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Washington forward Jon Brockman (40) celebrates a play with guard Brandon Burmeister (11) and forward Quincy Pondexter, right, in the first half of a college basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Joe Nicholson)

Former Snohomish hoops star Brockman to enter UW Hall of Fame

Jon Brockman, a former McDonald’s All-American at Snohomish H.S., is part of UW’s 2021 induction class.

Washington forward Jon Brockman (40) celebrates a play with guard Brandon Burmeister (11) and forward Quincy Pondexter, right, in the first half of a college basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Joe Nicholson)
AquaSox’s Miguel Perez (left) is greeted at the dug out by teammate Joseph Rosa Thursday evening at Funko Field in Everett on June 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Red-hot Sox continue to roll

First-place Everett has won 15 of its last 18 and has increased its run differential to plus-179.

AquaSox’s Miguel Perez (left) is greeted at the dug out by teammate Joseph Rosa Thursday evening at Funko Field in Everett on June 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

MG’s Knight withdraws from MLB draft, is UCLA-bound

Marysville Getchell star and top-100 MLB draft prospect Malakhi Knight will play college ball for UCLA.

Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)
Marysville Getchell Malachi Knight claps after making it to third base during the game against Marysville Pilchuck on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

What makes Marysville Getchell star an elite MLB prospect?

Malakhi Knight is a projected early-round pick in the MLB draft, which begins Sunday.

Marysville Getchell Malachi Knight claps after making it to third base during the game against Marysville Pilchuck on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
AquaSox's Zach DeLoach at bat with 2 RBIs in the third inning against Vancouver Canadians Tuesday evening at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett June 29th, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Red-hot Everett surges into 1st place

Behind their high-powered offense, the Sox took 5 of 6 from Vancouver and moved atop the High-A West.

AquaSox's Zach DeLoach at bat with 2 RBIs in the third inning against Vancouver Canadians Tuesday evening at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett June 29th, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox’s Zach DeLoach is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a grand slam during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

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

Zach DeLoach, a 2020 2nd-round draft pick, batted .363 with 14 extra-base hits in June.

AquaSox’s Zach DeLoach is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a grand slam during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
The 2021 All-Area boys Basketball Player of the Year, Malakhi Knight, is a Marysville Getchell two-sport star and projected early-round Major League Baseball draft pick. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Malakhi Knight

The Marysville Getchell 2-sport star capped his decorated prep career with another massive season.

The 2021 All-Area boys Basketball Player of the Year, Malakhi Knight, is a Marysville Getchell two-sport star and projected early-round Major League Baseball draft pick. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerson Hancock warms up Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox pitcher Hancock selected to MLB’s All-Star Futures Game

Emerson Hancock and recently promoted Julio Rodriguez will be part of the MLB All-Star Week event.

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

AquaSox weekly update: Pitchers shine as Sox dominate Tri-City

The AquaSox’s talented rotation had a strong week, helping Everett win 5 of 6 over the Dust Devils.

Emerson Hancock warms up Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox’s Julio Rodriguez watches the ball after hitting his fifth home run in six games on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

Highly touted prospect Rodriguez promoted to Double-A

After starring for the AquaSox, No. 3 overall prospect Julio Rodriguez is heading to Double-A Arkansas.

AquaSox’s Julio Rodriguez watches the ball after hitting his fifth home run in six games on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
AquaSox’s Julio Rodriguez runs the bases after hitting his fifth home run in six games during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

J-Rod, Dominican Republic punch ticket to Summer Olympics

AquaSox star Julio Rodriguez and the D.R. capture the final spot in the Olympic baseball field.

AquaSox’s Julio Rodriguez runs the bases after hitting his fifth home run in six games during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
Azavier Coppin, Glacier Peak sophomore, score 17 goals in the abbreviated season and is The Herald's boys soccer Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Azavier Coppin

The Glacier Peak sophomore scored 17 goals in just 10 matches to lead the Grizzlies to a 5-1-4 mark.

Azavier Coppin, Glacier Peak sophomore, score 17 goals in the abbreviated season and is The Herald's boys soccer Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kevin Clark / The Herald

Zach Ward, head coach of the Stanwood Spartans, runs through the defense for their regional playoff game Wednesday afternoon in Stanwood, Washington on February 24, 2012.

Stanwood boys hoops coach steps down after success-filled run

Zach Ward guided the Spartans to eight state tournament appearances in his 14 seasons as head coach.

Kevin Clark / The Herald

Zach Ward, head coach of the Stanwood Spartans, runs through the defense for their regional playoff game Wednesday afternoon in Stanwood, Washington on February 24, 2012.
AquaSox's Zach DeLoach is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a grand slam during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

AquaSox update: News, storylines, standouts from the past week

The Sox split with Vancouver, Brandon Williamson got promoted, Zach DeLoach is on a tear, and more.

AquaSox's Zach DeLoach is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a grand slam during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
Sultan's Grace Trichler looks to score with Eastside Prep's Katelyn Miller defending Thursday afternoon at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sultan girls basketball enjoys breakthrough season in new league

With their first winning season since 2009-10, the Turks earned a share of the Coho Division title.

Sultan's Grace Trichler looks to score with Eastside Prep's Katelyn Miller defending Thursday afternoon at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Brandon Williamson pitches during the first game of a double header against the Hops on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

AquaSox pitcher Williamson promoted to Double-A Arkansas

The 2019 2nd-round draft pick posted a 47.6% strikeout rate in 6 starts with Everett this season.

Brandon Williamson pitches during the first game of a double header against the Hops on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Julio Rodriguez (pictured last month) compiled another impressive series at the plate as the Everett AquaSox took four of five games from the Eugene Emeralds last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: J-Rod returns, Sox leap into 1st place

Julio Rodriguez and others continue to excel at the plate as Everett climbs back atop the High-A West.

Julio Rodriguez (pictured last month) compiled another impressive series at the plate as the Everett AquaSox took four of five games from the Eugene Emeralds last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett Rowing Association's women's 8+ boat practices their starts on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett Rowing Association sends 2 boats to youth nationals

Everett’s women’s 8+ boat and men’s 4+ boat will compete starting Thursday in Sarasota, Florida.

Everett Rowing Association's women's 8+ boat practices their starts on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Morgan, Alabama softball fall 1 win short of WCWS finals

Lynnwood H.S. alum Maddie Morgan and the Crimson Tide see their national title dreams come to an end.

AquaSox second baseman Kaden Polcovich was named the High-A West player of the week after blasting five home runs in this past week’s five-game series against Hillsboro. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Polcovich stars, Kirby returns, and more

The AquaSox exploded for 2 blowout wins, but lost the other 3 games in a rain-shortened series.

AquaSox second baseman Kaden Polcovich was named the High-A West player of the week after blasting five home runs in this past week’s five-game series against Hillsboro. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)