Community sports roundup: Umpire inducted to hall of fame

Jack Floyd of Mukilteo was enshrined in the USA Softball Northwest Region 9 Hall of Fame on Jan. 25.

Jack Floyd is a Hall of Famer.

The Mukilteo resident was recognized for his long service as a softball umpire as he was inducted into the USA Softball Northwest Mountain Region 9 Hall of Fame on Jan. 25 in Clackamas, Oregon.

Floyd has been umpiring all levels of fastpitch and slowpitch softball since 1972, a span stretching 48 years.

His achievements include working the Men’s A and B Fast Pitch National in 1995 and 2013, the Men’s 40, 45 and 50 Fast Pitch National in 2006, and the Men’s Major Fast Pitch National in 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. He was also the umpire-in-chief at the 2014 Girls’ 14B Western and 2015 Men’s 60 and over Fast Pitch Nationals.

Floyd’s involvement goes beyond calling balls and strikes. He’s also contributed to softball as a clinician, event coordinator and mentor.

Dedrick named preseason All-WCC in softball

Everett High School graduate Megan Dedrick, now a junior on the Loyola Marymount University softball team, was named to the preseason All-West Coast Conference team at shortstop. Dedrick, who transferred to LMU from Everett Community College prior to last season and is known locally for her exploits as a high school baseball player, batted .322 in 51 games for the Lions last season.

Hezekiah reaches 1,000-point plateau at EvCC

Mariner High School graduate Hannah Hezekiah, now a sophomore on the Everett Community College women’s basketball team, became just the third player ever to reach 1,000 career points as a Trojan when she passed the mark during Everett’s 78-60 home loss to Whatcom on Saturday. Hezekiah now has 1,005 points, and with the Trojans having five games remaining in the regular season — plus the possibility of Northwest Athletic Conference tournament contests — she has an outside chance of breaking Kristina Schumacher’s school record of 1,142 points, which the Lake Stevens High School grad set from 2006-08.

Fire department hoops game returning

The Everett Fire Department and South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue are teaming up for the second annual Burn Relief Charity Basketball Game on Saturday at Everett Community College. The game, between teams comprised of firefighters from the two departments, takes place at 5 p.m., in between the men’s and women’s games between Everett and Edmonds Community College. All proceeds benefit the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Legends Tour coming to Cascade H.S.

The 10th annual Legends Tour, a free public event that celebrates prominent distance runners, takes place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Cascade High School cafeteria. This year’s tour features Edmonds High School graduate and former Seattle Pacific University All-American Debbie Quatier, longtime Snohomish County resident and former Olympic Trials participant Herm Atkins, and former Olympic Trials participant and matriarch of the Jackson High School Kingma clan Gail Volk Kingma.

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