Nick Patterson

Members of the Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team hold up a sign after winning the NFL FLAG open regional championship on Oct. 30, 2021, in Tacoma. (Photo provided by Jacob Hiatt)

Community roundup: Local flag football squad headed to Super Bowl

Plus, Taylor Roe places third at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships, Gabby Gunterman is honored and more.

Members of the Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team hold up a sign after winning the NFL FLAG open regional championship on Oct. 30, 2021, in Tacoma. (Photo provided by Jacob Hiatt)
Niko Huuhtanen

Tips week in review: Everett’s record-setting streak ends

After 6 wins to start the season, the Silvertips fell for the first time last week in a shootout loss.

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Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) pushes off of Jacksonville Jaguars' Rayshawn Jenkins as he runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Grading the Seahawks’ 31-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Seattle turned in a stellar performance in a must-win game against the lowly Jaguars.

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) pushes off of Jacksonville Jaguars' Rayshawn Jenkins as he runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Chicago Blackhawks left winger Kyle Beach warms up before facing the Colorado Avalanche in an NHL exhibition hockey game in Denver on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Patterson: Kyle Beach showed everyone what real courage is

The hockey world failed the former Silvertips’ tough guy when he spoke up about sexual assault.

Chicago Blackhawks left winger Kyle Beach warms up before facing the Colorado Avalanche in an NHL exhibition hockey game in Denver on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
California running back Christopher Brooks (34) scores a touchdown as Washington State defensive lineman Jesus Echevarria (78) and others watch in the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

Community roundup: Murphy alum earns scholarship at WSU

Jesus Echevarria is awarded for his hard work, Washington Golf honors local standouts, and more.

California running back Christopher Brooks (34) scores a touchdown as Washington State defensive lineman Jesus Echevarria (78) and others watch in the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
Tennessee's Natalie Hayward, an Archbishop Murphy graduate, serves during a game against Texas Tech on Aug. 27, 2021, in Knoxville, TN. (University of Tennessee athletics)

Murphy grad leads Tennessee volleyball into national spotlight

Setter Natalie Hayward has won three SEC Player of the Week awards this season for the 21st-ranked Lady Vols.

Tennessee's Natalie Hayward, an Archbishop Murphy graduate, serves during a game against Texas Tech on Aug. 27, 2021, in Knoxville, TN. (University of Tennessee athletics)
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Rasheem Green (94) brings down New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Grading the Seahawks in their 13-10 loss to the Saints

The offense receives a failing grade as Seattle continues to miss quarterback Russell Wilson.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Rasheem Green (94) brings down New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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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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Tips week in review: Red-hot Everett off to franchise-best start

The Silvertips are 6-0 while outscoring opponents by a 22-9 to margin.

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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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The Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks play during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle, in the expansion team's home-opener. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Patterson: Kraken’s first home game was quite the spectacle

Seattle opens Climate Pledge Arena with a loss to Vancouver, but it was a memorable night to witness.

The Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks play during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle, in the expansion team's home-opener. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) is shown before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Seahawks claim former Lake Stevens star Eason off waivers

The second-year QB will join fellow Snohomish County native Jake Luton in Seattle.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) is shown before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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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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Trio of Silvertips make NHL Central Scouting list

Forwards Ben Hemmerling and Austin Roest, and goaltender Braden Holt are listed among 45 WHL players.

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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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Aquasox's Jake Anchia, left, and Connor Hoover high five after Hoover crosses the plate to score as the Everett Aquasox beat the Vancouver Canadians 11-6 at Funko Field on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

AquaSox GM in favor of reported MLB housing plan

Multiple reports state that Major League Baseball will provide housing for all minor-league players starting in 2022.

Aquasox's Jake Anchia, left, and Connor Hoover high five after Hoover crosses the plate to score as the Everett Aquasox beat the Vancouver Canadians 11-6 at Funko Field on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
LSU defensive end Ali Gaye (11) gestures after a play against Mississippi State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Community roundup: E-W alum’s season likely over for LSU

Reports state Ali Gaye will have season-ending surgery, a new course record set at Snohomish and more.

LSU defensive end Ali Gaye (11) gestures after a play against Mississippi State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Casey Bryant

Tips week in review: New broadcaster enjoys Everett debut

Casey Bryant called his first two games — wins over rival Seattle — since joining the organization.

Casey Bryant
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron (85) leaps over Seattle Seahawks defensive back Marquise Blair (27) on his way to a touchdown after caching pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Grading the Seahawks in their 23-20 OT loss to the Steelers

An improved performance in the second half bumped the grades higher, despite the defeat.

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron (85) leaps over Seattle Seahawks defensive back Marquise Blair (27) on his way to a touchdown after caching pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Central Washington linebacker Donte Hamilton, a Kamiak High School alum. (Jacob Thompson / CWU Athletics)

Kamiak alum has been dominating force for CWU football team

Linebacker Donte Hamilton as been named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week three times in five weeks.

Central Washington linebacker Donte Hamilton, a Kamiak High School alum. (Jacob Thompson / CWU Athletics)
Lawrence Muhat (center), of Lake Stevens, stands on the podium after winning the Kumite gold medal at the WUKF World Karate Championships held Sept. 23-26 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (Photo courtesy of the Muhat family)
Lawrence Muhat (center), of Lake Stevens, stands on the podium after winning the Kumite gold medal at the WUKF World Karate Championships held Sept. 23-26 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (Photo courtesy of the Muhat family)
Everett's Aidan Sutter, left, and Portland's Marcus Nguyen cross stick for the puck in the second period Friday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on October 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tips week in review: Everett relishes return of fans to AOTW Arena

The Silvertips won their first 2 games, including their 1st home contest in front of fans in 580 days.

Everett's Aidan Sutter, left, and Portland's Marcus Nguyen cross stick for the puck in the second period Friday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on October 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett's Ben Hemmerling controls the puck with Portland's O'Brien Jack trailing in the second period Friday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on October 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips dominate Winterhawks in home opener

Braden Holt posts a shutout and Jackson Berezowski scores twice in Everett’s 4-0 win.

Everett's Ben Hemmerling controls the puck with Portland's O'Brien Jack trailing in the second period Friday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on October 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, left, sits on the turf after he got tripped up and had a pass intended for him intercepted by Los Angeles Rams safety Nick Scott (not shown) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Seattle. The Rams won 26-17. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Grading the Seahawks’ 26-17 loss to the Rams

Not many positive marks as Seattle drops to 2-3 and into a major hole in the NFC West.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, left, sits on the turf after he got tripped up and had a pass intended for him intercepted by Los Angeles Rams safety Nick Scott (not shown) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Seattle. The Rams won 26-17. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)