Honoring Athletes, Teams and Coaches in over 20 High School Sports
FALL 2017 NOMINEES (Open/Close)
Winners are in bold print.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cole Mattson, Davis
- Marco Hernandez, La Salle
- Nicolas Hernandez, Selah
- Edgar Ramirez, West Valley
- Angel Sanchez, Toppenish
- 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
- 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
- Jared Kieser, Selah
- James Morton, West Valley
- Zak Donato & Tristan McDevitt, Selah
- Eliab Garza & Parker Reynolds, Toppenish
- Colby Kitt & Grayson Messer, West Valley
- 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