Grady Sizemore is one of the greatest athletes ever produced by Snohomish County. Now he will receive the county’s greatest sporting honor.
The former Major League Baseball All-Star headlines the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame’s 2022 induction class, the organization announced Wednesday.
The 2000 graduate of Cascade High School played 10 seasons in the majors as an outfielder, primarily with what was then the Cleveland Indians. In 1,101 career games he batted .265 with 150 home runs and 143 stolen bases. He was named to the American League All-Star team three times from 2006-08, and he finished in the top 10 in Most Valuable Player voting all three years. He also won Gold Gloves in 2007 and 2008 and a Silver Slugger in 2008.
Sizemore is one of eight individuals and one team that are part of the 2022 class. The others:
— Carol Quarterman-Kummerle. The Cascade High School graduate was a standout women’s swimmer at Pacific Lutheran University, winning 25 Northwest Conference titles during her time as a Lute. In 1986 she won an individual NAIA national championship in the 200-yard backstroke, and she was also part of PLU’s national champion 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams.
— Bianca Rowland. The King’s High School graduate from Lynnwood was an All-American volleyball player at the University of Washington. The middle blocker was a second-team All-American in 2011 as she led the Huskies to the second round of the NCAA tournament. She finished her UW career with 492 blocks, which at the time was third-best in school history, then went on to play professionally in Europe and the U.S.
— Darrell Storkson. The Everett High School graduate was a longtime member of the Professional Bowlers Association. His accomplishments exploded when he joined the Senior Tour, winning the Senior Masters in 1999. He and his wife Marjorie owned and operated Evergreen Bowling Lanes in Everett from 1969-2017.
— Enoch Bagshaw. Bagshaw was the head football coach at Everett High School from 1909-1920, where he led the Seagulls to two unofficial national championships in 1919 and 1920. He went on to coach at the University of Washington from 1921-29, compiling a 63-22-6 record and leading the Huskies to the Rose Bowl in 1923 and 1925.
— Ernie Goshorn. Goshorn was a longtime high school cross country and track and field coach, spending time at Lynnwood, Lake Stevens and Jackson. During his tenure at Lynnwood he coached five teams that won state championships, and between the three schools he had eight athletes win individual state titles.
— Jim Carter. Carter has been a youth football official in Snohomish County for 51 years. Among his many awards are twice being named the Official of the Year by the Washington Officials Association, the Tom Cross Award for devotion to officiating, and the Meritorious Service Award.
— Robert Polk. Polk spent 17 years as the Director of Athletics for Everett Public Schools, being named the District 1 Athletic Director of the Year in 2014 and the Washington State Secondary Athletic Administrators Association’s Athletic Director of the Year in 2015. He passed unexpectedly in April of 2021.
— 1982 Arlington High School girls basketball team. The Eagles claimed the AA state championship that year. Arlington almost didn’t qualify for state after finishing 12-6 during the regular season, but the Eagles, led by center Brenda Souther, went on an impressive postseason run that culminated with a 46-38 victory over Prairie in the state championship game.
The class of 2022 will be honored at the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Sept. 28 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena.