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High school all-league teams named

Luke Graham

— The two-time Mountain League boys lacrosse champion Steamboat Springs High School team placed seven players on the all-league team.

The Sailors, winners of 21 straight Mountain League games, boast first-team midfielders Ian Anderson and Garret Ehrick, defenseman John Burrow and attackman Andrew White.

Attackman Brian Bertrand, midfielder Erik Owen and goalie David Mucklow each earned second-team recognition.

"From top to bottom, we were good, but these guys were solid all year long," Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said. "You always wish you could get more kids on there. Those were the deserving kids. It was probably a good order."

Hiester was named the Mountain League's Coach of the Year.

"But that's a kids award," he said in reference to his coach award. "That doesn't happen if you don't have good kids."

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Watwood was named honorable mention after hitting .370 with three home runs and a 1-2 record on the mound.

"He did a great job for us offensively," Steamboat manager Dave Roy said.

Capistron earned first-team honors after hitting .381 with one home run. He was also the team's No. 1 pitcher, finishing with a 1-2 record and 7.55 earned run average.

Roy said those pitching numbers were a little skewed. Capistron played about half the season because of an injury. While battling the injury, Capistron had control problems.

Capistron currently is playing in a Babe Ruth League in Denver.

"He has great potential and a great future," Roy said.