Monroe resident Sarah Lawrence was named Washington Golf’s Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year. Mid-Amateur players are those with amateur status aged 25 and older.
Lawrence finished second in the Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur and advanced to the round of 32 in the Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur. She also qualified for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.
Mariner alum Kolly named preseason All-GNAC
Mariner High School graduate BJ Kolly, now a sophomore forward on the Western Washington University men’s basketball team, was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s men’s basketball preseason all-conference team.
The 6-foot-10 Kolly was a unanimous selection after being named the GNAC Freshman of the Year and receiving an honorable mention All-GNAC selection last season, when he averaged 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game.
Gaskin signed by NFL’s Rams
Lynnwood native Myles Gaskin, now an NFL running back, was on the move again as he was signed by the Los Angeles Rams to their 53-man roster.
Gaskin, an O’Dea High School graduate who’s in his fifth season in the NFL, has spent time this season with both the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings, most recently being on Minnesota’s practice squad. The Rams signed Gaskin off the Vikings’ practice squad after losing running backs Kyren Williams and Ronnie Rivers to injury.
Gaskin was not active for Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Silvertips prospect Liske wins WHL Cup
Everett Silvertips prospect Brek Liske delivered the decisive shootout attempt as Manitoba defeated Alberta 6-5 in the championship game of the WHL Cup on Sunday in Red Deer, Alberta. The WHL Cup features the top 15-year-old prospects from Canada’s four western provinces.
Liske, a defenseman from Beausejour, Manitoba, who was selected in the first round (10th overall) of the 2023 WHL prospects draft, had two assists as the game finished 5-5 through regulation and overtime. In the shootout, Liske missed his first attempt in the first round, but after it reached sudden death Liske converted in both the fifth and sixth rounds to win it for Manitoba. Liske finished the tournament with a goal and three assists in five games.
Fellow Silvertips prospect Caine Wilke, a forward selected in the first round (20th overall) out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, had a goal and two assists in five games as Saskatchewan finished third.
Everett grad Baer earns NWAC honor
Everett High School graduate Noah Baer, now a sophomore defender on the Bellevue College men’s soccer team, was named the Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 9-15.
Baer, from his central defender position, scored a goal in the Bulldogs’ 4-1 victory over Shoreline, then assisted the game-winning goal in Bellevue’s 1-0 victory over Everett.
Baer has helped Bellevue go 6-1-4 in North Region play and 8-1-4 overall.
EvCC, EdC teams in NWAC polls
The Everett Community College men’s soccer team dropped one spot to No. 3 in the latest Northwest Athletic Conference coaches poll. Everett is 6-1-5 in the North Region and 11-1-5 overall, and the Trojans have clinched a playoff spot.
Meanwhile, both Everett and Edmonds College remain ranked in the volleyball coaches poll. Edmonds (7-2 North Region, 20-10 overall) held steady at No. 5, while Everett (4-5, 19-10) slipped two places to No. 10.
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