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Arlington's Jack Sheward is hit in the leg as O'Dea's David Sessoms slides in for the tying run as Arlington lost 7-6 to O'Dea in a 3A baseball state regional game at Sherman Anderson Field on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Mount Vernon, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WIAA releases more season plans, local schedules to differ

The WIAA announced dates for Seasons 2 and 3. Wesco, Emerald Sound and others have their own plans.

 

Lakewood's Landen Pruitt runs the ball during the 2A State playoff game against Sequim on Friday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

WIAA announces another change to prep sports schedule

The announcement comes after new plans from the governor. Wesco is still submitting its own proposal.

 

The Everett football team plays a 1914 game at Athletic Field in Everett. (Everett Public Library Northwest History Room)

They were the kings of prep football 100 years ago

Everett High School won a national championship on New Year’s Day 1921, capping a dominant decade.

 

Arlington’s Cade Younger is tackled by Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kyle Nyblod during the game on Oct. 25, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wesco athletic directors unveil new plan for prep sports

The new proposal includes a three-season, Wesco-only schedule with competitions beginning March 1.

Arlington’s Cade Younger is tackled by Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kyle Nyblod during the game on Oct. 25, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Josh McCarron, junior at Archbishop Murphy High is The Herald Defensive Player of the Year.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Murphy’s McCarron will have ‘dream come true’ on signing day

The standout senior is set to sign his National Letter of Intent with Virigina football Wednesday.

Josh McCarron, junior at Archbishop Murphy High is The Herald Defensive Player of the Year.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Maddie McMahon attempts a layup during the game against Bethel at the 3A Girls Hardwood Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

WIAA makes no decision on start, will meet again in January

Jan. 4, 11 and 18 will serve as the three checkpoint dates to update the status of a return to play.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Maddie McMahon attempts a layup during the game against Bethel at the 3A Girls Hardwood Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

Marysville Getchell’s Knight switches commitment to UCLA

The state’s top-ranked baseball player for the class of 2021 originally committed to Oregon State.

Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)
Marysville-Getchell's Malakhi Knight leads a fast break against Wilson Wednesday morning at the Tacoma Dome on March 4, 2020. Marysville-Gethchell lost to Wilson 73-52. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

Marysville-Getchell's Malakhi Knight leads a fast break against Wilson Wednesday morning at the Tacoma Dome on March 4, 2020. Marysville-Gethchell lost to Wilson 73-52. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Fatoumata Jaiteh (right) works the post with Maia Austvold defending during practice Thursday afternoon at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on February 20, 2019.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Local athletes discuss being recruited during a pandemic

As the signing period opens, college hopefuls have dealt with a recruitment unlike any other.

Fatoumata Jaiteh (right) works the post with Maia Austvold defending during practice Thursday afternoon at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on February 20, 2019.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mariner's Henry Avra is fouled by Glacier Peak’s Brayden Quantrille while going for a basket. Mariner lost to Glacier Peak 90-87 in double overtime in a boys' basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

New guidelines released for return of prep sports

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

Mariner's Henry Avra is fouled by Glacier Peak’s Brayden Quantrille while going for a basket. Mariner lost to Glacier Peak 90-87 in double overtime in a boys' basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Gilszmer brothers commit to Division-I swim programs

Kamiak’s Gilszmer brothers commit to Division-I swim programs

Vlad verbally commits to Cornell and Slava verbally commits to UC San Diego.

Kamiak’s Gilszmer brothers commit to Division-I swim programs
Longtime Snohomish, GP distance-running coach Parker retires

Longtime Snohomish, GP distance-running coach Parker retires

Dan Parker-led teams captured a total of 11 state titles during an impressive 32-year coaching career.

Longtime Snohomish, GP distance-running coach Parker retires
Emerald Sound Conference opts to start play during Season 2

Emerald Sound Conference opts to start play during Season 2

The 14-team league will make its debut in Season 2 with basketball and wrestling.

Emerald Sound Conference opts to start play during Season 2
Wesco schools opt to delay start of prep sports until Season 2

Wesco schools opt to delay start of prep sports until Season 2

The 21 schools in conference won’t participate in any of the WIAA’s alternative seasons in the fall.

Wesco schools opt to delay start of prep sports until Season 2
Prep notebook: Local swimmers, divers named All-Americans

Prep notebook: Local swimmers, divers named All-Americans

Several locals earned national honors; Pair of coaches step down at Snohomish High School.

Prep notebook: Local swimmers, divers named All-Americans
Meadowdale softball player Kate Houghton

Meadowdale softball player Kate Houghton

The standout pitcher will play college softball at Central Connecticut State University.

Meadowdale softball player Kate Houghton
Prep notebook: Kamiak hires new boys wrestling coach
Prep notebook: Kamiak hires new boys wrestling coach
Prep notebook: Lynnwood hires new girls basketball coach

Prep notebook: Lynnwood hires new girls basketball coach

Eddie McFerrin will lead the Royals; ESD honors student-athletes; King’s star picks up an offer from UW.

Prep notebook: Lynnwood hires new girls basketball coach
Sultan High soccer striker Diego Hernandez on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Sultan, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Sultan High soccer striker Diego Hernandez on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Sultan, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett School District names prep athletes of the year

Everett School District names prep athletes of the year

Everett’s Jayden White and Cascade’s Katie Nelson were honored in a virtual ceremony Thursday night.

Everett School District names prep athletes of the year