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Rainier’s Desirae Hansen, who led the Columbians to a fifth-place finish in the recent OSAA 3A Girls Basketball State Championships, was named Most Valuable Player of the Lewis and Clark League after a vote of league coaches.

Hansen, who will play beginning this fall at Portland State University, averaged 20.1 points per game.

Rainier’s Doug Knox and Warrenton’s Robert Hoepfl were named the league’s co-Coaches of the Year.

Also named to the league’s first team were Clatskanie freshmen Shelby Blodgett (25.0 points) and Olivia Sprague (16.9), Riverdale’s Zoe Zurasky, Tyla Little of Warrenton, and Emma Maclachlan of Portland Adventist.

Rainier’s Aspen Norman (5.7) was named to the second team, Clatskanie’s Olivia Warren (5.5) placed on the third-team, and Hannah Farrell of Rainier (3.8) placed on the honorable mention team.

Catlin Gabel received the league’s Sportsmanship award.

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Rainier guard Caymon Rea, and Clatskanie post Dusten Sewald were named to the Lewis and Clark League first-team in boys basketball after a balloting of league coaches.

Rea averaged 17.2 points per game, and Sewald netted 15.2 per outing. Also named to the first team were Ian Holzman of Oregon Episcopal, Tyshawn Ford of Portland Adventist, and Catlin Gabel’s Sasha Agapiev.

Rainier’s Dawson Carr (14.6) and Joey Tripp (8.7) were named to the second and third teams, respectively, and Clatskanie Devon Jones (9.2) and Ryan Watson (4.6) placed on the honorable mention team.

De La Salle dominated the league’s major awards with Player of the Year Emmanuel Reiley, and Coach of the Year James Broadous. Portland Adventist received the Sportsmanship award.


Sports Reporter

Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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