ALAMOSA — Over the weekend the 2017-18 All-State teams were named as presented by CHSAAnow, Colorado Preps and Maxpreps. The teams are created via a process that includes nominations from leagues and a week’s worth of voting from coaches. A player of the year and a coach of the year are also named from each class.
From the 3A class senior Ry Adams was named to the second team. A 3-point specialist for Alamosa High, Adams would collect 221 points over the course of the season good for second on the team. Of those 221 points 171 were cashed in from beyond the arc.
All the sniping from the perimeter also granted Adams the highest adjusted field goal percentage on the team (min. 50 att.). 3A honorable mentions were Ember Canty, Centauri, Senior and Caroline Van Berkum, Centauri, Senior.
The Parra siblings, Carlos and Kendra, of Del Norte were named to their respective All-State teams for the 2A class. Carlos Parra took first team honors placing second in the state in scoring, averaging 29.7 points per game. Those scoring numbers placed Parra at 35 in the nation.
Kendra Parra was named to the second team for the girls. Kendra was also a prolific scorer for her team, averaging 19.7 points per game, which placed her at 11th in the state. Kendra Parra did more than score also collecting a team leading 103 steals over the course of the season. 2A Honorable mentions were Maguire Peterson, Sanford, Senior; Zach Sittler, Sanford, Senior and Malyka Medina, Center, Senior.
The 1A class showcased a cavalcade of valley talent. Named to the first team was senior from Creede, Isaac Borchers. Borchers was absolutely key during the Miners’ season that resulted in a fourth place finish at state. The Creede senior led the Miners in just about every major category with 533 points on the season, 260 rebounds and 106 assists. Collecting stats left and right Borchers collected 13 of the team’s 24 double-doubles.
Also from the boy’s side was Arthur Rodriguez of Sierra Grande who was named second team. Rodriguez was a beast in the east with 28.7 points per game, which placed him at number three in the state. Beyond his stellar scoring performance Rodriguez was everywhere for his team leading in rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
Also given second team honors was Antonito senior Erykah Tallman. Tallman placed sixth in the state nabbing 12.9 boards per game. The Antonito senior was second on the team in scoring with 282 points over the course of her season. Tallman closed her season leading the Trojans with 30 blocks in addition to her rebounds. From 1A Honorable mentions were Casper Freedle, Creede, Junior Joslyn Garcia, Antonito, Senior, Jessica Slane, Sangre de Cristo, Junior; Nina Vigil, Sierra Grande, Senior