Fernanda Alvarez, Warrenton
The Warrenton Lady Warriors are the hottest basketball team at the 3A level, riding a seven-game win streak. Alvarez, a junior, has played a big role in the run, with career highs in several statistical categories. Warrenton won home games vs. Catlin Gabel, Oregon Episcopal and Portland Christian, and a road contest at De La Salle. Alvarez led the Warriors in scoring in all four, from 11 points against Portland Christian, 13 vs. Catlin Gabel, 16 against OES, and a career-high 18 vs. Riverdale.
Luke Goozee, Knappa
The junior for the Class 2A Loggers had a big performance Dec. 5-6 at Seaside in the annual Pac Rim Tournament. Wrestling at 132 pounds, Goozee opened with an 18-second pin over Vernonia’s Cash Henson, followed by pins over Braydon Merrow-Hansen of 4A Scappoose (59 seconds) and Matthew LaVoie of 5A St. Helens (43 seconds). In the final against Emilio Jimenez of 6A Tigard, Goozee scored a late reversal to tie the match at 10-10, before Jimenez picked up a one-point escape for an 11-10 victory. Goozee is 18-4 on the season.