Steamboat volleyball, Soroco football stars shine
December 15, 2017
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It took some thinking, Steamboat Springs High School volleyball coach Wendy Hall said, and as best as she can remember, there are maybe a dozen athletes in her more than 30 years coaching high school volleyball that earned an honor senior Micah Feeley did after this year's season.
Feeley was chosen to play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports all-state volleyball game last month.
"It's definitely a high honor to be selected for that group," Hall said. "Micah, if not the best all-around player in our league was definitely one of the top two. Every part of her game is polished."
In addition to that honor, Feeley was one of three Sailors to earn all-league, first-team honors for the Western Slope League.
Este Wilkinson, a senior, also was named to the team for the second consecutive year, and Anna Allsberry, a junior, made the list, as well.
Wilkinson, a team captain, led the team in blocks and was third in the league.
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Allsberry was third in the league in kills, third in hitting efficiency and led the league in kill percentage.
The whole team earned a big honor, too. The Sailors were listed as an academic all-state team, meaning it had a team grade point average of better than 3.5. In fact, Steamboat did considerably better, clocking in at 3.75.
"We're just as proud of that as we are anything else," Hall said. "These kids are really hard-working students."
Soroco lands two on all-state football team
Eventually, Soroco High School football coach Dick Dudas runs out of words to describe his junior running back Jace Logan. He just starts listing numbers and stats.
"Forty-seven touchdowns, 3,300 yards from scrimmage," Dudas said. "That's ridiculous."
Those numbers as the Rams history-making run in the 8-man football playoffs was enough to get two players named to the Colorado High School Activities Association all-state team.
Logan made the cut, as did senior offensive and defensive lineman Schuyler Carlson
Logan's wild season included 14 touchdowns in the playoffs, including six in Soroco's quarterfinal game. He led the state in ever meaningful rushing and scoring category.
Carlson finished the season with 70 tackles on defense despite missing a large portion of the middle of the season.
"His leadership was always there," Dudas said. "When he was injured, he was still out on the field, even on crutches trying to help out. About a week after that, he was in uniform. He didn't even have doctors approval, and we had to say, ‘No, come on Sky. You can't do that.'
"On the field, even if he wasn't making the tackle, he was disrupting everything."