Athletes of the Week | April 21-26
Edmonds-Woodway | Baseball
The Warriors pitcher/slugger had a huge week to help the Warriors sweep Jackson. On Tuesday, Budnick scored the game-winning run and went 4-for-5 in a 5-4 win over the Timberwolves. The next day, the senior hit a go-ahead two-run home run in a 4-2 win and then backed that up with a great performance on the mound at the plate in a 10-3 win on Friday. Budnick tossed six strong innings and struck out eight and was 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI in the victory.
Other nominees: Brayden Hopstad, Marysville Pilchuck; Tanner Arrington, Snohomish; Ryan Sandifer, Snohomish; Colton Sterba, South Whidbey; Tyler Givens, Stanwood; Tim Kolling, Lakewood; Austin Hines, Glacier Peak; Chris Gentry, Granite Falls.
Arlington | Softball
The Eagles first baseman went 8-for-11 with seven doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBI as Arlington won two of three games against Wesco 4A South competition. McDonald would have had a chance to win the Jackson game, but she was intentionally walked in the bottom of the seventh inning with the score tied at 3.
Other nominees: Taylor Adams, Jackson; Megan Rybar, Monroe; Hannah Baisch, Mountlake Terrace; Alexis Lampinen, Lakewood; Rayne Sylvester, Lake Stevens; Bailey Seek, Snohomish; Sophie Frost, Jackson; Kayla Tocco, Marysville Pilchuck; Ashley Brooke, Meadowdale.
Snohomish | Boys soccer
The Panthers forward scored at least a goal in each of Snohomish’s wins last week, including the game’s only goal in a win over crosstown rival Glacier Peak, to keep the Panthers unbeaten in league play. Corrie had a goal and an assist in a win over Jackson and two goals in a win over Monroe.
Other nominees: Scott Pease, Cascade; Humberto Garza, Mount Vernon; Yoon Guhan, King’s; Laurence Wanambisi, Stanwood; Samuel Agyei, Cascade; Dylan Collins, Shorewood; Jorge Ruiz, Mariner; Erick Kroger, Kamiak.
Lynnwood | Girls tennis
The Royals junior went 4-0 last week at No. 1 singles, defeating Snohomish’s Caroline Dreher, Lake Stevens’ Shaelyn Huot, Arlington’s Demi Cartwright and Mount Vernon’s Brooke Emory, all in straight sets.
Other nominees: Angela Moniaga, Mariner; Myint Zu-Kyaw, Edmonds-Woodway; Kindall Gordon, Everett.
Snohomish | Golf
The Panthers’ golfer shot a 4-under par 66 at Echo Falls G.C. to lead Snohomish to a win in a Wesco 4A North match.
Other nominees: Emmi Modahl, Arlington; Annie Leete, Oak Harbor; Hannah Lee, Kamiak; Halen Davis, Stanwood; Rudy Caparas, Lynnwood.
Granite Falls | Track
The Tigers set three personal records and a school and meet record at the Rieke Invitational on Friday. She set a school and meet record in the 100 with a time of 12.60 seconds and personal records in 400 (60.63) and long jump (15 feet, 10 inches). In the 200, Collinge’s time of 26.84 seconds was three-hundreths of a second off a personal and school record.
Other nominees: Zach Jacobson, King’s; Anna Pischer, Jackson; Kristi Bartz, Archbishop Murphy; Noah Wallace, Lake Stevens.
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