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Metro baseball stars earn all-state honors


State semifinalist Southridge led the Metro League with three 6A first-team all-state selections: senior shortstop Jacob Zanon, senior pitcher Reza Aleaziz and senior outfielder Chandler Whitney. Jesuit junior Evan Haberle was a first-team all-state utility selection. Crusader senior catcher Matt Decker was second-team all-state, as was Westview infielder Ray Ayo. Wildcat first baseman Connor Zwetsch was an honorable mention pick at first and as a pitcher. Jesuit shortstop Nick Choruby was also picked to the honorable mention squad.

Beaverton's Henderson named honorable mention All-American

Beaverton girls' lacrosse standout Caitlyn Henderson was named honorable mention All-American 2013 U.S. Lacrosse National Girls’ High School All-American and Academic All-American awards for Oregon by The Oregon Chapter, U.S. Lacrosse Association and the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association (OGLA).

The All-American status is awarded to players who exhibit superior skills and techniques, exceptional game sense, good sportsmanship and knowledge of the game of lacrosse. Players have been recognized nationally for their lacrosse skills as well as for their leadership and contributions both on and off the field. Candidate selection is made by the All-American Selection Committee, which was comprised of coaches and OGLA past or present members.

Youth Soccer Teams qualify for West Regional Championships

By winning the recent U.S. Youth Soccer Oregon State Championships, five Washington County soccer teams have qualified to compete in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships, presented by the National Guard.

They are: Under-17 Boys' Westside Timbers 95 Copa of Beaverton, Under-14 Girls Westside Timbers 98 Copa of Beaverton, Under-15 Girls Westside Timbers 97 Copa of Beaverton, and Under-18 Girls Westside Timbers 94 Copa of Beaverton.

The teams will be among the more than 248 top U.S. Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 14 U.S. Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title June 17-23 at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Honolulu.

The Region IV Championships feature top teams in the Under-12 through Under-19 age groups beginning with round robin games Monday, June 17, through Wednesday, June 19. Following a rest day, quarterfinal matches will be played Friday, June 21, with semifinals Saturday, June 22. The Region IV Champions will be crowned following final games on Sunday, June 23.

U.S. Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select runners-up from 14 U.S. Youth Soccer State Associations in Region IV, including host Hawaii Youth Soccer Association will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, July 22-28, at Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sport, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.