State titles won by Gerald Saina, softball team, highlight 2017-18 for the Timberwolves

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Gerald Saina (center), a 2018 Tualatin graduate, won a title in the shot put event at the Class 6A state track and field championships.TUALATIN — The 2017-2018 school year was, again, a successful one for Tualatin High School when it came to athletics.

It was a big year for some Timberwolf teams, such as the softball squad, which went 30-0 on its way to winning the Class 6A state championship, the boys basketball team, which took sixth place at the Class 6A state tournament, the girls soccer team, which reached the quarterfinal round of the Class 6A state playoffs and the baseball team, which won a share of the Three Rivers League title and reached the second round of the state playoffs.

The Tualatin boys finished in fifth place in the team standings at the Class 6A state track and field championships.

Other Tualatin teams all found success, as the football, girls basketball, boys soccer and volleyball teams all qualified for the Class 6A state playoffs. Both Timberwolf lacrosse teams also qualified for postseason play.

And, as usual, the senior class at Tualatin played a major role in that success.

Here's a brief look at some of the seniors, in addition to Times Athlete of the Year Chris Freese, who stepped up big for the Wolves the past school year.

Gerald Saina won a state championship in the shot put event at the Class 6A track and field championships. He also was a powerhouse lineman for the Tualatin football team that reached the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.

Megan Woodward was a first-team Class 6A All-State selection as a pitcher, as she helped lead the Timberwolf softball team to the Class 6A state championship and a perfect season.

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Taylor Alton (left) and Zoe Olivera, both 2018 Tualatin graduates, helped the Timberwolves win the Class 6A state softball championship.Taylor Alton, Ella Hillier and Zoe Olivera were other key players for the Tualatin state championship softball team, with Hillier also playing for the girls water polo squad.

Jarius Jackson took third place in the 195-pound weight class at the Class 6A wrestling state tournament. He also was a key lineman for the Timberwolf football squad.

Maija Girardi had strong seasons for the Tualatin girls water polo and girls basketball teams. She also was the top javelin thrower for the Timberwolf girls track and field squad.

Lucas Noland was a hard-hitting safety for the Tualatin football team. He also was a lockdown defender at his guard position for the Timberwolf boys basketball team.

Alexis Angeles was named the Three Rivers League boys basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season. He also was a first-team all-state selection.

Alyssa Workman took fourth place in the discus event, and she was also eighth in the shot put, at the Class 6A girls track and field state championships.

Adam Klein won the Three Rivers League boy cross country district championship for the second year in a row. He also ran to seventh place at the Class 6A cross country state championships.

Cole Kinman was a standout catcher for the Timberwolf baseball squad. He also played at linebacker for the football team.

Jared Mendez and Elliot Steward helped the Tualatin 400-yard freestyle relay team take fifth place, in a time of 3 minutes, 17.75 seconds, at the Class 6A state swimming championships.

Colby Jackson was a key player for the Tualatin football and baseball teams.

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