Cascade Christian football players had an extra bounce in their stride, along with bling around their necks, on Monday after claiming the Class 3A...
North Medford's Maryssa Becker was named Southern Oregon Hybrid pitcher of the year for the third straight season in all-conference voting conducted by the league's coaches.
The Black Tornado's Mike Mayben was named coach of the year, and the team placed a league-high six players on the first team. Roseburg had five.
Roseburg senior Megan Larkin, an infielder, was player of the year.
North Medford, No. 1 in the OSAA rankings, went unbeaten in 12 SOH games and took a 25-2 record into a scheduled Class 6A second-round playoff game Wednesday against Southridge.
Becker, a senior right-hander who has signed to play for Louisville, finished the regular season with a 14-1 record and a 0.63 ERA. She also had 179 strikeouts in 992/3 innings against just 16 walks.
Other first-team selections for the Black Tornado were senior catcher Katie Williamson, junior infielder Joci Ellis, senior outfielder Michelle Draper, sophomore outfielder Grace Jovanovic and junior utility/designated hitter Katie Ramsay.
Crater had two first-team choices in senior infielder Malorie Mitchell and senior outfielder Allie Winningham.
Pitcher — Maryssa Becker, North Medford, Sr.; Makinna Akers, Roseburg, Sr.
Catcher — Katie Williamson, North Medford, Sr.; Jacey Conklin, Roseburg, So.
Infield — Joci Ellis, North Medford, Jr.; Megan Larkin, Roseburg, Sr.; Allyssa Hunt, Roseburg, Sr.; Malorie Mitchell, Crater, Sr.; Baylee Wyscaver, Roseburg, Fr.
Outfield — Michelle Draper, North Medford, Sr.; Grace Jovanovic, North Medford, So.; Jessa Perkinson, Roseburg, Jr.; Allie Winningham, Crater, Sr.
Utility/DH — Katie Ramsay, North Medford, Jr.
Player of the Year — Megan Larkin, Roseburg, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year — Maryssa Becker, North Medford, Sr.
Coach of the Year — Mike Mayben, North Medford.
Pitcher — Amy Robinson, Grants Pass, So.; Alexis Barkwell, North Medford, Jr.
Catcher — Tia Garrett, South Medford, Jr.; Aleah Stevens, Grants Pass, Jr.
Infield — Maddie Gates, North Medford, Jr.; Alexis Barkwell, North Medford, Jr.; Nicole Godwin, Grants Pass, So.; Sydney Reynolds, Roseburg, Sr.; Brittany Miller, South Medford, Jr.
Outfield — Keisha Williams, North Medford, Jr.; Alex Craft, Crater , Jr.; Taylor Thomas, Grants Pass, So.; Krystal Williams South Medford , So.
Utility/DH — Rachael Moore South Medford, So.
Infield — Sadie Zozaya, Grants Pass, Sr.; Halee Rose, Grants Pass, So.; Danielle Taylor, Grants Pass, So.; Lauren Estremado, Crater, Sr.
Ouffield — Emily Cary, North Medford, Sr.; Stephanie Norrick, Grants Pass, So.
Utility/DH — Katie Britton, Crater, Sr.