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Darrington and Stanwood players fight for the ball during the Lakewood 7on7 passing tournament and lineman challenge at Lakewood High School in Arlington, Washington on Saturday, July 29, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Bothell edges Lake Stevens for title at Lakewood 7-on-7 tournament

The 15th edition of the Cougars Passing Championship saw another Class 4A showdown in the finals. Meanwhile, Anacortes won the Lineman Challenge.

Darrington and Stanwood players fight for the ball during the Lakewood 7on7 passing tournament and lineman challenge at Lakewood High School in Arlington, Washington on Saturday, July 29, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Joey Dosen tries to block a pass during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

15th edition of Lakewood passing tourney set for Saturday

Recently retired Lakewood coach Dan Teeter will still lead the popular event which will feature schools from around the state.

Lake Stevens' Joey Dosen tries to block a pass during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett Public Schools Athlete of The Year Abby Surowiec poses for a photo at Cascade High School in Everett, Washington on Thursday, July 20, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2022-23 Girls High School Athlete of the Year: Abby Surowiec

The 11-time varsity letter winner at Cascade was a team captain in softball and basketball, and a leader on the soccer pitch.

Everett Public Schools Athlete of The Year Abby Surowiec poses for a photo at Cascade High School in Everett, Washington on Thursday, July 20, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
The Everett 3on3 tournament in downtown Everett, Washington on Sunday, July 16, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Run it back: Everett 3on3 puts on show as it continues to grow

The second edition of the basketball extravaganza took over the streets of downtown Everett this past weekend.

The Everett 3on3 tournament in downtown Everett, Washington on Sunday, July 16, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway senior Ben Hanson is The Herald’s All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2023 Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Ben Hanson

The Edmonds-Woodway senior’s scoring and leadership helped propel the Warriors to a fourth-place finish in the 3A state tournament.

Edmonds-Woodway senior Ben Hanson is The Herald’s All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson junior Yanina Sherwood is The Herald’s All-Area Softball Player of the Year. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas verbal commit helped lead the Timberwolves to a 4A state championship title. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2023 Softball Player of the Year: Yanina Sherwood

The Jackson junior and UNLV commit went 24-1 with 255 strikeouts and helped lead the Timberwolves to the 4A state title.

Jackson junior Yanina Sherwood is The Herald’s All-Area Softball Player of the Year. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas verbal commit helped lead the Timberwolves to a 4A state championship title. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Empty seats are shown at Husky Stadium during an NCAA college football game between Washington and Oregon State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans were not permitted to attend the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

State football title games moving to Husky Stadium for ’23 season

The WIAA announced Tuesday a one-year agreement with the University of Washington to host the games for the upcoming season.

Empty seats are shown at Husky Stadium during an NCAA college football game between Washington and Oregon State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans were not permitted to attend the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jackson High School is awarded the 2023 WIAA class 4A softball championship trophy in Richland, Wash., on Sat., May 27. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)

Jackson wins state title over GP after game called by weather

The Timberwolves win 5-1 to hoist their third state softball trophy since 2018 after a game that ended in unusual fashion.

Jackson High School is awarded the 2023 WIAA class 4A softball championship trophy in Richland, Wash., on Sat., May 27. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)
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4A state softball roundup: Jackson, GP reach semifinals

Both teams survive quarterfinal nail-biters to keep state-title hopes alive; Kamiak remains alive in consolation bracket.

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Jackson’s Yanina Sherwood pitches during the game against Bothell on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson’s Yanina Sherwood pitches during the game against Bothell on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An Edmonds-Woodway hitter bats during a 3A state second-round game against Southridge on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Southwest Athletic Complex in Seattle. (Evan Wiederspohn / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway baseball ousted in state quarterfinals

The sixth-seeded Warriors win a second-round game to open the day, but fall to No. 3 West Seattle in a tight 3-1 contest.

An Edmonds-Woodway hitter bats during a 3A state second-round game against Southridge on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Southwest Athletic Complex in Seattle. (Evan Wiederspohn / The Herald)
Jackson’s Yanina Sherwood lifts the district trophy in the air after beating Bothell to become the 3A district champions on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Clutch HRs, pitching lead Jackson past Bothell for district title

Home runs from Sysum and Pelletier, plus a superb outing from Sherwood, lift the T-wolves past the previously unbeaten Cougars 2-1.

Jackson’s Yanina Sherwood lifts the district trophy in the air after beating Bothell to become the 3A district champions on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glaicer Peak’s Faith Jordan pitches during the game against Eastlake on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Glacier Peak wins 3rd straight loser-out game for state berth

Behind strong pitching and a potent offense, the Grizzlies beat Eastlake 9-0 for a third straight shutout in a must-win game.

Glaicer Peak’s Faith Jordan pitches during the game against Eastlake on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Tyler Karabach runs home after hitting a homer during the game against Skyline on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kamiak topples Skyline to secure state softball berth

The Knights bounce back from an opening-round loss to win two loser-out games, capped by a 5-1 victory over the Wolves.

Kamiak’s Tyler Karabach runs home after hitting a homer during the game against Skyline on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson’s Allie Thomsen is congratulated by her teammates after scoring during the game against Skyline on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Powerhouse Jackson clinches 7th straight state softball berth

The Timberwolves roll past Skyline in the district semifinals and will face undefeated Bothell for the district title Friday.

Jackson’s Allie Thomsen is congratulated by her teammates after scoring during the game against Skyline on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Meadowdale runner Tresley Love takes the lead in a Wesco 3A South prelim 100 meter dash Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Edmonds Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Meadowdale track star Love looks to add to trophy case

The senior took home the 3A state championship in the 400 last season and is looking for even more hardware this time around.

Meadowdale runner Tresley Love takes the lead in a Wesco 3A South prelim 100 meter dash Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Edmonds Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Monroe beats Silas, advances to 3A state round of 16

The Bearcats jump out to an early lead and receive strong pitching in a 6-1 opening-round win over the Rams.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Drew Warner smacks a single to the outfield against Mountlake Terrace in the 3A District title game on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Drew Warner smacks a single to the outfield against Mountlake Terrace in the 3A District title game on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Monroe players begin to celebrate a victory over Stanwood in a winner-to-state consolation game on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Monroe overcomes early hole, beats Stanwood for 3A state berth

The Bearcats score six unanswered runs and work out of two bases-loaded jams in a 6-2 win.

Monroe players begin to celebrate a victory over Stanwood in a winner-to-state consolation game on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson’s Jaden Oguda fights for the ball with Bothell’s Leif Rietz during the game on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson boys soccer’s season ends with 2OT loss to Bothell

The T-wolves suffer a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat in double OT of a winner-to-state, loser-out match in the bi-district tournament.

Jackson’s Jaden Oguda fights for the ball with Bothell’s Leif Rietz during the game on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)