Area players make all-conference
On a Glenwood boys soccer team loaded with seniors, four outstanding players received honors this week. Midfielder Pat Waller and forward Ryan Zerfoss were both named to the Class 4A Western Slope All-Conference team. Fellow Demons Giavanny Anaya and Isaac Hussain each received honorable mention.
The foursome powered Glenwood to a third-place finish in the WSL and a spot in the state playoff bracket. The Demons’ season was ended in the first round with a 3-0 loss to Montrose.Rifle senior Ryan Melody also made the all-conference squad, after a standout season as the Bears’ leading scorer, with nine goals.WSL Champion Battle Mountain placed three members on the all-conference team in Erik Garcia, Tony Seibert and goalkeeper D.J. Van Curm. Battle Mountain went onto the quarterfinals of the state playoffs before falling 5-0 to Broomfield.
Steamboat Springs also earned three spots on the squad with David Comeau, Max Hamill and Nick Labor all making the team. Steamboat, like Glenwood, was knocked out in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-0 loss to Longmont.The final all-conference selection went to Eagle Valley’s leading goal scorer Cesar Castillo.
Four area soccer players – two each from Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork – were first-team Class 3A WSL selections in a recent vote by that league’s coaches.Titans sophomores Darwin Cortez and Arrick Peck were honored as were the Rams’ goalkeeper Tory Udall, a junior, and sophomore forward Diego Rabio. Wylie Adams of Roaring Fork and Coal Ridge’s J.J. Riddile received honorable mention.Two Rifle High softball players – Megan McWilliams and Alissa Skinner – were on the state 4A honorable mention list released by Rocky Preps Thursday.
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