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March Nominees:


Zoe Zurasky, Senior – Riverdale High School – Basketball

Team leader who led us to a 22-2 overall record, 12-0 in league play, and won district championship

Aaronette Vonleh, Sophomore – West Linn High School – Basketball

Made 1st Team TRL All League

Halle Harper, Sophomore – Newberg High School – Swimming

4.0 GPA , Halle is one of the hardest working and dedicated athletes in the pool. Her dedication to her swimming extends throughout the entire year during both High School Swim Season and Club swimming. She always shows up to practice early and is ready to swim.  She is always looking to better her technique and her skill through all of her swim sets. Her kind heart and helpful countenance makes her a great role model for the younger club athletes, especially when she takes the time to help teach her aspiring team mates.

Halle swam amazingly for Newberg High at the State Meet this year swimming as the 2nd leg of the 200 Yard Free relay completing her swim in 27.66 seconds.  The NHS Girls 200 Yard Free relay took 15th. Halle will be continuing on with her club team, Chehalem Swim Team Sharks and competing for OSI – Region XII Senior Championships in several Breaststroke events the first weekend in March.

Cecelia Kamhoot, Junior – Milwaukie High School – Softball

Cecelia is a highly committed student and athlete with excellent energy and hustle. She is a vocal leader on the field who has invested in the program and its younger players.


Ben Miller, Senior – Tigard High School – Swimming

State Champion, school record holder, all-American and 4.0 student athlete

Jetzael Meza-Gonzalez, Junior – Seton Catholic Prep High School –  Soccer

Jetzael scored a “hat trick” (3 goals) in Seton’s 4-2 season opening win over Hudson’s Bay. Seton Catholic, the smallest 1A school in the State defeated the 3A Hudson’s Bay Eagles in their first meeting ever. This is the soccer programs first win over a 3A school. (1,000 students or more).

Jeff Nelson, Senior – Clackamas High School – Baseball

Game vs. Lake Oswego 5 innings pitched, 1 hit allowed, 0 runs allowed, 9 strikeouts

Sean Harmon, Senior – West Linn High School – Wrestling

3 x 6A 1st Place State Wrestler

Oliver Myers, Senior – Newberg High School – Wrestling

4.04 GPA, Oliver has been a tremendous leader in the wrestling room.  As a coach that had to be away from the program for a few days early in the season, it was comforting and reassuring to know that someone like Oliver stepped up and made sure that what needed to get done got done.

Oliver compiled an impressive 43-0 season record going into last weekend’s state tournament.  Oliver has now completed a perfect 47-0 season, capping it with a State Championship at 182 lbs., winning in Sudden Victory Overtime (3-1).  The first undefeated season by a Newberg High School wrestler since 2012.

As good a wrestler as Oliver is, he is an even better student.  Oliver carries a 4.04 GPA and is an asset to any class that he is in.

Great student, great wrestler – better person.  Oliver is just one of “those” people. He is respectful, thoughtful and an incredibly hard working young man.  You could not ask to have a better person around you in any type of setting–athletic, academic, or otherwise.

Luke Thornbrue, Senior – Century High School – Swimming

Luke won the 6A state title in the 200 and 500 freestyle and broke the state record in the 200 free. He is a senior and will attend Notre Dame next year.

Khal Cason , Senior – King’s Way Christian High School – Basketball

Huge part in getting the team a 2nd place state ranking in basketball. Highest placing year in Kingsway history

Kefentse Cason, Senior – King’s Way Christian High School – Basketball

Huge part in getting the team a 2nd place state ranking in basketball. Highest placing year in Kingsway history

Jonah Waage, Senior – Milwaukie High School – Baseball

Jonah is a catcher for the Milwaukie baseball team, 2 year varsity starter that leads by example with a good work ethic and great attitude.