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Caden Kaasa, the 2022 Boys Soccer Player of the Year, stands on his home turf Friday, June 24, 2022, at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Caden Kaasa

The Monroe senior scored a school-record 29 goals and led the Bearcats to a third-place finish at state.

 

The Everett Merchants’ Cole Cramer, from Arlington, grounds the ball to the left side during a game against the Seattle Blackfins on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Summers in Everett means Merchants baseball

The summer baseball team is back in action for its 48th season under coach Harold Pyatte.

 

The Lake Stevens boys 4x400 relay team huddle up after finishing first in their race, securing an overall state title Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens captures 4A boys track and field state title

Led by sweeps in the two relay races, the Vikings finish atop the team standings to claim the state championship.

 

Arlington’s Parker Duskin throws up a hand after defeating the competition in the 3A boys 300 hurdles Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State track notebook: Arlington boys take 2nd; local individuals win titles

Arlington places 2nd in the 3A boys team standings and a handful of local athletes claim individual state championships.

Arlington’s Parker Duskin throws up a hand after defeating the competition in the 3A boys 300 hurdles Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Sean Martelles dives across the finish line at the end of the 4A 110 Meter Hurdles during the state track and field championships on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State track and field: Day 2 notebook

A trio of local hurdlers earn second-place medals

Lake Stevens’ Sean Martelles dives across the finish line at the end of the 4A 110 Meter Hurdles during the state track and field championships on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Aiden Emerson, center, finishes second behind Bishop Blanchet’s William Schneider in the 3A 1600 Thursday evening at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington on May 26, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State track and field: Day 1 notebook

A trio of locals finish with high marks in their respective events and classifications.

Arlington’s Aiden Emerson, center, finishes second behind Bishop Blanchet’s William Schneider in the 3A 1600 Thursday evening at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington on May 26, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Meadowdale’s Tresley Love grimaces as she leans across the finish line for a photo finish with Sehome’s Jayda Darroch during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State track and field preview: A look at highly-ranked local athletes

A list of every local state qualifier with a top-five time or mark in their classification.

Meadowdale’s Tresley Love grimaces as she leans across the finish line for a photo finish with Sehome’s Jayda Darroch during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sisters Kiana and Malia Schroeder, who will be representing Lakewood High School at state, stand back to back in front of their school Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Sisters lead charge for rising Lakewood girls golf team

State-bound Cougars Kiana and Malia Schroeder make up a strong 1-2 punch for the Northwest Conference champions.

Sisters Kiana and Malia Schroeder, who will be representing Lakewood High School at state, stand back to back in front of their school Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Cascade’s Abby Surowiec drives the ball against Arlington Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a Class 3A District 1 matchup at the Phill Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Miraculous comeback: Cascade seals state berth with walk-off grand slam

Ashlyee Bloch hits the game-winner as the Bruins rally from a 10-run deficit to beat Arlington.

Cascade’s Abby Surowiec drives the ball against Arlington Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a Class 3A District 1 matchup at the Phill Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Skyla Bristol watches the ball fly after getting a hit against Everett Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a Class 3A District 1 matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish softball clinches state berth with win over Everett

The Panthers prevail to beat the Seagulls 15-14 in a back-and-forth district semifinal.

Snohomish’s Skyla Bristol watches the ball fly after getting a hit against Everett Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a Class 3A District 1 matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Mason Goodson looks down to home plate while pitching against Meadowdale Saturday, May 14, 2022, during a 3A district matchup at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood baseball reaches state for just 3rd time in history

The Spartans beat Meadowdale 6-4 to clinch their first state berth since 1998.

Stanwood’s Mason Goodson looks down to home plate while pitching against Meadowdale Saturday, May 14, 2022, during a 3A district matchup at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Terrace routs Mt. Vernon to reach state baseball tournament

The Hawks win 11-1 in five innings in a winner-to-state, loser-out 3A District 1 Tournament game.

Monroe's Rafael Garnica goes up for a header during a game March 18 in Arlington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Culture shift leads to big turnaround for Monroe boys soccer

After many years of losing, the Bearcats are hoping to earn the program’s first state berth in 20 years.

Monroe's Rafael Garnica goes up for a header during a game March 18 in Arlington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Jordin Lee puts his body behind a throw to home against Archbishop Murphy Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood tops Murphy to clinch first league title since 1998

The red-hot Spartans close the regular season with 6 straight wins and a milestone achievement.

Stanwood’s Jordin Lee puts his body behind a throw to home against Archbishop Murphy Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Tyler Rusko catches a ground ball while Monroe’s Kody Edelbrock slides into second base during the game on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe rides big 5th inning to key win over Arlington

The Bearcats beat the Eagles 11-6 to move into a three-way tie for second place in the crowded Wesco 3A/2A North standings.

Arlington’s Tyler Rusko catches a ground ball while Monroe’s Kody Edelbrock slides into second base during the game on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Mason Divinney delivers a pitch against Kamiak Friday, April 15, 2022, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Glacier Peak tops Kamiak in Wesco 4A rubber match

The Grizzlies earn a key win, 8-4, in the third game of the week between the two teams.

Glacier Peak’s Mason Divinney delivers a pitch against Kamiak Friday, April 15, 2022, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett attempts over Arlington defense Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

February Athlete of the Month: Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett

The 6-foot-4 junior was a force on offense and defense for a Spartans team that reached the final day of the Hardwood Classic.

Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett attempts over Arlington defense Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Kale Hammer pitches against Marysville-Getchell at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on April 7, 2022.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hammer has been nails this season for Snohomish baseball

Panthers junior Kale Hammer has a 0.00 ERA through five starts and is striking out nearly two batters an inning.

Kale Hammer pitches against Marysville-Getchell at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on April 7, 2022.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bobby Siebers, senior at Glacier Peak, is The Daily Herald’s Player of the Year (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

2021-22 Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Bobby Siebers

The Glacier Peak senior was a prolific scorer this past season, but also not afraid to do the dirty work on the court.

Bobby Siebers, senior at Glacier Peak, is The Daily Herald’s Player of the Year (Kevin Clark / The Herald)