The Edmonds Community College softball team did itself one place better than last year.
The Tritons took home the second-place trophy from the Northwest Athletic Conference Softball Championships on Monday in Spokane. This followed their third-place finish last year.
Edmonds entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, and the Tritons went 4-2 in the tournament. Edmonds reached the championship finals against North Idaho on Monday needing to beat the Cardinals twice, but lost the first game, 9-1. Both of the Tritons’ losses in the tournament came against North Idaho.
Pitcher Cecilia Robbins, a Kamiak High School graduate, earned all four wins for Edmonds. Kayla Hensley hit three home runs and Rhilmina Sagapolutele slugged two for the Tritons during the tournament.
Edmonds had six players named to the NWAC All-North Region first team. The players honored were freshman infielder Ciena Kauhi, sophomore infielder Chantelle Shimabukuro, sophomore outfielder Kamalei Labasan, freshman outfielder Lilioha Vehikite, freshman catcher Prestyne Kaimi-Montira, and Sagapolutele, a freshman utility player.
Everett’s Megan Parsley, a freshman outfielder, also was named to the first team.
EvCC’s Boswell named region MVP
Everett Community College baseball player Zach Boswell was named the Northwest Athletic Conference’s North Region Most Valuable Player.
Boswell, a freshman right-handed pitcher from Snohomish High School, is 9-1 with a 2.02 ERA. He struck out 64 batters in 662/3 innings. He helped the Trojans capture the North Region title and a spot in the NWAC Baseball Championships, which begin Thursday in Longview.
Also named first-team All-North Region from Everett were sophomore outfielder Sam Linscott and freshman designated hitter Nolan Smith. Trojans coach JoJo Howie was named the region’s Coach of the Year.
Named to the first team from Edmonds Community College were sophomore infielder David Gibbons, sophomore outfielder Jacob Butler, and sophomore pitchers Wyatt Stanley and Luke Tedrick. The Tritons qualified for the NWAC tournament by winning their regional over the weekend.
Everett boat headed to nationals
The Everett Rowing Association’s men’s varsity 8+ boat is headed to nationals after claiming first place at the 2019 USRowing Northwest Youth Championships on Saturday in Vancouver.
Everett won the 2,000-meter race in a time of 6 minutes, 6.846 seconds, edging second-place Sammamish by a slightly more than a second. This is just the second time Everett has won this event at regionals. They also won in 2011.
The 2019 nationals are June 6-9 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.
The team consists of Aidan Richer (cox), Dylan Stengel, William Sweeney, Ethan Miedema, Owen Moody, Andrew McCartney, Ethan Senn, Elijah Hellman and Justin Dehart.
Monroe’s Taylor qualifies for U.S. Senior Open
Scott Taylor of Monroe shot a 1-under par 71 to earn medalist honors in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament. Taylor was the only player to shoot under par in qualifying, which was held May 14 at Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club in Bellingham.
Taylor earned the right to play in the 2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship, which takes place June 27-30 at Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Snohomish teams claim lacrosse titles
Two teams from the Snohomish Boys Lacrosse Club won championships at the North Sound Youth Lacrosse tournament held Saturday in Lynden.
The Snohomish Red third/fourth grade team, which finished 8-1 during the regular season, beat Bellingham 10-3, Stanwood 13-4 and Glacier Peak 9-6 to claim its title.
The Snohomish Red seventh/eighth grade team, which was 9-0 during the regular season, defeated Skagit Valley Gray 9-1, Everett Black 8-1 and Bellingham 5-4 to win its championship. Colton Perry scored 11 goals in the tournament to lead Snohomish.
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