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Academic All Stars
The Dairy Farmers of Oregon recognize athletic teams that earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Among 6A teams, the David Douglas girls cross country team ranks 6th in the state with a 3.81 GPA; the Scots boys cross country team ranks 6th as well with a 3.73 GPA. The Scots volleyball team (3.42) and girls soccer team (3.21) also earned recognition.

Reynolds boys cross country (3.44), girls cross country (3.35), volleyball (3.10) and girls soccer (3.05) were recognized for scholastic achievement.

Among 5A teams, Madison girls cross country team ranks 1st in state with a 3.97 GPA. The Senator boys cross country team carries a 3.45 GPA.

Parkrose girls soccer leads the way for Bronco teams with a 3.31 GPA, followed by boys cross country (3.29), volleyball (3.17) and girls cross country (3.16).

With a 3.23 GPA, the Portland Christian football team ranks 2nd among 2A teams in the state.

PC's boys cross country team ranks 3rd with a 3.91 GPA; boys soccer is 9th and carries a 3.47 GPA.

Cross Country
This season, mid-county cross country runners represented their schools well.

With a 4th place finish at the 2A state meet at Lane Community College in Eugene Sisay Gillock, a junior at Portland Christian led the way. Teammate Hannah Jossi, a senior, placed 14th in the girls competition.

Showing she is a force to be reckoned with, Kennedy Allen, a freshman at David Douglas High School, was named 1st team all Metro Conference and earned a 14th place finish at the girls 6A state meet. Teammates Brynne Merkley, Stephanie Wood and Kylan Carlson earned honorable mention.

Reynolds runners Ian Stevens, a junior, and seniors Brandon Raleigh, Keenan Follett and Emily Trosino all earned spots in the state 6A meet.

Dawit Tesfatsion, a junior at Parkrose, earned all conference honorable mention in the Northwest Oregon Conference.

Parkrose Elite dance team is off to a great start. They placed first in both Novelty and Modern divisions at competitions at Clackamas High and David Douglas High this fall. The state competition is in March.

Colts rush to perfect 12-0 season
In the Police Athletic League regional championship game last month, the 7th & 8th grade team in the Aldo Rossi Parkrose Youth Football program capped an undefeated season shutting out Seattle's champions, the Beacon Hill Cowboys, 35-0 at Roosevelt High School.
The Parkrose Colts and Reynolds Green 7th and 8th grade Police Athletic League football teams had outstanding seasons. Last month they met on a rainy night to determine the city champion. By virtue of a 9-6 score, Parkrose claimed the title. Many Parkrose Colts players also won city as 3rd and 4th graders and again as 5th and 6th graders.

Mykol Burton, who has coached this group since they were third graders, was thrilled after they won the city title. “I'm the happiest man in the world. It was very overwhelming.”

Burton was impressed with his players' competitiveness and determination all season. He said his players told him at the beginning of the season they wanted to go undefeated but he took it with a grain of salt. “They told me at the beginning of the year they wanted to go undefeated and I was like, 'whatever.' They put in a lotta work; a whole lotta work.”

Going forward Burton said he wants to keep them together as a group. “That's a good group of boys. Any coach that gets those kids will love them. My goal is to keep them as a team wherever they go.”

In the PAL regional championship game held the following weekend, the Colts beat the Becaon Hill Cowboys, Seattle's 7th and 8th grade football champions, 35-0, finishing the season undefeated at 12-0.

Portland Christian High won the Northwest League with a 4-1 record in league play and were 9-1 overall during the regular season earning the number three seed in the state 2A tournament. The Royals defeated Stanfield 55-21 in first round play and ousted Heppner 21-6 in the second round. In the semifinals, Portland Christian beat Lost River 25-13 to advance to the championship game against Oakland.

Other area high school teams earned a berth in state tournaments, but none of them made it out of the first round.

The injury-plagued David Douglas Scots beat Newberg 44-21 in a play-in game and took their 4-6 record into the first round of the 6A state tournament, but were defeated 42-6 by Eugene's Sheldon High School.

DDHS players earning all Mt Hood Conference honors are: 1st Team Offense-Kyle Miller (wide receiver); 1st Team Defense-Kyle Miller (defensive back) and Samson Ebukam (defensive lineman); 2nd Team Offense-Andre Reasno (running back) and Bryson Dizon (offensive lineman); 2nd Team Defense-Alipate Tuitavake (linebacker); Honorable Mention Offense-Tim Patrick (quarterback), Samson Ebukam (tight end), Jerome Massad and Aaron Richardson (offensive linemen) and Peter Barnhart (center); Honorable Mention Defense-Andre Reasno and Bryan Durbin (defensive backs) and Anthony Brown (defensive lineman).

Reynolds earned a berth in the 6A state tournament, but was eliminated in the first round by Tigard, 67-35.

Parkrose began the season with a pair of preseason victories over non-conference opponents, but stumbled against Northwest Oregon Conference rivals Wilsonville, Sandy, Putnam, Sherwood and Milwaukie. Victories over St. Helens and Liberty did earn the Broncos a 5A state tournament play-in game against Mountain View in Bend. The Cougars prevailed 56-20 to end the Parkrose season.

Henry Vy, Bronco running back and defensive back was named 1st team all NWOC for both offense and defense. Josh Bradford, offensive lineman, joined him on the 1st team offense. Wide receiver Michael Hurlic was named to the 2nd team offense and Andre Johnson (corner back) earned honorable mention on defense.

Parkrose students Adna Hergic, from left, John Bown, Audrey Deiss , Kevin Mercier, Jessica MacBrough, Jacob Sheeran, Brian Thow, Mario Zivanovic, Debra Loh and Joe Vongsay will perform with honors groups in February.
Seven Parkrose students have been selected to perform with the Oregon Music Educators All State Honor Choir at the OMEA annual meeting in February. They are Adna Hergic and Audrey Deiss (altos); John Bown and Kevin Mercier (tenors); Brian Thow (baritone) and Joe Vongsay and Mario Zivanovich (basses).

In addition, Jessica MacBrough, an alto, and Jacob Sheeran, a tenor, represent Parkrose in the National Association for Music Education All Northwest Mixed Choir. NAfME named bassoonist Debra Loh to its honor orchestra.

NAfME All-Northwest Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

The David Douglas Scots had a record of 5-3-2 at the end of regular season play earning a 2nd place finish in the Mt. Hood Conference. They beat Southridge 1-0 in the opening round of 6A state tournament play and were eliminated by eventual champion Jesuit 7-0 in the second round. Forward Victor Sanchez was named Mt. Hood Conference player of the year. Other players earning all conference honors are: 1st Team-Hector Jimenez (defender); 2nd Team-Oscar Torres (goalkeeper); Honorable Mention-Daniel Gutierrez and Carlos Bravo.

Portland Christian finished the season with a 12-5 record overall, 7-2 in league play. The Royals beat St. Mary's of Medford 1-0 in the first round of state 2A play and were defeated by Catlin Gable 2-0 in second round play.

Parkrose did not qualify for post-season play but a number of Bronco players earned individual recognition. Making all NWOC 2nd Team-Brandon Lo (forward), Nick Hansen (midfielder) for the boys team and Alexia Krieger (defender) for the girls. Boys earning honorable mention are Austin Sario-Massoth (defender), Keifer Buhl (forward) and Fernanado Ibanez (midfielder). For the girls: Jennifer Barrientos (midfielder), and Jada Krening and Shelby Martin, forwards.

Only two area volleyball teams advanced to state tournament play. Reynolds was defeated 3-1 (21-25, 25-12, 30-28, 25-16) by West Linn in first round play and Culver sent Portland Christian home after the first round, 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 17-25, 25-23).

Parkrose did earn a play-in game, but lost to Lebanon. The Parkrose Lady Broncos placed a number of players on all NWOC teams. Samatha Paltridge was named 2nd team all around and Hailey Gruetzmachr was named 2nd team defensive specialist/libero. Earning honorable mention were Dominique Vance (hitter), Briana Dace (middle blocker) and Princess Anyanwu (setter).

Water Polo
Parkrose girls water polo team pose with their 3rd place trophy. In the front row, from left, are Shelby Dooley, Maggie Grant, Gabby Madewell and Erica Evans. In the second row are, from left, Elena Gonzalez, Karla Castanda, Hannah Croze, Alma Leal, Rachel Herd and Victoria Dworok. In the third row are, from left, Brittany Jones, Christina Hellums, Viktoria Krause and Samantha Baumgarner. Coaches Emily Aronson and Gary Muzzy in back.
The Bronco girls earned the 3rd place trophy at the state 5A water polo tournament. Samantha Baumgartner was named 1st team all state and Erica Evans, Maggie Grant and Gabby Madewell earned 2nd team honors. Evans was also named 1st team all Mt. Hood Conference, Baumgartner made 2nd team and Grant, Rachel Herd and Hannah Croze earned honorable mention.

Jeremy Clement and Connor Pow earned 1st team all league honors for the boys. Cameron Tennyson and Dylan Thomas were named to the 2nd team. Quentin Lee earned honorable mention.

The David Douglas girls water polo team came in 6th in the state 6A tournament and the boys placed 7th. Alyssa Nguyen, Shelby Thomas and Lealand Miller all earned honorable mention. Thomas and Miller were named Mt. Hood Conference Players of the Year. Coach John DeRoest was named boys coach of the year. Also named to the boys 1st team were Blake Dressel and Nate Tran. Sam Redwine and John Merkley were named to the 2nd team and Lucky Lee and Raymond Miller earned honorable mention.

For the Scots girls, Nguyen and McKenzie Engelgau were named to the 2nd team and Pamela Kennedy earned honorable mention.

Reynolds water polo players also gained all league selections. Niki Gaither was named to the boys 1st team, Sebastian McCauley to the 2nd team and Cameron Ross and Andrew Perkins earned honorable mention. For the girls, Lacey Novak earned 1st team honors, Morgan Mattice and Erin Forsyth were named to the second team and Nora Scheiner, Rachel Sandin and Debbie Davis earned honorable mention.
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