Poyer, Mayfield named Players of the Year The players from the North Coast swept the top honors earlier this week, with the release of the Cowapa All-League basketball teams.
Astoria's Jordan Poyer shared the boys' Player of the Year honors with Blaine Kuehnert of Tillamook, while Seaside senior Ashley Mayfield was selected as the Cowapa girls Player of the Year, as voted on by the league's coaches.
The boys' Defensive Players of the Year award went to Poyer and Tillamook's Josh Rodrigues, and Mayfield captured the girls' Defensive Player of the Year honor.
Poyer was one of 10 players named to the Cowapa's first team. Astoria junior Dane Lund and Seaside junior Bren Bletscher also drew first team honors, while Astoria junior Alex Eterno was honorable mention.
Poyer averaged a league-high 17.6 points per game during the league season, to go with 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals. He shot 54 percent from the field, 48 percent from the 3-point line.
Lund averaged 5.5 points, 4.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game. Eterno averaged 6.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
All five Tillamook starters landed all-league honors.
On the girls' side, league champion Seaside had Mayfield and fellow senior Megan Potter on the first team, along with Astoria senior Bug Coggins and junior Jordan Thoreson.
Gulls' junior Sarah La Coste was honorable mention, as was Astoria junior Kayce Lilley.
BoysPlayers of the Year: Jordan Poyer, Astoria; Blaine Kuehnert, Tillamook Defensive Players of the Year: Jordan Poyer, Astoria; Josh Rodrigues, Tillamook Coach of the Year: Greg Werner, Tillamook
Bren Bletscher, Jr., Seaside
Trask Bowden, So., Banks
Travis Chamberlain, Sr., Yamhill-Carlton Cory Hendryx, Jr., Scappoose Blaine Kuehnert, Sr., Tillamook Dane Lund, Jr., Astoria Luke Oldenkamp, Sr., Tillamook Jordan Poyer, Sr., Astoria Jared Rue, Sr., Banks Jason Wetzel, Sr., Tillamook Honorable Mention Matt Bryant, Jr., Tillamook Riley Cronin, Sr., Scappoose Alex Eterno, Jr., Astoria Jacob Kienlen, Jr., Scappoose Heath Rhodes, So., Yamhill-Carlton Josh Rodrigues, Jr., Tillamook
GirlsPlayer of the Year: Ashley Mayfield, Seaside Defensive Player of the Year: Ashley Mayfield, Seaside First Team Elle Anderson, Jr., Yamhill-Carlton Bug Coggins, Sr., Astoria Alexis Findley, Jr., Yamhill-Carlton Cheyenne Hahn, Fr., Tillamook Ashley Mayfield, Sr., Seaside Emily McDaniel, Jr., Scappoose Megan Potter, Sr., Seaside Carrie Skuzeski, So., Yamhill-Carlton Jordan Thoreson, Jr., Astoria Honorable Mention Amber Craft, Sr., Banks Jenny Elder, Sr., Scappoose Sarah LaCoste, Jr., Seaside Skye Larson, Sr., Yamhill-Carlton Kayce Lilley, Jr., Astoria Jessica Markham, So., Banks