High School Sports

Players from Timberline, Tumwater highlight local AP all-state selections

Timberline’s Michael Barnes (2) is an Associated Press all-state selection at defensive back (first team) and all-purpose player (honorable mention).
Timberline’s Michael Barnes (2) is an Associated Press all-state selection at defensive back (first team) and all-purpose player (honorable mention). dmontesino@thenewstribune.com

Sixteen players from high schools in Thurston County were selected to the Associated Press’ all-state football teams, released Friday afternoon.

The teams are voted on by sportswriters across the state of Washington.

First-team and honorable mention selections included players from Timberline (six), Tumwater (five), Rainier (three), Capital (one) and River Ridge (one), with multiple players being honored on offense and defense.

Tumwater lineman Cy Hicks, who helped the T-Birds reach the Class 2A title game for the second time in three years, was the only local first-team selection on both sides of the ball.

Hicks, a senior, blocked for an offense that rushed for more than 4,000 yards and averaged 37.7 points per game. Defensively, he led Tumwater with 65 tackles (eight for losses) and recovered two fumbles.

He was named the 2A Evergreen Conference MVP, and was a two-time Olympian All-Area selection. Hicks is also the defending 2A state heavyweight champion in wrestling.

Timberline led local selections with six players receiving first-team or honorable mention status.

Michael Barnes, Timberline’s do-everything player and The Olympian’s All-Area player of the year, was a first-team selection at defensive back in 3A, and an honorable mention pick as an all-purpose player.

The senior rushed for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns on 201 attempts this season, including rushing for more than 100 yards in six games. At free safety, he recorded 61 tackles and four interceptions — two of which he returned for touchdowns.

He also punted and returned kicks, and was named the 3A South Sound Conference MVP.

Timberline lineman Conner Warick, a senior, was another two-way selection. He was a first-team pick at defensive lineman, where he compiled 54 tackles (21 for losses), six sacks and two blocked punts — including one returned for a touchdown.

Warick was an honorable mention selection on the offensive line, finishing with 51 pancake blocks for an offense that averaged nearly 230 rushing yards per game. He was also named the 3A SSC lineman of the year and an Olympian All-Area selection.

Timberline senior Chase Bowes, who finished with 78 pancake blocks and didn’t allow any sacks, was a first-team selection as an offensive lineman. He was also selected to the 3A SSC first team and Olympian All-Area team at the position, blocking for a backfield that collected more than 2,700 rushing yards.

Mason Simeta, a Timberline senior, was a first-team selection at linebacker after tallying 91 tackles (18 for losses), eight sacks and returning an interception 55 yards for a touchdown.

The 3A SSC defensive MVP and Olympian All-Area selection led a Blazers defense that was allowing 43.9 yards per game on the ground entering the state quarterfinals.

Timberline kicker Tolby Selvester, a senior, was a first-team selection at the position after finishing 47 of 52 on PAT attempts, and connecting on all five of his field goal attempts, with a long of 28 yards. He was also a first-team 3A SSC selection and Olympian All-Area selection.

Jamin Faalogo, a junior for the Blazers who played a mixture of linebacker and corner, was named to the honorable mention team as a defensive back.

He finished with 74 tackles (10 for losses), six interceptions, five sacks and three fumble recoveries. He scored three defensive touchdowns on two interception returns and a fumble recovery.

Faalogo was also a 3A SSC and Olympian All-Area selection at defensive back.

Capital’s Chris Penner, who led the area in receiving for the second consecutive season, was an honorable mention pick at wide receiver. The junior finished with 57 catches for 1,066 yards and 12 touchdowns.

He had six games with 100 or more receiving yards, and four with multiple receiving touchdowns. Penner was a 3A SSC first-team selection this season, and is a two-time Olympian All-Area selection.

In 2A, four more Tumwater players received honors.

Aiden Slater, a senior, was named to the first team as a defensive lineman, tallying 62 tackles (seven for losses) and six sacks. He also recorded a safety, blocked kick, fumble recovery and had a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown.

The 2A EvCo defensive MVP was also an Olympian All-Area selection.

Olympia transfer Connor Clark, a senior, was named to the first team at defensive back. He had 36 tackles (six for losses), five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and a fumble recovery for the T-Birds at corner.

Clark scored in every phase, adding 61 carries for 553 yards and 15 touchdowns, and a 94-yard kickoff return for a score. He was also a 2A EvCo and Olympian All-Area selection.

Tumwater kicker Nathan Seaman was also named to the first team. He finished 47 of 51 on PAT attempts, and connected on 12 field goals — including eight in the state playoffs.

He leaves Tumwater as the record holder for single-season field goals (12) and career field goals (19), and was a 2A EvCo and Olympian All-Area selection.

Tumwater sophomore Dylan Paine was an honorable mention selection at running back, finishing with 312 carries for 1,803 yards and 24 touchdowns.

He led the area in rushing, averaging 128.8 yards per game, and was one of two sophomores in 2A to be selected to the all-state team. Paine was also a 2A EvCo and Olympian All-Area selection.

River Ridge’s Griffin Adams, a senior, was an honorable mention selection on the defensive line after finishing with 66 tackles (12 for losses) and two fumble recoveries (one returned for a 63-yard touchdown).

The 2A SPSL Sound first-team selection was also an Olympian All-Area selection.

Tyson Guerrero, a W.F. West senior, was named an honorable mention selection at defensive back, finishing with 33 tackles (10 assists) and seven interceptions. Was also a 2A EvCo first-team pick.

In the combined B class, three players from Rainier (2B) were named to the all-state teams.

Zach Lofgren, a junior, was a first-team selection at defensive back, tallying with 30 tackles and six interceptions at free safety.

Lofgren also played quarterback for the Mountaineers, finishing 17 of 41 for 450 yards and eight passing touchdowns. He added another 98 carries for 910 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.

He was a 2B Central Mountain first-team and Olympian All-Area selection.

Defensive lineman Easton Holmes and linebacker Ian Russell were honorable mention selections.

Holmes, a junior, finished with 72 tackles (42 solo, 25 for losses) and three sacks for the Mountaineers, and was the 2B Central Mountain defensive MVP and an Olympian All-Area selection.

Russell, a senior, added 47 tackles and five sacks. He also had 95 carries for 768 yards and seven touchdowns at running back. He was a 2B Central Mountain first-team selection on offense and defense, and was a two-time Olympian All-Area selection.

A full list of selections, compiled by the AP, is below.

State player of the year, all classes: Jamyn Patu, sr., O’Dea


Player of the year: Adam Weissenfels, sr., Richland


Quarterback: Cade Jensen, Richland

Running back: Isaiah Lewis, Monroe, Delvon McNeely, Hazen

Wide receiver: Talan Alfrey, Auburn Mountainview, Darien Chase, Union

Tight end: Devin Clup, Gonzaga Prep

Offensive line: Matthew Cindric, Skyline, Cade Beresford, Woodinville, Triston Kelley, Central Valley, Josh Jerome, Monroe, Joshua Alvarez, Chiawana

All-purpose: Tre Weed, Sumner

Defensive line: Jake Baillie, Woodinville, Matt Sevao, Lake Stevens, Jacobe Lee, Richland, Mosiah Nasili-Liu, Emerald Ridge

Linebackers: Ben Wilson, Sumner; Ricky Baker, Monroe, Marques Fuala’au, Kentlake, Tiano Malietufa, Auburn Riverside, Luke Bruno, Camas.

Defensive backs: Nash Fouch, Woodinville, Talan Alfrey, Auburn Mountainview, Tre Weed, Adam Weissenfels, Richland

Kicker: Colin Manners, Graham-Kapowsin

Punter: Heston Pettis, Glacier Peak


QB: Dylan Morris, Graham-Kapowsin

WR: Jabez Tinae, Kennedy Catholic, Tre Mason, Graham-Kapowsin

OL: Ethan Tela-Porter, Graham-Kapowsin, Nathan Mead, Monroe, Riley Clark, Sumner. Campbell Barrington, University

All-purpose: Colin McKay, Todd Beamer, Adam Weissenfels, Richland

DL: Wyatt Wickham, Central Valley

LB: Andrew Gallagher, Sunnyside, Riley Miller, Union.

DB: Landen Neff, Puyallup

K: Brock Widman, Lake Stevens


Players of the Year: Tre’Shaun Harrison, Garfield, and Jamyn Patu, O’Dea


Quarterback: Nate Hughes, jr., Bethel

Running backs: Isaiah Ifanse, sr., Bellevue, Jamyn Patu, sr., O’Dea

Wide receivers: Champ Grayson, sr., Kamiakin, Tre’Shaun Harrison, sr., Garfield

Tight end: Anthony Stell, sr., Rainier Beach

Offensive line: Nathaniel Kalepo, jr., Rainier Beach, Jackson Reed, sr., Eastside Catholic, Griffin Korican, sr., O’Dea, Mikhail Varetskiy, sr., Ferndale, Chase Bowes, sr., Timberline.

Defensive line: Davion Dixon, sr., O’Dea, Tyler McAtee, sr., Edmonds-Woodway, Giovonni White, jr., Lincoln, Mikhail Varetskiy, sr., Ferndale, Conner Warick, sr., Timberline

Linebacker: Sav’ell Smalls, soph., Garfield, Payton Bastien, sr., Arlington, Mason Simeta, sr., Timberline, Dillon Crawford, sr., Kamiakin.

Defensive backs: Malik Putney, sr., Eastside Catholic, James Hinson, sr., Ferndale, Dorian Hardin, jr., Oak Harbor, Michael Barnes, sr., Timberline.

All-purpose: Tre’Shaun Harrison, sr., Garfield

Punter: Lance D’Alessio, sr., Lake Washington

Kicker: Tolby Selvester, Timberline, sr.


WR: Jonny Barrett, jr., Mount Si; Chris Penner, jr., Capital

TE: Tristyn Gese, sr., Bethel

OL: Geirean Hatchett, soph., Ferndale; Conner Warick, sr., Timberline; Hector Jasso III, sr., Lakes; Giovanni White, jr., Lincoln; Joey Roberts, sr., Mountain View

DL: Geirean Hatchett, soph., Ferndale; Jackson Harris, sr., Snohomish

LB: Alex Cleary, sr., Ferndale; Dominic Lawrence, sr. Edmonds-Woodway; Alex Gillies, sr., Lincoln

DB: Noah Becker, sr., Edmonds-Woodway; Jamin Faalogo, jr., Timberline; Braedon Potter, jr., Peninsula

All-purpose: Michael Barnes, sr., Timberline

K: Cody McDonald, sr., Mount Spokane


Player of the year: Canon Racanelli, sr., Hockinson


Quarterback: Canon Racanelli, sr., Hockinson.

Running back: Blessing Leiato, sr., Foster; Ray Pimentel, sr., Archbishop Murphy.

Wide receiver: Sawyer Racanelli, soph., Hockinson; Cameron Ditter, jr., Selah.

Tight end: Jared Holstad, sr., Pullman.

Offensive line: MJ Ale, sr., Fife; Cy Hicks, sr., Tumwater; Kordell Johnson, sr., Hockinson; Martin Napeahi, sr., Archbishop Murphy; Mia Saole, sr., Foster.

All-Purpose: Kyler Gordon, sr., Archbishop Murphy.

Defensive line: Ryan Brooks, sr., North Kitsap; Aiden Slater, sr., Tumwater; Kyle Brabec, sr., Hockinson, Cy Hicks, sr., Tumwater.

Linebacker: Ben Hines, sr., Archbishop Murphy; Connor Westby, sr., North Kitsap, Trey LaBounty, sr., Lynden; Colton Wheeler, sr., Hockinson

Defensive back: Connor Whitney, sr., West Valley (Spokane), Demetrius Crosby, sr., Foss; Connor Clark, sr., Tumwater; Kyler Gordon, sr., Archbishop Murphy.

K: Nathan Seaman, sr., Tumwater.

P: Brandon Bach, jr., Mountlake Terrace.


RB: Dax Solis, sr., North Kitsap; Dylan Paine, soph., Tumwater

WR: Rodrick Fisher, sr., East Valley (Spokane)

OL: Beau Braden, sr., Columbia River; Parker Danielson, sr., Steilacoom; Josh Moss, sr., West Valley (Spokane)

DL: Griffin Adams, sr., River Ridge; Jonathan Cox III, sr., Lakewood

LB: Tristan McDevitt, sr., Selah; Ben Johnson, sr., Eatonville; Gage Bates, sr., Lynden

DB: Caden Jumper, fr., Eatonville; Tyson Guerrero, sr., W.F. West; Matt Henry, sr., Hockinson; Rodrick Fisher, sr., East Valley (Spokane)

P: Chris Grant, jr., Toppenish


Player of the year: Simon Burkett, sr., Meridian


Quarterback: Simon Burkett, sr. Meridian

Running backs: Wyatt Dodson, La Center; Madden Tobeck, sr., Cascade Christian.

Wide receivers: Corbin Christensen, sr., Royal; Bryce Vandenhaak, sr., Meridian.

Tight end: Tony Schleimer, sr., Meridian.

Offensive line: Raynor Beierle, sr., Royal; Seer Deines, sr., Connell; Rams Gonzalez, sr., Royal; Jack Hiller, sr., La Center; Adam Kruzich, jr., Meridian.

Defensive line: Seer Deines, sr., Connell; Taylor Schoenfeld, sr., King's; Wyatt Seibert, La Center; Scout Walker, sr., Colville.

Linebackers: Isaac Ellis, sr., Royal; Tristan Lewis, sr., Colville; Manny Sbalza, sr., Meridian; Madden Tobeck, sr., Cascade Christian.

Defensive backs: Thomas Barbo, sr., Mount Baker; Tyquan Coleman, sr., Cascade Christian; Lukas Hemenway, sr., Meridian; Evan Honore, La Center .

All-purpose: Tyquan Coleman, sr., Cascade Christian

Punter: Braxton Fitzsimmons, sr., Colville

Kicker: Pablo Medina, sr., Zillah


QB: Casey Bauman, sr., Nooksack Valley

RB: Alonso Hernandez, jr., Royal; Carson Engholm, sr., Mount Baker.

WR: Tyquan Coleman, sr., Cascade Christian; Daniel Rizin, sr., Kiona-Benton.

TE: Mikal Paler, sr., Deer Park.

OL: George De Jong, sr., Lynden Christian; Manny Sbalza, sr., Meridian.

DL: Triston Cullen, sr. Zillah; Collin Deutscher, sr. Klahowya; Rams Gonzalez, sr., Royal; Jack Hiller, sr., La Center; Adam Kruzich, jr., Meridian.

LB: Brian Calhoun, jr., Zillah; Robert Berger, sr., Granger; Dylan Hickok, jr., Meridian; Phoenix McGuire, sr., Sultan.

DB: Carson Engholm, sr., Mount Baket; Alex Meadowcroft, sr., Charles Wright; Bryce Vandenhaak, sr., Meridian.

All-purpose: Bryce Vandenhaak, sr., Meridian


Class 2B player of the year: Alex Dyer, jr., Kalama

Class 1B player of the year: Maguire Isaak, jr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline


Quarterback: Alex Dyer, jr., Kalama

Running backs: Kyler Marsh jr., Sunnyside Christian; Brandon Montoya, soph., Lyle-Wishram; James Heer, sr., Liberty.

Wide receivers: Tucker Wetmore, sr., Kalama; Lane Marsh, sr., Sunnyside Christian.

Offensive line: Hunter Eaton, jr., Toledo; KC Larranaga, sr., Kalama; Beau St. John, sr., Liberty; Jason Chilcoate, jr., Adna; Carson Bergeson, sr., Naselle.

All-purpose: Jacob Herz, sr., Kalama.

Defensive line: Payton Nielson, sr., Almira-Coulee Hartline; Cade Bosma, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Jakob Washington, sr., Lummi; Markus Rocha, Kalama.

Linebackers: Corbyn Byrnes, sr., Kalama; Noah Leonard, jr., Crescent; Colton Tinnin, Sr., Tri-Cities Prep; Jared McCollum, jr., Napavine

Defensive backs: Jawuan Nave, sr., Liberty; Kobe Singleton, soph., Tri-Cities Prep; Zach Lofgren, jr., Rainier; Caleb Revey, soph., Lummi.

Punter: Luke Brown, jr. Wahkiakum.


QB: Chance Marsh, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Maguire Isaak, jr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline

RB: Bubba Valencia, sr., Tri-Cities Prep

WR: Caleb Revey, soph., Lummi.

OL: Jakob Washington, sr., Lummi; Lincoln Tom, soph., Lummi.

DL: Deshawn Lawrence, sr., Lummi; Easton Holmes, jr., Rainier; Robert Comstock, jr. Quilcene; Beau St. John, sr., Liberty.

LB: Junior Arroyo, sr., Toledo; Asher VanHoof, sr. Toutle Lake; Ian Russell sr., Rainier; Kyler Marsh, jr., Sunnyside Christian.

DB: KC Spencer, sr., Crescent

Lauren Smith: 360-754-5473, @smithlm12