Prep Notes-Numbers January 29, 2009
Amy Kame hits 1,000-point milestone
It didn’t take Central’s Amy Kame much time to establish herself as a scorer.
Kame averaged 13 points per game as a freshman and 19.5 points per game as a sophomore.
This season, the 5-foot-10 junior hasn’t slowed down, averaging 24 points per game.
Kame scored her 1,000th point against Durango last weekend and was honored Tuesday by her teammates and coach during halftime of the Warriors’ boys game.
“Two other players of mine have done this during my coaching career, and they were both seniors,” Warriors coach Todd Dixon said. “Amy cares about her teammates and she is not out there for a highlight or fame. She really cares about her team and she would be the first to say the reason she has been able to get to 1,000 points is because of her team.”
Basketball officials around the state are working together with the American Cancer Society, Coaches Against Cancer and the Colorado High School Activities Association in a campaign called “Blow the Whistle on Cancer.” All week, officials will use pink or white whistles. The whistles were used during Tuesday night’s Grand Junction-Central game and will be used in this weekend’s games.
Dove Creek Collegiate
Dove Creek might be a small high school, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of athletes. The Class 1A school has had two college signees this year, with wrestler Colten Huskey signing on to attend the University of Northern Colorado on a wrestling scholarship.
Girls basketball player Kellie DeRemo is averaging more than 20 points per game this season and colleges noticed. DeRemo has signed to play at Regis University.
Kelly Meek, who coached the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team for 34 seasons, is finally getting his due.
Meek will be inducted March 28 into the Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Meek’s Sailors teams won 544 games. He coached 41 all-state and 102 all-conference players.
After retiring at the end of last season, Meek is serving as a part-time assistant for his son-in-law, Mike Moskowitz, for the Western State men’s program.
Fruita Monument graduate Daven Harmeling is continuing to make a difference on the Washington State basketball team. The 6-foot-7 senior is averaging 5.4 points per game for the 11-8 Cougars. Harmeling averages more than 23 minutes per game and is shooting 36 percent from 3-point range.
QUICK PIN OF THE WEEK
Palisade 189-pound wrestler Aaron Wagler stopped Delta’s Francisco Rios in 11 seconds Saturday in their dual match at the Rifle Invitational.
game of the weekend
For prep basketball fans, this weekend will be a treat. Friday will be difficult for fans to choose between the Fruita Monument-Grand Junction rivalry, which tips off at 5:30 p.m. at Fruita, or a battle for first place in the SWL in Montrose. The Montrose girls and Central girls are tied atop the league at 4-0 and face off Friday at 6 p.m.
13: Rebounds by Palisade boys basketball player Rylie Josey in the Bulldogs’ 65-50 victory Friday over Eagle Valley.
18: Steals by the Aspen boys basketball team (four by Andrew Papenfus) in the Skiers’ 41-25 victory Friday over Cedaredge.
31:23: Seconds by which Montrose swimmer Jenny Norcas won the 500-yard freestyle at Saturday’s dual meet with Grand Junction.
37: Turnovers forced by the Palisade girls basketball team Friday in its 47-45 loss to Eagle Valley.