To nobody’s surprise, the OSAA 3A State Champions dominated the Special District 1 West all-league ballot as well.
Leading the way was star senior Joey Tripp, who earned Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year selections after compiling 3,443 offensive yards and 47 touchdowns in the Columbians’ 13-0 season. He also had 101 tackles.
Dominant junior Easton Crape was selected as Lineman of the Year, and Mike King picked up Coach of the Year.
Also making the first team was running back David Katon, lineman Logan Keizur and defensive back Hunter Boulch. Crape, Keizur and Tripp were first-team both ways.
On the second team list was Rainier’s Austin Cantrell, Kenney Tripp, Cam Governale, Cris Beccera and Devion Godfrey. Katon made the second team as a linebacker.
For Clatskanie, Mitchell Hopstad was a first-team offensive lineman. Cooper Blodgett, Cedrix Heath, Bryce Puckett and Chase Baker earned second-team picks.
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Woodland 72, Kalama 34: The Beavers fought off a combined 43 first-half fouls to take a 44-15 lead into the lockers to win the 8 Mile War on Thursday in Kalama. Audrey Adams had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Payten Foster had 12 points, Carleigh Risley finished with 10 points and Kaily Christensen chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds. Nicole Guthrie had 14 rebounds. For Kalama, Akura Rocha finished with 12 points.
R.A. Long 43, Rochester 36: Eastyn Reeves netted 19 points and Miranda Lomax added eight as the Lumberjills claimed their regular-season opener on Thursday in Rochester. RAL (1-0) took a 33-28 lead into the final eight minutes. “We took off midway through the third quarter and controlled the game from there,” RAL coach Jan Karnoski said. “Eastyn made some free throws down the stretch, and Rayana (Randall) also made some shots.”
Rainier 41, Portland Adventist 25: Jean Gartman had 11 points, and Gracie Crape and Autumn Norman added eight points apiece as the Columbians won their regular-season opener on Thursday in Portland. “We were scrappy and handled the pressure,” Rainier coach Doug Knox said. “We didn’t give them many second-chance opportunities.”
Castle Rock 48, Morton/White Pass 26: Payton Kessler came off the bench for 13 points, and Zoe Naugle added 10 as the Rockets pulled away in the second quarter for a nonleague victory on Thursday at LeBaron Court. “We changed up our defense and made adjustments in the second quarter,” CR coach Kim Karnofski said. “Rachel Anderson had a heck of a game defensively, and the kids stepped up and played with energy and desire.”
Naselle 58, Winlock 37: Taylor Gudmundsen had a team-high 19 points and four rebounds in the nonleague home win Thursday. Kenzie Glenn chipped in 13 points and Lilli Zimmerman had eight points and four rebounds for the Comets. Addison Hall paced the Cardinals with 21 points. The Comets led 26-18 at halftime.
Portland Adventist 68, Rainier 50: The Columbians are still suffering from a post-football hangover in dropping their nonleague season-opener on Thursday in Portland. No additional game details were available.
Santiam Christian 78, Clatskanie 42: Andre Combs scored 11 points, and J’kari Combs and Devon Jones added nine points apiece as the Tigers dropped their nonleague season-opener on Wednesday in Adair Village, Ore. Clatskanie trailed 28-7 after one quarter, and 64-25 entering the fourth period.
Lower Columbia 65, Clark 45: Kenya Lorton had a double-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists as the Red Devils cruised to a nonleague victory on Thursday at Truman Myklebust Gymnasium.
LCC (1-4) led 32-17 at halftime, and 53-33 entering the final 10 minutes.
Emily Packham added 16 points and six rebounds, Madeline Jaacobson grabbed 11 rebounds, and Shasta Lofgren grabbed six rebounds and dished six assists.
For Clark, Kelso’s Turner Joy had four rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes off the bench.