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Seattle University's Hal Uderitz, a Snohomish High School graduate, competes during a game against Portland on Sept. 12, 2019. (Photo provided by Seattle U)

Snohomish grad hopes to earn contract with Sounders

Hal Uderitz was drafted in the third round by Seattle and aims to prove in preseason he’s deserving of a first-team contract.

 

Chicago State guard Aaliyah Collins, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Sebastian Montoya / Chicago State Athletics)

Community roundup: GP grad shines again for Chicago State

Plus, professional bull riding is coming to Everett, former Silvertips are headed to the Olympics and more.

 

Tucker Molina, right, tries to block a shot by Tony MacArthur during EVCC practice on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

EvCC men’s hoops seeks unprecedented 5th straight North title

After a delayed start to region play, the Trojans begin their quest for another crown on Wednesday.

 

Portland's Gabe Klaassen makes a goal past Everett's Koen MacInnes to win in the penalty shootout Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips stand pat at WHL trade deadline

Western Conference-leading Everett decided not to make any moves and will go forward with its current pieces.

Portland's Gabe Klaassen makes a goal past Everett's Koen MacInnes to win in the penalty shootout Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete in the rhythm dance program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Local Olympians Baker, Beighton nervously await games with COVID-threat lingering

Jean-Luc Baker and Sean Beighton qualified for the Winter Olympics, but 1 positive COVID test could derail their dreams.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete in the rhythm dance program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider drives in two runs with a single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh. Snider has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will attend big league spring training. Snider, whose deal was announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, did not appear in the major leagues last season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Former Jackson star Snider retires from MLB

The 33-year-old spent parts of eight seasons with the Blue Jays, Pirates and Orioles.

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider drives in two runs with a single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh. Snider has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will attend big league spring training. Snider, whose deal was announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, did not appear in the major leagues last season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Everett's Alex Swetlikoff against the Portland Winterhawks Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips have much to consider at impending trade deadline

In a normal year Everett would be considered a buyer, but this is anything but a normal year.

Everett's Alex Swetlikoff against the Portland Winterhawks Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
University of Washington freshman Sami Reynolds is congratulated by the Huskies’ head softball coach, Heather Tarr, after hitting a home run in UW’s game against Arizona on May 30 at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. (University of Washington photo)

Roundup: Snohomish grad tapped by USA softball as alternate

Plus, a Snohomish alum is drafted by the Sounders and the Steelheads name their women’s indoor coaches.

University of Washington freshman Sami Reynolds is congratulated by the Huskies’ head softball coach, Heather Tarr, after hitting a home run in UW’s game against Arizona on May 30 at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. (University of Washington photo)
Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (20) breaks a tackle against Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones, left, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Grading the Seattle Seahawks’ 38-30 win over the Arizona Cardinals

Seattle finishes a turbulent season on a high note with solid performances across the board.

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (20) breaks a tackle against Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones, left, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete in the ice dance program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Edmonds native Baker earns spot on U.S. Olympic team

Jean-Luc Baker and his partner, Kaitlyn Hawayek, will represent the U.S. at Beijing in ice dancing.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete in the ice dance program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, has proposed a bill to make pickleball the official state sport. (Photo provided by Chuck Wright)

Local-led effort trying to make pickleball official state sport

A bill put forward by Sen. John Lovick of Mill Creek seeks to recognize and aid the rapidly growing sport.

Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, has proposed a bill to make pickleball the official state sport. (Photo provided by Chuck Wright)
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Yan Khomenko signals for substitution Sunday night at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wa on September 6th, 2015

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Silvertips’ weekend games canceled because of weather

The closure of the mountain passes forces Everett to call off Friday’s game with Spokane and Saturday’s and Sunday’s with Tri-City.

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Yan Khomenko signals for substitution Sunday night at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wa on September 6th, 2015

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Cadi Le Seu guard Mikayla Pivec, a Lynnwood High School graduate. (Photo by Agustí Peña)

A basketball odyssey: Pivec excelling in Spain after adversity

After a rough 12-month stretch, the former Lynnwood star is enjoying basketball and has her sights set on the WNBA once again.

Cadi Le Seu guard Mikayla Pivec, a Lynnwood High School graduate. (Photo by Agustí Peña)
The roof-top sign for Climate Pledge Arena is shown next to the Space Needle, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, ahead of the NHL hockey Seattle Kraken's home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Silvertips, Thunderbirds to meet at Climate Pledge Arena

The WHL U.S. Division rivals will play on Feb. 26 at the home of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken.

The roof-top sign for Climate Pledge Arena is shown next to the Space Needle, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, ahead of the NHL hockey Seattle Kraken's home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of USA perform in the ice dance free dance skating program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Olympic bid on the line for Edmonds native Baker

Jean-Luc Baker and partner Kaitlin Hawayek are set to compete at the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Friday and Saturday.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of USA perform in the ice dance free dance skating program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Everett's Niko Huuhtanen works a rebound with Portland's Dante Glannuzzi defending Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips nearing full strength after abrupt end to World Juniors

Defensemen Olen Zellweger and Ronan Seeley, center Michal Gut and coach Dennis Williams are all back for Everett.

Everett's Niko Huuhtanen works a rebound with Portland's Dante Glannuzzi defending Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, right, makes a catch for a touchdown in front of Detroit Lions cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Grading the Seattle Seahawks’ 51-29 win over the Detroit Lions

Seattle’s offense was excellent, and the defense played strong for just over a half.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, right, makes a catch for a touchdown in front of Detroit Lions cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Top left: Kraken fans line up for the team's exhibition game in Everett on Oct. 1. Top right: Lake Stevens resident Austin Johnson stretches while preparing for a 24-hour run to bring awareness to suicide prevention on Feb. 20. Bottom left: Edmonds native and Gonzaga star Corey Kispert celebrates during an NCAA Tournament game on April 3. Bottom right: Lake Stevens defenders tackle an Eastlake ball-carrier during a playoff game on Nov. 27. (Herald file)

Top 10 most-read sports stories of 2021

Looking back at a year that saw that return of high school sports and a number of locals making big news.

Top left: Kraken fans line up for the team's exhibition game in Everett on Oct. 1. Top right: Lake Stevens resident Austin Johnson stretches while preparing for a 24-hour run to bring awareness to suicide prevention on Feb. 20. Bottom left: Edmonds native and Gonzaga star Corey Kispert celebrates during an NCAA Tournament game on April 3. Bottom right: Lake Stevens defenders tackle an Eastlake ball-carrier during a playoff game on Nov. 27. (Herald file)
NWAC basketball.

NWAC delays start of regional basketball play due to virus

The league also announces the basketball championship held in Everett will be pushed back two weeks.

NWAC basketball.
Canada's Olen Zellweger (3) is checked by Czech Republic's Michal Hradek (22) during third-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

World Junior Hockey Championships canceled due to COVID

The Silvertips will likely be getting participants back earlier than expected after Wednesday’s announcement.

Canada's Olen Zellweger (3) is checked by Czech Republic's Michal Hradek (22) during third-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)