Summit standout bound for OSU — Senior Liv Downing, a member of three state championship cross-country teams at Summit High, has announced that she will continue her running career at Oregon State. Downing plans to compete in both cross-country and track and field for the OSU women. Her best finish in high school cross-country was fifth place overall for the Storm’s 2017 Class 5A state championship team. In track, Downing placed fourth in the 3,000 meters last spring at the 5A Intermountain Conference championships. Oregon State this fall qualified for the NCAA cross-country championships for the first time in program history.
Ridgeview’s Buresh is IMC Player of the Year — Senior defender Jordyn Buresh has been voted Intermountain Conference girls soccer player of the year, one of three Ridgeview players named to the all-IMC first team. Midfielders Averi Hartford, a junior, and Grace Sorensen, a sophomore, also represent the Ravens on the first team. Redmond senior defender Jordan Fox made it four Central Oregon players selected to the 11-member first team. Addie Klindt, a senior from The Dalles, was named IMC goalkeeper of the year, and Hood River Valley’s Kevin Hespela and his assistants were chosen conference coaching staff of the year. The complete all-Intermountain Conference teams are listed in Prep Scoreboard.
Ravens’ O’Neill voted Intermountain POY — Ridgeview’s Cade O’Neill has been selected Intermountain Conference boys soccer player of the year. The senior midfielder is one of three Ravens named to the 11-player all-conference first team, joining fellow seniors Christian Kim, a forward, and Isaac Grusy, a defender. Other Central Oregon players chosen to the first team were senior Crook County defender Moses Freauff and junior Redmond forward Owen Byrnes. Ridgeview head coach Jimmy Kim and his assistants were named IMC coaching staff of the year. The complete all-Intermountain Conference teams are listed in Prep Scoreboard.
Sportsmanship award goes to Ridgeview senior — Isaac Grusy of Ridgeview High School has been named winner of the Central Oregon Soccer Officials Association’s 2018 Scott Rivers Memorial Sportsmanship Award. The Ravens captain receives a $500 scholastic scholarship, which according to the COSOA is awarded each year to a Central Oregon high school senior who exemplifies outstanding sportsmanship, leadership and play on the soccer field. Other nominees for the 2018 award were Josh Bruce of the Central Christian boys team, Alexa Martin of the Redmond High girls team, and Emma Hehn of the Crook County girls team.
Area players named all-IMC — Three players from league-champion Ridgeview and three from Crook County are part of the 10-member all-Intermountain Conference volleyball first team for 2018. Representing the Ravens on the first team are setter Allicite Frost, middle blocker Nicole Bossemeyer and all-around player Rylee Troutman, all juniors. Selected to the first team from Crook County were senior setter Anna Woodward, senior libero Mckynzie Wells and junior hitter Reagan Wilkins. Ridgeview head coach Randi Viggiano and her assistants were named IMC coaching staff of the year. Hood River Valley senior Katie Kennedy was voted conference player of the year. The complete all-Intermountain Conference teams are listed in Prep Scoreboard.
Ex-Storm player on championship college team — Bend’s Kole Miller was part of the Golden West College team that won the 2018 California Community College Athletic Association men’s water polo championship. Golden West, of Huntington Beach, California, defeated L.A. Valley 12-10 on Nov. 17 in the CCCAA championship final at West Valley College in Saratoga. It was the 26th state championship overall for Golden West, which finished the season with a record of 26-1. Miller, a freshman attacker, played in 22 games for the Rustlers, recording seven goals and three assists.
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