Community roundup: Marysville’s ‘Buddy’ to live out officiating dream

Preston Dwoskin, who has special needs, is set to be the head referee for the Buddy Bowl.

Saturday is a big day for Preston “Buddy” Dwoskin.

The Marysville resident, who has special needs, will be the man of honor when the Buddy Bowl takes place at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Dwoskin, who is a member of the Snohomish County Basketball Officials, does public speaking in the Marysville School District, sharing his anti-bullying message with elementary school students. His lifelong dream has been to be the head referee of a football game. That dream comes true on Saturday when he serves as the head referee of the Buddy Bowl, an exhibition game between the Marysville and Lake Stevens youth football leagues. After the game Dwoskin will give his anti-bullying message to the game’s participants.

The game kicks off at 1 p.m.

NSJHL crowns its 2019 champions

The North Sound Junior Football League held its championship day Saturday at Stanwood High School, with five teams claiming division titles.

Lake Stevens had three champions: the Lake Stevens Bantams defeated Marysville Pilchuck 14-6; the Lake Stevens Gold 89ers beat Mariner 34-7; and the Lake Stevens Purple PeeWees beat Kamiak 31-12.

In the other two title games, Everett defeated Monroe 44-30 in Seniors and Marysville Pilchuck beat Mariner 29-0 in Juniors.

Pivec earns initial Player of the Week honors

Lynnwood High School graduate Mikayla Pivec, now a senior on the Oregon State University women’s basketball team, was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the season’s first week. Pivec, an All-American candidate, had 25 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the Beavers’ season-opening 86-57 victory over UC Irvine on Saturday.

Lee leads WWU to men’s soccer title

Grace Academy graduate Jeremiah Lee, now a senior on the Western Washington University men’s soccer team, was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in helping the Vikings claim the GNAC championship with two games to spare.

Lee helped Western notch a pair of shutouts as the Vikings beat Northwest Nazarene 2-0 on Thursday and Montana State Billings 1-0 on Saturday, while also scoring the goal against the Yellowjackets. Western allowed just two shots on goal between the two games.

Everett CC men’s soccer bows out in quarterfinals

The Everett Community College men’s soccer team was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament.

Everett, the No. 3 seed from the North Region, made the trek to Oregon to defeat South No. 2 Lane 3-1 last Wednesday. Cascade High School graduate Gerardo Lopez, Lake Stevens grad Jacob Woodward and Glacier Peak alum Owen Padilla scored the goals, with Kamiak grad Manuel Segura assisting all three.

Then in Saturday’s quarterfinal the Trojans again hit the road and lost a heartbreaker to East No. 1 Columbia Basin. The game ended tied 1-1, with Segura scoring Everett’s goal and the Trojans finishing the game down a man, before it headed to penalty kicks. The PK’s went an astounding 13 rounds before Columbia Basin prevailed 11-10.

The Trojans finished their season 13-5-4.

Baker takes fifth at Cup of China

Kamiak High School graduate Jean-Luc Baker and his partner Kaitlin Hawayek finished fifth in the ice dance competition at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating’s Cup of China over the weekend in Chongqing, China. Baker and Hawayek finished with a score of 179.96, which was 30 points behind the winners, Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia.

The fifth-place finish, combined with a fourth-place finish at the Canada Cup, means Baker and Hawayek are unlikely to make a second straight appearance in the Grand Prix Final.

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