BEAVERTON—A night of honoring the top high school, college and professional athletes in the state saw five with ties to southern Oregon take home hardware at the Oregon Sports Awards.
Crater High School boasted a pair of winners in Stanford-bound Andy Monroe winning Male Prep Cross Country Runner of the Year and Larson Kindreich winning Prep Baseball Player of the Year.
Southern Oregon University’s Jessa Perkinson added another accolade to her overflowing trophy case by winning the Small College Female Athlete of the Year.
Oregon Ducks-bound and Klamath Union state champion Craig Ronne secured Male Prep Golfer of the Year, and North Valley’s Bailee Touey was named the 1A-4A Female Prep Athlete of the Year for her dominance on the track and soccer pitch.
Five other southern Oregon natives were selected as finalists, including South Medford center fielder Jacob Melton, Crater wrestler Logan Meek, St. Mary’s golfer Baylee Hammericksen, Ashland tennis player Rox Rogers and SOU quarterback Tanner Trosin.
The Oregon Sports Awards are voted on by media members and sports professionals around the state and were announced at the Nike World Headquarters.
A full list of winners can be found here.