NWAACC Golf All-Region Awards

2008 Regional Teams and Individuals

Women
Eastern Region
Team Champions: Spokane
All-Eastern Region Team
Katie Sorenson-Spokane
Cecilia Garcia-Treasure Valley CC
Mandi Villanueva-CBC
Chelsea Kenner-Spokane

Western Region
Team Champions: Green River CC
All-Western Region Team
Jenna Rochelle-Green River CC
Monica Brown-Tacoma CC
Jessica Marcum-Southwestern Oregon CC
Megan Manning-Green River CC

Northern Region
Team Champions: NA
All-Northern Region Team
Kalan Smith-Skagit Valley College

Men
Eastern Region
Team Champions: Spokane
All-Eastern Region Team
Sam Whitaker-Walla Walla CC
Jason Azzarito-Spokane
Joe Perkins-Walla Walla CC
Jonathan Lumper-Spokane

Western Region
Team Champions: Southwestern Oregon CC
All-Western Region Team
Sam Ayotte-Southwestern Oregon CC
Quin Koplitz-Tacoma CC
Brandon Solomonson-Tacoma CC
Mason LeMay-Green River CC

Northern Region
Team Champions: Bellevue CC
All-Northern Region Team
Richard Lee-Bellevue CC
Ian Davis-Douglas College
Mark Sexton-Skagit Valley College
Matt Strandberg-Olympic College

Columbia Basin and Walla Walla take 2008 Golf Championships

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Spokane, Wash – Columbia Basin took the women’s title finishing seven strokes ahead of second place 2007 Champion Spokane while Green River came in at third, 14 strokes behind the Sasquatch.

Tacoma’s Monica Brown edged Spokane’s Katie Sorenson by a single stroke for the ladies’ championship. Amanda Bjork of Columbia Basin was the leader on day one, but had to settle for third place four strokes behind Brown.

Walla Walla were the surprise winners of the men’s title. The Warriors, 8-4 on the season, made a big turn around since May 12th when they placed fourth, 37 strokes behind SW Oregon at the Southwestern Oregon Invitational. The Warriors then capped the season by taking the final East Region Match on May 15th.

Walla Walla finished a stroke ahead of second place North Champion Bellevue and four ahead of third place West Champion Southwestern Oregon to claim their third consecutive championship and fifth in the last six years.

2007 Champion Richard Lee of Bellevue again took home the hardware in 2008. Lee shot a 137 finishing two strokes ahead of the Warriors’ Joseph Perkins and three ahead of Jason Azzarito of Spokane.

Bellevue’s Kirk Johansen was named the Men’s Coach of the Year and
Dan Clifford of Columbia Basin was awarded the Women’s Coach of the Year.

View results: Men :: Women

Softball All-Tournament Team

2008 NWAACC Softball All-Tournament Team

MVP – Carri O Neil, Lower Columbia
Coach of the Year – Tim Mackin, Lower Columbia

Hayley Ridout, Lower Columbia
Kayla Vickaryous, Lower Columbia
Samantha Petrich, Lower Columbia
Kassandra Myers, Lower Columbia
Ashley Lokey, Mt Hood
Brittani Martin, Mt Hood
Kathy Cox, Mt Hood
Lauren Hadenfeld, Mt Hood
Erika Quint, Olympic
Megan Kreifels, Olympic
Natalie Peapea, Olympic
Makenzie Marchbanks, Walla Walla
Caitlyn Bersing, Walla Walla

Spokane men and Bellevue women claim 2008 tennis titles

Spokane, Wash – The Spokane Sasquatch men edged the Green River Gators by a mere ten points to claim the 2008 NWAACC Men’s Tennis Championship title.
The Ladies title wasn’t quite as close as the three-time defending champion Bellevue Bulldogs out-distanced runner-up Skagit Valley Cardinals by 33 points to claim their fourth consecutive NWAACC title.

Wally Heidenson of Spokane was named the men’s Coach of the Year and Jason Chapman of Bellevue was named women’s Coach of the Year.

Men’s Team Results
Spokane 136pts, Green River 126pts, Shoreline 44pts, Skagit Valley 31pts, Treasure Valley 24pts

Men’s Singles (top six)
Champion Mike Shelton, Spokane def. William Herbert, Green River 7-5, 6-4

#2 Travis Johnson, Green River def. Doug Truitt, Spokane 6-1, 6-3

#3 Mike McIntosh, Spokane def. Conner Ayris, Green River 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

#4 Bernardo Nogales, Green River def. Andrew Persen, Spokane 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

#5 James Ravotti, Green River def. Stephen Gant, Spokane 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

#6 Cameron Rassmussen, Spokane def. Angelito Daquiz, Green River 6-1, 6-3

Men’s Doubles (top three)
Champions Doug Truitt & Mike McIntosh, Spokane def. William Herbert & Travis Johnson, Green River 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

#2 Mike Shelton & Andrew Persen, Spokane def. Conner Ayris & Bernardo Nogales, Green River 6-1, 6-2

#3 Cameron Rassmussen & Stphen Gant, Spokane def. Angelito Daquiz & Brook Fitzsimmons, Green River 6-3, 6-1

Women’s Team Results
Bellevue 120pts, Skagit Valley 87pts, Green River 78pts, Shoreline 48pts, Spokane 25pts, Treasure Valley – Inc.

Women’s Singles (top six)
Champion Yuki Nakamura, Green River def. Ciara Schultz, Bellevue 6-2, 6-1

#2 Courtney Groszhans, Bellevue def. Kelsey Richardson, Green River 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-4

#3 Azusa Takahashi, Skagit Valley def. Heather Steigelmeyer, Spokane 6-0, 6-1

#4 Ribeka Hirokawa, Green River def. Hanna Jordt, Bellevue 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

#5 Rika Matsumoto, Bellevue def. Starla Seal, Skagit Valley 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

#6 Lauren Heino, Bellevue def. Holly Olson, Skagit Valley 6-1, 6-0

Women’s Doubles (top three)
Champions Kari Fiske & Betty Wang def. Ciara Schultz & Courtney Groszhans, Bellevue 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

#2 Ribeka Hirokawa & Yuki Nakamura, Green River def. Caitie Newman & Azusa Takahashi, Skagit Valley 6-1, 6-4

#3 Missi Parr & Holly Olson, Skagit Valley def. Rika Matsumoto & Lauren Heino, Bellevue 6-4, 7-5

Red Devils make it three consecutive softball titles

Lower Columbia Wins it's 10th  titlePortland, Ore – The Lower Columbia Red Devils captured their third consecutive NWAACC softball title with a 7-5 win in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Devils got on the board first in the third inning when Kayla Vickaryous got to third base on a Camy Way single then stole home to make it a 1-0 ball game.

Mt Hood answered with two runs of their own in the top of the fourth when Bryttny Kreshka hit a RBI single to score Brittany Martin and Tasha Maier.

Lower Columbia loaded the bases in the fifth, but Mt Hood’s Lauren Hadenfeld managed to escape disaster only giving one run on Carrie O’Neil’s RBI single that scored Samantha Petrich.

LCC added another run in the sixth when Anna Owen nailed a double and Petrich followed up with a single to score Owen and give the Devils a 3-2 lead.

With only three outs remaining Mt Hood needed to put something together to stay alive and Kreshka answered the Saints faithful with a homer to knot the game 3-3 to send the game into extra innings.

The Saints again found the bats in the top of the ninth when Chanie Norbury singled then advanced to second on an error and Martin singled to score Norbury. Kristin Anderson then connected on a single to score Martin to give Mt Hood a 5-3 advantage.

Haley Ridout devastated the Mt Hood contingent in the bottom of the ninth when she blasted a walk-off grand slam to end the game 7-5.

MVP Carrie O'Neil and Coach of the Year Tim Mackin The championship marks the tenth time the Red Devils have walked away with the crown and is the ninth in the last ten years. Tim Mackin was named the NWAACC Tournament Coach on the Year and All-American pitcher Carrie O’Neil was selected Tournament MVP.

Mackin’s efforts throughout the season and tournament also earned him the NWAACC Softball Coach of the Year honor.

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Olympic takes Third Place
Mt Hood 4 Olympic 3
The Olympic Rangers took charge early on when Erika Quint scored on a RBI double by Natalie Pea Pea and Amy Renfrow scored on an error to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.

Mt Hood answered in the bottom of the second when Brittani Martin scored on a RBI double by Tasha Maier to put the Saints within one.

The Saints unsuccessfully loaded the bases in the fourth but the Rangers ace Quint managed to work out of the bind.

Mt Hood broke the game wide open 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth when Kathy Cox scored on a double by Chanie Norbury and Martin nailed another double to score Norbury and Ashley Lokey.

Olympic mounted a last gasp attack in the seventh getting a pair of runners aboard, but All-American Lauren HadenFeld finally shut the door on the Rangers’ season.

Walla Walla takes Fourth Place
Olympic 3 Walla Walla 1

The Walla Walla Warriors were the first to light up the scoreboard when Lisa Hender scored on a sacrifice bunt by Amanda Potter. An error on the play gave Hender the green light to take home for a 1-0 Warrior lead in the second inning.

Olympic’s Amy Renfow nailed a RBI double to score Carolyn Edenboo in the third to knot the game one all.

Edenboo then reached first on an error in the fifth and scored on a sacrifice fly to give Olympic all they needed in a 3-1 win.

Mackin surpasses Fiskum for most NWAACC softball coaching wins

By Rick McCorkle
The Daily News —- Longview

In his 16 seasons as head coach of the Lower Columbia College softball program, Tim Mackin’s Lady Devils have claimed a conference-record nine NWAACC Softball titles, including an amazing run of six straight during 1999-2004.

On May 3, Mackin earned another distinction when his Lady Devils won a conference-record 576th game under his watch with an 8-0 victory over Clark College in a Southern Division contest at Hudson’s Bay High School.

After the game, Mackin received a bouquet of balloons from Cam and Kristi Hanna, parents of LCC player Jessi Hanna, and posed for pictures with the team.

Mackin’s 577-135 record (.810 winning percentage) moved him past former record holder Paul Fiskum, who led Clackamas College to a 575-213 record (.730) and eight conference titles in 19 seasons (1987-97, 1999-2006).

Fiskum earned his mark while coaching in 788 games, while Mackin reached the milestone in 710 contests.

Mackin, the director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Kelso, Wash., began coaching at LCC in 1993 after a stint as head coach at Mark Morris High School in Longview. He led the Lady Devils to their first NWAACC title in 1994, and after the run of six straight crowns, LCC is the two-time defending champ going into the conference championships during May 16-18 at Portland’s Delta Park.

Prior to his coaching career, Mackin was catcher for legendary pitcher Eddie Feigner as a member of the “King and His Court” fastpitch softball team. During his time with the barnstorming softball team, Mackin once hit 321 home runs during a 220-game season that featured games in the United States, Australia and the Bahamas.

Burbank and Bates win 2008 Decathlon & Heptathlon

Photo of Bruce Burbank and Danica BatesGresham, OR – Lane Community College swept the NWAACC Multi-Event titles as Bruce Burbank took the Decathlon and Danica Bates won the Heptathlon.

Brubank and Clackamas’ Joe Gobel battled back and fourth for the lead throughout the day. Gobel held an 134 point advantage going into the 1500 meter final event, an event that favored Burbank. Burbank cruised to a solid win earning 720 points to Gobel’s 562 giving Burbank a 24 point overall lead and the Decathlon title while Gobel finished runner-up.

The Heptathlon didn’t hold quite as much drama as Danica Bates, who finish day one slightly behind Clark’s Brooklyn Holton, took first or second in three of the four events to cruise to a 343 point victory over Mt. Hood’s Amber Glunt. Glunt moved up from fourth yesterday through steady competition throughout the day and a first place finish in the 800 meter final event.

Event Results: Men :: Women
Individual Scores: Men :: Women

Burns and Holden named basketball coaches of the year

Mike BurnsNWAACC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year
Mike Burns, Spokane
Spokane Head Coach Mike Burns has been voted the NWAAACC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

In his first year the helm of the men’s basketball program at Community Colleges of Spokane, Mike Burns built a dominating team that was ranked number one in the NWAACC Coaches Poll for the entire 2007-08 season.

The Spokane Sasquatch won 30 games during the season and ended the regular season with one loss. The Sasquatch were a perfect 14-0, winning the Eastern Region title by four games.

 

Cheryl HoldenNWAACC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
Cheryl Holden, Columbia Basin
Columbia Basin Head Coach Cheryl Holden put together a squad that was perfect in Eastern Region play and was ranked number for much of the year and won their second NWAACC Championship in four years.

The Hawks dominated their opponents all season long with tough defense and solid execution on offense. CBC ended the season with a 28-3 record.

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