Aubrey Peterson is headed back to the European Softball Federation’s Women’s Championship.
The Cascade High School graduate is returning to Great Britain’s national softball team as she will be part of the squad that takes part in the 2022 tournament on July 24-30 in Sant Boi, Spain.
Peterson, a 2015 graduate of Cascade who qualifies to play for Great Britain because her mom is British, is reprising her role with the national team for the European Championships. She already attended one training camp in January in Clearwater, Florida. Then she will head to Farnham Park outside London for another training camp on July 1-10 before heading to Spain.
Peterson was a key member of the British team that won the bronze medal at the 2019 European Championships. Playing center field and batting No. 2, Peterson batted .308 and scored eight runs in nine games while also providing stellar defense. The 2020 tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Great Britain withdrew the 2021 tournament because of reasons related to the pandemic.
White wins national wrestling title
Marysville Pilchuck High School junior Alivia White claimed a national wrestling championship at the Girls National High School Recruiting Showcase last Friday in Las Vegas.
White, a two-time high school state champion who was representing Ascend Wrestling Academy, wrestled in the 180-pound weight class in the tournament, which is limited to high school champions. In the championship match she pinned Florida’s Henlee Haynes in 3 minutes, 42 seconds.
Next up for White, who’s ranked No. 2 in the nation in her age and weight class, is the Women’s National Championships, which take place this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Champions become eligible for the Pan American and World teams.
Sweum named All-NWC in baseball
Glacier Peak High School graduate Jaxsen Sweum, now a senior outfielder on the Whitworth University baseball team, was named first-team All-Northwest Conference for the second straight season.
Sweum led the Pirates in almost every offensive category this season, batting .314 with 31 runs, 12 home runs, 27 RBI and a 1.170 OPS in 35 games. His OPS ranks second in the Northwest Conference.
Doan claims another GNAC softball honor
Mountlake Terrace High School graduate Kira Doan, now a senior on the Western Washington University softball team, was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Softball Pitcher of the Week for April 25-May 1. It was the second time this season Doan won the award.
Doan made two starts and one relief appearance, going 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA and 13 strikeouts over the course of 16.0 innings, including a four-hit shutout in a 4-0 victory over Saint Martin’s on Sunday. For the season Doan is 13-7 with a 2.57 ERA.
EvCC’s Palmeira earns NWAC baseball recognition
Everett Community College sophomore catcher/infielder Konnor Palmeira was named the Northwest Athletic Conference’s Baseball Hitter of the Week for April 18-24. The Kahului, Hawaii, native went 6-for-15 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBI as the Trojans swept a four-game series against Douglas.
For the season Palmeira is batting .318 in 42 games. He’s tied for first in the league in homers with seven and second in the league in RBI with 39.
Lake Stevens’ Velazquez takes second at esports regional
Lake Stevens High School senior esports player Jair Velazquez placed second at the PlayVS Spring Pacific Regional tournament in Madden 22. The region consists of Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada. Velazquez, who was last year’s national champion, fought his way through the semifinals before falling to a Juan Cebreiros from Liberty High School in Brentwood, California, in last Friday’s best-of-five championship match.
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