The nominees for the 2018 Spokane Youth Sports Awards were announced earlier this week and state champions were prominently featured in the male, female and team categories.
The high school sports top male athlete nominees are Tanner Christensen (basketball, University), Joseph Heitman (football/track, Mead), Anton Watson (basketball, Gonzaga Prep) and Connor Whitney (football/basketball/baseball, West Valley).
The high school sports top female athlete nominees are Zella Conley (gymnastics/track & field, Mead), Lexie Hull (basketball, Central Valley), Mattea Nelson (softball/basketball/volleyball, Northwest Christian) and Katie Thronson (cross country/track & field, Lewis and Clark).
Coach of the Year candidates are Matty McIntyre (basketball, Gonzaga Prep), Freddie Rehkow (basketball, Central Valley) and Clark Vining (basketball, Colton).
The 2018 Spokane Youth Sports Awards are June 13 at the historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Red carpet arrivals begin at 5 p.m., with the program beginning at 6.
1B/2B/1A Top Female High School Sports Team
Colton High School Basketball Team
Oakesdale High School Track and Field Team
Oakesdale High School Volleyball Team
1B/2B/1A Top Male High School Sports Team
Almira/Coulee-Hartline High School Football Team
Deer Park High School Wrestling Team
Saint George’s School Soccer Team
2A/3A/4A Top Female High School Sports Team
Central Valley High School Basketball Team
Lewis and Clark High School Cross Country Team
North Central High School Cross Country Tea
2A/3A/4A Top Male High School Sports Team
Gonzaga Preparatory School Basketball Team
Mt. Spokane High School Track and Field Team
Mt. Spokane High School Wrestling Team
Non-High School Sports Top Female Athlete
Alisa (AJ) Crooks, Soccer, SSC Shadow/Spokane Sounders
Lauren Potyk, Nordic Skiing, Spokane Nordic Ski Association
Cassidy Wilson, Competitive Precision Smallbore Rifle and Air Rifle, Spokane Junior Rifle Club
Non-High School Sports Top Male Athlete
Spencer Kimbro, Wheelchair Track/Basketball/Road Racing, ParaSport Spokane
Isaiah Rigo, Wheelchair Track/Basketball/Road Racing, ParaSport Spokane
Akio Yamada, Judo, Pacific Judo Academy
Against All Odds Honorees
Nick Morin, Baseball, Joel E. Ferris High School
Isaiah Whitman, Track and Field, Mead High School
Phillip Croft, Wheelchair Track/Road Racing/Basketball, ParaSport Spokane
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