Three Colorado girls soccer players have been selected to the Under-17 U.S. Women's National Team, to participate in the CONCACAF championships in Guatemala. Selected for the May event were defenders Gabbi Miranda
of Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch)
, Lizzy Raben
of Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village)
and midfielder Morgan Stanton
of Bear Creek (Lakewood)
The players were selected after a 10-day training camp in Chula Vista, Calif., earlier this month. California is the only other state with three players on the team. The 20-player team will compete in Guatemala from May 2-12, and the U.S. opens against the Bahamas on May 3.
* The Steamboat Springs
boys lacrosse team has won 39 consecutive games within the Mountain League. The Sailors wrapped up their fourth league title in a row April 12 with a win against Aspen, securing them a berth in the 16-team playoffs. Steamboat Springs is 13-1 with the only loss coming to Rock Canyon (10-9 on March 13). The Sailors close out the regular season April 30 against Golden.
* The Boulder
boys lacrosse team beat cross-town rival Fairview (Boulder) for the first time in 10 attempts, with an 11-7 victory April 12. Sophomore Ian Oden
scored six goals and tallied an assist for Boulder.
"This was the No. 1 goal they had for the season -- to beat Fairview," first-year coach Matt Fox told BoCoPreps.com
. "This was a huge day for them. "I told them that cross-town rivalry games are all about heart, effort and attitude. If you're going to beat your cross-town rival and get a year's worth of bragging rights under your belt, you have to come out and take it to them every play."
* The Gazette reported that Adrian Cordova
of Coronado (Colorado Springs)
won the 46-50-kilogram weight class (110 pounds) at the FILA Junior Nationals. Cordova, a two-time state champion in Class 5A, is now eligible to attend the Junior World Team Trials in Colorado Springs next month.
standout libero Jaime Colaizzi signed to play volleyball at Colorado State, while Fossil Ridge (Fort Collins)
first baseman JJ Bissell
signed to play baseball at Texas Tech.
* Richard Atkins will take over the girls basketball program at Fruita Monument
, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.
* Reminder, the Colorado High School Activities Association's Legislative Council meets to discuss several sport options. Click here for a rundown of the top items on the agenda