Nick Patterson

Stanford swimmer Jon Cook, a Jackson High School graduate, competes during a meet against Utah in 2018 at the Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, Calif. (John Todd / ISI Photos)

Community roundup: Jackson grad competes on world stage

Plus, Kamiak alum Hamilton named an All-American, Murphy alum Sullivan set to play for a national football title and more

Stanford swimmer Jon Cook, a Jackson High School graduate, competes during a meet against Utah in 2018 at the Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, Calif. (John Todd / ISI Photos)
Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) stops a pass intended to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during an NFL football game Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Grading the Seattle Seahawks’ 20-10 loss to the L.A. Rams

Solid defense can’t make up for another shoddy offensive performance in Seattle’s COVID-delayed defeat.

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) stops a pass intended to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during an NFL football game Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
Niko Huuhtanen

Short-handed Silvertips enter break on high note

Playing without 6 of its top 7 scorers, Everett snapped a 4-game losing streak with wins over Seattle and Spokane.

Niko Huuhtanen
Western Washington's Gabby Gunterman faces SFU during an NCAA Tournament game on Dec. 2, 2021. (Western Washington photo)

Lake Stevens alum learned to be ‘unapologetically me’ in All-American season

Gabby Gunterman let go and let her emotions show while leading Western Washington to the national semifinals.

Western Washington's Gabby Gunterman faces SFU during an NCAA Tournament game on Dec. 2, 2021. (Western Washington photo)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle, a Marysville Pilchuck graduate. (Andrew Pedersen/Montana State Athletics)

MP alum Battle happy with transfer to Montana State

After two up-and-seasons at UW, the young guard is beginning to find a rhythm with the Bobcats.

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle, a Marysville Pilchuck graduate. (Andrew Pedersen/Montana State Athletics)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Orlondo Steinauer arrives for practice in Hamilton, Ontario, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. Tiger-Cats tak on the  Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 108th CFL Grey Cup football game on Sunday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Community roundup: Lynnwood grad joining UW football staff?

Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach Orlondo Steinauer responds to rumors he will become the Huskies’ defensive coordinator.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Orlondo Steinauer arrives for practice in Hamilton, Ontario, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. Tiger-Cats tak on the  Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 108th CFL Grey Cup football game on Sunday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger takes a shot during the game against the Tri-City Americans on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Trio of Silvertips heading to World Juniors

Everett is tasked with navigating its upcoming slate without Olen Zellweger, Ronan Seeley and Michal Gut.

Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger takes a shot during the game against the Tri-City Americans on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (20) carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

Grading the Seattle Seahawks 33-13 win over the Houston Texans

Seattle’s offense was at its best and the defense delivered a strong performance after a slow start.

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (20) carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)
Defenseman Tarin Smith of the Saskatoon Blazers U18 team was selected by the Everett Silvertips in the first round of the WHL draft on Thursday. (Photo provided by Everett Silvertips)

Silvertips build for the future in pair of drafts

Capsules of Everett’s picks from this week’s U.S. priority and WHL drafts.

Defenseman Tarin Smith of the Saskatoon Blazers U18 team was selected by the Everett Silvertips in the first round of the WHL draft on Thursday. (Photo provided by Everett Silvertips)
Western Washington pin hitter Gabby Gunterman, a Lake Stevens graduate. (Western Washington University photo)

Community sports: Gunterman leads WWU volleyball to final 8

Plus, former local standouts earn athlete of the week honors and Edmonds College posts coaching openings.

Western Washington pin hitter Gabby Gunterman, a Lake Stevens graduate. (Western Washington University photo)
Jackson Berezowski

Silvertips remain confident after up-and-down week

Everett experienced dramatic highs and lows while splitting four games. Coach Dennis Williams isn’t concerned.

Jackson Berezowski
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, left, makes a catch for a touchdown ahead of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Josh Norman, right, during the second half of an NFL football game at Lumen Field, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Grading the Seattle Seahawks’ 30-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers

Seattle’s defense and special teams shined as it finally got back in the win column.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, left, makes a catch for a touchdown ahead of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Josh Norman, right, during the second half of an NFL football game at Lumen Field, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Lake Stevens' Kolton Matson halts his scramble with Graham Kapowsin's Jalen Davenport closing during the 4A State Championship game Saturday evening at Mt.Tahoma High School in Tacoma on December 4, 2021. The Viking lost 44-7. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Patterson: Future is bright for Lake Stevens despite title game loss

The Vikings suffered a humbling loss, but many players will be back from their talented squad.

Lake Stevens' Kolton Matson halts his scramble with Graham Kapowsin's Jalen Davenport closing during the 4A State Championship game Saturday evening at Mt.Tahoma High School in Tacoma on December 4, 2021. The Viking lost 44-7. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The 1991 Cascade High School football team. (Photo provided by the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame)

‘A ragtag group’: Reliving Cascade’s state football title in 1991

Players and coaches remember the last Snohomish County team to win a title in the state’s largest classification.

The 1991 Cascade High School football team. (Photo provided by the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame)
Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger takes a shot during the game against the Tr-City Americans on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Silvertips notebook: Two summoned by Hockey Canada

Olen Zellweger and Ronan Seeley will take part in Canada’s 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship selection camp.

Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger takes a shot during the game against the Tr-City Americans on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) scores on a two-point conversion against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Grading the Seattle Seahawks’ 17-15 loss to Washington

It’s more of the same as the Seahawks continue to suffer from the same problems.

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) scores on a two-point conversion against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
North Carolina's Mason Phillips (top), a Stanwood High School alum, claimed the 149-pound championship at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open held Nov. 14 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Blake Clifton/UNC Athletics)

Community roundup: Stanwood grad wins title at Wolfpack Open

Plus, volleyball standouts earn all-conference nods, a former area girls hoops star helps end a long losing skid and more.

North Carolina's Mason Phillips (top), a Stanwood High School alum, claimed the 149-pound championship at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open held Nov. 14 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Blake Clifton/UNC Athletics)
Everett Silvertips players huddle together during a game against Kamloops on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski/Everett Silvertips)

Patterson: Tips appear to be legit contenders in top-heavy WHL

Everett proved itself in a tight 3-2 loss to Kamloops, but a few moves could help shore things up.

Everett Silvertips players huddle together during a game against Kamloops on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski/Everett Silvertips)
Silvertips forward Alex Swetlikoff (90) battles for the loose puck during a game against Kamloops on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski / Everett Silvertips)

Blazers hand Silvertips 1st regulation loss of season

Kamloops earns a 3-2 win in a battle of Western Conference powers at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Silvertips forward Alex Swetlikoff (90) battles for the loose puck during a game against Kamloops on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski / Everett Silvertips)
Eastern Washington wide receiver Efton Chism III, a Monroe High School graduate. (Photo provided by Eastern Washington University)

Former local standouts hope to lead Eastern to national title

With Efton Chism III, Josh Jerome and Anthany Smith helping lead the way, the Eagles begin their quest for a crown.

Eastern Washington wide receiver Efton Chism III, a Monroe High School graduate. (Photo provided by Eastern Washington University)