An Elizabeth High School athlete finishes her high school basketball career with a bang. Hillary Hawkins competed in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ …
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An Elizabeth High School athlete finishes her high school
basketball career with a bang. Hillary Hawkins competed in the
Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports, CCGS, All State Basketball Games
for the 4A team on March 22 at Arvada West High School. Not only
did she get a good amount of playing time, she also scored a few
baskets, helping her team take the win.
“It was a lot of fun and it was a close and high-scoring game,”
she said. “We won 96-94.”
Compared to a regular high school game she played with her
fellow Cardinals, Hawkins said the All State game was more of a
one-on-one style of playing due to the lack of practice with the
“We couldn’t really play like a team all that much because we
only had one hour-long practice,” she said. “But it was still
really fun to be able to play again after the regular season.”
Hawkins has been playing basketball since she was a little girl
and she said it has become a part of who she is as a person. Since
her high school career has ended she said she misses being a leader
on the team and also putting points on the scoreboard.
“I liked making the three-pointers during the games,” she
Basketball is not the only sport Hawkins has excelled in. Her
fall season sport of volleyball also brought her success. She will
be competing in the Colorado High School Coaches All State
volleyball game this summer as well. She said her highlight for her
2008 volleyball season was the progression the team made at the
district tournament. Even though the Cardinals did not place at
districts, Hawkins said they surprised the competition.
“We played really well at districts and we went farther than a
lot of teams thought we would,” she said. “We weren’t even expected
to do anything.”
Hawkins also keeps busy with academics, keeping a 4.02 grade
point average as well as being a member of the Future Business
Leaders of America. Managing her time can become tough especially
when she procrastinates, she said, but her focus is trying to keep
room for all her activities.
“I try to schedule time for everything plus time to relax but
sometimes it gets really hard,” she said.
Hawkins is leaning toward playing basketball at a four-year
college in Colorado. She is still looking at a variety of colleges
in the state that are not too far from home. Her major is undecided
at the moment, but she is sure of one thing.
“I’m ready to live on my own and move away,” she said. “I just
hope to finish out the school year strong.”
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