The All-Central Sequoia League honors and awards have been awarded to local football, volleyball, and water polo players from Selma and Kingsburg high schools for the 2018 season.
Kingsburg head coach David Wilson won coach of the year after leading the Vikings to a 10-3 record, which was the program’s first double-digit season since 2013.
In the 2018 campaign, Kingsburg advanced to its first semifinals game since 2013 as the No. 3 seed in the CIF Central Section Division III playoffs. The Vikings fell to No. 2 Bakersfield Christian in a 28-7 loss on Nov. 16.
Throughout his four years coaching at Kingsburg High, Wilson has 31-18 combine record and this year’s 10 win-season is the most he has had as the coach.
Vikings senior Bo Jackson was named co-defensive player of the year with Noah Nyenhuis of Central Valley Christian. Jackson also earned recognition on offense, being named to the All-CSL first team as at the running back position.
Jackson’s younger brother Jett Jackson also earned recognition for offense and defense. The sophomore earned first-team recognition at quarterback and second-team honors as a safety.
Sophomore Blake Spomer was the only player to earn All-CSL honors in three different positions. Spomer was a first teamer as a receiver, defensive back, and returner on special teams.
Other Vikings to earn league honors were offensive lineman Garrett Costi (first-team), linebacker Cole Dias (first team), defensive end/tight end Jaden Spomer (first-team defense, honorable mention offense), defensive end Josh Jackson (first team), offensive linemen Andrew Hernandez (second team) and Kyle Petersen, (second team), defensive lineman James Gasca (second team), and quarterback/defensive back Travis Hall, who earned honorable mention on offense.
As for Selma, running back/linebacker Adam Rodriguez earned recognition for two different positions. The junior was a first-teamer at linebacker and a honorable mention at running back. Offensive lineman Alexis Reynaga was the only other Selma Bear to earn league honors as a first-teamer.
Girls water polo
The Selma and Kingsburg girls water polo teams had numerous names that earned all-league recognition.
Bears goalie Bailey Baker was named the CSL most valuable player and earned first-team honors. Selma head coach Harold Wood earned coach of the year honors after leading the Bears to the program’s first league title since 2015. Kingsburg’s Sofia Righetti was named the league’s offensive player of the year and she also earned first-team honors.
Selma’s Claire Machado and Audrie Naranjo, along with Vikings’ players Jillian Gipson and Jessica Burch-Konda were named to the All-CSL first-team.
On the second team, Abi Baker and Brooke Machado of the Bears were the only local girls on the list. Selma’s Julianna Colado and Kingsburg’s Claire Bennett, Megan Buendia, Shay Hanson, and Mikayla Vierra earned honorable mention.
Boys water polo
Kingsburg’s Jonas Huckaby earned the CSL most valuable player award and first team honors while Selma’s Quentin Gonzales was named co-defensive player of the year. Gonzalez shared his award with Exeter’s Caleb Peltzer.
Several Vikings and Bears earned first team honors including Kingsburg’s Jackson Huckaby, and Dillon Jackson and Selma’s Liam Chase. As for second-team honors, Jacob Petersen, Colby Simmons, and Jacob Wilson of Kingsburg earned recognition while Sonny Bianchi and William Winter earned honorable mention.
The Kingsburg volleyball had three girls that earned all-league recognition for their play this season.
Kassidy Wilson was named to the first team while Jessi Swenning and Jennah Torres earned second-team honors. Selma libro Genesis Rodriguez earned honorable mention.