The top two teams in the state this season at the 4A level will probably be the top two teams next year as well, as the Banks Braves and Seaside Gulls are both loaded with all-league players who will return next season.
The No. 1-ranked Braves placed six players on the Cowapa All-League boys basketball team, released last week. The Gulls were right behind, with four selections.
League champion Banks swept the top awards. Senior Dalton Renne was named Player of the Year, junior Blake Gobel was selected as Defensive Player of the Year, and the Braves’ Marc Roche was named Coach of the Year.
Banks also had four other all-league selections — seniors Bret Cameron and Ben Robbins, junior Dakota Bunn and sophomore Jacob Slifka.
Seaside juniors Chase Januik and Payton Westerholm were both selected to the first team, along with sophomore Ryan Hague. Junior Duncan Thompson was named honorable mention for the No. 2-ranked Gulls.
Astoria senior Karsten Johnson made the first team, and Fishermen junior Ian Hunt was honorable mention.
Player of the Year: Dalton Renne, Banks
Defensive Player of the Year: Blake Gobel, Banks
Coach of the Year: Marc Roche, Banks
Dalton Renne, Sr., Banks
Chris Bendle, Sr., Scappoose
Ian Collett, Sr., Tillamook
Blake Gobel, Jr., Banks
Ryan Hague, So., Seaside
Chase Januik, Jr., Seaside
Karsten Johnson, Sr., Astoria
Andrew Plambeck, Sr., Valley C.
Jacob Slifka, So., Banks
Anthany Taylor, Sr., Tillamook
Jack Tetzloff, Jr., Valley Catholic
Joey Wagenknecht, Sr., Scappoose
Payton Westerholm, Jr., Seaside
Nathan Abbott, Sr., Tillamook
Dakota Bunn, Jr., Banks
Bret Cameron, Sr., Banks
Ramon Flores, Sr., Tillamook
Jack Grasberger, Sr., Valley C.
Ian Hunt, Jr., Astoria
Ben Robbins, Sr., Banks
Duncan Thompson, Jr., Seaside
Jerad Toman, Sr., Scappoose