Gunnar Partain is voted Cowapa League Player of the Year and is one of 13 Banks baseball and softball players honored by the league

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks' Gunnar Partain takes a swing during a game earlier this season. Partain was selected as the Cowapa League Player of the Year.While not the finale Banks High School baseball and softball teams were hoping for this spring, another successful season on the diamond ended with a mitt-full of postseason accolades.

In all, 13 Banks baseball and softball players were selected to the Cowapa League all-star team, while four additional players were honorable mention selections. In addition, the Braves swept the Coach of the Year awards with softball's James Wise and baseball's Bob Smith taking those home.

Smith split the honor with legendary Astoria coach Dave Gasser. Banks also collected a Pitcher of the Year award (Michaela Shaw) and Designated Player of the Year award (Mackenzie Davis), and the Braves' Gunnar Partain was honored as baseball Player of the Year.

Banks boasted seven softball all-leaguers, including senior catcher Shakayla Snyder, junior outfielder Keegan Wise, senior shortstop Emma McCourt, senior right fielder Katie Ragsdale, senior second baseman Mary Schorn and Pitcher and Designated Players of the Year Shaw and Davis. Seniors Alyssa Rogers and Karlie Gerlinger were selected as honorable mention.

Scappoose's Hannah Galey was named the conference's Player of the Year.

On the baseball side of things, six Banks boys were honored, including sophomore shortstop Hayden Vandehey, junior pitcher Dalton Renne, senior outfielder Jake Evans, senior catcher Casey McGough, senior outfielder Kylan Taylor and Partain. In addition, junior catcher Blaine Herb and senior first baseman Trevor Thiessen were honorable mention selections.

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks Michaela Shaw throws a pitch during a Braves game earlier this season. Shaw was selected as the Cowap League Pitcher of the Year.The Banks baseball and softball teams won Cowapa League championships, but both were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the OSAA 4A state baseball and softball championships.

Baseball all-league selections

n Gunnar Partain, Banks junior

n Dalton Renne, Banks junior

n Jake Evans, Banks senior

n Casey McGough, Banks


n Kylan Taylor, Banks senior

n Hayden Vandehey, Banks sophomore

n Kyle Strange, Astoria senior

n Fridtjof Fremstad, Astoria senior

n Ole Englund, Astoria senior

n Jasyn Gohl, Astoria senior

n Jackson Arnsdorf, Astoria senior

n Trey Hageman, Astoria


n Chris Rapp, Valley Catholic senior

n Makoa Nakamura, Valley Catholic senior

n Porter Agnew, Valley

Catholic junior

n Alex Tranquill, Valley

Catholic senior

n Hunter Holmason,

Scappoose senior

n Nicky Gill, Scappoose junior

n Jared Toman, Scappoose junior

n JC Gross, Scappoose junior

n Brent Walsh, Seaside senior

n Duncan Thompson, Seaside sophomore

n Chase Wagner, Tillamook junior

Baseball honorable mentions

n Blaine Herb, Banks junior

n Trevor Thiessen, Banks


n Samboy Tuimato,

Astoria senior

n Burke Mathews, Astoria sophomore

n Ted Magenheimer, Valley Catholic senior

n Will Desmond, Valley

Catholic senior

n Logan Travis, Scappoose freshman

n Nate Reiman, Scappoose


n Scott Pamplin, Seaside senior

n Otto Hoelstke, Seaside


n Ty Wilkes, Tillamook


n Justin Harmon, Tillamook freshman

Softball all-league selections

n Hannah Galey, Scappoose junior

n Shakayla Snyder, Banks


n Keegan Wise, Banks junior

n Gabie Krueger, Scappoose junior

n Nicole Lukinbeal, Scappoose senior

n Emma McCourt, Banks senior

n Katie Ragsdale, Banks senior

n Hadley Enos, Scappoose junior

n Abi Dannen, Astoria senior

n Caitlyn Houghman, Astoria senior

n Rylee Demander, Astoria


n Madison Reeves, Tillamook sophomore

n Jetta Ideue, Seaside junior

n Mary Schorn, Banks senior

n Anna Oldenkamp,

Tillamook junior

n Makinley Johnson,

Tillamook sophomore

n Noelle Mannen, Valley

Catholic junior

n Alyssa Goin, Seaside


n Nicole Dougherty,

Scappoose junior

n Devanie Donaldson,

Tillamook senior

n Julia Norris, Astoria freshman

n Sequoia Shand, Seaside


Softball honorable mentions

n Mckailyn Rogers, Astoria


n Hailey Ranta, Astoria junior

n Alyssa Rogers, Banks senior

n Karlie Gerlinger, Banks


n Sara Mills, Scappoose


n Sidney Owsley, Seaside freshman

n GeriAnn Klaffke, Seaside


n Jennifer Tuatagaloa,

Tillamook senior

n Lexie Zuercher, Tillamook senior

n Natalie Alvis, Valley

Catholic junior

Joanna Duyck, Valley Catholic senior

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