Cameron Van Til

AquaSox outfielder Julio Rodriguez hits a double during the first inning of a game against the Dust Devils on May 11, 2021, at Funko Field in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Van Til: Eyes of baseball world on talent-laden AquaSox

Local fans will have a rare, and perhaps short, opportunity to view these potential future M’s stars.

 

Julio Rodriguez runs the bases Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox update: A look back at the Sox’s season-opening series

Rodriguez, Hancock and others made their AquaSox debuts as Everett took 4 of 6 from Hillsboro.

 

Emerson Hancock warms up Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox preview: It’s prospects galore as Sox begin a new era

The AquaSox are loaded with talent as they enter their 1st season at the minor leagues’ High-A level.

 

This is a 2020 photo of Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This image reflects the Mariners active roster as of Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, when this image was taken.

Big-time Mariners prospect Julio Rodriguez headed to Everett

The No. 3 overall prospect in baseball will start the minor league season with the High-A AquaSox.

This is a 2020 photo of Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This image reflects the Mariners active roster as of Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, when this image was taken.
Outside hitter Mac Whyte, a senior volleyball player for Snohomish High, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year: Mac Whyte

The versatile Snohomish senior and four-year starter capped her accomplished prep career in style.

Outside hitter Mac Whyte, a senior volleyball player for Snohomish High, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Glacier Peak senior Ryan Black totaled 994 yards from scrimmage, 13 touchdowns as a  running back and a standout on defense for the Grizzlies. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Football Player of the Year: Ryan Black

The Glacier Peak senior running back totaled 994 yards from scrimmage and 13 TDs in just five games.

Glacier Peak senior Ryan Black totaled 994 yards from scrimmage, 13 touchdowns as a  running back and a standout on defense for the Grizzlies. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Silvertips' Cole Fonstad races for a rebound with Chiefs' Jordan Chudley and Chiefs' Adam Beckman giving chase Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on March 20, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Midseason update: A look at the first-place Silvertips

An update on key players and other notable tidbits from the first half of Everett’s abbreviated season.

Silvertips' Cole Fonstad races for a rebound with Chiefs' Jordan Chudley and Chiefs' Adam Beckman giving chase Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on March 20, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington's Lauren Sanders, center, spikes the ball against Dayton's Lexie Almodovar, left, and Lindsey Winner, right, in the third set during an NCAA volleyball tournament in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Glacier Peak grad Sanders climbs UW volleyball record books

The senior middle blocker has made an impact on and off the court for the Sweet 16-bound Huskies.

Washington's Lauren Sanders, center, spikes the ball against Dayton's Lexie Almodovar, left, and Lindsey Winner, right, in the third set during an NCAA volleyball tournament in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
Robert Polk (Contributed photo)

Everett School District creates scholarship to honor Polk

The Robert C. Polk Memorial Athletic Scholarship honors the late activities and athletics director.

Robert Polk (Contributed photo)
Robert Polk (Contributed photo)

Everett mourns the loss of athletic and activities director

Robert Polk, 54, was known for his grace, hard work and desire to help kids compete and succeed.

Robert Polk (Contributed photo)
Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar and the Vikings made their presence felt during the abbreviated spring high school football season. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep football season in review: Top teams, games, performances

The top 5 teams, top 5 games and top 15 performances from the abbreviated high school football season.

Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar and the Vikings made their presence felt during the abbreviated spring high school football season. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar rushes with Glacier Peak's Hunter Morrison Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens pulls away, beats GP in showdown of unbeatens

The Vikings run away with 28 fourth-quarter points and reaffirm their Wesco 4A supremacy in a 63-35 win.

Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar rushes with Glacier Peak's Hunter Morrison Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway's Steele Swinton stiff arms Lynnwood's Paul Holeman during the game on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This week’s prep football capsules, picks and streaming links

The final week of Wesco’s abbreviated season features a Lake Stevens-Glacier Peak showdown of unbeatens.

Edmonds-Woodway's Steele Swinton stiff arms Lynnwood's Paul Holeman during the game on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Former GP swimmer excels at NCAAs

Plus, a GP alum earned Pac-12 volleyball honors, a Kamiak alum placed at the ice dancing worlds, and more.

Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kevin Clark / The Herald

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Yan Khomenko signals for substitution Sunday night at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wa on September 6th, 2015

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Shot on: 09/06/15

Silvertips’ Wolf named WHL goaltender of the week again

Dustin Wolf broke the Tips’ franchise goaltending record for the longest scoreless streak last week.

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Yan Khomenko signals for substitution Sunday night at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wa on September 6th, 2015

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Shot on: 09/06/15
Lakewood's Ethan Guisti and Lakewood's Shae Dixon celebrate a touchdown with Archbishop Murphy's Matthias Bolton at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. The Cougars won 32-21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lakewood's Ethan Guisti and Lakewood's Shae Dixon celebrate a touchdown with Archbishop Murphy's Matthias Bolton at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. The Cougars won 32-21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Tyson Lang (left) takes the checked flag with Daniel Moore coming second during the Central Welding Supply 125 for Pro Late Models at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe on October 17, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Evergreen Speedway season — with fans — revs up Saturday

A limited number of fans will be allowed during a season the track hopes looks closer to normal.

Tyson Lang (left) takes the checked flag with Daniel Moore coming second during the Central Welding Supply 125 for Pro Late Models at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe on October 17, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Kaden Mallang, left, and Kaleb Potts, right, celebrate Dylan Carson's touchdown during the game on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This week’s prep football capsules, picks and streaming links

Lakewood-Arch. Murphy, Lake Stevens-MP and GP-Monroe highlight Week 4 of Wesco’s abbreviated season.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Kaden Mallang, left, and Kaleb Potts, right, celebrate Dylan Carson's touchdown during the game on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)

Former MP star Joyner headed to Canadian Football League

Austin Joyner, looking to make a comeback after a medical retirement at UW, signs with the BC Lions.

Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)
Silvertips' Dylan Anderson and Dustin Wolf defending a shot attempt by Chiefs' Reed Jacobson Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on March 20, 2021. Everett won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips’ Wolf named WHL goaltender of the week

Reigning CHL goaltender of the year Dustin Wolf opened the season with a pair of shutouts.

Silvertips' Dylan Anderson and Dustin Wolf defending a shot attempt by Chiefs' Reed Jacobson Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on March 20, 2021. Everett won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)