Kent Valley Preps
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Girls Team Results (Day 1)
1. Olympia and Decatur-8
3. (tie) Auburn, Thomas Jefferson, and Central Kitsap-6
6. (tie) Kentwood and Tahoma-4
8. (tie) Kentridge, South Kitsap, Bellarmine Prep, Federal Way-2
Boys Team Results (Day 1)
3. Thomas Jefferson-10
4. (tie) Bellarmine Prep and Olympia-8
7. (tie) Todd Beamer and Gig Harbor-4
9. (tie) Kentlake, Auburn, Curtis-2
Yep, you read that headline correctly. The rain has wiped out all of the games slated for Friday. The tournament will begin Saturday and conclude Monday.
The SPSL North announced its All-League team (below) earlier today. To no surprise, Kentwood’s Austin Voth brought home the MVP, and deservedly so. Tahoma’s Casper also was a valid candidate, especially after establishing a new school record for home runs, which is a huge accomplishment considering all the talent the Bears have churned out through the years.
One thing I never did understand when it came to these teams, however, is the number of players who are either first-team, second-team or third-team. There are four pitchers alone on the first team, five more on the second team and five others who earned honorable mentions. And that list doesn’t include Voth, who won the MVP. What happened to the day when there was one first-teamer, one second-teamer and one honorable-mentioned selection?
SPSL NORTH: ALL-LEAGUE BASEBALL
MVP: Austin Voth, Kentwood
Catcher: Taylor White, Kentwood
1B: Doug Christie, Kentlake
2B: Jarad Casper, Tahoma
3B: Stetson Olson, Kentridge
SS: Bryant VanEngelenburg, Kentwood
OF: Zach Corpuz, Kentwood
OF: Weber, Federal Way
OF: Austin Pernell, Kentlake
OF: Jason Didis, Kentridge
Utility: Tanielu, Federal Way
DH: Sherwin, Auburn Riverside
Pitcher: Matt Jackson, Kentridge
Pitcher: Doug Christie, Kentlake
Pitcher: Kerwood, Tahoma
Pitcher: Avery Kain, Kentwood
Catcher: Olson, Tahoma
1B: Morris, Federal Way
2B: Brigham, Thomas Jefferson
3B: Fitzgerald, Thomas Jefferson
SS: Smart, Tahoma
OF: Njos, Kentridge
OF: Murphy, Thomas Jefferson
OF: Watkins, Tahoma
OF: Beck, Federal Way
OF: Brown, Auburn
Utility: McQueen, Thomas Jefferson
DH: Johansen, Tahoma
Pitcher: Morris, Federal Way
Pitcher: Brigham, Thomas Jefferson
Pitcher: Campbell, Thomas Jefferson
Pitcher: Horsefall, Federal Way
Pitcher, Cloud, Tahoma
Catcher: Ross, Kentlake
Catcher: Evans, Federal Way
1B: Kain, Kentwood
1B: Engelhardt, Tahoma
2B: Hagel, Auburn
2B: Evenson, Kentwood
3B: Schroder, Tahoma
SS: Leady, Kentridge
SS: Archibald, Kentlake
OF: Quackenbush, Thomas Jefferson
OF: Oak, Kentwood
OF: Engman, Kent-Meridian
OF: Ota, Tahoma
Utility: Garrison, Auburn Riverside
DH: Burns, Auburn
Pitcher: Buckles, Kentridge
Pitcher: Weber, Federal Way
Pitcher: Wright, Kentlake
Pitcher: Doyle, Kentwood
Pitcher: Rucker, Auburn Riverside
SENIOR GAME SELECTIONS
1B: Christie, Morris
3B: Olson, Fitzgerald
SS: VanEngelenburg, Smart
OF: Corpuz, Quackenbush, Didis, Njos, Beck, Brown
Pitchers: Jackson, Horsefall, Cloud, Voth
The All-SPSL North fastpitch team (below) came out yesterday. I have to make a note of the Coach of the Year, Tahoma’s Tom Milligan. Talk about a guy who deserves an extra nod. Milligan has put in his time with the program and has guided the Bears to their best fastpitch season in school history. It has been nice seeing that group break through this season.
SPSL NORTH: ALL-LEAGUE FASTPITCH
MVP: Hannah Kiyohara, Thomas Jefferson; Erin Crowley, Kentlake
Pitcher of the Year: Kelli Suguro, Kentridge
Coach of the Year: Tom Milligan, Tahoma
Pitcher: Sammii Jimenez, Tahoma
Pitcher: Nikole Weber, Kentlake
Catcher: Amber Morrow, Auburn
Infield/1B: Lisa Maulden, Tahoma
Infield/2b: Erika Smyth, Kentlake
Infield/SS: Hannah Melick, Auburn Riverside
Infield/3B: Brooke Evans, Kentlake
DP: Jordan Walley, Tahoma
Utility: Jessie Richardson, Kentlake
Outfield: Lexi Goranson, Thomas Jefferson
Outfield: Ashley Mundo, Auburn Riverside
Outfield: Reno Whitcomb, Thomas Jefferson
Outfield: Kellie Nielsen, Kentlake
Pitcher: Katie Jackson, Thomas Jefferson
Pitcher: Danielle Orvella, Kentridge
Catcher: Shelby Carter, Tahoma
Infield/1B: Allie Crowe, Thomas Jefferson
Infield/2B: Emily Miller, Tahoma
Infield/SS: Haley Beckstrom, Tahoma; Bailey Marshall, Kentwood
Infield/3b: Nicole Barger, Kentridge
DP: Ashleigh Mate, Kentridge
Utility: Kara Jenkins, Auburn Riverside
Outfield: Kaila Wilkinson, Tahoma
Outfield: Mackena Sherman, Kentwood
Pitcher: Bethany Pfaff, Kentwood
Pitcher: Hannah Sauget, Kentlake
Catcher: Allison Newcomb, Kentwood
Infield/1B: Bree Cossey, Kentwood
Infield/2B: Cassidy DeWaele, Thomas Jefferson; Sadie Bynum, Federal Way
Infield/3B: Michaela Patton, Kentwood
DP: Rachel Burr, Kentwood
Utility: Mackenzie Blakeley, Auburn
Outfield: Katie Myers, Tahoma
Outfield: Alyssa Lonsbery, Auburn
Outfield: Alexis Engman, Kentlake
Cheyenne Gavino thought she had a chance.
And she made gold on it, too.
Gavino, who competes for Metropolitan Gymnastics in Kent (6822 S. 190th St.), brought home golden performance from the National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa on May 1-2. A 16-year-old Mount Rainier High sophomore, Gavino grabbed gold in the all around. Her performance included first-place finishes in both the vault and the bars.
“I thought I had a shot,” Gavino said. “I just didn’t know about the level of competition.”
Gavino, who won a Class 3A state title this past winter, admits this was her biggest victory to date.
“I was pretty excited,” she said. “My mom was crying. Then that made me want to cry.”
Gavino wasn’t alone among Metropolitan gymnasts who shined.
Kristen Rodal grabbed a silver medal on the bars and took fourth on the floor. Bethany Pupava brought home a silver medal on the floor.
In all, Metropolitan gymnasts snagged eight medals.
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The Kentwood High girls and Kent-Meridian boys continued to turn heads this past weekend.
The Conquerors rolled to the team title at the Lake Washington Invitational, racking up 58.75 points, well ahead of Skyline and Jackson, both of whom tied for second place with 40 points.
Holly DeHart once again blazed a path for the Conquerors, winning the 100 (12.29), the 200 (24.85) and running the second leg of Kentwood’s winning 4 x 200 relay team, which also included Aiesha Goodlow, Quincie Proctor-Guyton and Dana Wareham.
Meanwhile, the Kent-Meridian boys brought home the top spot from the Oregon Relays in Eugene. The Royals collected 82 team points, which put them just ahead of second-place Oregon City (78.25) and third-place Camas (63).
Defending Class 4A 800-meter state champion Derrick Daigre blistered the oval once again, winning the event in 1:56 flat, four seconds ahead of the next closest competitor. The K-M 4 x 100 relay team (BJ Arceneaux, Brandon Harris, Prescott Jackson and David Jones) also raced to victory, breaking the tape in 42.68. That same group also was victorious in the sprint medley (200, 200, 400 and 800), an event that’s not included in Washington. The Royals also snagged gold in the distance medley thanks to a strong performance from the contingent of Matt Bailey, Jackson, Jordan Thompson-Walker and Daigre.