James Ellis will definitely be doing some extra driving to his job this fall.
Three players from two Douglas County high schools will play for the Class 4A/3A/2A South team in the 46th Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Series on June 15-16.
Sutherlin High sophomore Mason Gill was selected to the Class 4A boys basketball all-state second team in voting released by The Oregonian Thursday afternoon.
Oakland High senior Cameron Benzel was selected to the Class 2A boys basketball all-state first team in a vote of 2A coaches.
GLIDE — Glide senior guard Clayton Farrar was a first-team selection in the recent Mountain Valley Conference boys basketball all-star voting done by the coaches.
Oakland High junior Hadley Brooksby was selected to the OSAA Class 2A girls basketball all-tournament first team and the school won the sportsmanship trophy on Saturday at the Pendleton Convention Center.
Sophomore guard Moriah Michaels, who led the Days Creek girls basketball team to its first OSAA Class 1A tournament berth since 2004, was selected the Skyline League Player of the Year in voting by the coaches.
Senior post Cameron Benzel, who led Oakland to the OSAA Class 2A boys basketball tournament, was selected the Mountain View Conference’s Player of the Year in voting by the coaches.
PENDLETON — Tears were the order of the end of Saturday’s game for the Oakland Oakers, but it was their first half faults, and Clay Sullivan, that caused the waterworks at the Pendleton Convention Center.
NEWPORT — A cold second quarter was too much to overcome for the Sutherlin Bulldogs on Saturday evening, as they dropped a 73-52 decision to the Newport Cubs and were eliminated from the OSAA Class 4A boys basketball playoffs.
PENDLETON — This was not how Oakland scripted Friday’s OSAA Class 2A boys basketball semifinal at the Pendleton Convention Center.
Just like the high school basketball players heading to the state tournament, the officials are feeling a combination of nerves and excitement.
SUTHERLIN — Sophomore Mason Gill, who helped the Sutherlin boys basketball team advance to the Class 4A playoffs, was selected the Sky-Em League Player of the Year in voting by the coaches.