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18 for ’18: Keep an eye on these wunderkinds this year

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18 for ’18: Keep an eye on these wunderkinds this year

Profiles by Dan Mohrmann | Intro by Doug Ottewill

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Why just 18?

Well, there’s a ring to it. (Get it? Eighteen kids in the year 2018? We’re pretty clever over here at Mile High Sports, you see.)

The truth is there could easily be 180, or 1,800. With the boom of population, there are thousands of young athletes doing remarkable things in Colorado. There are only 18 because it’s 2018, and because there are only so many pages in a magazine.

But here’s a promise: Pay mind to what this particular group of student-athletes is up to in 2018 and you’ll be impressed. Good athletes. Good students. Good kids. We’ll stand by that.

No matter how many we write about, it will never be enough. But what each of them does is plenty.

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Kylee Alons

School: Fossil Ridge

Sport: Swimming

Class: 2018

Read more about Kylee

Photo: Jathan Campbell

 


 

Zoe Bartel

School: Fossil Ridge

Sport: Swimming

Class: 2018

Read more about Zoe

Photo: Jathan Campbell

 


 

Fran Belibi

School: Regis Jesuit

Sport: Basketball

Class: 2019

Read more about Fran

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Qairo Bentley

School: Denver East

Sport: Volleyball

Class: 2019

Read more about Qairo

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Ty Evans

School: Palmer Ridge

Sport: Football

Class: 2019

Read more about Ty

Photo: Doug Ottewill

 


 

Christian Holmes

School: Chatfield

Sport: Tennis

Class: 2019

Read more about Christian

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Brooklyn Mack

School: Manitou Springs

Sport: Soccer

Class: 2018

Read more about Brooklyn

Photo: Dan Mohrmann

 


 

Sam Masten

School: Rock Canyon

Sport: Basketball

Class 2018

Read more about Sam

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

 Luke McCaffrey

School: Valor Christian

Sport: Football

Class: 2019

Read more about Luke

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Arria Minor

School: Denver East

Sport: Track and Field

Class: 2019

Read more about Arria

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

David Moore III

School: Pine Creek

Sport: Football

Class: 2020

Read more about David

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Gavyn Pure

School: Dawson School

Sport: Lacrosse

Class: 2018

Read more about Gavyn

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Josiah Rider

School: Grand Junction

Sport: Wrestling

Class: 2018

Read more about Josiah

Photo: Casey Sutton

 


 

Noah Roper

School: Erie

Sport: Football

Class: 2019

Read more about Noah

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Josie Schaffer

School: Kent Denver

Sport: Tennis

Class: 2019

Read more about Josie

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Hailey Schalk

School: Holy Family

Sport: Golf

Class: 2020

Read more about Hailey

Photo: Aspen Green

 


 

Cohlton Schultz

School: Ponderosa

Sport: Wrestling

Class: 2019

Read more about Cohlton

Photo: Doug Ottewill

 


 

Tanner O’Tremba

School: Cherry Creek

Sport: Baseball

Class: 2018

Read more about Tanner

Photo: Aspen Green