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Bellevue School District may ban varsity football coach

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

Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age

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

2015 Man of the Year in Sports

Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason has all the tools

Date: 03/30/2016 | Sports

Kruckenberg returns home to coach Sultan football

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

Bender excited to take over at Glacier Peak

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 hires new football coach

Sultan High School has hired Jim Kruckenberg to be its new football coach

Date: 03/21/2016 | Prep Zone

Glacier Peak names Bender head football coach

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

Lakewood to join Northwest Conference for all sports in 2016-17

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

Rosenbach steps down

Glacier Peak football coach takes job at Union High School

Date: 02/16/2016 | Prep Zone

Archbishop Murphy's Gurley named MVP of International Bowl

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 High trio commit

Mariner senior swimmer Brianna Lucien has committed to swim at the University of Idaho.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Prep Zone

Archbishop Murphy's Shiloh Keo rides Twitter to Super Bowl

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

Bruin about to become a Coug

Cascade lineman Watson plans to sign letter of intent with WSU

Date: 02/01/2016 | High Schools

Lake Stevens' Krenz to walk on at WSU

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

Cascade Conference votes down creating football-only leagues with NW Conference

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 QB Eason wins Maxwell Player of Year award

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 loses appeal, to stay at 2A

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

Big shakeup in prep football

Wesco, Cascade Conference teams part of a radical realignment

Date: 01/20/2016 | High Schools

GP, Snohomish, Terrace among schools affected by WIAA reclassification

Glacier Peak is moving up, while its crosstown rival is moving down.

Date: 01/14/2016 | Prep Zone

Eason one of six early enrollees at Georgia

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

Last showcase

Lake Stevens' Eason struggles in All-American Bowl

Date: 01/09/2016 | High Schools

Eason, East team fall in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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

Eason named U.S. Army Player of the Year

Lake Stevens football star Jacob Eason continues to add to his hardware collection.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Prep Zone

Eason named U.S. Army Player of the Year

A big week for Jacob Eason got even bigger Friday night.

Date: 01/08/2016 | High Schools

Prep girls basketball: Kamiak 57, Meadowdale 29

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

Bremerton coach suspended for praying files complaint

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

National honors for Eason

Lake Stevens QB is named Gatorade National Player of the Year

Date: 12/15/2015 | Prep Zone

Jacob Eason reaffirms commitment to Georgia: 'The best place for me'

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’ Tri to coach in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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

All-Area Football Teams (Defense)

The 2015 All-Area First- and Second-Team defenses, as chosen by Herald reporters and editors: FIRST TEAM

Date: 12/11/2015 | High Schools

Football Athlete of the Year

Murphy's Anfernee Gurley is the Football Athlete of the Year

Date: 12/11/2015 | High Schools

All-Area Football

Glacier Peak's Iain Black is the Defensive Player of the Year

Date: 12/11/2015 | High Schools

All-Area Football Teams (Offense)

The 2015 All-Area football first- and second-team offenses, as chosen by Herald reporters and editors: FIRST TEAM

Date: 12/10/2015 | High Schools

Coach of the Year

King's Jim Shapiro is The Herald's Coach of the Year

Date: 12/10/2015 | High Schools

SCFOA Banquet honors 50 local football players

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...

Date: 12/10/2015 | High Schools

All-Area Football

Lake Stevens’ Jacob Eason is the Offensive Player of the Year

Date: 12/10/2015 | High Schools

Prep Athletes of the Week | Nov. 30-Dec. 5

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

Georgia or Florida?

Recruiting battle for Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason

Date: 12/07/2015 | High Schools

King's Perry 'put the team on his back' in second half

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

'Good to be back'

The return of QB Wilkins helps vault King’s into 1A title game

Date: 12/04/2015 | High Schools

1A State Football Playoffs: King's vs. Royal

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.

Date: 12/04/2015 | High Schools

Prep Football Picks | Week 14

Steve Willits, Sound Live Sports Network4A State Championship Skyline over Gonzaga Prep3A State ChampionshipEastside Catholic over Bellevue2A State ChampionshipTumwater over Prosser

Date: 12/04/2015 | High Schools

Eason honored

Lake Stevens QB is the Gatorade State Player of the Year

Date: 12/03/2015 | Prep Zone

Eason a finalist for U.S. Army Player of the Year Award

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

'Wait and see'

Eason visits Florida after Georgia ousts head coach Richt

Date: 12/01/2015 | High Schools

Prep Athletes of the Week | Nov. 22-28

Koa WilkinsAndrew Cline&Caleb PerryKing’s | Football

Date: 11/30/2015 | High Schools

Prep Football Podcast | Week 14

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

Lake Stevens' Eason and Skyline's Gregory put on a show

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

Title dreams dashed

Skyline tops Lake Stevens 37-34 in back-and-forth 4A state semi

Date: 11/28/2015 | High Schools

Archbishop Murphy ends season at 12-1 after loss to Tumwater

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...

Date: 11/28/2015 | High Schools

Will Knights rule state?

King's beats Montesano 28-25 to advance to 1A title game

Date: 11/28/2015 | High Schools

'We let it slip through our fingers'

Tumwater rallies to beat Murphy 24-21 in Class 2A semifinal

Date: 11/28/2015 | High Schools

Live blog: Prep football

Our writers cover state semifinals in Tacoma

Date: 11/28/2015 | Prep Zone

Vikings’ go-to guy

Running back Grimes helps keep Lake Stevens' offense rolling

Date: 11/27/2015 | High Schools

On the seventh try King's finally reaches ‘fourth round’

The King’s Knights erased six years of frustration last Saturday with a 42-21 victory over Hoquiam in the Class 1A state quarterfinals.

Date: 11/27/2015 | High Schools

High-scoring Skyline offense looks a lot like Lake Stevens

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.

Date: 11/27/2015 | High Schools

Prep Football Picks | Week 13

Steve Willits, Sound Live Sports Network4A SemifinalsGonzaga Prep over Richland

Date: 11/27/2015 | High Schools

Prep Football Podcast | Week 13

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

Prep Athletes of the Week | Nov. 15-21

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

Archbishop Murphy beats N. Kitsap 27-0, advances to 2A semis

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...

Date: 11/21/2015 | High Schools

Grizzlies sent packing

Glacier Peak again falls to Bellevue in 3A state playoffs 35-14

Date: 11/21/2015 | High Schools

Prep football: King’s 42, Hoquiam 21

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.

Date: 11/21/2015 | High Schools

Dashing to Tacoma

Lake Stevens routs Graham-Kapowsin 49-14 to reach 4A semis

Date: 11/21/2015 | High Schools

Live video: Bellevue vs. Glacier Peak football

Live video of Saturday's 3A state quarterfinal football game between Bellevue and Glacier Peak courtesy of STSPN.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Prep Zone

Three local football players named to Team USA U-17 football roster

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

Eason named WIAA Athlete of the Week

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

Prep Football Picks | Week 12

Steve Willits, Sound Live Sports NetworkClass 4AGonzaga Prep over WoodinvilleRichland over Moses LakeSkyline over CamasLake Stevens over Graham-KapowsinClass 3A

Date: 11/19/2015 | High Schools

Knights' warrior

Slew of injuries won't slow King’s senior defensive end Sundquist

Date: 11/19/2015 | High Schools

1A football preview: King's at Hoquiam

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.

Date: 11/19/2015 | High Schools

2A football preview: Archbishop Murphy at North Kitsap

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.

Date: 11/19/2015 | High Schools

3A football preview: Bellevue at Glacier Peak

This is the game the Grizzlies wanted.

Date: 11/19/2015 | High Schools

4A football preview: Lake Stevens at Graham-Kapowsin

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...

Date: 11/19/2015 | High Schools

All-Cascade Conference teams

Football, soccer, cross country and volleyball honors listed

Date: 11/17/2015 | High Schools

Prep Athletes of the Week | Nov. 8-14

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

Date: 11/16/2015 | High Schools

Prep Football Podcast | Week 12

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 Teams

The 2015 Fall All-Wesco teams are annouced

Date: 11/16/2015 | High Schools

All-Wesco 3A South Football

All-Wesco 3A South Football TeamsFIRST TEAMQuarterback

Date: 11/16/2015 | High Schools

All-Wesco 3A North Football

All-Wesco 3A North Football TeamsFIRST tEAMQuarterback

Date: 11/16/2015 | High Schools

All-Wesco 4A Football

All-Wesco 4A Football TeamsFirst TeamQuarterback

Date: 11/16/2015 | High Schools

Grizzlies move on

Bunt scores 5 TDs, GP tops Ballard 41-33 in state opener

Date: 11/14/2015 | High Schools

Live video: Ballard vs. Glacier Peak football

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 coach’s journey to the 50-yard line

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

Prep football: King’s 24, Port Townsend 7

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.

Date: 11/13/2015 | High Schools

Vikings forge onward

Lake Stevens gets over KingCo hump, tops Issaquah 42-32

Date: 11/13/2015 | High Schools

Wildcats cruise into quarters

Archbishop Murphy rolls past Black Hills 56-21 in state tourney

Date: 11/13/2015 | High Schools

Prep Football Picks | Week 11

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...

Date: 11/12/2015 | High Schools

Defensive pride

Wildcats hoping defense does indeed win championships

Date: 11/12/2015 | High Schools

Prep Football Game Capsules | Week 11

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;...

Date: 11/12/2015 | High Schools

Status of Lake Stevens' Grimes to be determined

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...

Date: 11/12/2015 | High Schools

Final Associated Press Washington Football Prep Poll

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

Prep Football Podcast | Week 11

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

Prep Athletes of the Week | Nov. 1-7

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

Final Herald Football Power Poll | Week 11

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 rally falls short, Bearcats lose 28-21 to Skyview

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

Prep football: Lynnwood 29, Jackson 23

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.

Date: 11/06/2015 | High Schools

Prep football: Stanwood 41, Mountlake Terrace 12

STANWOOD — Kole Johnson passed for 239 yards and five touchdowns as Stanwood beat Mountlake Terrace in Wesco 3A crossover game.

Date: 11/06/2015 | High Schools

Prep football: Juanita 49, Oak Harbor 35

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.

Date: 11/06/2015 | High Schools

Prep football: Meridian 42, CPC Bothell 6

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...

Date: 11/06/2015 | High Schools

Eagles sent home

Arlington's season ends with 33-21 loss to Bonney Lake

Date: 11/06/2015 | High Schools

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