Seaside's boys hope to repeat their winning ways.
Seaside athletes have been making a lot of history over the last four years, in many sports.
The Gulls are on the verge of making some huge history this winter. If Seaside can win its third straight boys basketball state championship (and the Gulls are heavy favorites), they will be the first 4A team to do so (West Linn won four straight 6A titles, from 2013-16).
Seaside has been to the state championship game in each of the last three years, won the last two, and their four all-league players are all back.
With their lineup of all-state players, led by their state Coach of the Year, the Gulls will be everyone’s favorite this season.
The coaches agree, since Seaside was the only team in the state to be a unanimous No. 1-ranked team in the preseason coaches poll.
Or, as Chase Januik put it after last year’s state championship game: “We’re going to be better than ever next year. We’ll be looking for a three-peat.”