Archive - Sports Article
June 15th, 2012
Deer Park assistant football coach Zac Farnam has left the program to take the head varsity job at Newport High School.
Farnam, a 2002 DPHS graduate, had been part of Stag head coach Keith Stampsâ€™ staff for the past six years.
He takes over a Grizzly program that went 7-3 last season.
Farnamâ€™s departure will also leave holes in the Stagsâ€™ boys basketball and baseball teams, as he served as an assistant coach with both programs.
Hunters who submitted applications for 2012 special-hunt permits can check the results of this yearâ€™s drawing on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) website.
The results of the random, computerized drawing were verified June 8 and are available at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wa/specialhuntlookup. Holders of the special permits can hunt at times and locations beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.
Riverside High School seniors Derrick Bender and Kati McKinney were named the winners of the Fred Safford Award, honoring tschool yearâ€™s top athletes.
Bender earned All-Northeast A League honors on the football field last fall and won the state 210-pound Class A wrestling championship in February.
McKinney, who earned All-NEA softball honors this spring, was also a member of the Lady Ramsâ€™ volleyball team.
Three-sport Deer Park High School sports standouts Zach Mohr and Kimmie Brazington were named the winners of the Max Sanchez Award as the top athletes for the 2011-12 school year.
Mohr, who earned All-Great Northern League honors in football last fall. He was also a member of the basketball (he was an All-GNL player as a junior) and baseball teams, where he threw the first no-hitter at the school in more than a decade.
The Deer Park High School athletic program, bolstered by a state wrestling championship and a third place finish in the boys state cross country meet, placed 28th for Class 2A schools in the annual Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Scholastic Cup competition.
The Stags earned 305 points during the school year.
Archbishop Murphy was the runaway winner in the Class 2A ranks with 1,605 points.
For the second straight year, the Deer Park golf program failed to advance a player into the second round of the state Class 2A championships.
Selena Lewis, in her third state championship, shot a 105 (53rd place) in the opening round on Tuesday at the Lake Spanaway Golf Course. Fellow Lady Stag Allison Rummer, in her first state appearance, shot a 110 (65th place).
The top 40 golfers from the first round advance to the championship round in the girls and boys tournaments.
Alena Groenhout of Interlake was the opening round leader with a 75.
Riverside High School officials have announced the hiring of Tom Griggs as the schoolâ€™s new head football coach.
Griggs comes to Riverside from Rochester High School where he served as head coach for the past season.
A prep athlete at Montesano High School, Griggs, an offensive lineman, earned all-state honors. After two successful years of football at Washington State University, where the Cougars played in the (Sun and Rose bowls), a back injury ended his college career.
The Deer Park boys and girls basketball teams will have a new look next season following the resignation of head boys basketball coach Ken Ryan and the girls head coach Kevin Oglesbee.
Ryan, who coached the Stags for six seasons, compiled a 50-90 overall record (27-51 in conference play).
He was named the Great Northern Leagueâ€™s coach of the year for the 2009-10 season after he led Deer Park to the state Class 2A tournament. Deer Parkâ€™s 64-58 win over Wapato was the Stagsâ€™ first state tournament win in 55 years.
The Deer Park boys track team used a pair of record-setting performances to pace the Stags to their first conference track championship ever on Wednesday.
Deer Park won this yearâ€™s Great Northern League championship with an easy 91-54 win over Cheney.
Senior Dayde Collins won the 800 meters with a 1-minute, 58.7-second performance. His effort bested the school record of 1:59.6 set by Richard Chaffin in 1988.
Medical Lake pitcher Kelby Wegner managed to wiggle out of trouble in the first couple of innings until her teammatesâ€™ bats came alive.
The Cardinals scored nine runs in the final four innings to defeat Deer Park 13-7 in Great Northern League softball action on Tuesday.
The Lady Stags pushed runners to third base in the first two innings only to come up empty on the scoreboard. Deer Park finally scored twice when Medical Lake catcher Faith Keister could not handle a two-out third strike pitch from Wegner.