Doug Flanagan

North Creek volleyball pushing for playoff spot in 1st year

It didn’t take long for the North Creek volleyball team to become a factor in the KingCo 4A postseason race. The Jaguars (7-5 overall, 3-2… Continue reading

Prep hot tickets: Oct. 17-Oct. 21

Here are four local prep matchups to keep an eye on this week: 1. Girls swimming and diving: Lake Stevens at Snohomish, 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.… Continue reading

Stanwood girls soccer playing with confidence

The Stanwood girls soccer team is enjoying another fine season. The Spartans are battling for a Wesco 3A title (they’re in second place with a… Continue reading

Five things to know about Monroe’s Savannah Hastings

The senior runner is thriving in her role as the Bearcats’ captain.

King’s soccer steadily improving

With seven freshmen and just three seniors, the King’s girls soccer team is much younger than usual this fall. But the Knights have been competitive… Continue reading

Lynnwood swimming posts record turnout

More than 30 students turned out for the Lynnwood girls swim team this fall, a number that Royals coach Tracy Dostert calls “maybe the biggest… Continue reading

Mariner cross country rebuilding with young team

After a 10-year absence, Dave McFadden has resumed his role as coach of the Mariner cross country teams. He said his squads are in the… Continue reading

Prep hot tickets: Oct. 10-Oct. 14

Here are four local prep events to keep an eye on this week: 1. Volleyball: Kamiak at Lake Stevens, 7 p.m. Tuesday. These are the… Continue reading

Lake Stevens beats Glacier Peak in clash of Wesco 4A contenders

The Vikings and Grizzlies girls soccer teams entered Thursday’s game tied for second place in the conference.

Q&A with Marysville Pilchuck’s Olivia Lee

The senior midfielder has a talent for setting up her teammates for success.

Hot Tickets: Hole in the Wall cross country meet Saturday

Here are four local prep events to keep an eye on this week: 1. Volleyball: Archbishop Murphy at South Whidbey, 7 p.m. Thursday. This is… Continue reading

Jackson volleyball working on raising its voice

Jackson volleyball coach Mindy Staudinger likes her players’ personalities. She said they range from “goofballs who help lighten the mood” to “introspective kids who think… Continue reading

Mix of youth, experience driving upstart Monroe soccer

The main goal for the Monroe girls soccer team this fall is to qualify for the 4A District tournament. The Bearcats, who graduated eight seniors… Continue reading

Trio of seniors powering Oak Harbor swimming

The Oak Harbor girls swimming and diving team has a fair amount of top-end talent, but its record in dual meets has suffered somewhat because… Continue reading

Five things to know about Cascade’s Ana Kessinger

The senior swimmer has her sights set on a top-eight finish at the state meet.

Granite Falls volleyball building from grassroots level

The Granite Falls volleyball team has won a combined 11 matches over the past three seasons. The Tigers’ new coach, Deanna Haviland, is focusing on… Continue reading

Upstarts Everett, Lynnwood play to 2-2 draw

The Seagulls take an early lead but the Royals fight back in a battle of up-and-coming squads.

Multi-sport athletes fueling Mountlake Terrace cross country

Mountlake Terrace cross country coach Todd Weber said he believes both of his squads could potentially advance to the Class 2A state meets this fall.… Continue reading

Prep hot tickets for 9/26-9/30

Here are four local prep matchups to keep an eye on this week: 1. Girls soccer: Lynnwood at Everett, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Neither team was… Continue reading

Young players stepping up for Glacier Peak tennis

There’s a different air around the Glacier Peak boys tennis team this fall. Grizzlies coach Micah Perron has definitely noticed. “Our program typically has seniors… Continue reading