Honors and accomplishments keep rolling in for YHS hoops
The sweeps keep coming for the Yuma High School basketball programs.
Two weeks after winning the girls and boys 2A titles, Yuma players and a coach were on the winning teams in The Show’s Class 1A-3A games, last Saturday at Metro State in downtown Denver. Junior Jake Chrisman’s team won the boys game, which had only four players from 2A schools. Juniors Cody Robinson and Chasey Blach were in the girls game on the White team, coached by Yuma’s Bob Rahm. Robinson was named the game’s MVP and scored about 15 points, while Blach chipped in about 10. Blach also played in the Top 40 game on Friday night, finishing with six points and seven rebounds in a losing cause.
CHSAANow.com released the all-state selections last week.
YHS got another sweep as Rahm was 2A Coach of the Year for the girls, and Dave Sheffield was 2A Coach of the Year for the boys. Yuma did miss the sweep on Player of the Year, however. Robinson was named the girls 2A Player of the Year, but the boys honor went to Crowley County’s Bradley Carnes-Clabey.
Robinson and Blach each were named to the 2A First Team, while senior Avery Whitehead was named to the Second Team. (Wray’s Morgan Smith and Holyoke’s Grace Dille also were named to the Second Team.)
Yuma’s Victor Mendoza was named to the boys 2A First Team, while Chrisman and senior Diego Covarrubias were named to the Second Team.
In 1A, Arickaree/Woodlin’s Micah Koolstra received honorable mention in the girls selections, while for the boys Otis Cullen Glosson and Arickaree/Woodlin’s Kevin Ramirez each earned honorable mention.
Look for the All-LPAA selections in a future edition of the Pioneer.