Ravens hire 2 varsity coaches — Ridgeview has named Nic Sedor its girls soccer coach and Alicia Love its girls basketball coach. Sedor, who played college soccer at Corban University in Salem, previously coached at Corban and West Salem High. He has been the Ridgeview track team’s pole vault coach the past two years. “Nic brings a great sense of purpose and mission to the work of high school coaching,” said Kevin Bryant, Redmond School District athletic director. “He will bring great technical and tactical skills as well as relational connection to help our strong girls soccer program take the next steps toward statewide success.” Love, a graduate of Mountain View High in Bend, was a varsity assistant girls basketball coach at Ridgeview the past two seasons. She played collegiately at Blue Mountain and Linn-Benton community colleges before finishing her career at Concordia University in Portland. Love has also been an assistant coach at Aloha and Milwaukie high schools. “Alicia brings an enthusiasm and commitment to the task that is refreshing and energizing,” Bryant said. “She has been preparing for some time to become a head coach and her time is now. Her ability to communicate and have a larger vision of the basketball program in our community will pave the way for success.”
Former Storm standout is scholar-athlete honoree — Western Oregon University senior and 2015 Summit High graduate Tyler Jones has been selected as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2018-19. Jones, who starred at Summit in both cross-country and track, is the first WOU student-athlete to receive the honor. In addition to being among the Wolves’ leading runners in both sports — he qualified as an individual for the NCAA Division II cross-country championships last fall and advanced to the NCAA track championships with the WOU distance medley relay team this spring — Jones will graduate with a 4.00 cumulative GPA as a double major in business and mathematics.
Summit coach lands state honor — Sara Grove, girls lacrosse coach at Summit High, has been named 2019 coach of the year by the Oregon Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse and the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association. According to a U.S. Lacrosse/OGLA press release, the award honors a head coach who exemplifies the ideals of the game of lacrosse and recognizes the recipient’s overall coaching performance and contributions. The Storm placed first this season in the OGLA’s Central Oregon League with a 6-0 record and finished 13-4 overall after losing in the first round of the state playoffs.
Bend High infielder Tysen Scott has been selected to play in the Freightliner Oregon All-Star Series, a showcase for the state’s top senior baseball players from Class 6A and 5A high schools set for June 22-23 in Corvallis. Scott will play for the South team in the two-game North-South series at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium, where games are set for 7:30 p.m. on June 22 and noon on June 23. … Graduating Sisters High senior Wyatt Hernandez has committed to play football as a kicker at NCAA Division III Willamette University in Salem. … Summit graduate Liv Downing is one of 23 members of the 2018-19 signing class for the Oregon State women’s track and field program, head coach Louie Quintana announced Monday. Downing will join the Beavers as a cross-country/distance runner.
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