A year in Edmonds sports – Looking back on 2013

By Megan Managan | Dec 31, 2013
Photo by: Megan Managan King's Anisa Uberuaga battles with University Prep's India Jencks during the first half of the Knights loss in the state title game in late November.

It's been a very busy end of the year around Edmonds, especially for those in the sports world. As we've come together to celebrate the holidays and those late-season Seahawks wins, I've had a blast looking back at the year that was.

Though I've only been at the Beacon for a few months, it's quickly become apparent that sports is a large part of this community.

Here's a look at some of the top local sports stories in 2013.

Youth heart screenings can prevent unexpected tragedies

At Edmonds Woodway High School, 469 students were screened for possible heart conditions to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death in young athletes on the playing field.

The nonprofit Nick of Time Foundation organized the Feb. 6 event with 108 volunteers from local hospitals, fire departments and other community groups.

EW’s Cuzzetto wins 2nd state title

Last year, Edmonds-Woodway sophomore wrestler Noah Cuzzetto won the State Championship in wrestling in the 4A 106-lb. class. To some, that may be a high point in their high school career, but not Noah.

He looks upon the win as just a starting point. On Saturday, Feb. 16, he advanced that point further by winning his second 4A State Wrestling Championship in Tacoma.

The run to that second title began the day after Cuzzetto won his first.

Steves is ready for 2nd Iditarod; finishes in 57th place

Jan Steves is just days away from starting her second Iditarod; the 1,000-mile plus dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

Steves won the “Red Lantern” award last year, which signifies the last finisher to cross the line in Nome.

But last place is no small fete. Anyone who finishes has accomplished something that most of us could only dream about.

Stevens finished the race in 57th place overall.

Edmonds Freemasons Lodge donates $400 to Edmonds Youth Sports

The Edmonds Freemasons recently donated $400 to Edmonds Youth Sports.

Edmonds Youth Sports is a local youth organization that is the home of the local co-ed lacrosse team, Edmonds Eagles.

The Eagles is in its second season, coming off of a fantastic start last year. There are three teams made up of 1st through 8th graders. These are the 3/4 grade, 5/6 grade, and 7/8 grade teams.

Edmonds 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk draws nearly 500

Nearly 500 runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels from as far away as Pennsylvania turned out for the 7th annual 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk presented by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

The ages of participants ranged from 0 (James Johnson was likely helped along by his parent driven stroller) to 81 years young.

The first to complete the course were Carter Osborne (18) and Miler Haller (16), who crossed the finish line just 16 minutes and 20 seconds after starting.

Ex-pro boxer still finds joy in the ring

Martin O’Malley says his brother Tom has a punch “that can knock down a rhino.”

O’Malley, of Edmonds, should know. The youngest of four boys and son of an amateur boxer, he grew up in Dublin, Ireland, brawling with his siblings and watching professional and amateur fights on the “telly” with his father.

Still, he never entertained the notion of becoming a boxer until he watched Roberto Durán beat Iran “the Blade” Barkley for the WBC Middleweight title in 1989.

Edmonds soccer player takes love of the game to the national level

Maddy Schultz loves soccer. The Edmonds-Woodway sophomore lives and breathes the game.

Because of that love she is about to take off on the trip of a lifetime, heading to Jamaica with the U.S. national women’s under 17 team for the 2013 CONCACAF championships.

Two from Edmonds commit to play college lacrosse

Two lacrosse players from Edmonds have committed to play at Mount Olive College next year.

Niko May and Jordan Tindall, both seniors are Meadowdale High School, committed to play college lacrosse for North Carolina’s Mount Olive in mid-October.

Edmonds-Woodway falls to Lake Stevens in Wesco title game

For the third straight year the Lake Stevens football team beat Edmonds-Woodway to win the 4A Wesco conference title on Friday, Nov. 1.

The Vikings won 53-49, handing the Warriors its first loss of the season.

The Warriors season finished the following week with a loss to Federal Way in the first round of the state playoffs.

EW girls soccer wins district title, loses in first round of state tourney

Less than a week after winning the 4A Wesco district title, the Edmonds-Woodway girls soccer season ended on Tuesday night in the first round of the state tournament.

The Warriors, facing off against Olympia, lost 2-0.

Edmonds-Woodway earned the district title after beating league rival Jackson 3-0.

Edmonds-Woodway cross country runners 10th, 21st in state meet

Two runners from the Edmonds-Woodway cross country team traveled to the 4A state meet in Pasco, Wash. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Miler Haller, a junior, finished in 10th place with a time of 15:30.86.

In the girls race, senior Hailey Kettel finished in 21st place with a time of 18:41.

In the 3A boys race, Meadowdale's Dominic Giordano finished in 87th place with a time of 16:57.

Meadowdale's Anna Keane wins third state swimming title

Meadowdale’s Anna Keane won her third state title in the 50-yard freestyle event during the 3A state championship on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the King County Aquatic Center.

Keane won the state title in the 50 freestyle race with a time of 23.21, an automatic All-American time.

King's volleyball finishes seventh in state tournament

The King's volleyball team finished the 1A state tournament in seventh place last weekend. The Knights traveled to Yakima for the tournament, beating beating Annie Wright to finish seventh.

Meadowdale volleyball fifth at state tournament

The Meadowdale volleyball team earned a fifth place finish in the 3A state tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The Mavericks earned the trophy after beating Wesco rival Oak Harbor at St. Martin's University.

Meadowdale falls to Eastside Catholic in state quarterfinals

The Meadowdale football season came to an end on Saturday evening in the 3A state quarterfinals.

The Mavericks lost 21-16 to Eastside Catholic, the same team which ended Meadowdale’s season last fall.

King's loses to University Prep to take second in 1A state tournament

The King's girls soccer team finished the 1A state tournament on Saturday, Nov. 23, after losing to University Prep 3-2.

The Knights finished the season 17-3 after winning both the league and district titles.

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