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Arlington’s Leyton Martin looks for an open teammate to pass to during the 3A boys district championship game against Mountlake Terrace on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington boys top Mountlake Terrace for 3A district title

Leyton Martin scores 18 fourth-quarter points and makes key defensive stops late in the Eagles’ 61-53 win.

 

The Snohomish girls wrestling team poses for a photo after winning a share of the regional championship after the Class 3A/4A Girls Region 1 Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington.

Snohomish girls claim share of regional wrestling title

The Panthers tie Oak Harbor behind three individual champions and three more top-six placers.

 

Lake Stevens quarterback Kolton Matson keeps it himself for a long first half run against Graham-Kapowsin during the WIAA 4A Football State Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens’ Matson named Gatorade Washington Football Player of the Year

The junior quarterback tossed a program-record 49 TD passes while leading the Vikings to a 2nd straight Class 4A state title.

Lake Stevens quarterback Kolton Matson keeps it himself for a long first half run against Graham-Kapowsin during the WIAA 4A Football State Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens girls surge past Kamiak with 4th-quarter rally

Nisa Ellis pours in a game-high 34 points and scores the deciding bucket in the Vikings’ 62-60 victory.

Graham-Kapowsin’s Daveon Superales keeps the ball on a quarterback run during the 4A semifinal against Lake Stevens on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4A state championship capsule: Lake Stevens vs. Graham-Kapowsin

A by-the-numbers look at Saturday’s state title game, plus game picks from our experts and readers.

Graham-Kapowsin’s Daveon Superales keeps the ball on a quarterback run during the 4A semifinal against Lake Stevens on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Talha Rai (18) moves with the ball during a football game between Lake Stevens and Woodinville at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 41-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Talha Rai (18) moves with the ball during a football game between Lake Stevens and Woodinville at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 41-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Stevie Balderas (81) is tackled during the Arlington and Bellevue Class 3A state quarterfinal game at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Arlington lost, 35-17. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Arlington’s unbeaten run ends in state quarterfinals vs. Bellevue

The Eagles find no answers for the Wolverines’ punishing rushing attack in a 35-17 loss.

Arlington’s Stevie Balderas (81) is tackled during the Arlington and Bellevue Class 3A state quarterfinal game at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Arlington lost, 35-17. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington senior defender Bookie Cramer comes up with a fumble recovery against Ridgeline during a playoff matchup Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

3A state quarterfinal capsule: Arlington vs. Bellevue

The Eagles host the Wolverines with a state semifinal berth up for grabs.

Arlington senior defender Bookie Cramer comes up with a fumble recovery against Ridgeline during a playoff matchup Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Marysville-Pilchuck head wrestling coach Craig Iversen, center, cheers on his team during a nonconference meet against Arlington High School on Dec. 12.
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Marysville-Pilchuck head wrestling coach Craig Iversen, center, cheers on his team during a nonconference meet against Arlington High School on Dec. 12.
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A gang of Lake Stevens defenders stop Xe'Ree Alexander against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4A state quarterfinal capsule: Lake Stevens vs. Kennedy Catholic

The Vikings host the Lancers in a rematch of last year’s state championship game.

A gang of Lake Stevens defenders stop Xe'Ree Alexander against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Arlington players celebrate Chase Deberry’s fist quarter touchdown against Ridgeline during a playoff matchup Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington beats Ridgeline, earns 1st win at state in 18 years

Leyton Martin accounts for five touchdowns and Arlington’s defense forces six turnovers in a 35-13 victory.

Arlington players celebrate Chase Deberry’s fist quarter touchdown against Ridgeline during a playoff matchup Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Scene of the 4A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on November 11, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State swim roundup: GP, Murphy divers capture titles

Glacier Peak’s Addison Farman wins the Class 4A state crown. Archbishop Murphy’s Samantha Mandeville secures the 2A/1A championship.

Scene of the 4A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on November 11, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville Pilchuck senior Kenai Sinaphet tries to get around the edge on a handoff against Arlington on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

An in-depth look at every state football game with local teams

Six teams from the area remain standing as the state playoffs begin.

Marysville Pilchuck senior Kenai Sinaphet tries to get around the edge on a handoff against Arlington on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Nooksack Valley’s Colton Lentz (9) runs with the ball during a game between Granite Falls and Nooksack Valley at Granite Falls High School in Granite Falls, Washington on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. Nooksack Valley won, 56-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Granite Falls’ bid for state berth crushed by Nooksack Valley

The Tigers fall 56-0 to the Pioneers in a winner-to-state bi-district crossover games.

Nooksack Valley’s Colton Lentz (9) runs with the ball during a game between Granite Falls and Nooksack Valley at Granite Falls High School in Granite Falls, Washington on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. Nooksack Valley won, 56-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Çhrisvin Bonshe (1) finds space while running with the ball against Snohomish on Sept. 1, 2023, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)

10 games to watch during Week 10 of the prep football season

An in-depth look at every winner-to-state contest featuring local teams.

Glacier Peak's Çhrisvin Bonshe (1) finds space while running with the ball against Snohomish on Sept. 1, 2023, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
Arlington junior Jake Willis takes a kickoff for a long return against Monroe on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prep football power rankings after Week 9

There’s a bit of a shake up in the final edition of the rankings.

Arlington junior Jake Willis takes a kickoff for a long return against Monroe on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington junior quarterback Leyton Martin slips one last tackle on a long touchdown run against Monroe on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Unbeaten Arlington blows by Monroe in Wesco 3A championship game

Leyton Martin backs a strong defensive effort with four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 45-18 victory.

Arlington junior quarterback Leyton Martin slips one last tackle on a long touchdown run against Monroe on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kings freshman running back Garrett Hagen tries to cut through the line on a handoff against Granite Falls on Friday, Oct. 19, 2023, at Granite Falls High School in Granite Falls, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prep football power rankings after Week 8

The top seven remain unchanged, but a new team breaks in at the No. 8 spot.

Kings freshman running back Garrett Hagen tries to cut through the line on a handoff against Granite Falls on Friday, Oct. 19, 2023, at Granite Falls High School in Granite Falls, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)