Community sports roundup: Locals fare well at state amateur

Snohomish grad Ethan Casto places 9th at the Washington Men’s Amateur; two locals join SPU track.

Ethan Casto’s ninth-place finish led the local contingent at the Washington Men’s Amateur Championship golf tournament conducted last Tuesday through Thursday at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.

Casto, a graduate of Snohomish High School who now plays for the Western Washington University men’s golf team, shot a three-round score of 1-under-par 215 to finish in a four-way tie for ninth, eight strokes behind champion Sean Kato of Redmond. Casto shot a 4-under 68 during the final round to move up the leaderboard.

Casto was one of eight Snohomish County residents among the 62 players who made the cut. Kamiak High School student Daniel Kim tied for 17th at 2-over; Edmonds resident David Hansen tied for 30th at 6-over; Jackson High School graduate and current Pacific Lutheran University player Jordan Brajcich tied for 38th at 9-over along with Kamiak grad and Western player Brian Moon; Arlington High School grad and Western player Cody Oakes tied for 42nd at 10-over; Kamiak grad and Everett resident Mark Strickland tied for 60th at 18-over; and Kamiak grad and Western player Devin Kim placed 62nd at 29-over.

Two locals to join SPU track team

Two athletes from Snohomish County are members of the Seattle Pacific University women’s track and field recruiting class for 2020-21, which was announced last Thursday.

Recent Stanwood High School graduate Charlotte Bentz will be competing for both SPU’s track and cross country teams. She won the Wesco 3A North titles in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters as a junior, and she was a three-time participant in the Class 3A state cross country meet.

Recent Lake Stevens High School graduate Lizzy Daugherty will be competing in hurdles and the pole vault for the track team. She placed 12th at the Class 4A state meet in the pole vault as a junior.

NWAC cross country moved to winter quarter

The Northwest Athletic Conference has suspended its cross country season until the winter quarter because of the coronavirus outbreak. The hope was to begin competing on time this fall, but instead the goal will be to begin the season in the new year.

Everett Community College competes in NWAC cross country, and Edmonds College is debuting its program this school year.

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

Talk to us

More in Sports

Seattle Seahawks fans watch prior to Seattle’s game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Grading the Seahawks’ loss to the Cardinals

It’s poor marks all around as Seattle lets one slip away in overtime.

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) celebrates his touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seahawks-Cardinals square off in NFC West showdown

The division is the best in football this season with teams combining for a 16-7 record.

Colorado defensive back Tarik Luckett, back, pulls down Washington wide receiver Terrell Bynum after he caught a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 20-14. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
UW’s Bynum is more than a reliable set of hands

The versatile wide receiver also does the dirty work on the football field.

FILE - In this  Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night, Jan, 24, 2020, following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Report: Suspended NFL WR Brown to sign with Buccaneers

The Seahawks were reported to be heavily interested in the controversial veteran.

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball, but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of the Seattle Seahawks’ 35-30 victory on Sept. 20 at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
POLL RESULTS: Stopping Newton is the highlight moment so far

Readers say stuffing the New England QB on the game’s final play was the Seahawks’ biggest pre-bye moment.

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) rushes past Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seahawks-Cardinals game moved to Sunday Night Football

Seattle gets the prime-time slot due to Raiders-Buccaneers COVID postponement fears.

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis steps in to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Mariners’ Lewis named AL Outstanding Rookie by MLB players

The outfielder led all rookies in baseball in multiple offensive categories.

Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Zunino celebrates his solo home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
A slice of Everett in this year’s World Series

The Rays’ Mike Zunino and the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor were teammates on the AquaSox in the summer of 2012.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona knocks off undefeated Seattle in overtime

Zane Gonzalez made a 48-yard field goal with 20… Continue reading

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Buehler dominates, Dodgers take 2-1 World Series lead

Los Angeles’ starter strikes out 10 Tampa Bay batters in a 6-2 victory.

Seattle Sounders' Will Bruin reacts after scoring in stoppage time against the Portland Timbers in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Bruin scores in stoppage time, Sounders draw with Timbers

Seattle and Portland remain tied at the top of the Western Conference after the 1-1 match.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Snell strikes out 9, Rays win to pull even in World Series

The Shorewood alum takes a no-hitter into the fifth; Tampa Bay hangs on to beat the Dodgers 6-4.