High School Football
SEATTLE — A school district in western Washington is considering a two-year ban for its celebrated football coach after a report pointed to possible misconduct.The Seattle Times reports that the Bellevue School District booster club recently said it paid Bellevue High...
Date: 05/04/2016 | High Schools
CHICAGO — Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.Just 10 percent of young players with concussions resumed football that soon, but the...
Date: 05/02/2016 | Sports
Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason has all the tools
Date: 03/30/2016 | Sports
SULTAN — During his sophomore year of high school, Jim Kruckenberg remembers then-Sultan head coach Dwaine Hatch pointing up to a hill near the high school and mentioning how that would be a nice place to live.Twenty-one years later, Kruckenberg has a house on that...
Date: 03/29/2016 | High Schools
SNOHOMISH — Nick Bender has been with the Glacier Peak football program since the beginning and in that eight-year tenure as an assistant coach he’s worn many hats.
Date: 03/24/2016 | High Schools
Sultan High School has hired Jim Kruckenberg to be its new football coach
Date: 03/21/2016 | Prep Zone
Glacier Peak High School has hired Nick Bender to be its head football coach, former Grizzlies' head coach Rory Rosenbach confirmed Friday.
Date: 03/18/2016 | Prep Zone
The Lakewood School Board voted to have the Cougars join the Northwest Conference for all sports starting with the 2016-17 school year at a meeting Wednesday night.
Date: 02/17/2016 | Prep Zone
Glacier Peak football coach takes job at Union High School
Date: 02/16/2016 | Prep Zone
Archbishop Murphy junior Anfernee Gurley helped lead the U.S. Under-17 National Team to a 49-7 win over the Ontario Under-17 Team this past Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. For his role, Gurley took home the game's Most Valuable Player award.
Date: 02/10/2016 | Prep Zone
Mariner senior swimmer Brianna Lucien has committed to swim at the University of Idaho.
Date: 02/04/2016 | Prep Zone
By now this is an old story, but it's a good one. So in case you missed it ...
Date: 02/04/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
Cascade lineman Watson plans to sign letter of intent with WSU
Date: 02/01/2016 | High Schools
Riley Krenz grew up cheering for Washington State.Now the Lake Stevens wide receiver is joining the Cougars – going from one incredibly successful passing offense to another.
Date: 02/01/2016 | Prep Zone
A plan to combine teams from the Cascade and Northwest conferences into football-only leagues next fall has been voted down by the principals of the schools from the Cascade Conference.
Date: 01/29/2016 | Prep Zone
Former Lake Stevens High School quarterback Jacob Eason was selected as the 2015 Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Date: 01/26/2016 | High Schools
Granite Falls High School lost its appeal with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to drop from the 2A classification to 1A for the next four-year cycle.
Date: 01/25/2016 | Prep Zone
Wesco, Cascade Conference teams part of a radical realignment
Date: 01/20/2016 | High Schools
Glacier Peak is moving up, while its crosstown rival is moving down.
Date: 01/14/2016 | Prep Zone
ATHENS, Ga. — Six football prospects from Georgia’s 2016 recruiting class, including quarterback Jacob Eason, have enrolled in school early.Georgia said six players were on campus Monday. They will participate in spring practice.
Date: 01/11/2016 | Sports
SAN ANTONIO – Jacob Eason and the East squad fell behind early and couldn't mount a comeback in a 37-9 loss to the West team Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Date: 01/09/2016 | Prep Zone
Lake Stevens football star Jacob Eason continues to add to his hardware collection.
Date: 01/08/2016 | Prep Zone
A big week for Jacob Eason got even bigger Friday night.
Date: 01/08/2016 | High Schools
At Mountlake Terrace H.S.Kamiak 21 21 13 2 —57Meadowdale 3 8 5 13 —29
Date: 12/23/2015 | High Schools
Lake Stevens QB Eason reaffirms commitment to play for Georgia
Date: 12/15/2015 | High Schools
SEATTLE — A Bremerton high school assistant football coach who was suspended for praying at midfield after games has filed a discrimination complaint.
Date: 12/15/2015 | Northwest
Lake Stevens QB is named Gatorade National Player of the Year
Date: 12/15/2015 | Prep Zone
LAKE STEVENS – Moments after being surprised by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner with an award proclaiming him the best high school football player in the country, Lake Stevens quarterback Jacob Eason answered the question on everybody’s minds.
Date: 12/15/2015 | Prep Zone
Lake Stevens head coach Tom Tri has been selected to serve as an assistant coach for the East team in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 9 in the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Date: 12/11/2015 | Prep Zone
The 2015 All-Area First- and Second-Team defenses, as chosen by Herald reporters and editors: FIRST TEAM
Murphy's Anfernee Gurley is the Football Athlete of the Year
Glacier Peak's Iain Black is the Defensive Player of the Year
The 2015 All-Area football first- and second-team offenses, as chosen by Herald reporters and editors: FIRST TEAM
King's Jim Shapiro is The Herald's Coach of the Year
MUKILTEO — The Snohomish County Football Officials Association (SCFOA) honored 50 local football players at its 34th annual Hall of Fame Banquet Wednesday night at the Rose Hill Community Center.The SCFOA, which honors a lineman and a back from each Snohomish County...
Lake Stevens’ Jacob Eason is the Offensive Player of the Year
Caleb PerryKing’s | FootballThe junior running back rushed for 117 yards on 15 carries and scored a touchdown in a 28-7 loss to No. 1 ranked Royal in the 1A state championship game Saturday.Drew MagaoayCascade | Boys Basketball
Date: 12/07/2015 | High Schools
Recruiting battle for Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason
Date: 12/07/2015 | High Schools
TACOMA — The first half of the 1A state championship game was one to forget for King's.However, led by junior running back Caleb Perry, things looked up for the Knights in the second half.After trailing Royal 21-0 at halftime, Perry helped spark the King's...
Date: 12/05/2015 | High Schools
The return of QB Wilkins helps vault King’s into 1A title game
After six consecutive losses in the Class 1A state quarterfinals, the King’s football team finally advanced to the semifinals with a win over Hoquiam.
Steve Willits, Sound Live Sports Network4A State Championship Skyline over Gonzaga Prep3A State ChampionshipEastside Catholic over Bellevue2A State ChampionshipTumwater over Prosser
Lake Stevens quarterback Jacob Eason has been selected as one of six finalists for the 2016 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award. The award is "given to the nation’s most outstanding senior in high school," according to a press release.
Date: 12/02/2015 | Prep Zone
Eason visits Florida after Georgia ousts head coach Richt
Date: 12/01/2015 | High Schools
Koa WilkinsAndrew Cline&Caleb PerryKing’s | Football
Date: 11/30/2015 | High Schools
Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network to review the state semifinal round of the prep football playoffs and look ahead to this weekend's state championship games.
Date: 11/30/2015 | Prep Zone
TACOMA — In a game as big as the state semifinals, coaches and players look to the quarterback to help lead the squad.
Date: 11/29/2015 | High Schools
Skyline tops Lake Stevens 37-34 in back-and-forth 4A state semi
TACOMA — The Archbishop Murphy defense stood tall all morning.With their backs against the wall, the Wildcats continued to cling to a 21-17 lead throughout the fourth quarter.However, late in the final period it was the Tumwater defense that made the play...
King's beats Montesano 28-25 to advance to 1A title game
Tumwater rallies to beat Murphy 24-21 in Class 2A semifinal
Running back Grimes helps keep Lake Stevens' offense rolling
The King’s Knights erased six years of frustration last Saturday with a 42-21 victory over Hoquiam in the Class 1A state quarterfinals.
With a top recruit in the nation who has thrown 41 touchdowns and a running back who’s rushed for almost 1,500 yards and 27 more scores, the Lake Stevens offense — which averages 49 points per game — has not had any problem putting points on the board this season.
Steve Willits, Sound Live Sports Network4A SemifinalsGonzaga Prep over Richland
Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network to review the state quarterfinal round of the prep football playoffs and look ahead to the state semifinals.
Date: 11/23/2015 | Prep Zone
Andrew GrimesLake Stevens | FootballGrimes, a senior, rushed for 280 yards on 21 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns in the Vikings’ 49-14 victory over Graham-Kapowsin in the 4A state quarterfinals. The Vikings will face Skyline in a semifinal Saturday in the Tacoma Dome.
Date: 11/23/2015 | High Schools
POULSBO — On a night of great defense for the Archbishop Murphy football team, the offense sputtered at times in the first half.Anfernee Gurley took care of that problem in the second half.Gurley, an explosive junior, returned a punt 59 yards for a...
Glacier Peak again falls to Bellevue in 3A state playoffs 35-14
ABERDEEN — The Knights created four first-half turnovers and converted each one into seven points en route to a thumping of the Grizzlies in a 1A state tournament quarterfinal on Saturday.
Lake Stevens routs Graham-Kapowsin 49-14 to reach 4A semis
Live video of Saturday's 3A state quarterfinal football game between Bellevue and Glacier Peak courtesy of STSPN.
Date: 11/21/2015 | Prep Zone
Archbishop Murphy's Jackson Yost and Anfernee Gurley and Jackson's B. Keanu Freitas have been named to the Team USA roster for the Under-17 National Team and will compete against Canada in the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) in Arlington, Texas.
Date: 11/20/2015 | Prep Zone
Lake Stevens quarterback Jacob Eason was named the WIAA 4A Male Athlete of the Week (Nov. 8-14) for his performance in last week's state tournament opening victory over Issaquah.
Date: 11/20/2015 | Prep Zone
Steve Willits, Sound Live Sports NetworkClass 4AGonzaga Prep over WoodinvilleRichland over Moses LakeSkyline over CamasLake Stevens over Graham-KapowsinClass 3A
Slew of injuries won't slow King’s senior defensive end Sundquist
After losing in the 1A state quarterfinals six seasons in a row, King’s coach Jim Shapiro is trying a new tactic the seventh time around.
Jerry Jensen began his reign as the Archbishop Murphy football coach with a 22-21 victory over North Kitsap in the Wildcats’ 2013 season opener.
This is the game the Grizzlies wanted.
The No. 2-ranked Lake Stevens Vikings come into Saturday’s quarterfinal showdown with No. 5 Graham-Kapowsin having faced little adversity this season. The Vikings’ biggest challenge came last week when they rallied from a 13-0 deficit to defeat Issaquah 42-32 in the first...
Football, soccer, cross country and volleyball honors listed
Date: 11/17/2015 | High Schools
Colton BuntGlacier Peak | FootballBunt, junior, rushed for 291 yards on 21 carries and scored five touchdowns in the Grizzlies’ 41-33 win over Ballard in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.Gabby ChappellEdmonds-Woodway | Girls Soccer
Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network to review week one of the state football playoffs and look ahead to the state quarterfinals.
Date: 11/16/2015 | Prep Zone
All-Wesco 3A South Football TeamsFIRST TEAMQuarterback
All-Wesco 3A North Football TeamsFIRST tEAMQuarterback
All-Wesco 4A Football TeamsFirst TeamQuarterback
Bunt scores 5 TDs, GP tops Ballard 41-33 in state opener
Date: 11/14/2015 | High Schools
Live video of Saturday's 3A football state first-round game between Ballard and Glacier Peak courtesy of STSPN.
Date: 11/14/2015 | Prep Zone
BREMERTON — When Joe Kennedy arrived at the Flying H Youth Ranch for troubled boys, he was mad at the world.
Date: 11/14/2015 | Northwest
SHORELINE — Third-ranked King’s held previously unbeaten Port Townsend to just 15 yards rushing in the second half en route to a victory Friday night in the first round of the Class 1A state football playoffs.Defensive end Duncan Cull led the Knights’ defense with 10 tackles.
Lake Stevens gets over KingCo hump, tops Issaquah 42-32
Archbishop Murphy rolls past Black Hills 56-21 in state tourney
The picks for the first round of the state high school football playoffs:Steve Willits, Sound Live Sports NetworkClass 4A Woodinville over DavisGonzaga Prep over Battle...
Wildcats hoping defense does indeed win championships
Issaquah at Lake StevensWhere: Lake Stevens High SchoolWhen: 7 p.m., FridayKey Players: Issaquah—Cam Humphrey, sr., QB; Bryce Hughes, jr., RB/DB; Kyle Densley, sr., RB/LB; Joe Nelson, jr., WR/DB; Conner Pederson, sr. WR/DB;...
The Lake Stevens Vikings rolled to a 61-10 victory over Tahoma in the 4A quad-district playoffs last Friday, but their victory came with a price. Running back and linebacker Andrew Grimes limped off the field in the first quarter and did not return.As of midweek, Grimes had...
Final Associated Press Washington Football Prep PollClass 4A1. Camas (7) 10-0 792. Lake Stevens (1) 10-0 683. Gig Harbor 10-0 644. Gonzaga Prep 10-0 615. Graham-Kapowsin 10-0 466. Richland 9-1 367.
Date: 11/12/2015 | Prep Zone
Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network to review the first week of the prep football playoffs and look ahead to the first round of the state playoffs.
Date: 11/09/2015 | Prep Zone
Jacob EasonLake Stevens | FootballEason, a senior, completed 23 of 35 passes for 287 yards and five touchdowns in the Vikings' 61-10 victory over Tahoma in the 4A quad-district playoffs. Three of Eason's touchdowns went to senior tight end Riley Krenz. The...
Date: 11/09/2015 | High Schools
The Herald’s final weekly high school football power poll for area teams, with the team name, total points and last week's ranking (note: Lake Stevens received all three first-place votes).Herald Power Poll1. Lake Stevens 45 12. Glacier...
Date: 11/09/2015 | Prep Zone
MONROE — It may take some time, but someday the members of the Monroe football team are going to look back on what they accomplished on Saturday with pride.The Bearcats trailed Skyview by 14 points late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 4A quad-district playoff game,...
Date: 11/07/2015 | High Schools
EDMONDS — Bradley Peth rushed for 262 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries to lift Lynnwood to a victory over Jackson in a Wesco crossover game Friday night.The win helped the Royals (6-4) end their season on a four-game winning streak.
STANWOOD — Kole Johnson passed for 239 yards and five touchdowns as Stanwood beat Mountlake Terrace in Wesco 3A crossover game.
OAK HARBOR — For the first three quarters Oak Harbor and Juanita traded touchdowns in a loser-out 3A quad-district battle. Oak Harbor’s Princeton Lollar Jr. rushed for 230 yards and three TDs on 34 carries, and teammates Savion Passmore and Dyllan Harris added 116 yards and 98 yards, respectively.
REDMOND —Cedar Park Christian-Bothell was bounced from the 1A playoffs by Meridian on Friday. Simon Burkett had three passing touchdowns and 183 yards and Tony Stahlecker rushed for 105 yards and a score for Meridian. Jaden Sheffey’s passing touchdown was the first score of the game and the only...
Arlington's season ends with 33-21 loss to Bonney Lake