Earlier this month, fall state championships began around the state. Vancouver Public Schools athletes represented their schools in the following sports:

3A cross-country

The state meet was held Nov. 8, 2014, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. The Columbia River High School’s girls’ cross-country squad placed 16th in team competition. Ellie Furth finished the 5-kilometer course in 20:21, good enough for 69th place. Madison Hamilton ran it in 21:02, finishing in 102nd place. Emily Schauble cruised to 112th place with a time of 21:17. Not far behind her were Sarah Furth and Hannah Erdy, 115th and 116th with times of 21:19 and 21:20, respectively. Rounding out the runners were Grayson Burke, with a time of 21:46 for 127th place, and Anastacia Kakorin, with a time of 21:55 for 130th place.

In the 3A boys’ team competition, Columbia River nabbed 13th place. Leading the team was Austin Blankenship, racing to 16th place with a time of 15:51. Next was Daniel Nehnevaj, 68th with a time of 16:53. In 17:04, Keegan Hanes finished in 89th place. Candler Bolte followed in 17:21, good enough for 115th place. Ryan Boe finished in 17:32 and 127th place. And Carson Schaller and Ruben Blancas completed the course in 18:11 (142nd place) and 18:31 (143rd place), respectively.

Columbia River’s cross-country coaches are David Cummings and Jamie Keiser.

4A cross-country

The 4A state meet also was held at Sun Willows on Nov. 8. Skyview High School’s boys’ cross-country team sprinted to a fourth-place team finish. First across the line for the Storm was Chanse Gilbert, seventh overall with a time of 15:35.19. Mason Scheidel was next, placing 23rd with a time of 16:00. Kaden Harbertson crossed the finish line at 16:09, claiming 34th overall. He was followed by Zeke Oien, who ran the course in 16:14 for 40th place. Ethan Bauer dashed to a 95th-place finish in 16:54. Rounding out the Storm squad were Marshall Johnson, 17:28 and 131st place, and Justin Knowles, 17:54 and 142nd place. Their coach is Chris Erdman.

2A girls’ swimming and diving

With a time of 1:07 in the 100-yard backstroke, Hudson’s Bay High School Leigh Meyer-Beyer finished in 15th place. Hudson’s Bay finished 33rd in team competition at the state meet, held Nov. 14-15 at the King County Aquatics Center. Hudson’s Bay’s head coach is Cassi Grier.

3A girls’ swimming and diving

The King County Aquatics Center also was the site of the 3A girls’ state swimming and diving championships Nov. 14-15, 2014. The Columbia River High School swimmers placed 18th in the team competition.

Kara Noftsker, Charley Anderson, Athena Duus and Makena Wilcox placed 11th in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:46.02. Noftsker also placed 10th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.46 and 11th in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:21.84. Wilcox finished the 50-yard freestyle in 25.42 for ninth place and the 100-yard freestyle in 56.61 for 15th place. Carol Sandison is Columbia River’s girls’ swimming head coach.

3A volleyball

Columbia River took third place in the 3A volleyball state championships, Nov. 14-15 in Lacey, Washington. The River team defeated Holy Names Academy 3-1 and Kamlakin 3-2 before being bested by eventual state champ Auburn Riverside 3-0. River then went on to defeat Lakeside (Seattle) 3-1. Team members include Andrea Demlow, Allison Frank, Lily Freshwater-Smith, Audrey Hawthorne, Page Heller, Lindsay Marshall,  Veronica Munson, Ala Olson, Brooke Williams, Abby Wilmington, Esti Wilson and Evi Wilson. Coaches are Kaitlin Johnson, Nicole Stohr and Justine Varsek.

3A girls’ soccer

Columbia River defeated Bishop Blanchet 3-2 at Kiggins Bowl Nov. 12 and Holy Names Academy 5-0 at Kiggins Bowl Nov. 15 before facing Southridge in the semifinal at Sparks Stadium, Nov. 21.While Southridge edged out River in a 2-1 victory, River rushed back to claim a 3-1 victory over Bellevue the next day and clinch third place.

The Columbia River girls’ soccer team includes Lilli Delgadillo, Julia Drury, Taylor Hallquist, Taylor Wood, Erin Scott, Jessica Ekeya, Kelsea Ostlund, Sophia Keenan, Sarah Kleier, Jessica Allen, Sarah Cash, Mari Chopp, Megan Bloom, Marion Lilly, Katie Anthony, Shyla Edwards, Cailin Dahlin, Ellie Walker, Alexis Dettling, Sophie Landers, Hannah Larson and Nicolle Ohama.

Their coaches are Filomon Afenegus, Kristina White and Ryan Callahan.

4A girls’ soccer

On Nov. 12, Skyview appeared in the first round of the state tournament, facing off against Olympia at Kiggins Bowl. Final score: Olympia 3, Skyview 2.

The Skyview varsity roster includes Michaela Sanchez, Katie Isaac, Sydney Miles, Tiana Klutz, Kendyl Soom, Kalei Romano, Sarah Ferguson, Hope Taylor, Riley Gray, Taylor Kernion, Grace Eversaul, Sydnee Smith, Kelsee Hillard, Sydney Weber, Krystal Kaufman, Mackenzie Johnson, Timree Martinez, Rebecca Harris, Molly Beaman, Laurel Mickel, Emma Lennon and Rilee Helsel. Darin DeGrande is the head coach.

3A football

Columbia River trounced Roosevelt 36-26 in their first game of the state tournament, Nov. 15 at Kiggins Bowl. The team then lost to Marysville-Pilchuck in a quarterfinal playoff game Nov. 22 at Kiggins Bowl.

The varsity roster includes Holden Fielding, Ray Clark, Garrett McKee, Jacob Bystry, Jack Skantel, Ian Crouse, Gabe Evenson, Rory Menegat, James Lulay, Blake Duhamel, Alexander Sluyter, Dalton Garrett, Colby Russell, Logan Cleary, Daxton Reid, Matt Ruffalo, Noholoa Lidstone, Kedrick Coats, Casey Zack , Paul Meister, Casey Snuffin, Nic Briggs, Isaiah James, Dakota Mason, Russell Rose, Jeremy Clymer, Vincent Daniels, Izaiah Oliver, Ethan Adams , Hunter Pearson, Nathan Pyles , Nathan Hawthorne, Travon Santiago, Carson Bassett, Chris Bingel, Sean Marble, Douglas Marshall, Shawn Craig, Codie Schoene, Nahiku Lidstone, Ryder Waite, Demetrius Coleman, Andrew McGaffey, Keith Stricker, Tavis Muller, David Anischenko, Shawn Sadler, Joel Krader, Dominique Gomez, Derek Schreiner, Jarrod Ramirez, Austin Waddle, Griffin Thomas, Matthew Martinez, Hunter Graham, Jacob Reitmeier, Nathan Hockhalter, Andrew Mills , Colton MacVicar, Wesley Crawford, Nick McRaney, Dalon May, Matthew Bowman, Isaac Ennis, Conrad Littlefield, Nick Carr, Mason Schell, Jacob Gwinn, Carson Grant, Spencer Hynning, Ian Lund, Royce Cone, Zachary Hernandez, Max Dobrodomov, Andrew Loisel, Walter Romero, Peter Perinati, Jacob Ringold, Greyson Hauskins, Alec Gonzalez and Micah Huff.

John O’Rourke is head coach. Assistant coaches include Darryll Antisdel, James Dickey, Ken Wiggins, Kevin O’Rourke, Jim Phillips, AJ Brown, Scott Evenson, Jason Linn, Cory Gildey and Kyle Bounds.

4A football

Skyview High School appeared in the first round of the state tournament and faced Wenatchee at the Apple Bowl on Nov. 14. The final score was Wenatchee 41, Skyview 27.

The Storm football team includes Andrue Jordan, Nate Rider, Bryson Enge, Alek Elliott, Laycen Brown, Josh Emmy, Olive Emmy, Zac Shomler, Brad Decker, Taylor Johnson, Cameron Sissel, Brenden Herman, Trevor Burns, Travis Yajko, Brody Barnum, Chad Barnwell, KC Bielic, Jefferson Kiyasu, Thomas Fletcher, Nathan Samander, Jeremiah Wright, Kaleb Fletcher-Haggard, Braden Hadfield, Hayden Froeber, Elliot Skillet, Ryan McAbel, Poyer Faumuina, Johnny Carter, Zayne Shomler, Brandon Ansbergs, Aaron Wise, Zack Pelster-Mitchell, Nick Skaar, Devon Whitley, Ian Hanseler, Derek Nelson, Trenton Oh, Blake Ingram, Kyle Oman, Tyler Fincher, Matt Snelson, Joe Beck, Josh Seynaeve, Dion Brower, Conor McHale, Nolan Kiem, Jude Denton, Beyden Heppler, Nate Bower, Charles Thao, Mike Haines, Marquis Mitchell, Daerius Waters, Nick Bateman, Jordan Griffith, Kordell Vasbinder, Owen Maruca, Blake Kitamura, Zach Phillips, Jayson Schlotz, Brennan Messman, Kevin Kruse, Koby Kimball, Joe Garrison, Glenn Whearty, Jacob Baum, Ryan Hull, Devon Johnston, Dylan Bader, Jimmy Rowe, Damante Moore, Buka Iheanacho, Sam Lapore, Michael Garrison, Benjamin Couch, Jake Conger, Ryan Matyniak, Joey Creamer, Andrew Hatch, Austin Vargo, Marcus Lord, Parker Baker, Skyler Martin, Katie Wallace, Kent Park, Matt Frohlich, Pavel Tarkovskiy, Chase Creedon, Roberto Espinoza, Cole Davies, Philip Singh, Jose Gomez, Myron Williams and Marcaus Cruz. Steve Kizer is the Skyview varsity football head coach. Matt Hamlin is the offensive coordinator; Julian Williams is the defensive coordinator. The assistant coaching staff includes Bob Benson, Eric Rice, Jeremy Tortora, Scott Rice, John Yajko, Karl Graves, Brian Hansen, John Skoog, Tom Fletcher, Doug Miller and Brad Packer. Jeff Kraayeveld is the athletic trainer, and Matt Canter is the manager.

Congratulations to all the student-athletes who competed in state championships and their coaches!