Community sports roundup: 2 football teams to play for title

Tulalip Heritage’s under-12 team and Marysville Pilchuck’s under-11 squad will play in Canton, Ohio.

Two local youth football teams earned themselves a trip to Canton.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame World Youth Championship’s Northwest Regional took place the past weekend at Archbishop Murphy High School and the Tulalip Youth Center, and two Snohomish County teams won their brackets to qualify for the national championships on Dec. 7-16 in Canton, Ohio.

Tulalip Heritage claimed the under-12 regional championship. Tulalip Heritage earned a spot in the championship game by beating Bellingham 39-6 in the semifinals Saturday at the Tulalip Youth Center, then won the title by beating Sedro-Woolley 34-12 Sunday at Archbishop Murphy.

Marysville Pilchuck won the under-11 title. Playing in a three-team round robin, Marysville Pilchuck edged Stanwood 18-12 Friday at Archbishop Murphy, then wrapped up the championship by beating Oregon’s South Valley 34-6 Saturday at Archbishop Murphy.

The other bracket winners were: U8, Heir Academy from Puyallup; U9, Bonney Lake; U10, Bellingham; Peewees, Bellevue; U14, Skyline from Sammamish.

Belk, Billen earn all-Big Sky honors

Kamiak High School graduate Henderson Belk and Mariner High School graduate Curtis Billen, both seniors on the Eastern Washington University football team, were named third-team all-Big Sky Conference. Belk, a tight end who was recognized as a fullback, has 10 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns this season. Billen is the Eagles’ long snapper.

Belk and Billen helped Eastern go 9-2 during the regular season and win the Big Sky title. The Eagles host Nicholls in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

Schultz assists, moves into soccer final four

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Madison Schultz, now a junior on the North Carolina women’s soccer team, had an assist as the host Tar Heels defeated UCLA on penalty kicks after going 2-2 through regulation and two overtimes Saturday, thus advancing to the NCAA final four. Schultz assisted on Dorian Bailey’s second-half goal that gave North Carolina a 2-0 lead, as her shot was saved into Bailey’s path. It was the second straight game Schultz had an assist.

Schultz and the Tar Heels, who are hosting the final four, face Georgetown in the semifinals Friday.

Baker qualifies for Grand Prix final

Jean-Luc Baker, an Edmonds native, and his partner Kaitlin Hawayek have qualified for the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in ice dancing.

Baker and Hawayek finished fourth at Internationaux du France this weekend in Grenoble, the last of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating’s six events. The top six teams from the Grand Prix qualified for the final, and Baker’s and Hawayek’s fourth-place finish in France, combined with their win at the NHK Trophy in Hiroshima, Japan, put the pair into fifth place in the standings. This is the first time Baker and Hawayek have qualified for the Grand Prix Final.

The final takes place Dec. 6-9 in Vancouver, B.C.

McCoy, Rutledge, Black honored by NWC

Three Snohomish County natives were named to the all-Northwest Conference football team.

Two Glacier Peak High School graduates, both of whom play for Whitworth University, made the list. Andrew McCoy, a junior defensive lineman, was named to the second team, while Iain Black, a sophomore linebacker, was an honorable mention.

Everett High School grad Murdock Rutledge, a sophomore quarterback for the University of Puget Sound, made the second team.

If you have an item for the community sports roundup, email Nick Patterson at npatterson@heraldnet.com.

Talk to us

More in Sports

The AquaSox' Noelvi Marte hits a double against the Spokane Indians at Funko Field on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The Mariners promoted Marte from Low-A Modesto to High-A Everett on Monday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
M’s believe AquaSox shortstop Marte, 19, is budding superstar

Director of player development Andy McKay: “We believe in the skills (and) we believe in the person.”

Archbishop Murphy's Jojo Chiangpradit, (left) and Taylor Campbellat Archbishop Murphy, far right, celebrate  Cameron Bourne's goal and hat trick High School Tuesday night in Everett on September 14, 2021. The Wildcats won 6-1. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
GALLERY: Two hat tricks lift Archbishhop Murphy over Arlington

Jordyn Latta and Cameron Bourne each score three goals in the Wildcats’ 6-1 win over the Eagles.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox eliminated from playoff contention with loss

Everett loses 6-3 to Spokane and won’t be playing for the High-A West championship.

LSU defensive lineman Ali Gaye runs off the line in the second half an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Community roundup: E-W alum Gaye earns preseason All-SEC nod

Plus, a pair of former local standouts earn weekly honors for their respective college teams.

White line on Green grass sport field for sport concept
Prep results for Wednesday, Sept. 15

Prep sports roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 15: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report… Continue reading

Lake Stevens' Kennedy Steen digs against Lake Stevens' Tuesday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on September 7, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Prep volleyball poll for Wednesday, Sept. 15

Lake Stevens, Arlington and Darrington earn top-10 rankings from the state volleyball coaches.

X
Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Sept. 6-12

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Sept. 6-12. Voting closes at… Continue reading

Empty seats are shown at T-Mobile Park during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Seattle. Fans were not allowed in the ballpark for the Mariners' home opener due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Mariners won 5-3. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

T-Mobile Park has been selected to host Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in July 2023.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) makes catch for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Grading the Seahawks’ 28-16 victory over the Colts

Seattle turns in a strong all-around performance in its season opener, especially from its new OC.

Most Read