In other sports news: The Snohomish High School baseball team finished the regular season winning the Wesco 4A North Title and advanced to the District 1 tournament. In the tournament, the team lost to Jackson 6-2 on May 4 and to Cascade 10-4 on May 6. Both games went into extra innings. The team finished the season at 15-6. The Snohomish High School softball team also took the Wesco 4A North Title, finishing the regular season with an 18-2 record. The softball team's opening district tournament game was on May 14, after press time, against Lynnwood.
The Glacier Peak High School soccer team (12-5-2) beat Shorewood 2-1 in the district 3A championship game on Saturday, May 11 and will play Seattle's Chief Sealth in the first round of the state tournament on May 15. The Grizzlies baseball team (18-6) beat Shorewood 10-1 on May 11 to advance to the state tournament in Centralia on May 18. They will play Auburn Mountainview High School in the opening game. The Grizzlies softball team (12-8) played Ferndale in the 3A district tournament on May 14, after press time.
The Monroe High School baseball team was the school's only team to advance to the district tournament where they beat Cascade 13-2 on May 4, then lost 5-0 to Jackson and 5-1 to Kamiak to finish out the season at 7-16.
Snohomish Panther Junior Jose Gaspar (right) and Mariner Marauder senior Miguel Medina (left) compete for the ball while avoiding Marauder senior Cristhian Robles (No. 17) during the first half of the district 4A championship at Edmonds District Stadium on Thursday, May 9. The Panthers defeated the Marauders 3-0. Panther freshman Brennen Judy netted the Panthers' first two goals and assisted in the third goal by feeding the ball to Gaspar who scored the game’s final goal. The win gave the Panthers (17-1) the 4A District 1 Title for the second straight year as they head into the state tournament May 15, a home game.
Snohomish senior Russell Crippen winds up for a pitch during the Panthers’ 6-2 loss to Jackson in the first round of the district tournament on Saturday, May 4. Top seed Snohomish (15-6) hosted Jackson, which took an early two-run lead in the game. The Panthers fought back to tie the game and send it into extra innings, when Jackson scored four runs in the 10th inning to take the win. The May 4 loss puts the Panthers into a loser out game against Cascade on Monday, May 6 after press time.
Snohomish junior Trysten Melhart (right) jumps in celebration after crossing home plate for the Panthers’ third run in a 3-2 win over Lake Stevens on Thursday, May 2. The win allowed the softball team to join the school’s baseball, boy’s soccer and girl’s tennis teams to claim the Wesco 4A North title this spring. Melhart hit her league leading eighth triple, and senior Anna Pisac hit a double in the game. Freshman Alyssa Simons struck out 12 batters while pitching a complete game for the Panthers (17-1), who finished the regular season in Arlington on Wednesday, May 8.
Having already clinched the Wesco 4A North title, the Snohomish Panthers finished the regular season with a 7-0 win over Arlington on Wednesday, May 1. Six Panthers scored goals including senior Kieren Raney who netted two in the game. The Panthers finished the regular season 15-1 (13-1 league) and hosted Mount Vernon on Tuesday, May 7 (after press time) to open district tournament play.
Panther senior Tyler Mayer (right) and Arlington sophomore Seigo Hall battle for the ball in the game’s first half.
In the battle of two of Wesco’s dominating teams, the Snohomish Panthers came away with the victory, beating Meadowdale 2-0 in a pitcher’s duel on Thursday, April 25 in Snohomish. Panthers junior Bailey Seek, struck out 16 Meadowdale batters and gave up just two hits to give the Mavericks’ their second loss of the year. With just two weeks left in the regular season, the Panthers (15-1, 9-1 league) remain in first place tied with Lake Stevens at press time.
The Panthers' baseball team (14-4, 13-1 league) clinched the Wesco 4A North title after winning nine of their last 10 games.
Snohomish Panthers senior Juan Machuca-Garin (left) and Lake Stevens Viking junior Zach Bush fight for the ball during the first half of the Panthers' 2-1 double overtime win Friday, April 26 in Lake Stevens. With the win, the Panthers clinched the Wesco 4A North title and a bye in the first round of the district tournament, which begins this weekend. The Panthers (14-1, 12-1 league) opened the scoring on a goal by Machuca-Garin midway through the second half. Senior Tyler Mayer (team leading 15 goals) netted the game winning goal in overtime.