Cameron Van Til

AquaSox's Tyler Keenan dives for the ball during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

AquaSox weekly update: Everett’s rough August continues

After losing 18 of their past 25, the Sox are in a tight 3-team race for the league championship series.

AquaSox's Tyler Keenan dives for the ball during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar rushes with Glacier Peak’s Hunter Morrison in pursuit at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Highly touted Lake Stevens running back ‘an unstoppable force’

Jayden Limar, a prized junior recruit, has offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and more.

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar rushes with Glacier Peak’s Hunter Morrison in pursuit at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Cooper Jensen makes a touchdown reception against Lake Stevens’ Alexander Davis Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Cooper Jensen makes a touchdown reception against Lake Stevens’ Alexander Davis Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Head Coach Tom Tri pulls on his mask as he yells to his players as he Lake Stevens High School football team conducts its first practice, marking the first day of practice for fall sports in the Wesco division, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Head Coach Tom Tri pulls on his mask as he yells to his players as he Lake Stevens High School football team conducts its first practice, marking the first day of practice for fall sports in the Wesco division, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Aquasox's Kennie Taylor watches the ball as he hits a triple and drives in two runs as the Everett Aquasox beat the Vancouver Canadians 11-6 at Funko Field on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Everett loses 3rd consecutive series

The AquaSox’s once-comfortable lead atop the High-A West is all but gone after another series loss.

Aquasox's Kennie Taylor watches the ball as he hits a triple and drives in two runs as the Everett Aquasox beat the Vancouver Canadians 11-6 at Funko Field on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Players run through drills during practice Wednesday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on August 18, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep football is back: 5 storylines to watch as practice begins

High school football teams opened the season Wednesday with the first day of practices across the state.

Players run through drills during practice Wednesday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on August 18, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aquasox's Juan Then pitches in the first inning as the Everett Aquasox beat the Vancouver Canadians 11-6 at Funko Field on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Everett loses 2nd series in a row

The 1st-place AquaSox have lost a slew of players over the last month in promotions to Double-A.

Aquasox's Juan Then pitches in the first inning as the Everett Aquasox beat the Vancouver Canadians 11-6 at Funko Field on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson waits to run onto the field for the team’s NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Speaking to the media for the first time since the end of last season, Wilson didn’t care to talk about the game that’s helped make him famous. “To be honest with you, I don’t even want to talk about football right now,” Wilson said during a video conference Wednesday, June 3. "I can’t compare football to life and what the black community is going through right now,” he said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Van Til: It’s a pivotal season for Wilson’s future in Seattle

After the offseason drama, it could be a defining year for Seahawks star QB Russell Wilson’s future.

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson waits to run onto the field for the team’s NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Speaking to the media for the first time since the end of last season, Wilson didn’t care to talk about the game that’s helped make him famous. “To be honest with you, I don’t even want to talk about football right now,” Wilson said during a video conference Wednesday, June 3. "I can’t compare football to life and what the black community is going through right now,” he said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
AquaSox's Emerson Hancock throws a pitch against the Hillsboro Hop Roster Thursday evening at Funko Field in Everett on June 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

So long, Everett: AquaSox pitchers Hancock, Kirby promoted

The young right-handers and top two pitching prospects in the M’s organization head to Double-A Arkansas.

AquaSox's Emerson Hancock throws a pitch against the Hillsboro Hop Roster Thursday evening at Funko Field in Everett on June 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aquasox's Tim Elliott winds up as he pitches in the first inning as the Everett Aquasox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils in a home opening game at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Everett drops 4 of 5 to Spokane

The Sox lost just their 3rd series of the year, George Kirby returned and J-Rod won an Olympic bronze.

Aquasox's Tim Elliott winds up as he pitches in the first inning as the Everett Aquasox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils in a home opening game at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
AquaSox's Cade Marlowe at bat Sunday afternoon at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. The Dust Devils won 12-9. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox’s Marlowe named High-A West player of the month

Cade Marlowe is the 3rd AquaSox player in as many months to receive the award.

AquaSox's Cade Marlowe at bat Sunday afternoon at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. The Dust Devils won 12-9. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox's Kaden Polcovich rounds third base after a home run Thursday evening at Funko Field in Everett on June 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Everett takes 4 of 7 from Eugene

The first-place AquaSox won a tightly contested series. Plus, 2 more Everett players were promoted.

AquaSox's Kaden Polcovich rounds third base after a home run Thursday evening at Funko Field in Everett on June 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Ryan Contreras is welcomed by teammate Dominic Hellman after Contreras' home run Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Ryan Contreras is welcomed by teammate Dominic Hellman after Contreras' home run Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert celebrates during the second half of a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game against UCLA, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Edmonds native Kispert drafted by Wizards at No. 15 overall

Former Gonzaga star Corey Kispert was selected by the Washington Wizards in Thursday’s NBA draft.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert celebrates during the second half of a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game against UCLA, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Dixie State in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Gonzaga won 112-67. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

The rise of Kispert: From Edmonds to All-American to the NBA

Edmonds native Corey Kispert is set to be a 1st-round NBA draft pick. Here’s the story of his ascent.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Dixie State in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Gonzaga won 112-67. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
AquaSox's Patrick Frick is congratulated by his teammates after hitting home run during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

AquaSox weekly update: Sox stay hot; 4 more players promoted

First-place Everett won 5 of 6 over Vancouver and is sending 4 more players up to Double-A Arkansas.

AquaSox's Patrick Frick is congratulated by his teammates after hitting home run during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
AquaSox's Austin Shenton rounds first base with the Devils' Kyle Kasser looking on after a home run Wednesday evening against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Funko Field in Everett on July 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Sox split series; 3 players promoted

Everett split its 6-game series with Tri-City, 3 players moved up to Double-A Arkansas, and more.

AquaSox's Austin Shenton rounds first base with the Devils' Kyle Kasser looking on after a home run Wednesday evening against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Funko Field in Everett on July 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox's Zach DeLoach watches a hit resulting in a home run Wednesday evening against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Funko Field in Everett on July 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox slugger DeLoach promoted to Double-A Arkansas

The 2020 2nd-round pick was 2nd in the High-A West in batting average and 4th in slugging percentage.

AquaSox's Zach DeLoach watches a hit resulting in a home run Wednesday evening against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Funko Field in Everett on July 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox's Austin Shenton watches a hit resulting in a home run Wednesday evening against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Funko Field in Everett on July 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox slugger Shenton promoted to Double-A Arkansas

Bellingham H.S. alum Austin Shenton led the High-A West in slugging percentage and extra-base hits.

AquaSox's Austin Shenton watches a hit resulting in a home run Wednesday evening against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Funko Field in Everett on July 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Alivia White is all smiles as her arm is raised after ;inning Connell's Rosa Saucedo-Ramirez in their championship match at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Tacoma, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Local high schoolers set to compete at USA Wrestling nationals

MP’s Alivia White highlights the 18 locals who are slated to take on the nation’s best in Fargo, N.D.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Alivia White is all smiles as her arm is raised after ;inning Connell's Rosa Saucedo-Ramirez in their championship match at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Tacoma, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)