Five Warrenton players earn all-league honors

Sophomore Kenz Ramsey was one of five Warrenton players to earn Lewis & Clark All-League honors.

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

First Team

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

Second Team

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

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