Granite Falls senior James Porter braces for a hit after making a catch against King’s on Oct. 19 in Granite Falls. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Granite Falls senior James Porter braces for a hit after making a catch against King’s on Oct. 19 in Granite Falls. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Locals named to All-Emerald Sound Conference teams

Student-athletes honored from Granite Falls, King’s and Sultan.

A contingent of athletes from Granite Falls, King’s and Sultan high schools earned All-Emerald Sound Conference honors in football, girls soccer and volleyball.

King’s led the way in football with over a dozen all-league selections and swept the three most valuable player awards. Senior quarterback Noah Clark was named the league’s offensive most valuable player, senior defensive end Wesley Blackmer earned defensive most valuable player honors and kicker/punter Matthew Williams was the special teams player of the year. Other all-league selections for the Knights were senior Braeden Caulk (running back and linebacker), sophomore Cole Adams (wide receiver and defensive back), junior Jack Fuller (wide receiver), Blackmer (offensive line), senior Jackson Miller (offensive and defensive line), junior Simon Vanderwel (offensive and defensive line), senior Caden Castillo (defensive back) and Clark (linebacker).

Granite Falls’ selections in football were senior Kaden LaPlaunt (quarterback), senior Johnathan Roberts (wide receiver), senior James Porter (wide receiver), senior Bradley Kehoe (linebacker) and senior Connor Gillen (linebacker). Sultan was represented by senior Derek Feltner (running back and defensive back), sophomore Julio Vargas (wide receiver and defensive back), senior Hayden Murphy (wide receiver and defensive line) and junior Jacob Fettig (offensive and defensive line).

Granite Falls coach Brandon Davis won coach of the year.

In girls soccer, King’s senior midfielder Claire Helton was selected to the second team. Granite Falls sophomore defender Lillian Orsborn, Sultan junior defender Madison Schalo and King’s senior defender Eliana Rohmer received third-team honors.

In volleyball, King’s junior libero Reagan Cook and sophomore outside hitter Lucy Mortimer received first-team selections in the upper-tier Chinook Division. Senior setter Avery McCallister and senior outside hitter Tia Root earned second-team nods. Sultan junior setter/right side Kamryn Skeith was also a second-team pick. King’s coach Alysanne Stack won coach of the year. Granite Falls sophomore outside hitter Vilomena Cavuilati was named to the Coho Division’s all-league team.

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