The Colorado High School Activities Association released its 2019-20 All-State basketball teams last Thursday. The teams are posted on the CHSAANow.com web site.
Class 2A boys
Two Fowler players were on the Class 2A boys All-State team. Junior Val Leone was on the first team, while senior Johnathan Mobbley was second team.
Leone averaged 18.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, while Mobbley had averages of 16.3 points, 11 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
The Grizzlies were 22-3 overall and they won the Santa Fe League with a 13-0 record. They also won the District 6 and Region 5 tournaments and advanced to the state tournament.
Three more Santa Fe players were honorable mention selections in Holly sophomore Dakota Eaton, Holly junior Omar Moreno and Hoehne senior Nic Navarette.
Class 2A girls
Two local players were named to the Class 2A girls All-State team. Rocky Ford junior Abi Snyder was a first team selection, while Swink senior Morgan Gribble was honorable mention.
Snyder averaged 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. The Lady Meloneers were 21-3 overall and 12-1 in league play.
Gribble averaged 10.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. The Lady Lions were 12-11 overall and 9-4 in Santa Fe League play.
Six additional Santa Fe players were honorable mention. The list includes Rye sophomore Sophie Adamson, Rye sophomore Sydney Adamson, Holly senior Saedee Davis, Holly senior Leslie Mendoza, Rye junior Jolee Ortiz, and Rye junior Chloe Richardson.
Class 1A boys
Two local players were named to the Class 1A boys All-State team in Kim/Branson senior Elijah Aragon, and Cheraw junior Trey Pearce.
Aragon averaged 9.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. The Mustangs went 18-5 overall and 3-1 in the Arkansas Valley League.
Pearce had averages of 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. The Wolverines had an overall record of 16 wins and eight losses and they were 3-2 in the High Plains League.
The High Plains League had five additional players on the All-State team. Kit Carson senior Jayden McCombs-Farmer was a first team selection, as well as the Class 1A Player of the Year. Kit Carson's Damon DeChant was also the Coach of the Year.
Kit Carson senior Cordell Farmer was a second team selection. Eads junior Damien Barnes, Granada sophomore Dominic Coleman, and Kit Carson junior Sullivan Farmer were all named honorable mention.
The Arkansas Valley League had six more players on the team. South Baca junior Shadow Varnado was a first team selection, Walsh senior Dylan Renquist was second team, and Walsh senior Brenden Hodges, Wiley senior Lawrence Lucero, Walsh senior Rylan McCall, and Springfield junior Darian Schaller were all honorable mention.
From the Fisher's Peak League, Primero junior Antonio Cordova was honorable mention.
Class 1A girls
Two locals were on the Class 1A girls All-State team as McClave sophomore Anna Beckett and Kim/Branson junior Talara Nittler were both honorable mention.
Beckett averaged 15.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. The Lady Cardinals were 16-7 overall and 3-2 in the High Plains League. They also won the District 2 and Region 3 tournaments and advanced to the state tournament.
Nittler had averages of eight points, four rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. The Lady Mustangs won 13 games and lost 10 and they were 1-3 in the Arkansas Valley League.
Two other High Plains players were also on the team. Kit Carson senior Reyna Isenbart was second team, and Eads junior Ally Spady was honorable mention.
Eight additional players from the Arkansas Valley League were also named. Leading the way was Springfield senior Julia Mondragon, who was first team and the Class 1A Player of the Year. South Baca senior Delaney Eskew was also first team, and Springfield senior Alexis Crane was second team.
South Baca senior Patience Crane, South Baca junior Alissa Webberd, Springfield senior Kylie Parks, Walsh freshman Jensen Renquist, and Wiley junior Macy Rowan were all honorable mention.
Nobody from the Fisher's Peak League was on the All-State team.