The Washington Wolfpack logo is revealed for Everett’s new AFL team on Oct. 26, 2023, at Tony V’s Garage in Everett. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

The Washington Wolfpack logo is revealed for Everett’s new AFL team on Oct. 26, 2023, at Tony V’s Garage in Everett. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Community roundup: Everett AFL team has a date for its home opener

The Washington Wolfpack also signed a quarterback. Plus, updates on local NFL players, and more.

The Washington Wolfpack have a date for their home opener. They also have a quarterback.

Everett’s entry into the rebooted Arena Football League will play its first home game against the Billings Outlaws on Sunday May 5 at Angel of the Winds Arena. The start time is yet to be announced. Washington opens the season the previous weekend on the road against the Rapid City Marshals, with the date and time yet to be determined.

Washington’s roster is also up to 17 players, including quarterback Jacob Ta’ase, who was signed out of the Wolfpack’s local combine in November. Ta’ase is a 2015 graduate of Ballard High School who played at Central Washington University. Ta’ase has previous experience as an arena football quarterback.

The Wolfpack are hoping to fill the remainder of their roster and coaching staff in the coming weeks. Information about purchasing tickets is also expected to be announced soon.

Gaskin, Arias signed to NFL futures contracts

Snohomish County natives Myles Gaskin and Daniel Arias will be spending the offseason with NFL teams after being signed to futures contracts this week.

Gaskin, a Lynnwood native who graduated from O’Dea High School, signed with the Minnesota Vikings. The running back, who has 1,355 career rushing yards and 101 career receptions, spent the past season bouncing between the Vikings, Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams, appearing in three games on special teams. He ended the season on Minnesota’s practice squad.

Arias, a Jackson High School graduate, signed with the Arizona Cardinals. The undrafted rookie receiver spent time on the Cardinals’ and Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squads this season. He was a free agent when the season ended.

Futures contracts are given to players who are not on the 53-man roster when the season concludes. These players become part of the team’s 90-man offseason roster when the new league season begins on March 13.

Cienega attends prestigious national wrestling camp

Everett High School sophomore Mia Cienega, one of the top girl wrestlers in the area, spent last week at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, attending a USA Wrestling developmental camp.

Cienega spent five days training with USA Wrestling’s women’s wrestling director Geneva Gray and the rest of the national team staff. Cienega was invited to the camp based on her achievements last summer, when she finished as the national 200-pound runner-up at the 2023 U.S. Marine Corps 16U Women’s Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota.

Globetrotters coming to Everett on Jan. 28

The Harlem Globetrotters exhibition basketball team returns to Everett for its annual stop at Angel of the Winds Arena on Sunday, Jan. 28. The athletic and comedic spectacle begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are available on the Angel of the Winds Arena website.

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