Girls: Chelsea Christensen, Astoria
The senior outside hitter highlighted a four-game win at Seaside Oct. 3 with 10 kills and 29 digs, helping the 10th-ranked Lady Fishermen to their fourth league win of the season. Christensen added 12 kills in a four-game loss to No. 4-ranked Tillamook two nights later. With just one match left in the regular season (Oct. 17, at Scappoose), Astoria is almost assured of a spot in the regional play-in round, and will be seeking its first trip to the state playoffs since 2014.
Boys: Payton Westerholm, Seaside
The junior quarterback has the Gulls primed for a big run in the state playoffs, as Seaside continues to storm through the competition, outscoring the opposition 102-0 the last two games. In last Friday’s 62-0 win over Valley Catholic, Westerholm completed six passes, four for touchdowns. The week before, he was 10-for-15 for 152 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-0 Clatsop Clash win over Astoria — making it seven TD passes in two weeks for the No. 9-ranked Gulls.