Congratulations to our KRKO Russell & Hill Male Student Athlete of the Month for January 2022, Tijan Saine, senior basketball player at Mariner High School. Tijan helped lead Mariner to their first outright Wesco boys basketball title since 2003 and first trip to the Tacoma Dome since 2009. He averaged 16.7 ppg in 2022, and led the team in assists (6 per game) and steals (3 per game) while being named to the second team All-Wesco team. Saine carries a 3.8 GPA this year and has scholarship offers from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma WA) and Pacific University (Forest Grove OR).

KRKO Russell & Hill Male Student Athlete of the Month, January 2022, Tijan Saine, Mariner High School

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, Mondays at 7 pm on KRKO.