Tounament Goes on Without Oregon Teams; Athlete of the Year

Tounament Goes on Without Oregon Teams

Both the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers are out of the running for the Pac-12 title.  Arizona’s loss to Cal yesterday sealed the Beaver’s fate.  Oregon State needed a win from Arizona to continue on in the tournament.  The Beavers defeated Arizona State yesterday 3-2 and had to wait for the outcome of the Arizona/Cal game to see if they would move on. Cal beat Arizona 7-5.  They now play Stanford this evening at 7.  The winner will face Cal on Saturday.

Athlete of the Year

There were 16 finalists for the Athlete of the Year, yesterday Derrick Vanduch and Jane Lacouture were chosen as the most outstanding athletes.  Derrick is a three sport athlete and went to the playoffs in Soccer, State tournament in wrestling and was a member of the 4×100 championship relay team.  As the third leg of the team Derrick outran one of the fastest sprinters from Vale to help secure the victory. Jane was a member of the Cross country team and helped score the team to the state championships, she was part of the team that went to the state championships in wrestling and was the 3a district champion in the Shot Put and second in the state championship. Jane was also the district champion in the javelin.