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Kaylee Mitchell, Sprague, and Kaleb Miller, Knappa

Published on November 9, 2017 9:26AM

Daily Astorian File
Kaylee Mitchell

Daily Astorian File Kaylee Mitchell

Krissy Barendse-Goodman/For The Daily Astorian
Kaleb Miller

Krissy Barendse-Goodman/For The Daily Astorian Kaleb Miller

Girls


Kaylee Mitchell, Sprague

The former three-sport star at Astoria High School is now competing at a higher level, but still enjoying plenty of success as a runner. A senior at Sprague High School in Salem, Mitchell capped her prep cross country career Nov. 4 with a fourth-place finish (out of 138 runners) in the Class 6A girls’ race at the state meet in Eugene. She ran the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 4 seconds. Mitchell ran cross country, played basketball and was a member of the track team at Astoria High School, before transferring to Sprague two years ago.


Boys


Kaleb Miller, Knappa

Miller’s week started with the senior signing a letter-of-intent to play baseball at Clark College, and ended with his leading Knappa to a 62-32 state playoff win over Bandon. The Logger quarterback (nicknamed “Bubba”) rushed for 172 yards on just 16 carries (10.7 yards per run), ran for four touchdowns and a two-point conversion, threw a 14-yard TD pass to Reuben Cruz, and also threw two additional passes for two-point conversions, accounting for 36 points. This week, he was announced as the Northwest League’s Offensive Player of the Year.



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