Nehalem Elementary boys basketball wins YMCA championships

Players (Left to Right): Brady Douma, Ethan Hanson, Dylan Donaldson, Kason Fletcher, Nick Jones, Clayton Dante, Jackson Welsh, Shane Anderson, Ansel Albrechtson. Coaches from L to R: Andrew Hanson, Steve Albrechtson, Head Coach: Angie Douma.

By Brian Cameron

On Feb. 11, in Tillamook, the third and fourth grade boys from Nehalem Elementary school wrapped up their Neah-Kah-Nie basketball season by winning the Tillamook YMCA League Championship. The win capped off an undefeated season, and all the boys were extremely excited.
“I felt it was a real good competition this year and throughout the entire season,” said coach Andrew Hanson. “We have a really good group of kids this year and I feel this experience will really help them as they go into junior high and high school later on down the road.”
The boys went for the seasonal win at 7 – 0 which included two playoff games.
The fifth and sixth grade local boys also won their YMCA League Championship as well, making this season an exceptionally good one for Nehalem Elementary School youth basketball.
“I would just like to personally thank everyone at the YMCA and also everyone involved with the teams this year.” said Coach Hanson.