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Lake Stevens’ Tessa Anastasi heads to the basket against Skyview during a playoff matchup at Arlington High School on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens girls book their spot at the Tacoma Dome

The Vikings knock off Skyview 47-33 to advance to the Class 4A round of 12.

Lake Stevens’ Tessa Anastasi heads to the basket against Skyview during a playoff matchup at Arlington High School on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish junior Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles shoots a free-throw in a close game against Garfield during a playoff matchup at Arlington High School on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish girls’ rally falls short against Garfield

Katie Fiso and the Bulldogs send the Panthers to the round of 12 with a 46-40 loss.

Snohomish junior Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles shoots a free-throw in a close game against Garfield during a playoff matchup at Arlington High School on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Toby Trichler, right, yells during a team cheer before the start of the game on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 in Shoreline, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sultan boys overcome hurdles to break 15-year state drought

A flooded gym and rotating lineup haven’t stopped the Turks from reaching their goal.

Toby Trichler, right, yells during a team cheer before the start of the game on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 in Shoreline, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe players hug after a tough loss during a 3A girls game between Monroe and Roosevelt at Roosevelt High School on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, in Seattle, WA. Monroe fell, 58-37. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Monroe’s charmed run ends against Roosevelt in 3A state regionals

After winning three loser-out games to reach state, the Bearcats struggle with the Rough Riders’ tenacious press in a 58-37 loss.

Monroe players hug after a tough loss during a 3A girls game between Monroe and Roosevelt at Roosevelt High School on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, in Seattle, WA. Monroe fell, 58-37. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens junior Camden Blevins-Mohr swims his way to a state title in the 100 yard butterfly during the WIAA 4A Boys Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Boys state swim: Lake Stevens junior, relay team claim state titles

Plus, more from Saturday’s 4A, 3A and 1A/2A state championships, including a title winner from Archbishop Murphy.

Lake Stevens junior Camden Blevins-Mohr swims his way to a state title in the 100 yard butterfly during the WIAA 4A Boys Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Rachel Snow takes a shot from deep against Lynnwood during the 3A District One Semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington rallies past Lynnwood in 3A district semis

The Eagles overcome an early hole and clinch their fifth straight district title game appearance.

Arlington’s Rachel Snow takes a shot from deep against Lynnwood during the 3A District One Semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles gets fouled while trying to score down low against Meadowdale during the 3A District One Semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Marysville Pilchuk High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish outlasts Meadowdale in seesaw 3A district semifinal

Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles pours in 29 points and the state-bound Panthers hit big shots late in a 71-64 victory.

Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles gets fouled while trying to score down low against Meadowdale during the 3A District One Semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Marysville Pilchuk High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jackson Trotter drives to the hoop during the game against Mount Vernon on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Late 3-pointer sends scrappy Arlington to state, 3A district title game

Jake Willis hit the go-ahead bucket in the final minutes to lift the Eagles to a 59-56 win over Mount Vernon.

Arlington’s Jackson Trotter drives to the hoop during the game against Mount Vernon on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace’s Logan Tews takes the ball down the court during the game against Shorecrest on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace’s Logan Tews takes the ball down the court during the game against Shorecrest on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish junior Owen Collins swims to a victory in the 100 yard breaststroke during the WESCO 3A Boys Swim and Dive meet Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State boys swim and dive preview: Snohomish County athletes, teams to watch

Diving kicks off the action Thursday at the King County Aquatic Center. Swim finals are Saturday.

Snohomish junior Owen Collins swims to a victory in the 100 yard breaststroke during the WESCO 3A Boys Swim and Dive meet Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Shorecrest junior Colton Stoecker celebrates a come-from-behind win in the 200 yard freestyle during the WESCO 3A Boys Swim and Dive meet Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Shorecrest piles up 4th straight 3A district swim title

Shorecrest, Snohomish and Cascade swimmers break records at a blazing championship meet.

Shorecrest junior Colton Stoecker celebrates a come-from-behind win in the 200 yard freestyle during the WESCO 3A Boys Swim and Dive meet Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens junior Camden Blevins-Mohr swims in the 100 yard butterfly during the WESCO 4A Boys Swim and Dive meet Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens sails to 3rd straight 4A district swim title

The Vikings win two of three relay events and claim three individual titles.

Lake Stevens junior Camden Blevins-Mohr swims in the 100 yard butterfly during the WESCO 4A Boys Swim and Dive meet Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Archbishop Murphy head football coach Terry Ennis watches his players as he gets ready to blow the whistle during varsity football practice, Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Archbishop Murphy High School.
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Archbishop Murphy head football coach Terry Ennis watches his players as he gets ready to blow the whistle during varsity football practice, Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Archbishop Murphy High School.
Left to right, Jackson High School swimmers Ethan Chen-Parks, Vyron Domingo, and Ethan Georgiev pose for a photo on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 at West Coast Aquatics in Bothell, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Jackson swim trio leads the pack for Timberwolves

Seniors Ethan Georgiev and Ethan Chen-Parks are longstanding leaders for the program. Transfer Vyron Domingo has seamlessly fit in right alongside them.

Left to right, Jackson High School swimmers Ethan Chen-Parks, Vyron Domingo, and Ethan Georgiev pose for a photo on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 at West Coast Aquatics in Bothell, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Swimmers walk out for Heat 1 of the 200 Yard IM during the 4A District 1 swim and dive championships at Snohomish Aquatic Center, in Snohomish, Washington on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Prep district boys swim dive championships | At a glance

The dates, times, locations and what’s at stake at the boys swim and dive district championships involving local teams.

Swimmers walk out for Heat 1 of the 200 Yard IM during the 4A District 1 swim and dive championships at Snohomish Aquatic Center, in Snohomish, Washington on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Everett's Isaiah White (2) huddles with his team during a boys basketball game between Arlington and Everett at Everett High School on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Arlington wins, 66-57.(Annie Barker / The Herald)

Everett senior is school scoring king, unflappable leader of Seagulls

Isaiah White broke the Everett boys basketball career points mark last month. Coach Bobby Thompson said he embodies the program’s message.

Everett's Isaiah White (2) huddles with his team during a boys basketball game between Arlington and Everett at Everett High School on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Arlington wins, 66-57.(Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Kayla Lorenz turns to the basket before sinking a short shot against Lynnwood on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prep notebook: Lynnwood girls missing key piece for districts

Plus, a slew of local hoopers reach the 1,000-point club, and a Lakewood senior breaks his own record for charges.

Arlington’s Kayla Lorenz turns to the basket before sinking a short shot against Lynnwood on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Josiah Lee fights through contact to finish a fast break against Kamiak during a 4A boys basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Josiah Lee fights through contact to finish a fast break against Kamiak during a 4A boys basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace students and referees Chandler Hyde, left, and Matthew Meadows, right, get ready before the start of a basketball game at Lynnwood High School on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mountlake Terrace seniors find ‘passion’ in basketball officiating

Chandler Hyde and Matthew Meadows started reffing games two years ago. Dwindling officials associations hope to add more like the youthful duo.

Mountlake Terrace students and referees Chandler Hyde, left, and Matthew Meadows, right, get ready before the start of a basketball game at Lynnwood High School on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jackson Trotter (3) moves with the ball during a boys basketball game between Arlington and Everett at Everett High School on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Arlington wins, 66-57.(Annie Barker / The Herald)

Arlington boys down Everett in Wesco 3A/2A tilt

The Eagles use a 19-11 advantage in the final quarter to secure a 66-57 victory.

Arlington’s Jackson Trotter (3) moves with the ball during a boys basketball game between Arlington and Everett at Everett High School on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Arlington wins, 66-57.(Annie Barker / The Herald)