All-state honors bestowed on Skiers
The Aspen High School girls basketball team, after an appearance in the 3A state championship game, was top dog in the Denver Rocky Mountain News 3A all-state voting, with senior forward Marta Losonczy earning first-team honors and coach Lance Finkbeiner, in his debut season at the Skiers’ helm, being named 3A coach of the year.
In addition, two Skiers, senior forward Jill Evans and junior point guard Ellen Falender, received all-state honorable mention recognition.
Joining the Aspen trio was Basalt senior forward Kelli Corrigan, who led the Longhorns to a second-place finish in the 3A Western Slope League.
Eaton’s Justine Anderson, Lindsay Driscoll of Colorado Springs Christian, Rachel Grove of state champion Faith Christian and Frederick’s Jennifer Tagliente rounded out the 3A first team, with Tagliente winning player of the year.
Corrigan was joined on the second team by Brooke Berryman of Platte Valley, Eaton’s Kami Kinoshita, Kelly Manning of Fountain Valley and Faith Christian’s Jetta Weber.
The boys 3A all-state first team featured yet another Skier, senior forward Robert Tomaszek. His teammate, freshman point guard Nick Farrell, was named honorable mention all-state.
WSL player of the year Ty Sterkel of league champion Eagle Valley was selected to the 3A all-state second team, and Kris Fahrenkrug of Roaring Fork received all-state honorable mention.
The rest of the 3A first team consisted of Derek Baumgartner of Weld Central, Adam Bliven of state champion Highland, Kent Denver’s Mark Pettyjohn and Buena Vista’s Brian Wood, the 3A player of the year.
The second team featured Lutheran’s Josh Havekost, Brian Vecchio of Manitou Springs, Highland’s Russell Valencia and Eaton’s Casey Weiderspan.
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