Community roundup: EvCC announces 2021 Hall of Fame class

Plus, locals compete at NCAA track and field finals, disc golf is coming to Stanwood and more.

Six athletes, one team and one contributor are part of the Everett Community College Athletic Hall of Fame induction class of 2021.

The athletes include football player Jim Linden, who was a standout offensive lineman for the Trojans in 1955; women’s soccer player Brianna (Ellis) Navlet, who tallied 22 goals and 20 assists in 2010-11 in leading the Trojans to back-to-back Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) North Region championships; football quarterback and javelin thrower Ralph Sager, who in 1960 led the Trojan football team to a 7-1 record and the following spring set state and national records in the javelin; men’s basketball player Corby Schuh, who was a two-time All-North Region selection in 1996-98 and remains in the top five in career scoring at Everett; softball player Allie (Milless) Taylor, who pitched the Trojans to a second-place finish at the 2011 NWAC tournament; and men’s basketball player Darrell Walker, the son of longtime men’s basketball coach Larry Walker, who holds the school’s career records for assists and steals playing for Everett from 1995-97.

The team being inducted is the 2011 women’s cross country team which, coached by Matt Koenigs and led by Northwest Region champion Katie Strong, claimed the program’s second-ever NWAC title.

The contributor is Sue Grigsby, who first came to Everett as the women’s cross country coach in 1983, then spent 34 years at the school as a staff member and coach, helping revive several sports and playing an integral role in the planning and development of the Walt Price Student Fitness Center.

Because of coronavirus restrictions, there will be no induction ceremony this year. The 2020 and 2021 classes will be officially honored at the 2022 event.

Pace, White perform at track nationals

Mariner High School graduate Suzy Pace, now a sophomore on the Washington State University women’s track and field team, placed 19th in the women’s high jump at the NCAA Championships held last week in Eugene, Ore. Pace set a new personal best by clearing 5 feet, 10 inches.

Everett High School grad Jayden White, now a freshman on the University of Washington men’s track and field team, placed 24th in the men’s hammer throw with a distance of 206-10.

ERA boats compete at rowing nationals

The Everett Rowing Association had two boats compete at the USRowing Youth National Regatta last week in Sarasota, Florida. Everett’s women’s 8+ boat finished fifth in the D Final to place 26th overall, while its men’s 4+ boat placed 41st in the time trial.

Edmonds College’s Brown earns All-American honors

Edmonds College volleyball player Danika Brown, a sophomore middle blocker from Anchorage, Alaska, was named a second-team two-year college All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Brown, who had 39 kills and 13 blocks as the Tritons went 5-2, was one of four NWAC players to earn All-American status.

Pro disc golf tournament coming to Stanwood

The Professional Disc Golf Association is holding one of its 10 PackEx Cup events, the Kayak Point Open, on June 26-27 at the Kayak Point Disc Golf Resort. More than 300 competitors are expected to compete in the Pro, Amateur and Junior divisions. Registration remains open through Friday. For more information, visit the Professional Disc Golf Association website.

Try Hockey for Free event in Everett

The Youth Hockey Partners of Everett are holding a Try Hockey for Free day for kids on Aug. 7 at the Everett Community Ice Rink at Angel of the Winds Arena. No previous experience is necessary. For more information, visit the Youth Hockey Partners of Everett Facebook page.

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