Prep notes: Henry, Nelson top all-league football
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Skyview’s Parker Henry and Union’s Tanner Nelson earned top honors on the football all-league team as the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League released its fall all-league teams.
Henry, a senior running back, was selected as the offensive player of the year for football. Nelson, a senior linebacker, was the defensive player of the year.
Skyview swept the top honors in volleyball and girls soccer. Senior Taylor Barrus was the volleyball player of the year, while senior Becca Sikora was the girls soccer player of the year.
Battle Ground junior Mark Tedder was the boys runner of the year, and Union freshman Alexis Fuller was the girls runner of the year in cross country.
Senior Felicia Williamson and junior Andrea Young, both from Union, share swimmer of the year honors.
Skyview senior Kent Andreasen was the singles player of the year and Union seniors Connor Horne and Mark Bright were the doubles team of the year in boys tennis.
And Union senior Alistair Docherty was the boys golf player of the year.
For a complete listing of the 4A GSHL all-league teams, see the high school scoreboard on page B5 or go to The Columbian’s high school blog at www.360preps.com.
Six picked for Borderclash — Six Clark County runners have been selected to compete in the Nike Borderclash cross country meet Sunday at the Nike World Headquarters Campus in Beaverton, Ore.
The Borderclash is an annual race of the top high school cross country runners from Washington against their counterparts from Oregon. Berths on each team are based on performances in the high school state championships.
Skyview’s Colby Gilbert is the lone Clark County boy on the Washington team. On the girls team is Union’s Alexis Fuller, Camas’ Alexa Efraimson, Austen Reiter and Megan Napier and Prairie’s Nicole Goecke.
The Nike Borderclash will begin with the boys race at 10 a.m., followed by the girls race at 10:45 a.m.
Efraimson qualifies for nationals — Camas’ Alexa Efraimson placed third overall and the Camas girls team finished fourth at the Nike Cross Nationals regional race in Boise, Idaho on Saturday.
Efraimson earned an automatic berth to the Nike Cross Nationals meet on Dec. 3 at Portland Meadows. The Camas team put itself in a position to earn an at-large berth, as only the top two placing teams earn automatic berths. Amy-Eloise Neale, from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, won the meet in a time of 17 minutes, 49 seconds. Katie Knight of Spokane clocked in 17:58. Efraimson followed at 18:23.
The Glacier Peak team, running under the club name of Snohomish XC Club, placed second to Summit XC Club of Bend, Ore. Summit scored 103 points and Snohomish had 117. Camas placed fourth behind Bozeman, Mont., with 155 points.
Andreasen picks Pilots — Skyview High tennis standout Kent Andreasen will be playing tennis for the Portland Pilots.
Andreasen signed his National Letter of Intent with the Pilots on Friday.
“We are thrilled to have Kent as part of the team at UP. He is a local kid and very familiar with our program. Kent will help us right away as his net game is more advanced right now then 90% of players playing college tennis,” coach Aaron Gross noted. “As he gains confidence and strength I think he will become one of the best PNW players we will have had in the program by the time he is done.”