All-League Soccer Team 2017


Meraz Rodriguez, Uribe and Valle are joined on the first team by sophomore midfielder Edwin Aquino and senior defender Sergio Avalos, giving the Bulldogs the most spots on the top squad.

Kennewick, which went 13-6 under first-year coach Matt Kessie, has four players on the first team, all juniors: goalkeeper Xander Flannery, forward Eddie Castillo, midfielder Emir Velic and defender Jason Cortes.

Wahluke made it to state for the first time since 2011, and lost to Overlake 1-0 in the title game. Senior forward Emmanuel Hidalgo, who scored 24 goals and had five assists, made the first team, with junior midfielder Tony Espindola (five goals and six assists in 14 games) making the second team and senior goalkeeper Ulysses Gonzalez (seven shutouts, 80 saves in 18 games) getting an honorable mention nod.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jesus Meraz Rodriguez, sr., F, Pasco

COACH OF THE YEAR: Matt Potter, Pasco

FIRST TEAM: GK—Xander Flannery, jr., Kennewick. F—Jesus Meraz Rodriguez, sr., Pasco; Isaiah Arechiga, sr., Kamiakin; Emmanuel Hidalgo, sr., Wahluke; Eddie Castillo, jr., Kennewick. M—David Uribe, sr., Pasco; Edwin Aquino, so., Pasco; Michael Rojas, jr., Royal; Joel Valle, sr., Pasco; Emir Velic, jr., Kennewick. D—Sergio Avalos, sr., Pasco; Jason Cortes, jr., Kennewick; Andrew Scrimsher, sr., Kamiakin.

SECOND TEAM: GK—Jake Vooderpoorte, jr., Richland. F—Juan Cruz, jr., Kennewick; Moamel Abddali, sr., Hanford; Allen Escalante, jr., College Place. M—David Ramirez, sr., Southridge; Kevin Meraz Rodriguez, jr., Pasco; Jeremeiah Nguyen, jr., Hanford; Kaleb Rainsberry, sr., Kamiakin; Edgar Rodriguez, sr., Kennewick; Tony Espindola, jr., Wahluke. D—Fernando Ortiz, jr., Walla Walla; Alex Hernandez, sr., Southridge; Ivan Ceja, jr., Pasco; Abel Dominguez, sr., Royal; Luis Ramos, sr., Connell.

HONORABLE MENTION: GK—Ulysses Gonzalez, sr., Wahluke; Cole Varker, so., Southridge; Jorge Munguia, so., Kamiakin; CJ Quintero, jr., Royal. F—Ross Keiffer, so., Hanford; Jason Pietrok, jr., Richland; Luis Perez, sr., Walla Walla; Luis Ortega, sr., Richland; Alex Contreras, sr., Royal. M—Drew Fulton, so., Richland; Nito Lucatero, sr., Chiawana; Uriel Mendoza, sr., Prosser; Alex Benitez, jr., Grandview; Adrian Mendiola, sr., Connell. D—Jairo Villasenor, jr., Kennewick; Reilly Cannon, sr., Hanford; Jared Hancock, so., Richland; Tristan Schultz, jr., Pasco; Spencer Fall, sr., Kamiakin; Jaime Laurel, sr., Grandview; Alonso Perez, sr., Wahluke.

Brandy Sonderland takes the reins of Kennewick volleyball program

Brandy Sonderland has decided it’s time to come home.

The 2006 graduate of River View High School, who spent the past 11 years as a volleyball player and assistant coach at Community Colleges of Spokane, recently was hired as the head volleyball coach at Kennewick High School.

“I am a lone wolf in Spokane,” Sonderland said. “Growing up, we were family centered. We are a family of teachers and coaches. Coaching is teaching, and teaching is coaching, and I love volleyball. I like having an impact on my students and players and seeing young athletes grow in the time you have them.”

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Boys Soccer - MCC stays tight as Kennewick tops Kamiakin

KENNEWICK 4, KAMIAKIN 1: Eddie Castillo had a had trick to lead the Lions to a victory over the Braves at Lampson Field.

Kennewick led 1-0 at the half off Castillo’s first goal. Castillo would score twice more in the second half, with Jairo Villasenor adding a goal for a 4-0 lead 68 minutes into the game.

Kaden Shymanski scored Kamiakin’s lone goal off a free kick in the 76th minute.

Scoring: Kaden Shymanski (Kam) G; Eddie Castillo (Ken) 3G; Jairo Villasenor (Ken) G; Juan Cruz (Ken) 2A; Jason Castro (Ken) A. Shots: Kam 13, Ken 8. Saves: Kam, Cameron Edwards 4; Ken, Xander Flannery 8.

2017 Booster Club Scholarship Info!

Kennewick High School Athletic Booster Club Scholarship Rules and Regulations

Graduating Class of 2017

1. The Athletic Booster Club scholarship will be awarded to one female and one male athlete each academic year as determined by the club rules.
2. Any graduating senior student athlete who is an active member of the Kennewick High School student body is eligible to apply during his/her senior year.

Application Process
1. Student athletes may apply by completing an application form available from the Activities Office/Activities Director or can be downloaded from the Kennewick High Athletic Booster Club website @
2. Applications are due back to the Activities Offices/Booster Club mailbox by May 26, 2017.
3. The application is to be completed by the student athlete.
4. The scholarships are not contingent upon any other scholarship and can be in addition to other scholarships obtained by the student.

Selection Process

The scholarship dollar value for each female and male athlete is $500.