The Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Committee announced its 2019 class last week, which includes Jim Piccolo, the Stanwood High School athletic director from 1984-2006.
Piccolo developed the 4A Booster Club, the Athletic/Academic Awards night, an athletic training program and the Stanwood Athletic Hall of Fame. He also was awarded the 1999 Washington State High School Athletic Director of the Year; he is a Washington State Athletic Administrators Hall of Fame inductee; he is a Washington State Administrators president and past president; and in 2000, he was named National Athletic Director of the Year by the National Alliance for Health, P. E., Recreation and Dance.
Piccolo will be honored under the Sports Contributor category during the 10th annual Hall of Fame banquet Sept. 18 at Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. Individual tickets cost $65 or $600 for a table of 10 people. Tickets are available at seattlenorthcountry.com/sports/hall-of-fame/banquet.
In addition, the banquet will feature the Snohomish County High School Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Collegiate Male and Female Athlete of the Year and the (Everett) Herald Man and Woman of the Year Award.
Joining Piccolo are Brenda Dobbelaar-Morris, a 1989 Edmonds High graduate and a multi-sport athlete; Orlondo Steinhauer, a 1991 Lynnwood High graduate and football, basketball and baseball player; Eleanor McElvaine, a 1981 Cascade High grad and rower; Jarrod Rome, a 1995 Marysville-Pilchuck High grad and track and field athlete; Dave Lyon, a 1981 Snohomish High graduate and skier; Carl Zaretzke, an Arlington High grad who has raced cars since 1966; Everett boxing coach Troy Summers; and the 1984 Woodway girls basketball team.
Stanwood powderpuff football game is June 29
The Stanwood Spartan Moms will play Lake Stevens at 6 p.m. June 29 at Lake Stevens High.
The full-contact flag football is a fundraiser for Stanwood Youth Sports Scholarship Program. Gates open at 5 p.m. with ceremonies, food and raffles. Kickoff at 6 p.m. Find more at StanwoodSpartanMoms.org and on Facebook.
The Spartan Moms opened their season with a 36-0 shutout over rival Arlington on May 25 in Arlington.
The team was recently featured on NBC’s Today show after player Kim Hildenbrand, a two-year veteran, wrote a personal essay on HuffPost. Watch the Today show video here and read Hildenbrand’s essay here.
Anacortes High School won’t field varsity football in fall
Anacortes will not field a varsity football team for the 2019 season. Athletic Director Erik Titus said the high school opted out of a varsity schedule because of few juniors and seniors interested in playing.
Anacortes will field a junior varsity team and possibly a C team, head coach Chris Hunter said.
The Seahawks had 31 players on their varsity roster a season ago, and that number shrunk as the season progressed.
Varsity-caliber Anacortes players looking to continue to play can do so next season at Mount Vernon High School. The two schools have an agreement to allow that to happen.
Gamers to compete in Everett
Emerald City LANFest Resurrection is June 21-23 at the Angel of the Winds Arena. Emerald City LAN Fest is an opportunity for gamers to gather and compete in tournaments with prizes.
The “Bring Your Own Computer” LAN party is an event where gamers come together with their own computers to play video games in a live environment with friends. LAN parties are a part of gaming culture. They’re a great chance to meet new people, and share your passion for gaming with fellow enthusiasts.
For more info, visit lanfest.intel.com/emeraldcity.
Huge annual soccer tourney in Snohomish
Snohomish Youth Soccer Club will host the annual Snohomish United Invitational, with more than 100 U9-U19 boys and girls soccer teams competing June 21-23 at Stocker Fields in Snohomish. For more info, visit snohomishyouthsoccer.org.
Huge skating event in Everett
Everett Figure Skating Club will host its annual Star Spangled Skate from June 28-30 at Everett Community Ice Rink. Several skating events are scheduled throughout the three days, including solo dance events and the national qualifying series – singles and adult events.
For more info, visit everettfsc.org.