Posted on March 13, 2017 by Rhett Workman - SnoValley Journal

Postseason honors for basketball announced, with Cedarcrest High School, its players and coaches, receiving plenty of them, both from league coaches and officials…

League postseason honors have been released for high school boys’ and girls’ basketball, and Cedarcrest High School was recognized in more ways than one.

The Cascade Conference named both Red Wolves basketball coaches – boys’ head man Mark Prince and girls’ head man Brad Knowles – as league boys’ and girls’ basketball coaches of the year, with both coaches leading their respective Cedarcrest High School squads to the Northwest District tournament this season.

Prince was happy to be recognized, but feels his assistants also should share in the honor. “It is an honor anytime your peers (are) recognizing you in this way,” Prince wrote by email to the SVSJ. “I want to be sure (to) recognize and thank my two assistant coaches, Joe Ayers and Justin Guyer, who help push and make me better, (and) appreciate their willingness to put in the time and work to make our program successful.” Knowles also praised his coaching staff and players in helping him win his Coach of the Year recognition. “It’s because of the great kids I get to work with and the help from my assistant coach, Mike Pluschke, they all contributed to make this season special,” he wrote by email to the SVSJ.

Red Wolves senior Jake Kirschenmann, from the boys’ team, was the lone all-league first-team selection, while three others – fellow senior Cameron Hammontree from the boys and juniors Haley Hill and Elaine Townley from the girls’ team were all named to the all-league second team. In addition, boys’ senior Nathan McBride and girls’ senior Mieke Van Ess earned an honorable mention in the all-league selections, all of which were voted on by league coaches.

Van Ess has also earned a spot in a senior all-star game – this to take place this coming weekend. She has been selected to compete in the Washington State Girls’ Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state game that will be held at Kings’ Schools in Seattle Saturday afternoon. She is only one of 10 seniors from 2A schools around the state that will be participating in the event representing the 2A, who will be competing against a team of 1A seniors. Tip for this contest is at 4:00 p.m.

Knowles is pleased to see state coaches recognize his post player.” It’s great that Mieke is recognized for her great effort this season. It will be a memorable experience for her to play in a venue with so many other talented seniors. I’ll be there to cheer her and her fellow 2A senior teammates on,” he wrote. According to the coach, Van Ess was also individually recognized by the league’s referees association, the Snohomish County Basketball Officials’ Association, with a letter commending her for her sportsmanship on the court during the season. She was not the only CHS basketball figure recognized by league officials.

Prince was also named as the Snohomish County Basketball Officials(SCBBO) Boys Coach of the Year and the school received the officials’ association’s award for Host School of the Year. The school was evaluated by the officials’ association for such things as providing adequate facilities for officials to change in and out of uniform and hold pre or post-game meetings, game management (such things as providing water to officials, ensuring secure access to their assigned room at games) and sportsmanship. Prince and the school were presented their awards at an awards banquet this past weekend held by the association, whose officials nominated both the coach and school for the award, with it voted on by the entire association. Prince earned his award for promoting fair play and sportsmanship while showing strong leadership of his team

Cascade All Conference Selections for 2016/17 Season

Jake Kirschenmann - 1st team

Cameron Hammontree - 2nd team

Nathan McBride - Honorable Mention

Mark Prince - Coach of the Year

Joe Ayers - Assistant Coach of the Year


It is with Great Pleasure and Honor to announce that our 2015/16 Boys Varsity Team was awarded State Academic Champions for the 2A division!  The teams overall GPA was 3.686.  This is  a group of guys that I am obviously proud of for  getting it done in the classroom as well as the court.    The Varsity team and coaches have been invited to accept the award at half-time of the 2A state championship game on Saturday, March 5th.  I want to say Congratulations to the following young men who made this award possible. 

Robert Cha
Coulsen Darrington
Cameron Hammontree
Jake Kirschenmann
Kyle Lupo
Nate McBride
Pascal Nagata
Nik Reierson
Matthew Sanders
Brayden Stauffer
Austin Towns

CONGRATULATIONS once again to all the players - This is a GREAT ACHIEVEMENT AND SO PROUD OF EACH YOU! 

Coach Mark Prince

All Conference Selections announced - Cascade Conference 2015/2016

Would like to announce and say "Congratulations"  to Robert Cha and Jake Kirschenmann who was selected as a 2nd team All Conference Players by the Cascade Conference coaches.  

Very happy for both Jake and Robert being recognized by coaches in the Cascade Conference for their play on the court. 


Coach Prince

2 Annual Alumni Game - July 11th 5pm-7pm

All past Alumni of Cedarcrest basketball are welcome to attend and play. 

Family and friends are welcome to join and watch and re-unite and catch up with past teammates and families.

After the game we will look to have pizza and drinks and a time to catch up with everyone. 

Please send a text or email to Coach Prince at -  425--268-1560 or [email protected]