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Wolves earn spots on all-league teams

The fall sports regular seasons are over, but the accolades for local athletes keep coming.

Sequim High School saw 34 athletes earn all-league honors following completion of league competitions or league schedules.

Two Sequim teams - volleyball and girls soccer - earned league sportsmanship awards.

Led by offensive Most Valuable Player Travis Decker,

Sequim's football squad earned nine all-league nods while Sequim's boys tennis squad, led by league Coach of the Year Mark Textor, also had nine all-league awards.



Cross country

Three Sequim Wolves were named to the all-Olympic League cross country team after the Oct. 22 league final in Sequim.

Athletes finishing in the top 10 were named to the league.

On the girls side, senior Allison Cutting (fourth place) and junior Audrey Lichten (10th) were named to the team. Senior Alex Jenkins was named to the boys team after finishing 10th overall.

The trio and senior Colby Robb went on to qualify for the class 2A state meet in November.

Richard Christopher of North Kitsap was named the league's boys Coach of the Year after his Vikings took the team title; Kingston's Karla Laubach, whose Bucs edged North Kitsap for the girls title and had three runners in the top seven at league, won the girls' Coach of the Year Award.

Olympic High School won the Olympic League's Sportsmanship Award.



Football

Decker, Sequim's go-to guy running the football with 1,239 yards and 22 touchdowns in the regular season, earned Olympic/Nisqually League Offensive MVP and was one of seven Wolves on all-league first teams.

Senior Thomas Gallagher was named to all-league first teams as a tackle on both offensive and defensive lines, while senior Clancy Catelli was named to all-league first teams as linebacker and offensive "athlete." Gallagher helped the Wolves rush for 1,834 yards on offense and had 43 tackles on defense. Catelli had 71 tackles and four interceptions to help the Wolves hold teams to about nine points per game and led Sequim with eight touchdown catches as a tight end.

John Textor, also a senior, was named to the all-league first team as a wide receiver and the second team as a defensive back. Textor led Sequim with 36 catches for

582 yards and added five interceptions on defense.

Earning all-league first team honors on offense was senior guard Jake Dethlefsen, while junior linebacker Isaac Yamamoto and senior defensive back Alex Gillis each were named all-league first-teamers on defense. Yamamoto had 89 tackles and seven sacks in the regular season while Gillis added five interceptions and 64 tackles.

Senior Roman Turner (guard) and junior Drew Rickerson (quarterback) were named to the all-league second team on offense. Rickerson was 122-of-215 passing for 20 touchdowns and just four interceptions.

North Mason's John Fullington took home all-league Most Valuable Player on defense.

The Sportsmanship Award went to Washington High School.

Phil Pugh, the longtime coach at North Mason who coached the Bulldogs to a second-place finish and playoff berth, earned Coach of the Year honors.



Girls soccer

Despite struggling in the win-loss column,

Sequim's Wolves saw some postseason accolades, including the Olympic League's Sportsmanship Award.

Senior Anna LaBeaume was named to the all-league first team as midfielder. She had two scores this season.

Named to the second team was Sequim midfielder Kyla Hall, a senior who led the team with four goals.

Senior midfielder Turi Anderson and sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Dewees each earned all-league honorable mentions.

Port Angeles saw six athletes named all-leaguers, led by first team midfielder Abbie Moseley.

North Kitsap's Siara Byers took home league Most Valuable Player; nine Vikings made the all-league list.

Coach of the Year was Klahowya's Troy Oelschlager.



Girls swimming

Five of the seven Sequim swimmers who finished the season earned all-league honors after placing in the top six places in events at the West Central District meet on Nov. 6.

They are junior Rachel Hardy (50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay); junior Rachel Hughes (200 free relay, 200 medley relay); sophomore Autumn Kessinger (200 free relay, 200 medley relay); freshman Ellie Hubbard (200 free relay); and freshman Anna Mittmann (200 medley relay).

Hardy went on to place 14th in the 50 and 100 free events at the state 2A meet.



Boys tennis

Sequim's boys tennis team racked up a perfect 12-0 Olympic League mark and qualified nine athletes into the West Central District tournament.

Their efforts also earn them all-league honors.

Sequim singles players named to the all-league team include senior Joe Puntenney, sophomore Waylon Lam and junior David Richards.

Doubles players named to the all-league team include senior Reed Gunstone and junior Mallory Maloney; sophomore Byron Boots and junior Michael Lee; and freshman Donovan Lee and senior David Lopes.

Each singles player/doubles team went undefeated in the regular season and plays for a state berth at the district tournament in May.

Sequim's success helped head coach Mark Textor take home Coach of the Year honors.

Port Angeles earned the league's Sportsmanship Award.



Volleyball

A quartet of Sequim volleyballers were named to the all-Olympic League squad, including a pair of first-teamers.

Outside hitter Sierra Clark, a senior, and middle blocker Caitlin Pallai, also a senior, were named to the all-league first team after helping the Wolves to a 10-2 league record, 12-5 overall record and No. 1 seed into the West Central District 2A tournament.

Junior outside hitter Maddy Zbaraschuk was named to the all-league second team while senior outside hitter Sarah Donahue was named an all-league honorable mention.

Sequim's Wolves also took home the league's Sportsmanship Award.

Port Angeles' Kiah Jones was named all-league first team outside hitter.

North Kitsap's outstanding outside hitter Sarah Baugh took home Most Valuable Player honors while Olympic libero Amy Stone was named the league's defensive MVP.

Bremerton's Beth Donnelly earned the league's Coach of the Year Award.

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