Four area boys earn 3A all-WSL hoo honors |

Four area boys earn 3A all-WSL hoo honors

Phil Sandoval

When it comes to basketball talent, the Roaring Fork boys are well supplied.

Three Rams, forwards Nic Lough and Dan Markoya and guard Aaron Markham were named to the Class 3A, all Western Slope League first team in a vote by league coaches.

The three Roaring Fork players, all underclassmen, were the only non-seniors to earn a spot on the 12-member team.

Senior Kyle Kappeli was the only Basalt player to earn first-team honors.

Aspen’s Nick Fared, one of two Skiers to be selected, was voted as the WSL’s player of the year.

Von Mitchell of Cedaredge was named the league’s coach of the year.

The balance of the all-WSL first team is Jesse Anderson, Trent Beck, Jeff Hajny and Kurt Kissner from Cederedge along with Eagle Valley senior Craig Jagger and Ben Scott of Hotchkiss.

Three area players, Arnold Hernandez of Roaring Fork and Basalt’s Travis Schwan and Ryan Thompson earned honorable mention.

Boys, Class 3A, All-Western Slope League

2002-03 Basketball Team

First Team

Aspen – Nick Farrell, Sr. and Phil Salazar, Sr. Basalt – Kyle Kappeli, Sr. Cedaredge – Jesse Anderson, Sr. Trent Beck, Sr., Jeff Hajny, Sr. and Kurt Kissner, Sr. Eagle Valley – Craig Jagger, Sr. Hotchkiss – Ben Scott, Sr. Roaring Fork – Nic Lough, Soph., Aaron Markham, Soph. and Dan Markoya, Jr.

Player of the Year – Nick Farrell, Aspen

Coach of the Year – Von Mitchell, Cedaredge

Honorable Mention

Aspen – Josh Lackey, Sr., Brett Mufson, Sr. and Zack Paris, Sr. Basalt – Travis Schwan, Sr. and Ryan Thompson, Sr. Cedaredge – Tony Cerise, Sr. Eagle Valley – Cody Girard, Soph. and Justin Wood, Sr. Gunnison – Ryan McKee, Sr. Hotchkiss – Michael Smith, Jr. and Ricky Sparks, Sr. Olathe – Garrett Pietak, Jr. and Cody Sweet, Jr. Roaring Fork – Arnold Hernandez, Sr.

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