Fall Sports Registration 2014

SPORTS REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce that parents are able to register their students online through our partner company, FamilyID http://www.familyid.com/chiawana-high-school for the 2014-15 school year.
To register, you will need:
1.  Current sport physical
2.  A $20 ASB Card
3.  All athletic fines must be cleared.
4.  Have your medical insurance available to look at.
If you do not have medical insurance, you can purchase Student Accident & Sickness Coverage through Myers, Stevens, & Toohey Co.  http://www.meyers-stevens.com/
5.  If you are attending CBC, a Running Start Contract must be filled out and brought to the Athletic Office with a copy of your current CBC schedule.  You must provide proof of CBC enrollment every quarter in which you sign up for CBC classes.
6.  If you anticipate participating in summer activities, you will have to register for that sport or sports.
TURN IN YOUR PHYSICAL TO THE ATHLETIC OFFICE AND SHOW PROOF OF ASB.

Free Mouthguard and Fitting on 7/17

Free Mouth Guards for Fall Sports

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Where: Chiawana High School Wrestling Room
When: Thursday July 17, 8:00am – 11:00

Dr. Week feels that the benefit of a custom mouth guard is essential when participating in sports. She and her staff will make the mouth guards for all Fall sport athletes at no charge.

Singleton part of strong recruiting class

Jack Millikin and Craig Craker, Herald staff writers

Deion Singleton didn’t know much about the Pacific Northwest before transferring from Godby High School in Tallahassee, Fla., to Chiawana High School last summer.

After being courted by Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conference schools, the standout defensive back didn’t have Washington State on his radar heading into his senior year.

But Singleton, who helped lead the Riverhawks to the Class 4A football state championship in the fall, signed with the Cougars during a letter-of-intent ceremony Wednesday at Chiawana High School.

“I went up for a visit (last) weekend and came in expecting to like it. It was real nice,” said Singleton, a Class 4A all-state first teamer as a wide receiver and defensive back. “What helped my decision was the coaches. Every coach seemed to love me. The players were a great set of players. This just felt right.

“I had no clue when I moved up here where I’d be going, but this environment felt so great. I couldn’t leave it.”

Singleton was named the Mid-Columbia Conference’s Most Valuable Player after making an instant impact on the gridiron for Chiawana as a two-way starter. Singleton finished second in the MCC with 36 pass receptions and 774 receiving yards. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound speedster was also a ball-hawking safety, intercepting four passes and limiting big plays on defense. Singleton was one of three in-state signings by Cougars coach Mike Leach, who called the 22-person class the best in his three recruiting seasons at Washington State.

“The thing that was important to us was to not settle on any of these guys,” Leach told the Associated Press. “We were inclined to keep the scholarship than settle on a guy.”

Leach didn’t promise playing time right off the bat, only that hard work would produce rewards. That was one of the most refreshing qualities about dealing with him, according to Singleton.

“He told me just do what you do. If you work hard, there will be a spot,” Singleton said.

Singleton wasn’t the only Riverhawks player to announce his college choice Wednesday. Alex Weber, the MCC defensive player of the year, will attend the University of Pennsylvania to continue his football career.

Weber, a 6-foot-1, 220-pounder and three-year starter, said it was the atmosphere and attitude of the Penn coaches that impressed him most.

“I just hit it off with the coaching staff. Me and the linebackers coach (Jon Dupont) got along super well. We were like long-lost friends,” Weber said. “It felt like a family already, which is kind of a big deal being so far away from home.”

Weber said his decision caught some people by surprise by forgoing the chance to play at the University of California-Berkeley or at the United States Air Force Academy.

“I had an opportunity to go Pacific-12 or Mountain West, playing in the big leagues, but I’m looking above that,” he said. “I don’t see myself having a career in the NFL. I see my opportunity over the next 40-50 years.”

In fact, Weber already has a leg up on his academic career. Not only did he graduate from Chiawana early, but he is carrying a full load out at Columbia Basin College, including courses in accounting, calculus and economics. He has already been admitted into the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the most highly regarded business schools in the world.

“The median starting salary coming out of that school is 100 grand with a $30,000 bonus. The numbers are ridiculous,” Weber said. “You throw in a foreign language, and the opportunities are endless. I’ve got to look above playing football.”

That doesn’t mean he can’t have fun finishing out his career on the gridiron, where the Quakers’ defense will have a familiar feel.

“It’s kind of a funny thing. It’s a lot like Chiawana’s. They’ve got two inside backers, and it’s more of a run-stopper defense,” said Weber, who will play inside linebacker for Penn. “I really like that kind of defense. It’s kind of meant to be.”

Chiawana's Graff named state's top coach

December has been a fine month for Chiawana football coach Steve Graff.

First, he earned his fourth career state title — and first with the Riverhawks — when Chiawana beat Camas 27-26 on Saturday in the Class 4A final at the Tacoma Dome.

Graff’s week got even better Friday, when the 17-year Pasco coaching legend was named the Washington State Football Coaches Association and Seattle Seahawks Coach of the Year.

The coaches’ association and the Seattle Seahawks will honor Graff at the Seahawks’ Dec. 22 game against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.

It is the second time he has received the honor, which comes with a $2,000 grant for the Chiawana football program.

“It has been pretty exciting all week at school. The student body is reacting to the kids like they were movie stars,” Graff said, referring to an assembly held Friday to celebrate the state title. “It’s rewarding for the coaches along with the kids. Our coaches worked really hard for this.”

Graff, the Mid-Columbia Conference coach of the year, has always shied away from personal accolades, preferring to credit players and fellow coaches for any success he’s had.

“It’s really a team effort, and he’s built a cohesive group of coaches over the years that work exceptionally well together,” Chiawana Athletic Director John Cazier said.

Graff is 151-43 after 16 seasons — the first 11 at Pasco — which ties him for 62nd with Rob Friese in career victories among Washington High School coaches.