• May 11, 2012

    Paul & Bryan Weekly GSHL Football Podcast – 2012 Schedule Preview


    Paul Valencia of 360preps.com and Bryan Levesque of GSHLFootball.com talk Greater St. Helens League Football on their weekly podcast

    Paul Valencia of 360preps.com and Bryan Levesque of GSHLFootball.com talk Greater St. Helens League Football on their weekly podcast

    The Columbian’s 360Preps reporter Paul Valencia and GSHLFootball.com founder Bryan Levesque will be doing a weekly podcast on the Greater St. Helens League.

    2012 Schedule Preview

    May 11, 2012

    In this weeks podcast:

    Paul and Bryan talk about the 2012 Greater St. Helens high school football schedules. They look week-by-week at all the key games such as Skyview at Central Catholic week 1, Union at Jesuit week 2, Lakes at Skyview week 3, Camas at Lakes week 4, Skyview at Camas week 5, Camas at Union week 7 and Union at Skyview week 9. They also touch on other key games such as Columbia River at Mountain View week 9, Prairie at Columbia River week 7 and who the whole 2A is again up for grabs once again. They talk about this and much more in this 28 minute podcast!

    Listen to the full podcast Part 1 of 2 (12:17)

    Listen to the full podcast Part 2 of 2 (15:23)


  • April 18, 2012

    Woodland WR Nick Fuller And Mark Morris RB Nikko Asbell To Play In 2012 Earl Barden All-Star Football Classic This Summer


    This summer in Yakima 2 local players will be participating in the 18th annual Earl Barden All-Star Football Classic.

    The Earl Barden All-Star Football Classic features seniors from the 2A, 1A, 2B and 1B classifications and will be held on Saturday June 23rd at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima with a 1pm kickoff.

    Beavers WR/TE Nick Fuller will make the trip east and represent Woodland. Fuller, a 6’4″ 210 WR who also plays TE was a 2A GSHL All-League First Team WR as both a Senior and a Junior as well as a 2A GSHL All-League Second Team WR as a Sophomore. Fuller was also a three-time selection to the Daily News All-Area Team and was selected to the Second Team GSHLFootball.com All Level All-Star Team in 2010 as a Junior.

    Woodland WR Nick Fuller (No. 82) catches 11 yard TD pass in 2nd OT to beat Washougal 35-28 at Fishback Stadium - Photo by Steve Piper

    Woodland WR Nick Fuller (No. 82) catches 11 yard TD pass in 2nd OT to beat Washougal 35-28 at Fishback Stadium - Photo by Steve Piper

    “It’s a great honor for Nick and the Woodland Football Program,” said Woodland head football coach Mark Greenleaf.

    Greenleaf was not surprised that Fuller was invited to play in the all-state game, crediting both Nick’s natural size and his hard work.

    “I always felt it was a possibility for him to play in the all-state game due to the potential he possessed since his freshman year,” Greenleaf added.

    Statistically, Fuller did not have the numbers as a Senior that he had as a Junior, but that does not mean he did not have as good of a season.

    In 2011 Fuller hauled in just 18 receptions for 350 yards, but 7 of those were for touchdowns. Those numbers were down quite a bit from 2010 when he caught 40 passes for 605 yards and 10 touchdowns. Greenleaf is quick to point out the teams win-loss records those years (0-9 in 2010 and 5-5 in 2011) and notes Fullers progression from his Freshman season through his Senior year.

    “He was one of our go-to guys when we needed yards or touchdown this season, which equated to wins,” said Greenleaf. “At the start of his career he brought size and speed, then as he grew, he became a bigger target and a mismatch for most defensive backs. He was able to make clutch catches in some big games, like this past season as in example the Mark Morris and Washougal games.”

    Fuller has left a stamp on the Beavers program that will be felt for years to come.

    “I believe Nick came in at the right time of us changing our offense and made a difference in our overall approach to get vertical with our passing game,” said Greenleaf. “He has made some outstanding clutch catches that turned outcomes of games into the win column. He has played a big part of our success within the Woodland Football Program.”

    Joining Fuller will be Mark Morris Monarchs RB Nikko Asbell.

    Mark Morris RB Nikko Asbell ran 83 yards on 11 carries and 2 TD in the Monarchs 21-7 win over Kelso - Photo by John Hamlik

    Mark Morris RB Nikko Asbell ran 83 yards on 11 carries and 2 TD in the Monarchs 21-7 win over Kelso - Photo by John Hamlik

    Asbell is a prime example that you don’t have to be huge to be a very good high school football player. At just 5’7 175lb, Asbell was a fixture in the Monarchs backfield the past 2 seasons helping Mark Morris to a 13-9 overall record and a trip to the 2010 2A Semifinals.

    “I think it is a great for Nikko, he has worked very hard and put in a lot of time over the past 4 years,” said Shawn Perkins, Mark Morris head football coach. “He should be rewarded for his success and all the good things he did for our team.”

    As a Junior in 2010, Asbell was one of four Monarchs RB selected to the 2A GSHL All-League First Team, himself selected as a RB. That season he rushed for 599 yards on 62 carries and scored 6 touchdowns. Fellow backfield mate Dan Feeney played in last years Earl Barden All-Star Football Classic.

    This season, Asbell stepped up for the Monarchs and became the featured back, rushing for 609 yards on 101 carries and 7 touchdowns in 4 less games than the year before. He was rewarded for his success by being selected to the 2A GSHL All-League Second Team as a RB in 2011 as well as being selected to the Daily News All-Area Team as a Second Team RB.

    Perkins was grateful for Asbell’s ability to play in a loaded backfield, as well as be the teams leader and work horse.

    “He learned a ton form the older kids and saw what it took to be a team player,” said Perkins speaking of Asbell’s time as an underclassman. “But he also took to heart what meant to be a leader.  He has great physical skills and worked hard to make them even better.”

    At 5’7 you may be asking what are these physical skylls Perkins is talking about.

    “Speed!,” said Perkins. “And a desire to compete!”

    Nikko may be one of the smallest players in Yakima this summer, but Perkins knows he will be a great help to the East squad.

    “He is a great team player and has a desire to win,” added Perkins. “Oh and he flat loves to play the game!”

    NOTE: GSHL players will be playing for the East team this season. Our players had been playing for the West in the past. The 4A/3A All-State game also has players from the GSHL play on the East team due to an unbalanced number of schools in the Seattle Metro area.

    Here are the full rosters for both the East and West squads.

    East

    Head coach, Jeff Bartlow – Waitsburg-Prescott

    # FIRST LAST HGT WGT POS SCHOOL COACH
    2 Matt Hadley 6’1″ 210 RB Connell Wayne Riner
    2 Nathan Roberts 6′ 170 WR Burbank Richard Harris
    5 Nick Wales 6’2″ 200 TE DeSales Pat Graham
    6 Isaac Anderson 5’8″ 170 DB Prosser Benji Sonnichsen
    7 Caleb Garza 5’10″ 195 RB Othello Roger Hoell
    7 Jason Jorgensen 5’11″ 175 RB Deer Park Keith Stamps
    9 Kade Eppich 6’3″ 170 DB Connell Wayne Riner
    10 Ben Bissell 6’2″ 200 QB/DB Cheney Jason Williams
    10 C J Matthews 6’4″ 175 WR Oroville Tam Hutchinson
    11 Zach Bartlow 6’1″ 185 QB Wait/Pres Jeff Bartlow
    11 Nathan Nobbs 5’10″ 170 WR White Swan/RSC Andy Bush
    12 Victor Flores 6′ 155 WR Warden Erik Skone
    12 Jared Sabin 6’1″ 230 DE Wahluke Brycen Bye
    14 Kody Berens 6′ 170 WR Quincy Stephen Wallace
    15 Alex Pond 6’5″ 220 DE Colville Randy Cornwell
    17 Joey Michael 6’3″ 215 WR/RB/DE Cashmere Phil Zukowski
    20 Nikko Asbell 5’7″ 175 RB Mark Morris Shawn Perkins
    21 Justin Berarducci 6’2″ 180 DB Colfax Mike Morgan
    21 Travis Kretschman 6′ 170 DB Cle Elum Tony Kretschman
    23 Javier Guillen 5’10″ 185 LB Manson Scott Ward
    23 Zach Mohr 6’3″ 175 WR Deer Park Keith Stamps
    24 Joseph Walker 6’1″ 190 LB Othello Roger Hoell
    25 Kyle Weiler * 6’1″ 180 LB Cashmere Phil Zukowski
    32 Dylan Ellsworth 5’11″ 195 DB West Valley Spo Craig Whitney
    36 Dylan Green 5’10″ 205 LB Omak Nick Sackman
    37 Michael Newman 5’10″ 180 RB Cle Elum Tony Kretschman
    40 Tyson Brook 6’1″ 240 DT Connell Wayne Riner
    40 Tyson Mollotte 6’2″ 200 DE Othello Roger Hoell
    50 Nolin Bare 5’7″ 160 LB Goldendale Don Strother
    54 Eshom Estes 6’2″ 254 OL Wait/Pres Jeff Bartlow
    54 Justin Hause 6’1″ 215 LB Lakeside Brian Dunn
    57 Brandon Heide 6’1″ 190 C East Valley Spo Adam Fisher
    63 Casey Sorensen 6′ 215 DT Manson Scott Ward
    65 Kroft Sunderland 6’2″ 265 DL Dayton Dean Bickelhaupt
    70 Roy Watlamet 5’10″ 210 OL White Swan Andy Bush
    72 Avery Smetana 6’4″ 272 OL Freeman Jim Wood
    73 Jerry Isenhart 6’1″ 265 OL Chelan Darren Talley
    74 Brent Stromberger 6’3″ 215 OL LRS Greg Whitmore
    75 Caleb Barnes 6’2″ 235 OL Cashmere Phil Zukowski
    75 Cody Roberts 6’2″ 240 OL Selah Jeff Jamieson
    82 Nick Fuller 6’4″ 210 TE Woodland Mark Greenleaf

    West

    Head coach:  Robb Myhre, Nooksack

    First Last Height Weight Positons School
    Bubba Lara 5’10” 190 RB/LB Adna
    Sam Shober 6’3” 215 RB/LB Archbishop Murphy
    Oliver Dougherty 6’0″ 180 QB/DB Bellingham
    Andy Agen 6’3” 265 OL/DL Burlington-Edison
    Jake Archer 6’1” 195 WR/DB Cascade Christian
    Joshua Shreffler 6’2″ 195 TE/LB Cascade Christian
    Tyler Clark 5’11” 185 RB/LB Concrete
    Gabe Gutierrez 6’1″ 190 WR/DB Foster
    Alex Afuavi 6’3″ 272 OL/DL Franklin Pierce
    Iopu Ignacio 5’9″ 188 RB/LB Franklin Pierce
    Jordan Todd 5’7” 180 RB/LB Interlake
    Jake Clizbe 5’9” 170 RB/DB Kalama
    Sam Byers 6’5″ 249 OL/DL Kingston
    Christian Melton 5’9” 215 RB/LB Lakewood
    Jequan Hayes 6’2” 245 OL/LB Lindbergh
    Taylor Whitman 6’2″ 260 OL/DL Lynden
    Denver VanderYacht 6’2” 230 OL/DL Meridian
    John Murphy 5’10” 160 RB/LB Meridian
    Bo Russell 5’10” 210 OL/DL Montesano
    Evan Truax 5’10” 160 RB/DB Montesano
    Austin Baker 5’9” 153 RB/DB Montesano
    Alec Postlewait 6’3” 265 OL/DL Mt. Baker
    Levi Wigg 5’10” 175 RB/DB Mt. Baker
    Tucker Stanley 6’0” 185 RB/DB Napavine
    Seth Scrabeck 6’0” 255 OL/DL Naselle
    Robert Eaton 5’11” 195 OL/LB Naselle
    BJ Salmonson 6’4” 270 OL/DL Nooksack Valley
    Trevon Myhre 6’1” 205 QB/DB Nooksack Valley
    Ben Broeker 6’5” 205 QB/DB North Thurston
    Matt Reid 5’9″ 165 WR/DB North Thurston
    Robby Padbury 6’2″ 197 QB/DB Orcas Island
    Keenan Walker 5’11” 205 WR/DB Port Angeles
    Anthony Gold 5’7″ 170 RB/DB Renton
    Tyler Forshaw 5’10″ 165 WR/DB Sequim
    Levi Bale 5’11” 195 QB/LB South Bend
    Jerek Jensen 6’3” 290 OL/DL Squalicum
    Jesse Wallace 6’4″ 210 QB/DE Toledo
    Josh Hanson 6’7” 250 OL/DL Tumwater
    Zach Wimberly 6’3” 225 TE/LB Tumwater
    Mitch Gueller 6’3″ 205 QB/DB WF West


  • April 14, 2012

    Welcome Our Newest Sponsor: Air One Football Academy


    Air One Football Academy

    Air One Football Academy

    We want to take a quick moment and welcome our latest sponsor to GSHL Football.

    Air One Football Academy

    Air One Football Academy has been training local youth football players in Clark County with the mission – “To develop competition-aged student athletes into fundamentally sound leaders and exceptional football players through a system of tutoring using proven techniques.” - for several years now.

    Owner/Founder John Charles is a big supporters of Greater St. Helens League football.

    John’s Bio:

    Mr. Charles is recognized as one of the West Coasts utmost authorities on the quarterback position. His success as a quarterback, combined with personal relationships he developed as a player and coach, have provided his students a greater chance of getting to the next level.

    High School Career:

    Mountain View High School (California): John is a 1989 graduate of Mountain View High School. As a sophomore and junior, he helped shepherd the Spartans to the 1987 and 1988 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League championships where Mountain View posted impressive 10-0 season records… Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year as a junior… Santa Clara Valley Athletic League All League player… his center was, Charles Huang, the creator of Guitar Hero.

    As a senior, he was nominated for honorary award recognition with a biography published in Who’s Who Among American High School Student Athletes… Nominated for a membership in the Outstanding High School Student Athlete’s of America… Max Emfinger’s Super Scout Scouting Service selected him as one of the top football players in the region for National High School Football Magazine… mentioned in the Pre-season All-Regional Team for the Summer/ Fall magazine… Recognized as a possible Collegiate Sports of America Blue Chip All-American… For his career, 30 Varsity Starts, he completed 60 percent or 341 of 568 for 4,360 yards and 50 touchdowns with only 23 interceptions.

    Also lettered 3 years in baseball, it was during his senior year that he led the Spartans to win the 1989 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Baseball championships… was 9-1 with a 1.90 ERA… topped out at 89 mph… He earned All-League, Peninsula and State honors. He was a top 10 finalist for the 1989 Times Tribune Athlete of the Year Award.

    College Career:

    Foothill Junior College: As a freshman starter… second in the state in passing… completed 57 percent or 210 of 366 for 3,000 yards exactly and 19 touchdowns with a 131.9 rating… averaged 300 yards per game… First team All-Conference in 1989 (the other QB was Jeff Garcia)

    As a sophomore, he broke the national community college career passing yardage record by throwing for 5,925 yards in his two seasons… went 22 of 30 passing for 452 yards and 4 touchdowns to break the old records mark of 5,448 yards set by Tim Green of El Camino… was 37-64 with 485 yards and 3 touchdowns vs San Jose… helped the Owls get to the Lions Bowl where he completed 30 of 43 passes for 375 yards and 3 touchdowns… named MVP of the Lions Bowl game… rated the top-ranked junior college player… Region 1 California All-State selection… Coast Conference North Division Offensive Player of the Year… named to the 1990 All-America Community College team… honored as the 1991 Times Tribune Male Athlete of the Year… the 1991 Athlete of the Year for the Greater San Jose Sports Association Awards. Past recipients for the award include Jim Plunkett, and Ronnie Lott… For his career, he completed 60 percent or 419 of 702 for 6,300 yards and 45 touchdowns.

    Portland State University: As a junior, he took over in the 5th game … broke the single-game yardage mark by throwing for 592 yards and 8 touchdowns in 3 quarters of one game vs Cal Poly… For the season, he completed 61 percent or 201 of 331 for 3,527 yards and 41 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions… he finished the season ranked second in passing efficiency…  named player of the year with just 8 games. Chosen as part of a National project, known as the, “Spleen Project, Athlete’s Who Care”. Spear-headed by Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer, middle-school aged kids across America corresponded with athletes from all levels of collegiate play.

    As a senior, he led the nation in total offense averaging 338 yards… completed 194 of 281 for a school record 69 percent, 2944 yards, 24 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions to rank second in the nation in pass efficiency with a 181.3 rating for the second straight season.

    In his 2 years at Portland State, he completed 63.9 percent of his passes and went 326 of 510 for 5,389 yards and 65 touchdowns against only 19 interceptions. He finished his Portland State career with an efficiency rating of 183.4… The first player in Western Football Conference history to be named player of the year twice… Completed 33-40 passes with 444 yards and 3 touchdowns to upset 16th ranked Boise state University… first player in conference history to be named player of the week four times in one season, three weeks in a row, seven times in two seasons… named Sports Illustrated national player of the week in 1991… named national player of the week twice in 1992 with USA Today and Sports Illustrated… honored by NCAA for winning total offense national title in 1992… passed for three touchdowns or more in 17 of 18 starts the past two seasons, three or more touchdowns in every game… Oregon Banquet Of Champions finalist two years in a row… finalist for the prestigious Harlon Hill Award (Division II’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy). Despite wrist injury and 8 games, he finished third in balloting with 106 points and 13 first place votes… completed a perfect sweep of NCAA All-America First Teams by being selected to the USA Today All-America Team, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, and Associated Press All-America Teams… He was one of five National Jefferson Award winners for Public Service in 1993. Winners receive a Bronze medallion from the Franklin Mint in Washington, D.C. and also published with the American Institute for Public Service in Washington, D.C.

    Professional Career:

    Was invited and attended the NFL combine in 1993, but due to the previous injury to his throwing wrist, he was selected as free agent in the 1993 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Played in preseason… In 1996, he played one season for the Arena Leagues, San Jose Sabercats. A shoulder injury forced him to retire.

    Training and Coaching experience:

    23 years (1988), trained with Raymond Ferris (Trainer), Jerry Rice, Roger Craig, Barry Sanders, Ricky Waters, Jaime Williams, Greg Baty, Glen Milburn, Darrien Gordon, Kenyan Branscomb, James Hundon, Sam Adams, and Barry Bonds for 2 years. Our Hill (“The Hill”) workouts were known as the toughest in America.

    When you go, make sure to thank him for his support of Greater St. Helens League football!


  • March 23, 2012

    Trey Foote Fundraiser With The Blazers


    Former Skyview football player Trey Foote, passed away in 2006 after he battled Osteosarcom, a very aggressive cancer of the bone.

    You can help support the Trey Foote Foundation just by attending a blazer game this weekend!

    Here is the official press release:

    Trey Foote was a normal 17 year old boy. He loved sports, wakeboarding, laughing, spending time with his family and most of all to smile. Trey loved to laugh and make those around him laugh as well. He was always ready with a joke or funny saying.

    At a CCYF player picnic honoring Trey Foote.  In this photo CCYF coaches Jim Foote and Rick Fields are with Trey.

    At a CCYF player picnic honoring Trey Foote. In this photo CCYF coaches Jim Foote and Rick Fields are with Trey.

    Trey was dedicated football player who played in CCYF and at Skyview High School. During football season his sophomore year, he was diagnosed with Osteosarcom – a very aggressive cancer of the bone. After enduring chemotherapy, three major surgeries and a partial amputation of his leg, Trey was informed that he was healed. However, the cancer returned. On October 19, 2006 Trey was finally cancer free again when he passed from this world. He holds a special place with the Skyview football community. To honor is courage and dedication, the family has formed a foundation in his name to help battle childhood cancer.

    Please support the Trey Foote Foundation’s fight against cancer – The next events are at the Rose Garden for two exciting nights with the Blazers. By simply purchasing a ticket you can help us raise money to battle childhood cancers and watch some great basketball. Tickets are available for the 100, 200 and 300 Levels and a portion of your purchase will help fund the Trey Foote Foundation and the research of Dr. Charles Keller from Dorenbecher Children’s Hospital Pediatric Biology Program. Choose between the following games or attend both!

    March 25th, @6pm vs. Golden State Warriors
    or
    March 29th, @7pm vs. New Orleans Hornets

    To Purchase Tickets:
    Online – Visit tickets.trailblazers.com/deals and enter the password TREYFOOTE

    Via Mail or Fax
    Fill out the order form located on our wall and mail or fax it to the address listed.

    For More Information Contact:
    Ben Haugen, 503.739.9637
    ben.haugen@trailblazers.com


Next Page »

Aberdeen BobcatsBattle Ground TigersCamas PapermakersColumbia River ChieftainsEvergreen PlainsmenFort Vancouver TrappersHeritage TimberwolvesHockinson HawksHudson's Bay EaglesKelso HilandersMark Morris MonarchsMountain View ThunderPrairie FalconsR.A. Long LumberjacksRidgefield SpudersSkyview StormUnion TitansWashougal PanthersGSHL Football Home Page