South Salem High’s Jordan Woodvine and Silverton’s Alia Parsons were named as nominees for the McDonald’s All American Game.
The annual all-star game is at 4:30 p.m. on March 30 at the United Center in Chicago.
Parsons and Woodvine are among the 760 high school seniors from across the nation who were nominated.
The final 24 boys and 24 girls for the McDonald’s All-American Games will be announced Jan. 17.
Parsons, a 5-foot-10 wing who signed to play basketball at Grand Canyon averaged 18 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2 steals per game as a junior and was a first-team all-state selection.
Woodvine, a 5-11 wing who has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Boise State averaged 14.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a junior and was second-team all-state.
West Salem graduate Connor Mattison and Silverton graduate Bradley Cock have signed letters of intent to play baseball at Corban.
Cock, a 6-1 catcher who most recently played for Clackamas Community College, batted .094 in 12 appearances last year as a sophomore.
Mattison, a 5-10 left handed pitcher who is currently a sophomore at Lane Community College, was 2-1 as a freshman last season with a 3.57 ERA with 14 strikeouts.
He was a first-team all-league and honorable mention outfielder for West Salem in 2014.
Linfield’s softball program will host instructional All-Skills Fastpitch clinics for girls ages 8 through 18 Jan. 16 and 30.
The instruction will be from Linfield’s coaches and players, who placed third in the NCAA Division III World Series last season.
The clinics will stress skills including hitting, bunting, base running and defensive play for infield and outfield.
Both clinics will feature a speaker for girls ages 13 through 18 about developing skills on and off the field and attendees can ask questions about the recruiting process.
The flier for the clinics is available at http://www.linfield.edu/sports/data_assets/pdfs/2016%20All-Skills%20Winter%20Clinic.pdf
For more information, contact assistant coach Staci Doucette at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 989-5340.
The Salem Sports & Breakfast Club recognized South Salem quarterback Gabe Matthews as its senior offensive football player of the year and defensive lineman Vincent Villarreal as its senior defensive player of the year at its Dec. 4 meeting.
Villarreal had 60 tackles, including 14 for loss with eight sacks, forced one fumble and was the Greater Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Matthews passed for more than 2,200 yards and 35 touchdowns, rushed for 369 yards and 11 touchdowns and was first-team all-conference at quarterback, kicker and punter.
At the SSBC’s Dec. 11 meeting, Harry Cavell and Evina Westbrook were named the group’s athletes of the week.
Cavell, a senior shooting guard for McNary, scored 14 points in the second half of a win against Tualatin and scored 44 points and had 24 rebounds in wins against Lewis & Clark and University.
Westbrook, a junior point guard for South Salem, scored 18 points against Jesuit, 29 against Lewis & Clark, 16 against University and 25 points against Corvallis.
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