Player of the Year
The Scotties junior paced the area with 22.4 points per game while earning GSHL 3A co-MVP honors. An unselfish player, the post developed an arsenal of interior moves to pick apart teams. He guided Kelso to a 22-6 season, a sixth-place state finish and a bi-district crown. It was the Scotties’ first trophy since 1959. He was also named to the 3A State all-tournament second team.
2016-17: Will Burghardt, Mark Morris
2015-16: Will Burghardt, Mark Morris
2014-15: Grant Gibb, Mark Morris
2013-14: Grant McEwen, Toledo
2012-13: Brennan Rakoz, Toledo
2011-12: Brad Tripp, Rainier
2010-11: Karl Oman, Ilwaco
2009-10: Sean Atkins, Mark Morris
2008-09: Brandon Cataldo, Rainier
2007-08: Brandon Hoff, Toutle Lake
2006-07: Matt Argyropoulos, Mark Morris
2005-06: Ryan Hoff, Toutle Lake
2004-05: Josh Wilson, Mark Morris
2003-04: Adam Perry, R.A. Long and Matt Ohrberg, Wahkiakum
2002-03: Mickey Polis, Mark Morris and Adam Perry, R.A. Long
2001-02: Steve Trotter, Mark Morris
2000-01: Reese Baker, Mark Morris
Coach of the Year
Joe Kinch, Kelso
In his 19th season, the Scotties coach got to the state tournament for the first time. He led Kelso to a 22-6 season, a sixth-place state finish and a bi-district crown. It was the Scotties’ first trophy since 1959. The coach was praised by community members and players alike for bringing everyone together for one common goal.
G Nate Hoff
Toutle Lake, sr.
The first-team all-league guard in the Central 2B League averaged 12.69 points per game while leading the Ducks to their first state trophy since 2012. A confident ballhandler, Hoff can shoot, drive or dish and tallied a season-high 26 points in a win over Winlock in December.
G Emmitt Kinch
Often overshadowed in the scoring department, there’s a case to be made for the coach’s kid being the most important weapon in the Kelso offense. Averaging just 10.15 points per game, the senior aided the Scotties with a calm presence at the point and enough of a shooting touch to keep teams honest. He helped Kelso to a bi-district crown and a sixth-place state trophy along with a co-GSHL 3A championship. He was also selected a first-team all-league player.
G Reece Wallace
Another in the long line of Wallace stars in Toledo, Reece finishes his career fifth on the school’s all-time scoring charts. He averaged 15.93 points per game, including a season-high 27 points against eventual state champion Kittitas. The first-team all-league selection also broke the Southwest District Tournament record for 3-pointers for the Indians.
F Garrett Berger
Mark Morris, sr.
One half of the Monarchs’ dynamic duo, Garrett earned first-team all-league selections out of the GSHL 2A before finishing with a 17.3 points per game average. He helped Mark Morris to a third-place state finish, the Monarchs’ best since 2008, a second straight Southwest District crown and an 18th straight league title.
F Tyler Berger
Mark Morris, sr.
The other half of the twin combo, Tyler earned GSHL 2A co-MVP honors and finished with a season average of 17.96 points per game. He led Mark Morris to a third-place state finish, a second straight Southwest District crown and an 18th straight league title. He finished with 17 more points this season than his twin brother.
G Caymon Rea, sr., Rainier
W Riley Noah, jr, Kelso
F Dawson Carr, sr., Rainier
P Junior Arroyo, sr., Toledo
P Palmer Dinehart, sr., Woodland
P Michael Adams, jr., Toutle Lake
G Bryce Cline, so., Winlock
F Jacob Eaton, jr., Naselle
G Antonio Nolan, jr., Naselle
G Ryan Ransom, so., Three Rivers Christian
W Cam Swanson, sr., Toutle Lake