All-state award for Serrano Garcia

The honors just keep rolling in for Abran Serrano Garcia.

The Hillsboro senior midfielder has been recognized as one of the best soccer players in the state by a vote of Oregon high school coaches. Last week, Serrano Garcia was one of 11 players named to the Class 6A all-state first team. The all-star squad was compiled by The Oregonian.

Earlier in the fall, Serrano Garcia had been declared the Pacific Conference co-player of the year along with McMinnville midfielder/forward Moises Diaz, who joined him as a first team all-state pick.

After leading Jesuit to its second state title in as many years, Christo Michaelson repeated as Class 6A state player of the year. Michaelson, who is committed to Gonzaga, is the first repeat winner of the award since Westview’s Erik Hurtado in 2007 and 2008.

Jimmy Weber was named coach of the year after steering Central Catholic to a 16-2 record, a No. 1 ranking and a state finals berth.

A forward, Serrano Garcia finished the season as Hilhi’s leading scorer with 11 goals and seven assists, even though he missed some playing time after aggravating an ankle injury. Serrano Garcia led the Spartans to a 10-5-1 overall record, third place in the conference and the second round of the state playoffs.

Serrano Garcia and Diaz were two of the three players from the Pacific Conference to make either the first or second all-state team. Tigard senior Sean McManamon was a second team pick.

Glencoe volleyball clinic coming up

The Glencoe volleyball program is slated to host a winter volleyball clinic next month.

The clinic, open to players of all skill levels in grades three through eight, is scheduled to take place Thursday and Friday, Jan. 2-3, at Glencoe High School. The camp will run from 2-4 p.m. on both days.

Players will work on skill-building and play games, supervised by Crimson Tide staff and players. The clinic cost is $20 and includes a camp T-shirt.

Advance registration is available by mail, and in-person registration will be available at the door. For more information or to obtain a registration form, email Glencoe varsity coach Whitney Sahlfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Race returns to Hillsboro in 2014

Registration is open for the Heart Breaker Half Run/Walk, a road race annually staged in Hillsboro. This year’s event, once again based at Liberty High School, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16.

In addition to offering a half marathon (13.1 miles), the family-friendly event provides 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer distances. Start times are 8 a.m. for the half marathon, 8:15 a.m. for the 10K and 8:20 for the 5K.

The half marathon course is a three-loop course that starts and finishes at Liberty High School. In between, participants will traverse country roads north of the high school.

Registration fee is $55 for the half marathon, $40 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K. Fees increase by $10 on the day of the race.

Both online and mail-in registration is available. For more information, to register online or to print a registration form, go to

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