Madison LloydColin WellerEmily CroweWhitney BillingsleyJohnny LupoliJose JimenezDylan Vinson

Basketball players earn recognition

Players on the Highlands School varsity basketball teams received post-season accolades. 

The varsity girls nabbed a second-place finish in conference and advanced to the second round of state playoffs. Senior Whitney Billingsley and sophomore Madison Lloyd were named first team all-conference. Junior Emily Crowe was named honorable mention all-conference. Billingsley was also named to the 1A west all-star team.

The varsity boys were regular season conference champions and made it to the first round of state playoffs. Senior Johnny Lupoli was named to the first team all-conference. Sophomore Jose Jimenez and senior Colin Weller were named honorable mention all-conference. Lupoli, Weller and senior Dylan Vinson have been named to the 1A west all-star team.

Athletic Director Brett Lamb received Co-Coach of the Year honors for his work with the boys’ team. Lamb will be stepping down as coach of the girls’ team next year, where he will be replaced as head coach by Crystal Gustin.

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