Thu Jun 11th, 2015
Special to the Drum
Prone to, and known to rock the ‘Batman’ logo prior to play during her time at Ignacio High, the Lady Bobcats’ sprite knight will get to rise to one last prep-level challenge.
Filling a roster spot once awarded to, but declined by another athlete chosen for the 59th Annual Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State Games (she elected to participate in the event’s volleyball showcase instead), now-graduated guard Sky Cotton will hit the court Saturday, June 13, inside Adams State University’s Plachy Hall, mentored by 5A Castle Rock Castle View general Matt Hema and 4A Littleton lieutenant John Britz.
And as luck would have it, Cotton’s last chance to represent IHS will come alongside some very familiar faces – including two standouts against whom she began her outstanding senior season.
Plucked from 3A State Champions Pagosa Springs, posts Payton Shahan and Morgan Schaaf will be featured on the select squad, as will fellow Intermountain Leaguer Leah Aziz of La Jara Centauri.
1A Elbert forward Lauren Pearson, 2A Del Norte post Morgan Mosby and 2A Ault Highland post Jamie Clawson will contribute more small-school spirit while CV forward Mikayla Gonzales, 4A Pueblo South guard Jaylyn Duran and 5A Fountain-Fort Carson guard Amber Perryman will do so from CHSAA’s upper tiers.
Players were to check in Thursday, June 11 at ASU’s Coronado Hall, with the girls’ semifinals to take place at 9 and 10:30 a.m. on June 13. At 1 p.m. that afternoon the girls’ third-place game will be contested, with the finale on the Grizzlies’ floor following the boys’ third-place clash.