The Knappa Loggers landed all nine starters, plus one, on this year’s Northwest all-league baseball team, as voted on by the league’s coaches.

Logger junior Eli Takalo was named as the league’s Player of the Year, and Knappa’s Jeff Miller earned Coach of the Year honors, as the Loggers extended their six-year record in league play to 117-3.

Neah-Kah-Nie also had 10 players named all-league. The Loggers and Pirates combined for 20 of the 40 all-league selections.

Takalo was joined on the first team by teammates Logan Bartlett, Ryker Coffey and Tristin Wallace.

Four more Loggers made the second team: Logan Flues, Devin Hoover, Shaun Lackey and Ryson Patterson, while Jaxson Goodman and Cameron Miethe made honorable mention.

The complete Northwest all-league team:

Player of the Year: Eli Takalo, Knappa Coach of the Year: Jeff Miller, Knappa

First team Eli Takalo, Jr., Knappa Logan Bartlett, Sr., Knappa Ryker Coffey, Sr., Knappa Tim Crawford, Jr., St. Paul Andrew Dailey, Jr., Portland Christian Josh Elinsky, Sr., Neah-Kah-Nie Nolan Helgerson, So., Portland Christian Justin Herberger, Sr., St. Paul Josh Longfellow, Sr., Neah-Kah-Nie A.J. Pieper, Sr., Neah-Kah-Nie Mitchell Richwine, Jr., Nestucca Tristin Wallace, Sr., Knappa

Second team Andrew Clark, So., Gaston Logan Flues, Sr., Knappa Devin Hoover, So., Knappa Ben Hurliman, Jr., Nestucca Jaidyn Jackson, Sr., St. Paul Shaun Lackey, Sr., Knappa Jon Lommen, Jr., Neah-Kah-Nie Riley Marshall, Sr., Gaston Kane Mihalak, So., Portland Christian Reed Overfield St. Paul Ryson Patterson, Jr., Knappa Trey Wimberly, Jr., Nestucca

Honorable mention Tristan Bennett, Sr., Neah-Kah-Nie Logan Blackburn, Jr., Nestucca Zach Brentano, Sr., St. Paul Ocean Burlingham, Jr., Gaston Anthony Chinchilla, Jr., Portland Christian John-Michael Garner, Fr., Gaston Jaxson Goodman, Jr., Knappa Tyler Hagerty, So., Nestucca Mychal Kelly, Jr., Neah-Kah-Nie Rawley Koch, Sr., St. Paul Eric Lambert, Jr., Neah-Kah-Nie Eric Loza, So., Neah-Kah-Nie Cameron Miethe, So., Knappa Kent Pieper, Jr., Neah-Kah-Nie Dylan Tallent, Fr., Gaston Keygan Wagner, So., Neah-Kah-Nie

Sportsmanship: Nestucca

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or

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