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Sutherlin guard Jadyn Vermillion drives to the basket against South Umpqua earlier this season.

Junior guard Jadyn Vermillion of Sutherlin was selected the Far West League girls basketball Most Valuable Player in voting done by the coaches.

Vermillion helped the second-ranked Bulldogs go unbeaten in league play and finish 22-2 over the regular season, averaging 10.9 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals a game. She’s also considered a strong defensive player.

Sutherlin senior guard Kiersten Haines made the first team for the third time. Junior post Amy Dickover and freshman point guard Micah Wicks were second-team picks.

Sutherlin’s Josh Grotting was named Coach of the Year.

Other first-team selections from the county included seniors Shlayn Gray and Kyla Pires of South Umpqua. Junior Paige Bailey of Sutherlin, Gray and junior Mackenzii Phillips were selected to the All-Defensive team.

Far West League

Girls Basketball All-Stars

MVP — Jadyn Vermillion, jr., Sutherlin.

Coach of the Year — Josh Grotting, Sutherlin.

First Team — Kiersten Haines, sr., Sutherlin; Jadyn Vermillion, jr., Sutherlin; Lexi Schofield, jr., Brookings-Harbor; Sierra Fitzhugh, jr., Brookings-Harbor; Shalyn Gray, sr., South Umpqua; Kyla Pires, sr., South Umpqua.

Second Team — Amy Dickover, jr., Sutherlin; Micah Wicks, fr., Sutherlin; Sidney Alexander, sr., Brookings-Harbor; Sophia Ferreira, sr., Cascade Christian; Paisley Fish, jr., Cascade Christian.

Honorable Mention — Paige Bailey, jr., Sutherlin; Avana Pettus, sr., Brookings-Harbor; Liz White, jr., Cascade Christian; Katelyn Willard, jr., Cascade Christian; Skylee Gibson, sr., South Umpqua; Milaneta Snuka-Polamalu, jr., Douglas; Adrianna Sapp, soph., Douglas; Kierra Bennett, fr., Douglas; Paige Rajagopal, soph., St. Mary’s; Ryker Rothfus, soph., St. Mary’s.

All-Defensive Team — Paige Bailey, jr., Sutherlin; Alonna Nalls, sr., Brookings-Harbor; Neha Jospeh, jr., Cascade Christian; Shalyn Gray, sr., South Umpqua; Mackenzii Phillips, jr., Douglas; Morgan Dole, fr., St. Mary’s.

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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Tom Eggers is the sports editor for The News-Review. He can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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