Central’s Higgins is SWL volleball player of year

Central High School’s Haleigh Higgins is a versatile volleyball player, and she was honored for that by being selected as the Southwestern League player of the year.

Higgins, who played the setter position, was also selected to the SWL All-Conference first team. Higgins was joined in the postseason awards by her coach, Beth Nelson, who was selected coach of the year.

Middle hitters Amy Kame and Ashley Wells both made the first team and Maddi Vana made the second team.

Camille Kovach and Angie Archuleta of Fruita Monument both made the second team, and Grand Junction’s Capri Rino made the second team as a libero.

High Schools

Glenwood’s Don Miller to be one of seven inductees in CHSAA Hall

Don Miller roamed the sidelines for 33 years at Glenwood Springs High School in football, baseball, basketball, track and wrestling.

He is among seven inductees to the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Hall of Fame, announced Monday.

Miller won state titles in football in 1978 and 1980. He also served as the school’s athletic director for seven years.

Other inductees are Sandra Cole, a longtime volleyball coach at Platte Valley, Melody Fairchild, who won six state titles in cross country and track at Boulder, Charles Gardner, a multi-sport coach at Manual and later an official, Fred Rodriguez, a former administrator for Pueblo City Schools, Richard Tate, a three-sport standout and basketball All-American from Denver East and Fred Tesone, who coached the Cherry Creek football team for 27 years.


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