Bellusci to play at Western
Two-time Skagit Valley Herald Softball Player of the Year Megan Bellusci will play college softball at Western Washington University.
“Western has a well-known environmental program that I am extremely interested in,” Bellusci said in an announcement issued by Western. “It is a beautiful campus with a stellar softball program. I’ve always liked smaller cities, and Bellingham is the perfect fit for me. Visiting campus, I got nothing but good vibes.”
Bellusci is a four-time All-Northwest Conference first team pick and this season’s Northwest Conference Offensive MVP, sporting a .725 batting average with 66 hits. She is also a two-time all-state selection.
In her high school career, Bellusci established Anacortes school records for highest batting average (.665), on-base percentage (.709), hits (226) and stolen bases (112).
Ronngren plays in all-star game
A handful of Skagit County players recently competed in the 23rd Annual Washington/North Idaho All-State Girls’ Basketball Classic games.
West defeated East 66-50 in the 2A-3A game.
Anacortes’ Gabby Ronngren finished with seven points, one block and one steal for the West.
Ronngren graduated from AHS June 22 and will play basketball for Western Washington University this coming year.
Feist to run for Portland State
After a stellar high school career, Anacortes distance runner Saville Feist will compete for the Portland State University cross country and track and field teams.
She said a January visit to the NCAA Division I school sealed the deal.
“We clicked well. I liked the coaching staff, and everyone there was inviting,” she said. “I’m not sure what I want to study yet, but they offer everything I’d want to study.”
Feist was a two-time Skagit Valley Herald Girls’ Cross Country Runner of the Year.
At the Class 2A state track and field meet in May, she placed third in the 3,200 (11 minutes, 30.18 seconds) and second in the 1,600 (5:12.63).
Feist said she’s looking forward to spending time in — and around — Portland.
“Portland will be a fun city to live in … There are so many trails around, and Mount Hood and Cannon Beach,” she said.