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Local athletes shine as all-league picks
ARLINGTON — Several local athletes were chosen by league coaches to represent the All-Wesco 4A North division and the All-Cascade Conference for top season performances.
Arlington’s quarterback Skylor Elgarico took the Wesco 4A North first team honor, along with teammate John Decker as running back and John Gettman on the offensive line. Elgarico also made it to the first team as a defensive back, while teammate Nathan Kehler was voted on as linebacker. Arlington’s Jayden Jira made it the second team as a wide receiver as well as a defensive back and Jared Lindberg was voted onto the second team offensive line. Matt Markezinis made it to the second team defensive line. Arlington took second team specialists honors with Jared Alskog as kicker and AJ Passalacqua as punter. Deeshawn Benjamin was given an honorable mention.
Lakewood’s Justin Peterson was voted as the All-Cascade Conference quarterback. Donovan Evans was honored as first team running back and Brandon Stott was voted in as wide receiver. David Otte and Dylan Donohue were honored on the first team offensive line. Peterson was also named as the first team defensive back and Eric Murray made it as linebacker and Donahue was voted in on the defensive line. Lakewood’s Randy Anaya made it to specialists as a first team kicker.
Several Lakewood Cougars made it to the second team as well, with Kolby Schueller being voted in as quarterback, Jeff Harrison on the offensive line. Stott and Evans made it to the second team defense as defensive backs, while Tristan Nelson made it to the defensive line, with Evans also making it as a punter.
Arlington runners Emma Janousek and Cassidy Rude made it the Wesco 4A North second team for cross country, while Gracie Castendeda and Jameson Wren received honorable mentions.
Lakewood runners Douglas Davis and Drew Cabales made it to the All-Cascade first team for cross country, while Alex Cooper, Ariel Jensen and Ryan Whitehead gained second team honors.
Lakewood’s Kendall O’Kinsella was voted as first team setter and outside hitter, while her coach Tasha Kryger was voted as co-coach of the year. Cougar soccer players made it to the All-Cascade first team as well, with Shantel St. Jean as midfielder and Kennady Bonnallie as a fullback.
Arlington’s Trent Sarver made it as a Wesco 4A North singles tennis first team player.
Arlington’s Olivia Larson made it to the girls soccer second team as a forward, while Darby Winterer made it as a defender and Alysia Coleman as a goalkeeper.
Amanda Hayward made it to the All-Wesco 4A North first team as a setter for Lady Eagles volleyball, while Audrey Frolich made it to the second team as an outside hitter. Teammates Brooke Johnson, Shelby Shackelford, Amber DeNike and Maya Manzano all received honorable mentions.