The Pacific Sports Spa and Thorebeckes Fitness Center 2A/1A All-Stars

(Yakima, WA) The Yakima Sundome was home to 4 spectacular basketball tournaments this past week and it’s our turn to honor those whose achievements shined. These honors are a compilation of input from the ESN announcers that called a 59 of the 60 games held in the Sundome from Wednesday to Saturday. (The only game we did not do was the Lynden Christian-Medical Lake girls game. This was not on purpose our video capture device that literally streams the video burned out. We did not know this could happen and did not have an extra one in time to get that game on the air. We so apologize and now we know to have a back-up video streamer.) 

Let’s get to the Pacific Sports Spa and Thorebeckes honors and remember this is a celebration of those who stood out to us and not meant to downplay anyone we do not mention. This is strictly based on the 4-days in the Sundome only and what our general consensus was to come to these decisions. So let’s get to the honors!


First some of our extra awards!

Best Cheer Staff, Lynden Lions

Honorable Mentions: Lynden-Christian, Renton


Top Band: Zillah

Honorable Mention: WF West

Top Fan Base: Lynden-Christian

Honorable Mention: Cashmere 1A Girls

Championship Game INCREDIBLE!!!

 Most Inspirational Team: Wapato Girls

Best Storybook story of the Tournament: 3-way tie

*The Northwest School House 2nd ever appearance at the State Tournament only their 3rd ever winning season in more than 20 years and they get into the Semi-Finals and take home the 1A boys 5th place trophy.

*The Renton Indians boys team made it back to the State Tournament for the 1st time since 1962 and finished in the top 8 getting knocked out on Friday.

*The WF West Bearcats boys team took 2nd after dropping to Lynden in the State Championship game 57-53. Just last week the Bearcats lost to the Lions in the Regional round 73-46 and played 2 loser out games prior to knocking off last year’s runner-up Selah and then last year’s State Champion Foss before falling short in the Title game. Oh, 1 last thing, the WF West Bearcats were 0-21 just 3 seasons ago.

Now on to the All-Tournament Teams!

2A Boys MVP

Christian Zamora, Lynden


2A Boys Coach

Chris White, WF West

1st Team

Clayton Whitman, Lynden

Brandon White, WF West

Jordan Thomas, WF West

Demetrious Crosby, Foss

Elijah Pepper, Selah

2nd Team

Jacob Hjort, Columbia River

Tyler Berger, Mark Morris

Garrett Berger, Mark Morris

Jake Elfstrom, Liberty (Issaquah)

Noah Pepper, Selah







2A Girls Co-MVP’s

Kiara Steen & Julia Johnson, WF West

2A Girls Coach

Robi Raab, East Valley (Yakima)


1st Team (Only 4 since MVPs tied)

Emily Rodabaugh, Archbishop Murphy

Kallie Willett, East Valley (Yakima)

Lindsey Nurmi, Black Hills

Genesis Wilkinson, East Valley (Spokane)



2nd Team

Erika Brumfield, WF West

Julia Lucas, Archbishop Murphy

Ashelynn Sylve, East Valley (Yakima)

Maisy Williams, Black Hills

Keylie Hershey, Lynden






1A Girls MVP

Hailey Van Lith, Cashmere

1A Girls Coach

Brady Bomber, Lynden Christian


1st Team

Sam VanLoo, Lynden Christian

Isabela Hernandez, Lynden Christian

Hallie Jensen, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls)

Katrina Gimmaka, Nooksack Valley

Samantha Bowman, Zillah

2nd Team

Jayda Noble, Medical Lake

Kamryn Fiscus, La Salle

Callie Delp, Zillah

Sienna Swannack, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls)

Natalie Newman, La Salle







1A Boys MVP

Colson Bajema, Lynden Christian

1A Boys Coach

Sam Fein, The Northwest School

1st Team

Antonio Salinas, Zilla

Isaac Ellis, Royal

Eyon Zevenbergen, King’s

Quin Hopkins, Freeman

Isaiah Jeannot, The Northwest School

2nd Team

Michael Coumont, Freeman

Andrew DeVries, Lynden Christian

Khalfani Cason, King’s Way Christian

Corbin Christensen, Royal

Azure Holloway-Figueroa, The Northwest School



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