For the second straight season, Lynden Christian standout post player Isaac Reimer has been selected the Most Valuable Player on the All-Northwest Conference team by the league's coaches.
Reimer led the Lyncs back to the Class 1A state semifinals this season, though their quest to repeat as state champions fell short there with a loss to King's. Reimer, who also was selected the state's 1A Player of the Year as a junior, finished fourth in the NWC with 16.3 points per game this season.
Reimer said he has not yet decided on a college for next year, but he is considering a number of offers from area programs.
Lynden's Brian Roper and Anacortes' Brett Senff also shared the league's Coach of the Year honors for a second straight year.
Roper led the Lions to a 25-2 record and back to the Class 2A state semifinals, where their hopes of winning back-to-back state titles ended with a loss to Anacortes. Lynden, which was unbeaten in conference play, ended up finishing third at the state tournament.
Anacortes, which was runner up to Lynden with a 10-2 conference mark, ended up finishing second at the state tournament, losing 44-39 to Pullman in the championship game.
Lynden had two players selected to the All-NWC first team, as seniors John Shine and Dak Shagren were honored.
Shine led the Lions and finished ninth in the NWC with 13.4 points per game. Shine said he is considering an offer to play basketball for Northwest University or attend school at Seattle Pacific.
Shagren finished 12th in the NWC with 12.8 points per game. He already has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Northwest University next year.
Sehome's senior post Charlie Linneman also was selected to the first team, after he led the Mariners within one win of qualifying for the regional round of the 2A State Tournament. Linneman led the Mariners and was second in the Northwest Conference with 17.5 points per game.
Anacortes placed two players on the first team in seniors Billy King (11.5 points per game) and A.J. Yost (10.5). Burlington-Edison junior Isaak Davies (15.0 points per game) also made the first team, as did Sedro-Woolley's conference scoring champion Jackson Price (19.1).
Whatcom County players selected to the second team were Meridian junior Alijah Garcia, Lynden Christian senior Nathan Meppelink, Lynden senior Matt Meyer, Sehome junior Evan Miksovsky, Squalicum junior Blake Youtsey and Squalicum senior Alex Yuska.
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ALL-NORTHWEST CONFERENCE TEAM
Selected by league's coaches
Most Valuable Player: Isaac Reimer, sr., Lynden Christian
Co-Coaches of the Year: Brian Roper (Lynden), Brett Senff (Anacortes)
Player Yr. School
Isaak Davies Jr. Burlington-Edison
Billy King Sr. Anacortes
Charlie Linneman Sr. Sehome
Jackson Price So. Sedro-Woolley
Dak Shagren Sr. Lynden
John Shine Sr. Lynden
A.J. Yost Sr. Anacortes
Player Yr. School
Alijah Garcia Jr. Meridian
Nathan Meppelink Sr. Lynden Christian
Matt Meyer Sr. Lynden
Evan Miksovsky Jr. Sehome
Austin VonHerbulis Sr. Burlington-Edison
Blake Youtsey Jr. Squalicum
Alex Yuska Sr. Squalicum
Player Yr. School
Matt Aldridge Sr. Anacortes
Dustin Brandsma Sr. Lynden Christian
Blake Briones Jr. Meridian
Daron Browning Sr. Burlington-Edison
Alex Check Sr. Bellingham
Noah Cyr-Moore Sr. Sehome
Mason Elms So. Sedro-Woolley
Edward Garcia Sr. Meridian
Brandon Gwinner Sr. Nooksack Valley
Kalien Hayes So. Bellingham
Daulton Hommes So. Lynden Christian
Austin Honeycutt Fr. Ferndale
Tristan Jette Sr. Sedro-Woolley
Kendall Kelly Sr. Ferndale
Josh Kraght Sr. Lynden
Jeramy Martin Jr. Lynden
Luke Melton Sr. Ferndale
Michael Moser Jr. Sedro-Woolley
Ty Munsell Sr. Mount Baker
Reuben Murashov Jr. Mount Baker
Kyle Redmond Sr. Bellingham
Zan Roman Sr. Mount Baker
Gabe Sanchez Sr. Sehome
Brady Shearer So. Ferndale
Gabe Trump Sr. Blaine
Zach Vis Sr. Lynden
Josiah Westbrook Fr. Blaine
Nick Zeegers Sr. Bellingham
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