For the seventh straight year, the Coastal Range League (the former Lewis & Clark League) had a team in the Class 3A state championship game.

But after six years of Rainier reaching the title game, it was Clatskanie that won the 2019 state championship, with a 10-5 victory over Dayton.

For their efforts, the Tigers swept the all-league awards, with the Player of the Year (sophomore Shelby Blodgett) and Coach of the Year (Kevin Sprague) awards, while nine Clatskanie players — one senior, two juniors and six sophomores — were selected all-league.

Three of state’s top six teams in 3A softball (Clatskanie, Rainier and Taft) came from the Coastal Range League, while fourth-place Warrenton finished 16th in the final state rankings.

The Warriors also had four players on the all-league squad, led by junior Kenzie Ramsey and freshman Avyree Miethe on the first team.

Senior Dani Bue was a second-team selection, and junior Jade Freniere was named honorable mention.

Coastal Range all-league softball

Player of the Year: Shelby Blodgett, Clatskanie Coach of the Year: Kevin Sprague, Clatskanie

First team Shelby Blodgett, So., Clatskanie Emma Coulter, Jr., Taft Hailee Danneker, Jr., Taft Trinity Hamm, Jr., Clatskanie Maris Jackson, Sr., Clatskanie Paige Kellar, Jr., Rainier Emmalee Melvin, Fr., Rainier Avyree Miethe, Fr., Warrenton Kenzie Ramsey, Jr., Warrenton Reese Schimmel, So., Rainier Alexis Smith, So., Clatskanie Olivia Sprague, So., Clatskanie

Second team Kim Brusco, Sr., Rainier Dani Bue, Sr., Warrenton Katrina Graham, So., Willamina Kyla Howell, Sr., Rainier Taryn Hunt, Sr., Willamina Taleah King, Sr., Rainier Kayla Lininger, So., Taft Jayden Makinson, Jr., Clatskanie Rylee O’Brien, Sr., Rainier Chloe Peterson, Fr., Taft Kaity Sizemore, So., Clatskanie Claira Tolan, So., Taft

Honorable mention Jade Freniere, Jr., Warrenton Addie Gates, Fr., Taft Kami Harrison, So., Clatskanie Sammy Hummer, So., Clatskanie Amaryssa Mooney, So., Willamina

Sportsmanship: Taft

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

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