Athletes of the Week

The junior forward scored all of her team’s goals in a 3-1 victory over Ferndale in a loser-out game of the Class 3A Northwest District playoffs. She also scored twice in a 3-2 victory over Squalicum in a winner-to-state, loser-out district playoff game.

“She was clutch,” Jackson coach A.J. Utush said.

Utush said Shadle and fellow forward senior Dyana Calderon have meshed their skills lately, leading to Jackson’s first-ever state playoff appearance. Shadle, Utush said, is a power player, while Calderon possesses more finesse.

“They’ve just realized how well they can play together,” Utush said.

The result was five goals in two games for Shadle. Utush said Shadle scored off corner kicks and throw-ins, and by dint of her own dribbling skills.

“She can play anywhere,” Utush said. “Overall, she’s one of the best in her age group I’ve ever seen.”

Other top girls soccer performers: Miranda Rilet, Shorewood.

The senior wide receiver/defensive end was a one-man wrecking crew as Snohomish captured the Western Conference 4A championship with a 41-10 victory over Sehome. He scored four touchdowns, three on pass receptions and one on a pass interception return, and had four quarterback sacks.

“At one point someone said the score was Sehome 10, Zimmerman 24,” said Snohomish coach Mark Perry.

Witnesses said several of Zimmerman’s catches were spectacular. For one, he went airborne, got the fingertips of his right hand on the ball, flicked it back toward his chest and made the catch while falling on his back.

“(Assistant) Coach (Keith) Gilbertson told the kids that’s not luck,” Perry said. “He makes those catches every day in practice.”

Perry said most teams can’t cover the 6-foot-4 Zimmerman man-to-man.

“He has great leaping ability and tremendous concentration on the ball,” Perry said.

Other top football performers: Josh Rodland, Snohomish; Julian Bomar, Stanwood; Landon Hall, Edmonds-Woodway; Mike Yalowicki, Mountlake Terrace; Tino Psaradelis, Marysville-Pilchuck; Joe Plucker, Snohomish; Matt Brady, Kamiak; Reid Wilson, Kamiak; Erik Solberg, Sultan; Matt Williams, Lake Stevens; Josh Carswell, Monroe; Jeff Jacobs, Lake Stevens; Jason Morris, Jackson; Masaki Matsamoto, King’s.

  • Boys cross country runner of the week: Adam Roe, King’s.

    Other top boys cross country performers: Braden Giswold, South Whidbey; Skylar Agnew, King’s; Brandon Thompson, King’s; Nick Cairus, Stanwood.

  • Girls cross country runner of the week: Amanda Mowers, Snohomish.

    Other top girls cross country performers: Camille Connelly, Marysville-Pilchuck; Amber Simkins, Marysville-Pilchuck; Celia Maclean, Shorewood; Ashley Watkins, King’s; Lisa dePender, South Whidbey.

  • Girls swimmer of the week: Erica Chandler, Snohomish.

    Other top girls swimming performers: Kyla Meuer, Oak Harbor; Rachel MacNeill, Cascade; Christine Neely, Snohomish; Stephanie Aasland, Jackson.

  • Volleyball player of the week: Denise Wilbur, Granite Falls.

    Other top volleyball performers: Teszia Jaconson, Snohomish County Christian; Siri Brekkaa, Snohomish County Christian.

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