This year’s Hudson Cup matches between the northwest’s professional and amateur golfers couldn’t have finished any closer, and three players with local ties played their parts.
The 70th annual Hudson Cup and the 27th annual Senior Hudson Cup took place last Thursday and Friday at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, with both matches ending in 10-10 ties. Everett High School graduate Jake Koppenberg was on the Hudson Cup amateur team, Walter Hall Golf Course head professional Wayne Clark was on the Senior Hudson Cup professional team, and Mill Creek resident Alex Stamey was on the Senior Hudson Cup amateur team.
Koppenberg earned 1.5 points for the amateur team in the Hudson Cup. He teamed with Reid Hatley to defeat Ryan Malby and Brian Thornton 5 & 3 in Foursome, teamed with Justin Kadin to lose 1 up to Jeff Coston and Birk Nelson in Four-Ball, then halved with Ryan Benzel in Singles.
Clark earned 2.0 points for the pro team in the Senior Hudson Cup. He teamed with Kelly DeShaw to lose 1 up to Tom Brandes and Byron Patton in Foursome, teamed with Bruce Stewart to defeat Brandes and Pat O’Donnell 1 up in Four-Ball, then defeated Patton 5 & 4 in Singles.
Stamey took 1.5 points for the amateur team in the Senior Hudson Cup. He teamed with Jim McNelis to defeat George Mack Jr. and Joey Carranza 2 & 1 in Four-Ball, teamed with Erik Hanson to halve with Tom Sovay and Jeff Marsh in Four-Ball, then lost to Sovay 2 & 1 in Singles.
Rielly receives preseason All-Big Sky honors at Portland St.
Everett High School graduate Sidney Rielly, now a senior on the Portland State University women’s basketball team, was named to the preseason All-Big Sky team. Rielly, a shooting guard, was a third-team All-Big Sky selection each of the past two seasons.
Last season she averaged 16.2 points per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the floor and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Central Washington’s Mensing named preseason All-GNAC
Glacier Peak High School graduate Sadie Mensing, now a senior on the Central Washington University women’s basketball team, was named to the preseason All-Great Northwest Athletic Association team. Mensing, a shooting guard, led the Wildcats in scoring last season at 12.3 points per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field. She also averaged 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
Local Taekwondo students qualify for Pan Am Games
Three members of Northwest Black Belt Academy in Lynnwood earned wild-card entries to the 2019 Pan American Games with their performances at the 2018 World Taekwondo President’s Cup on Oct. 11-14 in Las Vegas. Montana Miller won gold in the Cadet (ages 11-14) division, Akilah Franklin won gold in the Junior (ages 15-17) division and Ellie Bezanson won silver in the Junior division. The 2019 Pan American Games are July 26-Aug. 11 in Lima, Peru.
EvCC’s Bauder honored by NWAC for cross country exploits
Everett Community College’s Danielle Bauder was named the Northwest Athletic Conference’s Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for Oct. 8-14. Bauder, a freshman from Ballard High School in Seattle, competed against four-year schools at the Warner Pacific Cross Country Classic on Oct. 13 in Portland, Oregon, finishing 15th with a time of 18 minutes, 47.30 seconds on the 5-kilometer course.
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