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Community sports: Local women’s football players recognized

Plus, an Evergreen Speedway veteran wins the Galloway Shootout, disc golf results and more.

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KINGMA - Jackson girls basketball coach Jeannie Thompson with Jackson point guard Kristi Kingma who is a University of Washington recruit.

EvCC names Jeannie Thompson new women’s basketball coach

The hiring came shortly after the announcement that longtime Trojans coach Chet Hovde has retired.

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story by Mike Cane
KINGMA - Jackson girls basketball coach Jeannie Thompson with Jackson point guard Kristi Kingma who is a University of Washington recruit.
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley competes on the high jump during the Washington State Combined Events Championship on June 18-19 at Arlington High School. (Provided photo)
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley competes on the high jump during the Washington State Combined Events Championship on June 18-19 at Arlington High School. (Provided photo)
FILE - This June 8, 2021, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FIle)

High court sides with former athletes in dispute with NCAA

The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries.

FILE - This June 8, 2021, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FIle)

Community roundup: EvCC announces 2021 Hall of Fame class

Plus, locals compete at NCAA track and field finals, disc golf is coming to Stanwood and more.

Washington State sophomore Suzy Pace, a Mariner High School graduate, competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship held on May 26-29, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Russell James)
Washington State sophomore Suzy Pace, a Mariner High School graduate, competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship held on May 26-29, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Russell James)
Everett Community College (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Community roundup: NWAC Hall of Fame to induct 4 from EvCC

Plus, local archers compete at the Olympic Trials, spikeball coming to Monroe and more.

Everett Community College (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Colorado tight end Brady Russell (38) and Washington linebacker Joe Tryon (9) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 20-14. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Best yet to come

Of all the questions on UW’s Joe Tryon, perhaps the biggest is how high he could go in the NFL draft

Colorado tight end Brady Russell (38) and Washington linebacker Joe Tryon (9) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 20-14. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Kentucky's Elise Goetzinger (11) spikes the ball from a set by Madison Lilley (3) against Washington during a semifinal in the NCAA women's volleyball championships Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

UW’s magic finally runs out in NCAA volleyball tournament

After three dramatic wins to reach the Final Four, the No. 6 seed Huskies fall to No. 2 Kentucky 3-1.

Kentucky's Elise Goetzinger (11) spikes the ball from a set by Madison Lilley (3) against Washington during a semifinal in the NCAA women's volleyball championships Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) hugs Jalen Suggs (1) as Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) looks on at the end of the championship game against Baylor in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Not quite perfect: Baylor dominates Gonzaga in title game

The Bears hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season, 86-70, in the national championship game.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) hugs Jalen Suggs (1) as Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) looks on at the end of the championship game against Baylor in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates making the game winning basket against UCLA during overtime in a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 93-90. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Suggs’ heave as time expires in OT lifts Zags to title game

Gonzaga wins a 93-90 OT thriller over the Bruins and will face Baylor for the national championship.

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates making the game winning basket against UCLA during overtime in a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 93-90. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) celebrates during the second half of an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Edmonds native Kispert wins Julius Erving Award

The honor is given annually to the top small forward in college basketball.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) celebrates during the second half of an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Former GP swimmer excels at NCAAs

Plus, a GP alum earned Pac-12 volleyball honors, a Kamiak alum placed at the ice dancing worlds, and more.

Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 85-66. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Kispert, Gonzaga storm into Final Four

The All-American from Edmonds has 18 points as the No. 1 Bulldogs pound USC 85-66 in the Elite Eight.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 85-66. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi (11) reacts to a play against Creighton in the first half of a Sweet 16 game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Unbeaten Zags keep rolling with 83-65 rout of Creighton

Rolling out of the Sweet 16, Gonzaga will face Oregon or USC in the West regional final Tuesday.

Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi (11) reacts to a play against Creighton in the first half of a Sweet 16 game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Oregon State closing pitcher Jake Mulholland clenches his fist after the last out of the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Oregon State closing pitcher Jake Mulholland clenches his fist after the last out of the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Washington forward RaeQuan Battle (21) brings the ball up court as Utah guard Rylan Jones (15) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Former MP hoops star Battle enters NCAA transfer portal

The Tulalip native struggled to get on the court during his sophomore season at UW.

Washington forward RaeQuan Battle (21) brings the ball up court as Utah guard Rylan Jones (15) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Stanwood's Kaitlin Larson gathers a rebound with Lynnwood's Abby Douglas tangled Saturday afternoon at Jackson High School in Mill Creek on February 24, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Former Stanwood standout captures NAIA hoops title

Kaitlin Larson helps lead the Westmont College women to a national championship.

Stanwood's Kaitlin Larson gathers a rebound with Lynnwood's Abby Douglas tangled Saturday afternoon at Jackson High School in Mill Creek on February 24, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) celebrates with teammate Corey Kispert (24) after defeating Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Kispert, Gonzaga roll into Sweet 16

The Edmonds native scores 16 points as the No. 1 Bulldogs defeat Oklahoma 87-71.

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) celebrates with teammate Corey Kispert (24) after defeating Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
BYU's Paisley Harding (13) celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Glacier Peak grad Johnson Harding leads BYU to upset of Rutgers

The former area star scored 28 points to lead the 11th-seeded Cougars over the No. 6 Scarlet Knights.

BYU's Paisley Harding (13) celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)