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Buckaroos T.J. Crawford and Hayden Smith join junior forward on all-conference team

The St. Paul boys basketball team picked up three nominations in the 2019-2020 Casco League All-Conference awards – a final accolade in a season that included plenty of development and improvement for the young group of Buckaroos.PMG FILE PHOTO - Junior forward Broden Lear was recently named to the first team by the Casco League.

Led by junior forward Broden Lear, who earned first team honors, the Buckaroos (10-15, 9-5) finished the regular season tied for third place in the league standings along with Falls City (17-10, 9-5).

Lear was joined by senior teammates T.J. Crawford and Hayden Scott in the all-league honors. Crawford – the starting quarterback for the football team and a baseball player as well – earned a second team nomination, while Scott landed an honorable mention nod.

The Buckaroos ended their season with a second consecutive year in the league playoffs, falling 61-56 in overtime to the Livingstone Adventist Academy Lions (10-11, 6-8) in the first game of the conference tournament. The St. Paul girls team, meanwhile, made it all the way to the state championship game before falling to No. 1 seed Crane.

Casco League awards

Coach of the Year

– Brian Spaulding, Crosshill Christian

Player of the Year

– Evan Dallum, 12, Crosshill Christian

Sportsmanship Award

– Willamette Valley Christian School

First Team

– Evan Dallum, 12, Crosshill Christian

– Jason Lafayette, 11, Falls City

–Andrew Stoddard, 11, Crosshill Christian

– David Domes, 12, Perrydale

– Marshel Dryden, 12, Livingstone Adventist Academy

– Broden Lear, 11, St. Paul

Second Team

– Tyler Hesse, 11, Crosshill Christian

– Kyler Thorsen, 12, Perrydale

– Carter Knox, 11, Crosshill Christian

– TJ Crawford, 12, St. Paul

– Grant Shackelton, 12, Willamette Valley Christian

– Josh Crawford, 12, Perrydale

Honorable Mention

– Chandler Campos, 11, Perrydale

– Jacob Labrado, 11, Falls City

– Aiden Bixell, 11, Jewell

– Andy Valdez, 10, Jewell

– Liam Harris, 12, Crosshill Christian

– Darren Doyle, 12, Falls City

– Hayden Scott, 12, St. Paul

– Elijah Ramon, 12, Livingstone

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