AquaSox's Julio Rodriguez runs the bases after hitting his  fifth home run in six games during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

AquaSox update: J-Rod, plenty others shine in 6-game sweep

Julio Rodriguez blasted 5 home runs in the series and Everett dominated Tri-City to improve to 10-2.

 

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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart in action during an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Ready to rise above

Ex- Silvertips star Carter Hart talks about loneliness, bouncing back from a difficult NHL season

 

AquaSox's Julio Rodriguez watches the ball after hitting his fifth home run in six games on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

J-Rod homers again, AquaSox win 8th straight in 20-3 rout

Julio Rodriguez homers for the 4th straight game and Everett steamrolls Tri-City for a six-game sweep.

AquaSox's Julio Rodriguez watches the ball after hitting his fifth home run in six games on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
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J-Rod homers for 3rd straight game, Frogs win 7th in a row

Julio Rodriguez hits home run No. 4 and Brandon Williamson strikes out eight in Everett’s 6-2 win.

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Julio Rodriguez during warm ups Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox phenom Rodriguez driven to bring M’s World Series title

The 20-year-old, who is regarded as baseball’s No. 3 prospect, is a central piece to Seattle’s future.

Julio Rodriguez during warm ups Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart drives to the hoop during the game against the Las Vegas Aces on Saturday, May 15, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Storm hang title banner, top Aces in opener in Everett

Breanna Stewart scores 28 points as Seattle opens defense of its WNBA title with a 97-83 victory.

Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart drives to the hoop during the game against the Las Vegas Aces on Saturday, May 15, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Winter prep sports roundup.

Prep results for Friday, May 14

Prep results for Friday, May 14: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BOYS SWIM & DIVE Wesco Monroe, Marysville Getchell at… Continue reading

Winter prep sports roundup.
Kamiak's Nayella George drives the lane with Edmonds-Woodway's Melanie Walsh defending Friday night at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on May 14, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak, E-W square off in girls hoops action

Local girls basketball teams hit the hardwood on Friday night to mark the end of Week 1.

Kamiak's Nayella George drives the lane with Edmonds-Woodway's Melanie Walsh defending Friday night at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on May 14, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Rodriguez, Kirby lead AquaSox to 6th straight win

The two young Mariners prospects shine in a 5-2 win over Tri-City.

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FILE - Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) gets between Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) and forward Cierra Burdick (11) during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's WNBA Finals in Bradenton, Fla., in this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, file photo. The WNBA will tip off its 25th season on Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Road to WNBA title still runs through Seattle

The new-look Storm, who play their entire home slate in Everett this season, are still the team to beat.

FILE - Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) gets between Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) and forward Cierra Burdick (11) during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's WNBA Finals in Bradenton, Fla., in this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, file photo. The WNBA will tip off its 25th season on Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Seattle Seahawks' Darrell Taylor looks on during an NFL football rookie minicamp Friday, May 14, 2021, at the team's training facility in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks looking at new role for Taylor in Year 2

Seattle’s 2nd-round pick in 2020, who missed all of last season, is learning SLB at rookie camp.

Seattle Seahawks' Darrell Taylor looks on during an NFL football rookie minicamp Friday, May 14, 2021, at the team's training facility in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Winter prep sports roundup.

Prep results for Thursday, May 13

Prep results for Thursday, May 13: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BOYS BASKETBALL Wesco Stanwood 88, Snohomish 49 STANWOOD —… Continue reading

Winter prep sports roundup.
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

J-Rod homers again, AquaSox pound Dust Devils

Everett hits three home runs and beats Tri-City 15-1 for its fifth straight win.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic watches his foul ball in his first major league at-bat, in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Seattle. Kelenic flied out on the at-bat. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kelenic, Gilbert debut, Mariners fall to Indians

The anticipated debuts are overshadowed as Cleveland’s Zach Plesac takes a no-hitter into the eighth.

Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic watches his foul ball in his first major league at-bat, in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Seattle. Kelenic flied out on the at-bat. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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)
Winter prep sports roundup.

Prep results for Wednesday, May 12

Prep results for Wednesday, May 12: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BOYS SWIM & DIVE Wesco Archbishop Murphy 107, Cascade… Continue reading

Winter prep sports roundup.
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)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox rally past Dust Devils in extra innings

Everett scores twice in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat Tri-City 6-5.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates after a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers with quarterback Geno Smith and linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Seahawks set for 5 more primetime games in 2021-22

Seattle return to the spotlight as the new 17-game NFL schedule is released.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates after a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers with quarterback Geno Smith and linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)