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Rogue Valley Adventist senior Caleb Allen was named the Mountain Valley League most valuable player for a third straight year in recent voting by coaches.
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound senior has helped lead the Red Tail Hawks to a 20-3 overall record and undefeated mark in league play at 11-0. RVA will next host a second-round Class 1A state playoff game Saturday.
RVA's Mike Glasgow and Butte Falls' Kim Horn were awarded co-coach of the year recognition. For Glasgow, it is the third straight season he's been given the honor.
Butte Falls' Evan Givens and Emmitt Bateman landed first-team recognition.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER — Caleb Allen, Rogue Valley Adventist.
CO-COACH OF YEAR — Mike Glasgow, Rogue Valley Adventist, and Kim Horn, Butte Falls.
FIRST TEAM — Caleb Allen, Rogue Valley Adventist; Trinton Koch, Gilchrist; Austin McGrew, Triad; Evan Givens, Butte Falls; Emmitt Bateman, Butte Falls.
SECOND TEAM — Kyler Kensler, Hosanna Christian; Jonathan James, Rogue Valley Adventist; Blake Trumbull, Triad; Matt Rader, Prospect; Tucker Boone, Gilchrist; Mitch Cole, Hosanna Christian; Camden Jones, Paisley.
HONORABLE MENTION — Brian Wachter, Rogue Valley Adventist; Doug Etchevers, Triad; Ethan Murphy, North Lake; Matthew Henkel, North Lake; Hunter Nelson, Gilchrist.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER — Katie Murphy, Trinity Lutheran.
COACH OF YEAR — Tracey Fivecoat, North Lake.
FIRST TEAM — Katie Murphy, Trinity Lutheran; Kendra Murphy, North Lake; Sarah Estabrook, Triad; Dani Lynn Sundet, Hosanna Christian; Jessica Arrington, Paisley; Emily Eidler, Trinity Lutheran.
SECOND TEAM — Beth Maro, Hosanna Christian; Brittany Powless, Triad; Ashton Petray, Rogue Valley Adventist; Erin Estabrook, Butte Falls; Raelynn Murray, Hosanna Christian; Mattee Vickerman, Paisley.
HONORABLE MENTION — Hannah Bailey, Prospect; Tori Lilly, Butte Falls; Karrah Davidson, North Lake; Hannah Wood, Rogue Valley Adventist.