There were plenty of prep basketball teams for fans to watch this past basketball season. Cedaredge and Delta High School each sent their boys and girls basketball teams to various locations to participate in this year's 3A State Basketball Championships.
There were several athletes from Cedaredge and Delta who were recognized for their outstanding play during the 2017-18 campaigns.
Those girls from Cedaredge who were selected by 3A WSL coaches for this year's All-Conference First Team honors include senior Jade McGovern, junior Courtney Freeman and sophomore Makayla Kehmeier. Senior Addison Schwarz was selected to the Honorable Mention team.
Delta High School's girls selected to this year's First Team All-Conference Team were senior Aubrey Jones and sophomore Sara Geddes. Juniors Jenna Sutliff and Missa Webb, along with freshman Keely Porter, were selected for the Honorable Mention team.
On the boys side, Peter Carlson was Cedaredge High School's First Team All-Conference selection and Baylee Piper was an Honorable Mention selection. Both players are seniors at Cedaredge.
Seniors Jaspar Carmichael and Logan Freed were Delta High School's All-Conference First Team selections while juniors Andrew Baier and John Ames were picked for the Honorable Mention Team.
Cedaredge's Ryan Hilbig was also honored as this year's 3A WSL Coach of the Year. Hilbig has been the head coach at Cedaredge High School for the past five seasons and has compiled a record of 100 wins and 25 losses.
In his tenure as the Cedaredge High School girls head coach, Hilbig has taken the Bruins to the state tournament all five years, including a third-place finish (a 56-54 win over Wray) in 2016.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.