The Seaside Gulls were well-represented the weekend of June 16-17, in the annual Oregon Athletic Coaches Association’s (OACA) All-Star basketball series in Eugene and Wilsonville.
Seaside’s Bill Westerholm served as one of three coaches for the North All-Stars, which finished 2-0 and won the series final over the South All-Stars, 114-87.
The 45th annual OACA All-Star series featured the top small-school (2A/3A/4A) seniors from around the state.
Three of Westerholm’s former players were on the North roster, Attikin Babb, Jackson Januik and Hunter Thompson. And not surprisingly, Januik was named Player of the Series, just months after he was selected as the 4A state Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.
The North team also included Valley Catholic seniors Colin Hagerty and Daniel Hardy, while Dayton’s Ron Hop and Vernonia’s David Weller joined Westerholm on the North coaching staff.
The North All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars in Game 1, June 16 at Northwest Christian College in Eugene. The North followed up with the win over the South June 17 at Wilsonville High School.
Seaside was also represented in the girls’ All-Star basketball series, which included former Gulls Maddi Utti and Sydney Villegas on the North team.
The North All-Stars split their series.
More honors from the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA).
In addition to naming Seaside’s Teena Toyas as a 2017 Official of the Year, Seaside coach Bill Westerholm was honored as the 4A Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, after leading the Gulls to their first-ever state championship in March.
Seaside High School graduate Garrett Parks — now the head coach of the Astoria track team — earned the 4A Girls Track Coach of the Year, following the third straight title for Parks and the Lady Fishermen.
And Jewell’s Mark Fick was honored with a “Years of Service” milestone award, as Fick reached his 40th year of coaching.