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Champions on mat, court, stage and classroom

Editor's Note: While we work hard to gather information for all students at all schools in the Memo circulation area, we recognize this round up is not comprehensive. You can help by sending word of achievement at your school and by your students to any time and especially at the close of each academic quarter.

Academic All Stars
The Dairy Farmers of Oregon recognize athletic teams that earn a 3.0 GPA or higher. Winter sports teams in our area making the top ten list are the boys basketball team at Portland Christian High School ranking 4th in the state among 2A schools with a 3.52 GPA and the Reynolds wrestling team which carries a 3.37 GPA, placing them 4th among 6A squads.

City Christian High traveled to Baker for the 1A boys state tournament and came home with the championship trophy by defeating Jewell 66-63, Triangle Lake 84-68, Columbia Christian 55-38, Elkton 53-52, and Horizon Christian 41-39.

Senior Mikey Chown was named player of the game in the championship game and was named to the all tournament team. Jordan McNack, also a senior, earned 2nd team honors. This is the first state title for Lions boys basketball.

The City Christian girls team advanced to the quarterfinal round in Baker by virtue of wins over Country Christian (43-36) and Triad (49-34), but suffered their first loss to Hosanna Christian (44-41) and were sent home by Triangle Lake (73-60). Senior Abby Lewellen was named 2nd team all state.

Both teams brought home the tournament sportsmanship trophy. The school also earned the spirit and enthusiasm award.

With a 6-4 Mt. Hood Conference record, the David Douglas boys basketball team earned a slot in the 6-A state tournament bracket. They beat West Salem 44-42 in the first round, but were ousted by Southridge 53-51 in the second. Coach Chad Reeves was named Mt. Hood Conference co-coach of the year and Scots senior Steven Wallace was named all conference 1st team.

The Reynolds Raiders girls faced Clackamas in the first round of the 6A tournament, but failed to advance losing 56-21.

The Portland Christian girls made a one-game appearance in the 2A tournament losing 61-29 to Western Mennonite.

The Scots cheerleaders earned the 4th place trophy at the 6A/5A large team state competition for David Douglas.

Mid-county teams did well at the annual at Memorial Coliseum competition. Parkrose placed 3rd, David Douglas 8th and Reynolds 9th in the show division. Mick Sprague, of Parkrose, placed 5th in the drill down competition.

Mock Trial
The 2013 Parkrose Mock Trial team poses in downtown Portland. In front, from left to right are Lupita Velasquez, Karla Castaneda, Bethany Burgess, Jessica MacBrough, Emily Sarich, Kyeanna Henry, Selena Johnson and Ruth Binyam. In the second row, from left are Coach Aaron Brown, Cody Dodds, Tyler Sirokman, Sam Shepard, Max Denning, Cameron Tennyson, Coach Richard English, Josiah Abney, Sierra Stallings and Coach Katie Lorenz.
The Parkrose Mock Trial team earned a state playoff berth representing Multnomah County for the first time in 20 years. The team advanced with perennial powerhouse Lincoln and eventual state champ St. Mary's and runner up Riverdale. Team members are Bethany Burgess, Ruth Binyam, Jessica MacBrough, all seniors, and juniors Sam Shepard, Selena Johnson, Sierra Stallings, Max Denning, Cody Dodds, Tyler Sirokman, Josiah Abney, Emily Sarich, Karla Castaneda, Cameron Tennyson, Meagan Pettigrove, Melina Hunt, Debra Loh, Kyeanna Henry and Lupita Velasquez.

Solo Music
David Douglas musicians came out of the District II Solo Contest with 14 medalists. Heather Dwyer (mallets), Martin Santoyo (tuba), Samantha Gilkey (euphonium), John Musgrave (trombone), Isabel Skau (clarinet) and Evan Tschuy (viola) each won their respective events and will advance to the state solo music competition at Lewis & Clark College in May. Also advancing to the state competition are 2nd place finishers Emma Nissen (soprano voice) and Delaney Smith (clarinet).

Other medalists include Scott Waddington 3rd place (trumpet), 4th place Antonina Pavlenko (alto saxophone), Dallas Niemeyer (trumpet) and Noah Kirk (clarinet). Eduardo Torres (French horn) also placed 4th and is an alternate to state.

Rebecca Tew (bassoon) placed 5th.

Based on their performances at the Oregon Music Education Association District Solo and Ensemble Contest, Portland Christian High juniors, Alyssa Bolton (French horn and soprano voice) and Jonathan Ramos (violin), have qualified for the OSAA State Solo Competition.

The Portland Christian High School Concert Choir also competed in the Mt. Hood Choral Festival and qualified for the OSAA tape pool with potential qualification for the state competition.

Emily Sarich, the lone member of the Parkrose High ski team earned a 3rd place finish in the state slalom competition and 5th in giant slalom.

David Douglas sent a full contingent of swimmers to the state 6A meet at Mt. Hood Community College. The freestyle relay teams were notable for the Scots. The boys team of Lucky Le, Raymond Miller, Sam Redwine-Hixson and Leland Miller finished 5th in the 400 yard relay and 6th in the 200 yard event. The girls team of Janessa Dyk, Pamela Kennedy, Elizabeth Fryer and Hao Nguyen also finished 6th in the 200 yard relay. Dyk, Kennedy, Fryer and Alice Ochs swam to a 9th place finish in the 400 yard relay.

Emma Nissen, Ochs, Nguyen and Dyk teamed up for a 9th place finish in the girls 200 yard medley relay.

Le was the top individual finisher with 4th place in the boys 50 yard freestyle. Dyk placed 7th and Nguyen 10th in the girls 50 yard freestyle. Leland Miller was 10th in the boys 100 yard butterfly, Fryer was 10th in the 500 yard freestyle and Redwine-Hixson and Ochs each placed 12th in their respective 100 yard breaststroke events.

Reynolds' lone entry in the state meet was junior Christy Hartens. She placed 6th in the 500 yard freestyle and 7th in the 200 yard freestyle.

The Parkrose boys team, consisting of seniors Jeremy Clement and Quenten Lee and juniors Jacob Sheeran and Cameron Tennyson, represented the Broncos at Mt. Hood Community College for the state 5A meet. They combined for 5th place finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay and 6th place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Individually, Tennyson placed 9th in the 50 yard freestyle and Sheeran finished 9th in the 100 yard butterfly.

Madelynn Sare, a Madison High senior, earned a 12th place finish in the girls 500 yard freestyle for the Senators.

The David Douglas high School wrestling team celebrates winning first place in the 6A team title of the OSAA 2013 Wrestling State Championships at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The David Douglas Scots racked up 146 points on the way to the Oregon 6A state title. Vagif Afrasov (138 lbs), Elijah Taylor (160 lbs) and Ihoghama Odighizuwa (195lbs) all won their weight class to become individual state champions as well. Quincy Clarkson finished 2nd at 182 lbs, Jeremiah Baker was 3rd at 126 lbs, Ricky Molinari and Thomas Ayala placed 5th at 145 lbs and 182 lbs respectively. Other Scots state qualifiers were Andrew Curry (106 lbs), Jesse Delgado and Tristin Molinari (120 lbs), Gabe Peak (132 lbs) Osawaru Odighizuwa (195 lbs) and Jerome Massad (220 lbs.) Brygham Abbott, a 195 lb senior, represented Reynolds High in the state 6A tournament.

Before donning her Rose Festival princess crown, Parkrose High Junior Kyeanna Henry grappled her way to a third state girls wrestling championship. Josh Reyes, who transferred from David Douglas after winning a 6A state title last year, added a 5A championship trophy at 145 lbs this year. Emile Wolpert scored points for the Broncos with a 6th place finish at 182 lbs. Hunter Sexsmith (220 lbs) and Ray Hernandez (126 lbs) also qualified for the state tournament.
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