High School Softball
Vickie’s parents were jumping up and down while they watched their powerful 10-year-old daughter slam the softball into left field. “Go for it Vickie,” they shrieked. Vickie was flying toward third base when the leftfielder made a great throw to the third baseman. Vickie went down for the long...
Date: 08/02/2015 | Life
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.
Date: 06/14/2015 | Prep Zone
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.
Date: 06/10/2015 | Prep Zone
PLAYER OF THE YEARSydney Taggart, Everett, P, Jr.COACHES OF THE YEARMike Millar, EverettMike Venable, Edmonds-WoodwayFIRST TEAM
Date: 06/10/2015 | High Schools
Everett's Sydney Taggart is The Herald’s Softball Player of the Year
Date: 06/10/2015 | High Schools
Granite Falls senior softball players Makenzie McLaughlin and Lauren Harding have both committed to separate colleges where they will extend their softball careers.
Date: 06/07/2015 | Prep Zone
WESCO 4AFIRST TEAMPitchersSophie Frost, jr., JacksonSarah Johnson, fr., Lake StevensCatcherMorgan Greenlee, sr., SnohomishFirst base
Date: 06/03/2015 | High Schools
2015 All-Cascade Conference Softball TeamOffensive Player of the YearAlyson Matriotti, jr., Archbishop MurphyDefensive Player of the YearShelby Jeffries, jr., SultanCoach of the Year
Date: 06/02/2015 | High Schools
Ricky MuzzySouth Whidbey | BaseballMuzzy scored South Whidbey’s first run and picked up the save in Friday’s 1A state semifinal victory over Cashmere. Muzzy also had a double in Saturday’s state-championship loss to Hoquiam.Sydney TaggartEverett | Softball
Date: 06/01/2015 | High Schools
LACEY — Meadowdale head coach Dennis Hopkins and his team are developing an addiction to the state softball tournament.For the fourth consecutive season the Mavericks journeyed to the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey and for the second time in that run Meadowdale...
SELAH — Granite Falls was eliminated from the 2A state softball tournament on Saturday in a loss to Ellensburg.
LACEY — The 3A state championship game didn’t go quite how Everett hoped.But the Seagulls still got a huge ovation from their large contingent of fans as they held a trophy up to the crowd.
LACEY – Samantha Gregoryk went 2-for-3 with three RBI and pitched a shutout with five strikeouts to lead Meadowdale past Kamiakin 12-0 and clinch a berth in the 3A state third-place game for the Mavericks Saturday morning at the Regional Athletic Complex.
LACEY – Meadowdale kept its season alive with a 10-0 victory over Central Kitsap in a six-inning loser-out game in the 3A state tournament consolation bracket.
LACEY – The Everett softball team is heading where the Seagulls have wanted to go all year.The 3A state championship.
LACEY — The 3A state softball tournament didn’t go quite the way Edmonds-Woodway hoped, but the Warriors did leave Lacey with one hard-fought victory.
SELAH — Following a loss to Othello in the 2A state softball tournament quarterfinals earlier in the day, Granite Falls bounced back with a victory against Fife in a loser-out game.Lauren Harding pitched seven innings of shutout ball, singled, and scored a run for the Tigers in the win.
SELAH — Othello defeated Granite Falls in the quarterfinals of the 2A state softball tournament on Friday. Sophomore third baseman Taylor Arndt doubled twice for the Tigers in the loss. Senior Lauren Harding recorded a sacrifice fly RBI.
LACEY — The Meadowdale softball team doesn’t take losing lightly.Playing in its first game since falling to Everett 15-1 in the district championship last week, the Mavericks toppled Auburn Mountainview 12-0 in six innings in their 3A state opener Friday morning.
Everett beats Kelso 8-1 to advance to 3A state final four
LACEY – Edmonds-Woodway built an early lead, but couldn’t stop three-time defending state champion Kamiakin. The Braves scored six runs in the third inning and five in the fourth to defeat the Warriors 13-3 in a six-inning 3A state quarterfinal game Friday afternoon at the Regional Athletic...
LACEY – A three-run walkoff home run lifted Prairie past Meadowdale in a 3A state quarterfinal contest Friday afternoon at the Regional Athletic Complex.
RICHLAND — Shelby Jeffries had two of the Turks’ four hits, but it wasn’t enough against Montesano in an opening-round game at the 1A state tournament on Friday.Sultan beat Naches Valley in an elimination game later Friday.
SELAH — Lauren Harding pitched a six-hit shutout and the Tigers scored single runs in the first and seventh innings to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state tournament on Friday.
RICHLAND — Kayla Downs drove in two runs and Alison Fulcher added another RBI Friday as the Turks scored all of their runs in the first inning to beat Naches Valley in a loser-out game at the Class 1A state tournament.Sultan lost to Montesano 10-0 earlier in the day.
LACEY – Bainbridge rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Edmonds-Woodway got two runs in the top of the eighth and held on to defeat the Spartans 7-6 in the Warriors’ back-and-forth 3A state opener.
LACEY – Everett junior Sydney Taggart struck out 10 batters and allowed just two hits in a complete game as the Seagulls defeated Central Kitsap 3-0 in their 3A state opener Friday afternoon at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.
LACEY – Meadowdale hit four home runs and sophomore Lauren Dent pitched a shutout in the first varsity start of her career as the Mavericks defeated Auburn Mountainview 12-0 in six innings in their 3A state opener Friday morning at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.
Everett's Erin and Megan Gordon have sights set on 3A state title
Date: 05/28/2015 | High Schools
Ian Oxnevad & Cole McKissonShorewood | Baseball
Date: 05/25/2015 | High Schools
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — South Whidbey defeated Lynden Christian in a loser-out 1A District Tournament game Saturday, ending the Lyncs’ season.Falcons starter Mackenzee Collins pitched a complete game, striking out eight, including the last batter of the game with two on and two out.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Aleks Toivola pitched a shutout, struck out nine, and hit a double to help Mount Baker defeat Sultan for the 1A District Tournament championship on Saturday.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — South Whidbey locked up its spot as the third seed from its district to the state tournament with a walk-off single against Nooksack Valley in the winner-to-state game of the 1A District Softball tournament Saturday.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Granite Falls defeated Sehome in the 2A District Softball Tournament on Friday to secure the No. 3 seed in the state tournament. The Tigers clinched a state spot earlier in the day with a win over Cascade Conference foe Archbishop Murphy.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Granite Falls clinched a berth in the Class 2A state softball tournament Friday with a win over Cascade Conference rival Archbishop Murphy at the District 1 Softball Tournament at Janicki Fields.The loss ended the Wildcats’ season.
Snohomish beats Lake Stevens 3-1 in 4A winner-to-state game
EVERETT — Mariah Woolery pitched seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball and striking out four for Edmonds-Woodway in a 3A District Tournament win against Marysville Pilchuck on Thursday.
EVERETT — Taylor Jones hit a game-winning two-run single in the seventh inning to lead Edmonds-Woodway to a comeback victory against Ferndale in a 3A District Softball Tournament game Thursday. The Warriors trailed 5-0 to Ferndale before scoring four runs in the fifth and two in the final frame to...
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — South Whidbey came up with big hits but it was sloppy defense that clipped the Falcons’ wings in a consolation loss to Mount Baker at the 1A District Softball tournament on Thursday.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — South Whidbey freshman Mackenzee Collins pitched a one-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts as the Falcons defeated Forest Ridge in a 1A District Tournament game on Thursday. Leah Merrow, Aria Ludtke, and Anne Madsen checked in with doubles for South...
Junior tosses 1-hitter, Jackson tops Snohomish for 4A district title
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Sultan overcame four errors and an early deficit to rally and beat Nooksack Valley Thursday in a 1A District tournament semifinal, clinching a state tournament berth and a chance for a district title.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Sultan overcame a late 3-2 deficit Thursday to rally for eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings to beat Lynden Christian in the first round of the 1A District Tournament.
Everett routs Meadowdale 15-1 to clinch 3A district championship
STANWOOD — The Loggers saw their season end in defeat as Friday Harbor raced out to a 5-0 lead in the first three innings and never looked back.At Stanwood H.S.Darrington 000 000 4 — 4 6 1F. Harbor 113 101 0 — 7 11 3
MONROE — Lake Stevens defeated Monroe 4-3 in a loser-out game of the 4A District 1 Tournament on Thursday.The Vikings were led by Payton Beaver, who batted 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored. Freshman Sara Johnson also pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits.
MONROE — Lake Stevens had eight doubles by six different players in a blowout win over Kamiak in a loser-out game of the 4A District 1 Tournament.At Sky River ParkKamiak 000 001 0 — 1 7 2Lake Stevens 320 123 x — 11 16 2
MONROE — Morgan Allen hit a solo home run and Kacey Hvitved hit a two-run home run to lead Monroe past Mount Vernon in a loser-out game of the 4A District 1 Tournament.At Sky River ParkMount Vernon 000 000 0 — 0 2 3Monroe 021 002 x — 5 7 0
EVERETT — Ferndale belted two home runs, including a grand slam by Abby Bauthues, in a 10-run second inning to pull away from Lynnwood in a 3A District 1 loser-out game. Maddie Morgan was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI and freshman Angela Martin batted 2-for-3 with a two-run single in the...
Video of Thursday's 3A District 1 softball championship game between Meadowdale and Everett courtesy of SLSN.
Date: 05/21/2015 | Prep Zone
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Archbishop Murphy defeated Sehome 7-4 in its opening-round game before losing to Lynden 9-5 in the semifinals, forcing a matchup between the Wildcats and Granite Falls on Friday.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Archbishop Murphy defeated Sehome 7-4 in its opening-round game before losing to Lynden 9-5 in the semifinals, forcing a matchup between the Wildcats and Granite Falls on Friday.Granite Falls won two of the three regular-season games with Archbishop...
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Granite Falls jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and hung on to eliminate the second-seeded Red Wolves in a loser-out game at the 2A District Tournament on Wednesday at Janicki Fields.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Suzie Lubanski tripled to center field in the top of the 10th inning to drive in the go-ahead run, and the Cubs tacked on another with an RBI single to defeat the Red Wolves in a first-round game at the District 2A Tournament on Wednesday.Cedarcrest...
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Granite Falls got the scoring started with one run in the first inning but it was all the Tigers could muster as Anacortes scored two runs in the third and held on for the win Wednesday in the 2A District tournament game. Dannica West hit an RBI double...
EVERETT — Freshman Katie Barrett doubled at the plate and surrendered just three runs in seven innings on the mound as Marysville Pilchuck defeated Lynnwood Tuesday in the District 1 3A Softball Tournament. Chloe Morgan doubled for the Tomahawks. Dasia Lester doubled for Lynnwood in the loss.
Mavericks rout MP, Seagulls edge Ferndale in district tourney
EVERETT — Everett earned a berth in the state tournament by defeating Ferndale in the second round of the District 1 3A Tournament on Tuesday night.
EVERETT — Edmonds-Woodway jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings and held off Mountlake Terrace late to end the Hawks’ season and advance in the 3A District Tournament.
EVERETT — Everett fought back from a seven-run deficit in the first inning and escaped with the victory against Mountlake Terrace in a first round game of the District 1 3A Softball Tournament on Tuesday night.
EVERETT — Edmonds-Woodway jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning before things went south against Ferndale in Tuesday’s 3A District Tournament first-round game.
EVERETT — Maddie Morgan went 3-for-3 with three doubles and two RBI and Dasia Lester fanned six in the circle and tripled at the plate to help Lynnwood past the Eagles in a loser-out game in the 3A District Tournament on Tuesday.
MONROE — Jackson junior starting pitcher Sophie Frost was at her best on Tuesday — and because of it her team earned a berth in Thursday's 4A District 1 Championship game where it will face Snohomish.Frost started her day by pitching a one-hitter in a 2-0...
MONROE — Snohomish freshman Bailey Greenlee and junior Alyssa Simons combined to throw a two-hitter on Tuesday, shutting out Monroe 3-0 in the semifinals of the 4A District 1 Tournament.
MONROE — Sophie Frost pitched a complete game one-hitter to lead Jackson past Mount Vernon in the first round of the 4A District 1 Tournament on Tuesday.At Sky River ParkMount Vernon 000 000 0 — 0 1 1Jackson 020 000 x — 2 6 1
MONROE — Kacey Hvitved batted 2-for-3 with three RBI to lead Monroe past Kamiak in the first round of the 4A District 1 Tournament on Tuesday. Cherie Ruan batted 3-for-4 for Kamiak.At Sky River ParkKamiak 100 000 0 — 1 7 5Monroe 004 120 x — 7 9 0
Lucas JungmannLynnwood | Baseball
Date: 05/18/2015 | High Schools
In March of last year, Lynnwood freshman Maddie Morgan verbally committed to play softball at the University of Alabama. She followed the annoucement by breaking single-season school records for batting average (.575), hits (46) and doubles (14).Morgan, who predmominantly...
Date: 05/18/2015 | High Schools
DATELINE — Kassi Jones pitched a complete game for La Conner as the Braves defeated Darrington in NW 2B/1B softball action Friday night. Leanne Swan doubled for La Conner.
ARLINGTON — Hailey Lacher and Allie McCain hit RBI singles and the Red Wolves capitalized on two Lakewood passed balls in a four-run fourth inning to take the lead in Friday’s Cascade Conference game.
STANWOOD — Mountlake Terrace clinched the eighth and final seed in next week’s 3A District softball tournament with a win over Stanwood on Friday night.
LANGLEY — Mackenzee Collins went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead South Whidbey past Coupeville. Collins also relieved starting pitcher Bellarae Northup in the third inning and closed out the game with four shutout innings. Chloe Huffman and Sarah Merrow each added two hits...
EVERETT — Archbishop Murphy junior Baylee Robertson pitched a shutout and struck out nine batters Friday en route to a win over Sultan in a Cascade Conference pitchers duel. Robertson, a team captain, surrendered just five hits and walked none.
LAKE STEVENS — Freshman Sara Johnson pitched a shutout to lead Lake Stevens to a win over Jackson on Thursday night in a tiebreaker for postseason seeding in the 4A District Tournament.
DUVALL — Freshman utility player Lauren Rich’s three-run homer in the sixth inning lifted Cascade Conference-leading Cedarcrest to a win against Archbishop Murphy on Thursday night.
SNOHOMISH — Mountlake Terrace sophomore Gabby Calhoun pitched a complete game and went 3-for-4 with two RBI at the plate as the Hawks defeated Glacier Peak on Thursday in a Wesco 3A softball game.
GRANITE FALLS — Lakewood’s Kylie Lopez had a two-run home run to help the Cougars take Game 1 of a Cascade Conference doubleheader against Granite Falls.
BOTHELL —Lynnwood capitalized on a five-run third inning and rode the arm of Dasia Lester to a victory against Edmonds-Woodway in a Wesco 3A softball game on Wednesday night.
LANGLEY — South Whidbey put things out of reach quickly Wednesday night with nine runs in the first inning in a Cascade Conference win over Cedar Park Christian-Bothell.
SULTAN — Sultan received big nights from its team captains Shelby Jeffries and Bethany Kirkpatrick as the Lady Turks took down La Conner in a non-league softball game on Wednesday.
SHORELINE — Mountlake Terrace erupted four three runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to overtake the Thunderbirds in a Wesco 3A South game on Tuesday night.
MILL CREEK — Snohomish softball coach Lou Kennedy picked the perfect time to tell his team that it had clinched the No. 1 seed from the Wesco 4A going into the district tournament.
EDMONDS — Meadowdale erased a 2-1 deficit with eight runs in the fifth inning on its way to a Wesco 3A South win tuesday over Edmonds-Woodway.
ARLINGTON — Everett remains undefeated in league play after shutting out Arlington Tuesday in a matchup of Wesco 3A North teams. Starter Erin Gordon pitched a complete game two-hitter for the Seagulls, who are 19-1 overall this season.
OAK HARBOR — Oak Harbor and Marysville Getchell combined for 26 runs and 30 hits in a wild one Tuesday night in which the Wildcats came out on top
EVERETT — Eleven runs in the first inning sealed things Tuesday for Monroe as the Bearcats shut out Cascade for a Wesco 4A win. The Bearcats had 24 hits in the game, which was called in the fifth inning in accordance with the 10-run rule.
STANWOOD — McKenzie Justice pitched a complete game and homered, tripled, and drove in five runs at the plate to lead Marysville Pilchuck to a victory against Stanwood in Wesco 3A softball on Tuesday night.
SNOHOMISH — After falling behind 8-1 through four innings Tuesday night, Glacier Peak rallied for eight runs of in the final three innings to beat Lynnwood with a walk-off in the seventh.
FRIDAY HARBOR — Darrington’s Breanna Valencia went 2-for-3 in a Northwest 2B defeat on Tuesday. At Friday Harbor H.S.Darrington 001 000 0 — 1 8 2Friday Harbor 202 011 0 — 6 8 1
LAKE STEVENS — Senior Megan Barry doubled and pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts through five innings of work on the mound to lead Lake Stevens to a win against Mariner in Wesco 4A softball Tuesday night.
EVERETT — Everett remains undefeated in Wesco 3A North league play after a shutout Monday night of Stanwood. Sisters Erin and Megan Gordon each went 3-for-4 with three doubles between them — Megan had two — to lead the Seagulls offense. Teammates Rachel Christensen and Gabbie Koehler also added a...
EDMONDS — Edmonds-Woodway scored nine runs in the fifth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit and defeat Mountlake Terrace Monday night in a matchup of Wesco 3A South teams. Ciara Ortiz had a big night at the plate with a double and a triple for the Warriors, while teammate Kendra Cooper went 2-for-4 with...
MARYSVILLE — Marysville Pilchuck’s Hannah Larson hit for the cycle in the most sensaional way possible Monday night with a walk-off grand slam in extra innings to seal a Wesco 3A North win over Oak Harbor. Tied at 10-10 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Larson came through in a big way to clinch...
EVERETT — Archbishop Murphy’s Maureen Kelly hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure the Cascade Conference win Monday over Granite Falls. Kelly was 2-for-4 at the plate. Allison Matriotti and Natalie Hayward also hit home runs for the Wildcats, who have won...
SHORELINE — Shorewood scored seven runs in the fifth inning to blow things open Monday night on its way to a Wesco 3A/2A win over Shorecrest. Starting catcher Olivia Nolan led the Thunderbirds offense with a 2-for-4, three RBI night at the plate.
MARYSVILLE — Arlington scored at least one run in every inning but the second and cruised to a Wesco 3A North win over Marysville Getchell. Jennifer Kellogg hit a home run for the Eagles and teammate Kendall Fields hit a triple to lead the offense. Kymber Devlin hit a double for the Chargers.
MUKILTEO — Makala Akers batted 2-for-4 and Payton Beaver had two RBI to lead Lake Stevens to the Wesco 4A win over Kamiak.Lauren Wallace batted 4-for-4 with an RBI and Jess Lambourn hit a home run to lead the Knights.At Kamiak H.S.