By Nathan Joyce
All-Star Football: Boehme Leads West Past East
Aaron Boehme did it all.
And because he did, the West beat the East 17-0 in the annual All-State high school football game Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium.
The West scored all the points on three-straight possessions in the second quarter.
Boehme, a two-way player from Stanwood, ran for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and played a hard-nosed safety. Boehme also played quarterback, completing both of his passes for 13 yards. He had a 40-yard touchdown called back.
Boehme, who will try to play quarterback at Linfield College, caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Jake Locker, the standout quarterback from Ferndale. Locker, who will start playing at the University of Washington in August, was named offensive most valuable player after passing for 33 yards, going 3-for-6. He ran for 32 yards on five carries.
"I didn't think I did enough on offense to win that award," Locker told the Seattle Times while signing autographs after the game. "I thought there were some other guys like Boehme who did more, but I'm very honored to win it. It was just a really good time getting to know all the guys. It was just a great week."
Gabe Vest of Oak Harbor was the defensive most valuable player. He had 11 tackles, two for losses, and made an interception that stopped an East scoring drive. Vest, a 5-9, 185-pound linebacker, will play at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College next season.
Football: Emerald City Kickoff Classic Pairings Set
The annual Emerald City Kickoff Classic, which helps kick off the prep football season, is Sept. 2 at Qwest Field.
The five-game slate features some of the top quarterback prospects in the state. In the Prosser vs. Southridge game, two prolific passers face off. Prosser's Kellen Moore broke several passing records last year, throwing for 4,600 yards and 66 touchdowns for the Mustangs, which finished second at the Class 3A state tournament. Southridge counters with Jason Munns, who passed for 2,178 yards and 32 touchdowns last year. Munns has committed to BYU.
Auburn's Kellen Killsgaard has reportedly received offers from seven Pac-10 schools and Idaho.
9:30 a.m. Archbishop Murphy vs. Orting
Noon Columbia River vs. Curtis
3:00 p.m. Auburn vs. Moses Lake
5:30 p.m. Prosser vs. Southridge
8:00 p.m. Eastlake vs. Punahou (Hawaii)
Volleyball: Spikers Get Own Tourney
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has added a preseason volleyball tournament to its opening weekend festivities. The Emerald City Volleyball Invitational, an all-day tournament, is set for Sept. 1 at Eastlake High School in Sammamish.
The invitee includes seven state schools - Bishop Blanchet, Seattle Prep, Columbia River, White River, Eastlake, Curtis, and Emerald Ridge - and Punahou, a Hawaiian volleyball power.
One interesting match is an early one between Seattle Prep and Eastlake. Eastlake coach Gaylene Page coached Prep for nine seasons, leading them to three-straight Class 3A state titles.
"For sure, it will be fun coaching against them," Page told the Seattle Times. "I wish them the best and want them to do well. It is kind of interesting that we play them right off the bat, though."