PREPS OF THE WEEK

DAN COTTON

  • Monday, June 2, 2008 12:16pm
  • Sports

DAN COTTON

Tahoma

• Grade: Senior.

• Sport: Tennis.

• Accomplishments: Cotton won his first two boys matches in the West Central District tournament and went on to finish in fifth place, thereby earning his first trip to the state tournament and the first by a Tahoma player since the late 1980s.

• Favorite class: AP GI.

• If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve?: I would invite Roger Federer and I would serve lobster.

• Also noted: Cotton says he enjoys hanging out with friends and going to movies.

CODY FISHEL

Kentwood

• Grade: Junior.

• Sport: Track.

• Accomplishments: Fishel went 6 feet, 5 inches to win the high jump in last weekend’s district meet. Fishel actually tied C.J. Wright of Lincoln, but got the crown because he cleared the height in fewer attempts.

• Favorite class: Weightlifting.

• If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve?: I would invite Lance Armstrong and would serve Tex-Mex.

• Also noted: Fishel is part of a junior development cycling team, and plans to race all over the Northwest this summer.

MAX MANTHOU

Kentwood

• Grade: Soph.

• Sport: Tennis.

• Accomplishments: Manthou won his second straight West Central District boys singles title, defeating Bellarmine Prep’s Brian McPhee in the finals last Saturday, 6-3, 6-1. Manthou is south in Vancouver this weekend pursuing his second straight state championship.

• Favorite class: AP calculus.

• If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve?: I would invite Chris Rock and serve Ezell’s fried chicken and 7-Eleven slurpees.

• Also noted: Manthou says he was born with webbed feet, “but oddly, I can not swim.”

LAUREN NIELSEN

Kentlake

• Grade: Senior.

• Sport: Fastpitch.

• Accomplishments: Nielsen went 3 for 3 with a triple in Kentlake’s 4-1 victory against Wilson to secure the No. 3 seed to state from last weekend’s district tournament.

• Favorite class: Ceramics.

• If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve?: I would invite Jason Taylor, and after some wood-fired pizza, he’d teach me how to do the foxtrot.

• Also noted: Nielson plans to pursue her talent in the arts by attending Western Washington University and going into graphic design.

MATT SMITH

Kentlake

• Grade: Senior.

• Sport: Baseball.

• Accomplishments: Smith went a combined 4 for 8 with a home run, four runs scored and three RBIs as the Falcons swept their first two Class 4A state tournament games last Saturday, 3-1 against Battle Ground and 23-2 against Bothell. That helped put Kentlake into the state semifinals for the first time in school history.

• Favorite class: Economics.

• If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve?: I would invite Steve Carell and have my mom make us French toast.


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