weather icon Clear

Morton earns league, region Player of Year honors

Boulder City girls basketball head coach Paul Dosch couldn’t vote for his star senior to repeat as league Player of the Year earlier this month, but said it would have been a no-brainer to select last season’s Division I-A Sunrise Player of the Year. Luckily, the league’s remaining seven coaches did the bidding for Dosch.

“One of the great things about her winning league and regional most valuable player was that I couldn’t vote for her,” Dosch said. “The other coaches were the ones who nominated her, so she made quite an impression on all of them.”

Leading the state in scoring regardless of classification rank, senior Megan Morton was rewarded as league Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, after averaging just over 21 points per game, while earning Division I-A Southern Region Player of the Year honors as well.

“It’s an honor to be able to be named the most valuable player, but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and my coaches all supporting me and pushing me to do my best all the time,” said Morton, the team’s shooting guard.

A first team selection for the Division I-A Sunrise and All-Southern Region team, Morton also averaged 8.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game this past season for the Lady Eagles, but it was her worker bee type attitude to become more than just a scorer that landed her this year’s top prize.

“Coaching Megan has been very easy, she’s always wanted to get better every day,” Dosch said. “She has worked very hard the last three years for our staff. She was in the gym all summer; she was a much tougher kid after all her AAU summer schedule and she has tremendous upside at the next level. (I’m) very proud to have coached her; she will be missed.”

A key three-year contributor for the Lady Eagles, Morton, who signed with University of the Cumberlands in February, will certainly be missed next winter. One of the most prominent athletes to put on an Eagles uniform, regardless of sport, Morton’s contributions to the program will live on further than her graduation date in June.

Contact Robert Vendettoli atBCRsports@gmail.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Coach praises Eagles on gridiron

Boulder City High School’s football team defeated rival Virgin Valley 8-6 on Friday, Sept. 16, picking up a monumental victory.

Roundup: Tennis teams take charge, net wins

Extending their record to 8-1, Boulder City High School’s girls tennis team picked up victories over Foothill and Adelson School recently.

Girls view loss as training session

Hanging tough with the top team in the 3A classification, Boulder City High School’s girls soccer team fell to Pahrump Valley 4-2 on Monday, Sept. 20.

Eagles to induct Hall of Fame honorees

Boulder City High School will recognize significant and lasting impacts on its athletic department when it inducts members into its 11th annual Golden Eagle Hall of Fame next month.

Lady Eagles triumph over longtime rival

The girls volleyball team from Boulder City High School took down rival Moapa Valley 3-0 on Monday, Sept. 12, advancing to 7-0 on the season.

Roundup: Girls cruise to victory on soccer field

Riding a three-game win streak, Boulder City High School’s girls soccer team recently cruised to a pair of victories to advance to 5-3-1 on the season.

Eagles bounce back with flawless play, 45-0 victory

Bouncing back from its first loss of the season, Boulder City High School’s football team played flawlessly against Western on Friday, ending with a 45-0 victory.

Eagles’ academics honored

Excelling in academics, athletics and citizenship, Boulder City High School was awarded the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s annual Award of Excellence earlier this month for the 2021-2022 winter season.

Eagles play tough, but fall short

Boulder City High School football fell to Moapa Valley 26-22 during a televised home game Sept. 1.

Lady Eagles stay firmly in lead

Advancing to 5-0 on the season, Boulder City High School’s varsity girls volleyball team routed rival Virgin Valley and Eldorado.