Following their big win over defending 5A state champion Thurston, the Seaside boys basketball team is back on top of the 4A coaches poll, with seven first-place votes.

The Gulls also defeated a pair of 6A teams, South Eugene and Bend.

Knappa is ranked eighth in the 2A boys' coaches poll, and the Warrenton Lady Warriors are ranked fifth in the 3A girls' poll.

Warrenton defeated fourth-ranked Salem Academy in the Stayton tournament last weekend, but lost to second-ranked Clatskanie Wednesday night.

Coaches polls:

4A Boys

(first place votes in parentheses)

1. Seaside (7) 131

2. Banks (6) 113

2. Marshfield 113

4. Woodburn (1) 91

5. Philomath 74

6. Stayton 58

7. North Marion 54

8. Valley Catholic 32

9. Sweet Home 21

10. Gladstone 20

Others receiving votes: Marist Catholic (19), Henley (10).

2A Boys

1. Columbia Christian (10) 109

2. Toledo 90

3. Western Christian (1) 89

4. Kennedy 67

5. Oakland 62

6. Santiam 47

7. Sheridan 42

8. Knappa 37

9. Coquille 18

10. Butte Falls/Crater Lake Acad. 15

3A Girls

1. Blanchet Catholic (11) 118

2. Clatskanie 94

3. Burns (1) 91

4. Salem Academy 90

5. Warrenton 75

6. Yamhill-Carlton 54

7. Amity 53

8. Pleasant Hill 47

9. Willamina 17

10. Irrigon 11

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Daily Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or ghenley@dailyastorian.com.

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