Standout performers south metro


Malik Heinselman, wrestling, junior, Castle View: Heinselman collected a 23-9 major decision over Dawson Collins of Grand Junction on Feb. 18 to win his second consecutive 106-pound state wrestling title. He was unbeaten this season with a 44-0 record.

Katie Puchino, basketball, junior, Littleton: She was credited with 12 steals to go along with 11 points in the Lions' 56-14 Jefferson County 4A League conquest of Wheat Ridge on Feb. 14.

Trent Schultz, wrestling, senior, Mountain Vista: He completed a 40-0 season by winning his second straight 195-pound state wrestling title on Feb. 18 with a 3-1 victory over Zeke Silva of Cherokee Trail. His brother Cohl, a sophomore at Ponderosa, won his second consecutive 220-pound state title.

JT Bley, basketball, senior, Rock Canyon: He made a basket with 19.2 seconds to play to put Rock Canyon ahead and then drew a charging foul that nullified a winning shot from ThunderRidge in the Jaguars' 49-48 Continental League victory over the Grizzlies on Feb. 17.

Ronnie DeGray III, basketball, sophomore, Chaparral: DeGray took game scoring and rebounding honors with 21 points and nine boards in the Wolverines' 65-47 Continental League win over Regis Jesuit on Feb. 15.


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