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Published 061015

Panthers soccer team wins state

soccerDoug Ramsay photo,
Panther sophomore Jason Fairhurst (red jersey) kicks a shot towards the goal while being defended by Jackson Timberwolves junior Ryan Kautzman (left) during the Panthers 1-0 win on April 7 at Everett Memorial Stadium.

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Both the Snohomish Panther and Archbishop Murphy boys soccer teams took top honors on Saturday, May 30 as they won the state championship in their respective divisions.
The Panthers came from behind with several second-half goals to beat Central Valley of Spokane 3-1 to be one of two teams in state history to win the 4A title in two straight years. It is the Panthers’ fourth state
The Archbishop Murphy Wildcats took the 2A title in a 3-0 win over Fife to claim their third title in school history.
The prep spring sports season came to an end at the end of last month.
Among other sports:
After losing 2-0 to Jackson in the district championship game on May 22, the Panther softball team beat Lake Stevens the following day to reach the 4A state tournament over in Spokane. With a 12-2 win over Walla Walla in their first game of the tournament, the Panthers fell to Tahoma 7-6. During the second day of the tournament, the Panthers beat Redmond then lost to Woodinville 6-1 to finish
their season at 21-5.
Cruising through the regular season with a nearly perfect record of 19-1, the Everett Seagulls softball team swept the 3A District 1 tournament to take the district champion-ship and advance to the state 3A tournament in Lacey. The Gulls were able to finish the first day with wins over
Kelso and Central Kitsap. On day two the team beat Kamiakin 6-5 to advance to the championship game. Hopes of securing the team’s first state title were dashed when the Gulls lost to the Juanita Rebels 9-0. It is the second time in four years that the Gulls took second place as they finished the season 25-2.
The Snohomish Panthers baseball team’s amazing season ended with a 3-0 loss to Skyline in the first round of the state tournament on May 23 after rolling through the regular season and the district tournament with a perfect 22-0 record.

Published 052015


baseballDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther senior Gus Baxter (left) goes for a bicycle kick in front of the Mount Vernon goal as fellow senior Jack McCunn heads the ball during the first half of the Panthers 2-1 win in the semi-final game of the District tournament in Snohomish on Tuesday, May 12. While McCunn was able to make contact with the ball, Baxter made contact with McCunn’s nose, which broke McCunn’s nose and put McCunn out of action until the second half when he returned to the field with his nose heavily taped up. With the win over the Mount Vernon Bulldogs, the Panthers went on to compete with the Kamiak Knights for the District title on Friday, May 14. Having beaten the Knights a week earlier in the regular season, the Panthers prevailed again winning the title game 2-1 at Frank Goddard Stadium in Everett.
Freshman midfielder Hal Uderitz netted the game winning goal by heading the ball in with less than a minute to play in regulation time. The defending 4A State Champion Panthers (15-2-1) will be heading back into the regional round of the state tournament to face the Mount Rainier Rams of Des Moines on a date that had not been determined at press time.

Panthers win district title

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Continuing their undefeated season, the Snohomish Panther baseball team joined the ranks of Panther teams in taking District Titles by beating the Lake Stevens Vikings 9-4 in the 4A District 1 championship game on Thursday, May 14 at Everett Memorial Stadium. The victory was the Panthers’ 22nd consecutive win and it launched them into the regional round of the 4A state tournament where they will face the Skyline Spartans of Sammamish on Saturday, May 23 at Everett Memorial Stadium. The game is at 10 a.m. The Panthers opened tournament play beating Monroe 2-1 on May 11. The Panthers quickly took the lead in the game scoring four runs in the first inning and added three more in the fourth. The Vikings mounted a rally in the fifth scoring three runs, however two runs by the Panthers in the sixth inning sealed the win. Above, Panther junior Derrek Johnson slides safely into second base as the ball comes out of Viking second baseman Chase Ridder’s glove in the fourth inning. Johnson would go on to score on a two-run double by senior Ben Dmochowsky.

Snohomish Panthers
With wins over Mount Vernon and Jackson to complete the regular season last week, the Panther softball team clinched the Wesco 4A league title for the second straight year. The team (17-2, 13-1 league) will enter the 4A District 1 tournament as the defending league champions. The remarkable note for the team was that through much of the season, seven of the nine starters in games were freshman.
The softball team joined the baseball, boys soccer, girls tennis and boys golf teams in taking Wesco 4A league titles this spring season. Along with the baseball team’s perfect season, the tennis team (16-0) and boys golf teams also completed undefeated seasons. It was the second straight year the tennis team went undefeated as they have lost just once in three years.

Glacier Peak Grizzlies soccer
Up on the hill at Glacier Peak, soccer was the lone team to make it into post season play this year and clinched the District title. Finishing the regular season 12-3-1the Grizzlies went into the 3A District 1 tournament as the No. 1 seed where they were able to beat Marysville-Getchell 4-0 and Meadowdale 2-1 to reach the district championship, on Saturday, May 16.

Monroe Bearcats
Both the Bearcat baseball and softball teams qualified for post season play this year with baseball’s season ending in the 4A District 1 tournament, and the softball team scheduled to play in their district tournament this week.



Published 051315


SoftballDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panthers Carmen Morrison line drills the ball toward third base in the Panthers’
1-0 win over the Lake Stevens Vikings in Lake Stevens on Thursday, May 7.

Both teams were tied for first place in the Wesco 4A prior to the game.
Freshman Sami Reynolds scored the game’s only run on an error by the Vikings. With a 6-1 win over Kamiak the following day, the Panthers (15-2, 11-1 league) had just two games remaining in the regular season at press time and will begin District Tournament play beginning
May 19 as they try to take the district title for a second straight year.


SoccerDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther senior Blake Crutchfield reaches up over Kamiak
Knight junior Eric Koegler (No. 9) to head the ball during first-half action of the Panthers’ 1-0 win at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on Monday, May 4. With both teams tied for first place at the start of the game, the win gave the Panthers’ sole position of the top spot, and with a 4-0 win over Cascade in their regular season game two days later, the Panthers (13-2-1) took the Wesco title and the No. 1 seed going into this week’s district tournament. With the top seed, the Panthers had a bye in the first round of districts and faced Mount Vernon in the second round on Tuesday, May 12 after press time. The Panthers, who are the defending state 4A champions, are looking to reach the state tournament again this year, which begins on May 18.


Published 050615


BaseballDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther second baseman Gavin Bullock (left) and shortstop Kody Kaysner team up to try and put out Mount Vernon Bulldog runner Jason Mustappa, who was attempting to steal second base in the third inning of the Panthers’ 6-0 win at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish on Friday, May 1. Ranked in the No. 1 spot of the Max Prep Washington State baseball poll, the Panthers clinched the top seed in the District tournament. The Panthers took the first game against the Bulldogs 3-0 in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, April 29 and then won again against the Bulldogs in Snohomish. At 18-0 with two games remaining (both games are after press time), the Panthers have a chance for an undefeated season that could be a first in team history. Jake Mulholland pitched six innings for the Panthers and allowed just four hits while striking out seven batters to record his seventh win of the season.
The Panthers will have a bye week in the first round of the District Tournament and will host a team that is yet to be determined on May 11.

Doug’s sports update

Snohomish Panthers
Starting this week, the Snohomish Panthers softball team were tied with the Lake Stevens Vikings for first place in the Wesco 4A, and were scheduled to face the Vikings in Lake Stevens on Tuesday, May 5 (after press time). That game could determine the first seed in the District tournament to be held in Monroe starting May 19. The Panthers (13-2, 9-1 league) have won their last eight in a row, including a 17-1 win over Cascade and a 10-0 win over Mariner last week.
With a 4-0 win over Mariner and a 2-1 win over Lake Stevens last week, the boys soccer team (11-2-1, 9-2-1 league) enter their final two regular season games this week tied with Kamiak for first place in the Wesco 4A. The Panthers faced Kamiak on Monday, May 4, after press time.
Undefeated at 14-0 the Panther girls tennis team concludes their regular season this week and are predicted to take the Wesco 4A title again this year.
Everett Seagulls
The Everett Seagull softball team dominated their opponents last week with a 23-5 win over Shorewood and a 12-0 win over Oak Harbor. The gulls (15-1, 13-0 league) hold a commanding lead in the Wesco 3A North with four games remaining in the season.
Monroe Bearcats
Having won their first eight games in a row to open the season, the Bearcat softball team won just three of their last seven games with less than two weeks remaining n the season. At 11-4, 6-4 league at press time, the Bearcats sit third in the Wesco 4A standings. The Bearcats baseball team (8-9, 6-6 league) have a shot at making Districts as well.
— Doug Ramsay


Published 042915


SoftballDoug Ramsay photo,

Everett Seagull junior Sydney Taggart delivers a pitch to the plate during the first inning of the Seagulls’ 6-5 win over the Meadowdale Mavericks at Lincoln Field in Everett on Wednesday, April 22. The close game went into extra innings.
With both teams at 11-1 on the season and in first place of their respective leagues, they combined for four
home runs in the game. Freshman Megan Gordon clinched the win for the Gulls with an RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning. The win keeps the Gulls undefeated in league play at 10-0.


softballDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther freshman Sami Reynolds (left) celebrates after she and junior Alyssa Simons (right) had just crossed home plate to score two runs for the Panthers in the first inning of the Panthers’ 8-7 win over the Jackson Timberwolves on Tuesday, April 21.
Down by two in the final inning, the Panthers scored three runs, including two on a walk-off single by freshman Carmen Morrison, to beat the Timberwolves who were undefeated in league play until that game. The Panthers had trailed Jackson by one game in the standings prior to Tuesday’s game. The Panthers beating Monroe on Friday, coupled with toppling Jackson on Thursday pushed the Panthers (11-2, 7-1 league) into first place, tied with Lake Stevens Vikings (11-3, 7-1 league). The Panthers will face the Vikings in Lake Stevens on May 5 and that may determine the top seed going into the WESCO District tournament.


soccerDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther senior Gus Baxter heads the ball over Mount Vernon Bulldogs’ Cesar Medina during first-half action in the Panthers 4-1 win over the Bulldogs in Snohomish on Friday, April 24. The win was the Panthers’ third in a row as they improve to 9-2-1 on the season.
The Panthers still trail first place Kamiak by one game in the Wesco 4A standings with two weeks remaining in the regular season, and will play Kamiak at home on May 4.


Published 042215


tennisDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther senior Katie Peterson reaches under the ball to return a serve while playing against Lake Stevens Viking junior Shaelyn Hout during the Wesco 4A match between the two teams on Thursday April, 16 in Snohomish.
Peterson defeated Hout 6-4, 6-3, as the Panthers won the match 6-1 to remain undefeated at 6-0, 5-0 in league play. The Panthers swept the Vikings in singles while Viking seniors Teresa Gibson and Anna Green defeated Panther seniors Katie Doucette and Michaela Flitch in doubles. The Panthers continue to hold first place in the Wesco 4A mid-way through the season.


SoftballDoug Ramsay photo,

After several postponements of their scheduled softball game, the Snohomish Panthers and the Monroe Bearcats finally were able to face each other on the diamond in Monroe on Wednesday, April 16 and the Bearcats suffered their first defeat of the season. The Wesco 4A defending champion Panthers entered the game having lost their previous game to Lake Stevens. The Panthers took control of the game early, scoring two quick runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed as they took home a 6-1 win. Panther freshman Bailey Greenlee and junior Alyssa Simmons teamed up in pitching holding the Bearcats to a season-low single run. Above, Panther freshman Sami “Rookie” Reynolds slides safely into second base under the tag of Bearcat shortstop Kiley Ochoa. The Bearcats (8-2, 3-2 league) went on to lose to Jackson 3-1 on Friday. The Panthers (8-2, 4-1 league) beat Mount Vernon 12-0 on Friday to move into second place tied with Lake Stevens. The Bearcats hold third place.

Among other divisions:
The bright spot for Everett Seagulls fans has been on the softball diamond this season as the girls have been on a streak and are 10-1 for the season, 8-0 in league play. In their past four games, the Seagulls have outscored their opponents 45-8. The Gulls hold a commanding first place lead in the Wesco 3A North and will host Wesco 3A south leading Meadowdale (9-1) on Wednesday, April 22. In baseball, the Gulls (4-7) took two of three games against Stanwood last week including a 2-0 win on Thursday, April 16, and a 4-0 win on the following day.


SoccerDoug Ramsay photo,

After going 6-0 to open the season, the Snohomish Panther boys soccer team fought to a 1-1 tie against Lake Stevens on April 6, then lost two in a row, 1-0 to Kamiak on April 8 and 2-1 to cascade dropping the team into second place of the Wesco 4A standings. However, the Panthers were able to turn things around on Friday, April 17 with a 1-0 win over the Jackson Timberwolves at Everett Memorial Stadium. Above, Panther sophomore Jason Fairhurst (red jersey) kicks a shot towards the goal while being defended by Timberwolf junior Ryan Kautzman (left) during first-half action. While Fairhurst’s shot was on target, it was stopped by Timberwolf goal keeper Danny Scott.

In other sports:
Snohomish Panthers baseball continues to roll along undefeated (12-0) as they swept Jackson last week with a 4-2 win on Wednesday, April 15 and a 7-1 win on Friday, April 17. As of press time, the team is ranked no. 2 in the Seattle Times 4A state poll while ranked 4th in the Max Prep Washington State poll.
The Glacier Peak Grizzlies baseball team has had a rough time last week as they were swept by Lynnwood in a three-game series and have dropped their last five games as they are 6-8 (6-7 league). On the softball diamond, the Grizzlies had a little better success last week as they defeated Arlington 9-3 on Friday, April 17 to win one of three games during the week. Grizzly soccer has won four straight including a 4-2 win over Mountlake Terrace and a 5-3 win over Arlington last week. With six games remaining in the regular season, Grizzly soccer is 7-3, 5-1 league.
Eason Invitational Track and Field Meet: Snohomish, along with Glacier Peak, hosted the 27th annual Eason Invitational Track and Field Meet on Saturday, April 18 with more than 1,200 athletes from 52 schools participating this year. The Panther girls team finished sixth in the meet while the boys finished 14th. Both the Glacier Peak boys and girls finished fourth at the meet.

Publishied 041515


baseballDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther sophomore shortstop Kyle Sandifer attempts a double play throw to first base after putting out Cascade Bruin senior runner Austin Pinorini in the sixth inning of the Panthers’ 10-0 win in Everett on Friday, April 10.
The Panthers pulled off a two game sweep of Cascade with Friday’s win and a 4-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday, April 8.The Panthers (9-0) remain the only Wesco 4A team to be undefeated. On the hill, the Glacier Peak Grizzlies beat Meadowdale in the opening game of a three-game series, however, lost the final two as they are 6-6 (6-4 league) to sit in second place of the Wesco 3A-2A South standings.


soccerDoug Ramsay photo,

On a corner kick towards the goal Glacier Peak Grizzly junior Tyler Mikulsky (16) misses on a header as the ball sails past him and Stanwood Spartan goal keeper Jason Isakson (left) and past the goal during first-half action of the Grizzlies 4-0 win on Wednesday April 8. The Grizzlies won both of their games last week to improve their record to 5-3 (3-1 league) on the season.
In other soccer news, the Snohomish Panthers fought to a 1-1 tie with the Lake Stevens Vikings in their only game of last week and fell into second place of the Wesco 4A with a record of 4-0-1 league, 6-0-1 overall. The Monroe Bearcats (0-7-0) continue to look for their first win of the season after losses to Mount Vernon and Mariner last week. The Everett Seagulls also have yet to win this season as they are 0-6-2 on the season.

Published 040815


BaseballDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther Josh Johnston slides safely into second base on a steal as Monroe Bearcat junior shortstop Hayden Curnutt catches the throw from the plate during the Panthers’ 1-0 win over the Bearcats at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish on Wednesday, April 1. Ryan Sandifer pitched his third complete game win of the season by striking out 12 Bearcat batters while giving up just one walk. The Panthers went on to beat the Bearcats again 6-3 in Monroe on Friday, April 3 to complete a sweep and stay undefeated with an 8-0 record. The Bearcats have yet to get their first win as they are 0-7.
In other sports, the Panthers’ girl’s tennis team and boy’s soccer teams also remain undefeated after the third week of the spring sports season. The Monroe Bearcats softball team is also on a roll as they are undefeated at 6-0.

Published 040115

Doug’s sports update
Results by school:

It was nearly a perfect week for the Snohomish Panthers last week as the baseball and tennis teams went undefeated while the softball team was 1-1. After a 7-1 win over Arlington on Monday, March 23, the softball team’s following game in Monroe was rained out and rescheduled for Thursday, April 2. The Panthers lost 4-1 to Woodinville on Thursday. The Panthers’ baseball team beat Arlington 7-2, Stanwood 4-0 and Meadowdale 8-3 last week to keep their undefeated record intact. Girl’s tennis also kept themselves undefeated with a 4-3 win over Jackson and a 7-0 win over Mount Vernon to complete last week.
Glacier Peak
At Glacier Peak, the Grizzly tennis team is undefeated as they head into the third week of the season. The girls held both Oak Harbor and Lynnwood scoreless last week as they blanked both schools 7-0. After losing their first two games, the
baseball team improved to 3-2 by winning all three of their games last week. The softball team won their lone game of the week beating Shorewood 11-2.
Everett Seagulls
The Seagull softball team opened the season with two impressive wins beating cross-town Cascade 13-0 and Mount Vernon 16-7. The team started last week losing to Jackson 7-4 but rebounded to shut out Mount Vernon 10-0 on Friday, March 27. On the school’s other diamond, the baseball team opened the season with a 2-1 win over Mariner, however went 0-2 last week with a 19-0 loss to Cascade and an 8-4 loss to Lakewood on Saturday, March 28.
The soccer, baseball and tennis teams are all looking for their first wins this season. The Monroe Bearcat softball team is the one bright spot in this year’s spring sports season. The Bearcat softball team is having a strong winning season as they remain undefeated (5-0) and have out scored their opponents 45-9 during the first two weeks of the season.
— Doug Ramsay


soccerDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther freshman Hal Uderitz (right) is pursued by Monroe Bearcat senior Lupe Aguirre during first-half action
of the Panthers’ 1-0 win at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on Friday, March 27. After a scoreless first-half,
sophomore Jason Fairhurst broke the deadlock with the game’s only goal in the second half. The win keeps the Panthers (4-0-0) as one of two undefeated teams in the Wesco 4A standings with Mount Vernon being the other. The Bearcats, on the other hand, have yet to win, holding a record of 0-4-0 on the season. The Panthers traveled to Mount Vernon to take on the Bulldogs on Monday, March 30 after press time.
In other soccer news, the Glacier Peak Grizzlies (2-2-0) opened last week with a 3-1 win over Stanwood then took a 4-1 loss to Skyline on Wednesday, March 25. The Grizzlies began Wesco 3A/2A conference play on Tuesday, March 31 by hosting the Lynnwood Royals.
The Everett Seagulls have yet to win their first game of the season as they are 0-3-2 for the season. After tieing 3-3 with Lynnwood on Tuesday, March 24, the Gulls were beaten 5-0 by Mountlake Terrace on Thursday, March 26.


RacewayDoug Ramsay photo,

Raceway officials watch from the flagger’s tower as several cars race
around the track at the Evergreen Speedway during time trials on Saturday, March 28.
The speedway at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe opened its 61st season of racing on April 4 with a Seahawk celebration featuring appearances of the Seahawk mascot Blitz and the Seahawk Sea Gals.


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