Sisters senior Eli Harrison, who led the Outlaws to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 Class 4A boys state basketball tournament, has committed to play at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., next season. Harrison, a 6-foot-6 wing, missed most of this season with a back injury.
Summit grads receive collegiate track awards
Brett Campbell and brothers Matson and Garrett Hardie, all Summit High graduates who are competing in track and field for Western Oregon University, have been named to the 2013 United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association’s NCAA Division II indoor track & field all-West region team. Campbell was selected in the 60-meter hurdles, Garrett Hardie was chosen as a high jumper, and Matson Hardie received all-region honors in both the high jump and triple jump.
Summit skier wins inaugural skimeister award
Summit freshman Alex Martin won the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association’s first male skimeister award this season. The skimeister competition combined skiers’ results from two alpine races and two nordic races during the season. Martin bested South Eugene’s Trevor Merrifield, who took second, and Mountain View’s Ward Nikolaus placed third. Ashland’s Clara Honsinger and South Eugene’s Erin Clark shared the girls skimeister award.
Cougars soccer standout to Seattle Pacific
Maddy Booster, a senior at Mountain View, has committed to play women’s soccer at NCAA Division II Seattle Pacific University. An all-state defender last fall, Booster will join a program that went 15-4 last year and advanced to the second round of the D-II national tournament.
Former Storm star gets USA volleyball tryout
Oregon State junior Becky Defoe, a former Bend home-school student who played athletics at Summit High, has been selected for the second consecutive year to try out for the USA A2 volleyball team. Forty-eight volleyball players with collegiate eligibility for the 2013 season were selected for the A2 camp, which will take place June 25 to July 4 in Dallas, Texas. Defoe, a libero for the Beavers, broke her own school record for digs this past fall, recording 591 digs. Last summer with the A2 team, Defoe averaged 17 digs per match while helping her team go 3-2.
Crook County, Summit dance teams shine
Dance teams from Crook County and Summit High both turned in top-two finishes at Saturday’s Dance Out Loud competition at West Salem. The Sparkles, Crook County’s dance team, won the 4A division with 82.06 points, besting runner-up Gladstone, which posted 74.89 points. The Storm placed second in the 5A small-school division with 67.33 points.
Prep sports quick hits
Gilchrist senior Ashley James and Trinity Lutheran sophomore Katie Murphy have both been named to the all-Mountain Valley League girls basketball first team, and Trinity Lutheran coach Mike Polk was selected as co-coach of the year along with Hosanna Christian’s Tony Bush. Trinity Lutheran senior Abby Carpenter was chosen for the second team. ... Bend High senior Kaytie Zellner has committed to play softball at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton next season, and Redmond High’s Marissa Duchi has signed with Wenatchee Valley (Wash.) Community College. ... Gilchrist junior Trinton Koch was picked for the all-Mountain Valley League boys basketball second team and Trinity Lutheran’s Nate Carpenter, also a junior, received honorable mention. ... The Madras girls swim team and Trinity Lutheran’s girls basketball team each earned Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State honors for the highest team grade-point average in their sport, regardless of classification. Both the White Buffaloes and the Saints compiled GPAs of 3.92. ... Culver senior Cassandra Fulton, who helped the Bulldogs win the Class 2A state volleyball championship last fall, signed to play volleyball at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario.