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OSAA Awards

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Academic All-State

About This Award

The OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Program recognizes outstanding achievement in the classroom. The boys and girls team in each OSAA-sanctioned activity with the highest team grade point average (G.P.A.) earns the Academic All-State Award. Each member of a winning team receives a commemorative decal and a certificate. The school receives a plaque in honor of its team. Members of top ten schools in each activity at each classification are also recognized.

All teams that earn a 3.0 GPA or higher will receive 25 points for their school in The OSAA Cup standings. Teams in the Top 10 in an activity receive additional points, according to the scoring system outlined here. A list of all teams with a 3.0 GPA or higher will also be posted to the OSAA website.

Previous Winners

Overall Winners by Activity for 1997-2007 (PDF)

Select a school year from the drop-down list above to view a past year's Academic All-State results.

Spring 2023-24 Awards

Qualifying & Top Ten Teams:
Baseball | Softball | Boys Track & Field | Girls Track & Field | Boys Tennis | Girls Tennis | Boys Golf | Girls Golf | Band | Orchestra | Choir | Solo Music | Speech

Fall 2023-24 Awards

Qualifying & Top Ten Teams:
Football | Volleyball | Boys Soccer | Girls Soccer | Boys Cross Country | Girls Cross Country
Submitting Nominations
Every season, each full member school has the option to submit a OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Nomination Form for each hosted activity.

School administrators can access these forms from the "My Account" page under the "Academic All-State" sub-tab.

On these forms, you will list the entire varsity team only. You do not include sub-varsity participants. Do not combine boys and girl teams, each activity has a separate form.

Use the most recent, unweighted, transcripted grades included on each student's transcript. Do not use cumulative GPA. Be sure to include all co-op students and their GPA from his/her cooperating school.

If a student's grades were not earned at your high school or cooperating high school during the previous transcripted grading period, please list his/her name and leave the GPA field blank. (For example: first term freshman, home school students, new exchange students, new transfer students.)

There must be a minimum of 5 students with a GPA entry in order to submit a nomination form.

Athlete of the Week presented by Toyota

About This Award

Each week throughout the school year, Toyota and the OSAA will recognize varsity athletes that exhibited an outstanding performance during the previous week. All qualifying students will be in good academic standing, show leadership qualities and serve as role models in their communities.

The Athlete of the Week will be chosen based off of nominations. To nominate an athlete for consideration, please fill out the form below. The weekly deadline is Tuesday at noon.

Each winner of the Athlete of the Week award will receive letter of recognition from the OSAA Executive Director and an Athlete of the Week sling bag from Toyota and the OSAA. Winners will be announced weekly on the OSAA website and across OSAA social media platforms.

2023-2024 Athlete of the Week Winners

Week Student School Activity Performance Details
Aug 24 - Sept 3 Amber Walker Tigard Volleyball Amber recorded 26 kills and 45 digs against North Salem.
Kiara Adams Mannahouse Academy, Eugene Volleyball Kiara's leadership for the Lions has been remarkable both on and off the field since she stepped into a captain role for this first year team.
Oliver Gaines Nelson Boys Soccer Oliver scored three goals and assisted a fourth goal against Lebanon.
Logan Backman Myrtle Point Football Logan threw 14 for 20 for 431 yards and 8 TDs. Additionally, he rushed for 41 yards.
Sept 4 - 10 Nelida Dalgas North Salem Girls XC Nelida ran a time of 17:47 in the 5k at Ash Creek, making her the top runner for 6A XC in the state. Her time also broke North Salem’s XC school record.
Cloe Chase Marist Catholic Girls Soccer Cloe scored 7 goals across 2 games this week. So far this season, Cloe has scored 14 total goals in 4 games.
Jonathan Flores Lost River Boys Soccer Jonathan played a key role in the Raiders win this week. He scored 5 goals and made some crucial saves when he filled in for their injured goalkeeper.
Athan Palmateer South Salem Football Athan went 29 for 39 passing, accumulating 503 yards. He threw for 6 TDs, giving the Saxons a 45-44 win over Sunset.
Sept 11 - 17 Paige Edmonson Sutherlin Girls Soccer Paige is a captain for the Bulldogs. In her first two games she scored four goals, starting her season off with a bang.
Amelia Campbell Grant Girls XC Amelia won the Oregon City Invitational with a time of 18:39.6. Her performance led the Generals team to a 2nd place finish.
Carter Bengtson Cottage Grove Boys XC Carter ran a 40 second PR to win the Country Fair Classic race with a time of 15:42. This is currently the fastest 4A time in the state.
Rocco McClave Crescent Valley Football Rocco threw 24 for 39 for 375 yards and 4 TDs. He also rushed 200 yards for 4 TDs. Defensively, he also had 3 tackles.
Sept 18 - 24 Dakota King Yamhill-Carlton Volleyball Dakota compiled 38 kills, 31 digs, 13 blocks, and 9 aces throughout her competitions this week.
Sylvia Eckman Roseburg Girls XC Sylvia won the 2023 Prefontaine Memorial meet by 53 seconds, finishing the race with a PR of 18:46.50.
Eli Williams Cove Charter Boys XC Eli has had a great start to his season. He got first place at the Parma Invite, Catherine Creek Scamper, Wallowa County Invite, and Walla Walla Hawk Invite. Eli has a PR of 16:05.
Kollin Schumacher Regis Football Kollin threw for 441 yards and 5 TDs. He also ran for an additional TD, giving the Rams the win against Gervais.
Sept 25 - Oct 1 Emma Brewer Salem Academy Volleyball Emma had 89 kills and 41 digs this week. She currently has a season total of 370 kills, 205 digs, 18 blocks, 44 aces, and a serving percentage of 92.8%.
Jordan Fagert North Valley Girls Soccer Jordan played an important role in the Knights victories this week. Across both games, she scored 5 goals and assisted 4 more.
Dalton Steers Pacific Boys Soccer Dalton led the Pirates to a 4-0 win this week, scoring all 4 goals. He has accumulated 20 goals and 11 assists in 8 games.
Brady Housley Westside Christian Boys Soccer Brady has been an offensive powerhouse for the Eagles. He has scored 14 goals and assisted another 14 goals in his first 6 games.
Oct 2 - 8 Calista Everson Valley Catholic Girls Soccer Calista is the leading goal scorer for the Valiants, despite being a defender. She scored a hattrick this week, putting Calista at 8 goals this season.
Gillian Merhoff Mazama Volleyball Throughout this week, Gillian had a total of 11 kills, 16 digs, 4 aces, and 2 blocks. This puts Gillian at a season total of 142 kills, 51 aces, 141 digs, and 11 blocks.
Ariel de Dios Cruz Willamette Boys Soccer Ariel led the Wolverines to 2 wins this week, scoring 6 goals & assisting a 7th. Ariel was also voted the SBLive Best High School Boys Soccer player for Fall of 2023.
Jackson Duringer Central Linn Boys XC Jackson took 2nd place in the Harrier Classic FR/SO race, coming in with a time of 18:00. He also plays in the midfield for the Cobras Boys Soccer team.
Oct 9 - 15 Frances Rueland Lincoln Volleyball Frances led the Cardinals to two victories this week. She scored 5 goals against Roosevelt, and then scored a goal and assisted another against Franklin.
Helen Tenney Cleveland Volleyball Helen had 4 aces, 22 assists, 16 digs, and a serve rating of 2.48 this week. This puts her at 20 aces, 8 kills, 228 assists, and 66 digs for the season.
Quentin Buckland Elmira Football Quentin led the Falcons against Siuslaw this week. He scored 6 TDs, had 160 yards passing, 246 yards rushing, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception, and 6 tackles.
Mario Jauregui Centennial Boys Soccer Mario had the Eagles wear black arm bands in honor of his coach, who recently lost a family member. He then netted 3 goals and assisted another.
Oct 16 - 22 Libby McLaughlin Marist Catholic Girls Soccer Libby scored 6 goals and got 7 assists this week. She now has 24 goals and 23 assists for the season.
Alyssa Baird Portland Christian Volleyball Across 14 matches, Alyssa tallied 242 kills, 153 digs, and 42 aces. She was voted Player of the Year in the 2A Northwest League.
Grady Greenwood Condon Boys XC Grady set a new record for Condon at the Vernonia Invitational. He finished with a time of 15:51.8, leading the Blue Devils to a 4th place finish.
Ethan Hendrickson Ontario Football In 3 quarters of play, Ethan carried for 258 yards and 5 TDs. His season rushing numbers are 1503 yards in 165 carries, and 22 TDs.
Oct 23 - 29 Jayne Neal Central Linn Girls XC Jayne set a new PR at the Special District 2 District Meet. She took third place, finishing with a time of 20:27.35.
Emma Hugo Molalla Girls Soccer Emma led the Indians to 2 key victories this week, scoring 2 goals against The Dalles and 3 against Junction City. Emma has a total of 15 goals this season.
Paul Hretcanu Tigard Boys XC Paul took first place in the Three Rivers District Championship. He finished with a time of 16:05:59.
Memo Cervantes Delphian Boys Soccer Memo scored 3 important goals this week, helping the Dragons win both games and securing their spot in the second round of playoffs.
Oct 30 - Nov 5 MacKenzie Bigej Canby Girls XC MacKenzie won the NWOC districts with a time of 17:31.61. She then took second place in the 5A Girls XC State Championships. After receiving her award, she departed to go play in the 5A Girls Soccer quarterfinals against Wilsonville.
Kortney Doman Crane Union Volleyball Kortney helped the Mustangs win the 1A Volleyball State Championships. Over the course of the state tournament, she compiled 77 kills, 8 aces, and 19 digs.
Jack Meier West Salem Boys XC Jack took first in the 6A Boys Cross Country State Championship. He finished with a time of 15:23.7.
Cort Waggoner Siuslaw Football As captain, Cort led the Vikings to the playoffs. He was also named the 2023-24 3A Mountain-Valley League Lineman of the Year for both sides of the ball.
Nov 6 - 12 Emma Bennett Jesuit Girls XC Emma won the 6A Girls XC State Championship with a time of 18:00.2. This also helped the Crusaders take first place as a team.
Kenley Whittaker Wilsonville Girls Soccer Kenley scored the opening goal and assisted another in the 5A Girls Soccer State Championship, giving the Wildcats their third consecutive state title.
Almikar Garcia McLoughlin Boys Soccer Almikar scored 2 goals to win the 3A/2A/1A Boys Socer State Championship. He accumulated 37 goals throughout the season.
Hulises Najera The Dalles Boys Soccer Hulises scored 3 goals in 2 matches, leading the Riverhawks to the semifinals for the first time in school history. He scored 20 goals total this season.
Nov 13 - 19 Campbell Swaim Catlin Gabel Girls Soccer Campbell scored a goal in the state finals, sending the Eagles to PKs against Valley Catholic. The Eagles won the PK shootout 5-4. Campbell had a season total of 20 goals and 17 assists.
Alana Harry Lincoln Girls Soccer In the first 3 games of state playoffs, Alana scored 3 goals and assisted another 8 goals. This raises her season total to 20 goals and 22 assists.
Evin Warner Myrtle Point Football In the state quarterfinal game, Evin had 4 reception TDs and 3 rushing TDs for a total of 316 yards. He also had 9 tackles and 1 interception.
Easton Berry Weston-McEwen Football After returning from injury, Easton led the TigerScots to the state finals. He threw for 231 yards and a TD, and also ran for 115 yards and 4 TDs in 16 carries.
Nov 20 - 26 Lexi Fausto Westside Christian Cheerleading Lexi took first place in the 3A/2A/1A division at the OCCA All-State Competition.
Daisy Lelonde East Linn Christian Girls XC Daisy took second place in the 3A/2A/1A XC State Championship Meet. She finished with a time of 19:03.6.
JaMar Thurman Lowell Football JaMar was vital in the Devils first Football state title win. He contributed 5 rushing TDs & 1 receiving TD, totalling 618 yds. He has rushed 2,958 yds this season.
Sentori Martino Barlow Football Sentori helped the Bruins get to the 6A Columbia Cup Semifinals. He had 7 receptions for 118 yds & ran for 144 yds, scoring 2 TDs to win 37-36 against Liberty.
Nov 27 - Dec 3 Dakota Carson Creswell Girls Basketball Over the course of 2 games this week, Dakota compiled a total of 28 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 steals.
Macali Lade Siuslaw Girls Wrestling Macali won the Perry Burlison Invitational with a record of 5-0, pinning all of her opponents.
Marcus Lozano McMinnville Cheerleading This week, Marcus won the OCCA All-State Male Competition for the 4th time. He also won the OCCA All-State Coed Group Stunt for the 3rd time.
Zafer Courcelle Franklin Boys XC Zafer finished 87th out of 2300 at the Nike XC Nationals with a time of 16:11. His performance helped his team get 14th in the nation.
Dec 4 - 10 Chaya Palomo Sprague Girls Wrestling Chaya competed in the Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Women’s Tournament this week. She recorded 3 wins, all by fall, with the quickest one being :13 seconds into the first period.
Isabella Harms Willamette Girls Basketball Isabella led the Wolverines to a win against Crescent Valley. She had 7 steals, 6 rebounds, and scored 24 points to give the Wolverines a 62-59 win.
Preston Echeverria Hillsboro Boys Wrestling Preston competed in the Rose City Championships and took first place. He won all his matches by fall. He currently has a record of 7-0.
Rhyne Nelson Willamina Boys Wrestling Rhyne competed in the Rose City Championships this week. He won all 5 of his matches by fall, securing him first place.
Dec 11 - 17 Helena Huettemeyer Lakeridge Girls Swimming Helena took first place with her relay team in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay. She also took first in the 200 I.M. and the 100 backstroke.
Kirsten Delazerda Estacada Girls Wrestling Kirsten won both the Safeway Buckle Classic and the Nelson Invitational. She is undefeated so far this season.
Colin Cordle South Albany Boys Basketball Colin was vital for the RedHawks in their 3 games this week. He scored a total of 76 points across these games, resulting in 3 wins for South Albany.
Peyton Pierce Eagle Point Boys Basketball Peyton made a big impact in the Eagles game this week. He scored 33 points and had 4 steals, resulting in a win for the Eagles.
Dec 25 - 31 Hannah Hernandez Ontario Girls Wrestling Hannah is currently 16-0 and has 5 tournament championships on the season.
Layla Burgess Elmira Girls Basketball Last year's Elmira female athlete of the year, averaging 16 pts a game, 110 pts so far this season. Over 450 career points so far.
Jackson Potts Mountain View Boys Wrestling One of only 6 Oregon athletes to place at the prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions. Earned 6th place out of more than 64 entries in his 165 lb. weight class. He has a record of 14-3 with three tournament titles.
Bridger Foss South Medford Boys Wrestling Improved to 15-0 on the season by going 5-0 at the Grants Pass Winter Kickoff and winning the NB Coast Classic Champion last week at 190lbs.
Jan 1 - 7 Zorina Markley Johnson Ida B Wells Girls Wrestling Zorina recorded 6 first-round pins on her way to a dominant first place 125-pound title on January 5-6, 2024 at the Kelso Girls Invitational. She was the only champion from Oregon in the tournament of 14 weight classes with 815 athletes. Zorina also plays defensive line for her Guardian football team, she sprints for her track team, carries a 4.0 GPA, and is a member of the OSAA student advisory council.
Runon Muroya Western Christian Girls Basketball In the team's last 5 games she's averaged 20 points or more, and is averaging 5 steals and 3 assists per game.
Isaac Hampton Newberg Boys Wrestling Went 3-0 at the Earl Gillis Invitational on 1/5, adding onto his already 3 first place finishes at the Rose City Championship OR, Best of the West WA, and Gut Check WA. All at 126 lbs.
Christian Retherford Toledo Boys Wrestling This last week he placed 1st at 150 lbs at Congrove-Eschler Wrestling Tournament and 1st in Elgin vs Toledo Duel in the same week. This year he has also placed 1st at Bill Hagerty Invitational and Willie Wilkinson Memorial.
Jan 8 - 14 Maya Barrios Beaverton Girls Wrestling Maya took 1st place in her weight class at the Tigard Invitational. She also helped spearhead the Beavers Girls Wrestling program, growing it from 1 to 13 athletes.
Lydia Traore Crater Girls Basketball Lydia led the Comets to a win against Springfield. She scored 18 points, got 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
Michael Miller Illinois Valley Boys Wrestling Michael won all 5 of his matches at the Oregon Classic. He also took 1st place at the Dan Vidlak Invitational, Grants Pass Winter Kick-Off, and Hunter Hoeptner Memorial.
Elijah Hatfield Glide Boys Wrestling Elijah went 5-0 at the Oregon Classic. He was also voted Most Valuable Wrestler at the Covered Bridge Invitational. He is 19-0 on the season so far.
Jan 15 - 21 Gretchen Orton Jefferson Girls Basketball Gretchen scored 39 points in a double OT game against Taft and another 28 points against Amity, leading the Lions to 2 victories.
Katie Dunn Parkrose Dance/Drill Katie was 1 of 11 dancers from 5A selected to the All-State team. She was also awarded top honors at the Reynolds competition earlier this year.
Preston Tompkins Open Door Christian Boys Basketball Across 2 games, Preston scored a combined 63 points and got 8 assists, 16 steals, and 7 rebounds. He has an average of 22.2 points a game.
Bergen Keplinger Rainier Jr/Sr HS Boys Swimming In the 50 Free, Bergen took first place at the Rainier Invitational. He also took first in duels against Taft and St. Helens in the 50 Free.
Jan 22 - 28 Morgan Cole-Hand Spray Girls Basketball Morgan got her 10th triple double of the season this week. Across both of the Eagles games this week, she scored 45 PTS and had 22 RBs, 26 STLs, and 15 ASTs.
Zoraya Hernandez Barlow Girls Swimming Zoraya led the Bruins to win both the 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Free Relay in their last 3 meets. She also won the 200 Free, which is not normally her event.
Ryan Griffin Illinois Valley Boys Wrestling Ryan took first place at the Dan Vidlak Invitational, the Grants Pass Winter Kick-Off, and the Hunter Hoeptner Memorial. His record is 28-0 this season.
Cannon Anderson St. Mary's School Boys Basketball Cannon made a big impact in the Crusaders games this week. He scored 23 PTS against Coquille and 33 PTS against Glide, both resulting in wins.
Jan 29 - Feb 4 Voilette Anderson Trout Lake Girls Basketball Violette led the Mustangs to 3 victories this week. She scored a total of 73 points and compiled 20 rebounds, 8 assists, and 19 steals.
Paige Allen La Grande Girls Wrestling Paige won the Hood River Valley Girls Invitational and the Lady Huskie Invitational (WA). She has a current record of 30-4 this season.
Keivon Riley Junction City Boys Basketball In the 4th quarter Keivon scored 20 points, erasing the Tigers 18-point deficit. The highlight of his performance was a game-winning buzzer-beater from three-quarters court to win the game.
Brock Barron-Perreira Glide Boys Wrestling Brock won the Covered Bridge Invitational and the Panther Coastal Clash. He has a record of 27-4 this season and is a captain for the Wildcats.
Feb 5 - 11 Ariya Abdullah David Douglas Girls Swimming Ariya finished first in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, and the 200 Freestyle Relay. She earned Mount Hood Conference Swimmer of the Meet for her performance.
Jessica Paulsen Lakeridge Girls Swimming Jessica won the 100 Freestyle and placed third in the 50 Freestyle at the Three Rivers District Meet. She also took first place alongside her teammates in the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays.
Mason Leach Glencoe Boys Swimming Mason was awarded Athlete of the Meet at the Pacific Conference Championship. He took first place and broke the meet record times in both the 100 Backstroke and 200 Medley Relay, and he also took first in the 200 Freestyle Relay.
Owen Koegler Camas Valley Boys Wrestling Owen placed first at the 2A/1A Special District 2 Wrestling Tournament. He also won the Devin Dawson, Willie Wilkinson, Howell, King of the Hill, and the Sutherlin Classic competitions. His record on the season is 37-1.
Feb 12 - 18 Hailey Monte Gladstone Girls Basketball Hailey scored 66 points and totaled 7 assists, 11 rebounds, and 3 steals across 3 games. She has scored 315 points this season, averaging 18.5 points per game.
Dezirae Martinez Castanon Aloha Girls Wrestling Dezirae took first place in the 105-pound bracket in the Girls Special District 1 District meet. She pinned every opponent in the first round.
Mason Hopper Nelson Boys Swimming Mason won the 100 Freestyle and 200 Freestyle in the 6A Swimming State Championships. He was awarded Athlete of the Meet for his performance.
Logan Sunnell Tualatin Boys Wrestling Logan took first place in the 190-pound bracket in the Three Rivers League District meet. He has a record of 16-0 this season.
Feb 19 - 25 Bailey Chafin Sweet Home Girls Wrestling Bailey won her 2nd state championship title in the 4A 125-pound bracket and had a record of 41-1 on the season. She also finished 4th place at the Girls Nationals in 2023 and 2nd place at the 2023 Reno World Finalist Tournament.
Maeve DeYoung West Linn Girls Swimming Maeve won the 100 Backstroke and 100 Butterfly state championship titles, earning All-American consideration times in both events. She broke both high school records for West Linn, and her performance earned her Athlete of the Meet.
Mike Miller Illinois Valley Boys Wrestling Mike won the 2A 113-pound bracket state championship title, making him the 49th four-time champion in Oregon history. He had a record of 41-3 this year.
Kyle Sieminski Sweet Home Boys Wrestling Kyle won the 4A 120-pound bracket state championship title, making him the 50th four-time champion in Oregon history. He had a record of 54-3 this year.
Feb 26 - Mar 3 Taylor Donaldson South Albany Girls Basketball Taylor scored her 1,000th career point as a sophomore against Lebanon, where she scored 18 points and got 5 rebounds. She then scored 23 points with 13 rebounds to help the RedHawks move on to the state quarter-finals.
Audra Rose St. Paul Girls Basketball In the first 2 rounds of state playoffs, Audra scored 55 points and had 30 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.
Taylor Parsons Grant Union Boys Wrestling Taylor became a two-time 2A State Champion in the 126-pound bracket, winning all his matches by pin. He also won the Heppner-Bank, Elgin Buckle, and District tournaments by pinning all his opponents.
Jack Lidbeck Harrisburg Boys Basketball Jack scored 45 points in the 3A state tournament, helping the Eagles secure 5th place. He was selected for the 1st team all-league in the Mountain Valley Conference, and was a big reason the Eagles received the sportsmanship award.
Mar 4 - 10 Eva Phillips Lebanon Dance/Drill As a captain of her team, Eva helped lead the Warriors to 14 first place trophies this season, and she recently made the DDCA All-State Dance team. She is also the Valedictorian of her class.
Annie Campos Henley Girls Basketball Annie scored her 1,500th point during the 5A Girls Basketball state championships. She scored the game winning basket to win the title for the Hornets, and she was unanimously selected for the first team all-tournament roster.
Isaac Carr Central Catholic Boys Basketball Isaac scored 26 points and had 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals to help the Rams win the 6A State Championship against Roosevelt.
Jackson Doman Canby Boys Wrestling Jackson took first place in the 215-pound bracket at the 5A state championships. He had an undefeated season, with a record of 45-0.
Mar 11 - 17 Lillian Bigby Astoria Dance/Drill As a captain, Lillian helped the Fishermen win the 5A/4A/3A/2A/1A Hip Hop division at the OSAA state championships. She also made the all-state team, and was awarded a DDCA Dance scholarship.
Gracelyn Chaffee Canby Dance/Drill Gracelyn helped the Cougars secure 2nd place at the OSAA state championships in the 5A/4A/3A/2A/1A Traditional and Show divisions. She also earned a spot on the 5A all-state dance team and received a DDCA dance scholarship.
Rowan Files Lowell Boys Track & FIeld At the Icebreaker meet in Reedsport, Rowan took 1st place in the 100m and had a 3rd place finish in the Javelin.
Braden Marthaller Toledo Baseball In his 1st 3 games, Braden compiled 3 2Bs, 5 RBIs, 4 Rs, and 12 SBs. From the mound, he hasn’t allowed a single run so far and got 12Ks.
Mar 18 - 24 Olivia Pompetti Central Catholic Softball Olivia had an amazing performance batting for the Rams this week. Across 3 games, she hit 5 HRs, drove in 13 runs and accounted for 7 Rs, 2 2Bs, and 1 SB.
Ava Eib St. Helens Softball In her past 2 games, Ava pitched complete shutouts, helping the Lions win both games. She had 17 KOs from the circle in just one game.
Nathan Neveau Pendleton Boys Track & Field Nathan is leading the 4A Discus rankings with a throw of 157’ 6”. He is currently runner-up in the 4A Shot Put rankings with a throw of 51’ 1”.
Gage Martinez Crook County Baseball Gage helped the Cowboys win against Astoria, pitching 7 innings without giving up a single hit and striking out 13 batters.
Mar 25 - 31 Josie Donelson Lake Oswego Girls Track & Field To start her season, Josie broke the Oregon 400m record with a time of 53.53, taking 3rd place in the Florida Relays. She also leads the state in the 100m, 200m, and 300m hurdles, and runs anchor for the Lakers 4x100m relay team.
Ayla Davies Burns Softball In the Union Softball Tournament, Ayla compiled 30 Ks from the circle. She then struck out another 11 batters against Warrenton, surpassing 1,000 career high school varsity strikeouts. She also batted .800 for the weekend.
Andy Yang Westview Boys Golf Andy has won all 3 of his league matches so far, leading the Wildcats to 1st place in the standings. He has not shot over par so far this season. Andy is committed to Cal Baptist University to play Golf.
James Bauman Lake Oswego Boys Track & Field In the Florida Relays James ran the 100m in 10.58 seconds, taking 4th place and breaking a 60-year-old school record. He also runs on the 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams for the Lakers.
Apr 1 - 7 Sophie Schoolmeester Banks Girls T&F Sophie ran a state-leading time of 2:12.4 in the 800m. She also ran the 1500m in 4:37.6, making her the 3A state leader.
Melinee Udom Westview Girls Golf Melinee has won all 4 of her league matches so far. She also took 1st place in her recent tournament at the Reserve, beating 2nd place by 8 strokes.
Ethan Aman Franklin Boys T&F Ethan threw 60’ 5” in the Shot Put, making him the state leader regardless of classification. He also threw 153’ 2” in the Discus, making him the 6A state leader.
Jaime Acunas Crook County Boys Tennis Jaime won both of his singles matches this week and was undefeated to take 1st place in the White Buffalo Invitational.
Apr 8 - 14 Marissa Johnson Tigard Girls T&F Marissa threw 45’ 3” in Shot Put, awarding her the best mark in the state regardless of classification. She is also the state leader in the Discus with a mark of 145’ 11.5”.
Gracie Huston Central Catholic Softball Gracie struck out 32 batters from the circle this week, including a perfect game against Clackamas. She also batted .417 and got 4 RBIs this week.
Cohen Gladheim Sherwood Boys Golf Cohen shot a Pacific Conference tournament-low score of 68 this week. He currently leads the league scoring average with an average of 70.
Mason Detzler Myrtle Point Boys T&F Mason is the 1A state leader in the Shot Put with a mark of 58’ 11.5”. He is also the 1A state leader in the Discus with a mark of 157’ 2”.
Apr 15 - 21 Joey Sizemore Clatskanie Softball Joey batted .727 this week, compiling 13 RBIs, 2 HRs, and a grand slam. From the circle, she struck out 17 batters.
Hadley Hughes Willamina Girls T&F Hadley is the 2A state leader in the Javelin, with a mark of 129’ 9”. She is also 3rd place in the 2A state rankings in both the Discus with a mark of 115’ 1”, and Shot Put with a mark of 33’ 8”.
Chris Sickles Falls City Boys T&F Chris broke a 30-year school record in the Pole Vault for the Mountaineers with a mark of 9’ 6”. He also ran the 110M Hurdles in a time of 16.93, breaking another school record from 2006 by 0.01 seconds.
Amin Diani Banks Boys T&F Amin broke his own school record from 2023 in the 800M with a time of 1:55.75. His performance also makes him the 3A state leader.
Apr 22 - 28 Sophia Castenada Newberg Girls T&F Sophia ran the 400M in 54.98 seconds this week, re-breaking her own school record and puts her in 2nd place in state regardless of classification. Her time also makes her the 12th fastest sophomore in the country.
Harlee Agee Douglas Softball In her last 4 games, Harlee pitched a total of 19 innings, striking out 30 batters. Additionally, she batted .400 and got 3 RBIs.
Kiyan Vrell Amity Boys T&F Kiyan re-broke his own school record in the Javelin with a throw of 190’, also making him 1st place in state for 3A. He also got a PR in Hammer with a throw of 141’ 9”, putting Kiyan in 3rd place in the state for 3A.
Nolan Mead Pendleton Boys T&F Nolan is the 4A state leader in the Triple Jump, leaping 44’ 11”. Nolan also jumped 21’ 4” in the Long Jump, putting him at 5th place in the state for 4A.
Apr 29 - May 5 Maya Promwongsa Tualatin Girls Golf Maya won the 6A Special District 2 Regional Tournament (Mt. Hood, Three Rivers) with a 2-day score of 147.
Brezlyn Hagemeister Ridgeview Softball Across 3 games this week, Brezlyn compiled 35 KOs from the circle. Offensively, she hit 3 2Bs and got 9 RBIs.
Jayden Jessee Grants Pass Boys T&F Regardless of classification, Jayden is the state leader in the 110M Hurdles with a time of 14.13, 2nd place in the 300M Hurdles with a time of 39.07, and 6th place in the High Jump, jumping 6’ 5”.
Dylan Beals Illinois Valley Baseball Dylan pitched a complete game no-hit shutout against Riddle this week, striking out 11 batters.
May 6 - 12 Margaret Pizano Mazama Softball In a double-header against Klamath Union, Margaret hit 3 HRs, a 2B, and a 1B, bringing in a total of 11 RBIs.
Grace Hannan Dallas Girls Golf Grace won the 5A Special District 2 Regional Tournament (Mid-Willamette, Midwestern) with a 2-day score of 160.
Andrew Waletich Sherwood Boys T&F Andrew is the 6A state leader in the 400M with a time of 48.46. This time broke the Sherwood school record that was set almost 30 years ago.
Kolby Coxen Toledo Baseball Across 2 games, Kolby hit 6/6 with a 2B, 6 SBs, and 5 RBIs. He did not make an error in either game.
May 13 - 19 Laken Herrera Ontario Girls Tennis Laken took first place in the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 5 Girls Singles competition to remain undefeated this year.
Laney Deloe Willamina Softball Laney surpassed 200 KOs from the circle this year. Offensively, she has a batting average of .471.
Resean Jones Baker Boys T&F Rasean took first place in both the 110M Hurdles and the 300M Hurdles. He set new state records in both events, with a time of 13.96 in the 110M Hurdles and 37.38 in the 300M Hurdles.
Jason Padgett North Bend Boys T&F Jason took first place in both the 100M and 200M at the 4A OSAA State Championship meet. He finished the 100M with a time of 10.82, and the 200M in 21.50. His 200M time broke the 4A all-time state meet record.
May 20 - 26 Sophie Hulke Sherman Girls T&F At the 1A State Track & Field Championships, Sophie took first place in both the Shot Put with a throw of 38’ 8.75” and Discus with a throw of 119’ 4”.
Blakely Hauck Marist Catholic Softball Blakely hit a 2 RBI single and a 3 RBI double to tie the score near the end of the game. This set the stage for the Spartans extra-inning comeback victory.
Davis Hartwell Crosspoint Christian Boys Golf Davis took first place in the 3A/2A/1A State Golf Championship with a 2-day score of 141, beating second place by 10 strokes. Davis won 6 out of the 8 tournaments he played in this year.
Avery Teed Jesuit Boys T&F Avery took first place in the 100M, 400M, 1500M, and Shot Put in the Para-athlete division, earning 20 points for the Crusaders. He set 3 new state meet records in the 100M, 400M, and Shot Put.
May 27 - June 2 Payton Burnham Sheldon Softball Across both the semifinal and final games of the 6A Softball State Championships, Payton hit a 2B, a HR, and got 5 RBIs. She also pitched 12 scoreless innings and had a combined 20 Ks.
Pharalynn Dickson South Albany Girls T&F Pharalynn took 1st place in the 100M (12.21), 200M (24.86), and 400M (56.42) at the 5A State Championships. For her performance, she was named athlete of the meet.
Andrew Klopcic Valley Catholic Boys T&F Andrew took 1st place in the Long Jump (21’ 8.25”), Triple Jump (44’ 8.25”), 400M (49.55), and the 4x400M Relay (3:23.49). His team’s 4x400M Relay performance broke the 3A state meet record.
Thomas Ferren Myrtle Point Boys T&F Thomas took 1st place in both the 100M (11.19) and the 200M (22.59) at the 1A State Championship meet. He also took 3rd place in the 110M Hurdles (15.72). For his performance, Thomas was named athlete of the meet.

Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month

About This Award

Each month throughout the school year (September through May) Les Schwab Tires and the OSAA will recognize a varsity team of the month for each of the six classifications. Each winning team will be chosen based on performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community.

The Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month will be selected from nominations. To nominate a team for consideration, please fill out the form below. The deadline is the 25th of each month (i.e. September deadline is September 25).

Each winner of the Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. The winning teams will also be celebrated by the their local Les Schwab Tires store. Winners will be announced on the OSAA website and across OSAA social media platforms.

2023-2024 Team of the Month Winners

Month Classification School Activity
September 2023 6ASouthridgeBoys Soccer
2AWestern ChristianVolleyball
1AHarper CharterFootball
October 2023 6ASherwoodFootball
4ANewportBoys XC
3AYamhill-CarltonGirls Soccer
2APortland ChristianVolleyball
1AFour RiversGirls Soccer
November 2023 6ASunsetGirls XC
5AMountain ViewFootball
4AHidden ValleyGirls Soccer
3ACatlin GabelGirls Soccer
December 2023 6ASpragueDance & Drill
5AWilsonvilleGirls Soccer
4APhoenixBoys Swimming
3ARiversideBoys Basketball
1ALost RiverFootball
January 2024 6AGrants PassBoys Basketball
5ACraterBoys Wrestling
4APhilomathBoys Basketball
3AWarrentonGirls Basketball
2AGrant UnionDance/Drill
1AShermanBoys Basketball
February 2024 6AWest LinnCheerleading
5ABendBoys Wrestling
4APendletonGirls Swimming
3ACorbettGirls Basketball
2ARegisGirls Basketball
1ACrosshill ChristianBoys Basketball
March 2024 6ASouth MedfordGirls Basketball
5ASilvertonGirls Basketball
3AValley CatholicDance/Drill
2AStanfieldBoys Basketball
1AMapletonBoys Basketball
April 2024 6ALakeridgeGirls Tennis
5ASummitBoys Golf
4AThe DallesSoftball
3ACascade ChristianSoftball
1ASt. PaulSoftball
May 2024 6AIda B. WellsSoftball
5ASouth AlbanyChoir
3AOregon EpiscopalGirls T&F
2AVernoniaBoys T&F

The OSAA Cup

Presented by Pacific Office Automation

Updated 07/05/2023 Results for the 2022-23 OSAA Cup presented by Pacific Office Automation


# School Pts
1 Jesuit 3921.5
2 Lake Oswego 3858.75
3 West Linn 3088.3
4 Nelson 2942.5
5 Lincoln 2801.65
6 West Salem 2667.05
7 Lakeridge 2654.45
8 Tualatin 2626.25
9 Clackamas 2430.25
10 Sherwood 2418.75
11 Sprague 2389.1
12 Sunset 2378.3
13 Cleveland 2349.75
14 S. Salem 2339.55
15 Tigard 2197.95
16 Sheldon 2195
17 Mountainside 2153.2
18 Oregon City 2149
19 Ida B. Wells 2147.5
20 S. Eugene 2121.35
21 Grant 2062.5
22 Westview 2053.3
23 Barlow 1983.75
24 Newberg 1921.25
25 McNary 1855.4
26 S. Medford 1802.5
27 Roseburg 1800.85
28 McMinnville 1776
29 Central Catholic 1712.5
30 Grants Pass 1615.8
31 N. Medford 1459
32 St. Mary's Acad. 1456.8
33 Gresham 1387.5
34 David Douglas 1373.3
35 Sandy 1280
36 Forest Grove 1240
37 Franklin 1227.5
38 Beaverton 1167.5
39 S.ridge 1160
40 Aloha 1115
41 Willamette 1082.5
42 N. Salem 1050
43 Reynolds 1035
44 Century 977.5
45 McDaniel 960
46 Liberty 936.5
47 Glencoe 902.5
48 Benson 822.5
49 Jefferson, Portland 810
50 Roosevelt 585



# School Pts
1 Summit 4673.75
2 Wilsonville 4107.5
3 Crescent Valley 3523.35
4 Bend 3196.8
5 Canby 2859
6 West Albany 2754.4
7 Silverton 2570.75
8 Crater 2518.75
9 Putnam 2362.5
10 Mountain View 2355
11 Redmond 2345
12 S. Albany 2313.3
13 Ridgeview 2283.35
14 Corvallis 2240
15 Thurston 2203.25
16 Hood River Valley 2197.5
17 Dallas 2148.3
18 Churchill 1922.1
19 Ashland 1913.75
20 La Salle Prep 1902.5
21 N. Eugene 1594.25
22 Lebanon 1548.75
23 McKay 1522.5
24 Caldera 1400.3
25 Central 1306.5
26 Hillsboro 1176.25
27 Parkrose 1060.8
28 Woodburn 980
29 Eagle Point 970
30 Springfield 856.25
31 Milwaukie 827.5
32 Centennial 810.8



# School Pts
1 Scappoose 3215
2 Philomath 3152.5
3 La Grande 3052.5
4 Crook County 2975
5 Henley 2769.05
6 Pendleton 2712.05
7 Marshfield 2607.5
8 N. Bend 2585
9 Baker 2456.65
10 Marist Catholic 2352.5
11 The Dalles 2205.75
12 Cascade 2172.9
13 Gladstone 2167.5
14 Astoria 2115
15 Stayton 2107.9
16 Mazama 1796.75
17 Tillamook 1676.75
18 N. Marion 1550
19 Estacada 1487.5
20 Newport 1467
21 Klamath Union 1432
22 Molalla 1372.5
23 St. Helens 1370
24 Cottage Grove 1292.5
25 Sweet Home 1235
26 Hidden Valley 1175
27 Ontario 1158.3
28 Junction City 1157.5
29 Seaside 1130
30 Madras 925.8
31 Phoenix 921.25



# School Pts
1 Valley Catholic 3025.8
2 St. Mary's, Medford 2525.8
3 Cascade Chr. 2323.3
4 Siuslaw 2279.2
5 Santiam Chr. 2268.75
6 Banks 2223
7 Oregon Episcopal 2190
8 Pleasant Hill 2140
9 Burns 2078.75
10 Catlin Gabel 2031.2
11 Riverdale 1875
12 Westside Chr. 1782.5
13 Sisters 1622.9
14 Vale 1533.9
15 La Pine 1452
16 Yamhill-Carlton 1366.25
17 Creswell 1322.5
18 Horizon Chr., Tualatin 1298.75
19 Douglas 1280
20 Nyssa 1258.3
21 Warrenton 1228.75
22 S. Umpqua 1225
23 Rogue River 1213.75
24 Sutherlin 1200
25 Scio 1180
26 Harrisburg 1160
27 Coquille 1123.75
28 Amity 1102.5
29 Dayton 1057.5
30 Corbett 985
31 McLoughlin 980
32 Lakeview 965
33 N. Valley 955
34 Glide 937.5
35 Elmira 925
36 Umatilla 875
37 Portland Adv. Acad. 861.25
38 Rainier 850
39 Brookings-Harbor 775.9
40 Jefferson 767.5
41 Sheridan 652.5
42 De La Salle N. Catholic 641.7
43 Neah-Kah-Nie 632.5
44 Taft 600
45 Riverside 537.5
46 Milwaukie Acad. of the Arts 300



# School Pts
1 Kennedy 2100
2 Bandon 2057.5
3 Oakland 2023.75
4 Salem Acad. 1787.5
5 Blanchet Catholic 1786.25
6 Knappa 1655
7 Enterprise 1582.5
8 Monroe 1515
9 Culver 1437.5
10 Heppner 1425
11 Central Linn 1390
12 Portland Chr. 1377.5
13 Lowell 1332.5
14 Regis 1317.5
15 East Linn Chr. Acad. 1288.25
16 Delphian 1260
17 Western Chr. 1247.5
18 Weston-McEwen 1206.4
19 Stanfield 1152.9
20 Nestucca 1020
21 Grant Union 1010
22 Santiam 935
23 Toledo 928.75
24 Oakridge 912.5
25 Colton 900
26 Willamina 892.5
27 Gervais 883.75
28 Gold Beach 812
29 Vernonia 806
30 Mannahouse Acad., Portland 785
31 Waldport 745
32 Illinois Valley 715
33 Reedsport 680
34 Clatskanie 670
35 Faith Bible 650
36 Irrigon 612.5
37 Chemawa 600
38 Gaston 310



# School Pts
1 St. Paul 1680
2 Crane 1616.25
3 St. Stephen's Acad. 1447.5
4 Adrian 1417.5
5 N. Douglas 1395
6 Lost River 1377.5
7 Joseph 1270
8 Union 1265
9 S.west Chr. 1250
10 Damascus Chr. 1200
11 Powder Valley 1140
12 Cove 1120
13 Imbler 1100
14 N. Clackamas Chr. 1065
15 Trinity Lutheran 1042.5
16 Crosspoint Chr. 1037.5
17 Nixyaawii 990
18 Country Chr. 965
19 Sherman 952.5
20 Triangle Lake 950
21 S. Wasco County 945
22 Crosshill Chr. 932.5
23 Prairie City 925
24 Umpqua Valley Chr. 920
25 New Hope Chr. 912.5
26 Four Rivers 903.3
27 Eddyville Char. 900
28 Elgin 885
29 C.S. Lewis Acad. 881.25
30 Jordan Valley 870
31 Bonanza 852.5
32 N. Lake 850
33 Myrtle Point 840
TIE Open Door Chr. Acad. 840
35 Pilot Rock 807.5
36 Echo 795
TIE Perrydale 795
38 Pine Eagle 781
39 Elkton 777.5
40 Days Creek 775
TIE Jewell 775
42 Powers 755
43 Spray 750
44 Trout Lake 730
45 Central Chr. 727.5
46 Mohawk 710
47 Camas Valley 705
48 Riddle 700
TIE Willamette Valley Chr. 700
50 Mapleton 696.25
51 Siletz Valley 692.5
52 Veritas 690
53 Crow 675
TIE Gilchrist 675
55 Yoncalla 665
56 Trinity Acad. 662.5
57 Chiloquin 650
TIE Columbia Chr. 650
TIE McKenzie 650
TIE Falls City 650
61 Alsea 642.5
62 Condon 640
63 Dufur 630
64 Cascades Acad. 625
TIE Horizon Chr., Hood River 625
TIE Klickitat 625
TIE Portland Waldorf 625
TIE Rogue Valley Adv. Acad. 625
69 Glendale 615
70 Glenwood 612.5
TIE Valor Chr. 612.5
72 Griswold 601.25
73 Bickleton 600
TIE Burnt River 600
TIE Butte Falls 600
TIE Dayville 600
TIE Grand View Chr. Acad. 600
TIE Harper Char. 600
TIE Life Chr. 600
TIE Livingstone Adv. Acad. 600
TIE Long Creek 600
TIE Lyle 600
TIE Mannahouse Acad., Eugene 600
TIE Milo Adv. Acad. 600
TIE Monument 600
TIE Oregon Sch. f/t Deaf 600
TIE Ukiah 600
88 Pacific 595
89 Ione 550
TIE Mitchell 550
91 Arlington 525
92 Huntington 512.5
93 Kings Valley Char. 500
TIE Paisley 500
TIE Prospect Char. 500
96 Wallowa 412.5
97 Wheeler 200
TIE Wishram 200


About This Award

The OSAA Cup began in 1999 as a way to recognize overall excellence by schools in academics, activities and athletics. The award honors a school's students, teachers, coaches and the entire school community. The Oregonian sponsored the cup from 2002-2017. The cup is currently sponsored by Pacific Office Automation as part of their increased focus on supporting Oregon's high school community.

Schools earn points based on their participation and finish in OSAA State Championships and for Top 10 finishes in the OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Program. A sportsmanship component, whereby schools are awarded points each season for having no ejections, is included as well. The points are updated and released at the end of Fall and Winter seasons and totaled at the end of the year. The school earning the highest points in each classification receives a commemorative trophy from Pacific Office Automation and the OSAA.

OSAA Cup Point System

The OSAA Cup recognizes overall school excellence in academics, activities, athletics and sportsmanship. The guiding force behind these point breakdowns is that every school that has a team or individual qualify for our state championships deserves point recognition. The amount of points is meant to be equitable across all activities with differences based on the number of teams and/or individuals participating. Teams that win a state championship will earn the same points regardless of the activity.


Schools receive points for having teams participate in the OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State program. Schools receive 25 points for a team with a 3.0+ average but not in the Top 10. Schools with teams in the Top 10 in an activity receive points using the scoring breakdown listed above. The overall winner in an activity receives 200 points. Schools with teams that finish atop a classification but not overall receive 175 points. Ties for the overall winner or first place in a classification are awarded the same points. All other ties are split between the places. 50% of all academic points earned will be counted toward the final OSAA Cup standings.


A sportsmanship component was added to the calculations in 2001-2002. Schools receive 200 points per season (Fall, Winter, Spring) for having no ejections. 100 points is subtracted from a school's total for each varsity ejection of a player or coach.

Scoring for Team Sports, Individual Sports, and Activities with Team Standings

Single Placings

1st Place 200 Points
2nd Place 150 Points
3rd Place 140 Points
4th Place 120 Points
5th Place 110 Points
6th Place 100 Points
7th Place 90 Points
8th Place 80 Points
9th Place 75 Points
10th Place 70 Points
11th Place 65 Points
12th Place 60 Points

13th Place 50 Points
14th Place 45 Points
15th Place 40 Points
16th Place 35 Points
17th+ Place 25 Points

Grouped Placings

3rd-4th Places 130 Points
5th-8th Places 95 Points
7th-8th Places 85 Points
9th-16th Places 55 Points

Individuals in Individual Activities

Each individual who qualifies for the state championships in Cross Country, Swimming, Wrestling, Speech, Solo Music, Golf, Tennis, and Track & Field receives an automatic 10 points for his/her school, up to a maximum of 25 points for a school in an activity. Relay teams in Swimming and Track & Field get 10 points total, not 10 per relay member. Individual participants in Golf and Cross Country can earn additional points for a high finish, (30% of what a team would earn for that place in that event.) For example, an individual placing first in a golf championship receives 60 points for his/her school (60 points is 30% of 200 points.)

Leveling the Playing Field

Fall Winter Spring
6A 10 24 42
5A 10 24 40
4A 9 21 36
3A 7 15 24
2A 6 12 21
1A 4 10 12

Similar to scoring systems in other states, we don't want the winning school to just be the school that offers the most activities. For this reason we limit the number of events for which a school can earn points each season (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Once a school has reached the maximum number of events in a particular season, we delete the events in which they scored the least amount of points to reach the maximum number. Limits vary by classification as many schools in lower classifications don't offer every activity. For example a 5A school earning points in 12 different activities in the Fall will have its two lowest point totals dropped for that season. Dropped points from one season can be applied to another season up to the maximum number of activities.

Past Cup Winners

  • 2022-23 - Jesuit, Summit, Scappoose, Valley Catholic, Kennedy, St. Paul
  • 2021-22 - Jesuit, Wilsonville, Philomath, St Mary's School, Regis, Crane
  • 2020-21 - OSAA Cup not awarded
  • 2019-20 - Jesuit, Wilsonville, La Grande, Santiam Christian, Kennedy, St. Paul
  • 2018-19 - Jesuit, Wilsonville, Valley Catholic, Oregon Episcopal School, Kennedy, St. Paul
  • 2017-18 - Jesuit, Summit, Valley Catholic, Cascade Christian, Kennedy, Joseph
  • 2016-17 - Jesuit, Summit, North Bend, St. Mary's School, Kennedy, Crosshill Christian
  • 2015-16 - Jesuit, Summit, Scappoose, St. Mary's School, Kennedy, Hosanna Christian
  • 2014-15 - Jesuit, Summit, Valley Catholic, Blanchet Catholic, Burns, Adrian
  • 2013-14 - South Salem, Summit, North Bend, Valley Catholic, Portland Christian, Triad School
  • 2012-13 - Jesuit, West Albany, La Salle Prep, Valley Catholic, Portland Christian, Triad School
  • 2011-12 - Jesuit, Summit, Sisters, Valley Catholic, East Linn Christian, Triad School
  • 2010-11 - Jesuit, Marist, Philomath, St. Mary's, Riverdale, The Triad School
  • 2009-10 - Jesuit, West Albany, Marist, Santiam Christian, St. Mary's, The Triad School
  • 2008-09 - Jesuit, Summit, Marist, Santiam Christian, St. Mary's, The Triad School
  • 2007-08 - Jesuit, Crescent Valley, Marist, Santiam Christian, St. Mary's, The Triad School
  • 2006-07 - Jesuit, Crescent Valley, Marist, Burns, St. Mary's, The Triad School
  • 2005-06 - Jesuit, Marist, Santiam Christian, The Triad School
  • 2004-05 - Jesuit, Marist, Santiam Christian, Damascus Christian
  • 2003-04 - North Medford, Marist, Santiam Christian, Wallowa
  • 2002-03 - (tie) Grant/Sheldon, La Grande, Santiam Christian, Damascus Christian
  • 2001-02 - Sheldon, Wilsonville, Santiam Christian, Ione
  • 2000-01 - (tie) Crescent Valley/Klamath Union, La Grande, Santiam Christian, Ione
  • 1999-00 - Jesuit, Marist, Santiam Christian, Ione

Previous Results

Select a school year from the drop-down list above to view a past year's results.

Moda Health Player of the Game /
Athlete of the Meet

2023-2024 Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarship

For over a decade, Moda Health has recognized the Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet during OSAA State Championships across numerous activities. Continuing the practice from last year, all 2023-2024 Varsity participants are eligible to apply for the Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarship.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The application period will open on May 31, and close on June 30. All application materials should be emailed to connor@osaasp.com.

Click HERE to view the application!

2022-2023 Moda Heath Scholarship Recipients

Zidane Indarta is a member of the boys soccer team at Cleveland. After moving to the United States from Indonesia, Zidane has been vastly involved in various programs and volunteer work. His life experiences have driven him to be an active leader in the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Muslim communities. Zidane is also a member of the NAACP/Metro Environmental Justice program, where he has spent the last two years as an Outreach Coordinator and was a leader in the local youth NAACP chapter. This enabled him to lead BIPOC youth on nature hikes around Portland during summer break. With his experience in this program, Zidane helped train an incoming cohort of student leaders to improve the work in this program for the years to come. Through the avenue of soccer, Zidane has taken his passion for the sport and has given back to his community through TOPSoccer. In this program he helped coach youth soccer kids with developmental disabilities, which has given him a stronger connection to his local community. While balancing his extracurricular activities and programs, Zidane graduated with a 3.6 GPA whilst enrolling in many IB courses at Cleveland. Zidane will be continuing his education at Lewis and Clark College to pursue a BA in International Studies and Law. After graduating, he hopes to find a job in the legal system helping first generation students and families navigating the US education system.

Saylor Swanson is a three-sport athlete, participating in girls soccer, girls swimming, and girls track & field. As a student, she has excelled in the classroom, earning a 4.0 GPA during her time at North Marion. Her dedication and effort towards education has put Saylor at the top of her class, ending her senior year as the valedictorian of her class. As a driven individual, Saylor was highly engaged, having served as an ASB coordinator, helped assemble yearbooks, and was voted in as the ASB class president. Additionally, she participated in the Future Business Leaders of America program. Saylor prioritizes community service and volunteering, committing 550 hours in her senior year to working in food banks, blood drives, and other community outreach programs. As an athlete at North Marion, Saylor has competed in the state playoffs in both soccer and track & field. She displayed her leadership in athletics as a captain on the soccer team, swim team, as well as the sprint team in track & field.

Brady Bliven competed in boys cross country and boys track & field for West Salem. In the classroom, he has maintained a 3.95 GPA while heavily integrating himself into business and marketing at West Salem. Alongside a variety of marketing courses, Brady is a supervisor in the student store where he oversees selling, orders, and stocks merchandise. He is also a supervisor in the Advanced Banking Branch, which has enabled him to work at MAPS bank as a bank teller. Furthering his involvement in extracurriculars, Brady started the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club (FCA) alongside an advisor to create a safe space where students can collaborate and discus their faith. Brady’s love for running has led him to help lead/support younger generations, as he volunteers for many middle school track meets and the Zena Road Run event. Through his time volunteering for these events and Read Across America, Brady has given 40 hours of service to his community. Brady will further his education at Vanderbilt University, and hopes to one day start his own shoe and apparel company.

Moda Health Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet

2022-23 Recognized Players and Athletes

The Moda Health Players of the Game and Athletes of the Meet are announced at the conclusion of each state championship event.

Cross Country State Championships

6A - Boys
Jack Meier, West Salem High School
5A - Boys
Tayvon Kitchen, Crater High School
4A - Boys
Carter Bengtson, Cottage Grove High School
3A - Boys
Trevor Stewart, Vale High School
2A/1A - Boys
Grady Greenwood, Heppner High School
6A - Girls
Emma Bennett, Jesuit High School
5A - Girls
Emily Wisniewski, Crescent Valley High School
4A - Girls
Cecilia Villagomez, La Grande High School
3A/2A/1A - Girls
Jaya Simmons, Valley Catholic High School

Volleyball Championship Final Matches

Lily Lansing, Jesuit High School
Paige Thies, Oregon City High School
Bella Jacobson, Crescent Valley High School
Chloe LeLuge, Bend High School
Bridget Gould, Marshfield High School
Giana Elgarico, Marist Catholic
Claire Crawford, Pleasant Hill High School
Gracie Vohs, Sisters High School
Alyssa Baird, Portland Christian High School
Emma Brewer, Salem Academy
Audra Rose, St. Paul High School
Kortney Doman, Crane Union High School

Soccer Championship Final Games

6A - Boys
Eyad Salhi, Jesuit High School
Rafa Loyo, Lakeridge High School
5A - Boys
Bowen Teuber, Summit High School
Emmanuel Galindo, Hood River Valley High School
4A - Boys
Ivan Hernandez, Newport/Waldport High School
Rogelio Soto-Cruz, Cottage Grove High School
3A/2A/1A - Boys
Almikar Garcia, McLoughlin High School
Gabe Wong, Westside Christian High School
6A - Girls
Eleanor Cohen, Cleveland High School
Kate Ratanaproeska, Grant High School
5A - Girls
Kenley Whittaker, Wilsonville High School
Zari Thomas, North Eugene/Triangle Lake High School
4A - Girls
Kira Bonser, North Marion High School
Piper Paslay, Marist Catholic High School
3A/2A/1A - Girls
Holland Swan, Catlin Gabel School
Paige Everson, Valley Catholic High School

Football Semifinal / Final Games

Blake Hurley, Sunset
Cru Newman, Central Catholic
Drew Nees, Sunset
Dylan Brower, Clackamas
Hunter Haines, West Linn
Kameron Rague, South Medford
Matthew Eleweke, Tualatin
Nolan Keeney, Tualatin
Ryder Schied, South Medford
Sentori Martino, Barlow
Treyson Eddleman, Sherwood
Connor Crum, Mountain View
Cutler Hobin, Summit
Kallen Gutridge, Wilsonville
Mark Wiepert, Wilsonville
Sawyer Teeney, Silverton
James Harvey, Marist Catholic
Joseph Janney, Henley
Landon Boardman-Carlascio, Scappoose
Nick Hudson, Marist Catholic
Zayden Anderson, Seaside
Ashton Moody, Cascade Christian
Boston Hodges, Dayton
Jacob Logan, South Umpqua
Kade Long, Banks
Lane Gilbert, Banks
Charlie Miller, Regis
Easton Berry, Weston-McEwen/Griswold
Gabe Williamson, Oakland
JaMar Thurman, Lowell
Jamar Thurman, Lowell
Sean Roggiero, Weston-McEwan/Griswold
Carter Nichols, Crane
Chase McAuliffe, Lost River
George Puhlscneider, St. Paul
Logan Clayburn, Myrtle Point
Anthony Alimenti, Elkton
Dom Curiel, Echo
Jaxon Grover, Joseph
Kellen Crenshaw, Joseph
Maison Teel, Prairie City/Burnt River
Sam Wyse, Echo

Oregon Army National Guard Most Valuable Teammate

About the MVT Award

The Oregon Army National Guard and the OSAA will recognize athletes that exemplify what being a teammate is all about:

  • Leads by example
  • Willing to play any role
  • Works hard
  • Displays a positive and energetic attitude
  • Supports others

Every varsity coach will be asked to identify the MVT of their team. Each MVT will receive a co-branded item that will be presented at schools by National Guard members, when possible. Of all MVTs identified by coaches, one will be selected and recognized for each activity. All MVTs will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season).

The 2023-2024 Most Valuable Teammate Scholarship application period is open now through July 3 . All application materials should be emailed to connor@osaasp.com. To view the application, click HERE!

Cameron Proudfoot is a three-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball, and baseball at Heppner. In the classroom, Cameron maintains a 4.0 GPA while taking many honors courses as well as participating in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. He is highly engaged in many programs, serving as a member of the Future Farmers of America and National Honor Society. He also provides leadership serving as the president of the Future Business Leaders of America, and was also elected by his peers to be an officer of the Technology Student Association to help develop/implement programs and enhance the Oregon TSA. During his time as an officer in the TSA, he was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service award for his hard work, dedication, and quality of excellence. Through his work in these extracurricular activities, Cameron was able to serve his community in a multitude of ways, such as organizing and running blood drives, assisting his community in clean-up efforts, as well as facilitating the construction process of a new local park and playground. As a teammate, Cameron is a servant leader both on and off the field. On many occasions, he has woken up early before school to pick up his teammates and help them with their academics before school starts so they can participate in sports. He is the first to practice and team workouts, and spends countless hours helping his teammates improve.

Daphne Scriven is a member of the girls basketball team at Marshfield. She also participates in track & field and is the back-to-back State Champion in the 4A girls discus the past two years. In the classroom, Daphne has earned a 3.70 GPA while balancing sports and volunteering countless hours to extracurricular programs and projects. Daphne really stands out for her service to her school and community. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, where she has been elected as the SNHS president for the upcoming school year. Daphne helps organize events promoting science education around her school, and aids with community service activities while serving as president. She was also elected External Affairs Officer of the Marshfield Charity Program, where she additionally spends a lot of time working with and supporting the ARK Project. While volunteering over 80 hours in the ARK Project’s drop-in center, Daphne has put together over 200 hygiene bags that went out to children, youth, and their families that are experiencing homelessness. She has also helped wrap 575 gifts that went out to 135 children and youth in need across Coos County. As a teammate, Daphne leads warm-ups and practice sessions for underclassmen so that her team can continue to improve each day. She shows up early and leaves practice late so that she can help and encourage others around her. Daphne is a great example of a teammate who leads by example.

Coralie Quist Knopf has participated in three activities so far in her time at McLoughlin, competing in cheerleading and tennis, and singing in choir. In the classroom, she has managed to achieve a 4.0 GPA while balancing a lot of extracurricular activities. Coralie is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, Color Guard, is the Student Representative for the District School Board, and serves as an ASB Secretary. Through participating and being a leader throughout her time at McLoughlin, she has been involved in many community service projects and school events. Coralie has lettered every year to date, and excels in the activities she is engaged in. She has placed second in state in choir, and earned the Choir Student of the Year award during the 2021-2022 school year. While competing in trap shooting, she took third place at nationals. As a teammate, Coralie is understanding of all her peers and prioritizes being inclusive of everyone. Occasionally, she has led the choir when the director is gone and involves everyone in decision making, while facilitating an environment of positivity and self-improvement.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program

About This Award

OnPoint Community Credit Union sponsors the Scholar Program, recognizing Scholar Athletes and Activity Scholars who are graduating seniors at OSAA member schools.

The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Each qualifying, graduating senior receives a certificate of achievement from the OSAA and OnPoint Community Credit Union.

A student must meet all of the respective qualifications to receive a certificate for Scholar Athlete or Activity Scholar. Graduating seniors who earned varsity letters or competed in activities during freshman, sophomore, or junior years, but not during senior year are still eligible for the Scholar Program and can receive a certificate.

All graduating seniors in the Scholar Program are eligible to apply for one of six college scholarships - two winners will receive a $10,000 scholarship and four winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. Winners will be selected based on success in the classroom, leadership in the community, how participating in OSAA activities has either taught them a lesson or helped them achieve their goals and two letters of recommendation.

The 2024 Scholar Program scholarship application period is now closed. The application period opened on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 and closed after the deadline of Tuesday, April 30, 2024. If you have questions, please contact connor@osaasp.com.

Scholar Program Qualifications, Students Must:

Scholar Athletes

  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50
  • Have represented an OSAA full member school in at least one of the following OSAA sanctioned sports:
    • Football
    • Volleyball
    • Soccer
    • Cross Country
    • Basketball
    • Swimming
    • Wrestling
    • Baseball
    • Softball
    • Track & Field
    • Tennis
    • Golf
  • Have received a varsity letter in at least one of the sports listed above at any point during their high school career

Activity Scholars

  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50
  • Have represented an OSAA full member school in at least one of the following OSAA sanctioned activities:
    • Dance/Drill
    • Cheerleading
    • Band
    • Orchestra
    • Choir
    • Solo Music
    • Speech
  • Have competed at either a state qualifying event or in the OSAA State Championships in at least one of the activities listed above at any point during their high school career

2023-24 Scholarship Winners

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$10,000 Scholarships:

Nidhi Nair - Lake Oswego High School

Nair is committed to making a positive impact in both her local community and beyond. Nair founded the Random Acts of Kindness Club and successfully implemented the program in two different schools, fostering a culture of compassion and empathy. She volunteers with Hunger Fighters, a nonprofit food pantry that provided essential items to over 13,000 guests in 2023 alone. Nair is also an active member of her school, serving as ASB Secretary and Editor-in-Chief for the school newspaper. She also participated in Lake Oswego’s We the People Constitutional Law team, which led her to compete in the Harlan Institute Supreme Court competition. In the classroom, Nair has been recognized as a National Speech and Debate Association Academic All-American, AP Scholar with Honors and a recipient of the Rotary Club Educational Excellence Award. Nair will continue to use her talents to pursue a degree in Political Science at George Washington University, with aspirations of a future career in law.

Savannah White - Pleasant Hill High School

White has an extensive agricultural background and a deep-rooted passion for community engagement. While competing in volleyball and basketball, White dedicated over 500 hours of community service through her role as vice president of the Pleasant Hill Future Farmers of America (FFA), where she promoted leadership and agriculture beyond the classroom. Her exemplary contribution to the program earned her a State Degree at the 2023 FFA State Convention. She also participated on the Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET), where she fostered teamwork and furthered her positive impact on the local community. White challenged herself with a rigorous academic course load, taking over seven Advanced Placement (AP) classes while also learning Chinese and Spanish to enrich her cultural understanding and broaden her global perspective. White will continue to pursue her interests in agriculture through a degree in forest engineering at Oregon State University.

$5,000 Scholarships:

Salahedin Safi - Reynolds High School

Safi is a driven and compassionate student-athlete, dedicated to inclusivity and academic excellence. When not competing in basketball or track and field, Safi developed an inclusive environment at Reynolds by creating the Muslim Student Association. As founder of the Muslim Student Association, Safi spearheaded initiatives to bridge the understanding between Muslim students and school faculty, fostering a culture of respect and acceptance. His effort and dedication to the Muslim Student Association led Safi to create a sustainable foundation for many future generations of students at Reynolds. Safi has maintained a 4.0 weighted GPA while enrolling in 11 college-level classes. Safi will be attending Portland State University with a major in civil engineering.

Jillian Bremont - Redmond High School

Bremont participated in soccer, basketball, track and field and cheerleading during her time at Redmond High School. Bremont uses her passion for sports to serve young members of the local community, coaching youth soccer and basketball teams and volunteering with the Redmond Swim programs and Unified Sports teams on campus. During the pandemic, she helped with the Redmond Cares program, gathering goods and household items for impacted families. Outside of the classroom and volunteer work, Bremont spends every morning before school helping at an early childcare program at a local elementary school while also juggling two jobs. Bremont earned a 4.346 weighted GPA and will graduate with 56 college credits. Bremont will be attending the University of Portland with a major in public health and wellness.

Kale Bingaman - Imbler High School

Bingaman is a multi-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball, and track and field during his time at La Grande. When not competing, Bingaman participates in many community improvement organizations, such as Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society (NHS), 4-H Club and the Community 101 Foundation for the State of Oregon. These organizations enabled Bingaman to help his local community by working at concession stands, hosting assemblies, washing cars, cleaning school grounds, organizing food drives and serving meals during community banquets. His dedication to Imbler led him to raise over $13,000 for a new digital communications board, which serves as one of La Grande’s primary methods of reaching community members. Bingaman maintained a 4.0 GPA while juggling many dual credit courses. Bingaman hopes to continue his education at Montana State University and major in agricultural business.

Linnea Naone - Glencoe High School

Naone participated in basketball and track and field, and was captain of the Crimson Tide soccer and swimming teams. Through mentorship and volunteerism, Naone uses her passion for athletics as an avenue to give back to her community. She uses her background as a swimmer and lifeguard to mentor new lifeguards and give back at her local recreation centers. Naone is also a mentor for young students at a local Title 1 elementary school, where she helps guide and inspire future generations of student-athletes. She also volunteers at EveryBody Athletics, helping create an inclusive environment for disabled individuals to learn and thrive in athletics. Naone shows a high commitment to self-improvement, evidenced by her participation in track clubs during the off-season to develop her talents as an athlete. Naone maintained a 3.9 GPA while taking many AP classes. She has earned a spot on the track and field team at Seattle Pacific University and will major in health sciences.

2022-23 Scholarship Winners

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$10,000 Scholarships Kavon BradfordBenson High School
Tara SubramaniamLincoln High School
$5,000 Scholarships Austin BakerBend Senior High School
Charles BlackCentral Catholic High School
Camila GaribaySheldon High School
Lane ShafferMcDaniel High School

2021-22 Scholarship Winners

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$5,000 Scholarships Stella BlahaCleveland High School
Neel JainWestview High School
$2,000 Scholarships Emme GrisaGladstone High School
Jackson LopianoSt. Mary's School
William SeggermanPine Eagle High School
Johanna Peeters WeemForest Grove High School

2020-21 Scholarship Winners

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$5,000 Scholarships Emilie ChauSouth Salem High School
Julia ScherSouth Eugene High School
$2,000 Scholarships Seth HandmanCreswell High School
Sabrina LiClackamas High School
Ayden WolgamottElmira High School
Cecilia WuFranklin High School

2019-20 Scholarship Winners

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$5,000 Scholarships Hailey LewetagNorth Salem High School
Rachel ManessBarlow High School
$1,000 Scholarships Kaitlyn AuthJesuit High School
Devyn BaerSt. Mary's Academy
Luke HaslamPhilomath High School
Masaki LewClackamas High School
James MooreBlanchet Catholic School

2018-19 Scholarship Winners

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$5,000 Scholarship Maren GingerichCanby High School
$1,000 Scholarships Ben InesonLiberty High School
Annika MarshallClackamas High School
Angelique PerroneElkton High School
Marley SalveterSandy High School
Henry SamuelsonAstoria High School

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a student earn both a Scholar Athlete and an Activity Scholar certificate?
Yes, students are eligible to receive both certificates if he/she meets the respective criteria.

Does a student receive multiple Scholar Athlete or Activity Scholar certificates if he/she participated in multiple OSAA sanctioned sports or activities?
No, students can receive up to one (1) Scholar Athlete and/or one (1) Activity Scholar certificate.

Does a student have to participate in an OSAA sanctioned sport or activity in their senior year?
No, graduating seniors who earned varsity letters or competed in activities during freshman, sophomore or junior years, but not during their senior year, are still eligible and can receive a certificate.

Can we get certificates for students who have participated in water polo or lacrosse?
No, the Scholar Program only recognizes students who have participated in OSAA sanctioned sports or activities (see above for a listing).

What is the criteria to receive a varsity letter?
The OSAA does not determine the qualifications for students to earn letters, the determination of who letters or what constitutes a varsity letter is left up to the school.

Where are the scholar program certificates?
Schools may create digital certificates for qualifying, graduating seniors from the OSAA Certificates page.

OSAA "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest

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Congratulations to Grant High School for winning the 2018-19 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Grant High School for winning the 2017-18 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to South Albany High School for winning the 2016-17 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Henley High School for winning the winter 2016 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Summit High School for winning the fall 2015 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Klamath Union High School for winning the winter 2014-15 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Hood River Valley High School for winning the fall 2014 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

See top videos on the OSAA YouTube Channel.

OSAA Sportsmanship Award

About This Award

Beginning in the spring of 2018, the OSAA Sportsmanship Committee, along with the OAOA, implemented a sportsmanship award aimed at improving the relationship between our schools and athletic officials.

One of the leading causes of the declining number of game officials is poor sportsmanship directed towards them at athletic contests. We know not all of their experiences are negative and this award gives them the opportunity to highlight those positive experiences. Officials have the opportunity to submit a form after every contest and select which team they would like to nominate.

At the end of each season, the committee chooses a winner for each sport. That program is given a banner to hang in the gym and earns 100 OSAA Cup points for their school!

Congratulations to 2019-20 Award Winners

Alsea High School - Boys Basketball
Estacada High School - Girls Basketball
Parkrose High School - Wrestling
Cleveland High School - Football
Milwaukie High School - Volleyball
Cottage Grove High School - Boys Soccer
Pleasant Hill High School - Girls Soccer

Congratulations to 2018-19 Award Winners

Wilsonville High School - Football
Oregon Episcopal School - Volleyball
St. Helens High School - Boys Soccer
Liberty High School - Girls Soccer
Triangle Lake High School - Boys Basketball
Mountain View High School - Girls Basketball
Siuslaw High School - Wrestling
North Douglas High School - Baseball
Gresham High School - Softball

Legendary Traditions

The Legendary Traditions program has been created through a partnership between the OSAA and Abby's Legendary Pizza. This program will recognize the best traditions across OSAA member schools:

  • Rivalry traditions
  • Pre-game rituals
  • School cheers
  • State send-offs
  • Any other school traditions

Every month schools, students, coaches, and fans will be asked to nominate their schools traditions. Three of the nominated traditions will be chosen and highlighted in a poll on the OSAA Live mobile app, where anyone can vote on which school has the best tradition. Once the poll has ended, the winning tradition will receive an Abby’s Legendary Pizza gift card. The winning tradition will also be announced on the OSAA website, over email, social media platforms, and OSAA Live mobile app.

Nominations will open the first weekday of the month, and end halfway through the month. Voting on the OSAA Live app will run in the third week of the month.

Any questions about the Abby's Legendary Traditions program can be directed to Connor Heintz at connor@osaasp.com.

Nomination Form

The Abby's Legendary Traditions program will resume in September of the 2024-25 school year.

2023-2024 Legendary Traditions Winners

Month School Tradition Details
September Milwaukie One of Milwaukie's cheers started 33 years ago and has been a tradition ever since. Coach Aum was one of the Mustangs Football coaches at the time. After Aum's recent passing, the community banded together for a candlelight service, where they sang the iconic cheer in Aum's honor.
October Glencoe Glencoe and Hillsboro share the same home field for Football games. This year marked the 38th meeting of the Crimson Tide and the Spartans. This year, both teams wore their home uniforms to promote and bring recognition to the city of Hillsboro and this historic rivalry.
November Hidden Valley As a collective group, the Hidden Valley Boys Soccer team sings their school’s fight song to their fans after every home game. This tradition has become a staple for the Mustangs and their fans. Having memorized this song, the team has even been asked to lead the school at pep rallies.
December Western Christian When any Western Christian team needed support or extra energy, the Pioneers called upon Michael Galer. He always rose to the occasion, leading the crowd through the Pioneers rally cry. After losing him in 2021, Pioneer fans wore a custom T-shirt to honor him. It’s not the same without him, but Western Christian continues to sing this traditional rally cry.
January Elkton Charter Elkton teams always stop in Coos Bay on their way back from games at Powers or Pacific. One of the Elks traditions on these trips is to stop through Abby's Legendary Pizza after their games to celebrate and bond as a team. The middle school also joins them when both teams play at the same location!
February Crosshill Christian The Basketball homecoming game is the biggest sporting event of the entire school year for the Eagles. For the last twelve years, all four high school classes design and decorate artwork in the corner of the gym for this event. The tradition builds class unity and shows off their school spirit.
March Sherwood Sherwood demonstrates great sportsmanship through a legendary tradition established a long time ago by the Bowmen Volleyball team. During the Bowmen’s senior night program, all Sherwood seniors will find a rose on their seat. Every senior presents their rose to a senior on the opposing team, bringing all the seniors together to celebrate and share the spotlight for a moment.
April Pendleton Every year during homecoming week, the whole school participates in Mudwars. Mudwars started in 1995 when the annual Powderpuff game was cancelled. The purpose of Mudwars is to show girls not to underestimate their own strength in a fun, unique way that leaves everyone smiling.
May Gladstone To compete in the Tri-Valley Conference, it requires some long bus rides. To make traveling to league games fun, the Girls Soccer team participates in “secret sisters.” Each player has a secret sister/teammate who provides them with snacks, personal notes, and small gifts that represent that athlete. This helps the team bond and get to know one another better.

Coaching Excellence

The Coaching Excellence program has been created through a partnership between the OSAA and Pacific Office Automation. This program will recognize some of the most outstanding team leaders in Oregon. There are countless OSAA coaches whose commitment helps student-participants reach their full potential, and we want to honor them!

The Head Coach or an Assistant Coach at any program level are able to be nominated! We want to hear about what makes them an excellent leader:

  • Development of students, school, and program
  • Dedication to their community and team
  • Accomplishments
  • Sportsmanship
  • Team record
  • ETC

Every month schools, students, coaches, and fans will be asked to nominate a coach that demonstrates outstanding leadership and excellence. At the end of each month, four coaches will be selected for their Coaching Excellence. These four coaches will receive a custom plaque for their excellence, and will be featured on the OSAA's website, social media platforms, email, and the OSAA Live Mobile App.

If you know a coach that exemplifies what it means to be an excellent coach, please click the link below to nominate! Nominations will open the first weekday of each month, and end near the end of the month.

The Coaching Excellence program will resume in September during the 2024-25 school year.

Any questions about the Coaching Excellence program can be directed to Connor Heintz at connor@osaasp.com.

Nomination Form

2023-2024 Coaching Excellence Winners

Month Coach School Activity Description
January 2024 Alyssa OgleSilvertonGirls BasketballIn her first year coaching, Alyssa Ogle led the Silverton Foxes to become Mid-Willamette league champions and take 4th place in the 5A state tournament. For her on-court success, she was voted the conference Coach of the Year. Alyssa is involved in youth programs developing future athletes through camps and weight programs. As a local community champion, Coach Ogle raises money for gear and equipment for her team and adopts families through the Local Tree of Giving Program, where she takes the Foxes to shop and wrap presents.
Tom JohnsonBarlowBoys BasketballCoach Tom Johnson has guided the Barlow Bruins Boys Basketball for 37 years and has an astonishing 669 career coaching wins. He is an excellent coach not just for his numerous league titles and state playoff teams, but also his dedication to the team that can be clearly seen by everyone around him. Each week, Tom gives the Bruins a “theme of the week” to focus on, which usually emphasizes different aspects of character growth. Tom has helped shape the lives of countless players and has taught many generations valuable life lessons.
Shelby CrystalGladstoneCheerleadingShelby Crystal has built an incredible Cheerleading program at Gladstone. The Gladiators won 3 OSAA State Championship in the 2020, 2022, and 2023 seasons. Outside of OSAA competitions, she led the team to a first-place finish in both the USA Spirit Nationals and JAMZ National Competition in the sideline division. Shelby also contributes a significant portion of time to help fundraise for uniforms, travel expenses, coaching staff, and equipment.
Daniel NeewaySunsetGirls XCLeading the Sunset Apollos for 19 years, coach Daniel Neeway has cultivated a positive and safe environment for his students. His ability to promote a positive mental state, wellness, sportsmanship, and a supportive team culture is a significant reason why Sunsets XC team averages over 100 athletes every year. Coach Neeway also prioritizes supporting the community surrounding Sunset. He has helped raise a collective $135,000 for the annual Miles that Matter project with Shriner’s Hospital for Children, and also helps promote many other philanthropic projects. His generous involvement in several charities inspires his students to do the same.
February 2024 Julie BennettCrosshill ChristianVolleyballCoach Bennett has dedicated nearly thirty years to coaching Volleyball, 10 of which have been for the Eagles. Her expertise has led the Eagles to an impressive record of 161-81 with 5 1A State Championship appearances. Bennett’s coaching is characterized by humility, integrity, and a passion to develop her players on and off the court. Her year-long commitment to the sport and her team also involves summer camps, clinics, open gyms, and much more. Bennett’s mentorship builds not only skilled athletes, but also outstanding individuals.
Desmond BennettHarrisburgBoys & Girls WrestlingCoach Desmond Bennett has established a Wrestling dynasty, showcasing an impressive track record of success over the past nine seasons. At least 1 of his athletes has become a state champion each year, a feat that speaks to his ability to cultivate excellence on the wrestling mat. Since 2015, he’s had an impressive 46 wrestlers earn a place on the all-state team, 18 wrestlers win a 3A state championship, and has won the league championship as a team 3 times. At the 2024 State Championship his boys team score the second most points in championship history and secured the Eagles first 3A team title, with the girls securing state runner-up.
Jessica ArnsdorfNewportCheerleadingCoach Arnsdorf has coached the Cubs for 14 years. Under her guidance, the Cubs have clinched 4 4A state championships (including the 2024 title) and have been runner-up 6 times. She is passionate about engaging the youth in the cheer community by hosting multiple clinics and ensuring her team’s presence at various elementary and middle school events. Her athletes are inspired by her example, modeling respect and care while creating an environment of unity within the team.
Steve PyneCentral CatholicFootballCoach Pyne has coached the Rams for 21 years, creating a legacy of success and mentorship. With an impressive record of 195 wins and 53 losses, a winning percentage of .783, and 5 6A State Championship wins, Coach Pyne's strategic brilliance has been a driving force behind the Rams' consistent excellence on the Football field. His impact extends to the next level, as he has assisted countless young men in advancing their Football careers, with 8 of his athletes moving on to play in the NFL. Off the field, his teams consistently finish near the top for team GPA.
March 2024 Reagan GilbertsonRedmondBoys BasketballCoach Gilbertson has coached the Panthers for 8 years. Under his guidance, the Panthers have become state contenders and have shown tremendous growth both on and off the court. Gilbertson’s coaching style promotes hustle and toughness, while also prioritizing character growth, integrity, and compassion. He participates in yearly community service events to improve the community, and visits elementary schools to support future Panthers.
Jordan CarlsonScioCheerleadingCoach Carlson has grown the Loggers Cheerleading program from 3 athletes to 9 in just 2 months. Her enthusiasm and dedication to her team and community have reignited spirit back to the sidelines. She led the Loggers to take 1st place in the 4A/3A/2A/1A OSAA state championships in the Gameday division in her 1st year as head coach. Carlson is also known to be an amazing volunteer in the Scio community.
Jimmy WattsLakeridgeBoys BasketballCoach Watts is committed to developing the character of his student-athletes. A unique way he achieves this is by creating and teaching a class called “Character Coaching,” where his objective is to create a culture of character both on the court and in the student’s personal lives. Each week, a player from each of his teams is recognized as exemplifying the character trait taught in the previous lesson. Watts is constantly seen spending his time volunteering and creating new ways to support Lakeridge and its community.
Tomika DomanCrane UnionGirls BasketballCoach Doman led the Mustangs to an undefeated 30-0 season and a 1A State Championship title her first year as head coach. More than just the success on the court, Doman promotes a positive environment and attitude from her athletes which earned the Mustangs the league sportsmanship award. By setting strong expectations at the beginning of the season the team was able to achieve success and do so with strong character.
April 2024 Eric NicholsCrane UnionBoys BasketballCoach Nichols has established a high level, well-run Basketball program at Crane Union. He creates a positive environment for student-athletes to thrive and improve. Coach Nichols’ excellent mentorship and ability to develop athletes is reflected in the Mustangs performance on the court. In the last 3 years, Nichols has led the Mustangs to an impressive record of 91-2 with 3 back-to-back state titles, making them a powerhouse in the High Desert League.
Alycia MunozSouth SalemGirls BasketballCoach Munoz is in her second year coaching the Saxons. She started as the head JV2 coach last year, immediately making an impact in the program upon her arrival. During the Summer, coach Munoz helped lead the varsity team and supported them at camps. The Saxons instantly recognized the passion she had to help the team grow and improve. After many personal requests from students, coach Munoz was promoted to coach varsity.
Sam OsofskyNorth ValleyGirls BasketballCoach Osofsky has made a significant impact on the Knights Basketball program both on and off the court. His positive attitude and excellent coaching resulted in an influx of players to their program this year. This allowed the Knights to create competitive JV and varisty squads after only having a total of 7 athletes the previous year. Their recent turn in success on the court directly correlates with his understanding of how to develop student-athlete’s abilities and the positive attitude he brings to the team.
Shannon MaloneyWest LinnCheerleadingCoach Maloney has coached the Lions for 11 years. Maloney leads by example, always showing respect to other teams in and outside of competitions. Her dedication to the team, positive attitude, and kindness shine through at every practice and competition. Coach Maloney’s constant encouragement and supportive coaching style has led many of her student-athletes to develop a higher level of self-confidence in their abilities. Her positive leadership has significantly impacted the program and is revered by many.
May 2024 Scott BowUmatillaBoys BasketballCoach Bow has been coaching the Vikings Boys & Girls Basketball programs for 17 years. Both teams have been successful under his guidance, with the Boys Basketball team making the OSAA playoffs every year since he started leading the team. This last season, Coach Bow surpassed his 100th win with the Boys Basketball team, while also holding the school record in wins with the Girls Basketball team. Bow is known for building positive relationships with his players and coaching staff while constantly striving to improve the team.
Kendall SchoolmeesterBanksGirls T&FCoach Schoolmeester’s commitment and dedication to young athletes is unparalleled. She coaches a wide array of athletes across Banks’ Boys & Girls T&F and Boys & Girls XC, while also coaching middle school Boys & Girls T&F, Boys & Girls XC, and Soccer programs. When not coaching, she runs multiple youth programs; Banks Youth Track and XC clubs, and the Banks Youth Soccer Association. Coach Schoolmeester fosters a positive environment for athletes to have fun and improve in, causing both an influx of athletes in the Banks running programs and breaking records along the way.
Matt HilgersSistersBaseballSince taking over the Baseball program a few years ago, coach Hilgers has helped the team improve dramatically. Last year, he led the Outlaws to a 1st place finish in the Mountain Valley Conference. Hilgers is always looking for new and fun ways for his team to improve and compete. An example of this is when he led a fundraising campaign that enabled the Outlaws to travel to Arizona to compete in a tournament. He is also known for facilitating fun bonding activities, such as going to MLB games and Baseballism.
Kasima HodgeWestside ChristianGirls BasketballOver the last 5 years, Coach Hodge has completely changed the Eagles Girls Basketball program. After not making it to the state tournament in 17 years, coach Hodge led the Eagles to finish 1st in the Lewis & Clark League, and eventually a spot in the State Championship Tournament. Off the court, coach Hodge holds the team accountable in the classroom and promotes respect and kindness. While at the state tournament, the Eagles received the sportsmanship award, which is a testament to Hodge’s coaching.

OSAA Distinguished Service Award

About This Award

The OSAA Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals and groups who, through their commitment and devotion to high school students, have made a tremendous impact on interscholastic activities. In grateful appreciation of their outstanding service and unselfish devotion to interscholastic activities, the OSAA has proudly recognized the following with its Distinguished Service Award.


2023-24   Don Grotting OSAA, Executive Board
2019-20   Tom Muller OSAA Solo Music Championships
2018-19   Clark Sanders OAOA, Football State Rules Interpreter
2017-18   Dave Sherden OSAA Wrestling State Championship Athletic Trainer Coordinator
2014-15   Eugene Mielke OSAA Swimming State Championship Official
    Stan Benson OSAA Swimming State Championship Official
2012-13   Jan Halverson OSAA Cheerleading State Championships Director
2011-12   Dave Becker Band/Orchestra, Solo Music
    Charles "Chuck" Bolton Band/Orchestra Director
    Hank Mako Official
2010-11   Clark Sanders Football Official
    Karen Meats Volleyball Official / Commissioner
    Mike Wallmark OSAA Associate Executive Director
2009-10   Marv Heater Lifetime Achievement
2007-08   Eagle Crest Resort Golf State Championships
    Dr. Thomas VanVeen Medical Aspects of Sport Committee
2006-07   Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District Tennis
    Osborn Aquatic Center Swimming
2004-05   Jane Berry-Eddings Speech Championship Director
    Dick Weisbrodt Wrestling
2003-04   Harland Yriarte Lane Community College AD, Track Coach, Cross Country Coach
    Corvallis High School 3A Basketball Consolation Game Site, 1999-2003
    Pendleton High School 2A Basketball Consolation Game Site, 1999-2003
2002-03   Howard Mayo Commissioner, Official - Basketball
  Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State Program
2001-02   John Hilsenteger 26 years of service to OSAA
    Delance Duncan Wrestling
2000-01   Gordon Tjernlund State Choir Director
1999-2000   Joan Arens Volleyball Commissioner, Official
  Dr. Thad Stanford Sports Medicine
1998-99   Virginia Yankoskie Service to OSAA
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NFHS Awards

NFHS Spirit of Sport Award

Do you have a coach, athletic administrator, administrator, contest official, trainer, student athlete, or anyone associated with interscholastic athletics who is deserving of the Spirit of Sport Award? A deserving nominee exemplifies the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represents the core mission of education-based athletics.

NFHS Heart of the Arts Award

Nominees can be any student, adult, or group associated with a school's performing arts program that represent the core mission of education-based activities. This award may be given in a plethora of performing art disciplines including Music, Speech, Debate, Theatre, Visual Arts, Dance, Cheer and other performing arts activities.

NFHS Award of Excellence

Award recipients may be decided using a process and criteria prescribed by each individual school. Recipients may be students, teachers, coaches, administrators, support staff, officials, parents, etc. The idea is to use the certificates as a positive recognition tool for people involved with your program who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethics, and integrity.

Please use the press release to announce your school's recipients. Participation in this program is a simple and effective way to highlight some of the great people associated with Oregon high schools and the positive contributions they make.

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NFHS Award for Outstanding Service

2023 Trysting Tree Golf Course Golf
2022 Lane Community College Cross Country
2021 Hillsboro Stadium Football, Soccer
2020 Margaret Sturza Track & Field, Golf
2019 Matt Jarvis OSAA Radio Network
2018 Clark Sanders Football State Rules Interpreter
2017 Kevin Flink OSAA Public Address Announcer
2016 Pacific Office Automation OSAA Sponsor

NFHS Hall of Fame - Oregon Inductees

1982 Paul
McCall, who entered high school athletics as a coach in 1946, retired in 1980 after spending 22 years as director of athletics for Portland (Oregon) Public Schools – a system that includes 14 schools and nearly 25,000 students. McCall also gained recognition for a fund-raising drive that generated more than $230,000 from the community to offset the defeat of a school tax levy that threatened elimination of high school activities. He originated a program in conjunction with a medical association to provide injury clinics for coaches and school personnel, and encouraged the development of programs and funding for participation of girls long before Title IX.
1992 Danny Ainge Ainge played football, basketball and baseball at Eugene (Oregon) North High School and was equally successful in each. In his junior football season, Ainge was named all-league, all-state and Parade all-America as a wide receiver and defensive back. In baseball, Ainge played shortstop and hit .402, .448 and .500 in his three seasons. In his eventual professional sport, basketball, Ainge led his teams to the Oregon state championship in 1976 and 1977 with a combined record of 55-1. His basketball honors were numerous, including McDonald’s high school all-America. Ainge averaged more than 20 points per game at Brigham Young University and played and coached in the National Basketball Association.
1995 Mel
Renfro was an outstanding two-sport star (football, track) at Portland (Oregon) Jefferson High School (1957-60), before his illustrious career with the Dallas Cowboys. Renfro helped the Jefferson football teams win 34 consecutive games, including two state championships and one runner-up finish. He set the Portland Interscholastic League single-game scoring record of 38 points and his season total of 242 points is also a PIL record. In track, Renfro set state records in the long jump (24-1) and low hurdles (18.9) and scored 31 points himself to help Jefferson to the 1960 track title.
2000 Steve Prefontaine Prefontaine, who was one of the nation’s most dominating track and cross country runners, broke the four-minute mile mark on nine occasions and set 14 American track records. He won two Oregon state cross country championships, as well as three state track championships. Prefontaine was named the Oregon high school athlete of the year in 1969, and continued his running career at the University of Oregon. Tragically killed in an automobile accident at age 24, his life story was told in two movies.
2004 Dr. Thad Stanford The first person from the field of sports medicine to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, Stanford is one of the leaders in promoting health and safety to high school studentathletes. He was one of the founders of the Oregon Medical Aspects of Sports Committee and served as its chair. In 2001, Stanford was instrumental in passing Oregon legislation that required all school districts to conduct thorough pre-participation physical examinations. He was named to the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee in 1996 and served as chairman of the committee. Stanford oversaw the publication of the first and second editions of the NFHS Sports Medicine Handbook.
2006 Terry
A three-sport athlete at Portland (Oregon) Jefferson High School, Baker was best known for his work on the football field. As quarterback and tailback, he led his teams to two Oregon School Activities Association state championships while compiling a 23-0 record in his last two years. In baseball, he was a four-year letterman who led the Democrats to the 1959 state title as an all-state pitcher. He went on to play football at Oregon State University, where he won the Maxwell Award and was the first Heisman Trophy winner west of the Mississippi River in 1962.
2008 Dewey Sullivan Sullivan is the winningest football coach in Oregon prep history, compiling a 352-84-2 win-loss record before his death near the end of the 2006 season. He ranks 12th nationally in coaching victories by an individual at one school. Sullivan coached for 42 years (1965-2006) at Dayton (Oregon) High School and won five state championships in six appearances. He led his teams to 29 postseason appearances in 30 years, including 24 in a row to end his career. A member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, Sullivan registered a 36-game winning streak at one point in his career.
2012 Rod Harman Harman has coached girls and boys swimming at three Beaverton, Oregon, schools since 1956, and has won eight state championships along the way – two boys titles and six girls titles. Harman coached 38 years at Beaverton High School, 10 years at Beaverton Aloha High School and the past eight years at Beaverton Southridge High School. His overall dual-meet record is 278-76. Harman has been named national swimming coach of the year for both boys and girls and has also coached the Beaverton High School boys water polo team to two state titles. The Harman Swim Center in Beaverton is named after him.
2015 Rick Lorenz Rick Lorenz has coached girls volleyball in Oregon since 1976, including the past 27 years at Central Catholic High School in Portland. He previously coached 10 years at St. Mary’s Academy and one year at Lake Oswego High School. Lorenz has led his teams to 10 Oregon School Activities Association state championships and 10 second-place finishes. His teams have advanced to the finals site in 32 of his 39 years coaching the sport. Lorenz has posted a 1,174-185 record (86.3 winning percentage) and his career victory total ranks eighth all-time nationally according to the NFHS’ National High School Sports Record Book. Lorenz’s 2011 team registered a perfect 44-0 record in the state’s largest volleyball class and won a third consecutive state title. Last year, Lorenz was named National Volleyball Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA).
2016 Joni Huntley Joni Huntley participated in three sports at Sheridan (Oregon) High School, but track and field was her claim to fame. Huntley was a three-time state high jump champion and became the first American woman to clear 6 feet in the event as a high school senior in 1974. Huntley set national records in the high jump and 100-yard hurdles on the same day at a 1974 meet, and won state titles in the high jump, hurdles and 100-yard dash. She also competed in basketball and helped the school’s volleyball team to a state title in 1973. Huntley was the first female to receive an athletic scholarship to Oregon State University, where she participated in track and field and volleyball. Huntley placed fifth in the high jump at the 1976 Olympics and won the bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She was ranked No. 1 in the United States in the high jump five times and was in the top 10 for 13 consecutive years. Huntley is a retired kindergarten teacher and currently works in the Portland Public Schools.
2018 Dick Fosbury Dick Fosbury revolutionized the high jump when, as a sophomore at Medford (Oregon) High School in 1963, he used his new technique which eventually became known as the Fosbury Flop. The upside-down, back-layout leap led to the extinction of the Western Roll and Scissors methods and became the universal technique in high jumping. All records around the world have been established by athletes using the Fosbury Flop. Fosbury first used the technique in 1963 at a meet in Grants Pass, Oregon, improving his best from 5-4 to 5-10. He improved to 6-5½ as a senior to set a Medford High School record and placed second in the Oregon School Activities Association state meet. Later that year, he won the Oregon State Junior Championship and the National Junior Championship in Houston, Texas, where he jumped 6-7 to set an Oregon state record for high school athletes. After Fosbury’s innovative “Flop” in 1963, word quickly spread around the nation and world. In 1964, the Medford Mail-Tribune newspaper ran a photo captioned “Fosbury Flops Over Bar,” with an accompanying article that stated he looked like “a fish flopping in a boat.” That same year, newspapers in Europe and Australia were publishing photos of Fosbury’s flopping style. By the time Fosbury graduated from Medford High School in 1965 and moved on to Oregon State University, the method for high jumping was changed forever. Under the direction of track coach Berny Wagner, Fosbury continued to perfect this new unorthodox jumping style at Oregon State with a two-year performance in 1968 and 1969 that rivals anyone else in track and field history. Fosbury won back-to-back NCAA titles in 1968 and 1969, with a 7-2¼ jump in 1968. In between his NCAA titles, Fosbury won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City with a 7-4¼ jump, which broke both the Olympic and American records. As a result of his profound impact on track and field, Fosbury has been honored on many occasions. He has been inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Oregon State University Hall of Fame, the Medford Sports Hall of Fame, the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame and the SHAPE (America Society of Health and Physical Educators) Hall of Fame. In 2016, he received the USA Track & Field Legacy Award. In the years since his athletic prowess in the sport, Fosbury has been an international ambassador for track and field. In 2016, he was elected president of the United States Olympians and Paralympians Association Executive Committee, and he also served a term as president of the World Olympians Association. Fosbury continues to give back to the sport in other areas. He was chair of a fundraising committee at Oregon State University to fund the construction of a new track facility, and he continues to coach athletes at Dick Fosbury Track Camps in Maine and Idaho on an annual basis.
2023 Maranda Brownson Maranda Brownson was one of the most dominant track and field performers in the nation during her four years at Yoncalla (Oregon) High School from 1998 to 2001. Amazingly, she competed in and won four events each year – the maximum number – at the Oregon School Activities Association Class 2A State Track and Field Championships. In the end, she won 16 of 16 events – one of only two athletes – girls or boys – in Oregon history to accomplish the feat.
During her historic run of state titles, she never won the same combination of four events. She won six different events, including the 200-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles all four years. She won the long jump three times, high jump and triple jump twice and 100-meter dash once. She helped Yoncalla to one state title, one runner-up finish, along with one third-place finish and one fourth-place finish. In her final two years, she scored all 40 of her team’s points.
Brownson also played basketball at Yoncalla and was a four-time letter winner and two-time Big Fir League most valuable player. She was the 2001 Oregon Girls Prep Athlete of the Year and 2001 Eugene Register-Guard Prep Athlete of the Year. She competed in track and field collegiately at the University of Nevada and is listed on a number of all-time indoor and outdoor best performance lists..