Softball Wins North Region Crown
The Tritons open the NWAC Championship Tournament Friday, May 18
The Edmonds CC softball team captured the NWAC north region crown with two victories over Everett on Saturday, May 12. It is the first regional title for the program since 2004 in what has been a record-setting season for Team 40; the squad finishes the regular season with a 39-6 record and No. 2 ranking in the final NWAC coaches poll of the season. All-league teams and award recognition will take place the night of Thursday, May 17 at the Red Lion at the Park Hotel in Spokane. The Tritons finished in the No. 3 slot for RPI and will face a familiar foe in No. 14 Highline College at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18 to open the tournament. Edmonds swept the season series from the Thunderbirds during north region play. All games will be held at Spokane's Dwight Merkel Sports Complex for the second year in a row, hosted by the Community Colleges of Spokane and North Idaho College.
Sweep of Everett Ends Regular Season
Six Triton softball sophomores leave as winningest group in history
Six Triton softball sophomores put a stamp on their Triton careers Saturday, May 12 in a sweep of the Everett CC Trojans in their final games at Triton Field. Edmonds won the first game 7-1 and took an exciting extra-inning affair 3-2 in the nightcap. The sophomores leave the program as the winningest in the college's history. As freshmen the team had 35 victories; this season's 39 wins are a single season record.
Catcher Taylor Shigeta ended the regular season with the game winner in the bottom of the ninth. Everett is also headed to Spokane and will be the No. 10 seed at the NWAC championships. Sophomore Seli Aholeleihas re-written the record books as a pitcher and position player. She currently leads the conference in pitching wins and strikeouts.
Baseball Claims North Region Title
The Tritons automatically qualify for the NWAC Championships
The Edmonds CC baseball team claimed their third North Region title in the last six years and receives an automatic bid to the NWAC championships May 24-28. Edmonds, who was ranked No. 3 in the final coaches poll of the season on May 9, will await the winner of the NWAC West-hosted super regional at Tacoma CC this weekend. The NWAC championships are in Longview hosted by Lower Columbia College at David Story Field. Baseball ends the regular season with a 38-7 mark, the highest number of wins headed into the championship tournament under sixth-year head coach Scott Kelly.
Military Veterans Honored at Baseball Games
First Military Appreciation Game held in conjunction with sophomore day
Edmonds CC baseball hosted its first ever Military Appreciation Day on Friday, May 11. The Tritons also honored 10 sophomores and three freshmen who will be moving on after this year. Edmonds lost to Skagit Valley twice, 2-1 and 3-1 at home before finishing the series and season with two wins at Skagit on Saturday. The Tritons clinched the north last week at Douglas College and will take the next week to prepare for the NWAC championships.
Edmonds CC alumnus, current foundation board member, co-chair of the Boots to Books and Beyond Campaign that raised $1 million dollars for the Veterans Resource Center, and Air Force veteran, Steve Pennington threw out the ceremonial first pitch. All active duty, reserve, national guard, veterans, and their families attended games free of charge.
Softball Sets School Record for Wins
Coach Sheryl Gilmore passes 100 win mark, team qualifies for postseason
The Edmonds CC softball team eclipsed the school record for wins with their first triumph at Pierce College on Saturday, May 5. Edmonds went on to sweep the doubleheader, and has now established a new record for wins in a season with 37. Last spring in 2017, the team matched the old record of 35 wins with a postseason victory at the NWAC Championships. Now, with four regular season games remaining, the team will look to push the record to an even higher number with their ticket to the 2018 postseason already punched.
Another milestone was reached on Saturday as head softball coach Sheryl Gilmore passed the 100 win mark as leader of Edmonds CC softball. In her fourth year at the helm, the program has seen a massive turnaround. Gilmore's career record is 101-56 (.643) overall, and 64-40 (.615) in north region competition. She inherited a program that was 3-236 from 2007-2013, which included four winless campaigns, before a nine-win season in 2014 started the upward trend. This year's NWAC championship tournament will be the third straight year Edmonds has qualified.
The Tritons were a perfect six for six over the last week with sweeps of Skagit Valley, Highline, and Pierce. Led by this week's Triton of the Week Chantelle Shimabukuro, Edmonds displayed their offensive power using 90 hits to score 90 runs. Seli Aholelei picked up wins in four of the games, including another no hitter in a 9-0 blanking of Skagit Valley on May 2. Aholelei has tossed three no hitters this season. Freshman hurler Shanelle Lumstepped up against Highline to earn two wins in her first starts of the year in the circle.
The No. 2-ranked Tritons will travel to Canada on Tuesday to take on third ranked Douglas College. Edmonds (37-4, 27-1 North) is looking for at least a split, which would assure them the North Region tile outright. Douglas (29-5, 21-5 North) is currently No. 2 in the RPI; the Tritons are No. 3 in the RPI rankings (which seeds the NWAC Championship Tournament). First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. from Surrey's Softball City. Edmonds closes out the regular season with a doubleheader against Everett CC on Saturday, May 12 at Triton Field. Stick around after the games as we honor our six sophomores.
Baseball Splits With Everett
The Tritons are on the cusp of clinching first North title since 2015
Edmonds CC baseball split their series with Everett CC this past weekend, but clinched a spot in the NWAC postseason for the sixth consecutive year. The annual matchup of NWAC baseball powers saw each team sweep twinbills at their home yards. On Friday at Triton Field, Edmonds defeated Everett 4-3 and 6-3. In the opener the Trojans scored three runs in the eighth inning to make it close, but Lucas Ford was able to keep them at bay, notching his NWAC-leading 12th save. Elliot Carney earned the win going 7 innings. The Tritons used a five-run fifth inning to defeat the Trojans in the nightcap. Leighton Moniz was the top hitter in Friday's wins, going a combined 5-for-8 in the sweep.
On Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium the Trojans shutout the Tritons twice, 1-0 and 5-0. The road losses snapped an 11-game win streak for Edmonds. Game three was a pitchers duel between Edmonds starter Will Smith and Everett's Marques Titialii. David Gibons had two of Edmonds' three hits in the game. The Tritons were unable to cash in with runners on in the series finale as they had 9 hits and stranded 10 runners. Baseball will now travel to Surrey, B.C. on short rest to makeup a doubleheader with Douglas College on Tuesday, May 8. That twinbill was rained out on April 29.
The Tritons hold a five-game advantage atop the North standings headed into the final week of the regular season. Tuesday's opponent Douglas (10-8), Bellevue (11-9), Everett (11-9), and Skagit Valley (9-11) are all in contention for three playoff spots. If the Tritons split at Douglas it would assure them the North Region title, their first since 2015. Friday's home games with Skagit Valley at Triton Field will conclude the home slate for baseball. Join us in between games as we'll honor our 10 Triton sophomores.
Edmonds and Bellevue Softball Team up in Fight Against Cancer
For the second time this year, the Edmonds CC and Bellevue College softball squads teamed up together in the fight against breast cancer. On April 24 both teams wore pink to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness, and raise money. Donations collected at the game were given to Team Survivor Northwest, an organization that helps breast cancer survivors with their health, fitness, and emotional healing. The Strikeout Cancer games will be an annual event for the softball program into the future.
Baseball, Softball Remain No. 1 and No. 2 in NWAC Coaches Polls
Baseball hits 30 wins; softball heading towards record-setting season
The third round of spring NWAC coaches polls were released on April 25 and Triton baseball and softball held on to their respective spots. Edmonds CC baseball remains the top-ranked team for the third consecutive poll dating back to March 28. Triton softball is still the No. 2 ranked team in NWAC softball, as they were the previous poll on April 11. Read the Full Story > >
Triton Baseball Beats OC, Takes Pair from DC
The Triton baseball team continued their impressive year with two more wins against Douglas College on Friday, April 27. Edmonds also defeated Olympic College 6-4 on Wednesday, April 25 in a makeup game. Kolby Force led the charge at Olympic with 4 hits, which included his second homer of the season. He finished with 3 RBI. Conner Sayles also added 3 basehits. Three Triton pitchers combined to beat the Rangers. Sam Wyatt collected the win with four innings of relief.
On Friday at Triton Field, Edmonds swept Douglas 2-1 and 11-2. A wild pitch in the bottom of the fourth ended up being the difference as the Tritons hung on to top the Royals in game one. Starter Elliot Carney fanned 8 batters in just over 7 innings to notch his NWAC-best 9th win. Lucas Ford picked up his NWAC-leading 11th save by getting the final five outs. Edmonds pounded out 13 hits in the nightcap to comfortably cruise past Douglas 11-2. Five Triton batters had multiple hit performances. Wyatt Stanley earned the win on the bump, and Sam Wyatt hurled two scoreless frames.
Sunday's games at Whalley Park in Surrey, B.C. were canceled due to field conditions and the rain. The date for those games has not been rescheduled yet. Edmonds (32-3, 13-1 North) will host No. 7-ranked Everett CC (25-12, 9-7 North) for the annual T-cup series starting this Friday, May 4 at Triton Field.
Softball Sweeps Season Series With Bellevue
The Edmonds CC softball team took both ends of a home doubleheader with Bellevue College on April 24 to sweep the season series with the Bulldogs. Edmonds ran out to an early 7-0 lead in the first game, and held off the Bulldogs late charge to win 8-5. Seli Aholelei went the distance in the circle both games, and upped her NWAC-leading strikout total to 170. Game two was a thriller between two of the NWAC's best. Edmonds led 6-1 through four innings, but Bellevue scored three runs in the sixth and seventh frames to take a 7-6 lead. This set the stage for Tamia Hirano's heroics, as she ripped a double that scored two runs and ended up being the game-winner. Top hitters in the double dip were: Seli Aholelei (4-for-7, HR, 4R, 3 RBI), Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna (4-for-7, 1R, RBI) and Chantelle Shimabukuro (5-for-8, HR, 3R, 2 RBI).
The Tritons home doubleheader with Highline College was cancelled Saturday due to rain. That twinbill has been rescheduled for Thursday this week. Edmonds (31-4, 21-1 North) travels to Skagit Valley (9-13, 6-12 North) on Wednesday.
Seli Aholelei Named NWAC Pitcher of the Week
For the second time this season Edmonds CC softball's Seli Aholelei has been honored by the conference. This week she has been named the NWAC Pitcher of the Week. She was the NWAC Player of the Week on April 4.
Softball Hosts Strikeout Cancer Games on Tuesday
Edmonds CC softball swept two more regional series last week at Olympic College and versus Shoreline CC. On April 18, the Tritons defeated OC 14-4 and 11-0, both in five innings. Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna led the way with three hits in the opener. Six batters recorded multiple hits in the game. Seli Aholelei hurled a one-hitter in the game two shutout, and helped herself with a 3-for-4 day offensively. Cacho-Kekahuna added two hits and 4 RBI, and Brooke Keli'iho'omalu was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI.
On Friday, Edmonds re-started a previously halted game against Shoreline, inheriting the bases loaded and trailing 2-0 in the top of the first. The Dolphins plated two more runs in the top of the first, but the Tritons took over from that point on. Final scores of the home sweep were 15-4 in five innings, and 8-0 in six frames. Cacho-Kekahuna, Aholelei, and Chantelle Shimabukuro all homered on the day. The Tritons pounded out 23 hits in the twinbill as Aholelei picked up both pitching wins.
Edmonds will host Bellevue College on Tuesday, April 24 in a matchup of perennial North powers. Edmonds CC is currently ranked No. 2 overall, and comes in at No. 4 in the NWAC RPI. Bellevue is ranked No. 4, and is the No. 5 team in the RPI. Both teams will be wearing pink for Tuesday's doubleheader to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness, and raise money in the fight against breast cancer. There will be an opportunity to make donations at the gate entrance. All donations will go to Team Survivor Northwest.
Baseball Sweeps Dolphins, Holds Top Spot in the North
The Edmonds CC baseball team swept all four games from Shoreline CC over the weekend and sit alone atop the North Region standings at 10-1. The Tritons defeated the Dolphins 8-5 and 5-0 on Saturday, and 12-1 and 5-1 on Sunday. Starting pitchers Elliot Carney, Wyatt Stanley, Will Smith, and C.J. Blowers all picked up pitching wins. Lucas Ford has not allowed an earned run this year, and picked up two more saves, a category he leads the NWAC in (9).
Game 1 (8-5): Nathaniel Sagdahl recorded two hits and drove in five runs and Conner Sayles was 3-for-4. Edmonds broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the fifth scoring two runs.
Game 2 (5-0): Edmonds scored two runs in the first and three in the sixth to blank the Dolphins. Leadoff hitter Guthrie Morrison was 2-for-4. Wyatt Stanley twirled a complete game gem on the bump.
Game 3 (12-1): The Tritons pulled away late with a four-run eighth and a five-run ninth. Nic Sokol was 4-for-6 with 3 runs scored; Evan Hurn (3 RBI) and Conner Sayles collected two hits apiece. Kolby Force also added 3 RBI.
Game 4 (5-1): David Gibons was 2-for-4 and Leighton Moniz scored twice as the Tritons notched the series sweep.
Edmonds (29-3, 10-1 North) heads back to Bremerton for a makeup game at Olympic College (17-16, 8-7 North) on Wednesday, April 25. The single nine inning affair will start at 11:00 a.m.
Baseball, Softball No. 1 and No. 2 in NWAC Polls
The second installment of coaches polls were released on April 12 -- Triton Baseball stayed in the top spot at No. 1, and Triton Softball moved up one slot to the No. 2 ranking. The recognition for softball as No. 2 is the highest in program history (since the NWAC coaches poll were started). Baseball is 4-1 against North teams, and is 23-3 overall; Softball is 15-1 in the North, and 25-4 overall.
Everett (No. 5) is the only other North team in the baseball poll. Douglas (No. 3) and Bellevue (No. 4) are behind Edmonds in the softball poll. The Tritons went 3-1 against the two clubs in the first round of region play. April 12 NWAC Rankings: Baseball | Softball
Seli Aholelei Honored as NWAC Softball Player of the Week
Edmonds CC's Seli Aholelei has been honored as the NWAC pitcher of the week, and the NWAC Softball Player of the Week as announced on April 4. See all NWAC softball Players of the Week here > >
Weather Creating Havoc for Spring Schedules
Both Edmonds CC baseball and softball have finally been affected by the recent weather, which has been canceling contests throughout the Northwest Athletic Conference. On Friday, April 13, the home softball doubleheader against Shoreline was started, but after a steady downpour and the inability to grip the ball, the game was halted due to safety concerns. That twinbill has been rescheduled at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Triton Field. The upcoming NWAC Crossover Tournament in Portland, Ore. April 21-22 has also been cancelled, as many NWAC teams are struggling to makeup regional contests.
Baseball was rained out at Olympic College back on Saturday, April 7. One of those games was made up on Monday, April 9 in Bremerton, but the series finale is still awaiting reschedule. Edmonds CC was able to play both games at Bellevue College on Sunday, April 15. The first two games of the series that were rained out are now set to be played at Triton Field on Tuesday, April 17. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Softball is scheduled to travel across the sound to face Olympic College on Wednesday, April 18. Those games are set to start at 1 p.m. We'll see if mother nature cooperates. With more rain in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, stay tuned for additional potential schedule adjustments.
Baseball 4-1 Midway Through Two North Series
Edmonds CC Baseball opened North Region play with three wins over Olympic College — two on Sunday, April 8, and one on Monday, April 9. Edmonds run-ruled the Rangers in the first game 11-1. Elliot Carney went the distance, allowing only two hits and fanning 12 batters. Evan Hurn was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. Kolby Force did not record an at bat, walking four times. The Tritons defeated OC 6-2 in the nightcap, as six different Triton batters each collected one hit apiece. Leadoff hitter Guthrie Morrison plated two runs and Wyatt Stanley hurled eight innings to collect the win. Monday's win was an extra-inning thriller in Bremerton. Evan Hurn's sac fly in the top of the 12th inning was the difference, as the Tritons escaped with a 2-1 win to clinch the series. Yugo Hamakawa, Guthrie Morrison, and Hurn each had two hits in the game. Will Smith received a no-decision after a strong eight inning start. Luke Tedrick picked up the pitching win throwing three frames in relief.
This past weekend Edmonds split games at Bellevue College to open their current series. The Tritons used a seven-run ninth inning to run away with the first game, 15-2. Elliot Carney, the NWAC's leader in wins (7) and strikeouts (54) provided eight innings on the bump, scattering just three hits. Carney's 0.89 ERA is second best among all NWAC pitchers. The offense was led by Yugo Hamakawa (4-for-6, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI), Nic Sokol (3-for-6), Nathaniel Sagdahl (2-for-4), and Leighton Moniz (2-for-4, 2 RBI). Edmonds dropped game two 4-3, as the Bulldogs go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth held up. Evan Hurn was 3-for-4 in a losing effort.
The final two games against Bellevue College are scheduled to be played at Triton Field on Tuesday, April 17. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Bellevue Series Update
The Tritons topped Bellevue 7-2 and 6-4 on April 17 to clinch their second consecutive series win. Right-hander Will Smith provided eight innings of work in his game one start, striking out 10 batters and scattering three hits to earn the win on the mound. Edmonds jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and added insurance runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Conner Sayles and Nic Sokol had two hits apiece, and Evan Hurn had 3 RBI. In the nightcap, Edmonds again ran out to a 5-0 lead after two frames, but had to fend off the Bulldogs who scored three runs in the top of the sixth. Lucas Ford inherited runners at first and second base with one out but induced an inning-ending double play in the seventh inning. He got another big double play in the eighth as well to thwart another Bulldog threat. Guthrie Morrison and Yugo Hamakawa collected two hits each, and Luke Tedrick got the win with over five innings of work. Ford's two-plus inning save was his seventh of the season (2nd best in the NWAC).
Softball Picks Up Key Wins in 5-1 Stretch
The Edmonds CC softball kept rolling with a 5-1 record over the past week. The split with Douglas College, who was ranked No. 2 at the time, at home on April 6 included a historic win for the program. Edmonds' 3-2 triumph in the nightcap notched the first win in program history over the North Region and Canadian power. In the first game, Edmonds and Douglas were knotted at 4-4 but the Royals struck for five runs in the fifth that proved to be too much; the Royals took the first game 9-6. Seli Aholelei and Chantelle Shimabukuro each had two hits in the opener. Edmonds bounced back in game two for a gritty 3-2 victory, scoring all three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tritons made their five hits and three walks count, and Riley Sykes (earned the win) and Seli Aholelei (got the save) combined to keep the Royals bats at bay.
The Tritons swept Pierce College at Triton Field on April 9, and also took a pair at Everett CC on April 10 to close out the week. Kamalei Labasan was a doubles machine against Pierce. The freshman outfielder was 6-for-7 in the two games, with five of those hits being of the two-base variety. Edmonds exploded for 12 runs in the fourth frame en route to run-ruling the Raiders in the first game, 18-7. Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna's pinch hit grand slam capped the rally. Seli Aholelei also homered in the win. The Tritons defeated Pierce 8-2 in game two -- Shimabukuro, Labasan, and Brooke Keli'iho'omalu each tallied three hits.
Edmonds continued to use the big inning, braking a 2-2 tie at Everett with five runs in the top of the seventh to top the Trojans 7-2 in the first tilt. Shimabukuro had two hits, Chasity Stalcup had two RBI, and Cacho-Kekahuna walked three times. Sykes started in the circle, hurling five innings before handing it over to Aholelei, who earned the win in relief. The Tritons completed the sweep, claiming a 6-2 victory in game two. Stalcup was 2-for-4, and Taylor Shigeta went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
The team will be at Olympic College on Wednesday and will return to Triton Field on Friday, April 20 to finish their home Shoreline series that was halted last week. The first game will re-start in the first inning with Shoreline leading 2-0. Seli Aholelei spun all seven innings from the circle to notch her 14th win of the year. She is the NWAC leader in strikeouts (138), is second in wins, and is third overall in ERA (2.46).
Triton Softball Runs Win Streak to 11
The Edmonds CC softball team continues to roll through North Region play after six more victories in three doubleheader sweeps of Bellevue, Highline, and Skagit Valley. The Tritons, who are currently ranked No. 3 in the first NWAC Coaches Poll, have extended their win streak to 11 games, which includes starting region play with 10 straight victories. Sophomores Seli Aholelei and freshman Riley Sykes have been steady in the circle. The duo has combined for 164 of the team's NWAC-leading 169 strikeouts on the year.
The Triton offense has been prolific.
Aholelei is the team's top hitter with a .529 average, followed by Tamia Hirano (.459), freshman Chantelle Shimabukuro (.443) and Kamalei Labasan (.440). There are six players who are also batting over .300. Edmonds is tied for the most runs scored in the NWAC (290), is second in doubles (64), sixth in home runs (25), third in RBI (251), and first in walks (142).
On March 27, Bellevue took Edmonds to extra innings before the Tritons scored two in the top of the eighth to seal the win, 6-4. The squad carried that momentum over to the nightcap as they blasted the fourth-ranked Bulldogs 28-10 in five innings. At Highline on March 30, Seli Aholelei's no hitter in game two capped two five inning wins, 17-2 and 20-0. Edmonds took care of Skagit Valley on March 31 at home, 10-2 and 3-0, to finish the week with a perfect 6-0 record.
SCHEDULE UPDATE: Wednesday's doubleheader with Pierce College (4-7, 2-5 North) has been canceled due to weather and has been rescheduled for Monday, April 9 at 4 p.m. Saturday's twinbill against No. 2-ranked Douglas College (17-1, 9-1 North) has been shifted to Friday, April 6 at 4 p.m. For any weather-related changes, follow the Triton Athletics Twitter @EdCCTritons1.
Baseball Sweeps Lane in Final Non-League Matchup
Edmonds CC baseball swept all four games from Lane CC this past weekend in Eugene, Ore. Playing at the University of Oregon's PK Park, the Tritons used stellar pitching to hold the Titans to four runs over four games. Edmonds closed out the non-conference slate with a 19-2 record.
On Friday Elliot Carney continued to deal in what has been an outstanding sophomore campaign so far. The righty went seven innings for the complete game shutout, allowing only four hits; he struck out nine. The Triton offense plated 11 runs: Evan Hurn was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI, Talon Yerbury went 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored, and Nathaniel Sagdahl and Kolby Force each added 2 hits. Wyatt Stanley earned the win in game two with a five-inning start. He currently has the lowest ERA in the NWAC (0.36). The Tritons made their four hits turn into five runs, defeating Lane 5-1.
Saturday's scores were 10-3 and 3-0. Evan Hurn continued to drive runs in (he had 4 RBI in game one), and six different players each had one hit apiece as the club used 10 walks to plate 10 runs in the first game. Hurn is fourth overall in the NWAC with 24 RBI this season. Freshman right-hander Will Smith notched the win. Sophomore CJ Blowers went the distance in the series finale, holding the Titans to three hits over seven frames. Freshman outfielder Talon Yerbury (Puayllup, Wash.), who was 2-for-4 in the 3-0 triumph, put together his best series of the year. He went 7-for-13 on the weekend, including two doubles and a triple. Lucas Ford nabbed his fifth save over the weekend, which is tied for the most among hurlers in the conference.
The Tritons now shift their focus to NWAC North Region play, which starts this Saturday in Bremerton. Edmonds had the bye the first week of the conference schedule. Their opponent, Olympic College (13-9, 4-0 North), opened conference play with a four-game sweep of Skagit Valley, and after one week, sits atop the standings. For any weather-related changes, follow the Triton Athletics Twitter @EdCCTritons1.
Mattu, Price Receive NWAC Academic Excellence Awards
Sophomores Rotash Mattu (Patiala, India) and Devin Price (Salt Lake City, Utah) were named to the NWAC All-Academic Team for their achievements in the classroom. NWAC academic excellence awards are given to sophomores with a minimum of 36 credits earned and at least a 3.25 GPA. Edmonds CC men's basketball was the only team from the North Region that had multiple representatives on the list.
Baseball, Softball Land in NWAC Rankings
Edmonds CC baseball and softball both landed in the first NWAC Coaches Polls of the 2018 season. Triton baseball took the top spot as the No. 1-ranked team, and Triton softball is ranked No. 3 overall in the conference. Baseball takes a 15-2 record into their last non-league series of the year this weekend. Softball has jumped out to a 16-3 start, and is one of three North region teams in the top four.
Additionally, Triton Baseball is ranked No. 3 in the ABCA Pacific Association Division Baseball Poll, which covers all junior colleges on the West Coast. Link to the Poll > >
Triton Softball Rolls Rangers in Sweep
Edmonds CC softball rolled past the Olympic College Rangers in their home openers on Saturday, March 24 to improve to 4-0 in the NWAC North. The Tritons put on an offensive display, dismounting the Rangers in two run-rule games, 29-3 and 15-1. Chasity Stalcup started the barrage in the bottom of the first when she launched a grand slam. Edmonds sent 14 batters to the plate in a nine-run first inning.
Brooke Keli'iho'omalu (game one) and Mckenzie Beavin (game two) both notched grand slams on the day. The Tritons used 17 hits to score 29 runs in the opener. Keli'iho'omalu was 4-for-5 with 5 runs scored and 3 RBI. Beavin collected 3 hits, scored 5 times, and had 7 RBI. Tamia Hirano and Nicole Manuel each added 4 hits apiece. Riley Sykes earned the win in the circle going four innings, allowing one run with four strikeouts.
In game two Edmonds jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first inning and cruised to another league win. Keli'iho'omalu hit her third home run of the series, and had 7 RBI in the game. Three Tritons had two hits each (Seli Aholelei, Shanelle Lum, and Hirano), and Aholelei hurled five innings of two-hit ball from the circle to earn the pitching victory.
The Tritons face a challenging six-game stretch this week with road games at Bellevue (16-3, 4-2 North) and Highline (9-6, 3-1 North) before returning to Triton Field on Saturday to host Skagit Valley (4-4, 3-3 North).
Weather Cancels Three Baseball Games
Edmonds CC baseball was only able to complete one game against Lower Columbia this past weekend. The Tritons lost to the Red Devils at home 9-4 on Saturday, March 23 before the weather washed away the rest of the series. The teams finished one inning of game two Saturday at Triton Field before the mixture of rain, hail, and snow prevailed. On Sunday, the Tritons and Red Devils made it to the third inning of the first game before slick conditions proved unsafe to continue.
Edmonds (15-2) travels to Eugene, Ore. to battle with South Region foe Lane CC this Friday and Saturday. The four-game set against the Titans (6-6) will be played at Oregon State University's PK Park. North Region play starts Saturday, April 7 at Knights Field in Bremerton, Wash. versus Olympic College. The Tritons will be back home Sunday, April 8.
Softball Launches Eight Homers in Sweep of Shoreline
The Triton softball team flexed their muscle in two NWAC North Region openers at Shoreline CC on Sunday, March 18. Edmonds defeated Shoreline 13-4, and 13-1 in five innings to start league play 2-0. In all, five Tritons homered — the team launched eight home runs overall in the twinbill.
Chantelle Shimabukuro and Kamalei Labasan each collected three hits in game one. Chasity Stalcup drove in five runs, and Seli Aholelei added two hits and three runs scored offensively. Riley Sykes earned the win in the circle, going four plus innings before giving way to Aholelei.
Aholelei dealt in game two, with a five-inning gem. She only allowed two hits, and fanned 11 Dolphin batters. Shimabukuro and Stalcup again provided the offensive punch with three hits apiece. The Edmonds CC softball home openers are this Saturday, March 24 against Olympic College. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/youth, and free for kids.
Baseball Extends Win Streak to Nine
With a perfect 6-0 record over the weekend, the Edmonds Tritons baseball team has extended its win streak to nine games. On Friday, March 16 the Tritons took both games from Southwestern Oregon CC 13-0 (7) and 6-3. On Saturday, they completed the four-game sweep of the Lakers with two more wins -- 10-2 and 12-1. Sunday, Edmonds swept Pierce College for the second time this year, 5-3 and 4-0.
Guthrie Morrison and Evan Hurn each had four hits in Friday's opener and Wyatt Stanley went the distance for the seven-inning complete game shutout. Hurn left the yard for the second time this year and drove in six runs. Nic Sokol had a three-knock game in Friday's nightcap as the Tritons used four pitchers to seal the victory.
Sokol stayed hot and went 3-for-6 in Saturday's first game -- he also had 4 RBI. Elliot Carney earned his NWAC-leading fourth victory in a seven-inning start. CJ Blowers hurled a seven-inning complete game in game two Saturday, scattering four hits and notching five strikeouts. Morrison and Sokol had three hits apiece.
Leighton Moniz had the big hit in Sunday's come-from-behind win over Pierce. The freshman third baseman slugged a two-out three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh that put the Tritons ahead for good. Noah Fenz earned the win in relief, and Lucas Ford earned his fourth save of the year. Guthrie Morrison got the start in the weekend finale and went five innings to get the win. It was Matt Benjamin's three-run triple that propelled the Tritons to victory.
Edmonds has another home and away non-league series this weekend. Lower Columbia College, one of the historical powers in NWAC baseball, pays Triton Field a visit Friday for a noon doubleheader. The series shifts to Longview on Saturday. Lower Columbia has claimed the NWAC Championship two of the past three years.
Tritons Softball Has Island Flavor
The Edmonds CC softball team was featured on the front page of The Daily Herald on Tuesday, March 13. The program's rise to success is due, in part, to the recruiting connection they have established in Hawaii. Last year's Hawaiian sophomores Paige Matsuki and Kamryn Kanae have moved on to four-year schools, and this year's squad is already off to a strong 10-3 start. Read the Full Story > >
Four Tritons Participate in NWAC Basketball All-Star Games
Four Triton basketball players were selected to participate in the NWAC Baskeball All-Star games that were held on Sunday, March 18 at the Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett CC. Women's basketball freshman Zaria Smith helped the North-East All-Stars to a 109-102 victory over the South-East squad.
On the men's side, Raven Frazier netted 23 points in the North-West effort against the South-East team. The North-West team won a high scoring affair 140-128. Triton sophomores Jake Higgins and Zach Walton were also selected to participate.
Softball Gears up for North Region Play
The Triton softball team split on the weekend at the NWAC Inter-Region tournament in Lacey, Wash. going 2-2. On Saturday, Edmonds started with a blow out win over Grays Harbor 20-2 in five innings, but fell to South power Lower Columbia 9-8. On Sunday the Tritons lost to Centralia 7-3 before defeating Wenatchee Valley 13-1.
Softball now holds a 10-3 record overall and looks ahead to the start of North Region play. Up first is an improved Shoreline CC team, at Meridian Park in Shoreline on Sunday. The Tritons have qualified for the NWAC postseason the last two years after a decade hiatus. Your first chance to see the Tritons at home will be Saturday, March 24 vs. Olympic College.
Pitching Powers Tritons to Three Wins
Edmonds CC baseball took three of four games over the weekend in Moses Lake, Wash. Edmonds lost to Big Bend 1-0 on Friday, but rebounded to win three straight games to up their record to 9-1 overall. Edmonds defeated Thompson Rivers later Friday 3-1, beat the WolfPack again 12-0 on Saturday, and avenged their loss to Big Bend with a 3-0 shutout on Sunday. The Tritons pitching staff has been stellar with five shutouts so far this year.
Noah Fenz had nine strikeouts in six innings and Conner Sayles was 2-for-4 in Friday's loss. C.J. Blowersnabbed his first win of the year in Saturday's 3-0 victory. Nic Sokol was 3-for-3 with a double, and Evan Hurncollected two hits. In the 12-0 triumph over TRU, Matt Benjamin was 4-for-4 with a home run and 4 RBI. Hurn also homered in the win. Will Smith earned his third win of the year after a strong seven-inning start against Big Bend Sunday. Kolby Force accounted for all 3 RBI, and Lucas Ford earned his second save of the weekend.
The Tritons will host Southwestern Oregon CC and Pierce College for games this weekend that kickoff an eight-game homestand. General admission for all home Triton athletic games is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/youth, and free for kids and students, staff, and faculty.
Three Tritons Make All-League Teams
Women's Zaria Smith, and men's basketball players Zach Walton and Raven Frazier garnered NWAC North Region All-league honors this week, as announced by the conference. Smith, a freshman, was named to the All-Defensive team and the 2nd-Team. Sophomore Raven Frazier was an All-Defensive team selection, and sophomore Zach Walton earned 1st-Team status for the second time as a Triton.
Linn-Benton Bests Tritons, Ends Men's Hoops Season
The Triton men's basketball season came to an end on Saturday with a first round loss at the NWAC Championships to Linn-Benton. After a choppy first half, Edmonds carried a 40-36 lead into the locker rooms. It wasn't until late in the second half when the Roadrunners separated from the Tritons as their bench depth keyed the victory, 81-72. Zach Walton registered a double double scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in his final game as a Triton. Edmonds CC shot 37% from the field; Linn-Benton made 46% of their shots. The Roadrunners also took care of the ball, only surrendering 9 turnovers. The Tritons coughed it up 18 times. Edmonds outrebounded Linn-Benton 47-39, but in the end could not hit the big shot or make an important stop defensively when needed.Jake Higgins and Loren LaCasse added 11 and 10 points respectively.
Edmonds finished the season 20-10 overall and qualified for the NWAC posteseason for the fifth time in six years. The NWAC's game recap can be found here > > Scroll down to the Edmonds game.
Women's Hoops Ends Season, Looks to Future
Edmonds CC women's hoops dropped their final contest of the season at Skagit Valley, 65-43. The Tritons ended up winning five games in 2017-18 after coming off two wins in 2015-16, and a winless campaign in 2016-17. This year's roster was made up entirely of freshmen, and featured one of the NWAC's leading scorers, Zaria Smith; the Mariner High School product averaged 17 points per game. She was also the NWAC steals leader, averaging 3.8 steals per game. The program also improved off the court as well -- in Fall Quarter 2017 the ladies posted a team GPA of 2.95, the highest in recent memory. The future is bright for Triton women's basketball.
Walton Garners Second NWAC POW Award This Season
Sophomore Zach Walton was selected for his second NWAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week award this season on February 28. Read More > >
Baseball Slugs to Sweep of Gators
Edmonds CC baseball had four eye-opening triumphs in a weekend sweep of the Green River College. On Saturday, the Tritons pummeled the Gators 17-0 in a shortened seven-inning run-rule contest. Guthrie Morrison and Trey Tiffany each collected three hits in game one. Elliot Carney picked up his second wining decision on the mound as well. Edmonds also won the nightcap 10-4. Guthrie Morrison had another three-hit game, and Drew Carlson slugged the first Triton round tripper of the year.
On Sunday it was two more decisive run-rule victories for Edmonds, 27-1 and 11-2. Ten Triton hitters had multiple hit days. In all, the Tritons scored 65 runs on the weekend, and improved to 6-0 on the season. Edmonds takes its first overnighter of the year when it visits Moses Lake this weekend for games with Big Bend CC and Thompson Rivers University. TRU is a four-year Canadian university that competes in the Canadian College Baseball Conference.
Softball Adds Three More Wins, Improves to 8-1
Triton Softball continued a successful start to the 2018 campaign, winning three of four games at Bellevue College this past weekend against South region opponents Chemeketa CC and Southwestern Oregon CC. On Saturday Edmonds topped Chemeketa 13-5 in six innings and later drubbed Southwestern Oregon 9-1 (6). The SWOCC Lakers handed the Tritons their first loss of the season on Sunday, 6-4, but Edmonds responded with a blow out 21-1 (5) victory over Chemeketa.
Softball is now 8-1 as they prepare for the Inter-Region Tournament this weekend at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. When the schedule is released, we will announce it on our social media.
Triton Men's Hoops Readies for NWAC Championships
The Edmonds CC men's basketball team notched their fourth straight victory at Skagit Valley last week, and clinched a playoff berth to the NWAC Championship Tournament. After starting North region play 2-4, Edmonds finished 6-2 in their final eight league games, and will now participate in the post season for the fifth time in the last six years. The victory in the season finale also marked win No. 20 on the year for the squad. Edmonds CC is pitted against Linn-Benton CC in their opener, which tips off at noon on Saturday, March 10 inside the Walt Price Fitness Center on the campus of Everett CC. Read More > >
Triton Men Punch Ticket to NWAC Championships
The Edmonds CC men's basketball team notched their fourth straight victory at Skagit Valley Wednesday night, and clinched a playoff berth to the NWAC Championship Tournament. Sophomore Tyler Morris led the way with a season-high 28 points as the Tritons defeated the Cardinals in convincing fashion, 106-81. After starting North region play 2-4, Edmonds finished 6-2 in their final eight league games, and will now participate in the post season for the fifth time in the last six years. The victory in the season finale also marked win No. 20 on the year for the squad.
The Tritons will be the 3-seed from the North but will not know their opponent until Sunday night. The NWAC Championship Tournament selection show is at 3pm on Sunday, March 4 on the NWAC Sports Network.
Softball Returns from Richland 5-0
Edmonds CC softball started the 2018 slate in perfect fashion, taking five wins in the NWAC Preseason Crossover Tournament in Richland. The Tritons downed Big Bend (15-8) and Columbia Basin (11-7) Saturday, and won three more games on Sunday: Yakima (8-0), Walla Walla (6-3), and Blue Mountain (13-3). Freshman Riley Sykes threw a no-hitter against Yakima, and sophomore hurler Seli Aholelei had an 11-strikeout gem against Walla Walla on Sunday.
Triton softball will play South region opponents Chemeketa CC and Southwestern Oregon CC in a round robin tournament at Bellevue College this weekend. All games are being played at Bellevue College's new turf facility below the baseball diamond. Bleachers have not yet been installed so plan to bring chairs if you're headed to the games this weekend. Any weather-related changes will be announced via the Edmonds CC athletics twitter (@EdCCTritons1).
Baseball Blanks Pierce Twice to Open 2018
Edmonds CC baseball started the 2018 season with two shutouts, 8-0 and 5-0, over Pierce College Saturday at Triton Field. Sophomore Elliot Carney earned the win in the opener after going five strong innings. Freshman bump Will Smith registered the victory in game two, after three innings of scoreless work. In both games it was the big inning that propelled Edmonds to victory. In the opener, the Tritons scored seven runs in the 7th, and used a four-run 5th inning to put away the nightcap. Freshman infielder Yugo Hamakawa went 4-for-5 in the first game. Guthrie Morrison, Matt Benjamin, and Evan Hurn all had two-hit games.
Triton baseball has a four-game set scheduled with Green River College from the NWAC West region. Saturday's home doubleheader starts at 1 p.m. Any weather-related changes for the weekend will be announced via the Edmonds CC athletics twitter (@EdCCTritons1).
Triton Men Win Third Straight Road Game
They may have taken the hardest route, but Edmonds CC men's basketball has put themselves in a position to clinch an NWAC playoff berth with a win at Skagit Valley on Wednesday. Three straight road victories have helped the Tritons jump up to third place in the North region standings. In a must-win game at Whatcom on February 21, the Tritons used a big run at the start of the second half to avenge an earlier loss to the Orcas; Edmonds defeated Whatcom 100-88. Zach Walton led the way with 34 points, and three other Tritons -- Jake Higgins (19 points), Loren LaCasse (12 points), and Raven Frazier (12 points) -- each reached double figures in the win.
At Peninsula Saturday it was a career night for Rotash Mattu. The sophomore center scored 15 points, had 13 rebounds, and rejected 4 shots. Mattu was coming off a 6-block night at Whatcom the previous game. Walton notched another double double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Morris added 11 points off the bench. After breaking a 24-24 tie with 2:54 left in the first stanza, Edmonds led the rest of the way. The Pirates cut the lead to four points with just under three minutes left in the second half, but the Tritons withstood the run, and eventually put the Pirates away 65-53.
All focus is now on the upcoming clash with Skagit Valley. Win, and they're in. Follow live stats of the game here. The NWAC Championship Tournament selection show is on Sunday, March 4 on the NWAC Sports Network. Tune in at 3 p.m.
Women's Basketball Concludes Season at Skagit
The Edmonds CC women's basketball team will finish their season Wednesday at Skagit Valley College. The ladies are coming off two losses last week at Whatcom February 21, and at Peninsula February 24. Zaria Smith, who has been the team's leading scorer in a majority of their games this season, again provided the offensive spark and led the team in scoring both games. Edmonds is seeking its sixth win of the year in the season finale. The Tritons fell to playoff-bound Skagit 68-45 in Seaview Gym on January 31.
Men's Basketball: Huge Matchup Looms at Whatcom Wednesday
Triton men's basketball tallied a road victory at Shoreline Wednesday, and almost pulled off the upset Saturday, but fell to No. 1 Everett 100-93 at home. Edmonds led most of the game on a night where nine sophomores were honored prior to the tipoff. Now, this Wednesday's matchup at Whatcom has major NWAC playoff implications for the Tritons. Full Story > >
Triton Women's Hoops Stuns No. 6 Everett
Edmonds CC women's basketball was off Wednesday leading up to their last home game against Everett on Saturday. The home finale did not disappoint as the Tritons notched their biggest win of the season. Edmonds upset sixth-ranked Everett CC 73-70 using a full team effort. Full Story > >
Game Week is here for Baseball, Softball
The 2018 season is here for both Triton spring sports. Baseball opens the 2018 campaign at home this Saturday, February 24 against Pierce College. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 12 p.m. General admission for all Triton home games are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/youth, and free for children, Edmonds CC staff, faculty, and students. Baseball has qualified for the NWAC playoffs in five consecutive years.
Softball completed a successful scrimmage at Pacific Lutheran University, and is now ready to play for real this weekend in Richland, Wash. The ladies will play four games in total over the weekend, starting with Big Bend CC at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Softball has made back-to-back appearances at the NWAC Championships the past two years, including a record-setting season in 2017.
King Triton Trumped By Facebook Votes, Bows Out of Challenge
After a surprise upstart showing in weeks two and three of the NWAC Mascot Challenge, Edmonds CC's mascot King Triton was defeated in the Final Four Round. In a matchup against Walla Walla CC, the votes on Facebook made the difference in the final result. Walla Walla, who now moves on to the championship, had 445 shares on Facebook, which counted for three times as many votes as likes on the platform.
Still, King Triton held his own. The prince of the sea garnered more votes than Walla Walla on Twitter and Instagram, seeing a huge wave of engagement. The week four post on Twitter received 95 retweets and 120 likes, and his Instagram post saw 116 likes. The Twitter votes for Edmonds were the highest of any school in weeks 3 and 4, and the votes on Instagram were the best of any school in week three, and tallied the second-highest score in week four.
We thank everyone in the Edmonds CC and larger surrounding community for your support during the #NWACMascotChallenge2018 and look forward to the competition again next year. King Triton improved his standing from the previous year, was one round short of the championship, and proved that Edmonds CC has a ton of Triton Pride!
To learn more about the mascot challenge... Read More > >
Triton Men Notch Important Win Over OC
Triton men's basketball split games at home the past week. On Wednesday, February 7 the Tritons led at halftime 40-29, but Bellevue College was able to close out the comeback victory in Seaview Gym 93-81. Zach Walton recorded a double double after the first half (11 points, 10 rebounds) and went on to finish with 28 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 assists. Raven Frazier added 15 points and 6 assists, and Tyler Morris hit multiple clutch three pointers to keep Edmonds close late; Morris had 19 points.
On Saturday, it was much the opposite of Wednesday's tilt, with Edmonds trailing at the half, 42-32. The Tritons used a 14-7 run to start the second stanza, and took the lead 52-51 before fending off Olympic College 88-84. The come-from-behind win was aided by extra support from the packed house that was in attendance for Triton Spirit Day. The quarterly event, which is a collaboration between athletics and CSEL, served free pizza to students and put on halftime activities for prizes. Four players scored in double figures for Edmonds: Zach Walton (22), Loren LaCasse (21), Jake Higgins (18), and Tyler Morris (11); Walton and LaCasse also earned double doubles.
The fight for playoff spots in the North continues to be contencious. Everett CC has separated themselves from the pack atop the standings with a 8-1 record, but the remaining three spots are still wide open with five league games left. Edmonds (16-8, 4-5 North) will look to swipe a road victory at Shoreline (7-13, 3-6 North) on Wednesday, and returns to Seaview Gym to host Everett for sophomore night on Saturday, February 17. Orangetheory Fitness will be in the gym with free giveaways to promote their new Lynnwood location, and will sponsor a halftime contest for a prize. All Triton sophomores will be honored prior to the start of the 4 p.m. contest.
Women's Hoops Drops Two, Off Until Saturday
Edmonds CC women's basketball dropped both of their region contests this past week, Wednesday to Bellevue College, and Saturday to Olympic College. Although the team is in full rebuilding mode this year, they continue to fight tough against all opponents. In Wednesday's 68-54 loss, the Tritons cut the Bulldog lead to just six points headed into the fourth quarter. Zaria Smith netted 24 points, and Hailey Carlson registered 10 rebounds in the loss.
On Saturday, Olympic led wire-to-wire to upend the Tritons 52-45. Similar to Wednesday's contest, Edmonds was able to cut the lead to just one point at the end of the third quarter (33-32), but was unable to collect the win. Smith had a team-high 16 points, and Caitlin Rojas chipped in 12 points. Myra Tadytin grabbed 10 rebounds.
Shoreline CC canceled their women's season this year, so the Tritons (4-19, 1-7 North) have an off day on Wednesday. They'll return to action against region-leader Everett CC (18-4, 7-1 North) on Saturday, February 17. That will mark the final home game of the season -- make sure to join us as Orangetheory Fitness will also be in the gym with free giveaways to promote their new Lynnwood location.
King Triton Advances to Final Four of NWAC Mascot Challenge
Edmonds CC's college mascot, King Triton, has advanced to the Final Four of the NWAC Mascot Challenge. Last week as the No. 6 seed, King Triton pulled off the upset, upending the 3-seed Pierce College. This week will determine who moves on to the championship match.
Help King Triton in the contest by voting: retweet, like, and share this week's post on our social media with the hashtag #NWACmascotchallenge2018. This week's post will come out on Wednesday, February 7.
This is the second year NWAC schools are competing for a $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to the mascot champion. Visit our social media below and help us in the contest!
Want to learn more about the mascot challenge and see updated vote counts? Read More > >
Spencer Haywood Visits the Tritons
Former Seattle Supersonic legend, Olympic gold medalist, and NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood shared his experiences as an athlete activist at Edmonds CC on January 11 as part of the college's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Speaking before a packed house at the Black Box Theatre, and later with Triton student-athletes in a special session inside Seaview Gym, Haywood reflected on his life path and spoke about paving the way for those after him. Our very own Devin Price, a member of the Triton men's basketball team, interviewed Haywood. See more pictures on Facebook.
Walton Has Edmonds Back in Contention
Sophomore Zach Walton has recovered from injury to lead the Edmonds CC men's basketball team to a 13-4 record and No. 3 ranking in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll. He was featured in a recent article from The Herald. Walton is averaging nearly 20 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 3 assists per contest.
Women's Basketball Looks to End Skid
The Edmonds CC women's hoops team fell in two games this past week to extend their losing streak to 10 games. Tritons lost a non-league contest to Northwest Indian College on Wednesday, 65-61. On Saturday, the women were defeated by No. 7-ranked Everett, 81-50. Tiara Tapua, Caitlin Rojas, and Zaria Smith scored in double digits on Wednesday; on Saturday Smith and Lynnae Wilds led the team with 14 and 10 points respectively. The Tritons now have two home matchups against the other winless teams in the North -- Wednesday vs. Whatcom (5-11, 0-3 North), and Saturday vs. Peninsula (2-13, 0-3 North). Coming off the 2016-17 season in which Edmonds had no wins, this year's team has earned three non-league victories in 2017-18.
Men's Hoops Splits Again, Now 2-2 in the North
Edmonds CC men's basketball split North Region games this past week, defeating Shoreline at home Wednesday, 76-64, and losing to No. 2-ranked Everett CC Saturday, 117-100. Edmonds used a balanced scoring attack to top the Dolphins -- Jake Higgins, Devin Price, Raven Frazier, and Zach Walton all reached double figures. On Saturday, the Trojans offensive effort was too much, as the two-headed monster of Gio Jackson (32 points) and Markieth Brown Jr. (28 points) pushed past the Tritons in what was most likely the combined highest scoring game of the year in the NWAC. Jake Higgins dropped six trifectas to lead Edmonds in scoring with 25 points. Here's a game recap from The Herald. The men will face Whatcom (9-9, 2-2 North) and Peninsula (12-7, 2-2 North) in two home tilts this week. Six teams are knotted at 2-2 in the standings currently.
Fenster Chosen as New Women's Soccer Coach
Adam Fenster has been named head coach of the Edmonds Community College women's soccer program. Fenster has 12 years of collegiate coaching experience on the men's and women's side, both at Bellevue College and The Evergreen State College. His men's team at Bellevue qualified for the playoffs all four years he was at the helm, including two title game appearances, and one NWAC championship in 2009. Fenster is actively involved in youth soccer, and has coached for the Greater Seattle Surf Club since 2012.
"Adam is an exciting addition to our coaching staff. He is dynamic and understands the NWAC," said athletic director Spencer Stark. Fenster has worked with the Washington State Olympic Development Program and holds his USSF "B" License. "I'm excited about the opportunity. Edmonds is a great school, with a great group of people, and it has a rich tradition of excellence," said Fenster. Full Story > >
Zach Walton Nabs NWAC Player of the Week
Sophomore strong forward Zach Walton was selected as Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball Player of the Week on December 19. The Morton, Wash. product leads Edmonds in scoring and rebounds, and is near the top of the conference in both categories as well. Walton has been a consistent force early on, and has helped the team to a 9-1 start this season. Read More > >
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 competitive 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
Edmonds 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 CC went 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 >>