Mar 1, 2011 9:05 PM by Lee Douglas
The high school winter sports season is heading into the home stretch and basketball has clearly moved into the spotlight. And this week we honor a local hoops star as the "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week."
Congratulations to guard Joshua Smith from Sand Creek High School. Joshua scored 29 points Friday night in Sand Creek's big upset win over Pueblo East at the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo. Josh scored 27 points and pulled down nine rebounds on Saturday as Sand Creek pulled off a second straight upset beating Harrison in the round of Sweet 16.
Joshua was 11 for 21 from three point range in the two wins that vaulted the Scorpions into this week's Great 8 games at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. On Saturday Josh and his Sand Creek teammates will take on Lewis-Palmer.
Don't forget to nominate your favorite athlete at NewsFirst5.com. That's the only way they can win. We announce a new winner every Tuesday at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. on News First 5.