PREP SPORTS: Port Townsend QB Jacob King named division MVP; other postseason honors
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Port Townsend senior quarterback Jacob King was chosen as division MVP by Nisqually League coaches.
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King ran for 1,440 yards and 17 touchdowns on 140 carries as a senior this season. He averaged 10.3 yards per carry.
King also threw for 476 yards and five touchdowns.
Including kick and punt returns, King amassed 1,946 all-purpose yards for the Redskins, who finished 7-3 and came within one game of making the state playoffs for the first time since 2004.
On defense, he intercepted six passes, recovered two fumbles and scored two defensive touchdowns.
King's teammate Tim Russell earned first-team honors on offense and defense as a running back and defensive back.
Matt Cain (running back/linebacker) and Skyler Coppenrath (tight end/defensive line) were both named to the division's first-team defense and second-team offense.
Max Ghai made the first team as a center.
Redskins chosen for the second team were Alex Reierson as an offensive guard and a defensive lineman and offensive tackle Colby Martin.
Chimacum had two players honored by the Nisqually League Division 2 coaches.
Sophomore Trevon Noel was picked for the first-team offense as a lineman and the second-team defense as a linebacker.
Defensive back Drew Yackulic made the second-team defense.
Life Christian's Taylor Roelofs was name the Division 2 MVP.
Olympic League Girls Soccer
Port Angeles' Maddie Boe, Sequim's Vianey Cadenas and Port Townsend's Jewel Johnson were all selected to the All-Olympic League girls soccer team.
McKenzie Cook of Klahowya was chosen as the league's MVP.
Boe, a sophomore forward, led the Peninsula in goals with six and points with 16.
Johnson, a senior forward, tied for second with five goals.
Cadenas, also a senior, tallied nine total points (three goals and three assists) as a defender.
Each North Olympic Peninsula school had five players honored by Olympic League coaches.
Other Roughriders receiving all-league recognition were senior midfielder Kylee Jeffers, who was named to the second team, and honorable mention recipients Brittany McBride, Karina Bohman and Emma Moseley.
Wolves senior forward Makayla Bentz, who made the second team, while Mattie Clark, Maeve Harris and Shelby Lott received honorable mentions.
Senior defender Rebecca Stewart earned second-team honors and Redskins teammates Anne Meek, Malia Henderson and Lily Murock claimed honorable mention.
Port Townsend, coached by Colin Foden, also picked up team sportsmanship honors.
1B Sea-Tac Volleyball
Quilcene senior Kiani Clissold was named to the all-league first team for helping the Rangers to an eighth-place finish at the 1B state tournament.
Junior Sammy Rae earned second-team honors and Katie Bailey received honorable mention.
Katrice Pond of Christian Faith School was named league MVP.
Port Townsend swim team honored
The Port Townsend girls swim and dive team was named the 1A academic state champions over the weekend.
The honor capped off a banner year for the Redskins, who placed 16 at the 2A state tournament.
That included a 16th-place finish for Rachel Ramsey in the 1-meter dive in the school's first year having a diving program.
Under the guidance of dive coach Andy Ridder, the Port Townsend divers traveled to Sequim twice a week for 75-minute sessions.
“Rachel was competing against girls who practice 5-6 times a week for two hours at a time,” Port Townsend head swimming coach Peter Braden said.
“What Andy and the dive team accomplished this year is amazing.”
Four team records were broken during the year: Rose Ridder in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and diving; and the 400 freestyle relay of Jayde Richardson, Keira Matkins, Chloe Rogers and Ridder.
Ridder, a junior placed fifth at the state meet in the 50-yard freestyle, which Braden said is the highest placing of a Port Townsend swimmer in recent memory, and perhaps the highest ever.
Ridder also placed 14th in the 100 freestyle.
“This is a very special group, and while I am pleased with their swimming performances, most of all I am impressed with their sense of team unity, support of one another, and ability to have fun,” Braden said.
“I wouldn't trade them for a team filled with record-breaking first place finishers.”
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