When he was putting together his initial football staff at North Medford High, Mike Mitchell put a particularly different spin on his...
Ashland goalkeeper Miles Furuichi and West Albany's Travis Cox were recognized as co-MVPs in the Class 5A Southern League water polo all-star voting.
Ashland's Hoku Eggertsen and Alex Sukles were also named to the first team.
On the girls side, Ashland's Sadie Kasiah and Emma Frantz made the first team.
West Albany's Alex Glenn was given girls MVP honors.
5A Southern League Honors
1ST TEAM — Miles Furuichi, Ashland; Travis Cox, West Albany; Josh Bryant, West Albany; Hoku Eggertsen, Ashland; Alex Sukles, Ashland; Gabe DeSimone, West Albany; Sam Garrison, Cottage Grove.
2ND TEAM — John Burchfiel, West Albany; Jericho Walker-Roberts, Ashland; Caleb Leczel, Cottage Grove; Andrew James, West Albany; Corey Solari, Marist; Hayden Dover, North Eugene; Ryan Johnson, Marist.
HONORABLE MENTION — Taos Caderette-Stewart, Ashland; Ryan Johnson, Marist; JD Rivas, Marist; Sean Steindorf, North Eugene; David Richards, Cottage Grove.
1ST TEAM — Alex Glenn, West Albany; Amanda Kitchen, West Albany; Sadie Kasiah, Ashland; Mikayla Kloss, West Albany; Emma Frantz, Ashland; Kenzie Baas, West Albany.
2ND TEAM — Maddy Longshore, Ashland; Sabrina Scoggin, Ashland; Jocelyn Harding, West Albany; Sequioa Fellows, North Eugene; Aubrie Georgevitch, Ashland; Eryne Grant, North Eugene; Maddie Priaulx, North Eugene.
HONORABLE MENTION — Emily Heller, North Eugene; Yvette Vetro, North Eugene.