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FALL 2017 NOMINEES (Open/Close)

Winners are in bold print.

Girls Soccer

  • Kamryn Fiscus, La Salle junior
    SCAC West MVP scored eight of her 31 goals in postseason for state-trophy Lightning.
  • Anna Hager, West Valley senior
    Four-year all-CBBN defender was named to the first team for three straight years.
  • Kendra Hanses, West Valley senior
    Western Washington commit and 2015 CBBN MVP bounced back from injury to lead Rams.
  • Isabelle Moultray, Selah sophomore
    CWAC offensive MVP led league’s highest-scoring team to 14 wins and state tourney.
  • Taylor Plata, East Valley senior
    Four-year all-CWAC forward had 24 goals this season and finished career with 68.


  • Brandon Battle, West Valley senior
    CBBN co-offensive MVP led league in yards, TDs for second straight, 56 career TDs.
  • Dallin Cluff, West Valley senior
    CBBN co-offensive MVP led the league in receptions, yards and scoring with 15 TDs.
  • Zak Donato, Selah senior
    CWAC South offensive MVP threw for 2,290 yards and 30 TDs and was first-team DB.
  • Nick Haviland, West Valley senior
    CBBN lineman of the year anchored offense that averaged 442 yards and 34 points.
  • Tristan McDevitt, Selah senior
    CWAC South defensive MVP had 57 solo tackles, 12 for loss, and was all-league kicker.

Boys Cross Country

  • Daniel Callahan, Selah senior
    Three-year state qualifier was district and regional champion, placed 12th at 2A state.
  • Alfonso Cuevas, Eisenhower junior
    Valley's second-fastest in Pasco placed 18th in 4A state race after fifth a year ago.
  • Rogelio Mares, Eisenhower senior
    Three-year state qualifier was Ike’s No. 2 most of the season, second at district.
  • Brayden Packard, West Valley freshman
    Third at district, 28th at 4A state in Valley’s fastest freshman time ever at 15:56.
  • Jonas Price, Eisenhower sophomore
    District champion was fifth at 4A state in Valley’s third fastest time ever at 15:16.

Girls Swimming & Diving

  • Maya Cunningham, Eisenhower junior
    Valley leader in the 200 IM and 50 free, competed in four events at 4A state.
  • Jackie DeGrasse, Eisenhower junior
    Swam on three 4A state-qualifying relays, led the Valley in the 100 back.
  • Molly Gage, Ellensburg sophomore
    Ranked among Valley leaders in six events and two list-leading relays.
  • Ella Van Troba, Naches Valley senior
    Won 2A state titles in 200 free and 500 free, set Valley records in both.
  • Krista Wilson, Ellensburg senior
    Four more 2A state medals brings her career total to 12 with three titles.

Girls Cross Country

  • Uhuru Hashimoto, Ellensburg senior
    Top local at Sunfair overcame illness for sixth at 2A state and third career podium.
  • Kalen Johnson, Zillah senior
    Two-time district champion was ninth at 1A state for fourth top-20 finish in Pasco.
  • Molly Mattson, Selah senior
    District and regional champion was fourth at 2A state for third straight top 10.
  • Ada Naranjo, Davis senior
    CBBN district runner-up was 18th at 4A state with Valley’s second-fastest time.
  • Erica Simison, Eisenhower senior
    Led Ike at 4A state for fourth straight year, placed sixth in Valley-best 18:03.


  • Tia Andaya, Ellensburg junior
    Versatile two-time CWAC MVP and Gonzaga commit had 258 kills and 213 assists.
  • Macey Martin, Naches Valley senior
    SCAC West MVP and first-team repeater led Rangers to consecutive state trophies.
  • Maddy Quigley, Selah senior
    Shared CWAC MVP with Andaya as a junior, led Vikings back to state this season.
  • Sydney Remsberg, West Valley junior
    Took over setting duties and earned CBBN first-team honors for 27-3 team.
  • Shea Rubright, West Valley junior
    CBBN player of the year and Minnesota commit rated one of nation’s best middles.
WINTER 2017-18 NOMINEES (Open/Close)

Winners are in bold print.

Boys Swimming & Diving

  • Erik Feldmann, West Valley junior
    Feldmann placed 4th at 4A state in the 50 free and clocked the Valley’s 5th best all-time in the 100 free.
  • Jacob Frampton, Selah senior
    Frampton led the Valley in the 100 back, won the district title in the 50 free and scored in 4 2A state events.
  • Will Richardson, West Valley junior
    Richardson had the Valley’s best time in the 200 free, 2nd in the 200 IM and 100 fly and 3rd in the 500 free.
  • Carson Vick, Selah senior
    Vick recorded the Valley’s #3 all-time fastest 100 breast while placing 6th at 2A state.
  • Coleman Wright, Prosser freshman
    Wright won the district title and led the Valley in the 200 IM and clocked the best local 500 free time in 8 years.

Girls Basketball

  • Samantha Bowman, Zillah senior
    The SCAC West MVP and CWU signee averaged a double-double and was named second-team all-tournament at 1A state.
  • Marissa Cortes, Prosser junior
    The two-time CWAC MVP in a deep league averaged 17 points and led the Mustangs to an 18-6 season.
  • Ashlee Maldonado, Sunnyside junior
    The CBBN’s defensive MVP and three-time first-team pick is already over 1,000 career points.
  • Nicole Rasmussen, West Valley senior
    A four-year all-CBBN guard, Nicole averaged 17 points and became West Valley’s 6th girl to reach 1,000 career points.
  • Janealle Sutterlict, Wapato junior
    The three-year all-CWAC scorer had a 33-point game and 16 points per game average for the league champion Wolves.

Girls Bowling

  • Andrea Cox, Selah senior
    Andrea was the district 1A/2A champion by 21 pins and a second-team Mid-Columbia Conference pick.
  • Asia Evans, Selah junior
    Evans was the district 1A/2A runner-up and honorable mention in the Mid-Columbia Conference.
  • Sam Hugill, Eisenhower junior
    Sam was second-team all-CBBN for the 2nd straight year with a league average of 164.
  • Lexy Santiago, Eisenhower junior
    Lexy earned first-team honors on the all-CBBN team with a 167 league average.
  • Baylee Summers, Eisenhower senior
    Baylee was the highest scoring local at CBBN districts and first-team all-league with an average of 171.

Boys Basketball

  • Alexzander Delgado, Davis senior
    The CBBN player of the year averaged 20 points as a point guard for the conference and district champion Pirates.
  • Collin Kelley, Davis senior
    The two-time CBBN defensive player of the year averaged 19 points and topped 1,000 for his career.
  • Elijah Pepper, Selah junior
    The two-time CWAC MVP led the Vikings to 24 wins and a state trophy and already has 1,892 career points.
  • Brock Ravet, Kittitas junior
    The Washington State Gatorade player of the year and Gonzaga commit averaged 30+ points for the 3rd straight year.
  • Antonio Salinas, Zillah junior
    The dynamic point guard scored a career-high 39 points against Selah and in the state-trophy game for 3rd place at 1A state tournament.

Girls Wrestling

  • Cameron Guerin, Davis senior
    Finished Mat Classic four-peat with a 14-0 win in the finals to bring her career tally to 126-0.
  • Kaylee Moore, Naches Valley junior
    Kaylee recovered from a lengthy injury to reach the state semifinals and earn her 3rd straight top-three medal.
  • Maria Reyes, Grandview senior
    Maria was the state runner-up, posting a 37-4 record following her 4th place medal as a sophomore.
  • Olyvia Smith, Zillah senior
    The state runner-up last year, Olyvia capped her high school career with a state title and a 34-2 season.
  • Viktorya Torres, Granger sophomore
    Despite a heartbreaking finals loss this year, Torres is 64-2 with a state title last year as a freshman.

Boys Wrestling

  • Andres Aguilera, Toppenish junior
    The two-time state 2A champion and three-time finalist heads into his final year with 113 career wins.
  • Juan Isiordia, Granger senior
    The 1A State Champion and three-time medalist was 51-1 and set a Valley record with 170 career wins.
  • Emiliano Mata, Davis senior
    The CBBN’s lower-weight wrestler of the year was 26-1 and reached the 4A state championship finals.
  • John Sowers, Davis junior
    The Pirates’ first state champion in 24 years also reached the 4A state finals as a sophomore.
  • Alex Vaca, Wapato senior
    Up 5 weights and despite injury, Vaca was a four-time Mat Classic medalist with 123 wins.
SPRING 2018 NOMINEES (Open/Close)

Winners are in bold print.

Boys Soccer

  • Cole Mattson, Davis
  • Marco Hernandez, La Salle
  • Nicolas Hernandez, Selah
  • Edgar Ramirez, West Valley
  • Angel Sanchez, Toppenish

Girls Golf

  • Rachel Ball, La Salle
  • Morgan Baum, East Valley
  • Adysen Burns, West Valley
  • Kathryn Crimp, Ellensburg
  • Cassie Kim, Davis


  • Carissa Burgess, Ellensburg
  • Jackie DeGrasse, Eisenhower
  • Kalli Fahey, Ellensburg
  • Audree Montmeny, Davis
  • Emily Tipton, Selah

Girls Track & Field

  • Tia Hill, Ellensburg
  • Olivia Martin, Selah
  • Molly Mattson, Selah
  • Erica Simison, Eisenhower
  • Summer Welch, Naches Valley

Boys Golf

  • Dylan Apodaca, Selah
  • Dylan Bissell, West Valley
  • Chase Marquette, Cle Elum
  • Adam Raab, East Valley
  • Max Turnquist, West Valley

Pete Orgill Baseball Athlete of the Year

  • Jadon Bugni, Ellensburg
  • Evan DeVolve, Naches Valley
  • Brady Helgeson, Ellensburg
  • Chase Oldham, East Valley
  • Carter Young, Selah

Boys Track & Field

  • Peterson Bohannon, La Salle
  • Daniel Callahan, Selah
  • Jesus De La Torre-Aguilar, Davis
  • Jonas Price, Eisenhower
  • Anthony Sanchez, Toppenish

Boys Tennis

  • Jared Kieser, Selah
  • James Morton, West Valley
  • Zak Donato & Tristan McDevitt, Selah
  • Eliab Garza & Parker Reynolds, Toppenish
  • Colby Kitt & Grayson Messer, West Valley

Girls Tennis

  • Mary Frances Ballew, Selah
  • Naya Roettger, Granger
  • Alisha Shetty, West Valley
  • Hanah Singco, La Salle
  • Lexi Maison & Nicole Rasmussen, West Valley
TEAM and COACH 2017-18 NOMINEES (Open/Close)

Fall Team of the Year

  • La Salle girls soccer
    Lightning won 18 straight during 20-2 season, third-place state trophy.
  • Selah football
    Vikings reached 2A state quarterfinals for the first time since 1983.
  • Sunnyside Christian football
    Knights won 13 straight games before finishing second in 1B state.
  • West Valley football
    State-qualifying Rams led CBBN in offense, earned three MVP awards.
  • West Valley volleyball
    With just two seniors Rams earned 4A state trophy with 27-3 record.

Fall Coach of the Year

  • Scott Ditter, Selah football
    CWAC South coach of the year steered Vikings to unbeaten regular season.
  • Gary Ely, Granger football
    SCAC West coach of the year earned his 100th career win with 7-3 season.
  • Kyle Hatch, Ellensburg soccer
    CWAC coach of the year directed Bulldogs to 9-0 run in league matches.
  • Felix Hernandez, La Salle soccer
    SCAC West coach of the year led team to 20 wins and repeat state trophy.
  • Wendy Meirndorf, Prosser volleyball
    CWAC coach of the year led Mustangs to first league title in 29 years.

Winter Team of the Year

  • Kittitas boys basketball
    The Coyotes repeated as 2B champions, winning their state games by 24, 43 and 15 points.
  • La Salle girls basketball
    Over the final 2 months, La Salle went 13-1, won districts and placed 3rd at state.
  • Sunnyside Christian boys basketball
    The Knights repeated as 1B state champions with their lone loss of the year being to the 1A state champs.
  • Toppenish boys wrestling
    The Wildcats had 9 state medalists with 3 champions for a third-place team trophy.
  • Zillah boys basketball
    The Leopards reloaded for a 25-2 season and defeated a pair of 2A state-trophy teams.

Winter Coach of the Year

  • Alyssa Goins, La Salle girls basketball
    With only one senior, La Salle made a postseason charge to earn a third place trophy at the 1A state tournament.
  • Robi Raab, East Valley girls basketball
    Peaking with 6 straight postseason wins, East Valley won 20 games and reached the 2A state semifinals.
  • Bruce Siebol, Sunnyside boys basketball
    The CBBN’s coach of the year guided the Grizzlies to 19 wins and the first state trip in 28 years.
  • Al Smeenk, Sunnyside Christian girls basketball
    The Hall of Fame coach topped 700 career wins and led the Knights to a third-place state trophy.
  • Dave Stai, West Valley boys wrestling
    A year after a winless dual season, the Rams were 4-2 in the CBBN, won three tournament titles and scored 207 points at districts.

Spring Team of the Year

  • Ellensburg Baseball
  • Ellensburg Girls Track & Field
  • Ellensburg Softball
  • Selah Baseball
  • Selah Softball

Spring Coach of the Year

  • John Arlt, Ellensburg Track & Field
  • Alfredo Cardenas, Granger Tennis
  • Jake Fife, Naches Valley Baseball
  • Todd Gibson, Ellensburg Baseball
  • Josh Koreski, Selah Boys Soccer