Nick Patterson

Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart laughs with a referee during the Seattle Storm game against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Getting a feel for normalcy

Loved the energy, spirit at the Seattle Storm’s home game on Sunday

Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart laughs with a referee during the Seattle Storm game against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonton Oilers left wing Jujhar Khaira plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Kraken to face Oilers in preseason game in Everett

Angel of the Winds Arena will host the NHL’s newest team on Oct. 1, Seattle announced Friday.

Edmonton Oilers left wing Jujhar Khaira plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Merchants coach Harold Pyatte (left) and Jaxsen Sweum chat in the dugout during the 116th Midnight Sun Game against the Goldpanners on June 21 in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo by Justin Prax)

Merchants hosting free kids clinic before Saturday’s game

Players ages 7-12 are welcome to participate in demonstrations and drills at Funko Field.

Merchants coach Harold Pyatte (left) and Jaxsen Sweum chat in the dugout during the 116th Midnight Sun Game against the Goldpanners on June 21 in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo by Justin Prax)
BYU's Paisley Harding (13) looks toward fans as she celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Patterson: Will local college athletes cash in on new NIL rules?

Edmonds College assistant basketball coach Nate Ivie, who works in digital marketing, discusses the issue.

BYU's Paisley Harding (13) looks toward fans as she celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Dennis Williams, head coach of the Everett Silvertips, during the game against the Saskatoon Blades at  Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on November 22, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hockey Canada tabs Silvertips coach Williams again

Dennis Williams has been named to the coaching staff for Canada’s men’s U-18 summer development camp.

Dennis Williams, head coach of the Everett Silvertips, during the game against the Saskatoon Blades at  Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on November 22, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Britains Amy-Eloise Markovc, left, crosses the finish line to win the women's 3000 meters final ahead of second placed France's Alice Finot at the Poland European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Glacier Peak alum Markovc headed to Summer Olympics

The former local prep star was selected by Great Britain to run the women’s 5000 meters in Tokyo.

Britains Amy-Eloise Markovc, left, crosses the finish line to win the women's 3000 meters final ahead of second placed France's Alice Finot at the Poland European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Did the offseason make the Seahawks better or worse?

Are the Seattle Seahawks better, worse or the same following their offseason changes?… Continue reading

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, talks to quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of an NFL football game last Oct. 4 at Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

POLL: Are the Seahawks better or worse after the offseason?

Will Seattle’s offseason maneuvers help the team improve upon their 2020 campaign?

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, talks to quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of an NFL football game last Oct. 4 at Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Chet Hovde is retiring after 38-years as Everett Community College women's basketball head coach. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hovde reflects on 33 years as EvCC women’s basketball coach

The mild-mannered coach with deep Everett roots retired recently after over three decades in charge.

Chet Hovde is retiring after 38-years as Everett Community College women's basketball head coach. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Merchants' Cam Keller bats during the 116th Midnight Sun Game against the Goldpanners on June 21 in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo by Justin Prax)

Everett Merchants play in fabled Midnight Sun Game in Alaska

The local summer baseball team traveled to Fairbanks recently to take part in the historic event.

The Merchants' Cam Keller bats during the 116th Midnight Sun Game against the Goldpanners on June 21 in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo by Justin Prax)
The Everett Silvertips selected Finnish winger Niko Huuhtanen with the second overall pick in the 2021 CHL import draft on Wednesday. (Photo provided by Silvertips)

Silvertips nab Finnish winger 2nd overall in CHL import draft

Niko Huuhtanen, 18, recorded 20 goals in 37 games with Tappara in the Finnish under-20 league.

The Everett Silvertips selected Finnish winger Niko Huuhtanen with the second overall pick in the 2021 CHL import draft on Wednesday. (Photo provided by Silvertips)
Seattle Spartans.

Community sports: Local women’s football players recognized

Plus, an Evergreen Speedway veteran wins the Galloway Shootout, disc golf results and more.

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Britain’s Amy-Eloise Markovc celebrates after winning the women’s 3,000 meters final at the Poland European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, on March 5. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Former GP standout could miss Olympics on technicality

Amy-Eloise (Neale) Markovc finished second in the women’s 5,000 at the British Championships, but controversy reigns.

Britain’s Amy-Eloise Markovc celebrates after winning the women’s 3,000 meters final at the Poland European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, on March 5. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Don Helphrey putts on the first hole at Kayak Point Disc Golf Resort on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Stanwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kayak Point becomes destination for disc golf

The Kayak Point Disc Golf Resort, formerly the Kayak Point G.C., will host a pro event this weekend

Don Helphrey putts on the first hole at Kayak Point Disc Golf Resort on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Stanwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Evergreen Speedway remains closed due the stay-at-home order while NASCAR will run it's first race since the pandemic began on Sunday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

NWSLMS portion of Galloway Shootout canceled due to tire issue

The Northwest Super Late Model Series won’t race at Evergreen Speedway on Saturday.

Evergreen Speedway remains closed due the stay-at-home order while NASCAR will run it's first race since the pandemic began on Sunday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Angel of the Winds Arena will become Snohomish County's first COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility. (Sara Bruestle/ The Herald)

Could the Seattle Kraken play preseason games in Everett?

While nothing has been decided, Angel of the Winds Arena could be an option if the new arena isn’t ready.

Angel of the Winds Arena will become Snohomish County's first COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility. (Sara Bruestle/ The Herald)
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley competes on the high jump during the Washington State Combined Events Championship on June 18-19 at Arlington High School. (Provided photo)

Community roundup: Arlington’s Roskelley wins state decathlon

Plus, EvCC softball standout Kaylie Hoskins is named an NWAC All-American and more.

Arlington's Jaden Roskelley competes on the high jump during the Washington State Combined Events Championship on June 18-19 at Arlington High School. (Provided photo)
Barely taller than the 150yard marker,  Max Soterakopoulos, 6, tees off as he and his family golfs at Legion Memorial Golf Course on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Soterakopoulos hit a hole-in-one on the 14th hole at the golf course.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett 6-year-old makes hole-in-one at Legion Memorial

Too hard to believe? Watch the video of Everett’s Max Soterakopoulos hitting an ace on May 29.

Barely taller than the 150yard marker,  Max Soterakopoulos, 6, tees off as he and his family golfs at Legion Memorial Golf Course on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Soterakopoulos hit a hole-in-one on the 14th hole at the golf course.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett's Olen Zellweger controls the puck against the Saskatoon Blades Friday evening at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on November 22, 2019. The Silvertips will play Friday without fans due on-going concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips will play home opener on Oct. 8 in front of fans

Everett has not played with fans in the stands at Angel of the Winds Arena since March 7, 2020.

Everett's Olen Zellweger controls the puck against the Saskatoon Blades Friday evening at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on November 22, 2019. The Silvertips will play Friday without fans due on-going concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: EvCC announces 2021 Hall of Fame class

Plus, locals compete at NCAA track and field finals, disc golf is coming to Stanwood and more.