GCHS athletes named to all-state teams
by Jeff Richards, contributing writer
Jun 27, 2007 | 611 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Several Grand County High School athletes recently received all-state honors from Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers.

     Making the 2A all-state baseball first team for both The Deseret Morning News and The Salt Lake Tribune were senior outfielder Kyle Esquibel and senior infielder Ricky Lopez. Esquibel batted .493 for the season, while Lopez hit .424 and had 22 stolen bases for the Red Devils. In addition, senior catcher Bryce Till was named to the second team all-state for both newspapers. Pitcher and outfielder Kevin Cannon, also a senior, earned an honorable mention from the News.

     Meanwhile, in softball, senior pitcher Brittnie Whipple, junior infielder Emily Lopez, and sophomore catcher Lauren White were named to the all-state first team by The Salt Lake Tribune. Making the second team for Grand were senior infielders Ashley Sims and Courtney Wimmer, and junior infielder Whitney Saggboy. The Deseret Morning News had not yet published their softball all-state teams as of The Times-Independent's press time this week.

     Earlier this month, Sebastian Roa, a sophomore, was named to the boys soccer all-state second team by The Deseret Morning News, and Leonard Francis received an honorable mention. In addition Kerby Smith (baseball) and Carson Dalton (soccer) were both named to the Academic All-State team in their respective sports by the Utah High School Activities Association.

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