Community sports roundup: Hall of Fame seeking nominations

A former Jackson High School standout won a weekly swimming award.

The Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its 2020 induction class.

Candidates must have been a resident of Snohomish County prior to or during the time they gained recognition, living in the county for a minimum of five years. Athletes and teams are eligible for consideration five years after their last competition, coaches are eligible three years after their last coaching date, and sports contributors are eligible based on their service to the community and need not be retired.

Nomination forms are available on the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame website. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1.

For more information, contact Tammy Dunn at the Snohomish County Sports Commission by phone at 425-309-2744 or by email at

Limberg wins weekly swimming award

Jackson High School graduate Nicole Limberg, now a junior on the Rice University women’s swimming team, was named the Conference USA Swimmer of the Week for Jan. 6-12. Limberg was part of two winning relays in the Owls’ 152-85 victory over North Texas on Jan. 10, swimming the breaststroke leg in both the 200-yard medley relay (1 minute, 43.11 seconds) and 400 medley relay (3:52.50). Then Limberg won two individual races in Rice’s 161-101 victory over SMU on Jan. 11, claiming the 100 breaststroke (1:04.65) and 200 breaststroke (2:19.43).

EvCC men’s hoops holds steady in NWAC poll

The Everett Community College men’s basketball team maintained its spot in the latest Northwest Athletic Conference coaches poll, coming in at No. 6 for the second straight iteration. The Trojans are 5-2 in the North Region standings — tied for second with Edmonds and two games behind leader Skagit Valley — and 18-4 overall.

Lake Stevens junior cheer team claims title

The Lake Stevens Vikings competition cheer team claimed the title in the Junior Rec. Non-Tumbling Division at the Washington State Cheer Coaches Association Jr. State Championships, a competition for recreational, JV and middle school squads held Jan. 25 at Mount Si High School. This was the first time a team from the organization won a state title.

The members of the team are Alexis Andresen, Hannah Avent, Kaylyn Avent, Emilia Chavez, Makenna Christian, Kali Crandall, Brooklynn Darling, Sarena Emmons, Dallas Kautz, Sofia Mitchell, Faith Nance, Alyssa Norgaard, Alyvia Phenis, Dakotah Richards, Alyssa Silk, Juliana Spence, Ashlynn Turner, Whitney West and Jessica Wilson. The team is coached by Autumn Brodland, Rose Crandall and Jessica Chavez.

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