Youth soccer tourney comes to Everett this weekend

More than 1,000 young soccer players from around the state will gather in the Everett area this weekend for the annual Turkey Shoot tournament at several Snohomish County parks and schools.

The event has been going on for upwards of 25 years, tournament organizer Brock Bowyer said, and continues to draw large numbers of teams.

The tourney, he said, is “directed towards kids in rec ball, so they’re not on select teams, traveling teams, or premier teams as it’s called in soccer lingo. These are kids who play two or three months a year, and this is right after the end of the season for all of them.”

The Turkey Shoot includes 105 boys and girls teams from U-8 to U-16 competing in games today, Saturday and Sunday, “and they’ll be coming from all over the state,” Bowyer said.

“It’s open to anybody who wants to register, pay the fees, and come and play. We have a lot of repeat teams. A lot of teams come year after year after year.”

Games will be held at Everett’s Kasch Park and Lincoln Park, Everett Memorial Stadium, Mukilteo’s Kamiak and Mariner high schools, and several middle schools in the area.

“This is a competitive, friendly tournament for kids of all ages,” Bowyer said. “We try to make it very professional so these kids can get the full tournament experience.”

Our goal, he added, “is to promote the sport, and friendship and good sportsmanship.”

More in Sports

Lake Stevens sweeps Glacier Peak in 4A volleyball showdown

The Vikings earn a 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 win over the Grizzlies in an early battle of league leaders.

How to solve Seahawks’ O-line woes? Ask Cliff Avril

Center Justin Britt says the defensive end was invaluable in helping him learn as a rookie.

Mariners lose to Rangers 8-6 for 5th straight loss

Rougned Odors grand slam caps a seven-run fourth inning for Texas.

MLB commish says Seattle in mix for another All-Star Game

Rob Manfred touched on several topics in a news conference Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Special pheasant hunts on tap for youth, seniors

The Ebey Slough Game Unit is one of the areas that will be planted with birds for the two hunts.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Fish/Hunt Fest

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Saturday’s local celebration of Hunting and… Continue reading

Once dismissed from UW, Lewis finds home with Colorado

Buffaloes LB Drew Lewis spent one redshirt season at UW before being dismissed from the program.

Wednesday’s prep results and links

Wednesday’s prep results and links: BOYS TENNIS Wesco 4A Jackson 7, Mariner… Continue reading

WHL’s U.S. Division loaded with good teams, talent

The Silvertips will have stiff competition in their quest for a 15th straight playoff berth.

Most Read