A korfball hits the edge of the basket during an event on Sept. 9, 2021, at Mukilteo Beach. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A korfball hits the edge of the basket during an event on Sept. 9, 2021, at Mukilteo Beach. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Kamiak trio set for beach korfball worlds

Plus, Cascade grad Aubrey Peterson helps Great Britain earn softball silver and much more.

The first ever World Beach Korfball Championship takes place later this month in Morocco, and half the U.S. entry comes from Kamiak High School.

Kamiak grads Bill Johnson, Sean Hermes and Kelsey Patrick are part of the team that will take on the world on Aug. 19-20 in Nador, Morocco.

Korfball is a Dutch sport that resembles basketball and is intentionally coed. The beach version is a relatively new sport that was discovered by Johnson, who subsequently helped found PNW Beach Korfball, the only club currently sanctioned by both the US Korfball Federation and IKF Beach Korfball.

The team’s other members are PNE Beach Korfball members Ashley Graham, Tricia Principe and Jeffery Merrell.

Peterson helps GB earn silver at Euros

Cascade High School graduate Aubrey Peterson helped Great Britain claim the silver medal at the Women’s Softball European Championship held July 24-30 in Sant Boi, Spain.

Peterson, a veteran of the British national team who qualifies to represent Great Britain because her mother is British, appeared in seven of Great Britain’s 11 games, being used in left field and as the designated player. She batted 2-for-13 with three runs and three RBI as the British compiled a 9-2 record, falling 7-0 to the Netherlands in the gold-medal game. The second-place finish was Great Britain’s best-ever performance at the European Championship.

Markovc breaks 15-minute barrier

Glacier Peak High School graduate Amy-Eloise (Neale) Markovc finally broke the elusive 15-minute barrier in finishing fourth in the women’s 5,000 meters at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday in Birmingham, England. The Commonwealth Games are contested by countries that were a part of the former British Empire, and Markovc represents England because her parents are from there.

Markovc completed the race in a time of 14 minutes, 56.60 seconds, besting her previous record of 15:03.22 which she set last year at the Olympics in Tokyo. The race was won by Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet, the reigning World Athletics Championships silver medalists, in 14:38.21.

Markovc was also recently selected to represent Great Britain in the 5,000 at the European Championships on Aug. 15-21 in Munich, Germany. The selection means Markovc will have represented Great Britain at every major outdoor and indoor international event.

Locals reach round of 16 at Men’s Amateur

Snohomish County natives Jordan Brajcich and Dalton Dean reached the round of 16 at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship held July 25-30 at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton.

Brajcich, who graduated from Jackson High School and recently completed his eligibility at the University of Rhode Island, tied for 22nd in stroke play with a two-round total of 2-over 144 and earned the No. 25 seed. Then in match play he defeated Dylan Knight 4 & 2 and Kyle Maspat 3 & 2 before being eliminated by eventual runner-up Colt Sherrell 3 & 1.

Dean, a Lynnwood native and O’Dea High School graduate who plays at Bellevue College, tied for 27th in stroke play at 3-over to earn the No. 33 seed. He topped Cullen Brasfield 3 & 2 and upset top-seeded Sebastian Moss 4 & 3 before bowing out against Peter Jung in 19 holes.

Reopening event at Everett Memorial Stadium

The Everett School District is holding a reopening event for Everett Memorial Stadium at 4-6 p.m. Monday to celebrate the installation of the stadium’s new artificial-turf surface and track. The event is free and open to the public, and it will include live music and lawn games, as well as food and drinks for sale.

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