The graduated senior wins awards for football, baseball and top prep athlete for the 2016-17 school year

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - West Linn's Tim Tawa walks off the stage at the Oregon Sports Awards carrying two of the three trophies he won at the event on Sunday at the Nike World Headquarters campus.Oregon's best high school athletes — including West Linn High School's Tim Tawa    — got one more moment in the spotlight again on Sunday.

At the 2017 Oregon Sports Awards, held Sunday at the Stanford Theater in the Tiger Woods Center on the Nike World Headquarters campus, Tawa walked off with three awards — he was named Prep Football Player of the Year, Prep Baseball Player of the Year and also the Johnny Carpenter Prep Athlete of the Year.

Tawa was honored after leading West Linn to the first football state championship in school history and the taking Lions baseball team to a runner-up finish at state.

In addition to being honored on Sunday, Tawa was previously recognized as Class 6A Player of the Year in football, Gatorade Player of the Year in both football and baseball, Three Rivers League Player of the Year and first-team all-state in both football and baseball, and more.

Winners were selected through a statewide voting panel consisting of TV, radio and print personalities and respected sports professionals.

Originally, the Hayward Banquet of Champions, the Oregon Sports Awards began in 1948 to honor Oregon's outstanding professional and amateur athletes, teams, coaches and administrators from many levels and a wide range of sports.

To see all of this year's and past years' winners, visit

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