Summit High roundup
For the first time ever, the Summit High hockey team had 10 players make the All-State Academic Team, an honor given only to juniors and seniors.”That’s a tremendous honor for these student athletes, who have to juggle playing sports as well as their school work,” SHS head coach Chris Ruhly said. “I’m really proud of them to have that type of accomplishment.”The Tigers also had two players make the all-conference squad.Senior defenseman Kyle Metzger was named the First Team All-Foothills Conference, as well as honorable mention all-state.Also, senior captain Dak Dice was a Foothills honorable mention.The Tigers finished the season 13-8 and won a first-round playoff game for the first time in three seasons.
Cody Holland and Jason Looby both went 3-4 at the plate Tuesday at Clear Creek, but the Tigers couldn’t dig themselves out of an early hole and lost 11-8.Gabe Stuhr pitched five innings.Summit trailed 11-4 after the fifth inning and managed to pull within three runs late.”We just couldn’t overcome the deficit,” SHS head coach Tom Looby said.The Tigers (1-2) have scored 36 runs in three games thus far this season. They’re back on the diamond Friday, when they head to a tournament in Glenwood Springs.
Katherine Pappas had two podium placings, and the Tigers racked up a slew of top-10 finishes at a 4A Jeffco League meet in Lakewood on Tuesday.The boys’ team wound up in seventh place, and the girls were eighth.Pappas finished second in the 3,200-meter run and third in the 1,600 meters.Summit’s only other top-three finish in the meet was Alex Sadler’s runner-up placing in the 400-meter dash. He was also fourth in the high jump.Ridge Strickler (fourth in the 100-meter dash), Jesse Riotto (fifth in the 100, seventh in the 200), Maddy Hunt-Snyder (seventh in the 100) and Liam Meirow (seventh in triple jump, eighth in the 3,200) also had strong days.The Tigers had seven relay teams finish seventh or better, including a runner-up finish from the boys’ 4×100 team (Riotto, Strickler, Curtis Davis and Ben Sloan).Summit is back in action March 22 when the team travels to the Lake County Invite.
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