Last week the News profiled the athletic accomplishments of several Liberty Bell High School graduating seniors. Here are a few more profiles of Mountain Lion athletes.
When he wasn’t dirt biking, snowmobiling or snowboarding, Palm concentrated on baseball during all four years of high school and added football as a junior. He was selected for the All-League First Team in baseball as a sophomore, junior and senior. Palm was also named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year and received the Coaches’ Award this season.
Sonnichsen started out playing basketball as a freshman and added tennis in his sophomore year. He received the Coaches’ Award for basketball in both his junior and senior years and was voted Most Improved Tennis Player as a sophomore.
Serving as tennis team captain this year, Sonnichsen was half of the boys’ first doubles team that won both sub-district and district championships and advanced to state competition.
David Dinsmore III
Dinsmore was all baseball during his four years of high school. He played first base on the team that won fourth place at state in 2013 and was voted All-League First Team first baseman that year. He was selected the team’s Offensive Player of the Year this season, was again an All-League First Team pick, and was a Scholar-Athlete three out of his four high school years. Dinsmore hopes to continue baseball at Washington State University.
Curtis played tennis as a freshman but varsity volleyball was the sport where she made her mark in high school. She served as team captain for two years, was named to the Central Washington 2B All-League First Team for two years and was also voted League Most Valuable Player as well as team MVP.
Curtis enjoys hiking and mountain biking and plans to continue those two sports along with volleyball after high school.