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Justin Albee (left) crashes with Lukas Ramos during practice Wednesday afternoon at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville on August 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Wesco 3A North football preview: MP ‘hungry’ to take next step

After tough losses derailed their playoff hopes last year, the Tomahawks are ready to show they belong.

Justin Albee (left) crashes with Lukas Ramos during practice Wednesday afternoon at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville on August 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

North Sound football preview: Coaches poll and storylines

King’s and Cedar Park Christian appear to be the team’s to beat

North Sound Conference preview: Coaching carousel

Athletic directors find common themes as to why there’s a high turnover of coaches in smaller schools.

North Sound Conference football preview: Team capsules

The key players and outlooks for the conference’s six teams.

Coupeville to play independent football schedule this season

The school cites expected low turnout and concerns over size disparity as the reasons for the decision.

Muhammad Barrow (left) gets a handoff from Jackson Cole during practice Thursday afternoon at Mariner High School in Everett on August 22, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep football: Mariner wants ‘to be mean’

A talented trio on offense hopes to help the Marauders end their brief postseason hiatus.

Muhammad Barrow (left) gets a handoff from Jackson Cole during practice Thursday afternoon at Mariner High School in Everett on August 22, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Felix tosses 2 scoreless innings in AquaSox’s win

The former AL Cy Young Award winner was perfect in his brief rehab appearance in Everett.

Number of top football recruits set to hit field at Lakewood

The Cougars host their annual 7-on-7 tournament Saturday featuring both local and non-local squads.

Former Meadowdale QB’s college has ended its football program

Drew Tingstad made the best of his final season at Humboldt State. Now he’s off to Western Oregon.

Mill Creek LL softball team headed back to West Regional

The 11 and 12-year-olds will represent the State of Washington for the 3rd time in the past 4 years.

11 area players named to all-state softball teams

Jackson’s de Jesus named 4A Player of the Year; ‘Wolves Peacocke is the 4A Coach of the Year

Monroe’s Chism III commits to play football at EWU

The 5-foot-11 receiver was an All-Area 1st-team selection and a 3-star prospect according to 247Sports.

A way-too-early look at the prep football season: Weeks 3-4

Arlington looks for its 10th straight Stilly Cup and a big Edmonds School District clash.

Podcast: Monore WR Chism talks EWU football commitment

Efton Chism III gave his verbal pledge to play football at Eastern Washington University.

A way-too-early look at the prep football season: Weeks 1-2

Two nonconference clashes involving Lake Stevens are highlighted by plenty of Division-I talent.

The Herald’s 2019 Boys Athlete of the Year: Kody Newman

The youngest member of an athletically gifted family was a three-sport standout for the Falcons

Readers’ Choice 2019 Girls Athlete of the Year: Claire Doud

The Archbishop Murphy volleyball standout was the top online vote-getter.