Doug Flanagan

Prep softball preview: 5 storylines to watch

Local aces abound in the circle, and area powers look to keep rolling.

Mountlake Terrace seniors Sammy Ruiz (left) and Jazz Zenk were all-Wesco 3A first-team selections last season. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Prep softball preview: Mountlake Terrace’s dynamic duo

Seniors Sammy Ruiz and Jazz Zenk are close friends off the field and a potent pair on the diamond.

Mountlake Terrace seniors Sammy Ruiz (left) and Jazz Zenk were all-Wesco 3A first-team selections last season. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Prep hot tickets: March 13-March 17

Prep events to keep an eye on this week

EvCC women fall to Big Bend in NWAC quarterfinals

The Trojans’ highly-successful season ends with an 89-79 loss in the final 8 of the NWAC Tournament.

Everett’s Nakiya Edwards wrestles Clackamas’ Audrey Barden for a jump ball at Everett Community College Thursday afternoon in Everett on March 8, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

EvCC women cruise to win over Clackamas in NWAC Tournament

Led by Uju Chibuogwu, the hot-shooting Trojans advance to quarterfinals with a 102-77 victory.

Everett’s Nakiya Edwards wrestles Clackamas’ Audrey Barden for a jump ball at Everett Community College Thursday afternoon in Everett on March 8, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Q&A with Shorecrest High School’s hoops leader Julia Strand

Back from a knee injury last year, she’s everywhere on offense and anchors the Scots’ defense.

Young King’s girls basketball team builds foundation

Dan Taylor teaches freshmen at Meadowdale High School. He worked with a lot of ninth-graders as well this season as King’s girls basketball coach. With… Continue reading

Stanwood boys basketball relying on post production

The play of Stanwood boys basketball players Matt Vail and Mitch Jones has been key to the Spartans’ success this season. As the team’s two… Continue reading

Marysville Pilchuck boys basketball exceeding expectations

In a preseason Wesco 3A coaches poll, the Marysville Pilchuck boys basketball team was picked to finish sixth. That didn’t sit too well with the… Continue reading

Prep hot tickets: Feb. 19-24

Four high school sports events to keep an eye on this week

Five things to know about Stanwood swimmer Sam Grant

The senior will compete at the WIAA 3A state championships this weekend.

5 local gymnasts to compete at state meet

Four Shoreline gymnasts will compete at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 1A/2A/3A gymnastics tournament, to be held Thursday and Friday at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition… Continue reading

‘Fun’ year for Meadowdale wrestling’s rookie head coach

Josh Knowles took over as the Meadowdale wrestling team’s head coach this season after spending the previous 16 years as a Mavericks assistant. “It’s been… Continue reading

Glacier Peak girls basketball continues to improve

In the Glacier Peak girls basketball team’s first 10 games this season, Alexyss Newman averaged 12.6 points per contest. In the Grizzlies’ final 11 games… Continue reading

Kale Dennis during wrestling practice at Sultan High School in Sultan on February 1, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Q&A with Sultan wrestler Kaleb Dennis

Kaleb Dennis has become a top high school wrestler thanks to his talent and work ethic. The Sultan senior placed fifth in the 160-pound weight… Continue reading

Kale Dennis during wrestling practice at Sultan High School in Sultan on February 1, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Seniors lead Everett boys basketball back to postseason

The Everett boys basketball team is headed back to the postseason, thanks in large part to the play of its four core seniors. The Seagulls… Continue reading

Meadowdale girls basketball improving defensively

The Meadowdale girls basketball team put itself in position to clinch a postseason berth in the final week of the season by focusing on defense.… Continue reading

Glacier Peak swimmer King ‘a special talent’

Newcomer Matthew King has been a difference-maker for the Glacier Peak boys swimming and diving team this winter. “He had moved here from Colorado and… Continue reading