Sports briefs for Dec. 19 |

Sports briefs for Dec. 19

Luke Graham

Junior wins Rocky Mountain News football honor

Seven area players were named to the Rocky Mountain News All-State football team on Thursday.

Leading the way was Steamboat Springs junior Joe Dover, who was named to the Class 3A first-team as a kick returner.

Joining him on the Class 3A list was senior tight end Alex Wood, second-team; junior Jack Spady, second-team; and junior Austin Hinder, honorable mention.

Hayden’s Coy Letlow was named a Class 1A second-team selection at running back – his third year on the All-State team – while teammates Mitch Doolin and Chase Salazar were named to the honorable mention team.

Western Slope League quarterback of the year, Dakota Stonehouse, from Glenwood Springs, was named the Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year.

Emiko Torito finishes 4th in World Cup in France

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Emiko Torito finished fourth in the opening World Cup dual moguls event on Thursday in Meribel, France.

“It felt really good,” Torito said in a U.S. Ski Team release. “I had an excellent qualifying run, and I made some mistakes in the duals, but overall I would say it was a solid competition.”

U.S. Ski Team member Hannah Kearney won the event, her first win in more than three years.

In the men’s dual moguls competition, Pat Deneen led the way for the U.S., finishing sixth. Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau, from Canada, won the men’s event.

Former Winter Sports Club member Michael Morse finished 16th.

The next moguls competition is Jan. 24 in Mont Gabriel, Quebec, followed by the Visa Freestyle International from Jan. 29 to 31 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

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