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Pacific Conference volleyball all-stars

A total of five Vikings were named to the Pacific Conference all-star volleyball team, which was announced at the conclusion of the regular season.

Forest Grove went 6-8 in league play for a fifth-place finish and 10-12 overall record. The Lady Vikings wrapped up the season in late October with a 3-0 play-in victory against Crater and a 3-0 loss to eventual Class 6A state semifinalist Roseburg in the first round of the playoffs.

In all, this version of the Vikings was considerably improved over the 2012 team, which went 7-14 overall and tied for sixth in the league with a 4-10 record before upsetting Lincoln in the play-in round to qualify for the 32-team state playoff field for the first time since 2005. Forest Grove also lost to Roseburg in the first round last season.

This season’s five honorees were all varsity returners. Senior hitter/blocker Shelby Turner-Thurman led the Vikings as the team’s lone first team all-leaguer. Junior all-around player Bryanna Hanson was a second team selection.

Three seniors earned honorable mention status: all-around Mary Hutchins, setter Amber Kolln and hitter/blocker Madi Andresen.

Pacific Conference soccer all-stars

A total of three Forest Grove players between the boys and girls soccer teams were named to their respective Pacific Conference all-star squads.

Reggie Lopez, an explosive forward who helped the Viking boys to a first-round upset of No. 8 Lake Oswego in the Class 6A state playoffs, was a repeat selection on the first team.

Forest Grove went 8-5-4 overall and 2-2-3 in league play, good for fifth place. The team’s season ended with a 3-0 loss to Beaverton in the second round.

Two sophomore girls made the all-Pacific Conference second team for Forest Grove. Forward Ashton Carow and midfielder Veronica Campuzano steered the Vikings to a 4-8-2 campaign and a 0-7 league record. The team ended its season with a 3-0 loss to Lakeridge in the play-in round.

Cowapa League soccer all-stars

Five Banks players were selected for the Cowapa League boys soccer all-star team at the conclusion of the regular season.

Three seniors were named to the first team: midfielder Aaron Streblow, defender Justin Purinton and midfielder/forward Riley Philippi.

Senior midfielder Shane Spiering and junior defender Ross Philippi were honorable mention selections.

That quintent led Banks to a 6-7-1 overall record and 4-5-1 in league play. The Braves ended the season on a 4-2-0 run to finish fourth in the Cowapa League, just one point shy of Scappoose for the league’s final automatic postseason berth.

Northwest League volleyball all-stars

Two Gaston volleyball players were named to the Northwest League all-star squad at season’s end.

Haylie Davis, a junior who played left back/left front, and junior libero Veronica Vandehey were both named to the second team.

The pair led Gaston to a 7-11 overall mark and a 5-6 record in league play this season, good for fifth place in the final standings.

Vernonia’s Teresa Williams was named coach of the year, and Faith Bible received the sportsmanship award.




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