Oak Harbor, Coupeville athletes receive all-league honors
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
November 18, 2010 · 11:55 AM
Oak Harbor High School fall athletes received 10 first-team all-league selections and Coupeville eight for the 2010 season when the all-conference lists were announced recently.
The Wildcats added 11 to the Wesco 3A second teams and 12 to the honorable mention lists.
The Wolves collected six second-team all-Cascade Conference choices and six honorable mentions.
Oak Harbor junior Josiah Miller earned first-team all-Wesco 3A on three fronts: running back, defensive back and returner.
Senior Aaron Boesch, a defensive lineman, joined Miller on the first-team defense and earned second-team punter honors.
Senior linebacker Judd Ford and sophomore offensive lineman Jeremy Foster were second team choices.
Honorable mention went to junior center Tucker Lundstrom, junior linebacker Cody Hernkind, senior running back Sam Wolfe, senior defensive back Denzel Massey and junior defensive lineman Brent Ryan.
Ford was a second-team choice last year as well.
Three Coupeville girders were selected to the Cascade Conference first team: senior defensive back Ian Smith, junior special teams player and return man Mitch Pelroy and junior linebacker Dalton Engle.
Senior linebacker Jesse Tucker and quarterback Smith were picked for the second team. Coach Jay Silver was particularly pleased with Smith’s selection at QB because of the Cascade Conference’s depth of quality quarterbacks.
Honorable mention choices were senior offensive lineman Cody Grassman, senior safety Mike Churchill, junior safety Zac Forland and junior receiver Brandt Bodamer.
Smith earned second-team honors last year as a defensive back and wide receiver.
Oak Harbor had four athletes receive honorable mention: seniors Millie Goebel, Jordan Bouchard and Clarissa Abadesco; and sophomore Ashley Everett.
Coupeville sophomore Amanda d’Almeida was a first-team midfielder choice, and junior Amanda Montana was selected as a second-team defender.
D’Almeida and Montana earned second-team honors in 2009.
Junior Cassidi Rosen-krance and sophomore Anna Bailey were honorable mention.
Oak Harbor senior setter Jordan Faralan and senior defensive specialist Kelsey Terrazas-Cooley earned first-team all-Wesco 3A honors.
Seniors Katelyn Bristow, Amanda Blau and Kristine Bouchard were named honorable mention. Bristow was also honorable mention last fall.
Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Riddle, a second-team choice, was the lone Coupeville volleyball player honored by the Cascade Conference. Riddle earned first-team honors in 2009.
Oak Harbor junior Matt Reith was a first-team all-Wesco pick, and freshman Caley Powers earned honorable mention.
For the Wildcat girls, sophomore Christina Wicker nabbed first-team honors, while Oak Harbor dominated the seven-person second team with seniors Adrianna Royal, Abby Leete and Allison Duvenez; junior Hannah Bressler and freshman Alex Laiblin.
In 2009, Royal and Duvenez earned first-team honors and Reith second team.
Coupeville senior Tyler King was the Cascade Conference and state champion. King was first-team Wesco 4A last fall when he ran for Oak Harbor.
No Oak Harbor tennis player earned all-confernce honors.
For Coupeville seniors Ben Hayes and Chase Bates took the top two spots in district singles, and sophomore Nathan Lamb and senior Sam Weaver earned the doubles title. Lamb won the doubles crown in 2009 as well.
Oak Harbor junior Ciara Hu (200 individual medley), junior Karina Concepcion (100 backstroke) and sophomore Akasha Trisler (100 breaststroke) were district champions.
Sophomore Therese Desquitado (100 backstroke) and the 200 and 400 free relay teams (Concepcion, Hu, Trisler and senior Tori Nickerson) finished second at district.
In 2009, Nickerson, Concepcion and Trisler were members of the all-conference 200 free relay team.
Coupeville junior Rachel Weistein placed second at district in the 500 free.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.