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PIL honors its top 2013-14 performers

Coaches, ADs also get recognition at annual celebration


The Portland Interscholastic League honored top athletes and coaches at its annual spring Celebration of Champions last week at Nike’s Tiger Woods Center.

By school, here are the 2013-14 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year award winners:

Benson — Cameron Retherford (basketball, track and field), Jazmin McKenzie (volleyball, basketball, track and field, cheer)

Cleveland — Kyle Hammond (football, wrestling), Emily

Rommel (volleyball, basketball, softball)

Franklin — Wade Ransom (football, basketball), Christina Kaady (volleyball, basketball, softball)

Grant — Aidan Schneider (football, soccer), Piper Donaghu (cross country, track and field)

Jefferson — Haszell West (football, wrestling, track and field), Bridgette Lang (volleyball, basketball, track and field)

Lincoln — Goutham Sundaram (tennis), Tess Michaelson (cross country, track and field)

Madison — Robbie Heiberg (baseball, football), Schuller Rettig (track and field, cross country, swimming)

Roosevelt — Semise Kofe (football, wrestling), Aline Ntibanyerekwa (soccer, wrestling, track and field)

Wilson — Bobby Powers (football, wrestling, track and field), Kenna Meinhart (soccer, basketball, track and field).

• Here are the league and school head coaches and assistant coaches of the year:

PIL — Mike Nolan, Wilson (Marsha Richard Award); Chuck Matthews, Madison (E. Paul McCall Award); Erin Cole, Grant (Ron Pheister Assistant Coach of the Year Award)

Benson — Isiah Clark, Mike Miller

Cleveland — Wayne Harris, Travis Osborn

Franklin — Ted Salter, Nick McCarthy

Grant — Stacey McCrary, Erin Cole

Jefferson — Montral Brazile, Dale Baugh

Lincoln — Rob Herder, Nick Westbrook

Madison — Chuck Matthews, Frank Stevens

Roosevelt — Donnie McPherson, Kevin Brown

Wilson — Mike Nolan, Aaron Olson

• Wilson’s Scott Aker was named winner of the PIL Athletic Director of the Year Award.

• Aker, Madison AD Paul Simon and Benson tennis coach Deanne Larsell received the Robert Blanchard Distinguished Service Award.

Golf

Jesuit’s boys and the St. Mary’s Academy girls took second in the Oregon School Activities Association Class 6A golf tournament Monday and Tuesday.

Jesuit’s 614 total trailed Lake Oswego by 19 shots and bettered third-place West Linn by 14 at Quail Valley in Banks.

Central Catholic’s boys were sixth with a 637 total.

St. Mary’s posted a 678 total at Emerald Valley in Creswell to finish 30 shots behind West Linn but three in front of the third-place team of Sheldon.

Jesuit’s girls were fourth at 712, Lincoln placed fifth at 744, and Central Catholic was seventh at 756.

In the 6A boys individual standings, Jesuit freshman Danny Terrell tied for third at 146, 2-over and three shots behind the winner, Lake Oswego junior Cole Madey. Central Catholic senior Jake Ryan placed seventh at 149.

Alison Brennan, a St. Mary’s junior, paced the Blues as she finished sixth at 9-over 153. The top Central Catholic player was junior Sophia Schiavone, who shared 11th place with a 162 total. Lincoln senior Phoebe Nguyen led the Cardinals, placing 20th at 169.

• In the 5A boys tourney at Quail Valley, Cleveland took 10th (689) and Wilson was 12th out of 12 teams (732).

The PIL’s top individual was Cleveland junior Scott Brant, who had a 36-hole total of 158, 14-over and good for a share of 15th.

In the 5A girls event, Wilson was 10th (997) and Madison 11th out of 11 teams (1,078). Jefferson freshman Aliemah Bradley and Cleveland junior Megan Ruthrie were the low finishers among PIL girls. Bradley carded a 187 total, and Guthrie shot 192. Jennifer Errend, a Franklin junior, was 27th at 208. Wilson’s top golfer, senior Taylor Stroup, tied for 35th at 223, and Madison senior Kendra Hale got 39th with a 225 total.

• La Salle’s boys finished second in the 4A tournament at Eagle Crest Ridge in Redmond. The Falcons’ 655 total was six shots behind Seaside and six ahead of Ridgeview.

Senior Austin Yeo led La Salle, shooting 9-over 153 to earn fourth-place honors. Sophomore Alex Yeo (158) tied for ninth.

• In the 3A/2A/1A boys tourney at Corvallis’ Trysting Tree, Catlin Gabel placed third (646) behind St. Mary’s of Medford (590) and Cascade Christian (613). Oregon Episcopal School (667) was fourth, and Portland Adventist Academy (676) took fifth.

Walter Sherry, a junior at Catlin Gabel, was second. He shot 2-over 146, four behind the winner, senior Dylan Wu of St. Mary’s. Portland Adventist senior Jarrett Johnson tied for seventh at 151.