Not surprisingly, the two dominant teams of Lewis & Clark League softball also dominated the league’s all-league selections, as voted on by the league’s coaches.
Rainier junior Taleah King was named Player of the Year, to go with nine of her teammates who joined King on the all-league team (six first-team, four second-team). Rainier’s Jim Knox was selected as the Coach of the Year, as the Columbians came up short in the 3A state championship game to Dayton, which defeated Rainier 3-2 Saturday.
Clatskanie finished second behind Rainier in the league standings, and lost to Dayton in the state semifinals. The Tigers had seven players named all-league, including three freshmen on the first team.
Warrenton finished third in the league standings and had five players on the all-league team, including senior pitcher Niqui Blodgett and sophomore outfielder Kenz Ramsey on the first team.
Junior Claire Bussert was selected to the second team, along with Warrior sophomores Paisley Baker and Melia Kapua.
Last place Portland Christian was given the Sportsmanship Award.
Lewis & Clark All-League
Player of the Year: Taleah King, Rainier
Coach of the Year: Jim Knox, Rainier
Taleah King, Jr., Rainier
Niqui Blodgett, Sr., Warrenton
Shelby Blodgett, Fr., Clatskanie
Kyla Howell, Jr., Rainier
Paige Kellar, So., Rainier
Jaedyn Larsen, So., Rainier
Aspen Norman, Sr., Rainier
Rylee O’Brien, Jr., Rainier
Kenz Ramsey, So., Warrenton
Alexis Smith, Fr., Clatskanie
Olivia Sprague, Fr., Clatskanie
Olivia Warren, Sr., Clatskanie
Paisley Baker, So., Warrenton
Kim Brusco, Jr., Rainier
Claire Bussert, Jr., Warrenton
Josie Ernst, Fr., Portland C.
Qira Faught, Jr., Rainier
Trinity Hamm, So., Clatskanie
Briana Harrison, Sr., Rainier
Maris Jackson, Jr., Clatskanie
Melia Kapua, So., Warrenton
Jayden Makinson, So., Clatskanie
Reese Schimmel, Fr., Rainier
Olivia Stumetz, Fr., Portland C.
Sportsmanship: Portland Christian