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Marysville-Pilchuck's Jordan Velasquez escapes a tackle to run the ball in for a touchdown during the annual Berry Bowl against Marysville Getchell on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

MP steamrolls to 10th straight Berry Bowl victory over MG

The Tomahawks score on the first play of the game and never look back in a 63-13 win over the Chargers.

 

Glacier Peak's Caden Skibiel rushes Thursday evening at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell on September 16, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak routs powerhouse Woodinville in statement win

The Grizzlies ride a stellar running game and four turnovers on defense to a 49-7 victory.

 

Arlington's Levi Younger holds up two fingers as he runs the ball into the end zone for his second touchdown of the night during the game against Oak Harbor on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Talented weapons lead Arlington to blowout win over Oak Harbor

Trent Nobach throws six TDs in the first half and Levi Younger scores three total TDs in a 54-0 win.

 

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Meadowdale's Jayden Jackson breaks a tackle during a game against Edmonds-Woodway at Edmonds Stadium on Friday, Oct. 6.

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Lynnwood, Meadowdale football games canceled due to COVID-19

One person from each program tested positive. Both teams plan to return to the field next week.

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Meadowdale's Jayden Jackson breaks a tackle during a game against Edmonds-Woodway at Edmonds Stadium on Friday, Oct. 6.

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The annual Battle of Broadway between Everett High and Cascade High at Everett Memorial Stadium Friday night on March 19, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cascade, Everett look foward to ‘competitive’ football seasons

The Bruins and Seagulls are among three Wesco teams playing independent schedules this fall.

The annual Battle of Broadway between Everett High and Cascade High at Everett Memorial Stadium Friday night on March 19, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Lakewood Cougars defeated the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats 32-21 at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Lakewood Cougars defeated the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats 32-21 at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Justice Taylor during practice Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School in Arlington on August 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lakewood quarterback follows in footsteps of older brother

Senior Justice Taylor, like his brother, Jared, hopes to lead the Cougars to the state playoffs.

Justice Taylor during practice Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School in Arlington on August 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway's Ryan Fahey celebrates a touchdown with Isaac Wicks during the game on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wesco 3A South high school football preview

The coaches poll, the favorite, the contenders, 3 things to know, players to watch and games to watch.

Edmonds-Woodway's Ryan Fahey celebrates a touchdown with Isaac Wicks during the game on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Monroe football team defense runs through drills during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe eyes elusive league title after move to Wesco 3A South

The Bearcats finished runner-up to Lake Stevens in Wesco 4A four times from 2014-19.

The Monroe football team defense runs through drills during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

COVID-related issues cause Lakewood’s Week 1 opponent to cancel

The Cougars now host North Creek after Steilacoom was forced to pull out of a highly anticipated clash.

Cascade's Amir Andrews celebrates his touchdown during the game against Kamiak on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Who plays where? Re-setting the prep sports landscape

A look at how local high school sports leagues will look this year as athletics are set to return.

Cascade's Amir Andrews celebrates his touchdown during the game against Kamiak on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Adam Troxel celebrates a fumble recovery with teammate Jackson Hawkins at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on March 12, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Masks off — sort of: State updates school sports guidelines

Vaccinated student-athletes won’t be required to wear masks while participating in games or practices.

Glacier Peak's Adam Troxel celebrates a fumble recovery with teammate Jackson Hawkins at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on March 12, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Giselle Dogan of Jackson High School is The Athlete of the Month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

May/June Athlete of the Month: Giselle Dogan

The freshman point guard poured in 19 points to help her team win its final game of the season.

Giselle Dogan of Jackson High School is The Athlete of the Month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lakewood’s Jakobus Seth during practice on Aug. 28, 2019, at Lakewood High School. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

Lakewood football standout gives verbal commitment to WSU

Jakobus Seth, the county’s top recruit in the class of 2022, will play left tackle for the Cougars.

Lakewood’s Jakobus Seth during practice on Aug. 28, 2019, at Lakewood High School. (Katie Webber / The Herald)
Aaliyah Collins, Glacier Peak senior, averaged 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals in the Grizzles undefeated 9-0 season. Collins will attend Chicago State University in the fall and is The Herald's girl basketball Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aaliyah Collins, Glacier Peak senior, averaged 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals in the Grizzles undefeated 9-0 season. Collins will attend Chicago State University in the fall and is The Herald's girl basketball Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Maya Erling drives with Snohomish's Kyra Beckman defending Friday evening at Snohomish High in Snohomish on May 28, 2021. The Grizzles won 59-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Girls basketball season review: GP seniors cap superb run

The Grizzlies went 9-0 this past season and the class of 2021 finished with a 55-9 overall record.

Glacier Peak's Maya Erling drives with Snohomish's Kyra Beckman defending Friday evening at Snohomish High in Snohomish on May 28, 2021. The Grizzles won 59-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boys basketball season review: Mariner dominates Wesco

The Marauders were a force on offense and defense on their way to a perfect record this past season.

Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Report: Racial comments targeted Mariner basketball players

Investigators found Lakewood fans’ behavior created a “racially charged” situation during tense May contest.

The Lakewood Cougars defeated the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats 32-21 at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Archbishop Murphy promotes DC to head coaching position

Josh Jansen, a Kamiak High School graduate, spent the past six seasons leading the Wildcats’ defense.

The Lakewood Cougars defeated the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats 32-21 at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shorewood running back Robert Banks runs the ball during football practice on Sept. 19, 2018 in Shoreline, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Shorewood hires new head football coach

Rob Petschl returns for his second stint as the Thunderbirds’ leader.

Shorewood running back Robert Banks runs the ball during football practice on Sept. 19, 2018 in Shoreline, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)