Spring sports awards: Flegel takes 8th at State; softball team takes first in league and district
Granite Falls High School spring sports awards were presented at team banquets held the end of May and early June. The varsity and JV tennis and varsity softball, track, and soccer teams earned the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Distinguished award for a team GPA of 3.0 or above. Several teams had a highly successful post season: the tennis team tied for first place in league and Breanna White and Becky Gilbertson took fifth place in districts; the softball team took first place in league and district and qualified for the state tournament; Aaron Flegel and Andrew Jackson qualified for the state track meet and Aaron placed 8th in the high jump. James Barnard and Kimmy Martinez were both named Herald Athletes of the Week and Cascade Conference honors went to Caitlyn Munce, Jamie Alexander, Kimmy Martinez, Logan Thomas, Peyton Spencer, KC Spencer, Marshall Zenk, Evan West, James Barnard, Riley Larsen, Ben Sheppard, Aaron Flegel and Andrew Jackson. All-Area awards went to Jamie Alexander, Kimmy Martinez, Caitlyn Munce, Peyton Spencer, and Logan Thomas.
Individual awards were presented to:
Tennis: Coaches Award Breanna White; Inspirational Emma Wysocki; Captains Breanna White and Emma Wysocki; Most Improved Rachel Mow; Four Year Lettermen Bailey Ainley, Becky Gilbertson, Courtney Maxfield, Sara Rood, Breanna White, and Emma Wysocki; Lettermen Rhiannon Alexander, Pamela Cantillo, Rachel Mow, Sierra Murdoch, Cassie Prouty, Emily Schneiders, Brittany Young, and Jolene Villines; Certificate of Participation Viviana Aquino, Hailey Arndt, Emily Barbano, Lauren Brough, Jessica Cashman, Mikayla Clemence, Marcella Espinoza, Katelyn Gresli, Andrea Hart, Kaitlyn Jones, Kalie Lopez, Alicia Ogren, Shelby Sturgeon, Kelsie Sytsma, Trang To, and Ari Wyatt.
Soccer: Coaches Award Riley Hansen and Chris Hoeppner; MVP Evan West and Marshall Zenk; Inspirational Brynden Cassady; Captains Riley Hansen, Evan West, and Marshall Zenk; Captains Choice Award Nate Woldstad and Jacob Hargraves; Most Improved Adam Hinze and Trae Poplin; Cascade Conference Second Team Marshall Zenk and Evan West; Lettermen Tyler Bassett, Nick Cashman, Brynden Cassady, Ryan Chabot, Mitch Elvrom, Riley Hansen, Jacob Hargraves, Adam Hinze, Chris Hoeppner, Sam Martinez, Trae Poplin, Evan West, Nate Woldstad, Matt Wysocki, and Marshall Zenk; Certificate of Participation Chris Cervarich, Tristan Daniels, Brett Desjardins, Daniel Matalomani, Eric Miranda, Octavio Miranda, Franz Mastrude, Zack Maxfield, John Roughton, Zach Sarey, and Arm Tantawee; Manager Desiree Mayer.
Track: Coaches Award Emily Onderbeke and Ben Sheppard; Inspirational Courteney Loesche and Jarad Olander; Most Improved Kristyn Bradley and Nick Jarman; Captains Paige Barger and Ben Sheppard; Cascade Conference Second Team Ben Sheppard, Aaron Flegel, and Andrew Jackson; Four Year Lettermen Tia Cervarich, Andrew Jackson, and Ben Sheppard; Lettermen Paige Barger, Courtney Conaway, Kaila Green, Courteney Loesche, Jingwen Liu, Emily Onderbeke, Alacia Romack, Courtney Young, Josh Beschta, Tysen Campbell, Aaron Flegel, Rhys Gadbois, Matthew Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Robert Kadey, Brandon Leitzke, Jarad Olander, Dalton Pierce, Jakob Sprague; Certificate of Participation Kristyn Bradley, Hannah Eadie, Adam Gibson, Nick Jarman, Tristin Larsen, Jesse Littlelight, Tanner Peep, Michael Poyner, Justin Ray, and Brendan Sanders.
Baseball: Coaches Award Jeff Benson; MVP James Barnard; Inspirational Riley Larsen; Captain Jeff Benson; Most Improved Colton Russell; Cascade Conference Second Team James Barnard and Riley Larsen; Four Year Letterman Jeff Benson; Lettermen Josh Weaver, James Barnard, Drew Benson, Xavier Denke, Tyler Hamilton, Joey Barnett, Riley Larsen, Junior Russell, Michael Strickland, Colton Russell, Daniel Head, and Chris Gentry; Certificate of Participation Zack McSweeney, Kai Orthmeyer, Devon Head, Alex O’Neill, Sebastian Denke, Alex Benefiel, Riley Hamilton, Sam Walls, Collin Fidler, Jacob Parish, Austin Richbourg, Tanner Dryden, Justin Bashour, Panamon Brown, Jevin Norberg, Kyle Ahrens, and Nick Jackson. Manager Sabrina McLaughlin.
Golf: Cascade Conference First Team KC Spencer; Lettermen Austin Berg and KC Spencer.
Softball: Coaches Award Jessica Mueller; Inspirational Peyton Spencer and (JV) Lacey Downs; Captains Caitlyn Munce, Peyton Spencer, and Jessica Mueller and (JV) Lacey Downs and Cortney Manimtim; Most Improved Mikayla Engstrom and (JV) Mackenzie Knudson; MVP Kimmy Martinez and (JV) Makenzie McLaughlin; Most Valuable Hitter Jamie Alexander; Golden Glove Caitlyn Munce; Cascade Conference First Team Caitlyn Munce, Jamie Alexander, Kimmy Martinez and Logan Thomas; Cascade Conference Defensive MVP Peyton Spencer; All-Area First Team Jamie Alexander; All-Area Second Team Kimmy Martinez, Caitlyn Munce, Peyton Spencer, and Logan Thomas; Four Year Letterman Peyton Spencer; Lettermen Lauren Harding, Mikayla Engstrom, Haley Brennan, Jamie Alexander, Nicole Wesala, Emily Walbon, Logan Thomas, Chelsea Myntti, Caitlyn Munce, Jessica Mueller, Kimmy Martinez, Caitlinn Santiesteban, Lacey Downs, Hailey Teter, and Taylor Mannino; Certificate of Participation Justine Bashour, Mikalyn Brown, Erin FitzGerald, Cortney Manimtim, Makenzie McLaughlin, and Mackenzie Knudson.