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8 The 30, 1994 Sun, Wednesday, March II Willamina High School held its Other awards were: Most lmpro- Coach Jerry Buczynski gave team winter sports dessert earlier this red, Ken Rosenberry and Brad awards to the boys basketball squad. month to honor its winter sports Roselle; Most Inspirational, John The Bulldogs finished 8-12 overall athletes. Fasana; Most Pins, Leno, 21 ; Fastest on the season. Coach Bob Bishop passed out Pin, Jake McKnight, 8 seconds; Matt Aalto was named the team's awards to his state champion wres- Coaches' Award, Noah Talmadge. Most Valuable Player. It was an tling team. The Bulldogs won the Bishop said, "'This was probably obvious choice since Aalto was also Class 2A title for the third time in a our best season ever. We won the named the West Valley League's top row. Alsea Bay Tourney, Oregon Classic player. He averaged 18 points and 15 Joey Smith and Dustin Leno won and the state championship." rebounds per game. the Outstanding Wrestler Awards. He added, "We also won a lot of Other award winners were: Best Smith was state champion at 106 other meets between that. Plus we Defense, Dennis Phipps; Most pounds and Leno was champ at 123. only lose two seniors for next year." Inspirational, Seth Morley; Most Matt Aalto Dustin Leno Joey Smith Sheridan High School winter record 829 career boards. She was and made it to the second game of sports athletes were honored two the team's MVP the last four years, the league playoffs. weeks ago at the school's winter Wendy Thomas won the Most Lee Smith was named MVP and sports dessert. Inspirational and Best Defense Ben Daniels won the Best Defense Coach Michelle Buczynski pre-Award. She tied a state tournament Award. Most Improved was Robbie sented awards to the girls basketball record for steals with 10. Summer Phillips, and Most Inspirational was team. The Lady Spans placed third Gibbons won the Most ImprovedDarren Wilson. in the state with a 21-6 record. Award. Gibbons led Sheridan in "I think the players felt good It was the first time the Sheridan rebounding, averaging 11.6 per about how we played this season," girls team had ever been out of the game. She added 12.9 points per Samples said. "We improved all league playoffs, game. year and showed ourselves to be a Nichol Moore was named the "It was a great season," Buc-strong team in our region. Teams team's Most Valuable Player. Moore zynski said. "It had its ups and from our region were first and third was also the West Valley League's downs but overall we surpassed in the state." MVP and all-state second team at everyone's expectations.This was a Coach Casey Taylor presented the state tournament, deserving group. They worked hard awards to his wrestling team. Josh She scored a record 1,084 varsity for what they got." Ashcroft was honored as the only points in her career and a record 404 Coach Larry Samples honored his Spartan to qualify for the state meet. points this season. Moore averaged boys basketball team. The Spartans Ashcroft finished second in the 141 10.6 rebounds per game and had a finished with a 15-7 season record pound class. Josh Ashcroft Nichol Moore Lee Smith Continued from Page 7 "Some of the girls weren't real 'q don't mind not being ranked," comfortable in the positions they Grauer said. "I want to be ranked at Coach Carol Grauer said, "Their were playing," Grauer said. "When the end of the season." runs were scattered. Mandi pitched Lisa and Autumn get back hopefully Sheridan finished in the top eight a really good game and I felt sorry things will fall into place."teams last season and lost only one for her because of the errors corn- The loss gave the Lady Spartans player from the team. mitted behind her." an 0-3 record to begin the season. A Grauer said, "We just need to get Sheridan was missing two of its state softball poll hadn't been our confidence back. We haven't starters. Lisa Prough and Autumn released as of press time, but the played good defense yet. That will Kasper still hadn't got back from a Lady Sparts may not be rankedcome, but we need to get our bats spring break to Europe. because of the record, going. We start league next week." r|||l||| |11 i| |!1 !|| I I | ||l |1 ||| i i |i || i |l | ||||| | i |l| ! i |~ i I | i | | i Ii i | i| |1 || |1 | | | | | | I I | I| || || I | ||1 |~||||| i l| l, ........................................... ....... ,- : ' ...... :. -::z.:.x