Brown named second team all-state


Banks freshman wins player of the year honors

by: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Madras infielder Sarah Brown, seen here belting a three-run home run against North Marion earlier in the season, was named to the Class 4A all-state second team as an infielder.Madras High School graduate Sarah Brown was named to the second team of the Class 4A all-state softball team, as voted on by coaches around the state.

Brown was named to the team as an infielder, and was the only Madras player selected for state recognition.

Brown was named the Tri-Valley Conference player of the year this season, and hit a game-winning three-run home run in the White Buffalos’ final regular season game against North Marion in a 9-7 victory.

She was also named to the first team all-Tri Valley Conference team as an infielder.

Madras lost in the Class 4A play-in round to North Marion, and finished the season with a 15-12 record and third-place finish in the TVC, with a 7-8 record.

Sarah BrownBanks swept the three top awards, with freshman Makenna Partain being named the 4A player of the year, senior Kaylie Vandomelen won pitcher of the year honors and coach Jenny Compton won the coach of the year award.

Banks defeated Milton-Freewater’s McLoughlin in the 4A final, 1-0.

The 4A all-state baseball also had one Madras player featured, senior centerfielder Devin Ceciliani. Ceciliani was named to the second team as an outfielder.

Ceciliani batted .410 this season with 20 stolen bases, and was selected in the 34th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.

He was also named a first-team all-Tri Valley Conference outfielder.

Sisters catcher Joey Morgan was named the 4A player of the year, and his coach Steve Hodges was tabbed as coach of the year.

Henley defeated Newport 12-5 to win the 4A state championship on June 1 in Keizer.