AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: East Jefferson’s Vandenberg makes first team All-Nisqually

SILVERDALE — East Jefferson’s Alyssa Vandenberg, the leading scorer for the Rivals, made the first team All-Nisqually League girls basketball team.

Making the second team was Vandenberg’s teammate Kay Botkin. Vandenberg and Botkin led the Rivals to their first playoff appearance since the Chimacum and Port Townsend sports programs were combined in 2020.

The league MVP was Kiana Skogstad, a freshman with Bellevue Christian. Coach of the year was Joseph Lawyer of Life Christian and Vashon was awarded the team sportsmanship award.

Complete All-Nisqually League

First team — Alyssa Vandenberg, EJ; Josie Ryder, LC; Aaliyeh Martin, Annie Wright; Olivia Reynolds, BC; Jenica Walling, Cascade Christian; J’lyn Doodigian, AW; Grace Mattson, LC.

Second team — Kay Botkin, EJ; Betsy Lorvak, LC; Addi Taylor, BC; Liv Ormseth, Vashon; Anne Sofie Skytt, Seattle Christian; Marissa Linkem, CC; Eve Henry, BC.

Honorable mention — Alisa Scott, CC; Paige Spandler, Klahowya; Jackie Hergott, BC; Bailey O’Brien, Klahowya; Ivy Staczek, Vashon; Emily Midimo, CC; Sophie Janho, CC; McKenna Sullivan, Klahowya.

Nisqually boys

SILVERDALE — East Jefferson’s Keidan Guzman, the team’s leading scorer, and guard Brody Moore made the All-Nisqually League boys basketball second team.

Their Rivals’ teammate Stuart Dow, a shot-blocking specialist, made the honorable mention team. Guzman, Moore and Dow led the Rivals to their first playoff berth.

Jordan Clark of Seattle Christian was named the Nisqually League MVP, while Jasen Baskett of Seattle Christian and Dominique Williams of Annie Wright were named co-coaches of the year. Cascade Christian was given the league’s sportsmanship award.

Complete All-Nisqually League

First team — Jeremiah Harshman, AW; Jacob Janho, CC; Robbie Slater, Klahowya; TJ Marshall, AW; Julian Tooman, Vashon; Riley Kretzer, LC; Martin Kaupanger, AW.

Second team — Keidan Guzman, EJ; Brody Moore, EJ; Rhys Carleton, Vashon; Darius Imperial, LC; Tavian Bowen-Moore, CW; Eric Lyubarsky, SC; Brandy Tonkin, BC.

Honorable mention — Stuart Dow, EJ; Reggie Lester, AW; Luke Evenson, BC; Trey Baskett, SC; Jabez Boyd, LC; Carson Frost, CC; Riley Peterson, BC; Amare Breedlove, AW; Jackson Almond, CC; Eli Kraft, Klahowya.

Nisqually wrestling

SILVERDALE — East Jefferson got several boys and girls on the Nisqually League all-wrestling squads.

Making the all-league boys team were Manaseh Lanphear-Ramirez (145 pounds), Jameson Henery (152) and Grady White (126) of East Jefferson. All three wrestlers qualified for the Mat Classic state wrestling championships held in February.

Making the all-league girls team were Mi Amada Lanphear-Ramirez (115), Chloe Lampert (120), Ivy Hill (135) and Melody Douglas (155). All four girls qualified for the Mat Classic state wrestling championshiops, with Lanphear-Ramirez finishing third in the state at 115 pounds.

Complete All-Nisqually League wrestling teams

Boys — Grady White, EJ; Manaseh Lanphear-Ramirez, EJ; Jameson Henery, EJ; Elijah Miller, LC; Carson Wintch, Klahowya; Deacon Wintch, Klahowya; Colin McIntyre, Vashon; Kano Clare, Klahowya; Logan Wallis, Klahowya; Clayton Qualey, CC; Spencer Matthews, CC; A.T. N’uu, LC; Maryon Stewart, Klahowya; Simetti Jennings, LC.

Girls — Mi Amada Lanphear-Ramirez, EJ; Chloe Lampert, EJ; Ivy Hill, EJ; Melody Douglas, EJ; Alida Ruiz, Klahowya; Kyla Scheff, Vashon; Kaiya Pasternak, Klahowya; Lena Puz, Vashon; Linley Wolfard-Henry, Klahowya; Alara Demir, Vashon.

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