Shorecrest's Ben Silber (pictured) and Edmonds-Woodway's Paige Oliver finished second in the Mixed Doubles division at the Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament on July 22-25, 2021, at Snohomish High School. (Photo by Kristi Lin)

Community roundup: Locals claim doubles title at Summer Smash

Plus, Mariner hoops standout BJ Kolly signs with WWU, EvCC hires a new women’s soccer coach, and more.

Shorecrest's Ben Silber (pictured) and Edmonds-Woodway's Paige Oliver finished second in the Mixed Doubles division at the Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament on July 22-25, 2021, at Snohomish High School. (Photo by Kristi Lin)
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) eyes the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Kraken make splash to start free agency, ink goalie Grubauer

Seattle also adds forwards Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Wennberg on a busy opening day.

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) eyes the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Seattle Seahawks defensive players run on the field as fans watch NFL football practice Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seahawks hit the field as training camp begins

Jamal Adams, seeking a new contract, was a spectator on the first day of practice.

Seattle Seahawks defensive players run on the field as fans watch NFL football practice Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox open series against Emeralds with close win

Cade Marlowe drives in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in Everett’s 5-4 victory.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Kendall Graveman works against the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Denver. The Mariners won 6-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Mariners trade top reliever Graveman to rival Astros

Seattle receives infielder Abraham Toro and pitcher Joe Smith in return; Dipoto says more to come.

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Kendall Graveman works against the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Denver. The Mariners won 6-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
AquaSox's Patrick Frick is congratulated by his teammates after hitting home run during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

AquaSox weekly update: Sox stay hot; 4 more players promoted

First-place Everett won 5 of 6 over Vancouver and is sending 4 more players up to Double-A Arkansas.

AquaSox's Patrick Frick is congratulated by his teammates after hitting home run during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

Owen Riddle tops Summer Showdown field at Evergreen Speedway

Owen Riddle no longer has to play second fiddle in his family, at least as far as Summer Showdown is concerned. Riddle joined… Continue reading

Anaheim takes Tips’ Zellweger in second round

Olen Zellweger didn’t have to wait long Saturday morning to hear his name called. The Everett Silvertips defenseman was the second player selected on day… Continue reading

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AquaSox’s 6-game win streak snapped in 10th-inning loss

Everett walks in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th and falls 7-6 to Vancouver.

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Anchia belts 1st-inning grand slam, AquaSox win 6th straight

Jake Anchia’s 6 RBIs in the first 2 innings lead first-place Everett to an 8-3 win over Vancouver.

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Glacier Peak's Madison Rubino drives around Snohomish's Kaylin Beckman as Snohomish lost to Glacier Peak 50-39 in a non-league girls' basketball game on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Snohomish, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A list of local athletes set to play sports in college

The early signing period for all NCAA sports except football opened Nov. 11.

Glacier Peak's Madison Rubino drives around Snohomish's Kaylin Beckman as Snohomish lost to Glacier Peak 50-39 in a non-league girls' basketball game on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Snohomish, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - Ty Dillon during fist bumps with fans during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., in this Sunday, March 8, 2020, file photo. Ty Dillon landed a Daytona 500 ride with Gaunt Brothers Racing in a pairing of a driver and team both trying to rebuild in 2021. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

NASCAR’s Ty Dillon to race at Evergreen Speedway this weekend

Dillon, whose wife, Haley, is a Snohomish County native, will bring star power to the speedway’s Summer Showdown.

FILE - Ty Dillon during fist bumps with fans during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., in this Sunday, March 8, 2020, file photo. Ty Dillon landed a Daytona 500 ride with Gaunt Brothers Racing in a pairing of a driver and team both trying to rebuild in 2021. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Larsen homers twice, Sox beat Canadians for 5th straight win

Jack Larsen blasts 2 homers and the first-place AquaSox win 8-2 for their 21st victory in 27 games.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

WSU coach won’t attend Pac-12 event due to vaccine mandate

Nick Rolovich said that he didn’t receive the vaccine for “reasons which will remain private.”

Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox beat Canadians for 4th straight win

Stephen Kolek tosses 5 strong innings and Everett hits 3 triples in a 6-2 victory over Vancouver.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
New Seattle Kraken NHL hockey players, back row from left, Mark Giordano, Brandon Tanev, Jamie Oleksiak, Hadyn Fluery, Jordan Eberle and Chris Dreidger stand on stage with Kraken owners David Wright, front left, Jerry Bruckheimer, front center, and Andy Jassy, front second from right, and Kraken general manager Ron Francis, front right, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, after being introduced during the Kraken's expansion draft event in Seattle. Jassy is also president and CEO of Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken expansion draft showcases Seattle, lacks drama

With the choices leaked ahead of time, the focus was on the part on Lake Union.

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New Seattle Kraken NHL hockey players, back row from left, Mark Giordano, Brandon Tanev, Jamie Oleksiak, Hadyn Fluery, Jordan Eberle and Chris Dreidger stand on stage with Kraken owners David Wright, front left, Jerry Bruckheimer, front center, and Andy Jassy, front second from right, and Kraken general manager Ron Francis, front right, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, after being introduced during the Kraken's expansion draft event in Seattle. Jassy is also president and CEO of Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger takes a shot during the game against the Tr-City Americans on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Tips’ Olen Zellweger proves size doesn’t matter

According to conventional wisdom, he’s too small for a defenseman. But the 17-year-old’s speed, skill and work ethic will make him a high choice in this weekend’s NHL draft.

Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger takes a shot during the game against the Tr-City Americans on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Mill Creek team is state softball champ

Also, Lynnwood taekwondo athletes qualify for national trials and Lake Stevens native bikes across the country for charity.

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

AquaSox top Canadians in back-and-forth 11-inning contest

Cody Grosse hits a go-ahead single in the top of the 11th to give Everett a 6-5 extra-inning win.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Great Britain's Amy-Eloise Markovc, a Glacier Peak High School graduate, competes at the British Championships on June 27 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Rhodes)

Glacier Peak graduate’s bumpy road to the Olympics

Amy-Eloise (Neale) Markovc almost missed out on competing for Great Britain in the women’s 5,000.

Great Britain's Amy-Eloise Markovc, a Glacier Peak High School graduate, competes at the British Championships on June 27 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Rhodes)