Noah Gilchrist, so., R.A. Long golf
He fell short of state his freshman year but Gilchrist has carded a couple good rounds early this season, and should have a great shot to keep playing this spring.
Colton Jorgenson, sr., Kelso cross country
Jorgenson qualified for state last year, finishing 122nd in Pasco. He returns as the Scotties’ top runner again.
Nicholas Marty, so., Toledo cross country
A state qualifier his freshman season, Marty finished 37th among Class B runners in Pasco. He’s set for an impressive career at this rate.
Nicholas Sarysz, sr., R.A. Long cross country
Another Nicholas makes the list, this one a two-time state qualifier who earned a spot on the podium after a 16th-place state finish last season.
Gabe Slind, jr., and Ben Haukaas, so., Mark Morris tennis
The duo finished fourth place in Class 2A last year and return as a dynamic doubles team. They’ve been playing together since they were youngsters, and should be awfully hard to stop.
Alyssa Davis, so., Mark Morris swimming
A part of last year’s state relay team, Davis has set some quick marks early this season as she’s one of the Monarchs’ best chances at individual state qualifiers.
Savannah Fesler, jr., R.A. Long slowpitch
Also a strong player on the fastpitch team, Fesler has torn it up early this fall on the slowpitch field. She can absolutely tear the cover off the ball.
Meleah Kandoll, sr., Toutle Lake cross country
An incredibly decorated runner, Kandoll is a two-time state qualifier and fell just short of the podium last year. Expect her to improve on that in her senior season.
Kahler Kirk, sr., Kelso cross country
Another two-time state qualifier, Kirk finished 75th in Class 3A at the state meet in Pasco last season. She’ll enter the season as the Lassies’ top runner.
Gina Limon, jr., Clatskanie cross country
A first-time cross-country runner, Limon excelled in distance races in track and field last spring. She’s already earned three top-five finishes early this year. Definitely an athlete to keep an eye on.