Five Clark County standouts make all-state basketball teams

Union, Battle Ground, Columbia River, and La Center athletes named among the best in Washington

The Class 4A Greater St. Helens League continues to have an excellent basketball season.

A few weeks after three boys teams from the league made it to the state’s final 12, two players from the league were voted to The Associated Press’ all-state, first team.

Union senior Tanner Toolson, who was named Mr. Basketball by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association, is on the first team. So, too, is Battle Ground junior Kaden Perry. 

Tanner Toolson, the state’s Mr. Basketball from the coaches’ association, was also voted first-team, all-state by The Associated Press. Photo by Mike Schultz
Tanner Toolson, the state’s Mr. Basketball from the coaches’ association, was also voted first-team, all-state by The Associated Press. Photo by Mike Schultz
Battle Ground junior Kaden Perry, who said he intends to sign with Gonzaga, was voted to first-team, all-state by The Associated Press. Photo by Mike Schultz
Battle Ground junior Kaden Perry, who said he intends to sign with Gonzaga, was voted to first-team, all-state by The Associated Press. Photo by Mike Schultz

Meanwhile, in 4A girls, Mason Oberg of Union was an honorable mention selection. She helped the Titans to the state semifinals, the first trip to the final four for the program.

Mason Oberg of Union was named honorable mention all-state by The Associated Press. Photo courtesy Heather Tianen
Mason Oberg of Union was named honorable mention all-state by The Associated Press. Photo courtesy Heather Tianen

Nate Snook of Columbia River made the first team for Class 2A boys. 

Hunter Ecklund of La Center made the first team for Class 1A boys.

Nate Snook led Columbia River to a 17-5 record and a 2A Greater St. Helens League title. He was named first-team, all-state for Class 2A. Photo by Mike Schultz
Nate Snook led Columbia River to a 17-5 record and a 2A Greater St. Helens League title. He was named first-team, all-state for Class 2A. Photo by Mike Schultz
Hunter Ecklund of La Center capped his tremendous four-year varsity career with a first-team, all-state selection. Photo by Mike Schultz
Hunter Ecklund of La Center capped his tremendous four-year varsity career with a first-team, all-state selection. Photo by Mike Schultz

Toolson led Union to a school-record 27 wins. The Titans lost in the Class 4A state semifinals  before winning the third-place game.

Perry was one of the most dominating players in the state, helping the Tigers make it to the dome for the second consecutive season. Battle Ground lost in round-of-12.

Skyview lost in the quarterfinals.

In 4A girls, Union went on a magical postseason run, reaching the final four. The Titans ended up taking home the fifth-place trophy.

The La Center boys made it to the round-of-12, losing to rival King’s Way Christian. The Knights lost in the quarterfinals. 

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