The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Booth shines during NAIA World Series

Plus, EdC and EvCC players dominate the NWAC all-region baseball teams, Lake Stevens rowers qualify for nationals and much more.

Carter Booth helped the Lewis-Clark State College baseball team come one game away from a national championship.

The Jackson High School graduate, now a junior outfielder for the Warriors, turned in an outstanding performance at the NAIA World Series as Lewis-Clark State finished as national runner-up.

Lewis-Clark State, the No. 9 seed, went 4-2 at the eight-team World Series, which took place May 25-June 2 in Lewiston, Idaho. The Warriors fell 7-6 to third-seeded Westmont in the championship game.

Booth starred for the Warriors in the tournament. Serving as the leadoff hitter, Booth batted 9-for-26 (.346) with seven runs, one home run and five RBI in the six games. That included a 2-for-4 performance in the title game.

For the season Booth batted .332 with 12 homers and 44 RBI in 54 games as the Warriors finished 37-18.

Four other local players were part of the Lewis-Clark State team, including junior pitcher Cameron Smith (Arlington), sophomore outfielder Jordan Justice (Marysville Pilchuck), sophomore catcher Jack Sheward (Arlington) and sophomore pitcher Zachary Ediger (Jackson).

EvCC softball’s German named North Region MVP

Everett Community College’s Maddie German was named the Northwest Athletic Conference North Region’s Most Valuable Player in softball.

German, a sophomore catcher from Montesano, batted .439 with 14 home runs and 63 RBI in 39 games for the Trojans, who finished 27-12 and tied for fifth at the NWAC tournament.

German was joined on the first team by EvCC teammates Serina Penrod (sophomore pitcher, Glacier Peak High School graduate), Isabelle Hansen (sophomore infielder, Snohomish grad), Jordyn Lono (sophomore infielder), Leiloa Bustamante (sophomore outfielder) and Ivane Aholelei (sophomore outfielder).

Edmonds College was represented on the first team by sophomore utility player Kennedy West and sophomore designated player Jordyn Relethford.

Also named to the first team were Bellevue sophomore infielder Kelci Studioso from Meadowdale and Bellevue sophomore catcher Haley Winckler from Glacier Peak.

EdC, EvCC dominate all-region baseball

A total of eight players from Edmonds College and Everett Community College were named to the Northwest Athletic Conference All-North Region first team

From Edmonds the selections were sophomore pitcher Joshua Flaugher, sophomore first baseman Colby Holmdahl (Glacier Peak High School graduate), sophomore infielder Anthony Kodama (Jackson grad) and sophomore outfielder Eli Savitt.

From Everett the selections were sophomore pitcher Eli Holbert, sophomore infielder Sheehan O’Connor, sophomore outfielder Braeden Terry and freshman utility player Aiden Van Rensum (Archbishop Murphy).

Other first-team selections include Bellevue sophomore pitcher Ryan Lynch (Monroe grad), Bellevue sophomore infielder Abe Affholter (Everett grad) and Bellevue sophomore outfielder Nate Cain (Monroe).

NCC’s Colinas and Varnell qualify for rowing nationals

Aubrey Colinas and Gracie Varnell, who row for Lake Stevens-based North Cascades Crew, qualified for nationals with their performance at the USRowing Northwest Youth Championships on May 19-21 in Vancouver, Washington.

Colinas and Varnell placed third in the Women’s U17 2x division, completing the 2,000-meter race in a time of 8 minutes, 23.906 seconds. They advanced to the USRowing Youth National Championships, which take place Thursday through Sunday in Sarasota, Florida.

Other North Cascades medalists included Bethany Haack and Erin Cruzen (gold in Women’s Youth 2V 2x), Ontario Bahrey (silver in Men’s Youth 2V 1x), Kylie Angell (silver in Women’s Youth 2V 1x) and Samantha Davison (bronze in Women’s Youth 2V 1x).

Ex-Silvertip Zellweger wins CHL award

Former Everett Silvertips defenseman Olen Zellweger was named the Canadian Hockey League’s Defenseman of the Year. It was the first time a player who appeared in games for Everett was named the CHL Defenseman of the Year.

Zellweger, who spent three-and-a-half seasons with Everett before being traded to Kamloops in January, was the WHL nominee for the award. He was selected over the Ottawa 67s’ Pavel Mintyukov from the OHL and the Gatineau Olympiques’ Tristan Luneau from the QMJHL.

Zellweger, a 19-year-old native of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, finished the season with 32 goals and 48 assists in 55 games, with 10 of those goals and 18 of those assists coming in 23 games with the Tips prior to the trade. He was awarded the Bill Hunter Trophy as WHL Defenseman of the Year for the second straight year.

Tips sign fourth-round pick Lima

The Everett Silvertips tied down the third member of their 2023 prospects draft class by signing winger Lukas Lima to a WHL scholarship and development agreement.

Lima, from Langley, B.C., was selected in the fourth round of this year’s prospects draft. The 5-foot-11, 188-pounder had 14 goals and 14 assists in 27 games with Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep Green.

Lima joins Everett’s two first-round picks, defenseman Brek Liske and center Caine Wilke, in committing to the Tips. Players selected in this year’s draft are eligible to join Everett full-time in the 2024-25 season.

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