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Rogue River girls basketball standout Alli Ehrhardt was selected first-team all-state at the Class 3A level.
The Chieftain completed her high school career as the school's all-time leading scorer, a record she claimed in her junior season.
This past season, she averaged 21 points, nine rebounds, five steals and three assists.
Senior Katie Aguilar of Cascade Christian was chosen for the second team.
Local players receiving honorable mention were St. Mary's senior Emily Alvarez and Cascade Christian senior Meghan Higday.
Class 3A All-State
Amy DeLong, Vale; Marissa Gonzalez, Nyssa; Kaylea Knox, Rainer; Alli Ehrhardt, Rogue River; Darci Woods, Santiam Christian; Mariah Morton, Catlin Gable.
Coach of the year: Jason Johnson, Vale.
Player of the year: Amy DeLong, Vale.
Chelsea Alsdorf, Valley Catholic; Taylor GeDeros, Coquille; Janelle Land, Santiam Christian; Megan Williams, Vale; Katie Aguilar, Cascade Christian; Brook Wilson, Willamina.
Abby Fenton, Burns; Rachel Peters, Salem Academy; Sydney Tonack, Portland Adventist; Rebecca Baglai, Valley Catholic; Jasmine Bush, Valley Catholic; Ellie Gould, Salem Academy.
Sami Belleque, Blanchet Catholic; Emily Alvarez, St. Mary's; Becca Hawkins, Vale; Jessica Siler, Umatilla; Maddie Clark, Horizon Christian; Maddye Dinsmore, Burns; Meadow McAllister, Salem Academy; Meghan Higday, Cascade Christian; Emily Copple , Blanchet Catholic; Essi McGautha, Catlin Gable; Whitney Anderson, Willamina; Jess Thoens, Horizon Christian; Bianca Russel, Blanchet Catholic; Marissa McCrorey, Myrtle Point; Danica Aboujaoude, Portland Adventist; Kylee Crape, Rainer.