Football: Aspen’s Niskanen named all-state
December 22, 2015
Tristan Niskanen, Aspen High's School's three-time all-conference football player, is an all-stater this year.
Niskanen was voted to the all-state honorable mention team by voters at CHSAAnow.org, the Colorado High School Activities Association.
He won the honor in Class 2A football.
The 6-6 Niskanen played tight end on offense and defensive end/linebacker on defense.
Two players for conference-champion Moffat County were voted to the 2A all-state football team representing the Western Slope Conference.
Stelios Peroulis of Moffat County was named all-state second team as an offensive lineman and defensive lineman.
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He also was the Western Slope Conference lineman of the year for 2015.
Brady Springer of Moffat County, also a lineman, also won all-state second-team honors this season.
Class 2A state champion Bayfield (located near Durango) dominated the all-state voting.
The unbeaten Wolverines featured the Class 2A player of the year in quarterback/linebacker Kelton McCoy, a senior,
And Bayfield's Gary Heide was voted the coach of the year with his unbeaten state championship season.
Bayfield running back/safety Zane Phelps was a first-team selection this year along with receiver/corner Taed Heydinger, tackle/linebacker Kyle Killough and tight end/defensive end Noah Loutherback.
Brody McGhehey of Bayfield as voted all-state second team along with Sam Westbrook.
Other area players honored include Conrado Dolores of Roaring Fork, an all-state honorable mention selection.
Chase Keep of Battle Mountain also was on the honorable mention list.
Other Class 2A all-state first-teamers include:
Zane Alsdorf, Bennett
Cole Bryant, La Junta
Kale Bismente, Sterling
Trai Larry Cook, The Academy
Kyle Florian, Platte Valley
Matt Hoffman, Platte Valley
Parker Joens, Platte Valley
Tanner Kramer, Eaton
Rusty Lohr, Eaton
Mitchell Martin, Strasburg
Will McKissick, Kent Denver
Austin Reitzenstein, Platte Valley
Carl Schmidt, Kent Denver
Tanner Schwindt, Platte Valley
Clay Shaver, Brush
Zach Spears, The Academy
William Wallace, Strasburg
Matt Wells, Kent Denver.
The CHSAA 2A all-state second team:
Cade Becker, Bennett
AJ Debard, The Pinnacle
Marco Garcia, Alamosa
Parker Gilliland, Platte Valley
Anthony Ibarra, Platte Valley
Colton Ingram, Eaton
Arnoldo Maitos-Garcia, Brush
Michael Mitchek, Sterling
Tynan Muehlemeyer, Faith Christian
Trevor Olsen, Faith Christian
Rafael Pasillas, The Pinnacle
Jesse Rodriguez, Bennett
Isaiah Sanchez, The Academy
Justin Schatz, Kent Denver
Grant Spofford, Kent Denver
Dillon Vanhoutan, Florence
Tristan Volk, Brush
Luke Wilson, Kent Denver.
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