Community roundup: Locals named All-Conference in softball

Plus, Gillis firing for UP, Casto advances in U.S. open qualifying, and much more.

A host of locally-produced softball players earned All-Conference honors at NCAA Division I colleges.

Jackson High School graduate Taylor Adams, now a senior at San Diego State, was named second-team All-Mountain West Conference as a first baseman. Adams is batting .352 with four home runs and 21 RBI in 44 games for an Aztecs team that qualified for the NCAA tournament.

Fellow Jackson grad Iyanla De Jesus, now a junior at Coastal Carolina, was named second-team All-Sun Belt Conference as a designated player. In 49 games De Jesus batted .340 with nine home runs and 33 RBI.

Snohomish High School graduate Sami Reynolds, now a senior at Washington, was named second-team All-Pac-12 Conference as an outfielder. Reynolds is batting .333 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 45 games for the Huskies, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament and are hosting a regional.

Fellow Snohomish grad Bailey Greenlee, now a junior at Alabama State, was named second-team All-Southwest Athletic Conference as a pitcher. Greenlee appeared in 37 games, going 14-14 with a 3.72 ERA while striking out 131 in 191.0 innings.

Lake Stevens High School graduate Sara Johnson, now a senior at Boise State, was named second-team All-Mountain West Conference as a pitcher. In 21 appearances Johnson went 9-2 with a 2.26 ERA, striking out 71 in 74.1 innings.

Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate Lily Fischer, now a sophomore at Murray State, was named second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference as an infielder. Fischer is batting .308 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 57 games for the Racers, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

Gillis earns second Pitcher of the Week nod

Cascade High School graduate Brett Gillis, now a junior right-handed pitcher on the University of Portland baseball team, was named the West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week for May 2-8. It was the second time this season Gillis earned the award.

Gillis tossed eight shutout innings as the Pilots defeated Santa Clara 9-0. He allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out 10, the fourth time Gillis reached double-digit strikeouts in a start this year.

For the season Gillis is 9-1 with a 1.52 ERA in 12 starts, striking out 102 in 77.0 innings. He ranks seventh in NCAA Division I in ERA.

Casto advances in U.S. Open golf qualifying

Snohomish High School graduate Ethan Casto shot a 3-under par 69 to finish in a five-way tie for first place at the U.S. Open local qualifier held last Thursday at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona.

The five leaders earned berths to final qualifying, which is a one-day, 36-hole tournament that takes place May 23 and June 6 at 11 different locations in the U.S., Canada and Japan. Casto has yet to be assigned a location, and the number of qualifiers from each tournament will be determined by the size and strength of the field.

The U.S. Open is June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Ristovski leads Bellevue to NWAC tennis title

Glacier Peak High School graduate Dario Ristovski, now a freshman on the Bellevue College men’s tennis team, led the Bulldogs to the Northwest Athletic Conference championship Sunday in Wenatchee.

Ristovski won the No. 1 singles bracket, then teamed with Tyler Gettman to win the No. 1 doubles bracket as Bellevue earned 97 points to claim the title.

Mike and Eric Price holding football camp in Everett

NCAA football coaching legend and Everett High School graduate Mike Price, along with his son Eric, are holding the Price Elite Passing Academy on June 6-9 at North Middle School in Everett.

The camp, which is specifically for quarterbacks, has two sections. Grades 3-7 have sessions from 4-6 p.m., while grades 8-12 have sessions from 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $245. For more information or to register, visit the Blue and Gold Football website.

Physicals being offered for Snohomish students

Sports physicals are being offered for Snohomish School District students who will be in grades 7-12 in the 2022-23 school year. The physicals take place from 4-7 p.m. on June 6 at the Snohomish High School auxiliary gym. The fee is $25. To make an appointment contact Sara Larson at 360-563-4087 or email her at Messages should include the student’s name, a contact phone number and a desired appointment time.

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