The 2013 all-state games featured one of Cedaredge High School's student athletes, Kristen Alward.
Alward was selected to play in this year's Colorado Coaches of Girls' Sports All-State Softball Games played on Nov. 3 in Westminster.
Since 1986 girls' teams have been selected to participate in softball games in each of the state's 3A, 4A, and 5A divisions.
With the inception of softball into the CCGS, female athletes provided a showcase for senior talent in the state of Colorado. Each senior athlete is nominated by coaches in her league; while coaches representing all the leagues make the final selection of the 72 athletes that play in the games. Players are chosen based on talent, dedication, team play and leadership.
Alward was on the winning team in her division (3A) by the score of 10-7. She began the game at third base but shifted to shortstop, her normal position throughout the recent season, for most of the game. She also got a hit for the winners.
A banquet, hosted by DoubleTree Inn, preceded the games.
Alward's mother, Kelley, stated her daughter had fun and was honored to play in this year's elite games.
The talented Alward began playing ball in the t-ball program and has been involved one way or another since that time. She was honored at the Lady Bruins' Softball Banquet with a Most Valuable player award for 2013.blog comments powered by Disqus