Looking forward to the stars of 2013-14

For prep writers the summer months can be a bit of a wasteland. With school out, organized high school sports take months off and stories can be hard to come by.

But that doesn’t mean high school athletes aren’t working as hard or maybe harder in some cases. From football players heading to the east side of the state for 7-on-7 camps to basketball stars heading to San Diego for tournaments, summer can be a busy time. In fact Herald writer Aaron Lommers is working on a story about how high school coaches and athletes now hardly get any down time. Prep sports is literally a year-round endeavor.

Because of that over the past six weeks we decided to take a weekly look at what some of the members of the soon-to-be senior class have been up to this summer. For many, it’s a lot.

Here’s a rundown of the athletes we’ve profiled so far with two more coming later this week and next week.

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  • KELLIHER FOCUSED ON A BASEBALL FUTURE

    Brandon Kelliher, Lake Stevens baseball

LAKE STEVENS — Brandon Kelliher seldom takes time away from baseball, but the 17-year-old Lake Stevens High School pitcher wouldn’t have it any other way.

For the rest, click here.

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  • SNOHOMISH’S REAGAN EYES RETURN TO STATE TOURNAMENT

    Lanesha Reagan, Snohomish volleyball

When Lanesha Reagan took the floor for the 4A state volleyball championships as a freshman, she admits she didn’t know just how rare it is to play on that stage.

For the rest, click here.

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  • HOOPS STARS HELP EACH OTHER GET NOTICED

    Dan Kingma and Jason Todd, Jackson; Drew Stang, Stanwood; Loren Lacasse, Mountlake Terrace; Trey Dreschel, Cedar Park Christian basketball

Come November, Jackson’s Jason Todd and Dan Kingma, Mountlake Terrace’s Loren Lacasse, Stanwood’s Drew Stang and Cedar Park Christian’s Trey Dreschel will be focused on what they can do to help their respective teams get to the state tournament and compete for a championship.

This summer the five local high school players have had a different mission.

For the rest, click here.

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  • ARLINGTON’S MAX GRAY IS DRIVEN TO SUCCEED IN FOOTBALL

    Max Gray, Arlington football

Arlington’s Max Gray showed up to a recent interview wearing a T-shirt with this slogan: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe.”

It didn’t take long to realize just how much those words mean to Gray.

For the rest, click here.

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  • LYNNWOOD’S JASMIN EDWARDS MAXIMIZING POTENTIAL

    Jasmin Edwards, Lynnwood basketball

It’s not unusual for high school coaches of elite basketball players to be contacted by college programs and asked to evaluate those players as part of the recruiting process.

What is a bit unusual is conducting that evaluation when the player in question happens to be you daughter.

For the rest, click here.

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  • LAKE STEVENS WAHLBERG MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME

    Montana Wahlberg, Lake Stevens girls soccer

LAKE STEVENS — Montana Wahlberg, who will be a senior on the Lake Stevens High School girls soccer team this fall, has spent the better part of the past two years recovering from injuries that forced her to miss much of her sophomore and junior seasons and limited her abilities when she did get on the field.

For the rest, click here.

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  • GLACIER PEAK PITCHER TALENT BORN OF TRAGEDY

    Callie Bircher, Glacier Peak softball

Ten years ago, 8-year-old Callie Bircher and her 11-year-old brother, Chase, seemed well on their way to promising basketball careers. That all changed one August afternoon in 2003 when Chase Bircher lost his life in a drowning accident.

For the rest, click here.

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