Inigo Baxter

A pair of Amador County high school student-athletes were recognized as being among the best in the state in their respective sports this past school year.

Amador High School junior football player Inigo Baxter and Argonaut sophomore basketball player Gabbie Gascon were both named to Cal-Hi Sports’ annual all-state teams.

Baxter was a first team offense selection on the all-state small schools football team. A 6-foot-5 inch, 255-pounder, he was recognized for his outstanding play on the offensive line for an Amador team that went 10-2 overall and won a piece of its first Mother Lode League championship since 2001. Baxter was also the MLL’s Lineman of the Year this past season and earned academic all-league honors.

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Gascon was a first team selection on the all-state Division IV girls basketball team. A 5-foot-6 inch guard, she averaged 15.4 points, 6 steals, 5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this past winter, helping lead the Mustangs to the MLL and Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championships. Gascon also earned MLL Most Outstanding Player honors this past season, along with academic all-league honors.