Sherwood seniors step up in 2018-19 school year
SHERWOOD — Sherwood High School's first year as a member of the Pacific Conference turned out to be a big one — really big.
The 2018-19 campaign was one full of success for teams and athletes at Sherwood.
The Sherwood boys track and field team helped lead the way for the Bowmen squads, taking second place in the team standings at the Class 6A state championships. The Sherwood boys also claimed the conference championship.
The Sherwood boys basketball team claimed the Pacific Conference title, and came within one win from earning a berth in the Class 6A state tournament. The Bowmen boys cross country team won the Pacific Conference crown and then ran to sixth place at the Class 6A state meet. The Sherwood girls cross country team also qualified for the state event.
The Sherwood girls soccer team reached the quarterfinal round of the Class 6A state playoffs. The Bowmen wrestling squad finished in eighth place in the team standings at the Class 6A state tournament. Both Sherwood golf teams won Pacific Conference championships, and competed at the Class 6A state tournament.
The Bowmen boys soccer, girls basketball, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse teams all qualified for postseason play.
And, as usual, the Sherwood seniors played a big part in all of the Bowmen success during the 2018-2019 school year.
Here's a brief look at some of the seniors in no particular order, in addition to Times Athlete of the Year Braden Thorn, who stepped up big for the Bowmen the past school year.
Gaven Jolley claimed a state championship, in the 126-pound weight class, at the Class 6A state wrestling tournament. It was Jolley's third state title during his four years at Sherwood.
Alex Verkamp shined for the Sherwood girls soccer and basketball teams. She also was a strong middle-distance runner for the Lady Bowmen girls track and field squad.
Ian Stormont provided power for the Sherwood football, wrestling and boys lacrosse teams.
Emily McDonald won a Pacific Conference girls singles district tennis tournament championship.
Sage Dunaway, a pitcher/outfielder, was named the Pacific Conference baseball Player of the Year.
Aubrie Emmons was a Pacific Conference girls basketball first team selection.
Madi Pastores earned first-team All-Pacific Conference accolades during soccer season.
Henry Giles helped the Bowmen boys cross country team win the Pacific Conference title. He also was a strong distance runner for the track and field squad.
Anthony Garrett was a four-year starter at shortstop for the Sherwood baseball team, earning first-team all-conference honors this past spring.
Michael Klapp was a key receiver/defensive back for the Bowmen football squad. He also earned a berth to the Class 6A state track meet in the spring, in addition to also playing for the lacrosse team.
Noah Beeks was a first-team all-conference pick at cornerback during football season. He played in the infield for the Sherwood baseball squad.
Charlie Bulfinch was a key player for the Bowmen boys basketball and lacrosse teams.
Colin Anderson was named the Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Year during football season.
Carter Atkins was tabbed the Pacific Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year during football season. He also was named the Lineman of the Game for the winning South team at the Les Schwab Bowl.
Tyler Hix was a standout for the Bowmen boys basketball and baseball teams.
Kaden Rhinehart played a running back for the football team and also earned a berth in the Class 6A state wrestling tournament.
Conor Orlik, a goalkeeper for the Bowmen soccer team, was a first team All-Pacific Conference selection.
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