Even though a big portion of the Friday basketball schedule was postponed because of weather and travel concerns, Colorado Preps was still able to visit with several coaches during the weekly Scoreboard Show. Interviews are courtesy of the NAPA hotline and are available on-demand in their entirety below. Just click on the play button to hear the coach of your choice.
BURLINGTON BOYS: Jake Trahern
Following a slow start, the Cougars took out Idalia on Friday and did not look ahead to Saturday’s possible league championship clash with Limon.
WRAY BOYS: Karson Kuntz
The 86-51 win over Caliche on Friday sets up an important game with Sedgwick County inside the 2A/1A Lower Platte on Saturday. Both clubs have just one league loss to first place Yuma so the winner likely finishes as league runner-up.
MEEKER BOYS: Klark Kindler
The interview was cut short due to difficult cell service but the Cowboys kept on a hot streak with a road win at Rangely. The win improves Meeker’s chances of grabbing the two-seed in districts behind Vail Christian.
PAGOSA SPRINGS GIRLS: Wes Lewis
The Pirates moved very close to claiming the 3A Intermountain championship as they rallied past Centauri in overtime on the road. The decision provides Pagosa with a comfortable two game edge on the Falcons and Alamosa in the rugged conference.
UNIVERSITY GIRLS: Justin Kravig
The Bulldogs remained the lone unbeaten and atop the 3A Patriot standings by beating Platte Valley on Friday. That leaves them just one win shy of clinching the league crown.
LUTHERAN BOYS: Bill Brandsma
On the road at #3 Sterling Thursday night, the #2 Lions used their inside game and strong defense to push pass the Tigers.
FORT LUPTON BOYS: Jim Roedel
It was a big win for the Blue Devils on Thursday night as they won the battle of 3A/4A Colorado 8 league unbeatens at Weld Central. The win kept them tied with Conifer atop the standings and those two collide next Tuesday; likely for the championship.
ERIE GIRLS: Sarah Pfeifer
Coming off a huge win over Holy Family on Tuesday night, the first in school history, the Tigers were set to battle Berthoud in another key 4A Tri Valley contest. The game was pushed back to Saturday but we still gave a preview of the important game.
ST MARYS GIRLS: Mike Burkett
The two-time defending state champions overcame a rare second half deficit to move past Manitou Springs on Thursday night. The win left them alone atop the 3A Tri Peaks standings.
BASKETBALL COLORADO: Matt Langley
With virtually all of the top games in 4A and 5A boys’ basketball postponed on Friday, we took time to look at the post-season favorites in both classes.