Category Archives: Crosspoint

Reclassification cycle changing to four years instead of two

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a significant change to the current two-year reclassification cycle.

The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from every two years to every four years according to a press release from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or unforeseen circumstances.

The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year. That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.

The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.

Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of five.

For a list of all amendments, you can click here. You can also find a podcast of the RA meeting here.

 

Three from Kitsap named to All-State team

North Kitsap’s Rebekah Baugh was named to the Class 2A girls Associated Press All-State basketball team first team.
Crossopint’s Des Doty and Cailyn Cattell were named honorable mention to the 1B team.
Sequim’s Alex Barry was honorable mention for 2A. He was the only West Sound boy honored.
The teams, which were released Tuesday, are decided by a vote of sports media across the state.

SEATTLE (AP) — The 2015 Associated Press Washington all-state team as voted on by sport writers and editors from around the state:
Boys state player of the year, all classifications — Dejounte Murray, sr., Rainier Beach.
Girls state player of the year, all classifications — Laura Stockton, sr., Gonzaga Prep.
BOYS ALL-STATE TEAMS:
CLASS 4A
Player of the year — Viont’e Daniels, sr., Federal Way.
First team — Viont’e Daniels, sr., Federal Way; Steven Beo, jr., Richland; Nikhil Lizotte, sr., Davis; Ty Gibson, sr., Issaquah; Micah Paulson, sr., Union.
Honorable mention — Bobby Moorehead, sr., Stadium; Cesar Sandoval, jr., Moses Lake; Robert Franks, sr., Evergreen; Collin Kane, sr., Snohomish; Malachi Flynn, jr., Bellarmine Prep.
CLASS 3A
Player of the year — Dejounte Murray, sr. Rainier Beach.
First team — Dejounte Murray, sr., Rainier Beach; Isiah Brown, jr., Lakeside; Matisse Thybulle, sr., Eastside Catholic; Jaylen Nowell, soph., Garfield; JaQuori McLaughlin, jr., Peninsula.
Honorable mention — Dom Green, sr., Hazen; David Jenkins Jr., jr., Wilson; Michael Painter, sr., Marysville-Pilchuck; Alphonso Anderson, jr., Garfield; Shadeed Shabazz, sr., Rainier Beach.
CLASS 2A
Player of the year — Jackson Price, sr., Sedro Woolley.
First team — Jackson Price, sr., Sedro Woolley; Trevor Allen, sr., Clarkston; Grant Gibb, sr., Mark Morris; David Cooper, sr., Tumwater; Scooter Hastings, sr., Lynden.
Honorable mention — Ty Johnson, sr., Anacortes; TJ Mickelson, soph., Black Hills; Alex Barry, sr., Sequim; Drew Magaoay, jr., Shorecrest.
CLASS 1A
Player of the year — Justin Dunsmore, sr., Zillah.
First team — Justin Dunsmore, sr., Zillah; Cody Fransen, sr., F, Lynden Christian; Corey Kispert, So., G/F, King’s; Brock Johnson, jr., Castle Rock; Colton Raben, sr., Forks.
Honorable mention — Jessie Norton, sr., Vashon Island; Kienan Walter, jr., King’s Way Christian; Tyler Axtell, sr., Riverside (Chattaroy); Alex Martin, sr., Meridian; Ty Johnson, sr., Castle Rock; Zach Roetcisoender, jr., Lynden Christian.
CLASS 2B
Player of the year — Zach Walton, sr., F, Morton-White Pass.
First team — Zach Walton, sr., Morton-White Pass; Kaleb Poquette, jr., Morton-White Pass; Jaron Kirkley, jr., Mossyrock; Roy Zavala, jr., Mabton; Match Burnham, sr., Liberty (Spangle).
Honorable mention — Grant McEwen, sr., Toledo; Gabe Hernandez, sr., North Beach; Luke Lovelady, soph., Life Christian; Cameron Richman, sr., DeSales; Jim Townsend, sr., Okanogan.
CLASS 1B
Player of the year — Trazil Lane, so., Lummi.
First team — Trazil Lane, so., Lummi; Abraham Venske, sr., Neah Bay; Keanu Curleybear, sr., Taholah; Jimmy Smith-Kramer, sr., Taholah; Tyler Thurman, sr., Garfield-Palouse.
Honorable mention — Alec Bluff, sr., Cusick; Austin Brockie, sr., Lummi; Nathan Powers, jr., Bickleton; Tyson Feider, sr., Pomeroy; Xavier Turner, jr., Seattle Lutheran.

GIRLS ALL-STATE TEAMS:
CLASS 4A

Player of the year — Laura Stockton, sr., Gonzaga Prep.
First team — Laura Stockton, sr., Gonzaga Prep; Otiona Gildon, sr., Gonzaga Prep; Deja Strother, sr., Inglemoor; Madison Hovren, sr., Central Valley; Mikayla Ferenz, sr., Walla Walla.
Honorable mention — Jessie Loera, jr., Moses Lake; Bria Rice, jr., Beamer; McKenna Walker, sr., Moses Lake; Madeline Smith, jr., Snohomish.
CLASS 3A
Player of the year — Mikayla Pivec, jr., Lynnwood.
First team — Mikayla Pivec, jr., Lynnwood; Linsey Honeycutt, sr., Ferndale; Lydia Giomi, jr., West Seattle; Shelby Cansler, jr., Bellevue; Jayde Christopher, sr., Cleveland.
Honorable mention — Tea Adams, soph., Juanita; Cherita Daugherty, jr., Prairie; Jessica Ludwig, sr., Arlington; Jordyn Edwards, jr., Lynnwood; Jadyn Bush, soph., Blanchet.
CLASS 2A
Player of the year — Kourtney Eaton, sr., Mark Morris.
First team — Kourtney Eaton, sr., Mark Morris; Karley Eaton, sr., Mark Morris; Tiana Parker, sr., W.F. West; Rebekah Baugh, sr., North Kitsap; Julie Spencer, sr., W.F. West.
Honorable mention — Ashley Coons, sr., G, Mark Morris; Elisa Kooiman, so., F, Lynden; Lexi Carpenter, sr., G, East Valley; Karly Malcolm, sr., G, Ellensburg; Amanda Lance, sr., White River.
CLASS 1A
Player of the year — Savanna Hanson, sr., King’s.
First team — Savanna Hanson, sr., King’s; Jordan Spradlin, soph., Montesano; Emily Yost, sr., Mount Baker; Kara Bajema, jr., Lynden Christian; Jocelyn Cook-Cox, sr., Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls).
Honorable mention — Parker Esary, soph., Kalama; Izzy Severns, sr., Klahowya; Breane Knishka, sr., Cashmere; Alexis Castro, soph., Granger; Angelica Oliveros, sr., Granger; Katie Whitten, sr., La Center; Alexcis Higginbotham, sr., Zillah; Megan Choate, sr., Montesano.
CLASS 2B
Player of the year — Jill Townsend, soph., Okanogan.
First team — Jill Townsend, soph., Okanogan; Sam Woodley, jr., Toutle Lake; Karli Friese, sr., Willapa Valley; Adiya Jones, jr., La Conner; Cayla Jones, sr., White Swan.
Honorable mention — Baylee Olsen, sr., Wahkiakum; Amara Huber, sr., Colfax; Anna Cook, sr., La Conner; Makenzie Kaech, fr., Ilwaco.
CLASS 1B
Player of the year — Zoe Moser, jr., Colton.
First team — Zoe Moser, jr., Colton; Cierra Jo McKeown, jr., Touchet; Faye Chartraw, sr., Neah Bay; Katelyn Bancks, jr., Sunnyside Christian; Jacqueline Case, sr., Mount Vernon Christian.

Honorable mention — Savannah Chadwick, sr., Colton; Cailyn Cattell, sr., Crosspoint; Desere’e Doty, sr., Crosspoint; Ellie Chapman, soph., Naselle.

Four Kitsap seniors finish prep careers in all-state girls hoops game

Olympic’s Olivia Williams and Rebekah Baugh of North Kitsap helped the Class 2A beat the 1A squad in the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association (WSGBCA) Senior All-State game Saturday at King’s High in Seattle. Crosspoint was represented by Cailyn Cattell and Desere’e Doty on the 1B team, which was beaten by the 2B team, 81-64.

The 2A won 93-75.  Baugh had 8 points and five rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench while Williams finished with three points and two rebounds in 19 minutes. Mork Morris’ Ashley Coons led all players with 19 points.

In the 1B/2B game, Cattell finished with 8 points and five rebounds, two assists and two steals and was the only local player to start. Doty finished with 5 points and two rebounds in 17:42 minutes off the bench.

All four players are going on to play in college; Cattell at Linfield, Doty at Grand Canyon (soccer), Baugh at St. Martin’s and Williams at Umpqua CC.

WSGBCA also announced its coaches/players of the year.

1B player of the year:  Savanna Chadwick, Colton
1B coach of the year:  Al Smeenk, Sunnyside Christian
2B player of the year:  Baylee Olsen, Wahkiakum
2B coach of the year:  Bryan Boesel, Okanogan
1A player of the year:  Savanna Hanson, King’s
1A coach of the year:  Jeff Pietz, Lakeside Nine Mile Falls
2A players of the year:  Karley Eaton, Mark Morris and Kourtney Eaton, Mark Morris
2A coach of the year:  Steve Rooklidge, Mark Morris
3A player of the year:  Jayde Christopher, Cleveland
3A coach of the year:  Everett Edwards, Lynnwood
4A player of the year:  Otiona Gildon, Gonzaga Prep
4A coach of the year:  John Augustavo, Inglemoor
WSGBCA 2015 Washington State Coach of the Year:  Clark Vining, Colton
WSGBCA 2015 Ms. Basketball:  Laura Stockton, Gonzaga Prep
1B vs. 2B player of the game:  Anna Cook, La Conner
1A vs. 2A player of the game:  Zykera Rice, Clover Park
3A vs. 4A player of the game:  Otiona Gildon, Gonzaga Prep

 

Area seniors named to All-State girls hoops roster

Olympic’s Olivia Williams, North Kitsap’s Rebekah Baugh, and Crosspoint’s Cailyn Cattell and Desere’e Doty were named to the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-State basketball teams for their respective classifications on Monday.

Claire Martin, a Bremerton resident who plays for Bellarmine Prep, was named to the 4A squad. Martin will play volleyball at Washington State next season.

Williams and Baugh are on the 2A team while Doty and Cattell are on the 1B team. Williams will play basketball at Umpqua CC, Baugh is headed to St. Martin’s while Cattell will play at Linfield. Doty will play soccer at Grand Canyon State.

The games will be held Saturday at King’s High School in Seattle. The 1B vs. 2B game is at 2 p.m., 1A vs. 2A at 4 p.m. and 3A vs. 4A at 6 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students with ASB.

Crosspoint, Olympic playing in trophy round

Crosspoint and Olympic won their state consolation games on Friday morning and they will play for a trophy on Saturday morning.
Crosspoint improved to 5-0 this season against Sea-Tac League rival Evergreen Lutheran with a 42-25 win. Here are the stats from that game.
Crosspoint will play Pateros in the 4th/6th-place game at the Spokane Arena at 8 a.m.
Crosspoint has been to state 15 times and this is the second time they’ve won a trophy. They were fourth in 2008.
Olympic beat Fife 42-37 (here are the stats) and will play Sehome of Bellingham in the 4th/6th-place game at 8 a.m. at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
It’s the second Bellingham school the Trojans have played in this state tournament. They lost to Squalicum on Thursday in the quarterfinals.
This is the first state trophy for Olympic since Christian Welp led the Trojans to the state title in 1983.

Crosspoint opener not quite as planned

It wasn’t the quarterfinal game the Crosspoint girls had hoped for in their return to the State B tournament on Thursday.

You can read about the game here. Sometimes those games happen, but I know coach Bryan Hanley pretty well. And he hates to lose. Hates it. But, if his team learns something in the process then he can live with it.

The Warriors loss to Sunnyside Christian puts them into the loser-out bracket. They will play Friday at 9 a.m. against someone they know quite well. Very well in fact.

Evergreen Lutheran.

I laughed out loud, not a big laugh, but more of a “You have to be kidding me!” kind of chuckle when I saw the bracket after the Warriors loss. I shouldn’t be surprised they will play them again, considering three teams from the Tri-District qualified for the final eight. Odds were there they would play again.

Crosspoint has faced their rivals four times this season. Twice in-season. Twice in the post-season. Friday’s game will mark the final time they play each other, at least until next season.

I think we all know at this point it’s not easy to beat teams twice. Let alone three times. But Crosspoint pulled out dramatic wins over the Eagles three times, and had one blowout, and are 4-0 against them.

Here’s how the Warriors did against EL:

Jan. 12, W, 73-33

Jan. 31, W, 59-52, OT

Feb. 12, W, 51-47 (Sea-Tac League tournament championship)

Feb. 21, W, 48-46 (Tri-District championship)

I don’t know about Crosspoint, but I wouldn’t be thrilled to play Evergreen again. Could this be the game that the Eagles finally are able to get past Crosspoint? I’m not a betting person, so I’m just going to stick with Crosspoint winning this one and fighting their way into the trophy round on Saturday.

No over-under on this one. Like I said, I’m not a gambler. I will say that I think it will be close and likely one of the better consolation games at the Spokane Arena.