Aaliyah Collins leaves Glacier Peak High School having left her mark on three sports: basketball, soccer and track & field; and for that, she has been named the KRKO Radio Russell & Hill Female Athlete of the Year for 2021. She will continue her athletic pursuits at Chicago State University. Despite being hampered by the pandemic during her senior year; Aaliyah led the Grizzlies with 16 points; 4 assists and 3 steals per game during the shortened spring campaign for basketball. In track she was an All-Wesco First Team selection in five events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 4×100 relay and 4×400 relay. In soccer Aaliyah was a starter on a Glacier Peak team that went 7-1-1 (there were no playoffs held during her senior year). During her junior season, Collins led the Grizzlies to a third-place finish at the State 4A Basketball Tournament at the Tacoma Dome; she was named first-team all-tournament and all-area. She was a starter for the soccer team that qualified for the 4A State Tournament. As a sophomore GP finished in 4th place at the state basketball tournament; and Aaliyah placed in three events at the state track meet in Tacoma. As a freshman, Collins was First-Team All-Wesco in the 200m. Aaliyah was honored at the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on September 22, 2021.
Tom Lafferty is the Sports Director at KRKO/KKXA Radio. He is a member of the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame; the Snohomish High School Hall of Fame; the recipient of the Dave Duvall Award from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association District One and the Joe Martin Award for Service to baseball's Northwest League. Tom Lafferty & Steve Willits are co-hosts of Prep Sports Weekly, Thursdays at 7 pm on KRKO.