Snohomish graduate Courtney Perry was first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish graduate Courtney Perry was first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Local hoopsters join EvCC

Plus, Lake Stevens grad Taylor Roe finishes 2nd at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship and more.

A trio of former first-team All-Wesco selections highlight the Everett Community College women’s basketball team’s recruiting class for the 2021 season.

Snohomish High School graduate Courtney Perry, Marysville Getchell grad Mikail Montez and Shorecrest grad Sydney VanNess are among the seven players joining the Trojans for the upcoming season.

Perry, a 6-foot post who was first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A in 2019 when the Panthers placed fourth at the 3A state tournament, spent last season at NAIA Menlo College in California, where she averaged 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while making 15 starts.

Montez, a 5-foot-10 post who was also first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A in 2019, did not play collegiately last season. VanNess, a 5-foot-8 forward, was first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A in 2020.

The other members of the recruiting class are Lake Stevens grad Monet Rundle, Snohomish grad Lily Cox, Franklin grad ThuyVi Tran and Lincoln grad Liz Frazier.

The Northwest Athletic Conference basketball season has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Practices are now scheduled to begin in January with games starting in late February or early March.

Roe places second in Big 12 cross country

Lake Stevens High School graduate Taylor Roe, now a sophomore on the Oklahoma State University women’s cross country team, placed second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship held last Friday in Lawrence, Kansas. Roe completed the 6-kilometer course in a time of 20 minutes, 7.8 seconds, which was 7.3 seconds behind the winner, Iowa State senior Cailie Logue — Roe was the only runner who finished within 47 seconds of Logue. Roe helped the Cowgirls finish fourth in the team competition.

Silvertips players Goncalves, Zellweger recognized

A pair of Everett Silvertips players were recently recognized for their abilities.

Center Gage Goncalves, a 19-year-old center from Mission, B.C., was one of 46 players named to Hockey Canada’s selection camp for the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships. Goncalves, who had 33 goals and 38 assists in 60 games last season, was selected in the second round of this year’s NHL draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The camp takes place Nov. 16-Dec. 13 in Red Deer, Alberta.

Defenseman Olen Zellweger, a 17-year-old defenseman from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, was one of 36 WHL players named by NHL Central Scouting as players to watch for the 2021 NHL draft. Zellweger, who had two goals and 10 assists in 58 games last season, was listed as a C prospect, which projects him as a late-round selection.

Evergreen Speedway hires ex-AquaSox executive Sloan

Evergreen Speedway announced it has hired former Everett AquaSox vice president Brian Sloan as its director of business development. Sloan spent 19 seasons in the AquaSox’s front office from 1996-2014, including 2006-10 as general manager and 2011-14 as vice president of corporate partnerships. In 2010 he was named the Northwest League’s Executive of the Year. Sloan most recently served as the director of business development with Bellevue-based Alexander Global Productions.

WIAA offering Women’s leadership conference

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is hosting a Women in Sport Virtual Leadership Conference on Nov. 17-19 via Zoom. Featured speakers include Whitman College athletic director Kim Chandler, University of Washington Center for Leadership in Athletics director of research Julie McCleery, and Seattle Sounders FC senior vice president Maya Mendoza-Exstrom. The registration fee is $40. For more information visit

If you have an item for the community sports roundup, email Nick Patterson at

Talk to us

More in Sports

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda autographs a baseball in the Dodgertown locker-room in Vero Beach, Fla., in this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1990, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Former Cascade baseball coach remembers time with MLB legend

Bob Smithson spent time in the minor leagues playing against up-and-coming manager Tommy Lasorda.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of Seattle’s playoff loss to the Los Angels Rams last Saturday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
POLL RESULTS: Seahawks’ season was not a success

Despite Seattle going 12-4, more than double the voters considered the season a failure than a success.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) gets instruction from quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton during an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The most recognizable trend in hiring NFL head coaches has been to target young, innovative offensive teachers with a track record of developing quarterbacks. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)
Who will become Seahawks’ next offensive coordinator?

A look at some candidates who may be able to step in for the recently ousted Brian Schottenheimer.

Washington forward Hameir Wright (13) shoots between Southern California forward Isaiah Mobley (3) and forward Evan Mobley (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
UW men lose to USC, fall to 1-10 on season

The Huskies remain winless in Pac-12 play after a 95-68 road loss to the Trojans.

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) shoots while pressured by Pepperdine forward Kene Chukwuka (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
No. 1 Gonzaga overcomes poor 1st half, rolls past Pepperdine

The Bulldogs were up just four at halftime, but cruise down the stretch to win 95-70.

Lakewood's Landen Pruitt runs the ball during the 2A State playoff game against Sequim on Friday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
WIAA announces another change to prep sports schedule

The announcement comes after new plans from the governor. Wesco is still submitting its own proposal.

United States goalie Dustin Wolf (32) makes a save on Russia's Yegor Chinakhov (21) during the third period of an IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Silvertips notebook: Wolf earns gold with U.S. at world juniors

Everett’s goalie serves as a backup, but appears in two of seven games and stops all 21 shots he faces.

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider walks on the field during warmups before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with general manager John Schneider that will keep him tied to the franchise through the 2027 draft. The Seahawks announced Schneider’s extension on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, three days after their season ended in a 30-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC wild-card playoff game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seahawks agree to contract extension with Schneider

The well-regarded general manager is now tied to the team through the 2027 draft.

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, right, talks with head coach Pete Carroll, left, following an organized team activity, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the team's NFL football training facility in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seahawks part ways with offensive coordinator Schottenheimer

The team cites ‘philosophical differences’ as the reason for moving on from the 47-year-old play-caller.

Most Read