Shideler named WSL’s top player
Much like the regular season, the Rifle boys basketball team swept the competition in the Class 4A Western Slope League awards, capturing the player of the year, coach of the year and sportsmanship honors.
Ryan Shideler was named the league’s player of the year and also earned the Glenwood Springs Basketball Officials Association’s Sportsmanship Award.
Coach Chris Lowther, who led the Bears to a 12-0 regular-season league record in his first year at Rifle, was named the WSL coach of the year.
All-league: see page 11
Along with Shideler, teammates Jason Enewold, a senior, and junior Jim Owens were also selected for the WSL first team. Adam Krick and Zack Akin both received honorable mention all-WSL kudos.
Rifle plays Broomfield on the road in the first round of the state playoffs Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Glenwood Springs’ Sean Flohr was the only sophomore named to the first team. He was joined by teammate Timon Fish as an all-league player. Two other Glenwood players were named honorable mention in Marco Salmen and Andrew Blake.
Palisade’s only first-team selection was Justin Unfred. Other first-team picks include: senior Blake Gammon of Battle Mountain; junior Blake Carlquist and senior Bryce Atchley of Delta; seniors Pablo Loya and Joe Padon of Moffat County; and senior John Daschle of Steamboat Springs.
All-WSL honorable mention
Rifle – Adam Krick, Zack Akin
Steamboat Springs – Cory Moore, Cody Sherrill, Kyle Wilson.
Glenwood Springs – Andrew Blake, Marco Salmen.
Palisade – Michael Embrey, Dominic Bera.
Moffat County – Cody Palmer, Brian Skowronski.
Battle Mountain – Beau Beckley.
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