Other area fall sports athletes earn all-state honors
by: JAIME VALDEZ, TOP PLAYER — Sherwood senior Amanda Dutra (left) was named the Class 5A girls soccer Player of the Year.

The 2007 fall sports season turned out to be quite a successful one for area high school teams and athletes.

For Sherwood High School senior Amanda Dutra and for Tualatin High School football coach Craig Hastin, it was a season that saw them recognized as the best in the state.

Dutra was recently tabbed the state's Class 5A girls soccer Player of the Year while Hastin was named the Class 6A football Coach of the Year.

A good number of other area athletes earned all-state honors for their play on the football or soccer field.

For Dutra, the Player of the Year honor capped off her senior season which saw her help lead the Lady Bowmen to a perfect 19-0 record and the Class 5A state championship.

Playing at a midfielder spot, Dutra led the Sherwood girls with 30 assists. She also scored 19 goals, putting her third on the team, behind Michelle Hlasnik and Daniella Solis, who each tallied 20 goals.

The 30 assists Dutra had as a senior set a new school single-season record. She's also Sherwood's all-time leader in assists with 93. She ranks third all-time for the school in goals scored with 68. She'll play college soccer at Portland State University.

Two of Dutra's teammates also earned all-state honors. Lady Bowmen sophomore defender Bree Davis joined Dutra as a first-team Class 5A all-state selection. Hlasnik, a midfielder, was a second-team all-state selection.

For Sherwood boys, junior Kyle Smurdon was an honorable mention pick on the Class 5A boys soccer all-state team.

Tualatin junior forward Courtney Verloo was a Class 6A girls soccer first-team selection for the second straight year.

Timberwolf sophomore forward Jensen Skinner was a second team pick. A pair of Tigard girls soccer players, senior midfielder Amanda Howie and junior forward Kasey Kanada, were also second-team selections.

Tualatin senior midfielder Kyle Wallace was a first-team Class 6A boys soccer all-state selection. Timberwolf junior forward Scott Senger was a second-team pick and senior goalkeeper Gabe Tatz earned honorable mention honors.

Hastin, who has been Tualatin's only head football coach since the school opened its doors in the fall of 1992, was named the Class 6A Coach of the Year after leading the Timberwolves to a 9-4 season and the school's first-ever berth to the state championship game.

A good number of the Tualatin players also earned all-state recognition.

That list is led by Tualatin senior Woody Toms, who was a first-team all-state pick on both offense, as a tackle, and on defense, as a defensive tackle.

Tualatin senior Matt Losli was a first-team all-state pick on defense at cornerback and he was a second-team all-state pick on offense as a receiver.

Timberwolf senior Dennis Ranck was a first-team all-state pick on defense as a linebacker.

Tualatin junior quarterback Levi Levasa earned second-team all-state honors. Junior defensive lineman Taylor Hart and junior linebacker John Grill were both all-state honorable mention picks for the Wolves.

For Tigard, senior running back Scott Grady was a second-team all-state selection. Senior lineman Seth Rose and senior defensive back Ryan Gorton were honorable mention picks.

For the Sherwood football team, senior defensive lineman Brandon McGhie and senior linebacker Travis Setere were each Class 5A second-team all-state picks. Senior offensive linemen David Balfour and Jason Erwin earned all-state honorable mention honors.

For the Horizon Christian football team, junior Andrew Bristol was a Class 3A second-team all-state selection as a punter. Senior Loren Sheets was an honorable mention pick at receiver.

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