PHS seniors Cole Beardsley, left, and Ty May were included on the Class 4A all-state boys basketball first team released Friday by SBLive Oregon and The Oregonian/OregonLive. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Philomath High School seniors Cole Beardsley and Ty May both made the first team on the Class 4A all-state boys basketball team released Friday by SBLive Oregon and The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Another PHS senior, Abigail Brown, was included on the girls basketball all-state second team.

The all-state teams were determined by a vote of the state’s coaches and compiled by the SBLive Oregon staff.

Beardsley and May helped the Warriors to a 22-4 record and No. 1 ranking entering the Class 4A playoffs this past season. Philomath advanced to the championship game but came up short against Cascade, 61-52.

Beardsley averaged 9.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.2 steals per game in conference play. May had averages in league play of 10.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. 

Beardsley was a first-team selection on the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association all-state team that was released last month. May was on the second team. Both were on the all-Oregon West first team.

Junction City senior Kaleb Burnett was named Player of the Year and Cascade’s Justin Amaya of Cascade was Coach of the Year.

Joining Beardsley, May and Burnett on the first team were junior Eddie Freauff of Crook County and senior Spencer Horne of Cascade.

Brown earned a spot on the all-state second team. A major presence inside with shooting, blocking and rebounding, Brown averaged 12.6 points per game this past season. State champion Baker swept the top awards with Jozie Ramos as Player of the Year and Jason Ramos as Coach of the Year.

In addition to Ramos, other first-team selections included sophomore Shelby Bruney of Astoria, junior Annie Campos of Henley, junior Maddie Dustin of Cascade and senior Hanne Hopkins of Gladstone.

Philomath’s girls went 19-8 this past season and won the fourth-place trophy at the 4A tournament with a 54-50 win over Henley.

Brown also made the OCBA all-state second team, which also included freshman Emily Taunisila as an honorable mention pick. Both Brown and Taunisila were first-team selections on the all-Oregon West team.

Leave a comment