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August 26  |  Herald Staff
The WIAA announced this past week that according to the 2014-15 High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations, the number of high school student-athletes in Washington state is up to 160,245.



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August 26  |  
The Associated Press released its first prep football poll of the season on Wednesday. Here are the rankings:

CLASS 4A

1. Camas (4)                      0-0 98



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August 21  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
EVERETT – The Archbishop Murphy football team ended day three of the first week of practice with an interception by a defensive lineman. One of the assistant coaches could be heard saying, "let's end it on a high note."

That's exactly how the Wildcats hope to end their season, motivated in part by the way the 2014 season came to a close.



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August 21  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
LYNNWOOD – With several starters gone from the 2014 team and a new head coach, many would give the Meadowdale football team a pass if it were to have a down year in 2015.

The Mavericks would like those people to save their pity.



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August 20  |  By David Krueger Herald Writer
MARYSVILLE – The obvious star is missing at Marysville Pilchuck’s football practice.

But current University of Washington cornerback Austin Joyner is hardly the only key player from last year’s Tomahawks team who’s moved on.



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August 20  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Coming off the most successful football season in school history, the Mountlake Terrace football team is under new leadership this season.



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August 20  |  By David Krueger Herald Writer
MARYSVILLE — At the start of year No. 5 at Marysville Getchell, head football coach Davis Lura said the program is headed into "Phase Two" of its development.

Lura and the Chargers hope to compete in every game as the program continues to progress and improve.



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August 20  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
SNOHOMISH -- With 10 new head football coaches in Wesco and the Cascade Conference this season, many teams are using the first few weeks of practice to implement new systems and philosophies and find out what their identity is going to be.

Glacier Peak has the luxury of skipping much of that process.



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August 19  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
EDMONDS — For a football team that is used to competing for a playoff spot every season, Edmonds-Woodway found itself in an unusual position after four games in 2014. With a 1-3 record, the Warriors' season appeared as though it could end in disaster, but by the end of the season head coach John Gradwohl once again had his team competing for a playoff spot. 

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August 19  |  By Brian Adamowsky Herald Writer
EVERETT — The culture change that first-year Everett football coach Doug Trainor is bringing to the Seagull program starts with how the players walk into a room.



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August 19  |  By Rich Myhre Herald Writer
EVERETT -- First-year Cascade football coach Shane Keck already knows about the Western Conference, having been a player at Mariner (Class of 1999) and an assistant coach at Monroe (2005-06).

And what Keck already knows about Cascade football is the program’s remarkable potential.



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August 13  |  By David Krueger Herald Writer
ESPN is coming to the Pacific Northwest for some Friday night lights.

The football game between Lake Stevens and Kamiak on Oct. 23 will be broadcast nationally on ESPN U, as part of the 2015 Geico ESPN High School Football Showcase.

The Lake Stevens-Kamiak Wesco 4A game, a key week 8 matchup, will be broadcast at 7 p.m. on ESPN U.



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July 6  |  By David Krueger Herald Writer
Lynnwood High School didn’t have to look too far to find its next boys basketball coach.



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July 3  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The annual Washington State Cross Country East/West All-Star race is set for July 11 at the Mill Creek Town Center in conjunction with the Run of the Mill 5K, which will be run at the same site.

In order to be invited to participate in the race for both boys and girls, runners must have one of the top 125 times among seniors in all classifications at the 2014 state cross country meet.



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July 3  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The Washington State Soccer Coaches Association has named its 2015 All-State boys soccer teams.

The teams were highlighted by several Snohomish and Archbishop Murphy players. The Panthers won the 4A state championship for a second consecutive season and Archbishop Murphy claimed the 2A state championship.



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July 3  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The first-annual Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament will be held July 24 and 25 at Snohomish High School. The tournament is open to high-school players ages 14-18 and includes two divisions for boys and girls singles players and one division each for boys and girls doubles.

All entrants will receive t-shirts and trophies will be awarded for singles and doubles champions.



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June 30  |  Herald Staff
For an in-depth look as the West team's preparation for this Friday's annual East-West All-State football game, follow us on Twitter at @heraldnetpreps. Glacier Peak's Spencer Pettit will be guest tweeting from practices and team functions on The Herald's prep account starting Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.



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June 22  |  Herald Staff
The Washington State Baseball Coaches Association (WSBCA) recently announced its all-state teams. Among those named to the 4A squad are Snohomish's Ben Dmochowsky, with Lake Stevens middle infielder Justin Brown getting a spot on the second-team.



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June 17  |  Herald staff
Mark Haner has been hired as the varsity girls basketball coach at Shorewood High School.

Don Dalziel, director of athletics for the Shoreline School District, announced the hiring Wednesday.

Haner spent the past two seasons as the girls basketball coach at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, where he compiled a 26-21 record.



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June 15  |  Herald Staff
The Lynnwood girls basketball team claimed its fourth consecutive Edmonds Summer Shootout Championship this past weekend with a championship game win over Todd Beamer. 

Lynnwood had victories over Kamiak, Mercer Island, Mountain View, Idaho and Snohomish en route to the championship game. Mountain View is Idaho's reigning 5A state champion, but fell 68-25 to Lynnwood in the quarterfinals.



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June 15  |  Herald Staff
Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network to announce the top six finalists for The Herald's annual Boys Athlete of the Year and select the winner.



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June 14  |  Herald Staff
Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network to announce the top six finalists for the annual Prep Girls Athlete of the Year and select the winner.



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June 10  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
Seven local Wesco and Cascade Conference baseball players have made the rosters for the upcoming all-state baseball games in Yakima after their performances in the all-state feeder games.

Granite Falls' Chris Gentry, Cedarcrest's Adam Davenport, Monroe's Andrew Chartrand, Snohomish's Ben Dmochowsky, Archbishop Murphy's Connor Sand and Lake Stevens' Justin Brown and Chase Ridder all made the teams.



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June 10  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The Wesco 3A South all-stars defeated the Wesco 3A North all-stars in the annual boys soccer game on Tuesday by a score of 3-2.

The games was tied 1-1 at halftime and the North took a 2-1 lead in the second half before the South answered back with two straight for the win. Shorecrest's Anton Resing scored the game-winner in the 69th minute.



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June 10  |  Herald Staff
Darrington softball player Kassandra Jones has committed to continue her career at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Jones was a four-year varsity player for the Loggers and was a first-team all-league selection twice.



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June 9  |  Herald Staff
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and the Washington Army National Guard have announced its 2014-15 Scholastic Cup Champions.



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June 9  |  Herald Staff
The south defeated the north in the Wesco Senior All-Star game last Thursday at Lake Stevens High School. The game is used to help nominate players for The All-State games to be held June 13 and 14 at Parker-Faller Field in Yakima.



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June 7  |  Herald Staff
Granite Falls senior softball players Makenzie McLaughlin and Lauren Harding have both committed to separate colleges where they will extend their softball careers.

McLaughlin, who has started at first base the past three seasons for the Tigers and was the defensive Most Valuable Player for Granite Falls this season, will play at Northwest Christian University.



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June 7  |  Herald Staff
The 19th annual Washington/North Idah All-State girls basketball games are set for June 20 at the Hub Sports Center in Spokane.

The 1B/2B East team will face the 1B/2B West team at 1:30 p.m., the 1A East team will face the 1B West team at 3:30 p.m. and the 2A/3A East team will face the 2A/3A West team at 5:30 p.m.



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June 5  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
Kamiak junior Tim Beard won the state hammer throw championship on May 31 with a throw of 181 feet, 9 inches. His defeated Eastlake's Lukas Leitis, who finished second with a throw of 176-11.

The contest was held at Central Valley High School in Spokane. The hammer throw is not contested in WIAA-sanctioned events, but the event is recognized by the national governing association (USATF) and in college.



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