Sisters, Ridgeview baseball garners all-state recognition

Central Oregon prep notebook

Bulletin staff report /

Published Jun 14, 2014 at 12:01AM

In leading Sisters to the 2014 Class 4A baseball state championship final this season, senior catcher Joey Morgan was named to the 4A all-state first team for the third straight year. Morgan, the 4A player of the year last season who has committed to play baseball at the University of Oregon, was one of four Outlaws named to all-state teams, which were released this week.

Also for Sisters, junior Justin Harrer was named to the second team as an infielder, senior Jardon Weems was named to the third team as a pitcher, and freshman Ryan Funk received honorable mention as a utility player.

Ridgeview, which advanced to the 4A semifinals, boasts four all-state players. For the Ravens, sophomore George Mendazona and junior Collin Runge were named to the first team as infielders, senior Kahl Malott was named to the second team as a first baseman, and senior Dakota Schaumburg was named to the third team as a pitcher.

Henley senior Jesse Hilyard is the 4A player of the year, and Henley’s Tim Cleland was selected as the coach of the year. The all-state baseball teams were selected in a vote of coaches and compiled by The Oregonian newspaper. For a complete list of the 4A all-state teams, see Scoreboard on D2.

Five Lava Bears named softball all-state: Bend High seniors Lisa Sylvester and Katie Brown highlighted the Lava Bears’ five players selected to the 2014 Class 5A all-state softball teams. Sylvester was named a first-team infielder, and Brown was chosen to the first team as an outfielder. Juniors Megan Berrigan (pitcher) and Awbrie Elle Kinkade (catcher) were selected to the second team for Bend, as was Lava Bears senior infielder Kendall Kramer. Mountain View senior outfielder Carriann Elms is on the second team, while teammate Hannah Wicklund is a second-team utility player. Mountain View senior Jenna Henninger was named a third-team outfielder, and Redmond High senior Kiahna Brown is a third-team infielder. Pendleton junior Darian Lindsey is the 5A player of the year, Hood River Valley senior Kayla Byers was named the pitcher of the year, and Pendleton’s Tim Cary is the coach of the year. The all-state softball teams were selected in a vote of coaches and compiled by The Oregonian newspaper.

Cougar commits to SOU: Mountain View senior Grant Lannin, a second-team all-state player for the Cougars this past winter, has committed to play basketball at Southern Oregon University next year. The 6-foot-4-inch Lannin was the Intermountain Conference player of the year for the 2013-14 season and had per-game averages of 16 points, eight rebounds and 1.6 steals.

Former Cougar joins stellar recruiting class: MaCaulay Wilson, a 2012 Mountain View grad who has competed at Lane Community College in Eugene the past two years, committed to Oregon State University for track in field, joining what OSU coaches argue is the best recruiting class the school has had since re-establishing the women’s track program in 2004. Wilson heads to Corvallis with a 2014 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges title in the 800-meter run, an event in which she holds the sixth-fastest time in LCC history. Wilson was also a part of the Titans’ school-record relay squads in the 400- and 1,600-meter relays. Also expected to compete for the OSU women’s track and field team is 2014 Crook County High graduate Hannah Troutman, who has already signed on to play volleyball for the Beavers. Troutman, the Gatorade volleyball player of the year for Oregon this past fall, won the shot put title at the Class 4A track and field state championships in May and was fourth in the javelin.