After completing the most successful football season at Ballard since 2003, Beaver coach Joey Thomas has resigned.

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After completing the most successful football season at Ballard High School since 2003, Beavers coach Joey Thomas has resigned.

He gathered his players together Monday morning to make the announcement.

In the past two seasons Thomas’ program went 12-4 in Metro, won two division titles and advanced to the state tournament.

“When we started this journey, Ballard football had won three games in three years,” Thomas said in a statement. “I was charged with putting the boom back in Ballard football. What we accomplished together goes far beyond wins and losses. We changed the lives of numerous young men and the entire community. We can walk away feeling good, knowing we did that.”

Men’s basketball

Gary Jacobs scored 18 points, Joseph Stroud had 16 and Central Washington (8-2, 3-2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) earned a 98-72 victory over host Northwest Nazarene (4-7, 0-5). Naim Ladd added 15 points for Central.

Women’s basketball

Saint Martin’s went on an 8-0 scoring run in the fourth quarter to beat Seattle Pacific 78-70. Breanne Lasconia scored a career-high 17 points for the Falcons (6-6, 3-2 GNAC). Saint Martin’s (5-7, 3-2) won its second in a row.


The Seattle Thunderbirds acquired goalie Landow Bow from the Swift Current Broncos for goalie Taz Burman, right wing Jamal Watson and a conditional second-round pick in a future bantam draft.

In 137 career games with the Broncos, Bow has a 58-50-8-5 record with 10 shutouts. He has a goals-against average of 3.12 and a career save percentage of .908.


Donika Bashota and Trang Huynh of Washington State won singles matches at the Weinman Foundation Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii. Bashota beat Cindy Nguyen of Hawaii 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. Huynh beat Cassidy Spearman of Missouri 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

• Twin brothers Thomas and James Yu of Medina placed second in the doubles division at the USTA Boys’ 14s Winter National Championships in Tucson, Ariz. They were defeated by Robert Cash and Joel Jose of New Albany, Ohio, 6-4, 6-4.