It appears that Ali Gaye’s college football season is over.
The Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate, who’s been an impact player in the SEC as a senior defensive end for the LSU Tigers, is set to undergo season-ending surgery, according to multiple reports.
While Gaye did not confirm the reports himself, he did post the following on Twitter: “I welcome this challenge and all that it’s going to bring with it.”
man i’m grateful to be here. as every chapter in life, presents its own challenges. i welcome this challenge and all that it’s going to bring with. thank you all for the prayers, Allah bless 🙏🏿
— Ali Gaye (@unos1_) October 15, 2021
Gaye, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound native of Gambia, burst onto the scene last season after transferring to LSU from Garden City (Kansas) Community College. In his first season with the Tigers he had 32 tackles — including 9.5 for loss — two sacks, six passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery in 10 games en route to being named second-team All-SEC. His performance turned him into an NFL draft prospect.
However, Gaye has had an injury-plagued senior season. He missed two games early in the season for unspecified reasons, then in his third game back he suffered an undisclosed injury during LSU’s 42-21 loss at Kentucky on Oct. 9. He’s appeared in four games this season, registering 19 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
The nature of Gaye’s injury remains undisclosed, and it’s not known if it will impact his draft status.
New course record set at Snohomish G.C.
Snohomish Golf Course has a new course record.
Redmond High School senior Akshay Anand shot a 10-under par 62 to win the KingCo Boys’ Golf Tournament on Oct. 11 at Snohomish, and in the process he broke the previous record of 63 which Todd Tibke held for 32 years.
Anand had nine birdies, one eagle and one bogey. He did the bulk of his work on the back nine, shooting a blistering 29, including an eagle on 18 to set the new mark.
Two ERA boats headed to Head of the Charles
The Everett Rowing Association is sending two youth boats to the prestigous Head of the Charles Regatta, which takes place Friday through Sunday in Boston. The Regatta is one of the biggest in the nation.
Everett’s Varsity Women’s 8+ consists of Isabel Michaelson (cox), Makayla Tuley, Soren Sackett, Ella Brees, Bailey Scott, Ryleigh Bareither, Aimelie Hovde-Girard, Lucy Nault and Kailee Gallagher.
Everett’s Varsity Men’s 8+ includes Aidan Richer (cox), Nolan Callahan, Simon Schmidt, Jacob Johansen, Luke Steinhubel, Dunham Sackett, Ivan Bury, Luke Neuman and Jaylyn Jackson.
Perry receives national honor
Glacier Peak High School graduate Meg Perry, now a freshman right-sided hitter for the Bellevue College volleyball team, was named both the Northwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the American Volleyball Coaches Association 2-Year College Player of the Week for Oct. 3-9. Perry had 16 kills and no errors in a four-set upset over second-ranked Whatcom on Oct. 8, and she was the first NWAC player to earn the AVCA award this season.
Perry has helped Bellevue start the season 6-1 in North Region play and 16-6 overall.
Rutledge sets another record at UPS
Another week, another career passing record for Murdock Rutledge. The Everett High School graduate, now a senior quarterback on the University of Puget Sound football team, set the school’s career passing record during the Loggers’ 49-28 home loss against George Fox on Saturday. Rutledge threw for 253 yards, giving him 7,012 in his career and surpassing the previous record of 6,852 set by Hans Fortune.
Rutledge broke Fortune’s career passing touchdown record last week, and with three more this week he’s pushed his total to 62.
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