Attendees take in the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame during the banquet in 2019 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Attendees take in the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame during the banquet in 2019 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: HoF banquet returns, but no class of 2021

Plus, a Terrace grad is joining the EWU men’s baketball team, EvCC hires a new baseball coach and more.

After a year on the sidelines the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame banquet is back on the docket. However, there will be no class of 2021.

The Snohomish County Sports Commission announced late Tuesday night that this year’s Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame banquet will take place Sept. 22 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena. Last year’s banquet was canceled because of the coronavirus banquet.

Because last year’s banquet was canceled, this year’s banquet will honor the induction class of 2020, which includes athletes Krista (Colburn) Monrean, Everett Conley, Sean Henderson, Jill Mayer and Sherrie Chambers Wilson, coaches Kim Hammons and Duane Lewis, contributor Tom Lafferty, and the 1972-73 Meadowdale High School football team. Since this year’s banquet will honor the 2020 class, there will be no class of 2021.

Tickets to the banquet go on sale next Thursday.

Mountlake Terrace’s Kirk headed to EWU

Mountlake Terrace High School graduate Sean Kirk is joining the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team.

Kirk, who graduated from Mountlake Terrace in 2017, spent the past two seasons at Western Washington University, but never suited up for the Eagles as he redshirted in 2019-20 and the 2020-21 season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to that he played one season at Edmonds College, where the 6-foot-3 guard averaged 18.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while being named the Northwest Athletic Conference’s North Region Freshman of the Year.

Kirk is listed as a junior.

EvCC baseball hires new coach

Everett Community College has hired Parker Guinn to be the new head coach of its highly successful baseball team.

Guinn, who graduated from Gig Harbor High School, was recruited to Everett CC in 2012, but received a late scholarship offer to the University of Washington, which he accepted. The former catcher spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Utah.

Guinn takes over for JoJo Howie, who departed after four seasons to become the head coach at Central Arizona College. Under Howie the Trojans won two NWAC North Region titles, including in 2021, and reached the NWAC championship game in 2019.

Kwak earns alternate spot to U.S. Amateur

Kamiak High School graduate Alvin Kwak finished fifth at a qualifier for the U.S. Amateur men’s golf tournament, making him an alternate to the nation’s biggest tournament for amateurs.

Kwak shot a two-round score of 4-under 140 at The Home Course in Dupont, which made him the second alternate from the qualifier. Kwak finished five shots behind the winner, Mateo Fuenmayor of Beaverton, Oregon, and two shots behind the three players who had a playoff to determine the other two qualifiers.

Brajcich finishes seventh at Washington Amateur

Jackson High School graduate Jordan Brajcich made a late charge to finish tied for seventh at the Washington Men’s Amateur Championship golf tournament, held July 6-8 at the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton.

Brajcich shot a 4-under par 68 on the final day, finishing with a three-round score of even-par 216. He finished 15 strokes behind the winner, RJ Manke of Lakewood.

Suicide awareness run set for Aug. 14 in Lake Stevens

The first annual Run For Your Life Suicide Awareness Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 14, in Lake Stevens.

The event is being organized by Austin Johnson — the Snohomish County native whose inspiring 24-hour run story was featured in The Herald earlier this year — in conjunction with a Lake Stevens family who lost a family member to suicide.

The event includes a 10-kilometer run (9 a.m.), a five-kilometer run (9:20 a.m.) and a one-mile run (10:30 a.m.). All abilities are welcome. There also will be a waterfront celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with food trucks, local vendors, music, a beer garden and more.

For more details or to register, visit Early-bird pricing is available prior to July 23.

Johnson, who took up ultra-running after reaching a low point in his battle against depression, ran 24 straight hours along the Centennial Trail in Lake Stevens this past February to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. He raised more than $24,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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