Community sports roundup: Thomas sweeps Snohomish Summer Smash

Brady Thomas made it a clean sweep at the Snohomish Summer Smash.

The junior-to-be at Jackson High School ran the table in both the Boys Gold Singles and Boys Gold Doubles brackets of the fifth annual high school summer tennis tournament, held Friday through Sunday at Snohomish High School. Thomas, the 4A state runner-up in boys singles in May, didn’t drop a game en route to the Boys Gold Singles title, then paired with Jackson teammate Anuj Vimawala to claim the Boys Gold Doubles title.

Kamiak senior-to-be Leah Robison also claimed two championships. Robison won the Girls Gold Singles division, then teamed with fellow Knight Jaeden Tongco to win the Mixed Doubles bracket.

The Girls Gold Doubles division was won by Jackson’s Shubhi Handa and Naisha Sinha.

In the Silver divisions, Snohomish’s Will MacDonald and Trevor VanAssche won Boys Doubles, Bellingham’s Emmanuel DePalma won Boys Singles, Cleveland’s Melody Wyatt and Linda Lam won Girls Doubles, and Inglemoor’s Abigail Ledsham won Girls Singles.

Holden wins Central Welding 125

Mike Holden held off a hard-charging field to take the checkered flag at the Central Welding 125 held Saturday at Evergreen Speedway. Holden, who was third in qualifying on the 3/8-mile track, held off Naima Lang to claim the title. Trevor Cristiani took third to complete the podium.

The Central Welding 125 is the fourth of six races in the Bud Crown Series for Super Late Models, the Monroe racetrack’s premier series. The victory was Holden’s first win in the Bud Crown Series this year. He moved up to third in the series point standings (109), behind Lang (115) and Tyler Tanner (114).

Everett’s Martinez called up to U-15 national team

Everett native Angel Martinez was called up to the under-15 U.S. boys national soccer team for the 2019 CONCACAF U-15 Boys Championship, which takes place Aug. 4-11 in Bradenton, Florida. Martinez, who attended Explorer Middle School and is a member of the Seattle Sounders FC Academy, was one of six defenders picked for the 18-player squad. He is the only player born in 2005 on the team, with the other 17 being born in 2004.

Peterson falls just short of Olympics

Cascade High School graduate Aubrey Peterson fell just short of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as a member of Great Britain’s national women’s softball team. Peterson and Great Britain, not a tournament favorite, nearly pulled off a stunning upset, winning four straight games at the Europe/Africa Olympic Qualifier on Tuesday through Saturday in Utrecht, Netherlands, to set up a winner-takes-all game against Italy. However, Italy prevailed 5-0 Saturday to claim the region’s lone Olympic berth.

Peterson started all five games in center field and batted second for Great Britain. She finished the tournament batting .429 with five runs scored.

Australians claim titles at wakeboard nationals

Australians Zahra Kell and Nic Rapa claimed the big prizes at the 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships held Wednesday through Saturday on Lake Tye in Monroe. Kell won the Pro Women’s division with a score of 92.00 to edge defending champion Meagan Ethell (88.33). Rapa won the Pro Men’s division with a score of 97.33 to beat out defending champ Harley Clifford (93.67).

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