Banks' Slifka, Renne and Gobel sweep Player of the Year awards, while Roche and Begley bag Coach of the Year honors

Banks has had a good year.

COURTESY PHOTO: STEWART MONROE PHOTOGRAPHY - Banks' Dalton Renne drives for a lay-in during a game earlier this season. Renne was selected as the Cowap League Player of the Year.The 2017-18 Cowapa Leage basketball all-stars were announced last week and after sweeping both the girls and boys league titles and qualifying for this week's state tournament, needless to say, the Braves were well represented.

In all, 11 Braves were honored, with seven of those being named to the first team.

On the boys side, senior wing Dalton Renne was named the Cowapa League Player of the Year, while sophomore Blake Gobel was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year and head coach Marcus Roche was the Coach of the Year recipient.

Joining Renne and Gobel on the first-team was sophomore forward Jacob Slifka, while senior Bret Cameron and junior Dakota Bunn were selected as honorable mention.

The first team consisted of Renne, Gobel, Slifka, Tillamook senior Ian Collett, Seaside juniors Payton Westerholm and Chase Januik, Scappoose senior Chris Bendle, Valley Catholic senior Andrew Plambeck, Valley Catholic junior Jack Tetzloff, Astoria senior Karsten Johnson, Seaside sophomore Ryan Hague, Tillamook Senior Anthany Taylor, and Scappoose senior Joey Wagenknecht.

STAFF PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks' Aspen Slifka shoots a free throw during a game earlier this season. Slifka was selected as the Cowapa League Player and Defensive Player of the Year.For the girls, Banks junior Aspen Slifka was selected as the Co-Player of the Year with Valley Catholic senior Noelle Mannen, while Slifka was also honored as the Defensive Player of the Year and head coach Brandon Begley was voted Coach of the Year.

Senior Kim Jordan joined Slifka on the first-team, along with junior Gracie Nelson and senior Jessi Wren. Other first-team recipients included Mannen, Seaside senior Bryre Babbitt, Scappoose senior Lea Brodala, Astoria sophomore Brooklynn Hankwitz, Astoria junior Sam Hemsley, Seaside senior Jetta Ideue, Valley Catholic junior Callie Kawaguchi, and Tillamook junior Laci Lourenzo.

In addition, Banks senior Sydney Gregg and junior Rylie Kind were named honorable mention.

The entire list of the teams can be seen below:

Cowapa League All-Stars:


Player of the Year: Dalton Renne, Banks

Defensive Player of the Year: Blake Gobel, Banks

Coach of the Year: Marcus Roche, Banks

Dalton Renne, Sr. Banks

Ian Collett, Sr. Tillamook

Payton Westerholm, Jr. Seaside

Blake Gobel, Jr. Banks

Chase Januik, Jr. Seaside

Chris Bendle, Sr. Scappoose

Andrew Plambeck, Sr. Valley Catholic

Jack Tetzloff, Jr. Valley Catholic

Jacob Slifka, Soph. Banks

Karsten Johnson, Sr. Astoria

Ryan Hague, Soph. Seaside

Anthany Taylor, Sr. Tillamook

Joey Wagenknecht, Sr. Scappoose

Honorable Mention

Ian Hunt, Jr. Astoria

Bret Cameron, Sr. Banks

Dakota Bunn, Jr. Banks

Jerad Toman, Sr. Scappoose

Duncan Thompson, Jr. Seaside

Nathan Abbott, Sr. Tillamook

Ramon Flores, Sr. Tillamook

Jack Grasberger, Sr. Valley Catholic

Ben Robbins, Sr. Valley Catholic


Players of the Year: Aspen Slifka, Banks; Noelle Mannen, Valley Catholic

Defensive Player of the Year: Aspen Slifka, Banks

Coach of the Year: Brandon Begley, Banks

First Team

Noelle Mannen, Sr., Valley C.

Aspen Slifka, Jr., Banks

Bryre Babbitt, Sr., Seaside

Lea Brodala, Sr., Scappoose

Brooklynn Hankwitz, So., Astoria

Sam Hemsley, Jr., Astoria

Jetta Ideue, Sr., Seaside

Kim Jordan, Sr., Banks

Callie Kawaguchi, Jr., Valley C, and Laci Lourenzo, Jr., Tillamook

Gracie Nelson, Jr., Banks

Jessi Wren, Sr., Banks

Honorable Mention

Lexi Crabtree, So., Tillamook

Kelsey Fausett, Fr., Astoria

Sydney Gregg, Sr., Banks

Sarah Jones, Jr., Valley C.

Rylie Kind, Jr., Banks

Hailey O'Brien, So., Astoria

Sierra Stafford, Jr., Scappoose

Kaylee Wegner, Sr., Scappoose

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