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Local Roundup: Flagstaff football places four on Grand Canyon All-Region First Team

Local Roundup: Flagstaff football places four on Grand Canyon All-Region First Team


The Flagstaff Eagles placed four players on the 4A Grand Canyon All-Region First Team.

Luis Jaramillo, Jace Wetzel, Luke Canizales and Stephen Canizales earned first-team honors in the awards released by the AIA last week. Flagstaff also placed four athletes on the All-Region Second Team, as Dayton Koyiyumptewa, Josh Vrieswyk, Aidan Sedillo and Oscar Castruita made it on the list.

Ten Flagstaff players were named to the honorable mention list.

Jaramillo was named to the first team after he earned second-team honors last season for his breakout sophomore campaign. This season he rushed for 1,032 yards and 12 touchdowns after getting out to a slow start to the year.

The Eagles finished the season just short of the 4A playoffs, going 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the Grand Canyon under first-year head coach Todd Hanley. 


Flagstaff took 12th and 15th in the boys and girls swimming and diving state championships, respectively, over the weekend.

The Division-II Eagles were paced by two top-10 finishes from Eric Heinonen as he registered a fifth-place finish in the boys 200-yard freestyle and a seventh-place mark in the 500-freestyle.

Sean Diehl added in a 13th-place finish in the boys 200-free and Jalen Rinne took 10th in the boys 100-free. The Eagles' boys relay teams took seventh in the 200-free relay but were disqualified from the 400-free.

On the girls side, Pearl Himelick placed in two events -- taking 12th in the 200-IM and 16th in the 100-breaststroke. Zia Kypta-Keith had a 10th-place mark in the girls 100-backstroke.

The Flagstaff girls relay squads took 11th in the 200-free, 14th in the 200-medley relay and 16th in the 400-free.


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