Lawrence Muhat (center), of Lake Stevens, stands on the podium after winning the Kumite gold medal at the WUKF World Karate Championships held Sept. 23-26 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (Photo courtesy of the Muhat family)

Lawrence Muhat (center), of Lake Stevens, stands on the podium after winning the Kumite gold medal at the WUKF World Karate Championships held Sept. 23-26 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (Photo courtesy of the Muhat family)

Community roundup: Lake Stevens teen wins world karate gold

Plus, Snohomish H.S. inducts three into its hall of fame, a Murphy grad is honored again and more.

Lawrence Muhat can now call himself a world champion.

The Lake Stevens teen claimed a gold medal in Kumite at the WUKF World Karate Championships held Sept. 23-26 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Muhat, who trains at Karate Northwest in Snohomish, was one of 41 athletes selected to the U.S. contingent for the World Championships. He was selected on the basis of winning two gold medals at the AAU Junior Olympic Games held in August in Houston.

At Worlds, Muhat claimed gold in the Kumite (sparring) Male 14-15 Open Weight division, prevailing over Romania’s Mesesan Alexandru for the title.

Muhat also earned two bronze medals, those coming in Kata (forms) Male 14-15 and in Kumite Team 14-15 (with teammates Gavin Thornberry, Ryland Volkep and Sawyer Simmons).

Snohomish H.S. Hall of Fame inducts three

The Snohomish High School Hall of Fame has three new members who were inducted during halftime of the school’s football game on Oct. 1.

Dick Jansen spent 50 years as a teacher and coach at Snohomish from, 1968-2018. He spent all 50 as coach of the boys tennis team, and added another 20 years as coach of the girls tennis squad, winning multiple league and district titles.

Denny Schuler, who graduated from Snohomish in 1964, went onto a long and successful career as a college football coach from 1969-2003. That included stints as offensive or defensive coordinator at Oregon, California, Oregon State, Northern Iowa, Weber State and Utah State, and he also coached defensive backs at Washington and Stanford.

Bob McDaniel, who graduated from Snohomish in 1958, has been a longtime Snohomish High School booster, providing financial support for all of the Panthers’ athletic programs since 1966.

Accolades continue to roll in for Hayward

Archbishop Murphy High School graduate Natalie Hayward, now a senior setter on the University of Tennessee volleyball team, was named both the SEC Player of the Week and Setter of the Week for Oct. 4-10. It was her third SEC Setter of the Week award this season and first Player of the Week honor.

Hayward tallied 78 assists, nine kills, 12 digs, four blocks and steered the Lady Vols to a .329 hitting percentage as Tennessee swept two matches against South Carolina. The Lady Vols are 14-3 and ranked No. 21 in the AVCA coaches poll.

Rutledge sets TD pass record at UPS

Everett High School graduate Murdock Rutledge, now a senior quarterback on the University of Puget Sound football team, broke the school record for career touchdown passes.

Rutledge’s touchdown pass in the Loggers’ 69-6 loss at Pacific on Saturday was the 59th of his career, surpassing the previous record of 58 held by Hans Fortune.

Kaysner named NWAC Player of the Week

Snohomish High School graduate Delaney Kaysner, now a sophomore defender on the Skagit Valley College women’s soccer team, was named the Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week for Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Kaysner led a Cardinals defense that pitched a pair of shutouts against top teams as Skagit posted 0-0 ties against Whatcom and Peninsula.

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