Six Bulldogs selected to All-State teams

Three girls basketball players, two wrestlers and one swimmer selected from Denver Post

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Six Moffat County High School student-athletes were selected to the 4A All State team.

Sportswriters at the Denver Post chose three members of the girls basketball team, two wrestlers and one swimmer.

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On the hardwood, junior Angela Charchalis made the second team, and senior Cayla Maneotis and junior Markie Workman were honorable mentions.

Senior 125-pound state champion Jake Breslin was selected to the first team, and 189-pound classmate Nick Navratil was voted to the second team.

Breslin compiled a 38-5 record and Navratil went 43-1.

In girls swimming, junior Kelsey Conci received an honorable mention for her efforts in the pool.

For MCHS girls basketball coach Craig Mortensen, his girls got the honors the right way.

"It is not me bragging on the girls -- they earned it the way it should be," he said.

"Angie had a great season, and I think that was reflected in her selection as one of the top 10 4A players in the state," Mortensen said.

Workman received second team honors last year, and it was Maneotis' second honorable mention selection.

"We are really proud of them, and happy for all of them," Mortensen said.

Roman Gutierrez, MCHS wrestling coach, said the awards were the results of Breslin's and Navratil's hard work paying off.

In wrestling, state champions typically are on the first team, runner-ups make up the second team and third-place finishers are the honorable mentions.

"It is an honor to be there," Gutierrez said. "It means you have done what needed to be done to get there. I would like to see them go on and be successful in the college ranks."

Marin Campbell, Conci's girls swimming coach, said she was thrilled to hear of the sprinter's recognition.

"I am not surprised, because this was a special year for her," Campbell said.

"I think the coolest part is getting some recognition on the Western Slope. For our athletes, it is twice as hard to get that recognition, so it is pretty cool when it happens."

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