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Community roundup: Snohomish flag football in national tourney

The Snohomish Boys and Girls Club’s 12-under recreational flag football team is headed back to the NFL FLAG Bowl.

Snohomish won the 12U Rec Division at the NFL FLAG L.A. Rams Regional Tournament held Sunday in Huntington Beach, California. Snohomish beat Premier Youth Flag Football 35-7, AV Raiders 28-0 and Cathedral City Colts 29-0 in round-robin play, then beat Cathedral City Colts 39-6 in the championship game.

By winning its division Snohomish earned a berth to the NFL FLAG Championships, which take place at the Pro Bowl on Feb. 3-5 in Las Vegas. This is the second straight year Snohomish advanced to the NFL FLAG Championships. Last year, with largely the same team playing in the 12U Rec Division, Snohomish went 1-3 with all the games being close.

The team is comprised of Matt Kowalski, Kason Swanson, Alex Yamada, Jackson Dammann, Parker May, Cooper Thompson and Wyatt McKinney. It is coached by Kelven May and Brian McKinney.

EvCC men’s soccer reaches NWAC semis

The Everett Community College men’s soccer team won a pair of road games to reach the semifinals of the Northwest Athletic Conference Soccer Championships.

Everett (13-3-4), the North Region No. 3 seed, defeated West Region No. 2 Tacoma 3-0 last Wednesday behind two goals from Meadowdale High School graduate River Stewart and one from Mariner High School graduate Muhammed Darboe. Then in Saturday’s quarterfinals the Trojans knocked off South No. 1 Lane 3-2 in double-overtime thanks to Stewart’s hat trick.

Everett, which is in the semifinals for the first time since 1989, faces East No. 1 Columbia Basin (12-3-0) in the semis at 4 p.m. Friday at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. If the Trojans win that game they’ll face the winner between West No. 1 Highline (11-5-2) and East No. 2 Walla Walla (15-3-3) at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Starfire for the NWAC championship.

EdC, EvCC advance to volleyball playoffs

Both Edmonds College and Everett Community College qualified for the Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Championship, which begins Saturday.

Edmonds (7-5 league, 14-16 overall) finished as the No. 3 seed from the North Division. The Tritons travel to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to take on North Idaho, Lane and Tacoma in the East Bracket. Everett (7-5, 18-13) finished as the North Region’s No. 4 seed and heads to Albany, Oregon, where the Trojans join Linn-Benton, Columbia Basin and Pierce in the South Bracket.

Two teams from each bracket advance to the Elite Eight, which takes place Nov. 18-20 in Lakewood.

Eason, Luton released from NFL practice squads

Snohomish County-bred quarterbacks Jacob Eason and Jake Luton were both released from their NFL practice squads.

Eason, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, was released by the Carolina Panthers on Monday. Eason had been elevated from the practice squad and activated for games twice this season, passing for 59 yards and an interception in a Week 6 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. But he was squeezed out by Sam Darnold being activated off injured reserve.

Luton, a Marysville Pilchuck High School grad, was released by the New Orleans Saints last week. Luton began the season on New Orleans’ practice squad, spent two weeks on the active roster, was waived, then re-signed to the practice squad before his latest release.

Everett Figure Skating Club takes titles

The Everett Figure Skating Club took home the team title and a handful of individual titles at the Pacific Northwest Interclub Basic Skills Series Championship, held Sept. 22-24 in Seattle.

Everett, which is based out of the Everett Community Ice Rink, finished with 39 points to edge second-place Lakewood Winter Club, which finished with 36. Winning individual titles for Everett were Junyi Zhang in Basic 3, Amelia Fu in Basic 5 and Meiyi Wei in Pre-FS.

Snohomish Bigfoot Tournament honored

Snohomish Bigfoot Tournament, one of the state’s largest youth soccer events, was honored as one of the 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism winners, as determined by Sports Destination Management magazine.

The tournament, which is hosted by Snohomish United and took place July 29-Aug. 1 at Stocker Fields, featured 312 teams, both boys and girls, from under-8 to under-19. The tournament generated an estimated economic impact of $4.6 million.

If you have an item for the community sports roundup, email Nick Patterson at npatterson@heraldnet.com.




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Travis Burnett

Travis Burnett

A pioneer in the flag football community, Travis helped co-found the Flag Football World Championship Tour, FlagSpin and USA Flag. Featuring 15+ years of content creation for the sport of flag football, creating and managing the largest flag football tournaments on the planet, coaching experience at the youth and adult level as well as an active player with National and World Championship level experience.

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