Sports Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:55am

Western Conference announces its Cliff Gillies award winners

The Western Conference has announced its Cliff Gillies Award winners for the 2006-07 school year. One male and one female athlete from each conference school has been recognized for their scholarship, citizenship and participation in school activities.

The award is named in honor of the former Monroe teacher and coach who became principal of Mariner High School before serving as the executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association from 1982-93.

Award winners include Jackson’s Jenna Mohrweis and Chris Lynch.

Archbishop Murphy names scholar-athletes for 2006-07

Archbishop Murphy High School has named its scholar-athletes for the 2006-07 school year. Award winners had to post a 3.6 or better grade point average and letter in at least one varsity sport.

Archbishop Murphy Scholar-Athletes were Taylor Bass (soccer, track) 3.74, Alexander Bickmann (soccer) 3.92, Kathryn Bloom (cross country) 4.00, Emily Brickner (track) 3.93, Nicholas Davis (track) 3.85, Kaitlin Duffy (softball) 3.72, Aaron Hitchcock (track) 3.63, Kaitlin Hoban (volleyball, track) 4.00, Anton Houts (football, wrestling) 3.67, Kayelynne Huggins (volleyball, basketball, softball) 3.92, Lauren Jelinek (soccer, basketball) 3.77, Mitchell Kane (golf) 3.64, Catherine Liebhaber (cheer) 3.86, Shannon McCann (track, cheer) 3.82, Emily McClure (track) 3.99, Nicholas McNaughton (football, basketball, baseball) 3.86, Brian Mitchell (basketball, golf) 3.60, Marilena Morales (soccer) 3.75, Nicholas Muller (baseball) 3.71, Rachael Peterson (cheer) 3.91, Charles Redman (golf) 3.66, Nicholas Snyder (football, track) 3.63, Dustin Soriano (football) 3.88, Ryan Throckmorton (football, track) 3.92, Kathryn Westlund (basketball, track) 3.83, Richard Yeilding (wrestling) 3.74.

Jackson’s Bhak, Young honored by Everett District

The Everett School District has announced its spring 2006-07 Scholar-Athletes. The honor was created in 2005. Winners must have a minimum 3.2 grade-point average and compete on a varsity team.

Rachel Bhak (girls tennis, 3.99 GPA) and Ryan Young (boys golf, 3.86 GPA) were the honorees from Jackson High School.

Ex-Wildcat wins multiple college softball awards

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior first baseman Lindsay Shandera ended her college career with an armload of honors.

Shandera, an Archbishop Murphy High School graduate, was named to the National Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-South Central Region second team and was selected to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference first team.

Shandera also received the McLaughlin Award, which is presented each year to the school’s outstanding female athlete.

Shandera finished her senior season with a .421 batting average, 13 home runs and 69 RBI. She set a school record by playing in 207 games, missing just one game because of injury in her four-year career.

Wesco South batters North in all-star baseball contest

In the Wesco 4A/3A all-star baseball game, the South beat the North 13-1 at Snohomish High School on June 6.

Jackson pitcher Geoff Brown picked up the win. Jackson’s Mike Jeffrey and Chris Lynch also played.

Ten players from the game were nominated to play in the all-state games in Yakima June 8-9.

Morris takes a break from coaching hoops

King’s boys basketball coach Marv Morris is taking a year off from coaching to focus on his health.

Morris, who has led the King’s program for the past seven years, will be replaced in the interim by Bill Liley, a varsity assistant the past two seasons.

Morris’ son Duane will serve as the varsity assistant coach and Scott Boyce will coach the junior varsity.

“That leaves us with a pretty good group of guys that will be handling our kids,” Morris said. “This program is as much theirs as it is mine.”

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