High school notebook: Winter playoffs take precedence over spring start

High school notebook: Winter playoffs take precedence over spring start


High school notebook: Winter playoffs take precedence over spring start


Spring sports have kicked off (or will shortly), yet winter isn’t quite ready to release its snowy grip.

Resurrection Christian High School boys basketball team is still in the state title hunt and will travel to Pueblo on Thursday for the Class 2A state championships. The Cougars are just three wins away from the first state title in program history.

RCS may be the only area school still hanging around but it’s not the only school we’re covering at The Coloradoan. Sixteen schools will send boys and girls basketball teams to Moby Arena as the 3A state basketball tournament kicks off Thursday.

Championship games in both classifications are Saturday and we’ll be at Moby Arena to capture the action.

For now, spring sports will have to hold their proverbial horses. Your time will come.


Getting the nod: Poudre boys basketball player Lake Reed was named to The Show roster for the annual all-star game showcasing the state’s best basketball players. Reed, who finished ninth in the state at 23 points per game, is on the boys blue team. The game will be played April 6 at the Pepsi Center. No other area players made the boys’ or girls’ teams. Rosters are selected by a panel of media from around the state as well as representatives from the Denver Nuggets.

All-stars: Although the Fort Collins area fields just one ice hockey team (Resurrection Christian), that team sent three players to the CHSAA Senior All-Star Ice Hockey Game on Sunday. The Cougars take players from across northern Colorado. Tanner Ulland attends Rocky Mountain, Russell Pavsek goes to Fossil Ridge and Garrett Wood is over at Greeley West.

Lambkins out: The Fort Collins girls basketball team took its leave in the 5A Sweet 16 against a talented Regis Jesuit team March 5 in Aurora. The 55-42 margin was larger than it looked, as the Lambkins kept it close throughout. Regis just had too many runs in it late.

SaberCats miss: The Fossil Ridge boys basketball team was booted from the 5A playoffs at home, losing 53-51 to Arapahoe on Wednesday despite a late 9-0 run that put the SaberCats right back in the game. In the end, Fossil Ridge had one last shot, but a 3-point attempt from senior guard Cody McCoy fell short.

No Heritage heroics: Despite riding a wave of late-game heroics into the 2A Region 7 final against Sierra Grand, the Eagles couldn’t manage another measure of miracles. On Friday, Heritage Christian were buoyed with a bounce, as guard Joel Barreras hit the winning shot from the elbow. Sunday, the Eagles never got the chance, as the Panthers stole an inbounds pass with less than a second left.

Springing into spring: Several area spring sports teams have already had some success this season, despite not much time for outdoor practices. Fossil Ridge’s girls tennis team has won a couple of duals, including a 4-3 win against last year’s second-place state finisher, Fairview. Poudre’s Rachel Pott beat some personal bests in the throwing events in the Impalas’ first event of the season. She beat her own discus record by about 25 feet, an impressive feat. Her throw of about 145 would have won state last season by 4 feet.

Tyler Silvy covers prep sports for The Coloradoan. Reach him via email at TylerSilvy@coloradoan.com or by phone at (970) 589-3829. Connect with him at Facebook

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