Chelsea Felton, Tumwater, was South Sound's most dominant pitcher. She had a 0.76 ERA, struck out 150-plus batters and posted 10 shutouts. The senior signed to play at Grambling State. Katie Blomgren, Tumwater, batted .491 with 28 RBI and four homers. The senior catcher will play at the University of Tennessee-Martin. Julissa Perales, Capital, caught fire in the postseason and had clutch hits to lead the Cougars to the 3A state tournament. The junior catcher finished the season with 20 hits and 14 RBI. Lauren Liseth, Centralia, hit .481, blasted seven home runs and stole 13 bases for the EvCo champion Tigers. The Fairfield University signee earned back-to-back offensive EvCo MVP honors. Marikka Benson, Timberline, was known for her pop with the bat and her outstanding defensive work at shortstop. The unanimous firstteam all-WCC pick batted .474 and compiled 18 hits. The senior plans to play at Mount Saint Mary’s. Caitlin Linehan, Chehalis, was an all-EvCo third baseman and helped Chehalis win the District IV title and place third in the state in 2A. Taryn Smith, Timberline, had plenty of power in the pitching circle and the batter’s box. The 3A WCC’s MVP batted .500 and had 65 strikeouts in 65 innings pitched, leading Timberline to the 3A WCC title and a district tournament berth. The senior will play at Central Washington University. Rachel Dosland, Capital, pitched in every game for the Cougars in the past two years. A first-team all-WCC pitcher who throws five different pitches, Dosland struck out 136 batters in 146 innings. Amanda Deck, Tumwater, was quick to the ball off the bat in center field. The senior scored a team-high 21 runs, was second on the team with 25 hits and batted .385. Emma Miller, Olympia, was an overwhelming pick as a first-team all-Narrows League outfielder, batting .317 and scoring 19 runs. Jenny Milton, Centralia, had a .656 batting average, compiled 40 hits – including 13 for extra bases – and stole 13 bases to help lead the Tigers to the 2A state tournament. Sarah Vincent, Rainier, played third base, catcher, shortstop and pitcher for the Mountaineers. A unanimous first-team all-Southwest Washington 1A League selection, the senior batted .647 in 12 games and drove in 14 runs. On the mound, she compiled a 3-1 record. Vincent plans to walk on at Western Washington University. All-area baseball Jason Monda, Capital, batted .515, going 34-for-66 with eight doubles, four triples and four homers. He had an .894 slugging percentage.
Kellen Camus, Capital, batted .367 and finished with an 8-1 record as a pitcher. He was the co-MVP of the Western Cascade Conference with Jason Monda. Michael Monda, Capital, batted .414, going 29-for-70 with six doubles and two homers. He was a first-team all-league selection. Quinn Batt, Olympia, batted .306 after missing the first eight games with an injury. Team’s ERA dropped a run when he returned. “He’s the best defensive catcher we have ever had,” Bears coach Todd McDougall said. Joel Johnson, Olympia, led the Bears in batting, going 30-for-63 for a .476 average. He was a first-team All-Narrows League infielder. Cabe Reiten, Olympia, was a steady bat all season, going 29-for-61 for a .475 average. He was a first-team All-Narrows League infielder. Graeme Truschel, Black Hills, was a unanimous first-team All-Evergreen Conference catcher. In league, he batted .476. “He was our team leader,” Wolves coach Lem Elway said. Ryan Smith, Black Hills, was a unanimous first-team all-conference pitcher, finishing 6-2 with a 1.48 ERA and a win against the No. 1 team in state. Tyler Zwosta, Yelm, was a two-time All-WCC selection. He batted .367 with a .537 on-base percentage. Had 25 RBI, fourth highest in school history. Devin Ferguson, North Thurston, batted .417 with two homers. He has signed with Centralia Community College. Andrew Pullin, Centralia, batted .564 with 36 hits, seven doubles, three triples and five home runs. As a pitcher, he went 6-0 with a 1.67 ERA, striking out 50 in 37 innings. Robert Pehl, Chehalis, was MVP of the Evergreen Conference and played a major role in the Bearcats’ run to the 2A state title. Brandon Boyle, River Ridge, was first-team all-league pitcher for the second straight year. He went 7-1 with a 3.02 ERA, striking out 67 in 55† innings. Signed with Lower Columbia Community College. Alec Beal, Timberline, was a firstteam all-league outfielder. Batted .463, going 25-for-54 with 16 RBI and 21 runs. Taylor Hetrick, Timberline, was a first-team all-league first baseman. He went 24-for-50 and batted .480. Signed with New Mexico State. All-area track and field GIRLS Necy Wade, River Ridge, placed second in the 100 and 200, helping the Hawks place third at 2A state. Annie Torfin, Tumwater, placed third in the 400 at 2A state with a time of 58.6 seconds. Sasha Weber, Timberline, won the state 3A high jump, clearing 5-8, the best jump in the state this spring, to equal her school record. She also popped a 37-foot triple jump during the season. Alexis Fesenbek, Olympia, placed fourth at 4A state in the 400 with a time of 58.4. Clare Kane, Olympia, passed several runners in the closing of the 4A state 3,200 meters race to place eighth in season-best 11:04. Cassidy Stevick, Olympia, seventh at 4A state in the javelin, at 118-0. Won district with a throw of 126. Elizabeth Weber, Northwest Christian, took third at 2B state in the 1,600 in 5:21 and third in the 3,200 in 11:41. BOYS Trent Alsin, Black Hills, won the 100 at 2A state and placed seventh in the long jump and eighth in the 200, helping the Wolves win the team title. Cody Peterson, Black Hills, placed second in 2A at the 110 and 300 hurdles, running 15.4 and 39.4. Was a district champ in both events. Accepted a football scholarship to the Naval Academy. Eric Walsh, Black Hills, placed third in the 400 at 2A state with a 49.6. Ran the anchor leg on the 1,600 relay that placed third. Ben Westrum, Black Hills, placed second at 2A state in the discus with a throw of 166-2, the third best throw of his career. Todd Jackson, Elma, won the 3,200 at 2A state in 9:20 and was fourth in the 1,600 at 4:40 after missing three weeks with an injury. Nate Brennand, Olympia, was fourth at 4A state in the 1,600 with a school-record 4:15 and ninth in the 3,200 with a 9:29. Gunnar Christensen, Capital, placed seventh at 3A state in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet. Quinton Sison, Timberline, placed third at 3A state in the long jump with a season-best 22-1. Andy Robertson, Chehalis, won the 800 at 2A state with a season-best 1:54.9. Justin Holden, Northwest Christian, placed second at 2B state in the 1,600 with a 4:26 and won the 3,200 in 10:06. All-area tennis GIRLS Katelyn Orchard, Olympia, finished 1-2 at 4A state, losing her opening match and finishing 1-2. She placed second in the Narrows League. Lauren McCann, Capital, won her opening match at 3A state and lost in the quarterfinals. She finished 2-2 at state. Emma Leimback, Kaedra Ball, Yelm, finished 2-2 at 3A state in doubles. Julie Hansen, Black Hills, reached 2A state and lost her first two matches. Emma Anderson and Olivia Koelsch, Tumwater, won their opening match at 2A state in doubles and lost in the quarterfinals. Won the next three matches to place fourth, beating a Clarkston entry, 6-1, 6-2, in the consolation finals. BOYS David Schuster, North Thurston, finished fourth at 3A state after losing in the quarterfinals. Anthony Litchfield, Capital, rallied after losing his opening match at 3A state to place sixth, losing to Schuster in the consolation finals. John Stormans, Olympia, finished 2-2 at 4A state, winning his opening match in straight sets. He lost in the quarterfinals, bounced back to win the consolation bracket, beating his Gonzaga opponent, 7-6, 6-1. uke Olson and Isaac Olson, Capital, returned to 3A state and lost their first two doubles matches. Zack Drake, Tumwater, finished 1-2 at 2A state after losing his opening match. All-area golf GIRLS Alexis Keating, Elma, won the 2A state title, shooting 145. She also ran away with the District IV title, finishing with an even-par 143 and winning by 15 strokes. Carli Vernon, Black Hills, closed out her career with her fourth top-12 finish at state, finishing with a 169 at the 2A state tournament, good for 12th place. She placed fourth at district with 169. She plans to play golf at Saint Martin’s University. Jennifer Liedes, Olympia, qualified for the 4A state tournament for the third time. One of the area’s most consistent players, she tied for 16th at state shooting a 156 and finished fifth at the 4A district tournament. Katelyn Neill, Yelm, took the 3A Western Cascade Conference crown with a closing-round 89 (187 total) and winning by three strokes. The senior played the first day of the 3A state tournament. BOYS Nick Mattox, Northwest Christian, was South Sound’s highest placer among boys at the state golf tournaments, finishing third at the 2B state tournament after shooting a 140, including a first-day 68. He also won the 2B/1B District IV tournament by 16 strokes. Kyle Kanda, Capital, was a fourtime state qualifier, finished tied for fifth at the 3A subdistrict meet and closed out his high school career placing 15th at state (151). T.J. Griggs, Capital, was named the 3A Western Cascade Conference’s MVP after posting the lowest average in the fall. The junior won the district qualifying tournament in the spring and placed 25th at the 3A state tournament. John Jordan, Timberline, won the 3A WCC/SPSL subdistrict tournament in the fall, shooting a 143 and winning in a sudden-death playoff. He placed 12th (149) at 3A state. Dom Francks, Olympia, alternated as the Bears’ No. 1 golfer, averaged 2-over-par for the season and played the first day of the 4A state tournament. The sophomore was an integral part of Olympia’s Narrows League regular-season title. Patrick Nugent, Olympia, averaged 2-over-par for the season and had a team-best fifth-place finish at the 4A district tournament (152). The junior played the first day of the 4A state golf tournament. Seth Nickerson, Tumwater, helped the Thunderbirds win the District IV title. The sophomore tied for second at district (151) and tied for 21st with teammate Kyle Schrader at the 2A state tournament (154). All-area boys soccer Josh Phillips, Capital, was a key for the Cougars as scorer and on defense. In his first high school season since he was a freshman, the Gonzaga-bound midfielder was named the 3A WCC’s MVP and was second on the team in goals scored. Miguel Gonzalez, Yelm, scored a league-high 29 goals and had 16 assists. The senior striker was named the WCC’s offensive MVP. Daniel Gonzalez, Yelm, scored 20 goals and dished out 21 assists. Miguel’s younger brother, a junior, was a first-team all-WCC forward. Josh Wright, Tumwater, had a breakout season, scoring 17 goals – including four in a game against Hoquiam – and adding six assists. The senior forward was the 2A Evergreen Conference MVP. Gabi Zaccagnini, Capital, led the Cougars in goals but ruptured his Achillies’ tendon before the 3A state semifinals vs. Glacier Peak. The senior midfielder will play at Western Washington University. Evan Hindman, Black Hills, was the heart of the Wolves’ midfield. Although he played in only 10 games because of a season-ending injury, the senior was first-team all-EvCo and had 12 goals and six assists. Bryce Archambeault, Tumwater, had nine goals and 10 assists, leading the team to the 2A state playoffs for the first time in 17 years. Andrew French, Timberline, was the Blazers’ leader in the midfield and a three-time first-team all-league performer. The senior plans to play for Whitworth University. Colin McIntosh, Olympia, was one of the top midfielders in the Narrows League. The senior scored eight goals and had seven assists after missing his junior season with a knee injury. Nate Boatright, Capital, was the WCC’s defensive MVP. The junior anchored the Cougars’ strong midfield, helping Capital reach the state semifinals for the second time in school history. Zack Lan, North Thurston, was a two-time first-team All-WCC defender. He helped guide the Rams to the 3A playoffs for the first time in five years. Keean Joling, Capital, was a key part of the Cougars’ stingy defense at goalkeeper. Capital posted 14 shutouts in its 22 games.