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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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June 5  |  Herald Staff
Eds. note: Only senior athletes are considered for Athlete of the Year nominations, which are provided by school athletic directors, coaches and Herald writers. Voting ends Tuesday at 2 p.m. In addition to athletic accomplishments, academics, community involvement and character are asked to be considered when nominating and taken into account when the final winner is selected. For the girls nominees, click

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June 5  |  Herald Staff
Eds. note: Only senior athletes are considered for Athlete of the Year nominations, which are provided by school athletic directors, coaches and Herald writers. Voting ends Tuesday at 2 p.m. In addition to athletic accomplishments, academics, community involvement and character are asked to be considered when nominating and taken into account when the final winner is selected. For the boys nominees, click

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June 3  |  Herald Staff
Monroe High School announced the hiring of Ashley Tuiasosopo as the school’s new girls basketball coach earlier this week.

Tuiasosopo coached the JV and was an assistant coach this past season for the Bearcats under Matt Chalfant, who resigned earlier this year.



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June 3  |  Herald Staff
A number of prep head coaching jobs have been filled in recent weeks by local Cascade Conference and Wesco teams.



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May 27  |  By Brian Adamowsky Herald Writer
DUVALL -- Billy Ojeda will be the new head coach of the Cedarcrest football program when the Red Wolves begin offseason workouts this summer.

Ojeda, who was the junior varsity head coach at Cedarcrest for two years after spending a decade as Mariner's freshman coach, replaces Jason Frederick as the Red Wolves head man.



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May 27  |  Herald staff
Dexter Griffen is returning for a second stint as the boys basketball coach at Mariner High School.

Griffen guided the Marauders for 11 seasons (1998-2009) and compiled a 147-111 record. He is the all-time winningest coach in the program’s history.



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May 26  |  Herald news services
SALT LAKE CITY -- University of Utah head softball coach Amy Hogue announced last week that Cascade High School outfielder Aubrey Peterson has committed to play for the Utes next season.

Peterson lettered in softball all four years at Cascade. She also played for the Washington Lady Hawks traveling team.



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May 26  |  Herald staff
4A BOYS
Wednesday-Thursday
Creek at Qualchan, Spokane
Local qualifiers (first-round tee times): Ethan Casto, Snohomish (8:24 a.m.); Arnold Ha, Jackson (8:33 a.m.); Luke Kuna, Snohomish (8:42 a.m.); Owen Fenner, Monroe (9:09 a.m.); Ben Gardner, Snohomish (9:27 a.m.); Keegan Willis, Snohomish (9:36 a.m.); Austin Bogart, Lake Stevens (10:12 a.m.); Tyler Farris, Kamiak (10:30 a.m.); Brayden Webb, Lake...

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May 21  |  
Video of Thursday's 3A District 1 softball championship game between Meadowdale and Everett courtesy of SLSN.



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May 21  |  Herald staff
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Thursday announced a change in venues for this year's Class 3A and 4A state baseball championships.

Both had been scheduled for Gesa Stadium in Pasco, but were moved because of "unusable field conditions," the WIAA said in a press release.



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May 21  |  Herald staff
Sue Howard of Darrington has been named the Northwest 1A/2B/1B Co-Softball Coach of the Year. She shared the honor with Peg Seeling of La Conner.

Howard led the Loggers to a 10-8 record and a berth in the 2B District 1 Tournament.



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May 21  |  Herald staff
Darrington High School baseball coach Cameron Ross has been named the Northwest 1A/2B/1B League Coach of the Year.

Ross guided the Loggers to a 6-10 record this season and a berth in the 2B District 1 tournament.

Two of his players earned all-league honors. Infielders Andrew Young and Austin Edwards each made the second team.



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