In contrast to 1970, as all of us who have daughters can attest, girls are now a big part of high school athletics.
The WRHS girls varsity soccer team was the 2009 state champ. And two of the Farmers made the top 10 in a recent Denver Post poll: Annie Kunz and Bella Hartley.
Jeff Fosnes graduated from WRHS in 1972.
At Wheat Ridge High School from 1969-1972, Fosnes was “regarded by many as the best basketball player in state annals. Garnering three years all state, he led the Farmers to two seconds and a third in the state tournament. Averaging over twenty points per game for his prep career, he scored thirty-five points in the first three quarters of the 1971 state title game vs. Mitchell.” Fosnes was named a Sunkist High School All-American in 1972 alongside Robert Parrish and Quinn Buckner.
A couple of pieces about Freddie Steinmark, who graduated from WRHS in 1967.
Freddie Steinmark Day at WRHS January 28, 1970
Here’s an interesting article about Warren Blair, who graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in 1949.
Blair earned his basketball wings, as well as a college scholarship, while playing at Wheat Ridge High School. In those days, the suburban area was barely big enough to be noticeable outside the Denver city limits.