Sports and Recreation

Shane wins hydro race in Detroit; damage forces local boat to withdraw

Shane wins hydro race in Detroit; damage forces local boat to withdraw

In what has become standard for the hydroplane circuit this year, Jimmy Shane had a deck-to-deck battle with J. Michael Kelly for all five laps of Sunday’s unlimited hydroplane race in Detroit. Unlike the previous races this year, there were no penalties involved in determining the day’soverall winner. Shane, driving the Oberto, got the inside lane and was also first to cross the start... »

Edmonds hydro finishes second in first heat of Detroit race

Edmonds hydro finishes second in first heat of Detroit race

Driver Tom Thompson earned a second-place finish in the Edmonds-based Miss Peters and May during the Spirit of Detroit unlimited hydroplane race Saturday afternoon in Detroit. Thompson started in Lane 2, which gave the inside advantage to Brian Perkins in the Al Deeby Dodge boat. Jesse Robertson in the Graham Trucking II challenged our local boat for the entire race but fell back a little more eac... »

Kelly wins Seafair hydroplane race as Shane gets penalty

Kelly wins Seafair hydroplane race as Shane gets penalty

Michael Kelly won Sunday’s Albert Lee Cup hydroplane race on Lake Washington. Kelly led from the start with his Graham Trucking hydroplane until the first turn of the final lap. Jimmy Shane, driving the Oberto, had been right beside Kelly the entire way. As he attempted to pass Kelly in that final lap turn, the two boats bumped. After the bump,  Shane was able to overtake Kelly but race offi... »

Shane, King and Kelly win Seafair Saturday heats

Shane, King and Kelly win Seafair Saturday heats

It wasn’t even time yet for lunch when the unlimited hydroplanes had finished the day’s racing in Seattle. With racing starting at 10:15, all three of Saturday’s heats were in the books at 11:45. The remainder of the day was set aside for smaller-class race boats and the air show. Two additional boats made the race during Saturday morning testing. Mike Webster drove his Boitano H... »

Ten boats qualify for Seafair; Theoret fastest again

Ten boats qualify for Seafair; Theoret fastest again

Jean Theoret driving his Miss Elam Plus was the fastest qualifier for the second race in a row on the 2015 Unlimited Hydroplane schedule. This time racing is in Seattle and the Elam was the only boat to exceed 150 MPH Friday on the two-mile course. Last week’s winner, Jimmy Shane, was in second place with the Oberto hydroplane at 148.880 MPH and four more boats were bunched within 3 MPH of t... »

Edmonds Conquer the Hill 5K set for Sept. 19

Edmonds Conquer the Hill 5K set for Sept. 19

Do you have the fortitude to Conquer Edmonds Main Street Hill on Saturday, Sept. 19? Bring your endurance to climb out of the Edmonds Bowl and up the hill. Enjoy the amazing view of Puget Sound along the way. All proceeds will benefit the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund, which allows Edmonds youth of all income levels to experience the joys of recreation at Edmonds Parks & Recreation. Y... »

MTYAA Honey Badgers to play for spot in Pony World Series

MTYAA Honey Badgers to play for spot in Pony World Series

The MTYAA Mountlake Terrace Honey Badgers are heading to Southern California this week to compete for a spot at the PONY 14U World Series next month in Pennsylvania. The squad is made up of players from the Mountlake Terrace Youth Athletic Association (MTYAA) 14-year-old division, most from Mountlake Terrace with a couple from both Lynnwood and Edmonds. The Honey Badgers are representing the PONY ... »

Pacific Little League all-stars win state title

Pacific Little League all-stars win state title

The Pacific Little League 10- and 11-year old all-star team captured the Washington State Championship. Pacific Little League defeated Redmond North 11-1 in four innings in the championship game on July 25 in Vancouver, Wash. “It was a great effort by everyone,” manager Carl Heckman said. The state title was the first-ever for a Pacific Little League 10- and 11-year-old all-star team. ... »

Shane guides Oberto to Gold Cup win; Edmonds hydro places sixth

Shane guides Oberto to Gold Cup win; Edmonds hydro places sixth

Jimmy Shane drove his Oberto unlimited hydroplane to victory in yesterday’s Gold Cup race in Tri-Cities, Wash. This was the second straight year he achieved victory. It wasn’t easy, however, as Jean Theoret seemed to be the fastest with his Ballard-based Elam Plus hydroplane. Theoret was disqualified when he drove his boat in a restricted part of the Columbia River course as the boats ... »

Shane, Theoret win opening heats at Gold Cup

Shane, Theoret win opening heats at Gold Cup

Jimmy Shane and Jean Theoret won the opening heats of Saturday’s Gold Cup hydroplane race. Shane, driving the Oberto, had a relatively easy run in his first heat as his main competitor, J. Michael Kelly, was penalized for going too slowly before the start with his Graham Trucking hydro. Theoret, driving the Elam, also won going away in his heat. Former Edmonds resident Jesse Robertson, drivi... »

Register for Meadowdale Basketball Golf Classic Sept. 19

Register for Meadowdale Basketball Golf Classic Sept. 19

Meadowdale High School basketball supporters are invited to participate in the first Meadowdale Basketball Golf Classic at the Snohomish Golf Course on Sept. 19. The event tees off at 1 p.m. and will be a four-person scramble format with a shotgun start. (Everyone will tee off at 1 p.m. on a different hole). There will be prizes for winners and competitions (longest drive, closest to the pin, etc)... »

Miss Peters and May among nine boats qualifying for Gold Cup

Miss Peters and May among nine boats qualifying for Gold Cup

A total of nine unlimited hydroplanes qualified Friday for this weekend’s Gold Cup hydroplane race in the Tri-Cities. Three boats did not qualify but will have a chance Saturday morning before the racing starts at 2:30 p.m. Each boat will run in two preliminary heats Saturday and two more preliminary heats Sunday. Following all those heats, a winner-take-all final heat will be run Sunday aft... »

Washington Rush soccer team wins national championship

Washington Rush soccer team wins national championship

The Washington Rush select girls soccer team, which includes two incoming freshmen at Edmonds-Woodway High School, beat the Scottsdale Blackhawks 3-0 to win the under-14 division of the U.S. Club Soccer National Premier League (NPL) Finals in Westfield, Ind. The Rush went undefeated in the tournament, finishing 5-0. On its way to winning the national title, the team scored 10 goals and only allowe... »

Meadowdale grad pitching for Tampa Bay minor league team

Meadowdale grad pitching for Tampa Bay minor league team

Meadowdale graduate Sam Triece is glad to be back on the mound. Triece, who recently graduated from Washington State, is even happier that he is on the road to a professional baseball career. Triece was selected in the 10th round by Tampa Bay in the Major League Baseball amateur draft in June and flew down later in the month to Florida to join the GCL (Gulf Coast League) Rays, a short season Rooki... »

Graham Trucking wins hydroplane exhibition in Indiana

Graham Trucking wins hydroplane exhibition in Indiana

The Ohio River never turned into a raceable venue this weekend for unlimited hydroplanes. While the water level went down for Sunday, the Rrver continued to be full of large-sized debris, which made it impossible to hold a full-fledged race. Instead, the organizers decided to run two- and three-boat exhibitions throughout the day, culminating in a five-lap final. Since the racing was only an exhib... »

Bad weather delays hydro races in Indiana

Bad weather delays hydro races in Indiana

Storms up river from Madison, Indiana caused high water levels, filled the Ohio River with debris and forced postponement of Saturday’s first day of unlimited hydroplane racing in the Indiana Governor’s Cup. Two days of racing action will be combined into just one Sunday to complete the race. The water level in the river started Saturday above the point where the unlimiteds could move ... »

Washington Rush girls soccer team seeks support for trip to nationals

Washington Rush girls soccer team seeks support for trip to nationals

The Washington Rush select girls soccer team, which includes two incoming freshmen at Edmond-Woodway High School, is bound for Westfield, Indiana, July 9-13, for the U.S. Club Soccer’s National Premier League (NPL) Championship. To qualify for the NPL Finals, the girls, coached by former Sounder (and Duke University standout) Kevin Sakuda, played teams from Oregon and Washington over the course of... »

Edmonds hydroplane opens season next weekend

Edmonds hydroplane opens season next weekend

The Edmonds-based Miss Peters and May unlimited hydroplane left town Friday morning on its way to open the 2015 season in Madison, Indiana. For the first time in several years, owners Scott and Shannon Raney have been able to spend the off-season fine-tuning rather than rebuilding their hydroplane. Peters and May, a global yacht shipping company based in England, has returned to be the primary spo... »

Reminder: Register now for July 4’s Beat Brackett 5 K Fun Run/Walk

Reminder: Register now for July 4’s Beat Brackett 5 K Fun Run/Walk

The ninth annual 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk that precedes the Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July Parade has a new name and new features. The event is now called the “Beat Brackett 5K” in honor of Edmonds founder George Brackett. Also new this year: The race will be electronically timed using RFID chips on each runner to provide accurate and quick results. Runners who opt in will receive a performance... »

Reminder: Meadowdale Mavericks Youth Basketball Camp set for July 6-9

Reminder: Meadowdale Mavericks Youth Basketball Camp set for July 6-9

The Meadowdale Mavericks’ 20th annual basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-9 is set for July 6-9 at Meadowdale High School. The camp is open to any incoming K-9th grade boys and girls who want to enhance their understanding of the game of basketball, and learn the importance of fundamentals, hard work and teamwork. It’s open to all skill levels, and individual attention will ... »

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