Buhl takes Olympic League MVP award

From KITSAP NEWS Reports

Two years ago, Nicole Buhl was voted the Olympic girls basketball team’s most improved player.

Now, she’s most valuable.

Buhl was named the Olympic League MVP last week, as the senior averaged 11.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game to lead Olympic to their second consecutive league crown.

Klahowya and Olympic were both well-represented on the All-Olympic League boys and girls basketball teams, but none higher than Buhl, making it the second-straight year a Trojan has won the award after Shannon White took last season’s honors.

Joining Buhl on the All-Olympic League Girls Basketball Team was fellow senior Pepper Fanua, a first-team selection. She also was an Oly League first-teamer in girls soccer. Both senior Shawntell Bradford and sophomore Sammy Viray were named honorable mentions.

Klahowya had one representative: Freshman Jordan Dixon, who was an honorable mention as well.

Kingston coach Kevin Strozier took coach of the year honors and Peninsula won the team sportsmanship award.

While the Eagles had just one on the girls team, Klahowya landed several on the All-Olympic League Boys Basketball Team. While junior guard Andre Moore was the only Eagle to make the first team, four total Eagles earned honors.

In addition to Moore, senior Caleb Leavitt found a spot on the second team while seniors Chris Zumdieck and Gene Armendariz were both honorable mentions.

For the Trojans, Joey Johnston earned second-team honors while both senior Rashad Greene and sophomore Larry Dixon earned honorable mention honors.

Port Angeles senior Eric Lane won the boys MVP award, while John Stroeder of Port Townsend won the coach of the year award.

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