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Stanwood's Mack Hepper adds pressure to a shot attempt by Shorecrest's Parker Baumann Thursday evening at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on January 13, 2022. The Highlanders won 88-68. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

The Shorecrest boys are firing on all cylinders. Plus, a look at other highlights from last week.

 

Shorecrest's Parker Baumann gathers a loose dribble with Stanwood's John Floyd defending Thursday evening at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on January 13, 2022. The Highlanders won 88-68. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Shorecrest boys race past Stanwood in key league clash

Devon Nehring has a career night as the Scots improve to 10-1 with an 88-68 win over the Spartans.

 

Glacier Peak's Jo Lee drives the lane with Stanwood's Mack Hepper defending Friday evening at Glacier Peak in Snohomish on December 8, 2021. The Grizzles won 66-54. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boys basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

GP beat 4A power Federal Way, Jackson continued its strong start, Stanwood knocked off Arlington, and more.

 

Arlington's Maddy Fischer, right, attempts a steal from Stanwood's Grace Walker at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. The Eagles won 57-47. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Girls basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

Arlington beats rival Stanwood, Lake Stevens clobbers GP, Terrace continues its turnaround, and more.

Arlington's Maddy Fischer, right, attempts a steal from Stanwood's Grace Walker at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. The Eagles won 57-47. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Sophie Willis, left, and Stanwood's Vivienne Berrett look for a rebound at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington girls pull away to beat Stanwood in rivalry showdown

Jenna Villa kickstarts a late 10-0 run, leading the Eagles to a 57-47 victory in a key league clash.

Arlington's Sophie Willis, left, and Stanwood's Vivienne Berrett look for a rebound at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Drilon Veliu splits the defense of Woodinville's Ryan Roth, left, and Akhil Damidi at Jackson High School Wednesday evening in Mill Creek, Washington on January 5, 2022. The Timberwolves won 76-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson boys rout Woodinville, continue strong start

Sylas Williams and the T-wolves improve to 9-1 with a 76-57 win over the previously unbeaten Falcons.

Jackson's Drilon Veliu splits the defense of Woodinville's Ryan Roth, left, and Akhil Damidi at Jackson High School Wednesday evening in Mill Creek, Washington on January 5, 2022. The Timberwolves won 76-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jordyn Latta, senior of Archbishop Murphy High School, is our All-Area girls soccer player of the year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Jordyn Latta

The senior striker helped lead Archbishop Murphy to the 2A state title and a perfect 23-0 season.

Jordyn Latta, senior of Archbishop Murphy High School, is our All-Area girls soccer player of the year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Allie Williams, senior of Archbishop Murphy High School, is our November athlete of the month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

November Athlete of the Month: Archbishop Murphy’s Allie Williams

The senior goalkeeper was an “unsung hero” in the Wildcats’ run to a perfect season and 2A state title.

Allie Williams, senior of Archbishop Murphy High School, is our November athlete of the month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Wrestlers compete in the 2020 Mat Classic state tournament. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State sets new COVID testing requirements for prep sports

All athletes in high-contact indoor sports must get tested at least 3 times per week, the DOH said.

Wrestlers compete in the 2020 Mat Classic state tournament. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Baylor Thomas dribbles past an Inglemoor defender in a winner-to-state, loser-out game on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

Prep girls basketball: 2021-22 season preview

Coaches polls, favorites, contenders and more for the 2021-22 girls basketball season.

Lake Stevens' Baylor Thomas dribbles past an Inglemoor defender in a winner-to-state, loser-out game on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. (Katie Webber / The Herald)
Arlington's Ethan Martin and the Arlington bench react to his three-point shot during the game against Shorecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington boys outlast Shorecrest in wild overtime clash

Arlington’s Ethan Martin and Shorecrest’s Elijah Johnson both score 37 in the Eagles’ 83-80 OT win.

Arlington's Ethan Martin and the Arlington bench react to his three-point shot during the game against Shorecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Chloe Fochesato, left, and Arlington's Emily Mekelburg celebrate a time out by Snohomish Wednesday night at Arlington High School on September 29, 2021. The Eagles won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

4 local volleyball players receive all-state honors

Standouts from Lake Stevens, Arlington and Darrington were named to the WSVCA all-state teams.

Arlington's Chloe Fochesato, left, and Arlington's Emily Mekelburg celebrate a time out by Snohomish Wednesday night at Arlington High School on September 29, 2021. The Eagles won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' TK Perkins makes his way to the sideline during the 4A State Championship game Saturday evening at Mt.Tahoma High School in Tacoma on December 4, 2021. The Viking lost 44-7. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens falls to Graham-Kapowsin in 4A state title game

The Murren-less Vikings run into a “buzzsaw” and finish as state runners-up after a 44-7 loss to G-K.

Lake Stevens' TK Perkins makes his way to the sideline during the 4A State Championship game Saturday evening at Mt.Tahoma High School in Tacoma on December 4, 2021. The Viking lost 44-7. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar (left) and Graham-Kapowsin's Vega Ioane (far right) and Michael Toa.

4A state title game preview: Lake Stevens vs. Graham-Kapowsin

Get ready for the state championship game with an in-depth look at both teams and how they match up.

Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar (left) and Graham-Kapowsin's Vega Ioane (far right) and Michael Toa.
Lake Stevens' Micah Avery, left-right, Ashten Hendrickson, Grant Lynch, Dylan Slezak and Bryce Slezak are the starting offensive linemen for Lake Stevens state championship run. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Unsung O-line plays key role in Lake Stevens’ run to title game

Smaller and less experienced than usual, the Vikings’ offensive line has still found ways to excel.

Lake Stevens' Micah Avery, left-right, Ashten Hendrickson, Grant Lynch, Dylan Slezak and Bryce Slezak are the starting offensive linemen for Lake Stevens state championship run. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Drew Carter holds up the ball after scoring a touchdown to secure the win as Lake Stevens beat Eastlake 45-28 in a 4A state semi-final football game at Pop Keeney Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 in Bothell, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens downs Eastlake to reach 4A state title game

The Vikings win 45-28 and will face Graham-Kapowsin for the state championship next weekend.

Lake Stevens' Drew Carter holds up the ball after scoring a touchdown to secure the win as Lake Stevens beat Eastlake 45-28 in a 4A state semi-final football game at Pop Keeney Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 in Bothell, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck running back Dylan Carson creaks away from Yelm defensive back Marius Alone for a touchdown run during Saturday afternoon’s 3A football state quarterfinal game at Yelm High School in Yelm, Washington, on Nov. 20, 2021. Marysville-Pilchuck won the game, 39-21.

3A state semifinal preview: Marysville Pilchuck vs. Bellevue

It’s déjà vu for the Tomahawks, who face perennial power Bellevue in a rematch of the 2014 semifinals.

Marysville-Pilchuck running back Dylan Carson creaks away from Yelm defensive back Marius Alone for a touchdown run during Saturday afternoon’s 3A football state quarterfinal game at Yelm High School in Yelm, Washington, on Nov. 20, 2021. Marysville-Pilchuck won the game, 39-21.
Lake Stevens' Trayce Hanks eludes defenders during a 4A state quarterfinal game against Gonzaga Prep on Nov. 20, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)

4A state semifinal preview: Lake Stevens vs. Eastlake

After their Week 1 matchup was canceled, the Vikings and Wolves meet in a semifinal clash of unbeatens.

Lake Stevens' Trayce Hanks eludes defenders during a 4A state quarterfinal game against Gonzaga Prep on Nov. 20, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
Lake Stevens' Grayson Murren competes against O'Dea High School in Seattle on September 17, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens standout QB ‘so glad’ to be back from injury

After an injury threatened to end his senior season, Grayson Murren is leading the Vikings’ offense again.

Lake Stevens' Grayson Murren competes against O'Dea High School in Seattle on September 17, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar leaps for a catch over a Gonzaga Prep defender during a 4A state quarterfinal game on Nov. 20, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Images)

Lake Stevens shuts down Gonzaga Prep to reach 4A state semis

Jayden Limar runs for four TDs and the Vikings silence the Bullpups 35-14 in the state quarterfinals.

Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar leaps for a catch over a Gonzaga Prep defender during a 4A state quarterfinal game on Nov. 20, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Images)