Kyle Gray Part of Coaching Article in Seattle Times
Head men's basketball coach Kyle Gray was featured and quoted in a recent Seattle Times story that ran in Sunday's sports section on December 3. Gray well over a decade of coaching experience, and his perspective on the coach/parent relationship stems from his background coaching at different levels, sports, and of men's and women's teams. The story was written by Jayda Evans. Read More > >
Final Tuneup for Men January 6
Edmonds CC men's basketball has their final non-league game of the season on Saturday, January 6 in Seaview Gym when they host Pierce College at 4 p.m. Edmonds is coming off a 2-1 showing at the annual Clackamas Holiday Tournament in Oregon City, Ore. The Tritons defeated both Centralia and Walla Walla for the second time this season, and lost to host Clackamas.
North Region play begins on Wednesday, January 10 when Bellevue College pays Seaview a visit. The region seems to have great depth this year with five teams over .500 and Whatcom and Skagit Valley both very competitve through the non-league slate. The Everett Herald recently wrote about the Edmonds (ranked No. 5) and Everett (No. 4) men's basketball teams. Read More > >
Men's Basketball in Clackamas for Annual Holiday Tournament
Edmonds CC men's basketball travels to Oregon City, Ore. December 28-30 for their final games of 2017 as they participate in Clackamas Holiday Tournament. Edmonds is a familiar face at the tournament as Coach Gray's squads take the annual trek south to compete against some of the NWAC's best teams.
The Tritons will play Centralia College and Walla Walla Community College for the second time this season at the tournament. Edmonds defeated both teams earlier in December at the Edmonds-hosted NWAC Crossover. Edmonds CC is 9-2 on the season and is coming off a 107-97 loss at home to Yakima Valley College on December 20. The men are ranked No. 5 in the first NWAC Coaches Poll of the season, and have one more non-league run against Pierce College at home on January 6 at 4 p.m.
Smith Carries Women's Hoops to Third Win
The Edmonds CC women's basketball team went 1-2 at the Treasure Valley Crossover in Ontario, Ore. Edmonds lost to Treasure Valley 86-65, topped Chemeketa 78-70, and dropped their final game 63-45 to Tacoma. Zaria Smith has been lights out for Edmonds CC; she scored 25 points in Friday's loss, and netted 30 points in Saturday's win (the third of the season for Edmonds). After back-to-back weekends on the road, the Tritons will be off until after Christmas. The ladies travel to Mount Vernon for the Skagit Valley Holiday Tournament that starts December 28. The Tritons host Green River for a non-league contest on January 3 at 6 p.m.
Triton Spikers End Run With 27-Win Campaign
Edmonds CC volleyball ended another successful season on Friday night at the Tacoma Convention Center, falling to NWAC East Region champion North Idaho College, 2-0, in a loser-out contest. The Tritons finished with a 1-2 record at the NWAC Championships, winning 27 games overall — the highest win total for the program since 2008. Edmonds lost to Walla Walla 3-0 on Thursday morning, and defeated Mt. Hood 2-1 Thursday evening. Edmonds CC qualified for the NWAC Championships for the second consecutive year.
Men's Hoops 3-1 After Split in Everett
E dmonds CC men's basketball split games at Everett CC over the weekend against North Idaho College and Highline CC. The Tritons lost a back-and-forth affair with North Idaho, 86-81 on Saturday. Sophomore Zach Walton had a good look behind the arc that would have tied the game at 84 apiece, but it rimmed off. Raven Frazier (pictured) had 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss. Walton was the top scorer for the Tritons, netting 16 points; six players scored in double figures.
Edmonds bounced back to defeat Highline 83-80 on Sunday, led by Jake Higgins 17-point outburst. The Tritons improved to 3-1 with the win, and have a non-league contest with Northwest Indian College on Wednesday, December 6, before hosting the Triton-Pirate Classic in Seaview Gym this weekend, December 9 and 10. Edmonds and North Region foe Peninsula College (3-3) will flop games against NWAC West Region opponents Centralia (2-2) and Grays Harbor (1-5). The Tritons bested Grays Harbor 93-67 in an earlier meeting this season on November 18.
Edmonds CC will also welcome Green River, Southwestern Oregon, and Walla Walla for the Edmonds NWAC Crossover Tournament Dec. 15-17. Wednesday's home tilt with Northwest Indian marks the start of a seven-game homestand for the team.
Women's Basketball Starts December Road Swing
Edmonds women's hoops is off to a 1-2 start after losing to the South Puget Sound CC Clippers on Saturday, November 25. Edmonds CC held a 33-19 lead at the half, but the Clippers—who remain perfect with a 3-0 record this year—made a strong second half push to defeat the Tritons 57-47. Ryan Terry scored all of her 12 points in the first half; Tiara Tupua collected 10 rebounds in a losing effort. The women will be road warriors in December—no home games are scheduled until after the new year. Edmonds CC's next contest will be at Blue Mountain CC on December 8 as part of a three-day, three-game road swing. Edmonds will play NWAC South foes Mt. Hood CC and Clark College to round out the trip.
Beitel-Davidson Steps Down from Women's Soccer Post
Brittney Beitel-Davidson has stepped down after four years as Edmonds CC women's soccer head coach. The search for a new head coach will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
Basketball Player Devin Price Interviews Terence Clemens
Men's basketball sophomore Devin Price recently interviewed Terrence Clemens as part of the Edmonds CC Triton Talks Lecture Series. Clemens is a gay college athlete who discussed his struggles and emotions that athletes face during their coming out process. He currently has a documentary on Netflix titled "GAME FACE", which shows his quest as a LGBTQ athlete. Watch the Interview > >
Volleyball Back in Tacoma For NWAC Championships
The Edmonds CC volleyball team has qualified for the NWAC Championship Tournament for the second consecutive year. Edmonds opens with No. 6-ranked Walla Walla CC on Thursday, November 16 at 9 a.m. Michelle Dmitruk was named as a 1st-Team North Region All-Star; Macy Magri and Sydney Lawrence garnered 2nd-Team accolades. Full list of NWAC Volleyball All-Stars
Volleyball Back at NWAC Championships in Tacoma. (Read More > >)
Dmitruk Named NWAC Offensive Player of the Week
Freshman Michelle Dmitruk continues to be rewarded for her recent success as she was named NWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week in the final week of the regular season. For the second straight week Dmitruk was also named as the North Region Offensive Player of the Week. The freshman outside hitter from Everett, Wash. leads the Tritons in kills and aces, and has been an offensive force for the team down the stretch.
Riggan, Marbut Inducted to Triton Baseball Hall of Fame
On Saturday, November 4, Jerrod Riggan and Donnie Marubt were inducted into the Triton baseball Hall of Fame as part of the annual Edmonds CC Baseball Dinner/Auction and Hall of Fame Banquet in Seaview Gym. The event introduces the baseball team and helps raise funds for the program.
Riggan (pictured with Fred Shull) was a member of the '93 and '94 teams that won North Region titles. The '93 team finished 3rd overall; the '94 team ended up 5th. Riggan was the North Region MVP in 1994 and moved on to play at San Diego State University. In 1996 he was drafted by the California Angels in the 8th round and began his professional career, which spanned four years and included over 86 innings pitched as a major leaguer for the New York Mets and Cleveland Indians.
Marbut spent time as a Triton player (1992-1995) before becoming head coach (2000-2003). He was also a two-time North Region champ as a player, and earned Team MVP in 1995 before transferring to Portland State University. He was a All-Pac 10 North infielder while at PSU. In his four years as the Tritons' skipper, Marbut won three North Region titles, and two NWAC Championships (2002 & 2003). The '03 team set a then NWAC-record with 43 wins. His overall record at Edmonds is 152-38. After Edmonds he became Washington State University's baseball coach, and went on to win 314 games in 11 years at the helm for the Cougars.
Past inductees into the Hall of Fame include: The 1980, 1998, 2002 & 2008 NWAC Championship Teams, Ron Omori, Tom Lampkin, Fred Shull, Don Long, Andrew LeFave, and Brad Ditter.
Showdown With Bellevue Up Next for Volleyball
Edmonds CC volleyball took care of business last week, winning matches over Everett CC (3-0) and Skagit Valley College (3-2) to put themselves in a position to be co-North Region champions. Edmonds CC cruised past Everett in straight sets on sophomore night November 1. On Friday, November 3 the Tritons rebounded after trailing 2-1 in Mount Vernon, mounting a comeback to improve their region record to 9-2.
Tuesday's road tilt at the first-place Bellevue College Bulldogs will determine whether the Bulldogs will take the region crown outright, or if the Tritons will earn a share of the title for the first time since 2008. Bellevue swept the Tritons at Edmonds in the only match between the two teams earlier this season.
The team was featured in The Everett Herald on November 7. Read the article > >
The Herald also made a video of the team. Watch it here > >
Edmonds has already clinched a playoff spot and will play at the NWAC Championships in Tacoma, November 16-19. It is the second straight year the team will travel to the Tacoma Convention Center. If Edmonds is able to defeat first-place Bellevue on Tuesday, they will not only earn a share of the North Region title, but will take the No. 1 seed from the region because of this year's tiebreaker.
Volleyball Finishes Third at Edmonds Crossover
It was a busy week for the Edmonds Tritons volleyball team. On Wednesday, October 18 they defeated Shoreline in a five-set thriller (box score). With the win, Edmonds improved to 6-1 in North Region play; they currently sit a half-game behind first-place Bellevue in the region standings.
Triton Athletics hosted the Edmonds NWAC Crossover October 21 and 22 in Seaview Gym. Edmonds CCwent 5-2 overall and finished in 3rd place. Sophomore Sydney Lawrence was named to the All-Tournament Team. No.2-ranked Chemeketa CC defeated No. 8 Walla Walla CC to take the championship.
Baseballers Attend NWAC Showcase
Five Triton baseball players attended the annual NWAC Fall Showcase in Longview, Wash. on Saturday, September 23. The showcase and games were held on the campus of Lower Columbia College where the NWAC Championships are played each May. Four Triton sophomores and one freshman were selected to showcase their skills in front of 50 major league baseball scouts and four-year universities and colleges. Edmonds participants were (pictured from left-to-right): Evan Hurn (So., INF), Guthrie Morrison (So., OF), Elliot Carney (So., RHP), Kolby Force (Fr., OF), and Nathaniel Sagdahl (So., C).
Softball Shows Well at Fall Classic
Edmonds CC softball faced their first opponents of the fall this past weekend at Portland's Delta Park. Many NWAC schools (16) were represented, and there was a showcase for selected sophomores. Edmonds fared well against two South region NWAC Tournament qualifiers from a year ago in Fall Classic games against Chemeketa and Clackamas. The four Triton sophomores who participated in the showcase were (pictured from left-to-right): Ashley Gregory (C/3B), Tamia Hirano (INF), Seli Aholelei (P/UTL), and Chasity Stalcup (P/OF).
Magri Honored as NWAC Setter of the Week
Sophomore Macy Magri was named the NWAC Setter of the Week as announced by the conference office on August 30. The setter from Fresno, Calif. had impressive numbers in her six matches at the NWAC Showcase in Springfield, Ore. August 26-27. Read More > >
Kelly Selected as Assistant Athletic Director
Scott Kelly was hired as Edmonds Community College Assistant Athletic Director recently. In addition to supporting the seven athletic programs, Kelly will be responsible for all home game management, upkeep of and management of all athletic facilities, facility rentals, hiring and training student workers and part-time hourly employees, and scheduling among other duties.
Kelly brings 14 years of coaching experience from all levels, including 7 years in the NWAC as both an assistant and head baseball coach, to the position. He has a proven track record of moving players on to four-year schools and the professional ranks from a structured program where student success is at the core. "I want to help all students succeed that come through our doors at EdCC," Kelly said. Full Story > >
Needham Selected by Mariners in 2017 MLB Draft
Zach Needham, the NWAC Baseball Player of the Year, was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 40th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball first-year player draft, and becomes the 70th Triton baseball player taken from Edmonds CC. Read More >>
Triton Athletics Holds Annual Awards Ceremony
The Edmonds CC athletics department held their fifth annual banquet and awards ceremony on June 6. Current student-athletes were recognized for their academic achievements and their athletic performance. NWAC Executive Director Marco Azurdia was the guest speaker. There were three special recognition awards given to Coach Ron Newton, Coach Ron Omori, and Dean Jorge de la Torre. Baseball's Zach Needham (L) was named Male Athlete of the Year and softball's Kamryn Kanae (R) came away with the Female Athlete of the Year. The event capped another successful year of Triton Athletics. For a detailed recap of the night, read the Full Story >>
Former Edmonds CC Skipper Kingsbury Inducted into SCSHOF
EVERETT -- Keith Kingsbury (R), who helmed the Triton men's basketball team for 36 years and won 570 games, was inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Xfinity Arena on September 28, 2016. In 1985, his team won the NWAC men’s basketball championship and three other times his teams placed in the NWAC championships.
He is the all-time winningest coach in Edmonds Community College history and he has sent over 100 players to four-year level colleges, including 25 to NCAA Division 1 schools. In 2013, Kingsbury was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame. Full Story >>
Edmonds CC Gets Two into the NWAC Hall of Fame
The Northwest Athletic Conference inducted former Edmonds CC coach Janet Guenther and 1998 Championship baseball team into the Hall of Fame held at the Red Lion in Bellevue on June 2, 2016.
Edmonds CC Wins Maury Ray Athletic Director's Cup
The NWAC announced the two winners of its 2014-2015 Athletic Director's Cup (Dr. Maury Ray Cup) at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Awards Dinner on June 4. Taking the Dick McClain Division (schools with seven or less sports) was Edmonds Community College. Read More >>