School: Lynden Year: Senior Football: Turned in another MVP season by passing for a career-high 2,740 yards and 32 touchdowns, including 376 yards and four TDs in the 2A state championship game. ... Also rushed for 894 yards and 16 TDs. ... Helped Lynden to a repeat state championship and its third-straight NWC 2A/3A title. ... A strong leader who was also outstanding on defense. ... Selected the All-NWC 2A/3A MVP for the third straight year and first-team quarterback and defensive back by the league's coaches. ... Selected AP 2A All-State Player of the Year. ... Selected All-Whatcom County Football Player of the Year.
Basketball: Served as the starting point guard for a team that went 25-2, won Northwest Conference and 2A district titles and placed third at the Class 2A State Tournament one year after winning the state title. ... Averaged 4.0 points in 25 games and led the Lions in assists. ... Selected honorable mention All-Northwest Conference by the league's coaches.
Baseball: Four-year starter was as solid as ever behind the dish for the Lions and a strong team leader. ... Hit near the top of Lynden's lineup and batted .326 (28 for 86) with nine doubles, a triple and two homers. ... Drove in 16 runs and stole eight bases. ... Helped Lions win first conference title since 1998 with an 11-1 Northwest Conference record. ... Lions advanced to the regional final of the Class 2A State Tournament and finished 22-3 overall. ... First-team All-Northwest Conference and second-team WSBCA All-State selection. ... Selected to All-Whatcom County team. ... Will play football at Portland State next year.
Football: Finished third in the Northwest Conference with 1,502 yards and 22 touchdowns, averaging 8.4 yards per carry. ... Blazing speed and innate ability to make stop-and-start cuts in the hole made him dangerous up the middle or out in space. ... Also caught 37 passes for 419 yards and six touchdowns and had two return TDs. ... Helped Lynden to a repeat state championship and its third-straight NWC 2A/3A title. ... Selected first-team All-NWC 2A/3A by league's coaches. ... Selected AP 2A first-team all-state. ... Selected to All-Whatcom County team.
Baseball: Lynden's leadoff batter owned centerfield with his speed, great reads and strong arm. ... Hit a team-best .384 (28 for 73) with six doubles, a triple and three homers. ... Drove in 13 runs, scored a team-high 26 runs and swiped a team-high 10 bases. ... Stole home in a key game against Sedro-Woolley that gave the Lions their first league title since 1998 with an 11-1 record. ... Lions advanced to the regional final of the Class 2A State Tournament. ... First-team All-Northwest Conference and first-team WSBCA All-State selection. ... Selected to All-Whatcom County team. ... Will play at Lower Columbia College next year.
School: Mount Baker
Football: Was the heart of Mount Baker's defense with his hard-hitting toughness and helped limit opponents to 4.0 yards per carry this season. ... He recorded 131 tackles, including 15 for loss, blocked two kicks and recorded a safety. ... Also played valuable role at center. ... Helped the Mountaineers reach the 1A state semifinals for the first time in the program's history. ... Selected first-team All-NWC 1A on both sides of the ball by league's coaches. ... Selected AP 1A second-team all-state at linebacker and first-team all-state on the offensive line. ... Selected to All-Whatcom County team.
Wrestling: Was the only boys' Whatcom County wrestler to reach a state-title match. ... Placed second at Mat Classic XXV after taking seventh last season. ... Went 3-0 at state before losing 8-3 to two-time state champion Cruz Del Angel of Kiona-Benton in the 182-pound title match. ... Finished with a 24-5 record with 19 pins. ... Won tournament titles at the Class 1A Sub Regional and 1A Regional, the Warden Tournament and the Mount Baker/Justin Compton Invite. ... Placed second at the Battle at the Border and Cashmere Invitational, took third at the Vashon Invite and placed fourth at the Northwest Conference Tournament. ... Helped Mount Baker finish 2-2 during dual meets and was praised by coach Ron Lepper for outstanding leadership. ... Selected to All-Whatcom County team.
Baseball: Played catcher for the Mountaineers and batted in the middle of Mount Baker's lineup. ... Hit .274 (20 for 73) with 13 runs, 10 RBI and five doubles and stole a pair of bases. ... A strong natural leader who cut down on his strikeouts to make himself a tough out. ... Helped lead the Mountaineers, who just two years earlier won only three games, to the 1A Northwest District title and the program's first trip to the 1A State Playoffs since 2004.
Cross country: Successfully defended his Class 2A state title with a personal-best time of 15 minutes, 13.6 seconds - more than 15 seconds faster than his winning time as a junior. ... Helped Squalicum place third as a team at state. ... Placed second at the Northwest Conference Championships (15:26.62) and won the 2A Northwest District title (15:41.6). ... Won every other race he ran this season. ... Selected All-NWC MVP by league's coaches. ... Selected All-Whatcom County Runner of the Year.
Track: Won the Class 2A state title in the 1,600 meters with a season-best time of 4 minutes, 11.85 seconds - the second-fastest time in the state this spring - after finishing second a year earlier. ... Finished second in the 3,200 with a personal-best time of 9:01.80 - the eighth-best time in the state this year. ... Won every time he ran the 1,600, except at the district meet, and every 3,200 he raced except state. ... Won the 3,200 state title as a junior along with claiming a pair of individual state cross country titles as a junior and senior. ... Will run at Stanford next year. ... Helped the Storm finish fourth overall at state. ... Selected All-Whatcom County Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Football: Anchored a big, physical, veteran offensive line for Lynden at left tackle. ... Helped open holes, allowing the Lions to rush for 3,100 yards and compile 6,230 yards of total offense. ... Helped Lynden to a repeat state championship and its third-straight NWC 2A/3A title. ... Had the athleticism to play defensive end/outside linebacker on defense. ... Selected first-team All-NWC 2A/3A on both sides of the ball by league's coaches. ... Selected AP 2A first-team all-state. ... Selected to All-Whatcom County team.
Basketball: Served as the starting post for a team that went 25-2, won Northwest Conference and 2A district titles and placed third at the Class 2A State Tournament one year after winning the state title. ... Averaged 7.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 25 games for the Lions. ... Selected second-team All-Northwest Conference by the league's coaches.
Baseball: Offensive lineman once again showed his athleticism at first base. ... Hit .304 (24 for 79) with two doubles and a team-high five home runs. ... Drove in 25 runs and scored 20. ... Also was 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA and threw a one-hit shutout in a surprise winner-to-state game start against Sehome. ... Helped Lions win first conference title since 1998 with an 11-1 Northwest Conference record. ... Lions advanced to the regional final of the Class 2A State Tournament. ... First-team All-Northwest Conference selection. ... Selected to All-Whatcom County team. ... Will play football at Washington State next year.
Tennis: Won three straight matches - all in three sets - with playing partner E.J. Troutman after losing in the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament to place second and earn a 2A state tournament berth. ... Beat Lake Washington duo Connor Ross and Jeremy Sacks 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-2 to earn his first state berth. ... After losing in first round of 2A State Tournament, won three straight matches to place fifth in the doubles draw. ... Posted a 20-1 record, playing all doubles matches. ... Helped Bellingham to a second-place finish in the Northwest Conference and a 14-3 overall record. ... An All-NWC first-team selection.
Soccer: A four-year varsity starter with a dominating presence in goal. ... Posted 44 career shutouts with a career goals-against average of 0.70. ... Had 12 clean sheets with a goals against average of 0.57 this season. ... Breathed confidence into every back line playing in front of him, regularly displaying his soccer intelligence and team leadership. ... At 6-foot-5, used his length and wingspan to make seemingly impossible saves. ... Helped Bellingham win the Northwest Conference with an 11-0-1 record and advance to the Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinals. ... Was selected All-NWC Defensive Player of the Year. ... A second-team All-State selection. ... Selected All-Whatcom County Player of the Year. ... Will play for University of Washington next fall. ... Selected to All-Whatcom County team.
Athlete School Sports
Tom Bradley Blaine Cross country, track
Joe Charbonneau Bellingham Cross country, track
Alex Check Bellingham Basketball, baseball
Toby Dalla Santa Lynden Christian Tennis, soccer
Bret Degraaff Lynden Football, basketball
James Fakkema Blaine Football, basketball, baseball
Eddie Fontes Blaine Cross country, track
Chris Fredlund Squalicum Cross country, track
Patrick Gregory Sehome Swimming
Reed Henderson Sehome Cross country, track
Deion Hoskins Lummi Football, basketball, track
Conner Johnsen Sehome Cross country, track
Caleb Johnson Blaine Football, wrestling, baseball
Neall Koetje Squalicum Football, swimming, track
Hans Kogan Squalicum Swimming, soccer
Johan Lahud-Zahner Sehome Tennis, soccer
Relijah McMillen Meridian Football, basketball
Caleb Newman Lynden Football, wrestling
Tanner Olson Lynden Football, baseball
Dillon Quintana Mount Baker Cross country, track
Austin Rapp Sehome Football, track
Luke Reardon Lynden Christian Tennis, track
Isaac Reimer Lynden Christian Football, basketball
Levi Vander Yacht Lynden Christian Football, basketball
Zach Vis Lynden Football, basketball, baseball
Ryan Wallen Blaine Basketball, golf
Avery West Sehome Tennis
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