Cruiser winter athletes receive All-League honors

The Eatonville Cruisers were well-represented at the end of the winter sports season, receiving multiple 1A Evergreen Conference All-League Awards.

• The boys basketball team had four players named to the all-league team, all of whom helped the Cruisers claim their second straight league title and advance to the district playoffs.

Senior guard Shay Brannon was named a first team All-League selection; senior guard Walker Bruun was also named to the first team; senior post player Kyle Cox received second-team honors; and junior guard Griffin Clevenger picked up a second-team selection, as well.

• Four members of the EHS girls basketball team, which finished in third place in the Evergreen Conference and qualified for the district playoffs, received all-league honors.

Sophomore guard Bailey Andersen was a first-team selection; senior Brooke Blocker was named to the first team, as well; junior post Sara Smith and sophomore post Lillian Bickford both picked up honorable mention nods for their play down low.

• The EHS wrestlers earned the most All-League slots, with six selections.

How wrestlers fare at the league tournament, also called sub-regionals, determines the All-League team. The top three finishers in each weight class at the tournament pick up the honors, with a first-place finish garnering a first team All-League selection, a second-place finisher named to the second team, and third-place finisher receiving an honorable mention.  

Ashlynn Kistenmacher received first-team honors. She not only captured the league title in the 120-pound division, but she claimed the regional title, as well, then a fourth-place finish at state.

Kasey Whitney was a first-team selection for the boys after capturing the league title in the 138-pound weight class. Whitney went on to record a sixth-place finish at state.

Carsen Pero was named to the second team after his second-place finish at the league tournament. Pero went on to finish in fourth place at state in the 285-pound division.

Riley McFadden picked up a second-team selection in the130-pound weight class and was an alternate at the state tournament.

Jacob Ostendorf, 160-pound division, and Logan Shipman, 170 pounds, received honorable mentions.


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