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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.

 

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.

 

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)
Glacier Peak High pitcher Makayla Miller on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

April Athlete of the Month: Glacier Peak’s Makayla Miller

The Grizzlies’ two-way standout tossed a shutout and hit a walk-off home run in the same game.

Glacier Peak High pitcher Makayla Miller on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lakewood High School. (Lakewood School District)

Alleged racist remarks at basketball game to be investigated

A law firm will look into what transpired at a girls game between Lakewood and Mariner high schools.

Lakewood High School. (Lakewood School District)
Six teams in Wesco finished with at least 10 wins in the abbreviated 2021 high school softball season. (Herald file)

Prep softball recap: Plenty of memories made

A look back at the highlights and top teams from the five-week high school softball season.

Six teams in Wesco finished with at least 10 wins in the abbreviated 2021 high school softball season. (Herald file)
Jackson's Ryan Contreras is welcomed by teammate Dominic Hellman after Contreras' home run Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep baseball recap: 2020 season was short, but sweet

A look back at the highlights and top teams from the five-week high school baseball season.

Jackson's Ryan Contreras is welcomed by teammate Dominic Hellman after Contreras' home run Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jim Adams

Adams’ legacy: A Snohomish coaching tree’s bountiful branches

Longtime high school basketball coach Jim Adams died at age 81. Many players he mentored went on to coach.

Jim Adams
Glacier Peak junior Chloe Seelhoff scored 12 goals and had seven assists for the Grizzlies during their shortened nine-game schedule. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Chloe Seelhoff

The Glacier Peak junior and University of Washington commit scored 12 goals in nine games.

Glacier Peak junior Chloe Seelhoff scored 12 goals and had seven assists for the Grizzlies during their shortened nine-game schedule. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Madison Nguyen, a junior, is an outside hitter for the Archbishop Murphy High vollleyballl team. Shot on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

March Athlete of the Month winner: Murphy’s Madison Nguyen

The Archbishop Murphy junior received the most votes from our readers for the month of March.

Madison Nguyen, a junior, is an outside hitter for the Archbishop Murphy High vollleyballl team. Shot on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jackson's Amanda Wingert connects with a pitch during a game against Everett on Thursday afternoon at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek on April 8, 2021. The Timberwolves won 14-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Return of spring sports brings excitement, challenges

Teams in Wesco played their first games since 2019 this week after last season was canceled.

Jackson's Amanda Wingert connects with a pitch during a game against Everett on Thursday afternoon at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek on April 8, 2021. The Timberwolves won 14-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Kendall Bensen competes in the 100 yard back stroke finishing sixth Saturday evening during the 3A Girls Swim & Dive Championship at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on November 16, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Local girls swimmers, divers earn All-Wesco marks

The league held a virtual meet to honor athletes from its Class 4A, 3A North and 3A South divisions.

Snohomish's Kendall Bensen competes in the 100 yard back stroke finishing sixth Saturday evening during the 3A Girls Swim & Dive Championship at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on November 16, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens High host Snohomish High Thursday night in Lake Stevens on March 25, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets 25-20, 25-22 and 25-20. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Top girls soccer, volleyball teams in area this season

These teams stood out the most during the abbreviated fall sports season.

Lake Stevens High host Snohomish High Thursday night in Lake Stevens on March 25, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets 25-20, 25-22 and 25-20. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington forward RaeQuan Battle (21) brings the ball up court as Utah guard Rylan Jones (15) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Former MP hoops star Battle enters NCAA transfer portal

The Tulalip native struggled to get on the court during his sophomore season at UW.

Washington forward RaeQuan Battle (21) brings the ball up court as Utah guard Rylan Jones (15) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Shorecrest’s Mia Sanchez, top, and Elle Howson take off from the blocks as the girls swim team practices at a four-lane outdoor pool at Sheridan Beach Community Club on Tuesday in Lake Forest Park . The Shoreline Pool closed down when COVID hit and left the Shoreline School District without an indoor facility to practice at. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Area girls swimmers and divers persevere through obstacles

The student-athletes have stayed positive despite numerous changes brought on by the pandemic.

Shorecrest’s Mia Sanchez, top, and Elle Howson take off from the blocks as the girls swim team practices at a four-lane outdoor pool at Sheridan Beach Community Club on Tuesday in Lake Forest Park . The Shoreline Pool closed down when COVID hit and left the Shoreline School District without an indoor facility to practice at. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Michelle Fast, left, Ellie Behn wave to incoming cars Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Princesses, superheroes unite to aid a Lake Stevens family

The community came together for Bethany, Jon and Madelynn Erickson, “a family that needed love and support.”

Michelle Fast, left, Ellie Behn wave to incoming cars Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish fans cheer Friday evening at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on October 25, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Local high school ADs, Silvertips still evaluating attendance

While new spectator guidelines were announced, local schools and organizations still have work to do.

Snohomish fans cheer Friday evening at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on October 25, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens Ethan Hoglund Tuesday afternoon at Cavalero Mid-High School on March 2, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep boys tennis preview: Pair not fretting missed opportunity

Lake Stevens’ Ethan Hoglund and GP’s Dario Ristovski have had their state-title chance taken away twice.

Lake Stevens Ethan Hoglund Tuesday afternoon at Cavalero Mid-High School on March 2, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Volleyball players in Wesco took the court for competition this week for the first time in the over 15 months. (Herald file photos)

Prep volleyball season preview

Local teams, players and games to watch this season.

Volleyball players in Wesco took the court for competition this week for the first time in the over 15 months. (Herald file photos)