11-24-2016 Tri-City Area Sports

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Soccer standouts honored with All-Conference and All-State awards

 Hartford and Coloma soccer stars scored some major awards recently as All-Conference and All-State awards were announced.

Hartford varsity soccer coach and Athletic Director Nick Blackmer had plenty of reasons to smile as quite a few of his players won local and state awards.

Hartford’s William Martinez was selected to Division 4 First Team All-State. The junior midfielder was the lone Indian to earn First Team honors at the state level.

MARTINEZ MAKES ALL-STATE… Hartford’s William Martinez was recently an-nounced to the Division 4 First Team All-State list for boys’ soccer. Martinez, a midfielder, is the lone Indian to receive the honor.

MARTINEZ MAKES ALL-STATE… Hartford’s William Martinez 


Jake Griffith, a senior keeper, and Michel Calderon, a senior midfielder, received Second Team All-State awards.

Austin Nelson, a senior forward, Nick Pultz, a freshman defender, Noel Soto, a senior defender, and Danny Soto, a senior defender, all received All-State Honorable Mention nods.

Griffith, Martinez, Calderon, Nelson, and Soto were also named First Team All-Conference award winners. Receiving Honorable Mention awards at the conference level were Hartford’s Daniel Soto, Brandon Galvan, Nick Pultz, and Roy Rodriguez.

Blackmer awarded MVP and MIP at this year’s banquet in November. William Martinez was honored with the team’s MVP award, while Nick Pultz received the Most Improved Player award.

AUSTIN’S AWESOME AWARD… Austin Nelson, a forward on the Hartford boys’ soccer team, earned an All-State Honorable Mention award. The senior joins elite company as seven Indians were selected to All-State teams for their work during the 2016 soccer season.

AUSTIN’S AWESOME AWARD… Austin Nelson


Coloma varsity coach Rick Redman is saluting quite a few of his players as well.

Coloma senior keeper Grant Kroschel earned First Team All-Conference honors. He was joined by fellow senior Comet field players Kobe Hunter, Tyler Sherrill, and Patrick Guntz.