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Archbishop Murphy.

Archbishop Murphy tabs Joe Hardy as new boys basketball coach

The former Ingraham head coach takes over for Riley Bettinger after the Wildcats went 8-12 last season.

Archbishop Murphy.
Glacier Peak players run onto the field to celebrate beating Lake Stevens on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Glacier Peak softball tops Lake Stevens to clinch playoff berth

Faith Jordan and Laila Carpenter both homer twice as the Grizzlies win 13-3 to secure the final bi-district bid from Wesco 4A.

Glacier Peak players run onto the field to celebrate beating Lake Stevens on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Shorewood pitcher Logan Anderson pitches in a victory over Cedarcrest on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Meridian Park in Shoreline, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Anderson continuing rich tradition of pitching at Shorewood

The senior joins Blake Snell, Riley O’Brien, Ian Oxnevad and others as an elite arm that has been developed by the program.

Shorewood pitcher Logan Anderson pitches in a victory over Cedarcrest on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Meridian Park in Shoreline, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish players celebrate after beating Cascade on Friday, April 28, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish softball edges Cascade, retains grip on 1st place

The Panthers get key plays on offense and clutch pitching in a 3-2 Wesco 3A/2A win over the Bruins.

Snohomish players celebrate after beating Cascade on Friday, April 28, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Aspen Alexander shouts after tallying the tying run in a win over Jackson on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens baseball tops Jackson to set up league-title tilt

Wesco 4A’s top two teams split the first two games of a three-game series and Friday’s contest will decide the league crown.

Lake Stevens’ Aspen Alexander shouts after tallying the tying run in a win over Jackson on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Kalia Estes wins heat six of the girls 100m hurdles prelims during the Eason Invitational at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, Washington on Saturday, April 22, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Locals take home titles as Eason Invite rebounds to 90 teams

The 33rd edition of the county’s largest prep track and field meet saw plenty of impressive marks, including the nation’s top girls long jump.

Kamiak’s Kalia Estes wins heat six of the girls 100m hurdles prelims during the Eason Invitational at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, Washington on Saturday, April 22, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A Cascade player hits seconds, tries to run for third, and slides back to second during an Everett and Cascade softball game at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on Friday, April 21, 2023. Cascade won, 12-2. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Surowiec no-hitter, big bats power Cascade past Everett

The Bruins score seven runs in the fourth inning to back a strong pitching performance and beat the Seagulls 12-2 in five innings.

A Cascade player hits seconds, tries to run for third, and slides back to second during an Everett and Cascade softball game at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on Friday, April 21, 2023. Cascade won, 12-2. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace catcher Cameron Dunn heads back behind the plate after a meeting at the mound during a game against Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at her team’s home field in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Dunn continues to put up huge numbers for Mountlake Terrace

The versatile slugger, who homered 14 times in an 11-game stretch last season, is again leading the Hawks on offense.

Mountlake Terrace catcher Cameron Dunn heads back behind the plate after a meeting at the mound during a game against Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at her team’s home field in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish captain Nickolas Sakamoto slides in safe at third before getting up and heading home on a throwing error during a matchup against Arlington on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Walk-off hit lifts Snohomish past Arlington

Easton Leonard delivers the winning hit and backs a strong start from Van Berman as the Panthers edge the Eagles 4-3.

Snohomish captain Nickolas Sakamoto slides in safe at third before getting up and heading home on a throwing error during a matchup against Arlington on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kamiak football no art.

Kamiak names McLennan new head football coach

Ivan McLennan, a former LB at WSU, takes over for Bryant Thomas, who stepped down for an assistant job at Portland State.

Kamiak football no art.
Macie Dean runs into home to score a run during the game against Kamiak on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson downs Kamiak in big Class 4A battle of unbeatens

The powerhouse Timberwolves score seven runs in the sixth inning to pull away for a league-opening 12-3 win.

Macie Dean runs into home to score a run during the game against Kamiak on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Shorewood players celebrate during a game between Monroe and Shorewood at Monroe High School on Friday, April 7, 2023 in Monroe, Washington. Shorewood won in double overtime, 3-2. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Shorewood remains unbeaten with double OT win over Monroe

The Stormrays trail for the first time all season but keep their perfect campaign going.

Shorewood players celebrate during a game between Monroe and Shorewood at Monroe High School on Friday, April 7, 2023 in Monroe, Washington. Shorewood won in double overtime, 3-2. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Monroe’s goalkeeper Dustin Jenkins grabs a shot attempt with Shorewood's Ethan Farley crashing in Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Bearcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep boys soccer preview: 5 things to watch this season

A look at the top local storylines to keep an eye on this high school boys soccer season.

Monroe’s goalkeeper Dustin Jenkins grabs a shot attempt with Shorewood's Ethan Farley crashing in Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Bearcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson senior Sylas Williams is the 2022-23 Player of the Year. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Boys Basketball Players of the Year: Sylas Williams

The Jackson forward averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds per game during a dominant senior season.

Jackson senior Sylas Williams is the 2022-23 Player of the Year. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson’s Yanina Sherwood pitches during the game against Glacier Peak on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep softball preview: 5 things to watch this season

A look at the top local storylines to keep an eye on this high school softball season.

Jackson’s Yanina Sherwood pitches during the game against Glacier Peak on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Shorecrest (blue jerseys) takes on Garfield in a boys 3A state quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome. (Evan Wiederspohn / The Herald)

Shorecrest boys mount late rally, fall to No. 2 Garfield

The No. 16 Scots cut a 21-point deficit to seven late in the fourth, but lose to the Bulldogs 71-60 in the 3A quarterfinals.

Shorecrest (blue jerseys) takes on Garfield in a boys 3A state quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome. (Evan Wiederspohn / The Herald)
Mountlake’s Chris Meegan grimaces in response to a foul call during the 3A quarterfinal game against O’Dea on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Terrace boys’ comeback bid falls just short in loss to O’Dea

The Hawks rally from down 20-8 early to have a shot to win, but fall 54-52 in the 3A state quarterfinals.

Mountlake’s Chris Meegan grimaces in response to a foul call during the 3A quarterfinal game against O’Dea on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Shorecrest's Adarrius Hilliard (24) defends a shot by Rainier Beach's Darius Wilcher (10) during a 3A state playoff game on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)

Shorecrest boys pull off upset, thump Rainier Beach

The No. 16 Scots ride a 25-6 run in the third to a 69-44 win over the No. 8 Vikings and advance to the 3A state quarterfinals.

Shorecrest's Adarrius Hilliard (24) defends a shot by Rainier Beach's Darius Wilcher (10) during a 3A state playoff game on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace’s Logan Tews (21) moves with the ball during a 3A boys game in the Hardwood Classic between Mountlake Terrace and North Thurston at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Mountlake Terrace won, 58-53. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Terrace boys edge North Thurston, reach 3A quarterfinals

The balanced Hawks make key plays on offense and defense and beat the Rams 58-53 to set up a matchup with O’Dea on Thursday.

Mountlake Terrace’s Logan Tews (21) moves with the ball during a 3A boys game in the Hardwood Classic between Mountlake Terrace and North Thurston at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Mountlake Terrace won, 58-53. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Everett’s Alana Washington (12) moves with the ball during a 3A girls game in the Hardwood Classic between Everett and Lincoln at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Everett fell, 43-45. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Everett girls’ season ends with heartbreaking loss to Lincoln

The Seagulls fall one bucket short in a difficult shooting game and lose 45-43 to the Abes in the 3A state round of 12.

Everett’s Alana Washington (12) moves with the ball during a 3A girls game in the Hardwood Classic between Everett and Lincoln at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Everett fell, 43-45. (Annie Barker / The Herald)