PORT ANGELES – Millie Long, of Port Angeles, capped a stellar high school basketball career by being named Olympic League 2A’s Most Valuable Girls’ Basketball Player.
Long, who has scored over 1,000 points in his basketball career despite missing some sophomore games with a broken finger and playing a truncated senior season due to the COVID-19 schedule, averaged around 18 points per game for the Riders.
She was also an outstanding defensive player, generally leading the team in interceptions, and helped her team secure a perfect 15-0 record and an Olympic League tournament championship.
Long is a former basketball and soccer MVP winner. She is also the state champion in hurdles, winning all 300 girls hurdles in the state’s 2A track and field competition in 2019. She plays football and basketball for the Peninsula College Pirates next year.
Long has two teammates in the Olympic League first team. She is joined by Roughriders Eve Burke and Jaida Wood. Port Angeles Head Coach Michael Poindexter was named Coach of the Year.
Sequim has lost just two games all season – both close games against Port Angeles – and finished second in the Olympic League. Wolves’ Jayla Julmist, who averaged a double-double this season, was on the first team. Wolves placed three girls in the second team – Kalli Wiker, who set a Sequim record with nine 3 points in a game, Melissa Porter and Jelissa Julmist.
North Kitsap’s Mia McNair was also on the first team. McNair began his high school career playing for Chimacum.
Camille Stensgard of Port Angeles and Hannah Bates of Sequim were part of the All-League Sportsmanship team.
The boys’ MVP was no surprise – Jonas La Tour from North Kitsap. Port Angeles had two boys in the first team – Wyatt Dunning and John Vaara. Two riders made up the second team, Dru Clark and Chase Cobb, while Erik Christiansen of Sequim was part of the second team.
Kasey Ulin, named boys’ coach of the year, led his team to the Olympic League championship game. One of the highlights of the Riders’ season was knocking out state champion North Kitsap.
Christiansen and Cobb and Toby Fulton of East Jefferson were part of the All-League Sportsmanship team.
Full selections from all Olympic leagues:
Olympic League 2A
MVP – Millie Long, Port Angeles.
Coach of the Year – Michael Poindexter, Port Angeles.
First Team – Mia McNair, North Kitsap; Eilee Brockman, Kingston; Jayla Julmist, Sequim; Eve Burke, Port Angeles; Jaida Wood, Port Angeles.
Second Team – Jakyiiah Willis, Olympic; Anna Kozlosky, Bainbridge; Kalli Wiker, Sequim; Melissa Porter, Sequim; Jelissa Julmist, Sequim; Kylee Walker, Kingston.
All League Sportsmanship Awards – Camille Stensgard, Port Angeles; Ellee Brockman, Kingston; Tulip Carter, Bremerton; Maliyah Reed, North Kitsap; Katie Cooper, Klahowya; Hannah Bates, Sequim; Addilyn Varick, North Mason; Elisa Turnquist, Olympic.
MVP – Jonas La Tour, North Kitsap.
Coach of the Year – Kasey Ulin, Port Angeles.
First Team – Johny Olmsted, North Kitsap; Andrew Ward, Bainbridge; Wyatt Dunning, Port Angeles; John Vaara, Port Angeles; D’Angelo Moore, Bremerton.
Second Team – Jo Jo Johnson, Central Kitsap; Dru Clark, Port Angeles; Cade Orness, North Kitsap; Jacob Kirch, Bainbridge; Chase Cobb, Port Angeles, Maurice Green, Central Kitsap; Cliff Hennessy, Bainbridge; Erik Christiansen, Sequim.
All League Sportsmanship Awards – Jack Ryan, North Kitsap; Tristan Bluitt, Olympic; McGuire Setterland, Kingston; Erik Christiansen, Sequim; Drew Kraft, Klahowya; Toby Fulton, East Jefferson; Caleb Washington, Bremerton; Chase Cobb, Port Angeles; Jacob Kirsch, Bainbridge; Reid Williams, North Mason; Jack Strickland, Central Kitsap.