OACA hands out several awards

The Oregon Athletic Coaches Association staged its annual coach of the year banquet late last month, and several coaches from western Washington County were recognized.

Among the awards handed out at the banquet were coach of the year honors for each sport and classification. After leading the Jaguars to their first swimming state title in school history — and Century’s second ever in among all sports — Sarah Holman was honored among 6A girls swimming coaches. Jenny Compton, who led the Banks softball team to a No. 2 ranking throughout this season and to a second consecutive state title in 2013, was tabbed for the 4A softball award.

Individuals were also recognized based on their years of service, starting at 25 years and going up in 5-year increments. Forest Grove cross-county coach Sue Fleskes was recognized in the 35-year category. Glencoe boys golf coach Tim Duvall (30-year category), Century boys basketball coach Scott Kellar (25-year category), and former Forest Grove swim team coach Paul Waterstreet (40-year category) also received recognition.

A list of awards by sport and classification and for years of service is available at

Athletes stand out in classroom

Some of Hillsboro’s top high school athletes are not only stars on the courts, fields and trails, but they also stand out in the classroom. In advance of this week’s graduation ceremonies, the Hillsboro School District recognized this year’s 29 valedictorians and salutatorians at a luncheon. A number of notable athletes were in that group, among them:

• Kaitlin Barger, Glencoe valedictorian (track & field)

• Courtney Clayton, Glencoe salutatorian (basketball, softball)

• Miles Rouches, Glencoe salutatorian (cross-country, track & field)

• Tim McSpadden, Hillsboro valedictorian (cross-country, track & field)

• Kelly Royster, Hillsboro valedictorian (softball)

• Andrew Peterkort, Hillsboro salutatorian (swimming)

• Matthew Langbehn, Liberty valedictorian (football, track & field)

• McKenzie Oster, Liberty valedictorian (basketball, soccer, golf)

• Kiley Bonin, Liberty salutatorian (cross-country, track & field)

Vikings will host basketball camp

The Forest Grove boys basketball program will be hosting a youth camp from June 17-20.

The Viking Hoop Camp will cost $60 and is open to players who will be in grades 2-10 next year. It will be held at Forest Grove High School each day and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The camp will be run by Forest Grove boys basketball coach Greg Evers with help from Banks head coach Pat Marlia and assistant Gabe Barber, as well as current Forest Grove and Banks varsity players. The camp is geared toward the instruction of fundamentals and bridging those skills into game situations.

For more information, contact Evers at 503-307-0404 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Year in review

Next week the Hillsboro Tribune will publish its annual sports year in review special section, looking back at the top teams, athletes and stories from the 2013-14 school year.

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