Players, coaches garner fall season All-Conference honors

Captain Gio Magana makes easy work of a TD middie on his way to one of two goals he had in the game.

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Captain Gio Magana makes easy work of a TD middie on his way to one of two goals he had in the game.

All considering, the fall of 2014 was a good season for Hood River Valley High School athletics.

As of deadline Tuesday morning, the varsity boys soccer and water polo teams team were still in contention for state titles. For boys soccer, the team’s historic undefeated season continued with a semifinal games at home Tuesday night (6 p.m. at HRVHS), the winner of which would advance to the state finals this weekend in Hillsboro. After finishing second in the Mt. Hood Conference, HRV’s varsity boys water polo team advanced through the first round of the state tournament and will play Thursday in Corvallis for a shot at the 5A championship.

Varsity cross country runners set school history last month by being the first squad in recent record to qualify both boys and girls teams for the state meet, where both went on to finish 8th overall. Both teams finished second in the district to qualify for state.

Varsity girls soccer ended its fall campaign on Saturday with a tough 2-0 loss in the state quarterfinals against No. 1 seeded Rex Putnam. After getting off to a rough start early in the season, the girls went undefeated in league action to claim a fifth straight CRC title, then defeated Wilsonville 2-1 in overtime in the opening round of the state tournament.

Although it had a rocky season, HRV football had some bright moments this year in finishing with a 3-6 record and out of contention for the state playoffs. The Eagles lost a couple games against tough opponents and finished with a 34-6 win at home against The Dalles to end the season on a positive note.

Finally, HRV volleyball battled through a difficult season that ended with a 3-13 record and HRV’s girls water polo team went winless in its first season since being formed.

As follows are all-league honors for each sport, nominated and voted on by coaches from each of the CRC’s four teams. Highlighting the list are soccer players Sindy Magana and Gio Magana, both named CRC’s players of the year, and coaches Jaime Rivera and Kevin Haspela, each named CRC soccer coaches of the year.

Girls soccer

First team: Sophie Grace (12), defender; Sindy Magana (11), forward; Cielo Rivera (10), midfielder; Kara Kiyokawa (11), defender; Vanessa Silva (10), goalie

Second team: Kassidy Davidson (11), midfielder; Jenissa Ramirez (11), defender; Collete Zack (12), forward

Goalie of the year:

Vanessa Silva

Player of the year:

Sindy Magana

Coach of the year:

Kevin Haspela

Boys soccer

First team: Uriel Torres (12), defender; Andres Baeza, (11), forward ; Gio Magana (11), midfielder; Alex Gutierrez (12), midfielder; Marcos Trejo (12), defender; Noe Magana (10), forward; Marco Cuevas (11), goalie

Second team: Manuel Mozqueda (12), midfielder; Jaime Frias (12), forward; Mario Sandoval (11), defender; Aldo Muro (12), midfielder

Honorable mention: Johnny Villafana (12), forward; Joel Garcia (11), defender; Noah Noteboom (11), midfielder; Luis Perez (12), forward; Diego Rueda (12) midfielder

Coach of the year:

Jaime Rivera

Player of the year:

Gio Magana


First team: Jestena Mattson (12)

Second team: Jessie Karr (12)


First Team: Zak Ellsworth (11), Linebacker

2nd team: Patrick Crompton (12), running back; Sam Folts (12), offensive line; Montana Kurahara (11), tight end; Parker Irusta (11), utility back; Steven Swafford (12), linebacker; Garrett Kelly (12), defensive line; Michael Lane (12), defensive line; John Gray (12), defensive back

Honorable mention: Riley Van Hoosse (12), quarterback; Jonnie Knickerbocker (12), offensive line; Garrett Kelly (12), offensive line; Wyatt Mansfield (10), offensive line; Tyrone Stintzi (11), wide receiver; Dallas Buckley (11), wide receiver; Sam Fults (11), linebacker

Water polo

First team boys: Stan Ocheskey (12), Myles Cameron (11); Second team boys: Adam Cameron (10); Honorable mention boys: Arthur Finstad (11), Russel Grim (11); Honorable mention girls: Jocelyn Pedrotti (11) , Emily Burns (11)

Cross Country:

First team boys: Quinn Fetkenhour

Second team boys: Justin Crosswhite

First team girls: Lauren Robinson (11), Daisy Dolan (10)

Second team girls: Sophia Marble (11)

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