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Oak Harbor, Coupeville athletes earn all-league honors

Whidbey News-Times Sports editor
November 13, 2012 · Updated 11:37 AM

Thirty-three Oak Harbor and two Coupeville athletes received all-league recognition when the Western and Cascade conferences announced awards this week.

The Wildcat football team amassed the most honors, 17.

Three were named to the all-league, first-team offense, senior tackle Dayne Herron and the senior Webster brothers JoJo (wide receiver) and Fred (running back).

Seniors Isaiah Trower (defensive back) and Jon Lanningham (linebacker), junior Sheyenne Sams (defensive back) and sophomore Tyler Adamson (lineman) earned first-team defensive honors.

Six picked up second-team honors: Seniors Ian Kolste (quarterback) and Dakota Sinchak (defensive back) and juniors Matt Zafra (offensive line), Sams (running back), Troy Sturdevant (tight end) and Rhys Matilla (defensive line).

Senior Jeremy Foster, juniors Ray Quinday and Julian Faralan and sophomore Jackson Constant were honorable mention.

On the boys cross country team, sophomore John Rodeheffer was first team, junior Clayton Richardson second team and senior Jason Salas honorable mention.

For the girls, senior Christina Wicker earned first-team honors and junior Alex Laiblin and sophomore Jonalynn Horn were second team choices.

Roshel Muzzall (senior outside hitter) and Kayleigh Harper (junior middle blocker) received first-team volleyball honors. Senior setter Taylor Nienhuis was named to the second team.

In swimming, freshman Marissa Morris earned first team in two events (200 freestyle and 500 freestyle) and combined with sophomores Emily Huffer and Mollie Briddell and senior Akasha Trisler on the first-team 400 free relay team.

Senior tennis player David Kusnick was a first-team singles selection.

In soccer, midfielders senior McKenzie Schneider and sophomore Lauryn Plush were second-team choices, and junior defender Courtney Godwin-Harrison and sophomore keeper Makenzie Perry were honorable mention.

For the Coupeville volleyball team, middles senior Bessie Walstad and sophomore Hailey Hammer earned second team honors.

Coupeville football players were not considered for all-Cascade Conference honors because the Wolves did not play a complete conference schedule. The soccer team received no awards.

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