A team from Mukilteo won the 11-year-old Little League State Softball Tournament held July 14-20 in Normandy Park.
Mukilteo finished the tournament undefeated, winning all four of its games. Mukilteo beat Sedro-Woolley 1-0, Kirkland 9-5 and North Lake 1-0 to claim the winner’s bracket. Then in the championship game, Mukilteo topped Kirkland 4-3.
The members of the team included Ally Boulger, Sampagita Bruton, Gabrielle Cummings, Elisabeth Funston, Kaylee Mitchell, Samantha Porter, Samantha Rohwer, Olivia Rorke-Lucero, Grace Rudek, Samantha Stine, Amanda Webb and Katie Wills. The team was managed by Bill Rower.
Pierson wins bronze
Brooke Pierson is bringing some hardware home from Bulgaria.
Pierson, who was born in Oak Harbor, received a bronze medal as a member of the United States’ women’s pair boat at the 2017 World Rowing Under-23 Championships over the weekend in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Pierson and her teammate, Kendall Brewer of Austin, Texas, took third place in the women’s pair final, completing the 2,000-meter course in a time of 7 minutes, 17.710 seconds. Pierson and Brewer were just 2.050 seconds behind first-place Chile, and 0.160 seconds behind second-place Australia. Pierson and Brewer won their heat.
Pierson will be a senior at the University of Washington in the upcoming collegiate season.
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