Week One of the 2020-21 athletic school year, and it seems a lot like the final week of last season. We’re still in lockdown, still practicing social distancing and still wearing our masks. But, Prep Sports Weekly makes its triumphant return to the airwaves. Tom Lafferty and Steve Willits talk with Everett Public Schools Athletic Director Robert Polk about the latest news on the school sports front. We welcome our KRKO Russell & Hill Male Athlete of the Year for 2020 Matt King, swimmer from Glacier Peak High School. Matt joins us from the University of Alabama where he will swim for the Crimson Tide this year; by the way, his brother former Everett Silvertips Forward Brian King joins us on the call and updates us on his travels and educational opportunities also in Tuscaloosa. We conclude with a tribute to Snohomish County Sports Hall of Famer, and former Edmonds Community College Men’s Basketball Coach Keith Kingsbury (coach passed away last month) with former players and colleagues Randy Hansen, Mike Broom, Nalin Sood and Nate DuChesne.
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.