Third-place finishers Kaitlin Hawayek (left) and Kamiak High School alum Jean-Luc Baker pose with their ice-dance medals at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Third-place finishers Kaitlin Hawayek (left) and Kamiak High School alum Jean-Luc Baker pose with their ice-dance medals at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Community sports roundup: More medals for local ice dancer

Kamiak graduate Jean-Luc Baker earns a bronze medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Jean-Luc Baker has added to his medals pile.

The Kamiak High School graduate, along with partner Kaitlin Hawayek, took home the bronze medal in ice dancing at the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Baker and Hawayek placed third in both the rhythm dance and free dance, finishing with a score of 212.55. The duo of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue won the gold with a score of 224.56.

This was the third straight year that Hawayek and Baker took the bronze at nationals.

Next up for Hawayek and Baker are the 2021 World Championships, which take place March 22-28 in Stockholm, Sweden. Their best-ever placing at worlds was a ninth-place finish in 2019.

Gaye earns second-team All-SEC recognition

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Ali Gaye, now a junior defensive end on the LSU football team, was named a second-team All-SEC selection.

Gaye, who joined LSU the past season after transferring from Garden City (Kansas) Community College, started all 10 games for the Tigers. He registered 32 tackles — including 9.5 for loss — 2.0 sacks, one interception, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovered. His 9.5 tackles for loss tied for sixth in the SEC.

Gaye, who’s now considered an NFL prospect, also announced he would return to LSU for his senior season.

Former Silvertips assistant Varady reaches NHL

Former Everett Silvertips assistant coach Jay Varady has joined the coaching staff of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

Varady, who was an assistant with the Tips from 2003-2011 and still resides in Everett, had been the head coach of the Tucson Roadrunners, who are the AHL affiliate of the Coyotes. He was promoted to the parent club after spending two seasons as Tucson’s head coach, compiling a 70-45-6-5 record.

Duffy excels in first season at BC

Everett High School graduate Austin Duffy, now a freshman on the Bellevue College men’s golf team, had a strong first season with the Bulldogs.

Duffy took medalist honors at two of the three tournaments Bellevue played in this fall. He shot a two-round score of 4-under 140 at the Grays Harbor Collegiate Invitational held Sept. 14 at The Home Course in Dupont, then shot a 1-under 71 at the Olympic Invitational held Oct. 23 at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton.

Bellevue’s season is set to resume in April.

Little League scholarships being offering

The Shoreline Royals select youth baseball program is offering scholarships to pay Little League fees for struggling families in any local Little League. Both baseball and softball players are eligible, and players do not need to play for a specific Little League. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31. For more information visit the Shoreline Royals website.

If you have an item for the community sports roundup, email Nick Patterson at npatterson@heraldnet.com.

Talk to us

More in Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, talks with wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) as offensive coordinator Shane Waldron looks on at left, during NFL football practice Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seahawks’ new offense under Waldron puts premium on tempo

Seattle will also likely employ more pre-snap motion, a staple of the Los Angeles Rams.

Washington State head coach June Daugherty calls to her team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Former UW, WSU women’s basketball coach Daugherty dies at 64

The Pacific Northwest icon suffered heart complications throughout her coaching career.

File photo
AquaSox bullpen falters late in loss to Indians

Leading by one, Everett gives up four runs in the bottom of the eighth in a 5-2 loss to Spokane.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Injuries could open door for Eason to start for Colts

The former Lake Stevens star is taking reps with the first team with Carson Wentz out indefinitely.

Former EvCC standout athlete killed in Spokane shooting

Jakobe Ford, 22, was named to the Northwest Athletic Conferences All-Decade teams for 2010-19.

Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
GALLERY: Lakewood hosts annual 7-on-7 football tournament

Some of the top schools in the region came out for the event, which included the popular lineman challenge.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Frogs can’t dig out of big early hole, lose to Indians

Everett falls behind behind by nine runs after two innings and stumbles to a 9-1 loss to Spokane.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf makes a catch during NFL football practice Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Metcalf ready to feast for Seahawks in 2021

After a breakout season last year, the young WR is ‘hungry’ to add to his growing accomplishments.

Xander Schauffele, of the United States, holds his gold medal in the men's golf at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Kawagoe, Japan. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
U.S. golfer claims gold, as bronze goes to playoff holes

Bellevue golfer C.T. Pan, who represented Chinese Taipei, won the seven-way playoff.

Most Read