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MileHigh Prep honors large collection of area basketball players

Montezuma-Cortez’s Trey Hall, Mancos’ Claire Goodwin and Dove Creek’s Ralynn Hickman earn Player of the Year honors
Dove Creek's Ralynn Hickman (1) shoots over two Flatirons Academy defenders during the 2024 CHSAA Class 1A Girls' Basketball State Championships quarterfinals on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Hickman was named MileHigh Prep’s 1A girls Junior of the Year. (Joel Priest/Special to the Journal)

CORTEZ – Southwest Colorado added a few more names to its postseason honor roll in basketball.

MileHigh Prep, a website dedicated to providing coverage of the small school classifications, doled out its own All-MileHigh teams, and multiple Montezuma and Dolores county players made the cut.

Panther Trey Hall earned Freshman of the Year honors for 3A boys, while Mancos’ Claire Goodwin was named 2A girls Sophomore of the Year, and Dove Creek’s Ralynn Hickman was named 1A girls Junior of the Year.

Montezuma-Cortez’s Trey Hall, seen here on Dec. 7, 2023, was named MileHigh Prep’s 3A boys basketball Freshman of the Year. (Ben Bradley/Special to the Journal)

Hickman joined teammate Kylie Gatlin on the 1A First Team All-MileHigh, while Mancos’ Brian Veach and Teya Yeomans also made the 2A First Team alongside Goodwin. The Panthers’ Taylor Whited earned a 3A Second Team nod.

Postseason honorable mentions include Dove Creek’s Sheldon Gardner, Kalie Gatlin and Taylor Hampton, Mancos’ Kaiden Wyatt, Chris Medina, Andrew Jaime and Quincy Montoya, and Montezuma-Cortez’s Savannah Haselroth, Markylla Jones, Caidin Leonard, Tay Wheat and Hall.

The MileHigh Prep Report selections are compiled by the website’s staff. The staff’s selections are separate from those generated by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

Mancos’ Claire Goodwin, seen here in Januar 2023, was named MileHigh Prep’s 2A girls Sophomore of the Year.(Joel Priest/Special to The Journal)

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