Community sports roundup: Mill Creek team is state softball champ

Also, Lynnwood taekwondo athletes qualify for national trials and Lake Stevens native bikes across the country for charity.

The Mill Creek Little League ages 8-10 softball team is a state champion.

Mill Creek prevailed 9-0 over South Hill Little League from Puyallup in the winner-takes-all championship game as it claimed the state title last Friday in Poulsbo.

Mill Creek won its first three games to advance to the championship round through the winner’s bracket. Mill Creek lost its first game against South Hill 3-2 to force the winner-takes-all-game, but won the deciding game in style.

The team is comprised of Abigail Blakely, Aliana Langsea, Anela Wade, Ashley Swaney, Brylee Board, Clara Dorgan, Coralynn Augustine, Evoleht Stuhr, Kaitlyn Green, Mayson Fleury, Nicole Burnett, Penelope Gahan Sarah Fletcher and Sophia Declusin. It is coached by Marc Dorgan, Shane Green and Kevin Swaney.

Lynnwood taekwondo athletes qualify for national trials

Northwest Black Belt Academy, which is located in Lynnwood, had 13 athletes qualify for the AAU National Team Trials by medaling at the AAU Taekwondo National Championships, which took place July 7-10 in Las Vegas.

Qualifying for Senior Trials were Akilah Franklin (gold in Female 62kg), Fergus Curran (gold in Male 68kg) and Melina Daniel (bronze in Female 49kg).

Qualifying for Junior Trials were Kiana Yoshimura (gold in Female 68kg), Gabriel Simon (gold in Male 55kg), Sebastian Tan (silver in Male 51kg), Jordan Brito (silver in Male 55kg), Joseph Brito (silver in Male 48kg), Montana Miller (silver in Female 46kg), Victor Sanchez (silver in Male 78kg), EJ Brual (bronze in Male 55kg) and Keawe Santiago (bronze in Female 46kg).

Qualifying for Cadet Trials was Grace Pesigan (bronze in Female 59kg).

Aeva Park (gold in Female 30kg) is already a member of the Mini-Cadet national team.

Lake Stevens native biking across the country for charity

Lake Stevens native Jamie Monroe is one of 15 active and retired firefighters who will be bicycling across the country as part of Ride For America, a charitable event commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Monroe, now a firefighter with Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, and his compatriots are departing from Santa Monica Pier in southern California on Aug. 1, then cycling more than 3,000 miles before arriving at Ground Zero on Sept. 9. funds are being raised for firefighter-related non-profits, including the Gary Sinise Foundation, Friends of Firefighters, the Fire Family Foundation and the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation.

For more information, visit the Fire Velo Cycling Club website.

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