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Area athletes achieve distinction


From pool and court to the cold, muddy fields, Mid-county athletic teams had remarkably successful seasons this fall, no matter if they were third-graders or high school seniors. We’ve compiled a roundup of information about these athletes for your reading pleasure. Congratulations to the athletes: You’ve proven to yourself, your coaches, teammates, parents and friends that hard work pays off with success. We want to thank the coaches, both paid and volunteer, for investing countless hours of time teaching our youngsters such necessary skills and sharing their love of sports. Giving back and seeing results – that’s what it’s all about.

Royals wear soccer crown
The Portland Christian Royals eked out their first soccer state title with a 1-0 win over Umatilla last month in Wilsonville. Preserving his shutout, Royals goalie Keegan Rogers swats away another shot while PC players (in black), AJ Astacio, #22; Jake Arntson, #7; Caleb Nyone, #10, and Spencer Oien, #13, look on.
After enduring a losing season just two years ago, the Portland Christian High School boys soccer team has won the OSAA Class 3A/2A/1A state title.

Coach Aaron Lewis guided his team to a 17-1-2 record and a 1-0 win over Umatilla in the championship game in Wilsonville last month.

The Royals began their championship campaign with a 2-1 win over Riverdale. Next they handed Umpqua Valley Christian a 5-0 drubbing that matched them with Dayton in the semifinal round. A 3-0 victory over the Pirates set up the title game against Umatilla.

While the score indicates a defensive battle, Portland Christian was active on offense, taking 18 shots to Umatilla’s eight. Caleb Nyone led the attack with five, Gonzalo Noriega had four and David Smouse, Jake Arntson and Spenser Oien each took three shots. Goalie Keegan Rogers was credited with six saves.

Scoreless at half time, the Royals finally put a goal on the board early in the second period. Nyone headed the shot in with an assist from Arntson. Umatilla threatened in the waning minutes, but Portland Christian held on to win its first state soccer title. Jake Arntson was named Qwest Player of the Game in the PC victory over Umatilla.

Bronco water polo teams score at state
2008 Parkrose boys and girls water polo teams – Back row: Coach Ben Talbott, Ryan Stoddard, Emily Aronson, Ian Evans, Nolan Pow, (hiding) Joe Stevens, Jeremy Ibrahim, Coach Gary Muzzy, Bruce Neelands, Travis Pow, Sam Stites, Nathan Clement, Alex McInerny, Josh Newman, Nadison Kannan, Caleb Thompson and Sam Miller
Middle row: Cathy Alberts, Courtney Garcia, Marissa Stevens and Brianna Newman
Kneeling: Lily Rojas, Lucy Eufragio, Dominique Garrison, Tosha Garcia, Marie Coyle and (leaning over) Victor Rojas. Not pictured: Izzy Woolner.

Both the boys and girls water polo teams at Parkrose High School earned second-place honors and trophies at the state 4A/5A tournament in Corvallis last month.

Garry Muzzy and Ben Talbott coached the girls teams to a 13-4 regular season before advancing to the preliminary round of the state tournament in Albany. There they defeated Cottage Grove 8-7. In the semifinals in Corvallis, they beat West Albany 10-7, which set up the championship game against Ashland. Ashland prevailed 10-2, but the Bronco girls returned to campus with a second-place trophy and a great deal of pride. Sophomore Courtney Garcia and junior Emily Aronson were named to the all-tournament team. Junior Tosha Garcia and sophomore Brianna Newman earned second-team honors.

Not to be outdone, the boys team, which posted a 10-7 regular season record, defeated Marist 15-11 in its first-round game. Advancing to the semifinals in Corvallis, the boys dispatched West Albany by a score of 13-5. They too faced Ashland in the final game. While they came up short, losing 9-17, the boys will place their second-place award next to the girls in the trophy case at Parkrose. Junior Nathan Clement was tapped as all-tournament first team goalie. Senior Travis Pow and senior Alex McInerny were also first-team picks. Sophomore Jeremy Ibrahim was selected for the all-state second team.

Due to her outstanding performance at the state water polo tournament, Parkrose Bronco junior Emily Aronson earned first-team all-tournament honors. During the semifinals of the 2008 state OSAA water polo tournament held in Corvallis last month, sophomore Courtney Garcia shows the form that earned her first-team all-tournament honors.
Parkrose water polo player sophomore Brianna Newman takes a shot at West Albany’s goal during one semifinal match of the state tournament held last month in Corvallis. Newman made it to the all-tournament second team.
Sophomore Jeremy Ibrahim demonstrates the defensive skills against Ashland that earned him second-team all-tournament honors in the state finals.
Senior Josh Newman flicks a shot during the championship match of the state tournament held in Corvallis last month. The Broncos lost to Ashland 9-17 in the finals.
Senior Travis Pow eyes the goal while setting up his shot during the finals against Ashland. Pow earned first-team all-tournament honors.

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