Doug Flanagan

8th-grader already top player for Grace Academy girls hoops

Heidi Impola may be just an eighth-grader, but she’s already the Grace Academy girls basketball team’s top player. “She can drain a 3-pointer at any… Continue reading

Monroe High’s Monique Fierke looks for the basket during drills at practice on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Monroe, Wa. Fierke is the leading scorer for the Bearcats. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Q&A with Monroe’s Monique Fierke

It didn’t take long for Monique Fierke to make a good impression on the Monroe girls basketball team. Two years ago, the then-sophomore made her… Continue reading

Monroe High’s Monique Fierke looks for the basket during drills at practice on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Monroe, Wa. Fierke is the leading scorer for the Bearcats. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Prep athletes of the week for 1/15-1/20

Boys basketball Lewis Pope, South Whidbey Pope, a senior, had 22 points, seven assists and three steals Tuesday in the Falcons’ 64-60 win over Cedarcrest,… Continue reading

Stanwood girls could have 4 wrestlers at state

The Stanwood girls wrestling team is making strides under first-year coach Todd Freeman. “We have 10 girls on the team, which isn’t a bad number,”… Continue reading

‘Most athletic group’ at Arlington boys basketball

The Arlington boys basketball team’s inconsistency has been a concern for coach Nick Brown this season, but nonetheless the Eagles are firmly in contention for… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace swim & dive enjoying a big jump in numbers

The Mountlake Terrace boys swimming and diving team has undergone somewhat of a growth spurt. Last season the Hawks had 10 swimmers and divers. That… Continue reading

Prep hot tickets: Jan. 23-Jan. 27

Here are four local prep events to keep an eye on this week: 1. Girls basketball: Stanwood at Snohomish, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. This game will… Continue reading

Former Lake Stevens football star gets Fiesta Bowl spotlight

Washington Husky walk-on Josh Rasmussen conversed in sign language with a Special Olympics athlete.

Karrah Smith wrestles Tim Rachal during practice at Granite Falls High School on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 in Granite Falls, Wa. She finished sixth in the 145-pound weight class at last year’s Mat Classic and is eyeing a better finish this season at 170 pounds. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Karrah Smith knows the perfect time to strike

The Granite Falls wrestler overcomes obstacles both in life and on the mat.

Karrah Smith wrestles Tim Rachal during practice at Granite Falls High School on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 in Granite Falls, Wa. She finished sixth in the 145-pound weight class at last year’s Mat Classic and is eyeing a better finish this season at 170 pounds. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Young Edmonds-Woodway swimmers finding success

The Edmonds-Woodway boys swimming and diving team is good now, and could be great in the future. “They are right where I expected them to… Continue reading

‘Transition time’ for Lynnwood girls basketball

There’s been a lot of change for the Lynnwood girls basketball team this winter. The Royals (6-7 overall, 2-3 Wesco 3A) have a new coach,… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy measuring success one wrestler at a time

With just 12 grapplers, the Archbishop Murphy wrestling team can’t fill every weight class, so the Wildcats have had a hard time finding dual-meet victories… Continue reading

Q&A with Lynnwood High School’s Anthony Joo

The Royals’ starting point guard is a full-time University of Washington student.

Veterans leading Shorecrest swim & dive

This season has been unlike any other for Shorecrest boys swimming and diving coach Scott Kelley. “It’s been an interesting year,” he said. “My son,… Continue reading

South Whidbey boys basketball on the rise

Last season, the South Whidbey boys basketball team won nine games, but the Falcons have won 10 games already this winter and are in contention… Continue reading

Jackson girls basketball team is on a ‘good trajectory’

Duane Morris is excited about the possibilities ahead for the Jackson girls basketball team, which is in second place in Wesco 4A with a 4-1… Continue reading

Olivia Riojas at practice at Archbishop Murphy Hish School on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Five things to know about Archbishop Murphy’s Olivia Riojas

Olivia Riojas’ style of play on the basketball court can be summed up in one word: Intense. “Ever since I started playing basketball in the… Continue reading

Olivia Riojas at practice at Archbishop Murphy Hish School on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)