Times staff members win award second consecutive year

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Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer has been named Washington Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Also honored by the NSSA was Washington Huskies announcer Bob Rondeau, named Washington Sportscaster of the Year for the ninth time.

This is the first NSSA honor for Brewer. It was the second consecutive year a Seattle Times staff member earned the award. Larry Stone was honored last year.

Brewer, Rondeau and the other state award-winners will be honored during the NSSA’s 53rd annual awards banquet June 11 in Salisbury, N.C. Bob Costas of NBC Sports and the MLB Network and John Feinstein of The Washington Post will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Dan Shulman of ESPN will be honored as the National Sportscaster of the Year and Joe Posnanski of Sports Illustrated will be National Sportswriter of the Year.

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• The Seattle Thunderbirds traded left wing Marcel Noebels to the Portland Winterhawks for right wing Seth Swenson and first-round draft choices in the 2012 and 2013 WHL Bantam drafts. Swenson, an 18-year-old right wing from Parker, Colo., has appeared in 33 games this season for the Winterhawks and has one goal and six assists for seven points. Swenson is in his third year in the WHL and has played in 132 games and has five goals and 16 assists with 64 penalty minutes. Noebels, from Tonisvorst, Germany, has appeared in 34 games for the T-birds this season and has 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points. The T-birds are at Kamloops on Friday and then return to the ShoWare Center in Kent on Saturday to take on Portland at 7:05 p.m.

• The Everett Silvertips acquired forward Reid Petryk and a conditional fourth-round WHL draft choice from Medicine Hat in exchange for the rights to forward Miles Koules, who is currently with the U.S. National Team Development Program, and a conditional fourth-round choice. Petryk, 18, is currently in his third WHL season, playing all of his 156 career games with Medicine Hat. In 43 appearances with the Tigers this year, the Edmonton, Alberta, native scored seven goals and 12 assists for a total of 19 points to go with 56 penalty minutes.

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