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Prep Sports Weekly: THE 2019 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
- Friday, May 31, 2019
Prep Sports Weekly: THE 2019 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION

Prep Sports Weekly, Thursday, May 30, 2019; THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION. Jackson Softball: Macy Tarbox, Iyanla DeJesus, Jessica Asantor & Coach Kyle Peacocke. Kamiak Boys Golf: Alvin Kwak, Alex Kim, Josh Clogston, Devin Kim, Daniel Kim & Coach Vic Alinen. Lake Stevens Boys 4x100 Relay Team: Sergio Pelayo, Skyler Reyna, Cameron Mefford, Matt Zehrung & Coach Nick Page. Individual winners: Taylor Roe (Lake Stevens Distance); Ethan Willems (Glacier Peak Sprinter) & Brandon Bach (Mountlake Terrace Javelin).

Steve Willits Podcast-Joel Vincent Exit Interview May 2019
- Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Steve Willits Podcast-Joel Vincent Exit Interview May 2019

Steve Willits Podcast. May 29, 2019. The Joel Vincent Exit Interview. Steve has an extended chat with the out-going Jackson Timberwolves head football coach.

Prep Sports Weekly 05/23/19
- Thursday, May 23, 2019
Prep Sports Weekly 05/23/19

Prep Sports Weekly, Thursday, May 23, 2019. A state tournament preview with the Archbishop Murphy baseball team, including Cole Calnon, Brandon King, Derek Trobough and head coach Max Whitt. Snohomish Girls Tennis coach Joel Boyer live from Kennewick and the State 3A Tennis Tournament, joins us by phone; as does Snohomish Softball Coach Patti Lande, they are in Lacey for the 3A State Softball Tournament. We hear from Jackson Boys Soccer Coach Sarah Smart; the Timberwolves play in the State 4A Boys Soccer Tournament this weekend. Finally new Everett Boys Basketball Coach Bobby Thompson is in studio.

Prep Sports Weekly 04-25-19
- Thursday, April 25, 2019
Prep Sports Weekly 04-25-19

Prep Sports Weekly, Thursday, April 25, 2019. In studio with the Everett Seagulls Golf Team: Coach Darrell Olson and golfers Ronny Kildall, Austin Duffy and Andrew Olson. Then we're in studio with Jackson Boys Soccer. Coach Sarah Smart and players Jake Williams, Adan Fernandez and Justin Huttinger. Finally a phone interview with Meadowdale Softball Coach Dennis Hopkins.

Prep Sports Weekly 04-18-19
- Friday, April 19, 2019
Prep Sports Weekly 04-18-19

Prep Sports Weekly, Thursday, April 18, 2019. We get a preview of this weekend’s Eason Invitational Track Meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium with Snohomish Track & Field Coach Dave Weller. We keep talking track with Glacier Peak Track Athletes Katie Potts and Ethan Willems. Then we meet the newest football coaches in the Everett School District, Brien Elliott of the Everett Seagulls and Mason Siddick of the Jackson Timberwolves.

Ice DeJesus-Russell and Hill Female Athlete March 2019
- Friday, April 05, 2019
Ice DeJesus-Russell and Hill Female Athlete March 2019

Congratulations to our KRKO Russell & Hill Female March 2019 Student Athlete of the Month Iyanla "Ice" DeJesus of Jackson High School. Ice is our only two-time winner of the Russell & Hill Award, winning the honor last year when she was Ice Pennington. On her 18th birthday, Ice asked her step-dad to adopt her, and that she would take his last name. And through all the tears, that's what happened in mid-March. Meanwhile on the field, Ice continues to dominate the Wesco 4A Softball diamond, pitching shutouts and perfect games and hitting multiple home runs, leading the defending State 4A Timberwolves into the 2019 season. DeJesus will take her talents to the east coast next year, having accepted an athletic scholarship to play for the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers. Jackson Softball Coach is Kyle Peacocke.

Prep Sports Weekly 04-04-19
- Thursday, April 04, 2019
Prep Sports Weekly 04-04-19

Prep Sports Weekly, Thursday, April 4, 2019. We meet Dakota Drake (Freshman at Mount Baker High School) and Jesse Schlotfeldt (Sophomore at Arlington High School) and they both race on the dirt tracks at Deming Speedway and Skagit Speedway. Steve conducts an exit interview with long-time Mountlake Terrace Baseball Coach Andrew Watters, who is hanging up his cleats after this season. We name our Russell & Hill Female Student Athlete of the Month for March 2019, and it's our only two-time winner, Iyanla "Ice" DeJesus. (She was Pennington last year, listen to the show, it's a great story)

Prep Sports Weekly 03-28-19
- Thursday, March 28, 2019
Prep Sports Weekly 03-28-19

Prep Sports Weekly, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Two players that participated in the WIBCA All State games on Saturday; Fletcher Douglas of Glacier Peak and Christian Liddell of Jackson. Plus, we are in studio with Edmonds Woodway girls wrestler Emily Hood, her mother Sharon Hood and Coach Terry Ray. Emily is a Junior and was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Edmonds Woodway is hosting a fundraising clinic this weekend in which Helen Maroulis, the first American woman to win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics, will be speaking. The EW wrestling community has also started a GoFundMe page to help with the medical costs.

Prep Sports Weekly 3-14-19
- Thursday, March 14, 2019
Prep Sports Weekly 3-14-19

Prep Sports Weekly. March 14, 2019. Talking All-State Girls Basketball Games at King's High School with King's Coach Dan Taylor, Jackson player Olivia Skibiel and Haley Grambo of Glacier Peak. Our February Russell & Hill Female Athlete of the Month is 3A State Champion Wrestler Chanel Siva of Stanwood and her Coach Todd Freeman. Plus, Everett Baseballs Tyler Bates, Nick Mardesich and Ryan Tebatebai. And The Everett Herald's Cameron Van Til, talking about the All Area Basketball Awards.

Ben Olesen-Russell & Hill Male Student Athlete-January 2019
- Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Ben Olesen-Russell & Hill Male Student Athlete-January 2019

Ben Olesen of Jackson High School is the KRKO Russell & Hill Male Student Athlete of the Month for January 2019. Olesen was the starting point guard and team leader for a Timberwolves team that won the Wesco 4A regular season title with a 14-0 league record and helped lead Jackson back to the Tacoma Dome State Tournament for the first time since 2014. Off the court, Olesen maintains a 3.6 GPA and gives back to his community by volunteering with Special Olympics. Ben was also the starting quarterback for the Jackson football team.