All-WVL softball teams announced
Twenty-two softball players from Yamhill County schools were honored by the Class 3A West Valley League for their performance in the 2014 season.
Dayton led the way with seven nominees, six making the WVL first team. Catcher Cooper Ringnalda, pitcher Sierra Ray, third baseman Kylee Hill, second baseman Stephanie Jacks, shortstop Sydney Van Noy, first baseman Rachael Fluke and outfielder Michaela Shouldis all received first-team honors. Outfielder Cassi Hill was named to the West Valley second-team.
Willamina had two first-team selections in pitcher Jill Coblentz and second baseman Maryssa Myers. Bulldogs outfielders Sydney France and Chyanne Fasana received second-team consideration, and third baseman Chelsea Delecruz earned senior honorable mention.
Amity outfielder Anna Zapata was named to the WVL first team, one of four Warriors to garner all-league honors. Catcher Delaney Cruz, pitcher Shayla Pendergraft and infielder Harley Hoff were named to the West Valley second team.
Sheridan infielder Darcie Lee received second-team consideration, with honorable mention going to infielder Jo Nichols and outfielders Jill Nichols and Alycia Lafever.
Colton swept the top honors, as infielder Mikaela Shelton was named Player of the Year and coach Jim Brochis was named Coach of the Year.
Dayton was the WVL champion for a fourth consecutive season, finishing undefeated in league play (10-0) and going 21-5 overall. The Pirates fell in the Class 3A semifinals to Rainier in Dayton on June 3.
Willamina placed third in the West Valley League and advanced to the 3A state playoffs after going 7-3 in league play (14-12 overall). The Bulldogs fell to Blanchet Catholic in the first round of the 3A state playoffs on May 28.
Sheridan rose to fourth place in the WVL by going 5-3 in its last eight games. The Spartans finished with a 9-13 overall record (3-7 West Valley). Amity finished fifth in the league, also going 3-7 (7-11 overall).