Prep Sports Weekly for April 29, 2021 featured five local athletes and two coaches who are currently involved in Spring Sports.

Members of the undefeated Jackson Timberwolves baseball team: Zach Ediger (Everett CC), Ryan Contreras (Everett CC) and Evan Canfield (Edmonds CC) joined the show to talk about their season and where they are heading to college.

Mariner junior softball pitcher Alexis Slater and her Head Coach, Nathan Beachy, were our interview guests for segment two.  Alexis struck out 21 batters in the Marauders 1-0 victory over Lynnwood last week and her 134 strikeouts on the season, currently rank 3rd in the state.

Our final segment featured Meadowdale senior soccer standout River Stewart and his Head Coach, Mike Nelson.  River was the 2019 Everett Herald Boys Soccer Player of the Year as a sophomore after he scored 32 goals and added 10 assists, helping Meadowdale win the District Championship and clinching their first State Tournament berth since 2005.

 

Jackson Pitcher/First Baseman Zach Ediger who will be playing at Everett CC next year.

 

Jackson Infielder Ryan Contreras, who will be playing at Everett CC next year.

 

 

Jackson Pitcher Evan Canfield. The future Edmonds CC player currently has a 0.00 ERA through 24 1/3 innings pitched.

 

Mariner junior softball Pitcher Alexis Slater. Slater struck out 21 batters and gave up only 2 hits in a 1-0 victory over Lynnwood last week. Her 134 strikeouts on the season currently ranks 3rd in the state.

 

Mariner Softball Head Coach Nathan Beachy.

 

Meadowdale senior soccer player River Stewart (left) pictured with teammate Stevie Koon after the Mavericks won the 2019 District Championship.

 

Meadowdale Boys Soccer Head Coach Mike Nelson (black shirt) after the 2019 District Championship game.

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.