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The Saints, who recorded their first winning season this fall in 8-man football, have a whopping eight players, easily a school record, on the Central League all-league team.

Not surprisingly, Steve Reid, starting quarterback-linebacker, leads the way. One of two seniors on the team, Reid was the eighth-leading passer in 8-man. He completed 36 of 66 passes for 818 yards and nine touchdowns.

“He provided leadership at that position,” Vail Christian coach Bob Isbel said. “And he consistently played at a high level.”



Two of Reid’s favorite targets, Robbie Brgoch and Rex Roberts, join him as first-teamers. Brgoch was a multi-faceted threat, ranking seventh in the state in receiving and 23rd in rushing. Brgoch caught 17 balls for 419 yards and five touchdowns, while also piling up 631 yards – and a 6.93 yards-per-carry average – on the ground.

Roberts showed he has one of the sets of hands in the state. He finished third among receivers with 26 catches for 616 yards. He also helped out on defense as the team’s starting safety.



The team’s offensive line got a nice nod from the Central League’s coaches. Center John McGee fills out the quartet of first-team honors. McGee was a workhorse for the Saints, doubling as a linebacker and was one of the team’s leaders in tackling.

Joe Romero, Stephen Shainholtz, Andreas Bauer and Matt Seatvet were voted by the coaches of the Mountain League as honorable-mention selections.

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EDWARDS – It was a tough season for Vail Christian volleyball, but there were some bright spots.

And one of those bright spots was the play of Brooke Horan-Kates. She represents the Saints on the all-league team, as voted by the opposing coaches of the 1A Mountain League.

“It was really nice to win it,” Horan-Kates said. “It’s hard to stay strong on a team that doesn’t win as much as one would like, but it’s very exciting for me.”

Horan-Kates, a junior, played middle-front and middle back for the Saints.

Vail Christian struggled in 2002, but with the entire crew returning, the Saints should be an improved club next season.

“We try to stay positive and look at the strong points, instead of the weak ones,” Horan-Kates said. “At practice, we’re working on improving every day. We didn’t lose and seniors this year and our coach is going to be back for the third straight year, so we’re definitely excited.”

Horan-Kates, when she’s not playing volleyball, also is on the Vail Christian basketball and track teams.

Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at cfreud@vaildaily.com.


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