career.
Tigers coach Shawn Baumgartner said Bruchez deserved the award.
"He would have started for anyone in this league," Baumgartner said.
Hayden and Soroco combined to land an impressive 13 football players on the All-League and honorable mention Class A teams.
In addition to Bruchez, Hayden seniors Tyson Letlow (receiver), Tyson Sweetser (offensive line) and Kyle Woodley (defensive back) were named to the All-League team. Juniors Brandon Ford (linebacker) and Robert Culver (defensive line) were named to the All-League team, as well.
Soroco had two All-League selections: seniors Nick Rangel (running back) and Ben Crawford (offensive line).
Honorable mention selections for Hayden were senior Isaac Haskins (offensive line) and junior Dave Gullett (defensive line). Soroco's honorable mention selections were juniors Bryan Spaeth (running back) and Joel Schlegel (defensive back) and sophomore Dennis Morgan (offensive line).
The Steamboat Springs football team's All-League selections won't be released until the team's banquet next week.
Two Steamboat Springs soccer players received league awards. Junior David Comeau was named to the All-League team, and senior Chris Troeger was named to the honorable mention All-League team.
Battle Mountain's Edgar Hernandez was the soccer Player of the Year.
Steamboat senior Hestia Chase was named to the honorable mention All-League volleyball team in Class 4A.
Hayden senior Mariah Doolin and Soroco senior Vanessa Eaton were honorable mention All-League selections in Class 2A volleyball.
Unlike football, the Western Slope League volleyball and soccer teams aren't determined by position.
In related news, Steamboat Springs senior Tara King was selected to play in the Class 4A All-State game that took place Nov. 18 at Broomfield High School. King was one of 18 seniors picked to play in the game.
Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco likely will land players on All-State teams, but those selections from the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News have not been released.