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.

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