Baseball Sweeps Douglas, Controls Destiny
Showdown looms versus Everett in region finale
The stage is set for this weekend when Edmonds and Everett -- the two Snohomish County NWAC baseball powers -- collide for the regular season finale, which will determine the 2019 North Region crown. The fifth-ranked Tritons and top-ranked Trojans begin their pivotal four-game set at Triton Field on Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m.
Recent history has seen the two squads jockey for North Region supremacy. Dating back to 2008, Edmonds has secured 5 titles, Everett 4, followed by Bellevue with 3 and Skagit with 1. Other than Everett, Bellevue, and Skagit's three-way shared title in 2016, it has been Edmonds or Everett claiming the top spot every year since 2011.
The same four team lineup will also be the four playoff qualifiers from the region, which is already in place headed into the final weekend of play. Skagit has the bye week and has already filled the No. 4 spot -- they will head to the West-hosted NWAC Super Regional. The remaining slots will be determined by the Tritons' series and Bellevue's with Shoreline.
Edmonds (30-9, 15-5 North) put themselves in a position to contend after sweeping Douglas last weekend by the scores of 12-4, 4-2, 5-4, and 9-2. Solid starting pitching was the formula for success and has been the key ingredient in their current 7-game winning streak. During the win streak the pitching staff is holding opponents to under 3 runs per game. Superb outings by starters Luke Tedrick (6 IP, 0 ER), Wyatt Stanley (8 IP, 2 ER, 11 K), Eric Shinjo (9 IP, 4 ER, 11 K, CG), and Noah Fenz (8 IP, 0 ER, 12 K) propelled them to victory.
What has been most impressive about the team this year has been their ability to overcome a rash of injuries. Five players have gone down with season-ending injuries, and many players on the roster have been banged up and missed significant time at different points throughout the season. Nevertheless, the Tritons have pushed ahead and have their playoff destiny in front of them and in their control.
Friday's final home doubleheader are the 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Games -- there will be free admission for all active duty, reserve, national guard, veterans, and their families. The U.S. Joint Volunteer Service Command will be providing color guard prior to the start and veteran Keith Sessions, Captain with the South County Fire Regional Fire Authority, will be singing the national anthem. Keith's wife Shannon, who is also a veteran and current City of Lynnwood council member, will be throwing out the first pitch.
Between games 8 Triton sophomores will be honored as they play in their final home games of their Triton careers. This class leaves Edmonds with another 30-win season and helped win the North Region title in 2018.
Softball Completes 10-Game Road Swing
Tritons win their final seven straight away from Triton Field
After dropping the first three contests of a tough 10-game road stretch, the Edmonds CC softball team bounced back to win their last seven in a row. Edmonds took all three doubleheaders last week, sweeping games from Pierce College, Highline College, and Skagit Valley College to improve to 33-8 overall, and 22-6 in the North.
Tuesday's sweep of Pierce saw the Tritons plate 48 runs in 13 innings winning 25-14 and 23-11. In all, the Tritons belted 8 home runs by 6 different players. Wednesday's sweep of Highline put the team over the 30-win mark for the second consecutive year, a feat that hasn't been done in the program's history. In two games completely opposite of Tuesday's slugfests, Edmonds showed grit, winning two-run affairs, 4-3 and 2-1. It was Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna's RBI single in the 6th that proved to be the game-winner in the first game. Cecilia Robbins went the distance for the complete game. In the nightcap, two 1st inning runs held up as Riley Sykes earned the win in the circle.
On Saturday, the Tritons won an extra inning thriller in the first tilt, to turn Skagit Valley away 10-9 in 8 innings. Staisa Micky's pinch-hit RBI knock in the top of the 8th was the difference. Prestyne Kaimi-Montiracontinued her spectacular offensive surge with two homers. The freshman has now launched 20 home runs on the year, good for 4th overall in the NWAC. Edmonds clobbered Skagit 17-5 in 5 innings to claim the sweep.
Infielder Ciena Kauhi is also at the top of the NWAC leaderboard in stolen bases (31), and the Triton offense is the top hitting team in the league with a .424 batting average. Nine Tritons are batting over .400, and there are no players under .360 on the team. Edmonds leads or is near the top of several offensive categories in the conference: Runs (485, 1st), hits (538, 1st), doubles (110, 1st), triples (18, 2nd), home runs (65, 4th), stolen bases (94, 1st), and on-base percentage (.495, 2nd).
North Region action concludes in the cozy confines of Triton Field as Pierce College (11-25, 7-21 North) and Douglas College (31-8, 21-7 North) end the regular season this Wednesday, May 8, and Saturday, May 11. Saturday's home games with Douglas College will be Sophomore Day as we will honor our 7 sophomores between games. First pitch is scheduled for noon. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 teens/seniors, and free for children under 12 or for those with their EdPass.
Edmonds has clinched a spot in the NWAC Championship Tournament -- the Tritons have been steady in the No. 4 spot of the last four weekly RPI Rankings. The double-elimination Championship Tournament begins Friday, May 17 in Spokane, Wash.
Triton Athletics Wins Inaugural T Trophy
LYNNWOOD -- Triton softball's sweep of Everett on April 12 clinched the overall victory for the Edmonds Community College Athletic Department over Everett CC in the inaugural "T" Trophy competition between the two rival Snohomish County colleges.
Edmonds and Everett went head to head in the sports of women's soccer, men's soccer, volleyball, women's basketball, men's basketball, softball, and baseball this athletic season.
Headed into softball's doubleheader at Everett, the Tritons held a 9 to 5 advantage. With the two wins, baseball's four-game series May 10 and 12 will not affect the final result. The Tritons now have 11 wins and have officially been declared the winner for the 2018-19 athletic season. Rivalry Schedule, Standings and Results > >
Baseball Downs Dolphins with 3 in a row
Edmonds will host Douglas College Friday at Triton Field
The Triton baseball team topped Shoreline CC in three straight games to win their North Region series over the weekend. The Dolphins defeated the Tritons 7-1 in game one on Saturday, April 27 but won the nightcap, and took both tilts at Shoreline on Sunday. Yugo Hamakawa plated the only Triton run in the first game with a double in the 3rd inning. Jacob Butler was 3-for-4 and Sam Jones added two hits.
In Saturday's second contest the Tritons jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 3rd and that was all Wyatt Stanley needed to turn the Dolphins away. The sophomore right-hander went 8 innings, scattering 5 hits and notched 9 strikeouts to earn his 5th win of the year. Hamakawa was 2-for-4 in the victory; the final score was 5-1.
The first game on Sunday, April 28 was tied up at 2-2 into the 8th until Leighton Moniz's RBI single put the Tritons up one run. The Dolphins would score a run in the bottom of the 9th to take the game into extra innings before Nic Sokol's single scored 2 runs and ultimately won the game for the Tritons, 5-3 in 10 innings. Michael Buchanan got the last out of the 9th and shut the door in the 10th to close out his second game of the series on the bump.
Edmonds had an 11-4 triumph in the series finale behind an 11-hit attack led by Jones (3-for-5, 2 RBI) and Sokol (2-for-3, RBI). Alex Garcia and Moniz each tallied 2 RBI apiece.
Headed into the final two weeks of regional play Edmonds (26-9, 11-5 North) sits in second place tied with Bellevue (24-12, 11-5 North), and trails Everett (30-6, 14-2 North) by 2.5 games. North Region standings > > Their next series against Douglas College (5-18, 2-14 North) begins on Friday, May 3 at Triton Field. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. Sunday's doubleheader in Surrey, British Columbia will be played at Whalley Park (10635 University Drive, Surrey B.C., V3T 4B3).
Tritons Tripped up at Bellevue, Shoreline
Six more road games are on tap this week
Triton softball's 14-game win streak was snapped Saturday, April 27 at Bellevue College. The top-ranked Bulldogs disposed of the Tritons 10-2 and 12-4. Chantelle Shimabukuro was 2-for-3 in the first game; Shanelle Lum was 2-for-2 with a double and solo home run (her 4th of the season).
In the second game the Bulldogs broke a 4-4 tie in the 4th with an 8-run outburst which put the game out of reach. Shimabukuro, Kamalei Labasan (2 RBI), and Rhilmina Sagapolutele each had 2 hits in the loss. Kayla Hensley and Sagapolutele also homered.
Edmonds was at Shoreline on Sunday and lost a heartbreaker in the first one, 14-10 before drubbing the Dolphins 21-2 in the nightcap. The Tritons led 10-5 headed into the bottom of the 7th, but the Dolphins came back, ending the game with a walk-off grand slam home run. Sagapolutele blasted another dinger -- her 10th of the year -- and Prestyne Kaimi-Montira, Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna, and Labasan each added 2 hits in a losing effort.
Shanelle Lum limited the Dolphin hitters to just 2 runs and collected the win in the cirlce as the Triton offense produced 21 runs to split the day. Kamalei Labasan was 3-for-3 with 4 runs scored and 3 RBI, Kaimi-Montira drove in 7 runs, and Mckenzie Beavin belted a grand slam. Taylor Shigeta and Chantelle Shimabukuro tallied 2 hits in the win.
The weekly NWAC Softball RRI Rankings were released April 29 and the Tritons have stayed put as the No. 4 team. Bellevue moved up to No. 1, and Douglas is No. 5. The busy road stretch continues for softball -- they head to Pierce on Tuesday, Highline on Wednesday, and Skagit Valley on Saturday.
Softball Extends Win Streak to 14
Edmonds faces No. 1 Bellevue in a key twinbill Saturday, April 27
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC softball continued their winning ways, recording another North Region sweep on April 23 at home versus Olympic College. The Tritons run-ruled the Rangers 13-0 and 17-4 -- both games ended after 5 innings and extended the team's win streak to 14. Cecilia Robbins and Riley Sykesboth collected wins in the circle. Ciena Kauhi went 4-for-7 on the day and swiped 4 bags. Kamalei Labasan was 2-for-3 with a triple and 3 RBI in the nightcap. Staisa Micky and Rhilmina Sagapolutele both had 6 RBI and hit grand slams in a 8-run 3rd inning outburst to seal the second game victory. Both teams wore pink to help raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer for the NFCA Strikeout Cancer doubleheader.
On April 17-18, Edmonds earned four wins in two road non-league twinbills against Clackamas CC and Clark College. The Tritons defeated Clackamas 6-3 and 17-13 and Clark 11-3 and 16-1. On April 12 they swept Snohomish County rival Everett 11-3 and 19-9 and clinched the inaugural T Trophy for the Edmonds CC Athletic department.
Softball is ranked No. 4 in the NWAC Coaches Poll that was released April 24. North Region foes Bellevue (No. 1) and Douglas (No. 5) are also ranked in the poll. Edmonds is currently No. 4 in the NWAC RPI. The 16-team NWAC Championship Tournament is seeded by RPI, regardless of regional play finish.
The Tritons now head into a packed stretch of games over the next week. Saturday marks the start of a 10-game stretch -- all on the road -- in just one week's time. First up is top-ranked Bellevue on April 27. Bellevue (32-5, 21-3 North) and Edmonds (26-5, 15-3 North) sit atop the North standings headed into the pivotal matchup at Bellevue. The Bulldogs and Tritons split their previous games at Triton Field on March 28. Edmonds goes to Shoreline April 28, Pierce April 30, Highline May 1, and Skagit Valley May 4.
Baseball Splits with Bellevue
The Tritons took 3 of 4 from Olympic the previous weekend; next up is Shoreline
BELLEVUE -- The Triton baseball team rallied to plate 4 runs in the top of the 9th inning at Bellevue in game two on Sunday, April 21 to win 7-4 and earn a series split with the Bulldogs. Edmonds took the first game of the series 3-2 in 10 innings, and fell to the Bulldogs 6-1 and 7-1 in the middle games of the set.
David Gibons provided the offensive punch on Saturday -- he went a combined 4-for-8 in the two tilts. Jacob Butler was 2-for-3 in the series opener, and Luke Tedrick hurled 7 innings allowing only 1 earned run. Catcher Alex Garciahad a monster day on Sunday at Bellevue, going 6-for-8 in the doubleheader. He scored 2 runs, drove in 2, drew 2 walks, and clubbed 2 doubles.
The previous weekend, the Tritons defeated the Olympic 3 of 4 games. David Gibons led the way offensively -- the sophomore slammed two round trippers and totaled 8 RBI on the weekend. Luke Tedrick, Wyatt Stanley, and Noah Fenz earned wins on the bump.
The Tritons (23-8, 8-4 North) will square off with Shoreline (15-16, 6-9 North) this weekend, April 27-28. Edmonds hosts the Dolphins at Triton Field on Saturday. First pitch on both days is 1 p.m.
Baseball is ranked No. 5 in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll that was released April 24. Two other North Region schools made the list -- Everett is No. 1 and Bellevue came in at No. 8. Edmonds and Everett will matchup in the regular season finale on May 10 and 12.
Three More Tritons Earn NWAC Honors
Softball's Shimabukuro and Robbins, Baseball's Gibbons receive recognition
Triton spring sports continue to haul in awards from the conference office. Sophomore freshman pitcher Cecilia Robbins (Mukilteo, Wash.) was chosen as the Week 5 NWAC Softball Pitcher of the Week on April 23. Robbins has been outstanding in the circle, and has been a key cog in Edmonds' 14-game winning streak. Read More > >
Sophomore infielder/pitcher David Gibons (Redmond, Wash.) was named the NWAC Baseball Week 4 Batter of the Week on April 17 after going 7-for-17 in the Tritons' series with Olympic. He homered twice in the four-game set. Read More > >
Sophomore infielder Chantelle Shimabukuro (Aiea, Hawaii) was honored as the NWAC Softball Week 3 Batter and Athlete of the Week. The NFCA All-American hit .714 in the week of play with 2 home runs and 8 RBI. Read More > >
Sophomore pitcher Luke Tedrick (Federal Way, Wash.) was the NWAC Baseball Week 1 Pitcher and Athlete of the Week on March 28.
All Seven Sports Signing Players for 2019-20
As of April 25, there are 63 new student-athletes that are set to join the Triton Athletics family, and more players are on the way. To see the most updated list of next year's signing class for all sports, visit the NWAC website link here > >
Men's hoops, volleyball to host summer camps
The Edmonds CC men's basketball and volleyball programs have announced their annual summer camp dates in Seaview Gym. The youth camp for basketball is July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to elementary and middle school-aged boys and girls. Cost is $125. More info > > Volleyball will be hosting two camps -- one for high school-aged athletes, and one for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls. The dates are July 29-31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($175) & August 7-9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($125). More info > >
Howe Takes Over Women's Soccer Coaching Reigns
Edmonds Community College has named Aaron Howe as it's next women's soccer coach. Howe has a considerable amount of collegiate coaching experience at different levels and takes over the reigns immediately. He has a proven track record of building successful programs, recruiting student-athletes and moving them on to four-year schools, and holds his USSF National B License. Read More > >
Softball sweeps Douglas in Canada
SURREY -- For the first time in school history, Triton softball took two games from Douglas College. The Royals, who are the only Canadian college in the NWAC, joined the conference and North Region in 2011. Edmonds swept the Royals on Tuesday, April 9 in Surrey, B.C., 10-0 and 6-3. In the first game Cecilia Robbins hurled a complete game shutout, scattering just 4 hits to earn her 9th win of the season. Staisa Micky was 3-for-4 and McKenzie Beavin was 2-for-3 in the win. Prestyne Kaimi-Montira's 2-run jack in the top of the 9th inning broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Tritons to the extra-inning victory in the nightcap. Chantelle Shimabukuro and Staisa Micky were both 3-for-5, and Rhilmina Sagapolutele added 2 hits. Robbins went the final 3 plus innings to collect the win in the circle, relieveing Shanelle Lum.
The April 7 NWAC RPI rankings have Edmonds at No. 5. Douglas came in at No. 6., and fellow North foes Bellevue and Olympic were ranked No. 1 and No. 9 respectively. The Tritons were ranked No. 4 in the previous week's rankings. The newest NWAC Coaches Poll is also out as of April 10 -- Edmonds lands at No. 6. Bellevue takes the top spot, and Douglas is No. 4.
The Tritons travel to Everett (6-14, 3-11 North) on Friday to face their Snohomish County rivals at 2 p.m. The twinbill will be played at the Everett Boys & Girls Club. If Edmonds (18-5, 11-3 North) can sweep the Trojans, they will lock up the inaugural "T" Trophy before baseball even plays their four-game series in May.
Softball has also added games against South Region opponent Clackamas CC on Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. The doubleheaders will be played in Oregon City, Ore. North Region play continues April 23 at home versus Olympic College.
Baseball now hosts Olympic Friday
Edmonds CC baseball will now host Olympic College on Friday, April 12 at Triton Field. The opening games of the four-game series have been shifted from Sunday due to the impending weather forecast. Edmonds (18-5, 3-1 North) and Olympic (14-12, 2-2 North) are the only two teams from the North that have already had their bye week. Any schedule updates and changes will be posted on the Triton Athletics Twitter. The Tritons are ranked No. 3 in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll that was released on April 10. Edmonds was No. 1 in the first poll that came out March 27.
Tedrick honored as NWAC Athlete of the Week
Sophomore Luke Tedrick was honored as the NWAC Baseball Pitcher and Athlete of the Week on March 28. The southpaw has hurled 35 innings and tallied an outstanding 0.77 ERA (as of March 28). He pitched 8 scoreless innings against Lower Columbia on March 23, allowing just 5 hits and punching out 8 hitters.
Tedrick, who hails from Federal Way, Wash., has already signed at NCAA DI Seattle University.
Tritons clip Cardinals to earn series win
Saturday's wins keyed by Tedrick, Shinjo's pitching gems
LYNNWOOD -- Triton baseball dropped their NWAC North region opener to Skagit Valley in extra innings on Friday, March 29, but stormed back to defeat the Cardinals three straight games and win their NWAC North Region opening series.
Game 1 (L 4-3): Wyatt Stanley’s strong start was wasted in the extra-inning loss in the series opener. The sophomore right-hander went 7 plus innings, surrendering only 1 earned run. The University of Portland commit punched out 9 Cardinals' batters and has 31 strikeouts in 26 innings pitched this season. Jacob Butler was 2-for-3 in the losing effort. The Tritons uncharacteristically had 4 errors in the game, which haunted them.
Game 2 (W 8-4): Edmonds bounced back to top Skagit 8-4 in the nightcap at Triton Field. Sophomore shortstop Yugo Hamakawa paced the offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, triple, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Hamakawa has been a consistent contributer this season; he's batting .291 with 3 round trippers, 14 runs scored, and 20 RBI. David Gibons went 2-for-4 with a double, and lefty Evan Massie earned the win with over 4 innings of work from the bullpen.
Game 3 (W 3-0): Sophomore Luke Tedrick continued his recent dominance and spun another gem in Mount Vernon to lead the Tritons past the Cardinals 3-0 in the third game of the series. Tedrick went all 9 frames to notch the complete game, allowing just 5 hits and fanning 7 batters. The offense scored single runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. Sam Jones was 3-for-4 and had the game-winning RBI single in the 7th.
Game 4 (W 14-0): The Tritons routed Skagit in the series finale 14-0 in a mercy-rule 7-inning contest. Freshman righty Eric Shinjo shined in another impressive start, working 5 innings of scoreless ball. Shinjo is now 5-0 with a 0.84 ERA in 32 innings pitched. Leighton Moniz propelled the offense, going 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored. Nic Sokol and Yugo Hamakawa each added 2 hits apiece.
The previous week, the Tritons split their final non-league series of the season with defending NWAC champion Lower Columbia College. Edmonds' offense was stymied in Longview on March 22, but the team responded with two wins at home the next day, March 23.
The Tritons four-game set at home versus Clackamas April 5-6 has been cancelled due to impending weather. The forecast is calling for heavy rain both days. Edmonds (18-5, 3-1 North) returns to North Region action April 13 at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash.
Softball surpasses 20 runs twice in sweep of Skagit
The Tritons are coming off a busy stretch last week with six home games
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC softball team was dialed in on Wednesday, April 3 as they scored over 20 runs twice to sweep North Region opponent Skagit Valley at home. In just 8 offensive innings, the Tritons mounted 45 runs and 42 hits.
Game 1 (W 20-3): Edmonds scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, and exploded for 10 more in the bottom of the 2nd to run away from the Cardinals. Cecilia Robbins struckout 5 batters to earn her 8th win of the year in the circle. Game 2 (W 25-1): Similar to the first game, Edmonds plated 1 run in the 1st, and put up a 9-spot in the 2nd inning to take control. Shanelle Lum went all five innings to notch her 3rd pitching win of the season. Individual offensive highlights from the twinbill sweep: Staisa Micky 3-for-4, 2 RBI; Kamalei Labasan 5-for-8, 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 RBI; Ciena Kauhi4-for-5, 3 runs scored, 3B; Kayla Hensley 3-for-5, 3 runs scored, double, home run, 5 RBI; Liliola Vehikite 3-for-7, 5 runs scored, 2 RBI; Chantelle Shimabukuro 5-for-7, 3 runs scored, double, triple, home run, 8 RBI; Prestyne Kaimi-Montira 5-for-6, 5 runs scored, 2 home runs, 5 RBI; Taylor Shigeta 2-for-3, 3 runs scored, double, 4 RBI; Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna 5-for-9, 5 runs scored, double, home run, 4 RBI; Shanelle Lum 3-for-4, 2 runs scored, 5 RBI; Jordan Bentz 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI.
Triton softball welcomed three North Region opponents to Triton Field last week, and finished 4-2 overall. They split with Shoreline March 26, split with Bellevue March 28, and swept Highline March 30. Now in the heart of North Region play, the team has been without sophomore pitcher Riley Sykes as she’s been sidelined due to injury. Freshman pitcher Cecilia Robbins has been a stalwart, notching many quality innings in the circle. Sophomore Shanelle Lum has also seen plenty of action toeing the rubber, and the offense has continued to produce runs in bunches.
Shoreline Series | Game 1 (W 10-5): The Tritons took control in the middle innings and defeated the Dolphins 10-5 in the opener. Leadoff hitter Ciena Kauhi set the tone, going 3-for-4, and set the table for the middle of the order. Mckenzie Beavin, Kamalei Labasan, and Prestyne Kaimi-Montira each had 2 hits. Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna, Brooke Keli'iho'omalu and Kaimi-Montira all homered.
Game 2 (L 13-9): Shoreline scored 6 runs in the top of the 2nd inning, and was unable to complete the comeback, falling to the Dolphins 13-9. Kamalei Labasan and Mckenzie Beavin each had solo round trippers in the loss. Beavin and Staisa Micky had 3-hit performance at the plate. The Triton offense produced 16 hits but stranded 13 runners on base.
Bellevue Series | Game 1 (W 5-3): Both teams had six hits, but Edmonds was able to capitalize with runners in scoring position. Ciena Kauhi finished 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. She had the clutch single that scored two in the bottom of the 4th, which put the Tritons ahead for good. Prestyne Kaimi-Montira clubbed a two-run homer in the 3rd inning; the ball landed just past the baseball pitcher’s mound past the left field fence. Edmonds was able to snag a win from the No. 1-ranked Bellevue Bulldogs.
Game 2 (L 15-5): The defense fell apart in the nightcap, as the Tritons made a season-high 7 errors. The Bulldogs 4th inning was the backbreaker, as Bellevue scored 8 runs and built a lead Edmonds could not overcome. The Tritons mustered 8 hits (five of them doubles), and Rhilmina Sagapolutele hit her 4th home run of the year.
Highline Series | Game 1 (W 10-2): Edmonds’ offense jumped on Highline early and cruised to a 10-2 win in the first game. The Tritons 3-spot in the 3rd, followed by another 4-spot in the 4th put the game out of reach. The offense tallied 17 hits with contributions up and down the order. Ciena Kauhi (3B, 3 RBI), Liliola Vehikite (2B), and Kamalei Labasan (3B) all had 3 hits apiece. Chantelle Shimabukuro, Prestyne Kaimi-Montira (2B, 2 RBI), and Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna all added 2 hits in the contest. Cecilia Robbins earned her 7th win of the year in the circle, scattering four hits in five innings of work.
Game 2 (W 11-2): Leading 2-1, the Tritons’ five-run third inning was too much for the Thunderbirds to overcome. Five players collected two hits in the game: Ciena Kauhi, Liliola Vehikite, Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna, Jordan Bentz (3 RBI), and Rhilmina Sagapolutele (3 runs scored, 4 RBI). Sagapolutele ended the game in the sixth inning when she blasted her 5th home run of the year over the center field fence. The 3-run shot stamped a series sweep of Highline and improved the team’s league record to 7-3. Sophomore Shanelle Lum gave up just three hits and fanned six, going the distance in the circle to collect her second win of the year.
Edmonds doubleheader sweep of Everett on March 14 has helped Triton Athletics secure a 9 to 5 advantage over Everett in the inaugural "T Trophy" competition between the two Snohomish County athletic departments.
Edmonds (16-5, 9-3 North) was scheduled to play at Pierce College on Saturday, April 6 but the games were postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been set yet.
Triton Tidbits: Four hoopers land NWAC Academic Excellence Awards
Softball's Taylor Shigeta signs to play at Pacific Lutheran University; Volleyball's Heather Goodman inks with The Evergreen State College
LYNNWOOD -- Four Triton basketball players garnered NWAC Winter Academic Excellence Awards for their work in the classroom. Sophomores Tobyn Lawson (Shoreline, Wash.) and Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) from men's basketball made the list. Women's basketball sophomores, and sisters, Shanteriel Thompson (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Shontriel Thompson (Las Vegas, Nev.) also received recognition. Lawson holds a 3.99 GPA; Doyle, and the Thompson twins maintain a cumulative GPA over 3.25. NWAC Academic Excellence Awards are given to sophomores who have been recommended by the college and have met credits passed and GPA requirements.
Softball sophomore utility player Taylor Shigeta (Pearl City, Hawaii) has signed to play at NCAA DIII Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. to play for the Lutes next year. Shigeta is off to a hot start, batting .419 with 6 doubles and 14 RBI this season. The Lutes compete in the Northwest Conference.
Volleyball sophomore Heather Goodman (Lakeland, Fla.) has inked to play for The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. The outside hitter will join the Geoducks next fall. The NAIA school competes in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
Women's basketball seeks next head coach
Edmonds CC is looking for qualified applicants to apply to be the head coach of the women's basketball program. The position is open until filled. All inquires can be directed to athletic director Spencer Stark. For more information see the position annoucement.
Baseball ranked No. 1; Softball No. 5
Softball is up to No. 4 in the latest NWAC RPI rankings
Triton Baseball is the top-ranked team in the first release of the NWAC Baseball Coaches Poll that came out March 27. North foes Everett (No. 4) and Bellevue (No. 5) also made the list.
The Tritons moved up to No. 4 in the most recent NWAC RPI rankings which were released April 1. North Region opponents Bellevue (No. 1), Douglas (No. 6), and Olympic (No. 9) landed in the top 10.
Edmonds is currently ranked No. 5 in the last NWAC Coaches Poll installment (March 27).
Triton Tidbits: Abad signs with D1 LIU
Agbayani named to NWAC North All-Defensive Team
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC men's soccer sophomore Julio Abad recently signed his national letter of intent to attend Long Island University to play for the Post Pioneers next fall. LIU is making the transition to NCAA Division I competition and will compete in the Northeast Conference. Abad (Lynnwood, Wash.) was selected to the NWAC All-Region team and is a midfielder from Meadowdale High School.
Women's basketball freshman Sheilaika Agbayani (Lahaina, Hawaii) was selected to the NWAC North Region All-Defensive Team. Agbayani is a 5-foot-3 guard from Lahainaluna High School.
Trailblazers edge Tritons at NWAC Tourney
Kirk, Magaoay, Doyle earn North Region honors; Kirk tabbed as North Frosh of the Year
EVERETT -- Edmonds CC was unable to fend off the Centralia Trailblazers in the early morning game at the NWAC Championship Tournament on Thursday, March 7. The Tritons fell 73-71 to the No. 3 seed from the West Region. It was the fourth matchup between the two teams this season. The game was a physical, choppy back-and-forth game most of the first half as both teams went to the locker rooms tied up at 30-30.
The Trailblazers inside presence eventually took over in the second half as Centralia's Marqus Gilson started converting easy looks under the rim. Edmonds used their trademark defensive pressure to force turnovers and closed the gap to 56-51 after two putbacks from Tobyn Lawson, but Centralia was able to fend off the run and prevailed taking advantage of multiple offensive rebounds.
Gilson was force for Centralia, finishing with a 17-point, 15-rebound, 7-block effort. Drew Magaoay was the game's top scorer with 23 points and 5 steals. Sean Kirk added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the losing effort. Centralia moved on to face the defending NWAC champion North Idaho on Friday. NIC beat the Trailblazers and has advanced to next weekend's Final Four.
Sophomore guard Drew Magaoay (Shoreline, Wash.) was named to the NWAC North Region 1st Team, sophomore point guard Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) was selected to the North All-Defensive Team, and freshman Sean Kirk (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) was tabbed as a 1st Team selection and North Freshman of the Year. Magaoay, a transfer from Western Washington University, averaged 18.7 ppg, 1.9 spg, and shot 86% from the charity stripe. Doyle emerged as the catalyst for the Tritons this year with his relentless effort on both ends of the floor. He averaged 10.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 5 apg, and 2.7 spg. Kirk scored 18.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg, and shot 50% from the field this season. The Mountlake Terrace high school product follows former Triton star Zach Walton with freshman of the year honors.
Edmonds men's hoops turned in another outstanding season with a 19-10 record. The Tritons have been a playoff qualifier six of the past seven seasons.
Women's Basketball seeks next head coach
Edmonds CC is looking for qualified applicants to apply to be the head coach of the women's basketball program. The position is open until filled. All inquires can be directed to athletic director Spencer Stark. For more information see the position announcement.
Baseball sweeps over the weekend, now 11-2
Edmonds went 4-0 against Columbia Basin and Walla Walla
LYNNWOOD -- Triton baseball earned four more wins over the weekend, defeating Columbia Basin College and Walla Walla CC to up their record to 11-2. Edmonds beat Columbia Basin 10-3 and Walla Walla 5-4 Saturday; they defeated Walla Walla 5-0 and Columbia Basin 2-1 Sunday.
Game 1: Jacob Butler led the offensive attack going 3-for-4. Edmonds scored two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth, never looking back. Leighton Moniz, David Gibons, and Ben David each collected two hits apiece. Gibons also launched his first home run of the year. Righty Wyatt Stanley earned his third victory of the year going six innings of scoreless ball.
Game 2: Saturday's nightcap was a comeback affair -- the Warriors broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth inning, but the Tritons responded with two runs in the bottom half to win 5-4. Noah Fenz allowed only three runs in seven innings. RBI's for Gage Gibson, Zach Archibald, Chris Cook, Leighton Moniz, and Ben David.
Game 3: The Tritons rode Luke Tedrick's strong start to a 5-0 blanking of Walla Walla. The sophomore left-hander fanned six over seven frames to earn the win. Leighton Moniz and Jalil Marinez were both 2-for-4 with two runs scored; Chris Cook was 2-for-3.
Game 4: Gage Gibson was 2-for-3, and Jalil Marinez provided both RBI's for Edmonds as the Tritons held on to edge CBC 2-1 in the weekend finale. Freshman Eric Shinjo went six innings to nab the pitching win.
The Tritons were scheduled to travel to Yakima Valley College this weekend, but because of field conditions the four games east of the mountains have been canceled. Edmonds will now host Centralia College on Sunday, March 17 for a doubleheader starting at noon. Most up-to-date information can be found on the athletics Twitter (@EdCCTritons1).
Softball 7-2 headed into region play Thursday
Edmonds faces Everett in a "T" Trophy matchup in home opener
LACEY -- The Edmonds CC softball team participated in the NWAC Inter-Region tournament March 9-10 and collected three wins in five games at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, Wash.
Game 1: Edmonds lost a slugfest to Big Bend 17-11 in their opener. Ciena Kauhi and Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna led the way with 3 hits each. Shanelle Lum, Mckenzie Beavin, Kayla Hensley, and Chantelle Shimabukuro all collected two hits apiece in the losing effort. The Tritons had 16 hits total as a team.
Game 2: The Tritons bounced back with a dominating performance over Chemeketa, disposing off the Storm 17-3 in a run-rule shortened game. Cecilia Robbins earned the win in the circle. (No box score available).
Game 3: Ciena Kauhi was a perfect 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored and helped Edmonds top Treasure Valley 9-1in five innings. The Tritons pounded out 13 hits to run away from the Chukars. Shanelle Lum's two-run opposite field home run ended the game in the fifth. Freshman pitcher Cecilia Robbins got her second win of the day.
Game 4: Shanelle Lum hurled five shutout innings in the circle as Edmonds defeated Grays Harbor 12-0 in five innings. Five Tritons had multiple hits in the game, including Staisa Micky, Brooke Keli'iho'omalu, and Jordan Bentz.
Game 5: Edmonds had chances offensively -- especially in the late innings -- but was unable to drive in runners and fell to Mt. Hood 6-4. Kamalei Labasan was 2-for-4; Staisa Micky went 2-for-3.
Edmonds home and North Region opener is Thursday, March 14 against rival Everett Community College (3-3). The Tritons will hope to build off a 7-5 lead in the "T" Trophy standings. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Triton Field. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens/seniors, and free for children under 12.
Men's hoops draws Centralia in NWAC opener
Edmonds opens the NWAC Championship Tournament Thursday morning
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds men's hoops closed out the regular season and sent their four sophomores out on top with a 94-76 victory over Whatcom CC in Seaview Gym on February 27. Several players contributed in the win; five scored in double figures. Edwin Weary Jr. (13 points, 15 rebounds) and Sean Kirk(14 points, 10 rebounds) notched double-doubles in the triumph. Edmonds secured the No. 2 spot from the North Region and finished the regular season 19-9 overall, with a 10-4 record in league play. The Tritons have won four of their past five games headed into the postseason, and return to the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven years. Four Triton sophomores (Drew Magaoay, Tobyn Lawson, Cameron Burns, and Thomas Doyle) were honored prior to tipoff on February 27 and played in their final home game of their Triton careers.
Edmonds found out their first round opponent late Sunday night as the NWAC Sports Network announced the 16 team Championship bracket. Their first round matchup with Centralia will mark the fourth time the two teams have met this season. The Tritons hold a 2-1 advantage in the series, defeating the Trailblazers in a wild comeback in overtime on December 1 in Centraila. The Blazers responded, knocking off the Tritons on their home court on December 9. Edmonds claimed the third meeting on Clackamas CC's neutral floor on December 29. Centralia has a balanced scoring attack and is arguably the most formidable No. 3 seed in any first round game. The game will also be the first of the tournament, with tipoff scheduled for 8 a.m. at Everett CC's Walt Price Fitness Center.
The final NWAC RPI rankings were released on March 5. North Region champion Everett was No. 1; Edmonds landed at No. 7, and Centralia came in at No. 5. In the coaches poll, Edmonds was No. 8 and Centralia received votes. If the Tritons can top Centralia, they may have a tough matchup in the second round. The winner of Clackamas and defending NWAC champion North Idaho (27-2, 16-0), who is the top-ranked squad in the Coaches Poll, would square off with the Tritons.
Read more in the Everett Herald > > Edmonds CC men get tough draw for NWAC Tournament
Softball wins all four games to open season
Edmonds top SWOCC and Centralia two times, both days; Inter-Region up next
BELLEVUE -- The Edmonds CC softball season got off to a great start over the weekend as the Tritons won all four games at the Bellevue College Invite March 2-3. The Tritons took two games from Southwestern Oregon CC and Centralia College both days to start the season with a 4-0 record.
Edmonds beat SWOCC 11-2 in the season opener behind Riley Sykes complete game in the circle. She scattered seven hits and allowed just one earned run. Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna was 2-for-4 with a triple; Kamalei Labasan was 2-for-5 with a double and 5 RBI. Cecilia Robbins earned her first collegiate pitching victory in the second game Saturday. Edmonds topped Centralia 11-2 in five innings. Stasia Micky was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI; Kayla Hensley slugged her first career home run and tallied 3 RBI.
On Sunday, Edmonds picked up where they left off and cruised past SWOCC 14-4 in five innings. Ciena Kauhi went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and Cacho-Kekahuna was 3-for-4 with 5 RBI and belted a grand slam. Shanelle Lum earned the victory in the circle. The Tritons completed the weekend sweep with an 11-2 win over Centralia in six innings in the nightcap. Sykes picked up her second win and second complete game of the season.
This weekend the team travels south to Lacey, Wash. for the NWAC Inter-Region Tournament at the Regional Athletic Complex.
Triton Baseball improves to 7-2
This weekend's games have shifted to Triton Field due to snow in Eastern Washington
LYNNWOOD -- After the first two weekends of the 2019 baseball season Edmonds CC finds themselves 7-2 overall. The Tritons took three of four games from Pierce College February 23-24, and won four of five games this past weekend against Big Bend CC, Lane CC, and the CC of Spokane.
Offensively freshman backstop Alex Garcia has started with a hot bat, with 7 hits in 17 at-bats, including two home runs and 7 RBI. Nic Sokol is batting .412 early on, and shortstop Yugo Hamakawahas left the yard twice and has 8 RBI overall.
On the mound, Noah Fenz and Wyatt Stanley have two wins, and two-way player David Gibons has notched two saves. Fenz has yet to allow an earned run in his first two outings. Evan Massie has provided seven innings of scoreless relief out of the bullpen. The staff has 74 punchouts overall compared to 24 walks issued.
This weekend's scheduled games in Eastern Washington against Columbia Basin College and Walla Walla CC have been shifted to Triton Field because of mother nature. Winter weather has brought snow to that area of the state that has still not thawed on their respective baseball diamonds. Edmonds will now host the Hawks and Warriors on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10. Daily general admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens/seniors, and free for children under the age of 12.
Women's hoops concludes season
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC women's basketball season came to an end on Wednesday night in Seaview Gym. The playoff-bound Whatcom Orcas (17-9, 9-5 North) defeated the Tritons 68-58. Edmonds struggled from behind the arc, shooting just 16% from deep. The squad battled back in the fourth quarter, but lost control of the game in the third quarter as the Orcas outscored the Tritons 22-12.
Sophomores Hailey Carlson, Shanteriel Thompson, Zaria Smith, Shontriel Thompson, Lynnae Wilds, and Myra Tadytin finished out their careers on Wednesday night and will be remembered for laying the foundation for the program's future success. Before the six sophomores joined the team, Edmonds had won just two games the previous two years, including a winless campaign in 2016-17.
Edmonds finished the year 10-12 overall with a 5-9 mark in the NWAC North. This year's 10 wins doubled the total number of wins from last year. The last time women's basketball reached 10 wins was the 2010-11 season when the Tritons finished 11-13. The permanent head coaching position for the program will be opened very soon.
Triton women knock off first place Rangers
BREMERTON -- The Edmonds CC women's basketball team pulled off the upset in Bremerton on Monday night, defeating the Olympic College Rangers on the road, 58-49. Edmonds collected their tenth win of the year, and will look to finish the season strong at home against Whatcom CC on Wednesday. Gieani Balino (15 points), Myra Tadytin (11 points), and Almond Slayton (10 points) reached double digits as the Tritons took control in the second half.
The six sophomores on the team will be honored before the start of Wednesday's final home game, which is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
Edmonds men's hoops is heading back to postseason for sixth time in seven years
MOUNT VERNON -- Edmonds CC earned a hard fought 79-74 win at Skagit Valley College on Saturday, February 23, and in the process, clinched another NWAC postseason berth. Sean Kirk and Drew Magaoay each scored 22 points apiece, helping the Tritons rebound from a recent loss at Bellevue. The men's basketball program has now qualified for the NWAC Championships six of the last seven years.
On Monday, February 25 the Tritons traveled to Bremerton for a makeup contest at Olympic College which was rescheduled due to the recent snowstorm. Edmonds struggled in the first half but came out of the locker room on fire to start the second stanza. The Tritons ripped off a 16-4 run whichpropelled them to a 81-75 victory in Bremerton. The Tritons outscored Olympic 47-30 in the second period. Sean Kirk cleaned up from the charity stripe, netting 12 of 14 free throws to score a game-high 26 points. Erwin Weary Jr. and Cameron Burns notched double digit scoring efforts with 14 and 11 points respectively.
Edmonds' four sophomores will be recognized before the start of Wednesday's season finale in Seaview Gym. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. against Whatcom CC. The Tritons are 9-4 in the North and can secure the No. 2 seed from the region with a win and/or a Bellevue College loss. The NWAC Championship tournament begins Thursday, March 7 at Everett CC. The tournament selection show will take place on Sunday, March 3 on the NWAC Sports Network. This is when the Tritons will find out who their first round opponent and time will be.
Women's soccer seeks next head coach
Edmonds Community College is looking for qualified applicants to apply for the position of head coach.
Edmonds men fall to EvCC, top PC on road
Edmonds CC men's hoops has the inside track to second playoff spot from North
PORT ANGELES -- Triton men's hoops stayed true to form on Monday, and bounced back after a tough home loss to Everett CC on Saturday. Edmonds has yet to lose two straight games in league play after topping Peninsula College 78-73 in Port Angeles. Sean Kirk grabbed an offensive rebound with under 10 seconds remaining in the game to put the stamp on the road win. Drew Magaoay scored 25 points, recorded 7 rebounds, and swiped 3 steals to lead the Tritons.
Edmonds went back-and-forth with North leader Everett on Saturday, but fell 101-96 in Seaview Gym. Cameron Burns scored a season and career-high 20 points, nailing six three pointers. As the game tightened at the end of regulation, Edmonds was not able to secure a bucket on a pivotal offensive possession trailing 99-96. Sean Kirk dropped 22 points, Magaoay went for 14 points, and Thomas Doyle scored 17 points. The point guard also recorded 8 assists, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals.
Edmonds (16-8, 7-3 North) holds a 1.5 game advantage over Bellevue (14-8, 5-4 North) in second place headed into Wednesday night's tilt. If the Tritons can knock off the Bulldogs, they will have a clear path to the No. 2 seed from the North. On Saturday they travel north up I-5 to square off with Skagit Valley (12-12, 4-6 North).
Triton women knock off EvCC, lose to PC
PORT ANGELES -- The Edmonds Community College women's basketball team notched a key home victory against Everett CC on Saturday, but fell to Peninsula College on the road Monday. The Tritons are now 4-6 in the North standings with four games remaining. They are two games back in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot.
Gieani Balino scored 23 points in a losing effort on Monday (including 15 in the fourth quarter), but it wasn't enough as the Pirates held steady control most of the contest; the final score was 76-57. Balino also contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's game. Edmonds shot just 35% from the field.
Zaria Smith was the game's top scorer versus Everett, tallying 19 points to lead the Tritons. Smith has notched double digit scoring outputs in five consecutive games, and has been a spark for the team offensively. The 70-59 win gave Edmonds a season split with their North Region rivals. The triumph also guaranteed a 7 to 5 overall lead for Triton Athletics after fall and winter sports in the inaugural "T" Trophy series with Everett CC.
Edmonds hits the road two more times this week with games at Bellevue (10-11, 6-3 North) and Skagit Valley (11-12, 5-5 North). Both teams are ahead of the Tritons in the standings. This week may determine the team's playoff fate.
Baseball starts 2019 campaign Saturday
Softball's Pre-Season NWAC Tournament is canceled
The 2019 Triton baseball season begins this Saturday, February 23 at home versus the Pierce College Raiders at Triton Field. First pitch of the twinbill is set for noon. Sunday's doubleheader is also scheduled for a noon start. Both the Tritons and Raiders were playoff teams a year ago.
Softball: The NWAC Pre-season Crossover Tournament in the Tri Cities February 23-24 was canceled due to the amount of snow, freezing cold weather, and more impending storms that are going to hit the area. The tournament will not be rescheduled. The Tritons are still trying to reschedule a scrimmage with Northwest University. As of now, they are set to officially open the season at the Bellevue College Invite Saturday, March 2.
Basketball snowed out Saturday, Wednesday
Both Triton hoops squads had their scheduled away games on Saturday, February 9 (at Peninsula College) and Wednesday, February 13 (at Olympic College) postponed due to the recent inclement weather which included heavy snowfall, unsafe conditions, and college closures. The games at Peninsula have been rescheduled for Monday, February 18 at 4 p.m. (women), and 6 p.m. (men) in Port Angeles, Wash. No makeup date has been set for the Olympic College doubleheader. Follow the Triton Athletics Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
Men's hoops tops Dolphins 89-64
LYNNWOOD, WASH. (Feb. 6) -- Edmonds CC men's basketball started the back half of North Region play with a convincing 89-64 victory over Shoreline CC. Sean Kirk (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Erwin Weary Jr. (16 points, 10 rebounds) both collected double doubles as the Tritons raced out to an insurmountable 51-24 lead at the half. Drew Magaoay added 16 points, and Brendan Hayes chipped in 11 points.
Edmonds (15-7, 6-2 North) hosts Everett CC in a "T Trophy" matchup this Saturday in Seaview Gym. The Tritons are looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Trojans on January 19. Everett (16-7, 8-0 North) is the only team ahead of Edmonds in the North standings.
Triton women notch win over Shoreline
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC women's hoops team snapped their five game losing streak on Wednesday night, defeating Shoreline CC 75-50in Seaview Gym. Shoreline held a 15-14 advantage after the first quarter, but Edmonds controlled the rest of the contest. Zaria Smith (12), Gieani Balino (10), and Rachael Balagso (10) all reached double figures; the Tritons won the rebounding battle 44-27. Kirsten Thompson earned her first career win as the Tritons head coach.
Edmonds (8-8, 3-5 North) hosts Everett CC in a "T Trophy" matchup this Saturday in Seaview Gym. The Tritons fell to the Trojans at Everett (9-14, 4-4 North) on January 19.
Spring Sports Release Schedules
Winter weather is already impacting the start of the season
The Edmonds CC baseball and softball seasons are approaching with both teams opening the 2019 slate at the end of February. Baseball, which claimed their third North Region title in five years last season, will host Pierce College for a four-game set at Triton Field February 23-24. Softball took the North Region crown in 2018 and will start their season at the Tri-Cities Tournament on February 23-24.
Update (Feb. 8): Triton softball's home scrimmage February 12 against Northwest University was postponed due to snow. The makeup date is to be determined.
Update (Feb. 13): The NWAC Pre-season Crossover Tournament in the Tri Cities February 23-24 has been cancelled due to the amount of snow, freezing cold weather, and more impending storms that are going to hit the area. The tournament will not be rescheduled.
Triton men earn road victory, edge Orcas
BELLINGHAM -- Men's basketball showed resiliency with a bounce back road victory at Whatcom CC on Wednesday, 105-93. Freshman guard Sean Kirk(Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) was a beast, dropping 26 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Edmonds took control in the second half as they stepped up on the defensive end, converting 20 Orca turnovers into 33 points. Four Tritons joined Kirk in reaching double figures: Thomas Doyle (18), Tobyn Lawson (14), Brendan Tetrault (13), and Ben Eshete (10).
Edmonds is in a good position after the first round of NWAC North action. They sit in second place with a 5-2 record, just ahead of Peninsula (4-3). Everett (7-0) leads the pack; Whatcom, Shoreline, Skagit Valley, and Bellevue are all bunched up in the standings at 3-4. Shoreline CC visits Seaview Gym February 6.
Women's hoops unable to snap skid
BELLINGHAM -- Another great effort. Another tough loss. So it goes right now for the Edmonds CC women's hoops team. The Tritons went back-and-forth with the Whatcom CC Orcas on Wednesday night but were unable to notch the win, extending their losing streak to five games. Edmonds closed the gap to just four points at 87-83 but turned the ball over, wasting an opportunity to make it a one possession game with under a minute to go. Whatcom prevailed 91-83 on their home floor. Gieani Balino (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) drained six treys and was the leading scorer for Edmonds with 21 points. Zaria Smith (Mukilteo, Wash.) added 18 points and 6 rebounds, Rachael Balagso (Lahaina, Hawaii) scored 12 points and chipped in 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Analiyah Matthews (Las Vegas, Nev.) contributed 10 points off the bench.
At the midway point of league Edmonds finds themselves with a 2-5 record. Even so, the path to a playoff spot is still there. The Tritons are just two games back of the fourth place Peninsula Pirates (4-3). Edmonds defeated Peninsula early on; their matchup with the Pirates on the road February 9 could be of great significance for tiebreaker purposes. There are no games in the NWAC North on Saturday. Shoreline will come to Seaview Gym on Wednesday, February 6.
Men's hoops loses heartbreaker at buzzer
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC men's basketball lost a heartbreaker on Saturday night to Skagit Valley, 81-78. Trailing by five points with just over one minute left, Sean Kirk drove through the lane hitting a bucket off the glass to bring the game to 76-73 with 1:06 on the clock. After Edmonds' defensive stop on the other end of the floor, Kirk again dashed to the cup to bring the game to within one point (76-75), prompting a Triton timeout. Skagit Valley connected on two free throws to extend the lead back to three before Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) made a miraculous three-point play, sinking his lone free throw attempt, and knotting the game up at 78-78 with just 14 seconds left. On the next possession, Cameron Burns (Marysville, Wash.) blocked what would have been the game-winning shot out of bounds with just a few seconds remaining. Skagit then proceeded to inbound the ball to Cade Isakson, who heaved a shot up from over 40 feet out. He sunk it, allowing the Cardinals to escape Seaview Gym with the win.
Kirk finished with 20 points as the top scorer on both sides; Brendan Hayes (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) chipped in 11 points off the bench, and Cameron Burns went for 9 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaching staffs wore sneakers in support of the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer week to raise awareness to help save lives from cancer. Edmonds (13-7, 4-2 North) currently sits in second place tied with Peninsula. The Tritons face Whatcom (9-9, 3-3 North) in Bellingham on Wednesday and will have a week off before hosting Shoreline CC in Seaview Gym on February 6.
Upset bid falls just short for Triton women
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC women's basketball fought with the first place Skagit Valley Cardinals on Saturday, but in the end fell just short, 67-65. It was a valliant effort from the Tritons, who stayed right with Skagit throughout the contest. Skagit used a 7-0 run in just over two minutes to close the gap to one point with just under four minutes remaining in the game. Nani Garner's game-winner came with just seconds remaining as the Cardinals closed out the victory.
Zaria Smith netted a season-high 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the floor and freshman post Almond Slayton (Las Vegas, Nev.) was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and scored 14 points, also a season-high. The Tritons showed they are still very much in the hunt for a playoff berth. Their depth should aid them as the North schedule continues. Wednesday's road tilt at Whatcom CC (10-8, 2-4 North) marks end of the first round of regional play. Edmonds (7-7, 2-4 North) does not play Saturday and will return to Seaview Gym February 6 vs. Shoreline CC.
Spring Sports Release Schedules
The Edmonds CC baseball and softball seasons are approaching with both teams opening the 2019 slate at the end of February. Baseball, which claimed their third North Region title in five years last season, will host Pierce College for a four-game set at Triton Field February 23-24. Softball took the North Region crown in 2018 and will start their season at the Tri-Cities Tournament on February 23-24. Your first chance to see Triton softball is February 12 when Northwest University comes to Triton Field for a scrimmage.
Ensign resigns, Thompson takes over as interim coach
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds Community College women's basketball program has a change in leadership. Effective January 18, 2019, Kirsten Thompson has assumed the role of interim head coach. Thompson takes over for Eric Ensign, who stepped down for personal reasons. She joined the staff this fall as an assistant. Read More > >
"T" Trophy gives extra juice to local NWAC rivalry
Their campuses? Separated by just 17 miles. Their sports teams? Often adjacent to one another in the standings. Their coaches? Usually recruiting the same players. Their mascots? Sharing a first letter. Get ready Snohomish County. The sports rivalry between the county's two community colleges was just injected with a heavy dose of vitamin T.
Everett Community College and Edmonds Community College have long been rivals in the Northwest Athletic Conference's North Region. However, the schools have something new to play for in 2018-19 with the introduction of the "T" Trophy.
Edmonds men nab 83-79 win over Bellevue
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC men's basketball team got back on track Wednesday night, defeating the Bellevue Bulldogs 83-79 in Seaview Gym. The two-headed scoring attack of Sean Kirk (21 points) and Drew Magaoay (18 points) helped Edmonds stave off a feisty Bulldog team who stayed in the contest right up until the end of the second half. The Tritons had a 36-30 lead at halftime, and used a strong run late in the second half to propel themselves past Bellevue. Leading 62-60 with 5:32 left in the game, the defense stepped up, leading to turnovers and easy buckets. Edmonds (13-6, 4-1 North) pushed the lead to 73-62 and did not look back. The Tritons face Skagit Valley (9-10, 1-4 North) at home on Saturday. Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Seaview Gym.
Everett CC men top Edmonds CC in NWAC North showdown
EVERETT -- Everett CC men's basketball, the defending NWAC North champion, finds itself all alone in front again after the Trojans defeated the rival Edmonds Tritons 92-76 on Saturday night at the Walt Price Fitness Center. Saturday's game was an early test of regional supremacy as both teams came into the night 3-0 in region play, the only undefeated teams left in the North. Read the Full Herald Story > >
Women's hoops can't rally in loss to Bellevue
LYNNWOOD -- For the second straight game Triton women's basketball carried a lead into the locker rooms but couldn't hold on in the second half. Edmonds fell to Bellevue College 49-37 Wednesday night. No players reached double digits in the scoring column. Statistically, the two teams were very even, but for the second straight game the opposing team took advantage of Triton fouls. Bellevue cashed in 15 points from the free throw line. Edmonds registered 24 personal fouls compared to the Bulldogs' 15.
The Tritons will need iron out their offense, re-commit to their swarming defense that aided them to wins earlier in the year, and take care of the ball in order to get back on track. Edmonds (7-6, 2-3 North) turned the ball over 18 times at Everett on Saturday, and had 19 turnovers against Bellevue on Wednesday. The ladies will try and snap their three-game losing skid on Saturday when Skagit Valley (10-8, 4-1 North) visits Seaview Gym.
Everett's big third quarter dooms Tritons
EVERETT -- The Edmonds CC women got off to a good start in Saturday's tilt at Everett CC, but could not overcome Everett's big third quarter, falling to the Trojans 75-65. The Tritons carried a 34-28 lead into halftime but were stunned by the Trojans' explosion to start the second stanza. Everett cleaned up at the charity stripe, sinking 29 of 37 free throws in the game. The Tritons were called for 31 personal fouls overall, compared to 18 for Everett. Hannah Hezekiah was a force, scoring 30 points. Alex Lancaster-Banglos led Edmonds (7-5, 2-2 North) with 14 points, and Sheilaika Agbayani netted 11 points in the loss.
Big Basketball tripleheader Saturday at EvCC
The Edmonds and Everett hoops teams square off in important NWAC matchups on Saturday at the Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett CC. Both men's teams sit atop the North standings at 3-0. On the women's side, both squads are tied for second place with 2-1 league records. Read More > >
Men's hoops outlasts Olympic 93-86
LYNNWOOD -- It wasn't easy for the Edmonds men on Wednesday night, but the Tritons eventually prevailed over Olympic College 93-86. Sean Kirk notched 23 points, scoring 19 of them in the second half to rally Edmonds back. Edmonds has a matchup at Everett on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Triton Men surge past Peninsula, now 2-0
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC men's hoops finished the first week of North Region action 2-0 with a 77-46 win over Peninsula in Seaview Gym on Saturday. After building a 34-20 lead at halftime, the Tritons extended that advantage and separated from the Peninsula Pirates in the second half. Freshman Brendan Hayes topped all scorers with 21 points. Edmonds won the rebounding war 49-31 and limited Peninsula to just two three point shots overall. The Pirates' 46 points were the lowest output in all of NWAC men's basketball this season. Edmonds never trailed in the game. The Tritons will now prepare for Olympic College (4-11, 0-2 North) on Wednesday, January 16, and Everett CC (10-7, 2-0 North) on Saturday, January 19.
Edmonds women fall to Olympic 65-64
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC women's basketball team fell to Olympic College 65-54 on Wednesday night in Seaview Gym. Gieani Balino scored 18 points in the loss. The Tritons face Everett on the road Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Triton Women close out Peninsula to start 2-0
LYNNWOOD -- In a back-and-forth affair in Seaview Gym on Saturday, Edmonds used a late charge to slip past Peninsula College 62-54 and collect their second win in North Region play. The lead changed nine times, and the game was tied four times in a tight contest between the two evenly matched teams. In the end, the Tritons' defense stiffened in the fourth quarter to hold off the Pirates. Gieani Balino led all scorers with 24 points, sinking four three pointers. Rachael Balagso chipped in 20 points on 50% shooting from the field and had 4 steals. She currently leads the NWAC in steals per game with 3.6 per game. Edmonds (7-3, 2-0 North) faces Olympic College (3-13, 2-0 North) at home Wednesday, January 16 and will travel to rival Everett CC (6-11, 1-1 North) on Saturday, January 19.
Men's Basketball pulls away from Shoreline
SHORELINE -- The Edmonds CC men's basketball team used a strong second half to pull away from Shoreline CC and win their North Region opener 100-79. Edmonds trailed at halftime 39-38, only connecting on 15% of their shots behind the arc. The second half was a much different story, led by Drew Magaoay. The sophomore guard made four three pointers and scored 25 points in the period to spark the comeback. Edmonds -- who trailed by as many as 13 points -- held a large rebounding advantage in the game (53-29). Magaoay finished with 32 points, Sean Kirk contributed 25 points, and Tobyn Lawson chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Cameron Burns and Thomas Doyle also helped the Triton effort -- Burns scored 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Doyle turned in another all-around performance with 8 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists. Edmonds hosts Peninsula College on Saturday in Seaview Gym at 4 p.m. The Pirates defeated Bellevue on Wednesday.
Women's Hoops cruises past Shoreline
SHORELINE -- Edmonds CC women's basketball got off to a good start in North Region action with a win at Shoreline CC on Wednesday, 74-51. The ladies led from tip to finish, jumping out to an early 17-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Tritons capitalized on 27 Dolphin turnovers, converting that into 34 points. They totalled 20 steals on defense and shot 38% from the field. Their bench also played a key role in the win, scoring 31 points. Sophomore Myra Tadytin scored 12 points and collected 9 rebounds. Kalei Cates added 11 points, her second-highest output of the season. Peninsula, who lost to Bellevue on Wednesday, pays Seaview Gym a visit on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tritons take 2nd at Clackamas Invite
Edmonds goes 2-1, falling to the host in the Tournament Championship
OREGON CITY -- Edmonds CC men's basketball won two games on consecutive nights to advance to the Clackamas Holiday Invitational Tournament Championship on Sunday, but fell to the host Cougars 83-75. Edmonds (10-4) took second place at the eight-team tournament, which featured teams that all qualified for the NWAC postseason last year. Clackamas (10-2) avenged an earlier defeat to the Tritons on December 8. Sean Kirk dropped 25 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
On Friday the Tritons defeated Linn-Benton 87-75 behind Drew Magaoay's 30-point effort. He knocked down 4 of 6 three pointers as Edmonds created a large cushion, leading 61-36 after the first half. Magaoay kept his hot hand on Saturday, leading the Tritons past Centralia 82-78. He scored 19 of his game-high 27 points in the second half. Thomas Doyle, Sean Kirk, and Edwin Weary Jr. all recorded double digit scoring efforts in the win. It was the third time the Tritons and Trailblazers have squared off this year.
First Round of Tritons Ink to Four-Year Schools
Men's soccer sophomores Ahmed Ahmed (MF, Lynnwood, Wash.) and Josh Morehead (DF, Sultan, Wash.) recently inked their national letters of intent to play for Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. The NCAA DII Grizzlies compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Former Triton Abdoulie Danso is currently on the roster for the Grizzlies.
Sophomore baseball hurlers Wyatt Stanley (RHP, Napavine, Wash.) and Luke Tedrick (LHP, Federal Wash, Wash.) have also committed to four-year universities for next year. Both have signed at Northwest NCAA DI institutions. Stanley will play for the University of Portland, who competes in the West Coast Conference. Tedrick joins ex-Triton Will Smith at Seattle University. The Redhawks are members of the Western Athletic Conference.
Women's soccer freshman Kailin Wiley (Mukilteo, Wash.) has also signed her national letter of intent to Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. The NCAA II Mocs compete in the Sunshine State Conference. Wiley was the leading goal scorer for the Tritons this fall, earning NWAC North Region MVP honors as a freshman.
Men's Basketball finishes 2-1 at SPS Crossover
OLYMPIA -- Edmonds CC men's hoops went 2-1 at the NWAC Crossover Tournament in Olympia, Wash. December 13-15, taking their first two games before losing their final contest at South Puget Sound CC.
Edmonds opened the tournament with a 87-69 win over Portland CC on Thursday, December 13, and led from tip to finish. Drew Magaoay dropped 25 points, leading all scorers. Sean Kirk registered a double double with 19 points and 11 rebounds; Cameron Burns added 18 points, and point guard Thomas Doyle grabbed 13 rebounds.
On Friday the Tritons collected their second victory, plowing past Blue Mountain CC 98-75. Sean Kirk led a balanced offensive attack, leading the team with 19 points. Five Tritons reached double figures as Edmonds ran away from the Timberwolves in the second half.
South Puget Sound CC, the host of the tournament, nabbed a 80-60 triumph over Edmonds on Saturday. It was redemption for the Clippers, who's only loss of the season was to the Tritons on November 18. South Puget Sound is currently the No. 2-ranked team in the NWAC and has a conference-leading nine game winning streak. Edwin Weary Jr. was the top scorer for Edmonds in the loss, turning in a 20-point effort. Drew Magaoay chipped in 14 points. Magaoay and Doyle were named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Tritons host the Blue Angels at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 21 in a non-league game before taking their annual trek down I-5 to compete in the Clackamas CC Holiday Showcase December 28-30 in Oregon City, Ore. Edmonds (7-3) will be one of eight teams participating in the double elimination tournament hosted by Clackamas CC (7-2). First up is Linn-Benton CC (6-3) at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 28. The other five colleges include Centralia (6-3), Walla Walla (5-5), South Puget Sound (10-1), Yakima Valley (1-8), and Peninsula (3-8).
Women's Hoops struggles at HC Crossover
DES MOINES -- Triton women's hoops had a rough go of it at the NWAC Crossover Tournament in Des Moines, Wash. Edmonds was unable to collect a victory, losing all three games at Highline College.
In their opener Edmonds lost to the host Highline College, 53-45, on Friday. Sophomore Myra Tadytin netted a season-high 15 points, and freshman guard Gieani Balinohad 12 rebounds. Yakima Valley jumped out to an early lead and did not look back, defeating the Tritons 75-42 on Saturday. Edmonds was led by Balino who scored 15 points on Sunday, but could not mount a comeback against Chemeketa. The Storm topped the Tritons, 69-45.
The ladies are off over the holiday break and won't hit the floor against another opponent until the start of NWAC North Region play on January 9 at Shoreline CC. The Edmonds women (5-3) have already eclipsed their win total of five from last year.
Dmitruk Named AVCA All-American
Sophomore outside hitter Michelle Dmitruk (Everett, Wash.) has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Two-Year College All-American team. Dmitruk, who was tabbed as the NWAC North Region MVP, and who was also selected to the NWAC All-Tournament Team, landed on the AVCA Third-Team All-American list.
Dmitruk led the Tritons to the North Region title and a 4th place finish at the NWAC Tournament. She averaged the most kills per set in the region. Dmitruk also received the NWAC Academic Excellence Award for her efforts in the classroom.
Triton Men split pair of games in Seaview
Men's hoops knocks off Clackamas, loses to Centralia in rematch
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC men's basketball extended their winning streak to five games on Saturday, but fell to Centralia on Sunday in the Triton-Pirate Classic. Edmonds handed Clackamas CC their first loss of the year, 108-96 Saturday. The Tritons were ahead 45-32 at the half and pushed their lead to 29 points at one point before holding off a late charge by the Cougars. Freshman guard Robert Ford was largely responsible for the Cougar comeback. He scored 21 points in the second half and finished the contest with 32 points.
Sean Kirk had the hot hand for Edmonds -- he was 4 of 5 from behind the arc, and 11 of 12 from the field, netting a game-high 32 points. Kirk also tallied 11 rebounds and 3 assists in the win. Drew Magaoay scored 26 points, Brendan Tetrault dropped 15 points, and Erwin Weary Jr. contributed 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Tritons' point guard Thomas Doyle scored 10 points, dished 8 assists, and grabbed 6 rebounds.
On Sunday the Tritons lost to Centralia 92-80. The Trailblazers took control midway through the second half and held on the rest of the way. Edwin Weary Jr. led all scorers with 26 points, going 11 for 16 from the field. Centralia (4-2) shot 63% in the second half and won the battle in the paint, outscoring Edmonds 48-30. The Trailblazers avenged a tough loss to the Tritons that they suffered on their home court in overtime on December 1. In the other games, Centralia beat Peninsula 64-51 Saturday and Clackamas (7-1) downed Peninsula (1-7) in overtime, 100-86 on Sunday.
Edmonds (5-2) travels to Olympia, Wash. for the South Puget Sound CC-hosted NWAC Crossover tournament this Thursday-Saturday.
Tritons Roll Titans 62-48
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC women's basketball defeated Tacoma CC 62-48 in Seaview Gym Wednesday night. Rachael Balagso's six first quarter points helped the Tritons take an early 14-4 advantage that they would not relinquish. Twelve players scored in the contest. Kalei Cates' 10 points marked the third game this season she's reached double digits. Box Score
Edmonds (5-0) is off until next Friday, December 14 when they open the NWAC Crossover Tournament at Highline Community College. In addition to the host Highline College, Yakima Valley College and Chemeketa CC will be participating in the weekend tournament.
Nine Tritons earn Fall NWAC Academic Excellence Awards
Nine fall sports sophomores have received NWAC Academic Excellence status for their efforts in the classroom. Congratulations to volleyball's Michelle Dmitruk (3.38 GPA) and Sydnee Peterson (3.65), women's soccer's Victoria Hunter (3.53), Halle Porter (3.68), Karla Olsan (3.55), Erikah Ledesma (3.36) and men's soccer's Kyle Aure (3.4), Bryce Foland (3.39), and Taishi Adachi (3.58). To be considered for the award, you must be a sophomore, have completed a minimum of 36 credits, and have at least a 3.25 GPA.
Women's hoops improves to 4-0
PENDLETON -- Triton women's basketball improved to 4-0 after beating Blue Mountain CC on Saturday, 75-63. Freshman Gieani Balino led the Tritons with 21 points. Rachael Balagso contributed 18 points and 10 assists in the win. Edmonds pulled ahead for good in the second quarter and held the Timberwolves the rest of the way. The Tritons shot 43.9% from the field, and the defense forced 19 turnovers.
Early on in the season, the Tritons are creating offensive opportunities from the stellar play of their swarming defense. Edmonds is tops in the conference in two defensive categories, averaging 17.3 steals per game, and only allowing 50.5 points per game.
Kirk, Magaoay spark Triton comeback
Men's hoops notches fourth straight win; Triton-Pirate Classic is this weekend
CENTRALIA -- For much of Saturday night's contest at Centralia it looked as though Edmonds CC's three-game winning streak was over. That was until the Tritons stormed back to complete one of the largest comebacks in recent history. Trailing by 22 points with just 13 minutes left in the game, Edmonds stepped up their defensive press, forcing multiple turnovers. Sean Kirk was a main benefactor, as he cleaned up from the charity stripe. The freshman guard was 10 of 14 from the line in the second half and finished with 29 points. Sophomore transfer Drew Magaoay lit it up from the outside, nailing four three pointers -- including three in the second half — en route to scoring 29 points (20 in the second half). In the end, Edmonds forced 28 Trailblazer turnovers, which led to 24 points for the Tritons. Edmonds fought back to tie the game up 69-69 at the end of regulation, and dominated the overtime period to win 89-80.
On Friday night the Tritons ran away from Northwest Indian College 127-77 in Seaview Gym. Five players scored in double figures.
Edmonds (4-1) will host the Triton-Pirate Classic this weekend in conjunction with North Region foe Peninsula College (1-5). Undefeated Clackamas CC (6-0) and Centralia (2-2) will travel to Lynnwood to play one game each day. Centralia and Peninsula open the weekend Saturday at 4 p.m. Centralia will will get a rematch with the Tritons on Sunday at 2 p.m. Daily general admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for teens/seniors.
Volleyball places 4th in NWAC
The Tritons claimed the North Region title and placed in the top four for the first time since 2008
TACOMA -- The special 2018 season for Edmonds CC volleyball came to an end Saturday night in Tacoma. Edmonds fell to Highline in the losers bracket 2-0 to bow out of the championship tournament. The Tritons went 3-2 over the weekend and placed 4th overall -- the highest finish for the program since 2008. Highline went on to lose to Spokane in the NWAC title game.
Edmonds opened the tournament on Thursday with a 3-0 sweep of Tacoma. On Friday they took care of third ranked Walla Walla in straight sets before dropping a five set thriller against West Region champion Pierce. Saturday morning they pushed past Lower Columbia 2-0 before squaring off with Highline.
This year's team claimed the North Region title and placed in the top four for the first time since 2008. They finished the season with 32 wins overall, best for the program since 2008's 38-win campaign.
Michelle Dmitruk and Sadie Gardner were both named to the NWAC All-Tournament Team as first and second team choices, respectively. On Sunday, four Triton sophomores (Dmitruk, Rylie Rasar, Zarya Smith, and Kendall Broschat) participated in the NWAC Sophomore All-Star games.
Dmitruk wins NWAC North MVP
Michelle Dmitruk was named as the NWAC North Region MVP after a fantastic sophomore season in which the Tritons took the North Region title and finished 4th overall at the NWAC Tournament. The outside hitter from Everett, Wash. led Edmonds all year long as the most consistent offensive weapon. She also improved her all around game and averaged double digit digs down the homestrech of league play. Dmitruk led the North in kills per set (3.53), which was 3rd best overall in the NWAC. Her hitting percentage (.299) and aces per set (0.43) were 2nd in the North; she was 3rd in kills (254) for the region.
Hooper, Gardner, Rasar make North All-Region Team
Four players received recognition, being named to the North All-Region team. Freshmen Sadie Gardner (MB, Vernal, Utah) and Haylee Hooper (S, Auburn, Wash.) were 1st-Team selections. Sophomore Rylie Rasar (MB, Arlington, Wash.) was a 2nd-Team selection, and sophomore Zarya Smith (OH, Holladay, Utah) was honorable mention.
Tony Miranda garners Coach of the Year award
Head volleyball coach Tony Miranda was selected as the North Region Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. He previously won the award in 2001 and 2002 as head coach at Bellevue College. Miranda guided the Tritons to a perfect 12-0 region record this year, and earned his second North title as coach of the Tritons. As Edmonds head coach, Miranda is now 50-22 in the North, and has 157 wins overall. His career win total as an NWAC head coach now sits at 280. His teams have qualified for the playoffs in 9 of his 10 seasons as head coach.
Women's hoops downs Fairchild AFB
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC women's hoops team defeated Fairchild Air Force Base 72-40 in a non-league game Saturday afternoon in Seaview Gymnasium. Gieani Balino, Analiyah Matthews, and Lei Harris and all scored in double figures to lead the Tritons in the convincing victory. Balino also dished out seven assists. The Tritons cleaned up at the free throw line, making 12 of 14 attempts, and held a strong advantage in the paint, outscoring Fairchild 40-18.
Edmonds travels to Pendleton, Ore. for a single game on Saturday, December 1 at Blue Mountain CC (1-2). Edmonds returns home December 5 against Tacoma CC.
Men's basketball tops Alumni, now 2-1
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC men's basketball team disposed of the Triton Alumni 105-76 in Seaview Gym on Tuesday night. They jumped ahead early and never looked back. Sean Kirk (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) was the top scorer for the current Triton squad with 17 points (6 of 8 from the field). Cameron Burns (Marysville, Wash.) and Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) each chipped in 14 points apiece.
Edmonds had a rough go out of the gates, losing to Green River 90-62 on Saturday, November 17. Green River won the battle in the paint 36-22, and cleaned up at the free throw line, netting 17 points and shooting 85% from the charity stripe.
The Tritons bounced back to top South Puget Sound CC, 85-74 on Sunday at Everett CC. Edmonds CC led from start to finish, holding a 22-point advantage at one point. Four Tritons scored in double figures (Cameron Burns, Thomas Doyle, Brendan Hayes, Sean Kirk); the team shot 50% from the field.
The men are off until November 30 when they host Northwest Indian College in a non-league tilt at 7 p.m.
Soccer All-Region teams announced
Six Triton soccer players were selected to the NWAC soccer All-Region teams that were announced by the conference. On the women's side, sophomore midfielder Alex Modica (Shoreline, Wash.), freshman forward Katy Ewoniuk (South Sandy, Utah), and freshman forward Mariah Davis (Lynnwood, Wash.) made the list. For the men, three sophomores were named to the team: Midfielder Julio Abad (Lynnwood, Wash.), midfielder Taishi Adachi (Amagaski, Japan), and midfielder Bryce Foland (Snohomish, Wash.).
An effective but unorthodox star leads Edmonds CC volleyball
Michelle Dmitruk, a Cascade High School alumna, didn't take a traditional path to success. Dmitruk, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, is the top player for an Edmonds team that is 29-6, went undefeated in the North Region, and carries the No. 4 ranking in the NWAC coaches poll into the NWAC tournament, which takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Tritons open the double-elimination tournament against West Region No. 4 Tacoma at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Kailin Wiley named NWAC North MVP
Lexi Ramirez and Kyle Aure join Wiley on NWAC All-Star teams
Three Edmonds CC soccer players were selected as NWAC All-Stars as announced by the conference. Women's soccer freshmen Lexi Ramirez (Lake Stevens, Wash., DF) and Kailin Wiley (Mukilteo, Wash., F) were selected as well as men's soccer sophomore captain Kyle Aure (Edmonds, Wash., MF). Ramirez was a mainstay in the backfield for the Tritons and was recognized as one of the top defenders in the North Region. Aure was the men's team's leader in goals scored and points the past two seasons.
Wiley was also honored as the North Region MVP for her performance this season after putting up incredible numbers in her freshman campaign. She ranked near the top of many offensive categories and was a scoring machine for Edmonds. Wiley finished the season with 16 goals (3rd North, 6th in NWAC), 7 assists (3rd North, 11th NWAC), 39 points (2nd North, 6th NWAC), 57 shots (3rd North, 6th NWAC), and 44 shots on goal (3rd North, 4th NWAC).
The NWAC All-Star games will take place Sunday, November 11 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. The women kickoff at 9 a.m., followed by the men at 11 a.m.
Women's hoops starts 2-0
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC women's basketball collected their second victory of year on Sunday, November 18 in Seaview Gym. The Tritons defeated Clark College 68-45 behind a balanced offensive effort (11 players scored) and pressure defense. Gieani Balino (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) and Kalei Cates (Waianae, Hawaii) both scored 15 and 10 points respectively.
Edmonds opened the season with a 66-54 win at South Puget Sound CC on Saturday, November 17. Balino led all scorers with 21 points, and Cates registered a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Rachel Balagso (Lahaina, Hawaii) added 10 steals. The women host Fairfield Air Force on Sunday, November 24. General admission for all Triton home games is $5, or $3 for teens/seniors.
Triton Basketball begins non-league slate
The Edmonds CC men's and women's basketball programs begins their 2018-19 campaigns this weekend. Men's basketball will spend the weekend in Everett playing against West region opponents. First up is Green River College on Saturday, November 17 at 4 p.m., followed by South Puget Sound CC on Sunday, November 18 at 4 p.m. Women's hoops begins their season in Olympia on Saturday at South Puget Sound CC at 2 p.m. They host Clark College at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in Seaview Gym. General admission for all Triton home games is $5 for adults, $3 for youth (12-18) and seniors (over 65), and children under 12 are free.
Volleyball completes perfect region season
The North Region champs will open the NWAC Tournament November 15
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC volleyball completed a perfect regional season on Friday night, downing the eighth-ranked Bellevue College Bulldogs in three sets. The Tritons finish the regular season 12-0 in league and 29-6 overall, claiming their first North Region championship since 2008. Edmonds, who is ranked fourth in the conference, will wait to see who they draw to open the NWAC Championship Tournament on November 15. Edmonds is riding an 18-game win streak into the postseason; they will be pitted against the West Region's No. 4 seed.
The bleachers in Seaview Gym were full for Friday's match -- the battle between rival college's created a loud playoff atmosphere. After a back-and-forth first set, the Tritons prevailed 26-24, and went on to take the next two sets 25-19 and 25-21. Their formula for success is one we have become accustom to -- a balanced effort that has come from multiple contributors. Michelle Dmitruk had 13 kills and 13 digs (15-point performance), Haylee Hooper led the match with 33 assists, and Sydnee Peterson notched 18 digs. Kendall Broschat (10 points), Rylie Rasar (7.5 points), and Zarya Smith (7 points) also made their presence felt, helping Edmonds sweep the Bulldogs for the second time this season. Box Score
North Region play concluded on Friday; the four playoff qualifiers from the North are set: Edmonds (12-0), Shoreline (9-3), Bellevue (8-4), Skagit Valley (7-5). Eight Triton sophomores were honored before the start of the match. Look for photos in the coming days on the EdCC Tritons Facebook. The NWAC Volleyball Championships are November 15-18 at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Wash.
Hooper receives second Setter of the Week award
Freshman setter Haylee Hooper (Lake Stevens, Wash.) earned her second North Region Setter of the Weekaward for Week 10 of the NWAC volleyball season on November 1. Hooper leads Edmonds in sets per match this year, and is near the top of the setting statistics for the NWAC overall. She was named Triton of the Week on October 30 and has paced the team in their push towards the playoffs.
Women's Soccer falls to Bellevue 2-1 to end season
BELLEVUE -- The Edmonds CC women's soccer team lost their NWAC playoff opener on Halloween at Bellevue College, 2-1. The Bulldogs opened the scoring early in the first stanza, and took a 1-0 lead into the half. Edmonds, who threatened throughout the match, made it interesting when freshman Julia Hart (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) slotted one home in the 46th minute to tie the game up 1-1. Bellevue would respond soon after to regain the lead -- one they would not relinquish.
The Tritons gave the Bulldogs all they could handle in their effort to send the match to overtime. Edmonds had more corner kicks than Bellevue (4-1), and also outshout the Bulldogs in the match, 13-8. The Bulldog keeper held her own, saving 5 shots. The Tritons' best opportunity came in the 85th minute when Kailin Wiley (Mukilteo, Wash.) got an opening and hammered one that sailed just over the crossbar. Edmonds finished the season with a 9-7-2 record.
Volleyball claims North Region crown
Volleyball up to fourth in NWAC Coaches Poll; sophomore night is November 2
EVERETT -- Triton volleyball cruised past local rival Everett CC 3-0 on Friday to notch their 16th straight victory in a row. Edmonds improved to 27-6 with the win, and is now 10-0 in the North Region. Michelle Dmitruk led the way spiking 14 kills. She also added 12 digs. Audree Weeks and Haylee Hooper both had double digits assists, and Payton Ludwig and Hooper also had double digit digs.
With Shoreline upending Bellevue on Friday, Edmonds clinched the program's first North Region tile since 2008. That team was also led by coach Tony Miranda. There are still two games left in the regular season -- Wednesday at Skagit Valley (11-17, 6-4 North) and Friday versus Bellevue (23-12, 7-3 North).
Edmonds moved up to their highest ranking of the year to No. 4 with the release of the October 24 NWAC Volleyball Coaches Poll. The Tritons were ranked as high as No. 5 (twice) earlier this season. The final poll of the season will come out November 7 after the championship bracket has been set. Link to Poll > >
The other ranked team from the North Region is Bellevue, who landed at No. 8 in the poll. The Bulldogs, who are last year's region champion and placed 2nd at the NWAC Championships, visit Seaview Gym to close out the regular season slate this Friday, November 2. Eight Triton sophomores will be honored before the start of Friday's match. General admission is $5, youth (12-18) and seniors (over 65) are $3. Children under 12 are free. Come support the Tritons in their final home game of the year!
Volleyball will open the NWAC Championship Tournament on Thursday, November 15 at 2 p.m. at the Tacoma Convention Center.
Dmitruk latest Triton Volleyball player to nab NWAC Offensive Player of the Week honor
Michelle Dmitruk was bestowed the honor of NWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week on October 25. The sophomore outside hitter from Cascade High School was very efficient hitting, had solid passing despite being targeted by both of the Tritons' opponents, and also played stellar defense. Against Shoreline (Oct. 15) and Olympic (Oct. 17) she also added five aces.
Along with the conference award, she was also selected as the North Region Offensive Player of the Week. Teammate Kendall Broschat earned NWAC Player of the Week on October 11. Read More > >
Women's Soccer sets sights on Bellevue
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC women's soccer failed to win their final match of the year, but is already looking forward to the NWAC post season, which begins this Wednesday, October 31. The Tritons allowed two second half goals to Peninsula, falling to the Pirates 2-0 to end the 2018 regular season at home. Seven Triton sophomores were honored before the match.
Edmonds will have a short trip to the eastside when they face the Bellevue College Bulldogs on Wednesday, October 31. The first round Halloween NWAC playoff matchup starts at 2 p.m. Bellevue has a turf pitch on campus below the baseball field. Fifth-ranked Bellevue (12-1-3, 10-1-3) was the second place finisher from the West Region. The Bulldogs have a two-headed attack offensively in freshman Lauren Landis and sophomore Katelyn Evans. Landis leads the NWAC with 23 goals this season. They also have a good keeper in Taylor Thatcher. The freshman goalie has a .889 save percentage, which is fourth-best in the conference.
The grind of the season has tested Edmonds' depth this year, as many players have been injured or are dealing with minor nags, but now the season has shortened to a game-by-game proposition. The winner of Wednesday's first round match will move ahead to the NWAC quarterfinals where they will face South Region champion and third-ranked Clark College on Saturday, November 3. Women's soccer last qualified for the NWAC playoffs in 2014. Follow Edmonds CC Tritons on Twitter for in game updates.
Men's Soccer sends sophomores out on top
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC men's soccer team knew they were out of the playoff race headed into Saturday's final match of the season, but that didn't stop them from upsetting the playoff-bound Peninsula College Pirates. The Tritons defeated the Pirates 1-0 on the Triton Field pitch in dramatic fashion to end the season on a high note. The sophomores led the spirited effort and did not let up for all 90 minutes.
Bryce Foland (Snohomish, Wash.) broke through in the 49th minute, making best of an opportunity set up by Kyle Aure (Edmonds, Wash.). The goal stood up as the Tritons and Pirates went scoreless the rest of the way. Colin Hauser (Boise, Idaho) was outstanding in goal turning away five shots, and earned his fifth shoutout of the season. Peninsula moves on to the playoffs as the North No. 2 seed. Edmonds ended the season with a 5-10-3 record (5-8-2 North).
Local players spark turnaround for Edmonds CC women's soccer
The Everett Herald featured the Edmonds CC women's soccer team on the front page of the sports section on October 22. The Tritons have qualified for the post season after a three-year hiatus, with many local products on the roster. Read the Full Story > >
Edmonds sweeps OC, prepares for road swing
LYNNWOOD -- Triton volleyball fought past the Olympic College Rangers for a three-set victory in Seaview Gym on Friday night, 25-17, 25-14, 25-21. The sixth-ranked Tritons improve to 25-6 overall, and remain perfect in the North with a 8-0 regional record. Michelle Dmitruk led the way with 15 kills (.481 hitting percentage); Zarya Smith added 12 kills and also notched 14 digs. Haylee Hooper tallied 38 assists, her fourth straight game with over 30 assists. Box Score
Edmonds, who has now run it's win streak to 14 games, gets ready to prepare for three straight road matches. First up is Whatcom on October 24, followed by Everett on October 26, and Skagit Valley on Halloween. The Tritons close out the regular season on November 2 at home against Bellevue College. Former volleyball coach and NWAC Hall of Famer Janet Guenther was honored on Friday night between sets. The championship coach will be part of the inaugural class being inducted into the Triton Athletics Hall of Fame in May 2019.
Women's soccer clinches playoff berth
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC women's soccer defeated the Shoreline Dolphins 3-1 at Triton Field on Saturday, and in the process, punched their ticket to the NWAC playoffs. Edmonds' last post season appearance was 2014. Katy Ewoniuk started the scoring early, netting her first goal in the third minute. She scored her second goal of the game in the 25th minute to give the Tritons a 2-1 lead at halftime. Alexis Griggs scored in the second half to seal the win. Ewoniuk has 11 goals on the season and Griggs' goal was her 5th of the year. Kailin Wiley also collected an assist, her 7th on the year. Wiley is responsible for 39 total points this year, which is 5th overall in the NWAC.
Edmonds (9-4-2, 8-4-1 North), the seventh-ranked team in the NWAC, has two more matches to close out the regular season. The Tritons will need to beat Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon on Wednesday and Peninsula College at home Saturday to have a shot at second place in the region. Whatcom is tied with Edmonds in the standings at 8-4-1 but holds the tiebreaker over the Tritons. The second place team hosts a first round playoff game on Wednesday, October 31. If Edmonds gets the third seed from the North they will play at the West No. 2.
Men's soccer plays to scoreless draw
LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds CC men's soccer team saw their playoff hopes dashed as they played Shoreline to a scoreless draw at Triton Field on Saturday. The Tritons outshout the Dolphins 14-4 but couldn't find the back of the net, something that has troubled the team this season. Without collecting three points in the match, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Tritons will finish the 2018 season with an away match at Skagit Valley College on Wednesday, before hosting Peninsula College on Saturday, October 27 at Triton Field.
Broschat chosen as NWAC Offensive POW
Volleyball's Kendall Broschat received recognition from the conference as she was named the NWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week on October 11. Broschat was a key factor in the Tritons' two wins over Everett and Skagit Valley last week. The sophomore middle blocker from Kelso, Wash. had no attacking errors and was a steady force at the net both attacking and blocking, earning a high hitting percentage in both games. She was also the regional Offensive Player of the Week for Week 7 of NWAC volleyball action. Read More > >
Triton Basketball Schedules Set
Another installment of Triton basketball is just around the corner. Both Triton hoops squads have set their 2018-19 schedules. Edmonds men's basketball has their first scrimmage on November 1 in Seaview Gym against Christian Faith. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. They will open the season at Everett CC on November 17-18 against Green River College and South Puget Sound CC. The Edmonds women start their campaign in Olympia, Wash. at South Puget Sound CC on November 17, before hosting Fairfield Air Force on November 24.
Tawney named women's athletic commissioner
New assistant softball coach Traci Tawney has been named Edmonds CC's women's athletic commissioner, effectively immediately. Tawney steps into the role vacated by former Triton softball coach Sheryl Gilmore. Tawney played softball four years at the University of Washington where she received her bachelor's degree in Communications. Tawney also has her master's degree in Special Education. Before her arrival to Edmonds she was the head softball coach at Lake Washington High School the past six years, and guided the Kangaroos to the 2A state championship in 2014. Tawney still assists with University of Washington softball clinics, and was a volunteer coach for the program in 2003-04. "Traci's past experiences and values directly align with the NWAC's mission. She will be a great support to our women student-athletes," said athletic director Spencer Stark.
Team effort lifts volleyball to 13th straight win
SHORELINE -- The Edmonds CC volleyball team extended it's winning streak with a 3-1 win at Shoreline on Wednesday. Edmonds (24-6, 7-0 North) took the first set 25-20 and lost the second set 25-16 before finishing off the match with two identical 25-18 set victories. It has been -- and continues to be -- a team effort for the Tritons. Three players collected double digit kills (Michelle Dmitruk, Saide Gardner, Zarya Smith) and four players notched double digit digs (Michelle Dmitruk, Haylee Hooper, Payton Ludwig, and Sadie Gardner). Haylee Hooper tallied a season-high 49 assists which is the most in match for the team this season. Edmonds hosts Olympic College Friday night in Seaview Gym. Former volleyball coach and NWAC Hall of Famer Janet Guenther will be honored between sets on Friday. The championship coach will be part of the first Triton Athletics Hall of Fame class that will be inducted in May 2019.
Second half comeback falls short for men's soccer
LYNNWOOD -- The Whatcom Orcas scored four first half goals, and led 4-1 late in the first half, eventually hanging on to top the Tritons 5-3. The Tritons mounted a comeback but came up just short. Edmonds' goals were by Bryce Foland (22'), Kyle Aure (43') and Rofaiel Dawood (65'). Aure also had an assist in the match. The game tightened near the end of regulation as Edmonds trailed 4-3 and had many chances. The Orcas last goal in the 90th minute sealed the victory. With three games remaining, the Tritons will need to win out and get some help in order to secure a playoff berth. Everett (18 points), Skagit Valley (15 points), and Edmonds (13 points) are all fighting to nab the last playoff spot in the North.
Women's soccer blanked by Whatcom
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds women's soccer was unable to find the back of the net in a home loss to Whatcom CC on Wednesday, 5-0. It wasn't for lack of effort -- the Tritons outshot the Orcas in the match 16-10 but were unable to convert. With three games remaining, the Orcas have now caught up to the Tritons in the standings; both teams are tied in second place with 22 points. With the win, Whatcom now has the tiebreaker over the Tritons. Skagit Valley still has their playoff hopes alive with 16 points. They will need to defeat Edmonds on October 24 to have a chance. The Tritons can punch their ticket to the NWAC playoffs with at least a tie against Shoreline on Saturday.
Volleyball, women's soccer still in NWAC rankings
Edmonds CC volleyball and women's soccer are still in the latest installment of the NWAC Coaches Polls, which were released October 10. Volleyball dropped one spot to No. 6, while women's soccer stayed put at No. 7. Volleyball has been ranked No. 5 the first three polls; women's soccer was not ranked the first poll, followed by appearances at No. 8 and No. 7 for two consecutive polls.
Hooper Named Setter of the Week
Freshman setter Haylee Hooper (Auburn, Wash.) was named the NWAC North Region setter of the week on October 4. Hooper is 12th overall in the NWAC, averaging 6.7 assists per set. The Auburn Mountain View High School product has registered double digit assists in the Tritons' first five regional matches.
Second half goals propel women past Everett
EVERETT -- Edmonds women's soccer trailed Everett 1-0 but used two second half goals to edge the Trojans 2-1 at Kasch Park on Saturday. Katy Ewoniuk scored the equalizer in the 73rd minute, and Alex Griggs nailed the game-winner in the 82nd minute. The Tritons' outshot the Trojans 17-6, and had nine shots on goal in the match. The win keeps Edmonds (8-3-2, 7-3-1 North) in second place, and ahead of Whatcom CC by three points in the standings. Wednesday's showdown with the Orcas at Triton Field could determine who hosts an NWAC playoff game.
Triton men's soccer notches key win at Everett
EVERETT -- Hector Palmoera's goal just before the end of the first half carried Edmonds men's soccer to a 1-0 win at Everett CC on Saturday. Palomera headed it in off Taishi Adachi's corner kick. Although the Tritons only had 2 shots on goal, it was enough to win the key road matchup. Freshman goalkeeper Colin Hauser (Boise, Idaho) was outstanding in goal, turning away 9 saves to earn the clean sheet. Edmonds (4-8-2, 4-6-1 North) has two important home matches this week at Triton Field, starting with North Region leader and fourth-ranked Whatcom CC on Wednesday. Edmonds trails Everett by five points in the standings for the final playoff spot.
Volleyball stays perfect, win streak intact at 12
BELLEVUE -- Edmonds CC volleyball continued their winning ways, disposing of Bellevue in straight sets (25-9, 26-24, 25-20) on Wednesday night. Both teams entered the match tied atop the North standings with 5-0 records. Rylie Rasar led a multifaceted attack with 11 kills, Haylee Hooper tallied 33 assists, and Payton Ludwig notched 10 digs in the win. Michelle Dmitruk had 6 service aces in the game. Edmonds (23-6, 6-0 North) is now in the drivers seat after the first round of regional play. The Tritons, who are currently in the midst of a 12-game winning streak, are back in action October 17 at Shoreline CC.
Women's soccer blown out in Port Angeles
PORT ANGELES -- Triton women's soccer was out of sorts on Wednesday, as they were blown out by Peninsula 13-1. The second ranked Pirates netted five goals in the first stanza and never looked back. Kailin Wiley scored the only goal for Edmonds in the 28th minute. The freshman forward now has 16 goals, good for second best overall in the NWAC. Edmonds (7-3-2, 6-3-1 North) remains in second place, but has Whatcom nipping at their their heels as the race for the final two playoff spots heats up. The Orcas now trail the Tritons by just three points. The ladies will go to Everett on Saturday, before hosting Whatcom on October 17 at Triton Field.
Men's soccer defeated at Peninsula
PORT ANGELES -- Edmonds CC men's soccer battled, but couldn't overcome two first half goals by Peninsula, losing 2-0 on Wednesday. The Pirates struck twice in the 34th and 35th minutes to defeated the Tritons. Edmonds (3-8-2, 3-6-1 North) has now slipped into fifth place in the North and faces an uphill battle to clinch a playoff berth. They trail Skagit Valley by two points in the standings, and Everett by eight with five matches left in the season. The squad travels to No. 7-ranked Everett on Saturday, and will host No. 4-ranked Whatcom at Triton Field on October 17.
Edmonds CC 5K Walk and Run Oct. 13
The second annual Edmonds CC 5K Walk and Run is this Saturday, October 13 on the campus of Edmonds Community College. Help us support student success and raise funds for athletic scholarships and emergency funds at Edmonds CC. Walkers and runners at every level are welcomed. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m., and runners will take off from the Courtyard at 9 a.m. It's only $35 to sign up as an individual. Costumes are welcomed! For more information, and to sign up, visit edcc.edu/5k
Volleyball ranked fifth, women's soccer seventh in latest NWAC Polls
Edmonds CC volleyball and women's soccer continue to be in the NWAC rankings after the last release of coaches polls on September 26. Volleyball has hit the 20-win mark on the year and remains the fifth ranked team for the second installment of the season. North Region foe Bellevue College landed at No. 8 in the poll.
Women's soccer moved up one spot to No. 7 after appearing in the poll for the first time since 2014. The team is in second place of the North standings and has an overall record of 6-1-2. North region leader Peninsula College stayed put at No. 2.
Skagit's late goal upends Triton men's soccer
LYNNWOOD -- Triton men's soccer lost a heated contest to the Skagit Valley (3-6-0) on Saturday afternoon, 1-0. The Cardinals found the back of the net in the 84th minute to pull ahead. Colin Hauser notched eight saves in the loss. There were nine yellow cards in the match overall. Edmonds (3-5-1) travels to Port Angeles to face Peninsula College on Wednesday, October 10.
Opportunistic Cardinals top women's soccer
LYNNWOOD -- Triton women's soccer was tripped up at home on Saturday as the opportunistic Skagit Valley Cardinals defeated Edmonds 3-1 at Triton Field. Skagit (3-5-1) needed the win to keep their playoff chances alive, and controlled the game for most of the first half. The Cardinals outshot the Tritons 10-8 in the match. Tamia Fanner scored the lone Triton goal -- her first of the year -- in the 43rd minute from Kailin Wiley. The Tritons remain in second place with a 6-2-1 record in the North Region. Wednesday's road match in Port Angeles will complete the second round of regional action.
Volleyball takes out Skagit for 11th straight win
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds volleyball stayed perfect in North Region play with another straight set sweep, this time over Skagit Valley in Seaview Gym on Friday night. The Tritons took out the Cardinals 25-13, 25-21, 25-22 to win their 11th straight match. The fifth ranked Tritons improved to 5-0 in the North and 22-6 overall.
Next week's match on Wednesday, October 10 will pit the top two teams in the North when Edmonds travels to Bellevue. The Bulldogs are also 5-0 in the North and are currently ranked No. 8 in the NWAC. The two teams met in one non-league match earlier this year; Bellevue defeated Edmonds 3-2 in Spokane on September 8. Wednesday's match at Bellevue will mark the mid-way point of league play.
Baseball, Softball send sophomores to NWAC Showcases
The spring sports NWAC showcases took place on Saturday, September 21. Baseball's sophomore showcase was held at Bellevue College's Courter Field. The Tritons were represented by four sophomore infielders (from left-to-right): Nic Sokol (Mount Vernon, Wash.), David Gibons, (Redmond, Wash.), Yugo Hamakawa (Sayamagaoka, Japan), and Leighton Moniz (Kapaa, Hawaii). Sokol was a 1st-Team North selection last spring and Hamakawa earned 2nd-Team status. Moniz was a member of the Gold Glove team.
Six softball sophomores participated in the NWAC All-Star games at Delta Park in Portland, Ore. The all-star game was part of the NWAC Fall Classic round-robin tournament. Edmonds softball played three fall scrimmages against Yakima Valley, Lower Columbia, and Clackamas. Players who were selected to the All-Star game were: Riley Sykes (Stanwood, Wash.), Taylor Shigeta(Wailuku, Hawaii), Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna (Waiawa, Hawaii), Kamalei Labasan (Mililani, Hawaii), Chantelle Shimabukuro (Waipahu, Hawaii), and Brooke Keli'iho'omalu (Kaunakakai, Hawaii). Labasan, Cacho-Kekahuna, and Shimabukuro were 1st-Team North selections last spring; Keli'iho'omalu made the 2nd-Team.
Baseball has two more fall tilts, ending the fall season for the second straight year at the University of Washington on October 24. The annual Alumni Game will take place on October 14. Softball travels to Centralia for a doubleheader September 29, and will close out the fall for the second straight year at Western Washington University on October 14.
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Wiley honored as NWAC soccer POW
The freshman forward leads the NWAC in goals scored
Kailin Wiley has been recognized as the NWAC Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week for her hot start with the Edmonds CC women's soccer team. The Kamiak High School forward led the Tritons to their first victory over Everett on September 8, scoring three goals to earn the hat trick. She had four goals in the first three matches of the year.
Aholelei accepts award at SnoCo Sports HOF
Former Triton softball star Seli Aholelei (Honolulu, Hawaii) accepted her award as the Snohomish County Sports Commission Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year on September 19 at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. Aholelei, who is now a junior at Western Washington University, rewrote the record books as a Triton softball player the past two years. She finished her Triton career as one of the most decorated in Triton Athletics history. Aholelei is now the program leader in home runs (34), hits (147), runs batted in (130), runs scored (139), batting average (.510), pitching wins (43), strikeouts (334), and no hitters (4).
Edmonds softball tied the school record for wins (35) in 2017, and topped that in Seli's sophomore year with 42, capturing the school's first North Region crown since 2004. She was a NFCA NWAC All-American both years at Edmonds, and was the 2018 NWAC North Region Pitcher of the Week.
Aholelei was introduced by athletic director Spencer Stark, and was accompanied by family members, the athletic administration, and Dean for Student Success/Life and Development Jorge de la Torre. The male and female collegiate athletes of the year are honored at the Hall of Fame event each September.
Picture courtesy Kevin Clark, The Herald
Aure's goal lifts Tritons past Dolphins
SHORELINE -- Kyle Aure's second half goal was enough as Edmonds CC men's soccer earned the 1-0 victory at Shoreline CC. Men's soccer snapped a three game losing streak, and keeps themselves in the playoff race with 3 points. Omar Fye assisted Aure's goal. Colin Hauser had six saves in the shutout. The Tritons host Skagit Valley on Saturday in a key North Region matchup.
Triton men come up empty at Whatcom
BELLINGHAM -- The Edmonds CC men's soccer team wa s not able to pull off the upset Saturday at sixth ranked Whatcom CC (7-2-3, 5-0-2 North), falling 5-1 to the Orcas. Edmonds was only able to fire two shots on goal. Kyle Aure connected for his third goal of the year in the first minute of the game.
Men's soccer has two important games this week with teams below them in the standings, starting with Shoreline CC on Wednesday, October 3. The Tritons defeated Shoreline 2-1 on September 15, and will hope to gain six points and get back in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Women's soccer back in win column
SHORELINE -- The Edmonds CC women's soccer team is back in the win column after a 6-0 win over Shoreline on Wednesday. Kailin Wiley recorded her third hat trick of the season, and Alexis Griggs scored two goals. Four first half goals spotted the Tritons to a lead that would hold up. Edmonds will host Skagit Valley on Saturday at Triton Field at 12 p.m.
Orcas topple women's soccer 2-0
BELLINGHAM -- It was a tough go for the Triton women's soccer team on Saturday in Bellingham. Whatcom CC used an early goal and added another mid-way through the second half to topple the Tritons 2-0. Whatcom outshot Edmonds 19-8; the Orcas tallied eight shots on goal, the Tritons had six. The loss drops the women to second place in the North region standings. Edmonds (6-1-2, 5-1-1) now trails Peninsula by three points.
Next up is Shoreline CC on Wednesday, October 3. The Tritons won the first matchup of the year on September 15, 7-0. The Dolphins have yet to win a match this year. Skagit Valley College (4-4-1, 2-4-1 North) visits Triton Field on Saturday.
Tritons throttle Trojans, notch 10th in a row
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds downed the Everett CC Trojans on Wednesday night in three sets (25-9, 25-5, 25-15) in Seaview Gym. The Tritons rolled to their 10th straight win, and improved to 4-0 in the North. Sadie Gardner led the way with 10 kills and added four digs with a hitting percentage of .714. Haylee Hooper had 24 assists; the team tallied 12 service aces. The Tritons host Skagit Valley on Friday at 7 p.m.
Volleyball extends win streak to nine
LYNNWOOD -- The Triton volleyball team swept Whatcom CC on Friday night to extend their winning streak to nine games. Edmonds (20-6, 3-0 North) cruised past the Orcas 25-16, 25-14, 25-16. Michelle Dmitruk and Sadie Gardner had 13 and 10 kills respectively. Haylee Hooper and Audree Weekes contributed 14 assists apiece, and Payton Ludwig and Heather Goodman notched a combined 26 digs.
Women's soccer remains perfect in North
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds women's soccer stayed perfect in the North with a 2-0 shutout over Everett on Wednesday. Alexis Griggs and Katy Ewoniuk each scored in the victory. The Tritons outshout Everett 12-6 in the match. Samantha Miller-Foy registered the clean sheet with six saves. Next up is Whatcom CC in Bellingham on Saturday.
Edmonds collects road win at Skagit, ties No. 2 Peninsula in Port Angeles
The Edmonds CC women's soccer team continues to turn heads -- this past week it was because of a 5-2 road win at Skagit Valley, followed by a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Port Angeles at No. 2-ranked Peninsula College. After the first round of NWAC North action, Edmonds finds themselves tied atop the standings at 4-0-1 with Peninsula. The Tritons are 5-0-2 overall and snuck in the first NWAC Coaches Poll rankings at No. 8. NWAC Coaches Poll Rankings > >
Even with some injuries, the Tritons have been able to sustain by using an offensive attack not seen since the program's run to the NWAC title game in 2013. Much of that is due in part to the NWAC's leading goal scorer, Kailin Wiley. The freshman from Mukilteo is lighting up the back of the net with 8 goals scored in the Tritons' past three matches.
Triton men's soccer drops match to Everett 4-0
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC men's soccer was unable to muster any offense, dropping a home contest to Everett 4-0 on Wednesday. The Trojans scored a trifecta of goals over a ten mintue stretch towards the end of the first half and didn't look back. The Tritons were outshot 13-4 and will look to rebound Saturday at Whatcom CC.
The Tritons defeated Skagit, and lost a thriller at Peninsula in stoppage time
On September 19 Edmonds CC men's soccer trailed Skagit Valley 1-0 early on, but rallied to score three goals and put the Cardinals away 3-1 in Mount Vernon, Wash. Sophomore Kyle Aure (Edmonds, Wash.) notched his first two goals of the season to lead the comeback. Freshman keeper Colin Houser (Boise, Idaho) had seven saves to preserve the win.
Taishi Adachi (Amagaskai, Japan) was responsible for both Triton goals in a home triumph over Shoreline on September 15. Adachi's follow up after a missed chance on a penalty kick in the box was the difference in Edmonds' 2-1 win. Edmonds took Peninsula to the brink on Saturday; the Pirates broke through in stoppage time to sneak out a 1-0 win on a day where the rain was relentless. After the first go round through the North, men's soccer is right in the mix with a 2-2-1 record in region play.
This week poses a challenge as third ranked Everett visits Triton Field on Wednesday, followed by a tough matchup with Whatcom CC, a team who is ahead of the Tritons in the standings.
Volleyball keeps rolling, wins eigthth straight
BREMERTON -- Volleyball kept rolling with a four-set win at Olympic College on Wednesday night. The Tritons defeated the Rangers 28-26, 25-15, 18-25, 25-9. Three stat-leaders in the match tallied season-highs: Michelle Dmitruk (22 kills), Heather Goodman (16 digs), and Haylee Hooper (46 assists). Edmonds returns to Seaview Gym when they host Whatcom on Friday.
Volleyball claims NWAC Crossover Championship, tops Shoreline to open North play
Edmonds CC volleyball ripped off their seventh win in a row on Friday, September 21 when they topped Shoreline CC in straight sets (25-18, 25-23, 25-19) to open NWAC North Region play. Michelle Dmitruk led the attack with 17 kills; Sadie Gardner added 15 kills. Four Tritons recorded double digit digs: Emalee Jordan (15), Gardner (14), Heather Goodman (12), Dmitruk (10).
Edmonds (18-6) earned five wins to stay perfect at the NWAC Crossover Tournament in Gresham, Ore. September 14-15. The Tritons took the Championship, which was hosted by Mt. Hood CC. Sophomore outside hitter Michelle Dmitruk was named the Tournament MVP. Emalee Jordan (Meridian, Idaho), Sadie Gardner (Vernal, Utah), and Haylee Hooper (Auburn, Wash.), also garnered recognition as they were named to the All-Tournament Team (pictured left-to-right).
The team travels across the Puget Sound on Wednesday, September 26 to face Olympic College in Bremerton, before returning to Seaview Gym for a matchup with Whatcom CC on Friday. Edmonds landed at No. 5 in the first NWAC Coaches Poll of the season
Peterson selected as NWAC defensive POW
Sophomore Sydnee Peterson was selected as the NWAC defensive Player of the Week on September 12. It is the second time the libero has been honored this season. On September 6, she was named as the North Region defensive player of the week. She also received that regional award this week. Peterson hails from Draper, Utah, and has been a key cog for the Tritons successful start in the 2018 campaign. Her 4.48 digs per set are third best overall in the NWAC.
Wiley's hat trick carries Tritons to league opening triumph
Kailin Wiley's three goals lifted the Edmonds CC women's soccer program to a 7-2 North Region victory over Everett on Saturday, September 8. It was a strong offensive attack by the Tritons, who ran out to an early 4-0 lead in the first 18 minutes and never looked back. Katlyn Ewoniuk and Julia Hart added two goals each, and Jazmin Nunez scored her first goal of the season. Hart also added an assist on the first goal of the game.
Whatcom (2-2, 1-0 North) should provide a good test on Wednesday. The Orcas defeated Skagit Valley 4-1 to start regional play. Edmonds' (2-0-1, 1-0 North) home opener kicks off at 2 p.m. at Triton Field. Shoreline CC pays a visit to Triton Field on Saturday. General admission for all Triton home contests is $5 for adults, $3 for youth/seniors, and free for children under 12.
Volleyball improves to 11-5 after four-win weekend
The Edmonds CC volleyball team earned four more victories this past weekend, going 3-2 in Spokane, and topping Columbia Basin for the third time this season. The Tritons faced more quality opponents at the Spokane Preseason Tournament, and swept three matches Friday, before dropping two matches on Saturday. Edmonds avenged an earlier defeat this season to Walla Walla, handing the Warriors only their second loss of the year to close out Friday. Saturday they fell to 2017 regional champions North Idaho and Bellevue. The Tritons took fourth place out of 16 teams; freshman Sadie Gardner (Vernal, Utah) and sophomore Sydnee Peterson (Draper, Utah) were named to the All-Tournament team.
Volleyball has another busy stretch ahead starting with a doubleheader at Highline College on Tuesday. They'll clash with Pierce (9-2) and Highline (13-4), both of which sit atop the NWAC West standings. Later in the week, the road warriors will travel to Gresham, Ore. to participate in the NWAC Crossover Tournament, hosted by Mt. Hood CC. The crossover will be the final tuneup before league play begins September 21 versus Shoreline.
Tritons fall to Trojans 5-0
Edmonds CC men's soccer was unable to find the back of the net, losing to Everett CC 5-0 on Saturday, September 8. The Trojans stifled the Tritons' offense, limiting Edmonds to just five shots on goal. Edmonds (0-3-1, 0-1 North) will look to bounce back in their home opener on Wednesday, September 12. Kick off is set for 4:15 p.m. at Triton Field.
The Whatcom men beat Skagit 3-2 on Saturday and are 3-2-1 on the season overall. Later in the week, the Tritons will host Shoreline CC. General admission for all Triton home contests is $5 for adults, $3 for youth/seniors, and free for children under 12.
Peterson named North defensive POW
Sophomore transfer Sydnee Peterson (Draper, Utah) was named the NWAC North Region defensive player of the week for her efforts in Edmonds volleyball's 4-1 record last week. The defensive specialist is third overall in the NWAC, averaging 4.83 digs per set. She notched 15 digs in the Tritons' win over Columbia Basin in their home opener on August 30. Peterson totalled 26 digs at Clackamas on August 27.
Volleyball on road swing in Eastern Washington
Edmonds volleyball will hit the road again for more preseason non-league tests to prepare the club for North Region play. The team is off to a 7-3 start after defeating four playoff teams from a year ago to open the season at the NWAC Showcase August 25-26. The Tritons swept Clackamas on their way home August 27, and split matches at Bellevue College on August 29, topping Linn-Benton, and falling to Walla Walla. On August 30, they knocked off Columbia Basin 3-0 to win their home opener.
This weeknd they will be in Spokane for the Community Colleges of Spokane's Preseason Tournament. On Friday, September 7 they will play Grays Harbor (10-6), Yakima Valley (5-7), and will get a rematch with Walla Walla (9-1) in the nightcap.
Saturday's games will be determined from the results on Friday's matches. On the way back home, the team will stop in Pasco, Wash. to play Columbia Basin for a third time this year. Edmonds has defeated the Hawks in their first two meetings, both in straight sets. For the most up-to-date results, follow the athletics twitter @EdCCTritons1.
Soccer set to open North Region play
Both Triton soccer squads are set to start NWAC league play on the road at Everett
CC on Saturday, September 8. The Triton men are 0-2-1, and the women are 1-0-1 coming
into the their North Region openers.
The men's lone goal on the year was scored by Claudio Dortrait (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) in their 4-1 loss against Chemeketa CC on August 30. Coach Ozzy Erkut is carrying his largest roster of his coaching tenure, and has played all of that roster in three preseason games to find the right mix.
Edmonds women's soccer gave first-year head coach Adam Fenster his first victory on September 5 as they blew past Portland CC, 5-0. Katy Ewoniuk (South Sandy, Utah) netted two goals and leads the team with three in the early going. Julia Hart (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) has two goals and one assist on the season, and Alex Modica (Shoreline, Wash.) turned in a two-assist performance in the Portland win.
The Everett women are 0-3-2 in five non-league tilts so far; they've earned ties their last two matches. The Everett men are 3-2 and have shown an ability to score early on. The Trojans have netted 15 goals, third most in the NWAC to this point. Both North Region openers will be played at Kasch Park in Everett; the field address is 8811 Airport Road.
Chuck Stark appointed Interim Softball Head Coach
Chuck Stark has been appointed as interim head coach of the softball program at Edmonds Community College. Stark takes over for Sheryl Gilmore, who was named the new skipper of the Western Washington University softball team last week. Stark, who is retired, comes to Edmonds after coaching at Olympic College for five years. The Rangers qualified for the NWAC playoffs four times during that stretch. "Chuck was the best fit to stabilize the program and allow us to accomplish our long-term objective of hiring an outstanding head coach for the future." Read More > >
Volleyball goes 4-2 at Showcase
Triton volleyball began the 2018 campaign with a positive showing at the NWAC Showcase in Springfield, Ore. over the weekend, posting a 4-2 record overall. Edmonds went 2-2 on Saturday, losing to Pierce (2-0) and Linn-Benton (2-0), and defeating North Idaho (2-0) and Highline (2-0). On Sunday they swept matches against Columbia Basin (2-0) and last year's NWAC champion Chemeketa (2-0). The six teams they faced all placed first or second in their respective regions and were NWAC playoff qualifiers last year.
The Tritons are stopping in Oregon City on the way back and will play Clackamas CC (5-2) on Monday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday they'll return to the cozy confines of Seaview Gym for the 2018 home opener against Columbia Basin College at 7 p.m. General admission for all Triton home contests is $5 for adults, $3 for youth/seniors, and free for children under 12.
Triton soccer teams draw to start season
It took one extra day of waiting, but the Edmonds CC soccer teams started their 2018
seasons at the NWAC
Friendlies on Friday, August 24. Thursday's matches were canceled due to smoke in the area because of wildfires. The NWAC made the decision based on the poor air quality.
On Friday women's soccer played to a 1-1 draw against Wenatchee Valley. The Knights struck first in the 10th minute, but freshman Katy Ewoniuk (South Sandy, Utah) answered right back, scoring in the 11th minute from Julia Hart (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.). The women resume play next week when they travel to Portland CC for their final non-league tilt on September 5. That match starts at 1:30 p.m.
Colin Hauser (Boise, Idaho) collected four saves to earn the shutout in goal as men's soccer had a scoreless draw with Wenatchee Valley later Friday evening. Edmonds will be back in action this week with two games in Oregon on Wednesday, August 29 (Lane CC, 4 p.m.) and Thursday, August 30 (Chemeketa CC, 12 p.m.). Thursday's match at Chemeketa is being played at the Cascade Futbol Club in Salem, Ore.
Student-Athlete achievements recognized at honors banquet
On Tuesday, May 30 the Edmonds CC athletic department celebrated another successful athletic season in Woodway Hall. Four of the seven programs qualified for the postseason, and 20 Triton student-athletes earned NWAC All-Academic awards. Ronnie Stiell-Williams was chosen as the Ron Omori Assistant Coach of the Year and Kirk Mahalath received the Special Appreciation Award. Elliot Carney and Zach Walton were named Co-Male Athletes of the Year, and Seli Aholelei was honored as the Female Athlete of the Year. Read the Full Story > >
Sheryl Gilmore Named WWU Softball Coach
Sheryl Gilmore has been tabbed as the new Western Washington University head softball coach. Gilmore, who is a Western grad, will return to lead the softball program at her alma mater. In her four years at the helm of Triton softball Gilmore led her teams to a 106-60 record. Edmonds took the North Region title in 2018 and placed 3rd overall at the NWAC Tournament. Read the Full Story > >
Soccer teams to play in NWAC Friendlies
Both Triton soccer squads open the 2018 season at the NWAC Friendlies Thursday, August 23. The women are scheduled to play in the opening match of the day at 8 a.m. against Centralia College. The men will face South Puget Sound CC at 10 a.m. All games are being played at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
Be sure to check NWAC webpage to see if the early matches on Thursday are played. The air quality index has been very high this week because of fires in the area.
Volleyball ready for NWAC Showcase
The 2018 Edmonds CC volleyball team will officially start the season this weekend at the NWAC Showcase in Springfield, Ore. After three scrimmages against three four-year universities (Central Washington, Seattle Pacific, and Northwest), the Tritons are ready for NWAC competition. Edmonds will start the 2018 campaign with four three-set matches on Saturday, August 25. Pierce College is up first at 10:15 a.m. from the Bob Keefer Center. More info > >
Volleyball reloads with freshman class
Edmonds CC volleyball has reloaded for the 2018 season, and welcomes seven new players to the program. The roster is diverse, with a mix of players from across the Northwest. There are players from four different states (WA, OR, ID, UT). Head coach Tony Miranda has signed five incoming freshmen and two transfers for the upcoming season. Read More > >
Fall sports release 2018 schedules
Edmonds Community College's fall sports programs have released their 2018 schedules. Volleyball will open the season in Springfield, Ore. at the NWAC Showcase August 25-26. Their first match is against Pierce College at 10:15 a.m. on August 25. Men's soccer starts their 2018 campaign at the NWAC friendlies on August 23 versus South Puget Sound in Tukwila at 10 a.m. Women's soccer will also begin their 2018 slate at the friendlies at Starfire in Tukwila. They kickoff with Centralia College on August 23 at 8 a.m.
Former Triton Garza taken by Diamondbacks
Edmonds CC baseball alumni David Garza was taken in the 2018 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 38th round. The 2015 NWAC North Region MVP has starred for Tennessee Tech University the past three seasons, earning First Team OVC honors as a junior, and Second Team OVC honors his senior year. Garza was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List for the second straight year in 2018, and finished as a semifinalist this spring. He was a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week, and at one point had a 50-game reached base streak. Garza finished his career as the program leader for shortstops with 16 home runs and 69 RBI. Read more: Tri-City Herald Story | Columbia Basin Herald Story
Ex-Triton Kisena signs with Cardinals
Former Triton baseball player Alec Kisena has been picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals' organization. The big right-handed hurler, who has been playing for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League the past two years, led the independent baseball league with 44 strikeouts in 28 innings so far this year. Kisena, who is a local product from Mill Creek, Wash., played for Edmonds CC baseball in 2015 and was drafted by the Tigers in the 16th round. Read More > >
Baseball takes 3rd Place at NWAC Tournament
Team wins 40 games, tied for second most in school history
The Edmonds CC baseball team saw its season come to an end Sunday night in Longview as the host Lower Columbia College Red Devils turned the Tritons away, 3-1. Edmonds pounded balls all over the yard offensively but most were right at defenders. The Tritons battled, but fell to the eventual champion. The team ends the 2018 campaign with 40 wins, tied for second most in school history, and reclaimed the North Region title. Guthrie Morrison and Will Smith were named to the All-Tournament team.
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Japanese shortstop leading Edmonds CC Baseball
Yugo Hamakawa and the Tritons begin NWAC Tournament play this weekend
Freshman infielder Yugo Hamakawa was featured in a recent Everett Herald story as Edmonds CC baseball prepares for the 2018 NWAC Championship Tournament. Hamakawa, the team's starting shortstop, has anchored the middle of the lineup for the team as a freshman, and was recently selected to the NWAC North 2nd Team. Yugo Hamakawa was a sophomore in high school when he decided he was going to play college baseball in the United States. Read More > >
Softball places 3rd in NWAC
Team ends with record 42 wins, North title, and highest finish since '98
Edmonds softball's successful run ended on Monday, May 21 in Spokane as the Tritons fell to Lower Columbia College 7-1 on Championship Monday. The Tritons took 3rd place in the NWAC and finished a magical run in which it set a new school-record for wins, captured the North Region title for the first time since 2004, and achieved its highest finish at the tournament in two decades. Seli Aholelei, Chantelle Shimabukuro, and Tamia Hirano were named the All-Tournament team.
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Walton Inks With NCAA Division I Drexel
25 Tritons move on to four-year schools on scholarship
Men's basketball sophomore forward Zach Walton recently signed his national letter of intent to play basketball for Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. The Dragons compete in the Colonial Athletic Association at the NCAA Division I level.
Current list of Tritons who have signed to four-year schools from Edmonds CC this year:
- Zach Walton (So.) - Men's Basketball - F - Drexel University (NCAA DI)
- Sydney Lawrence (So.) - Volleyball - MB - Lewis-Clark State College (NAIA)
- Macy Magri (So.) - Volleyball - S - Arizona Chrisitan University (NAIA)
- Rotash Mattu (So.) - Men's Basketball - C - University of Victoria (NAIA)
- Raven Frazier (So.) - Men's Basketball - PG - The Evergreen State College (NAIA)
- Morgan Lord (So.) - Women's Soccer - DF - Saint Martin's University (NCAA DII)
- Natalie Brown (So.) - Women's Soccer - F - Saint Martin's University (NCAA DII)
- Abdoulie Danso (So.) - Men's Soccer - DF - Adams St. University (NCAA DII)
- Sheriff Conta (So.) - Men's Soccer - DF - Walla Walla University (NAIA)
- Kolby Force (Fr.) - Baseball - OF - Cal. State University, Northridge (NCAA DI)
- Will Smith (Fr.) - Baseball - RHP - Seattle University (NCAA DI)
- Evan Hurn (So.) - Baseball - 1B - Marshall University (NCAA DI)
- CJ Blowers (So.) - Baseball - LHP - Cal. State University, San Bernadino (NCAA DII)
- Andrew Bustard (Fr.) - Baseball - C - Simpson University (NAIA)
- Elliot Carney (So.) - Baseball - RHP - Wofford College (NCAA DI)
- Lucas Ford (So.) - Baseball - RHP - Charleston Southern University (NCAA DI)
- Carson Lindell (So.) - Baseball - INF - Concordia University Neb. (NAIA)
- Guthrie Morrison (So.) - Baseball - OF - Gonzaga University (NCAA DI)
- Nathaniel Sagdahl (So.) - Baseball - C - Central Arkansas University (NCAA DI)
- Elijah Santiago (So.) - Baseball - OF - Saint Martin's University (NCAA DII)
- Sam Wyatt (So.) - Baseball - RHP - University of Northern Colorado (NCAA DI)
- Chasity Stalcup (So.) - Softball - UTL - Northwest University (NAIA)
- Nicole Manuel (So.) - Softball - OF - Pacific Lutheran University (NCAA DIII)
- Seli Aholelei (So.) - Softball - P/OF - Western Washington University (NCAA DII)
- Tamia Hirano (So.) - Softball - INF - Eastern Oregon University (NAIA)
Aholelei, Shimabukuro Selected as All-Americans
Six softball players were named to the All-Region team
The Edmonds CC softball team had six players named to the NWAC North All-Region team, and two Tritons — Seli Aholelei and Chantelle Shimabukuro — were selected as NFCA NWAC All-Americans. For sophomore Seli Aholelei, it is the second time she has been honored with All-American status.
Carney Named North MVP, and NWAC Pitcher of the Year
Eleven baseball players earn All-Region status
The NWAC office released the All-Region and Gold Glove teams on May 18 and 11 Tritons were honored. Sophomore pitcher Elliot Carney took the most prestigious award as the North MVP. He makes it back-to-back years in which a Triton has been named the region's MVP (last year was Zach Needham).
Women's Soccer Adds 12 to fold
New Edmonds CC women's soccer coach Adam Fenster and his coaching staff have hit the ground running, signing 12 new freshmen for next fall. There is a strong base of decorated local players with a mix of out of state flavor. Read the Full Story > >
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 Basketball 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!
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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 >>