Local athletes named to all-league basketball teams

With the end of the basketball season brings the all-league selections that were filled with local athletes.

At the 4A level in the Sky-Em League, Cottage Grove junior Reilly Kelty and sophomore Matty Ladd were both named to the first team. Junior Ema Gardner and freshman Gracie Arnold both received honorable mention nods.

On the boys side, Cottage Grove senior Creed Lufkin was placed on the second team all-league while fellow senior big-man Jasper Nichols-Ferguson was on the honorable mention.

At the 1A level in the Skyline League, it was North Douglas filling the ranks. Leading the way was senior Abby Whipple who was not only named to the first team but was also named Skyline player of the year.

North Douglas senior Riley Black was also on the first team while, sophomore Natalie Thompson – who was also named to the all-defensive team – and junior Sofia Alcantar were on the second team. Rilie-Jo Olds was named to the honorable mention team. North Douglas head coach Jeff Davis was named coach of the year.

Elkton was also named throughout the teams with juniors Kieryn Carnes and Aspyn Luzier both being placed on the first team. Sophomore Margaret Byle was named honorable mention as was junior Alexis Halstead who also earned a spot on the all-defensive team.

On the boys side, North Douglas senior Caleb Parks was named to the first team while Warriors’ senior Jake Gerrard was on the second team, junior Tanner Parks on the honorable mention and senior Killian Bond on the all-defensive team.

Elkton senior Jaydn Woody was named to the honorable mention as was Yoncalla’s Bryan Allen. Elkton principal James Ellis, who coaches Days Creek, was named coach of the year. 

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