Hoopsters named to all-conference


Two Bulldogs varsity boys basketball players earned spots on the all-conference positions.

Moffat County High School claimed the District 7 championship this year and was one win away from qualifying for the state tournament.

Senior Adam Peer and junior Kevin Voorhees earned all-conference nominations. Senior Justin Magnuson and junior Jeff Gaylord both were selected as honorable mentions for all-conference.

"Both of them were deserving to make it," said Bulldogs coach Blaine Corlett. "Adam was our leader in scoring and Kevin was the leader in rebounding. I expected Kevin to make the all-conference team this year, because he was named honorable mention as a sophomore."

According to Peer, the team had a roller-coaster season that was highlighted by winning district.

In the district tournament the Bulldogs went in as the No. 4 seed and upset the Western Slope regular season champion Delta Panthers, 57-50, in overtime in the opening round. In the title game, MCHS downed the Rifle Bears, 61-51.

The Bulldogs season came to end March. 3 in a regional state qualifying game when the ThunderRidge Grizzlies ran past MCHS, 71-40, in Craig.

"I thought that we started out real well," said Peer. "We then hit some real rough spots and then we picked up when we needed to. In the end our team really dedicated what type of team we were. We ended up as the district champions and I am just real proud of the way we pulled together to win the district tournament the last two years."

Peer believes the Bulldogs program is on the right track.

"Anytime you have two players selected for all-conference that reflects on the team that you have," said Peer. "I think that coach Corlett will be a really successful coach in the future. I hope that all the future basketball teams good luck and I hope that they go farther than we did."

"It's nice to make the all-conference team," said Voorhees. "All the hard work paid off. We played good when we needed to. We just need to win the regional tournament. Next year I need to step up my play because I am going to be a senior."

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