Steamboat Springs All five Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball starters were named to the all-Western Slope League team, including four first-team selections.
Isiah Mendoza-Forsyth, Charles Wood, Randall Nelson and Justin Anderson were all named to the first team. Junior Eric Trousil was named honorable mention.
“I think it shows that the coaches in the conference really respected our guys,” coach Luke DeWolfe said. “It’s a real tribute to those guys.”
The Steamboat boys advanced to the Class 4A playoffs before losing in the first round.
Still, the Sailors arguably played their best basketball of the year toward the end of the season.
After a loss to Palisade, Steamboat ripped off eight straight league wins to earn a spot in the playoffs.
DeWolfe, in his third year as varsity coach, was named the league’s Coach of the Year.
“It’s a nice honor because it’s voted on by your peers,” he said. “You don’t get Coach of the Year if you don’t have a great staff and great kids. I was lucky enough to have both of those.”
Glenwood Springs senior Kevin Flohr was named Player of the Year for the second straight season. Mendoza-Forsyth was runner up.
Steamboat girls get 3
The Steamboat girls basketball team got three all-Western Slope League selections.
Seniors Tara Spitellie and Hannah Moore each were named to the first team, while senior Katie Lettunich was named honorable mention.
Steamboat coach John Ameen said all the selections were deserved. Spitellie was one of the best 3-point shooters in the league, and Lettunich provided a consistent low post presence all season.
As for Moore, Ameen thought she deserved more.
“Hannah, in my opinion, should have got more consideration for Player of the Year,” he said. “She was, I thought, the best player in the league by far.”
Glenwood’s Kenzie Kuhn was named Player of the Year, while Delta coach Matt Hamm was named Coach of the Year.
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