A Central figure: Future Wildcat lifts west to Earl Barden Classic victory

June 24, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Jordan Todd wasn’t going to miss this for anything. Not even if it meant criss-crossing the state so he wouldn’t miss the biggest priority of the week — his high school graduation. Saturday’s 18th annual Earl Barden All-Star Classic was that important to the running back from Interlake. And a bunch of [...]

Earl Barden All-Star Classic summary, awards

June 23, 2012 by  

18th annual Earl Barden All-Star ClassicJune 23 at East Valley-Yakima HS WEST 34, EAST 28, OTWest offensive MVP: Jordan Todd, Interlake.East offensive MVP: Zach Bartlow, Waitsburg-Prescott.West defensive MVP: Anthony Gold, Renton.East defensive MVP: Cole Schwartz, Chelan.West Most Inspirational: Christian Melton, Lakewood.East Most Inspirational: Alex Hachman, West Valley-Spo. East    7    0    3    18    0    —    28West   [...]

A big chance for Cle Elum’s Newman

June 22, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — An all-star football game isn’t the place for a running back to expect a lot of touches. Michael Newman doesn’t mind because he’s used to it. And one thing the Cle Elum standout knows how to do is make the most of his opportunities. There probably haven’t been many SCAC West offensive [...]

Selah’s Roberts brings traction to the trenches

June 22, 2012 by  

Selah lineman steers talent into Barden Classic || YAKIMA, Wash. — We’ve got the genuine good ’ol country boys. While the big-school all-star football game in Everett next week has plenty of stout, powerful linemen, many of whom are headed off to major colleges, they are nonetheless city boys by definition. Saturday’s Earl Barden Classic [...]

2012 Barden Classic rosters

June 22, 2012 by  

WEST No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Team 2 Levi Wigg 5-10 175 RB-DB Mt. Baker 4 Jake Archer 6-1 195 WR-DB Cascade Christian 5 Oliver Dougherty 6-0 180 QB-DB Bellingham 5 Tucker Stanley 6-0 200 RB-DB Napavine 5 Evan Truax 5-10 160 RB-DB Montesano 7 Tyler Clark 5-11 185 RB-LB Concrete 7 Joshua Shreffler 6-2 [...]

Barden Classic turns 18 this week

June 21, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Now that the Earl Barden All-Star Classic has reached the age of its current participants, it’s safe to say the all-state football game has found a solid home. And that, according to coordinator Bill Alexander, is because this event and the city fit like a glove. “The support we get from the [...]

Kaluzny earns CBBN scholarship

June 20, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Heading off to Arizona State University this fall, Davis’ Kaitlin Kaluzny earned a nice reward to help with the journey. The Pirates’ cross country and track and field standout has been awarded the Columbia Basin Big Nine’s Jill Kuntz Memorial Scholarship as the league’s top female scholar athlete. Earlier this month Kaluzny [...]

Earl Barden All-Star rosters, updated 6/20

June 19, 2012 by  

Earl Barden All-Star ClassicSaturday, at East Valley HS, 1 p.m.UPDATED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 WEST ROSTER2    Levi Wigg, Mt. Baker, RB-DB4    Jake Archer, Cascade Christian, WR-DB5    Oliver Dougherty, Bellingham, QB-DB5    Tucker Stanley, Napavine, RB-DB5    Evan Truax, Montesano, RB-DB7    Tyler Clark, Concrete, RB-LB7    Joshua Shreffler, Cascade Christian, TE-LB10    Gabe Gutierrez, Foster, WR-DB11    Trevon Myhre, Nooksack Valley, QB-DB12   [...]

Cadets’ Cassel headed to SMU

May 26, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Eisenhower quarterback Kolney Cassel is hoping football can take him far. As of Thursday, it will take him a little more than 2,000 miles in the summer of 2013. The senior-to-be orally committed to play college football at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for head coach and quarterback guru June Jones. He [...]

Local report: Ditter named Selah grid coach

March 30, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — After two seasons as defensive coordinator, Scott Ditter is taking the reins of the Selah High football team. Ditter takes over for Jeff Jamieson, who stepped down after 12 seasons as the Vikings head coach to spend more time with his family. Prior to guiding Selah’s defense, Ditter was head coach at [...]

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