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The annual Les Schwab Bowl, a game matching top Oregon high school seniors from the Class 6A and 5A ranks, takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium. The North team, which leads the series 30-29-4 dating to the first game in 1948, will be seeking to avenge last year’s 35-14 loss to the South. The 36-man North roster includes four players from 6A champion Aloha, six players from the PIL, three from Central Catholic and two from David Douglas. North quarterbacks are Lincoln’s Peter Williams and Reynolds’ Colin Walsh. Their receivers include Drake Whitehurst of Lincoln and Greg Heath of Central Catholic. Jefferson has three players on the North squad, all chosen as linemen: Alex Mitchell, Noa Aluesi and Heamasi Mohulamu. Mitchell will play for Washington State next season, while Aluesi is headed to Oregon State. Among the other linemen are Grant’s Max Jackson, David Douglas’ Dylan Sounders and Central Catholic’s Luke Vanoudenhaegen and Evan Gannicott. Also from David Douglas is running back Antwan Baker. Aloha players on the all-star team are backs Jesse Bresser and Caylen Clardy, lineman Michael Plueard and linebacker John Shaffer, the 6A defensive player of the year. The North head coach is Aloha’s Chris Casey. He will be assisted by Ken Potter of Jesuit, Anthony Stoudamire of Jefferson, Steve Pyne of Central Catholic, Ken Ingram of Hillsboro and Greg Lawrence of Sherwood. Baseball: The North swept three games from the South over the weekend in the Reser’s Oregon All-Star Series at Goss Stadium. Southridge High’s Jace Fry, who was drafted by the Oakland A’s and has signed with Oregon State, was named series MVP. Fry threw four shutout innings on Saturday, leading the North to a 4-0 opening victory. On Sunday, the North won 10-7 and 6-4, and Fry finished the three games 4 for 7 as the leadoff hitter, with two runs scored. The series was for top Class 6A and 5A baseball seniors from around the state. Southridge catcher Jake Azevedo was named the North’s outstanding player. He had two doubles, a single and three RBIs in Sunday’s opener, as the North rallied from a 6-3 deficit. The game was tied 6-6 after six innings, but the North scored one run in the bottom of the seventh and three runs in the eighth to clinch the series victory. Other North standouts included Lake Oswego’s Brock Pellow, who had a two-run single in game two, and Pendleton’s Wyatt Whitten, who got the win with two innings of hitless relief. In the final game, Reynolds’ Cody Childs delivered a two-run single, Westview’s Sam Johnson had two singles and a double and Fry rapped out a double, as the North rallied from a 2-0 deficit after 1 1/2 innings. Cleveland second baseman Dillon Abate played in all three games and went 1 for 5. In the three games, the North led in hits 32-23.