The top two teams in the state this season at the 4A level will probably be the top two teams next year as well, as the Banks Braves and Seaside Gulls are both loaded with all-league players who will return next season.

The No. 1-ranked Braves placed six players on the Cowapa All-League boys basketball team, released last week. The Gulls were right behind, with four selections.

League champion Banks swept the top awards. Senior Dalton Renne was named Player of the Year, junior Blake Gobel was selected as Defensive Player of the Year, and the Braves’ Marc Roche was named Coach of the Year.

Banks also had four other all-league selections — seniors Bret Cameron and Ben Robbins, junior Dakota Bunn and sophomore Jacob Slifka.

Seaside juniors Chase Januik and Payton Westerholm were both selected to the first team, along with sophomore Ryan Hague. Junior Duncan Thompson was named honorable mention for the No. 2-ranked Gulls.

Astoria senior Karsten Johnson made the first team, and Fishermen junior Ian Hunt was honorable mention.

Cowapa All-League

Player of the Year: Dalton Renne, Banks

Defensive Player of the Year: Blake Gobel, Banks

Coach of the Year: Marc Roche, Banks

First Team

Dalton Renne, Sr., Banks

Chris Bendle, Sr., Scappoose

Ian Collett, Sr., Tillamook

Blake Gobel, Jr., Banks

Ryan Hague, So., Seaside

Chase Januik, Jr., Seaside

Karsten Johnson, Sr., Astoria

Andrew Plambeck, Sr., Valley C.

Jacob Slifka, So., Banks

Anthany Taylor, Sr., Tillamook

Jack Tetzloff, Jr., Valley Catholic

Joey Wagenknecht, Sr., Scappoose

Payton Westerholm, Jr., Seaside

Honorable Mention

Nathan Abbott, Sr., Tillamook

Dakota Bunn, Jr., Banks

Bret Cameron, Sr., Banks

Ramon Flores, Sr., Tillamook

Jack Grasberger, Sr., Valley C.

Ian Hunt, Jr., Astoria

Ben Robbins, Sr., Banks

Duncan Thompson, Jr., Seaside

Jerad Toman, Sr., Scappoose

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