Routt County athletes recognized for fall performances
November 20, 2009
Steamboat Springs — As practices for winter sports continue, with games just a couple of weeks away, honors for fall athletes continue to roll in.
Maybe the biggest one went to Steamboat Springs High School volleyball player Colleen King, who earned Western Slope League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
King, who signed to play at the University of Denver, also will play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls' Sports All-State Volleyball Games on Sunday at Arvada West High School. The game begins at 1:30 p.m. and will represent 18 of the best players from Class 4A.
Joining King as a first team all-league selection was senior Devin Wilkinson. Jayde Mattox, Matthia Duryea and Maggie Stanford all were honorable mention selections.
In soccer, after winning a league championship for the first time since the 2001 and 2002 seasons, Steamboat placed six players on the all-league team.
Connor Birch and Andrew White were named to the first team, and Sam Glaisher, Johnathon Ricker, Colton Harding and Enrique Lopez were named to the second team.
"It's reflective in the fact we had an especially good senior class," Steamboat soccer coach Rob Bohlmann said. "There was a lot of talent dispersed on our team."
Tennis players Keegan Burger, Kyle Rogers and Gabri Erspamer were named honorable-mention all state by The Denver Post.
In Hayden, despite missing the playoffs, the football team was well represented. Ben Fulton, Kolton Miller, Treyben Letlow and Graig Medvesk all were first team all-league selections. Rene Valdez, Jake Walker and Brian Hoza earned honorable mention.
In volleyball, Rachael Koehler was named first team all-district for the Tigers.
"She was dominate at the net," Hayden volleyball coach Greg Johnson said. "She led our team in both blocking and kills."
Soroco football put together an impressive 7-1 season, despite not being eligible for the postseason.
Still, Cody Miles, Alex Estes and David Strait were named to the first team all-league, and Jacob Hange and Gage Achtner were named honorable mention.
In volleyball, Soroco's Corey Snyder was named to the first team all-district, and Caitlyn Berry earned honorable mention.