Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team earns postseason honors


— The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team had a historic season. In the state’s first year with Class 4A, Steamboat made a run to the school’s first Final Four. So, of course, the postseason awards were plentiful.

Steamboat cleaned up across the state, as well as in the Mountain League.

Coach Bob Hiester, who was in his final year coaching, directed one of the teams at the all-state game.

Seniors Christian Ramirez and Penn Lukens both played for Hiester at the game and earned first-team all-state recognitions.

Ramirez, Lukens and fellow senior Ben Custer were named first-team all-league as well.

Ben Wharton and Peter White were named to the second team, and Alex Elliott, Tyler Scott, Thomas Tarcha and Michael Wong were named honorable mention.

As for team awards, Charles Toye and Peyton Trask earned Most Improved, Custer was named Most Inspirational and Wharton was named the MVP.

“You can see by the spread, there are quite a number of kids,” Hiester said. “We weren’t a one- or two-player team this year. We spread things around. It’s been a fun, neat group of kids to work with.”

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