Edmonds hydros off to Alabama for season start

Two unlimited hydroplanes with ties to Edmonds are in Guntersville, Alabama this weekend to start the 2019 H1 Hydroplane Series –a six-race season for the world’s fastest racing boats that runs from now until mid-September. The boat shop for Reliable Diamond Tools presents J&D’s is in Edmonds just off 212th and Highway 99. Owners Scott and Shannon…

Registration now open for grades 1-6 Sno-King flag football league

Registration is now open for Sno-King Youth Club’s Flag Football League for boys and girls in 1st through 6th grade. Games will be played on Friday night under the lights at Meadowdale Playfields, and teams are named after your favorite college football teams. Parents should register for the grade their child will be in this…

Sno-King Youth Club offering soccer camp in July

Registration is now open for the July 8-10 Sno-King Youth Club soccer camp, featuring former Sounders James Riley and Steve Zakuani. The camp, for boys and girls in grades 1-8, runs from 9 a.m.-noon each day. You can register at skyc.net.

FC Edmonds soccer tryouts May 4

Sno-King Youth Club’s FC Edmonds is hosting soccer tryouts for boys and girls on Saturday, May 4 at the Meadowdale Athletic Complex Field #2, 16700 66th Ave. W., Lynnwood. FC Edmonds is a Premier Soccer Club serving players predominantly from the Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace areas. For nearly 20 years, the recreational feeder program has been…

Edmonds hydro racer to compete in Ecuador

Kyle Bahl, lifetime Edmonds resident and Meadowdale High graduate, left Thursday for a 10-day trip to Ecuador, where he has been invited to race his outboard hydro at the Guayaquil-Vinces Regatta on March 17. Bahl, 34, has been racing boats for 20 years and is one of two American racers invited to the prestigious event….

Edmonds hydroplane takes third in Friday Seafair qualifier

Tom Thompson took the Edmonds-based unlimited hydroplane — Reliable Diamond Tools presents J&D’s — to third place in Friday’s qualifying trials for this weekend’s Albert Lee Cup at Seafair. Tip qualifier was Jimmy Shane with a brand new Miss HomeStreet, which qualified at 153 mph followed by Andrew Tate in the Les Schwab hydro at…

Reminder: Pacific Baseball Club to host team tryouts on Sunday, May 6

Pacific Baseball Club will be holding team tryouts for 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U teams on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tryouts will be held at Meadowdale Middle School, located at 6500 168th St. S.W. Pacific Baseball Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fields competitive tournament baseball…

High school sports roundup for April 19

Prep Girls Tennis: Mountlake Terrace at Edmonds-Woodway Edmonds-Woodway 6 – Mountlake Terrace 1 Singles: Tina Liu (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Nicole Ung (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-0, 6-0; Leona Aklipi (Edmonds-Woodway) defeated Ayanna Traylor (Mountlake Terrace) 6-1, 6-0; Olivia Olson (Edmonds-Woodway) defeated Brianna Tran (Mountlake Terrace) 6-2, 6-1; Pavi Chance (Edmonds-Woodway) defeated Kristina Shalatova (Mountlake Terrace) 6-2, 6-3 Doubles:…

Happening nearby: UW hockey victory against UCLA at OlympicView Arena

Purple and gold were the colors of the night Saturday at Mountlake Terrace’s OlympicView Arena as hundreds of fans watched the UW Husky hockey team defeat the visiting UCLA Bruins 3-0. The Huskies play all their home games at the ice rink located at 22202-70th Ave. W. The squad has two home dates remaining on…

Special Olympics looking for South Snohomish County basketball players

Edmonds Independent Special Olympics is looking for athletes of all skill levels in the South Snohomish County area, ages 9 and above, to participate in the 2015-16 basketball season beginning Dec. 5. Practices are held 3-5 p.m. Saturdays at Columbia Athletic Club in Everett. For more information, contact Lisa at 425-345-8679 or email at elisag5977@gmail.com,…

Edmonds resident injured as hydroplane flips in final race of season

It was a string of bad luck for Edmonds-based hydros and drivers as the unlimited hydroplane season ended this past weekend in San Diego. Edmonds resident Kelly Stocklin, driving The Bucket List Racing, was injured when his boat blew over backward in excess of 170 MPH. And Edmonds’ own Miss Peters and May had difficulties…

Young and old ‘Conquer the Hill’ Saturday morning

While the intermittent rain may have kept some at home, it did nothing to quell the enthusiasm of the die-hard group of runners who turned out for the first Conquer the Hill 5K run. The course took the runners from downtown to the top of Main Street for a grueling 321-foot elevation gain in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…