Anacortes’ Megan Bellusci will play next season at Western Washington University.

Two-time Skagit Valley Herald Softball Player of the Year Megan Bellusci will play her college softball at Western Washington University.

“Western has a well-known environmental program that I am extremely interested in,” Bellusci said in a Western news release. “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 will take quite the softball résumé to Western.

She 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.

For her high school career, Bellusci established Anacortes school records for highest batting average (.665), on-base percentage (.709), hits (226) and stolen bases (112).

Area athletes play in all-star games

A handful of Skagit County players recently competed in the 23rd Annual Washington/North Idaho All-State Girls’ Basketball Classic games.

Among the games played at Liberty Lake High School, the East beat the West 61-58 in the B classification game, while the West defeated the East 66-50 in the 2A-3A game.

In the latter game, Anacortes’ Gabby Ronngren finished with seven points, one block and one steal for the West.

In the B game, La Conner’s Justine Benson finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal for the West.

Two La Conner teammates joined her on the West squad. While Juna Swanson scored five points, pulled down seven rebounds and had an assist, Morgan Herrera finished with five points, three rebounds and a block.

Also in the B game, Mount Vernon Christian’s Josie Droog tallied five points, seven rebounds and an assist.

— Reporter Vince Richardson: 360-416-2181,, Twitter: @Sports_SVH,

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