Receiver DK Metcalf received the most votes from Herald readers in the Seattle Seahawks non-quarterback MVP poll. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

POLL RESULTS: Metcalf deemed Seahawks’ best non-quarterback

The breakout wide receiver was picked as Seattle’s non-QB MVP in a tight vote.

Receiver DK Metcalf received the most votes from Herald readers in the Seattle Seahawks non-quarterback MVP poll. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Teegan Lowe, 18, a senior at Monroe High School, is one of the best alpine ski racers in the Northwest. (Contributed photo) 2019

Community sports roundup: Skiing standout earns scholarship

Monroe High School grad Teegan Lowe is a member of the Saint Michael’s College women’s skiing team.

Teegan Lowe, 18, a senior at Monroe High School, is one of the best alpine ski racers in the Northwest. (Contributed photo) 2019
United States goalie Dustin Wolf (32) makes a save on Russia's Yegor Chinakhov (21) during the third period of an IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Silvertips notebook: Wolf earns gold with U.S. at world juniors

Everett’s goalie serves as a backup, but appears in two of seven games and stops all 21 shots he faces.

United States goalie Dustin Wolf (32) makes a save on Russia's Yegor Chinakhov (21) during the third period of an IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) catches a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) catches a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap (43) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Adams, Dunlap thrilled to make playoffs with Seahawks

Both players are in their first year with Seattle after stints with underperforming teams.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap (43) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Are the Seattle Seahawks a Super Bowl-caliber football team?

Recent history suggests they’re not — unless the offense of the first half of the season returns in post-season play.

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during their game on Sept. 27 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: Who was the Seahawks’ non-quarterback MVP?

Was it linebacker Bobby Wagner? Safety Jamal Adams? Receiver DK Metcalf? Someone else?

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during their game on Sept. 27 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) celebrates with David Moore (83) following Lockett’s fourth-quarter touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Grading the Seahawks in their 26-23 victory over the 49ers

Seattle closes the season with middling grades as they have to battle to beat the banged-up 49ers.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) celebrates with David Moore (83) following Lockett’s fourth-quarter touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) shoots between San Francisco forward Josh Kunen (10) and guard Jamaree Bouyea (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Edmonds native Kispert leads No. 1 Gonzaga to victory

The King’s High School alum scores 26 points in the Bulldogs’ 85-62 WCC win over San Francisco.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) shoots between San Francisco forward Josh Kunen (10) and guard Jamaree Bouyea (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) makes a catch in front of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Darious Williams (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Plenty at stake for Seahawks in regular-season finale

Seattle can secure a bye or better its playoff position with a win against the 49ers and some help.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) makes a catch in front of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Darious Williams (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
Seattle SuperSonics head coach Paul Westphal reacts in the first quarter of the game against the Utah Jazz Monday, April 24, 2000, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

Former Sonics player, coach Westphal dies at age 70

The NBA Hall of Famer played for Seattle in the 1980-81 season and coached it from 1998-2001.

Seattle SuperSonics head coach Paul Westphal reacts in the first quarter of the game against the Utah Jazz Monday, April 24, 2000, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)

POLL RESULTS: Readers want the SuperSonics back

Over half of the responders believe it is very important to bring the NBA back to Seattle.

The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)
The Everett football team plays a 1914 game at Athletic Field in Everett. (Everett Public Library Northwest History Room)

They were the kings of prep football 100 years ago

Everett High School won a national championship on New Year’s Day 1921, capping a dominant decade.

The Everett football team plays a 1914 game at Athletic Field in Everett. (Everett Public Library Northwest History Room)
Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The stories we told: A crazy year in sports

The pandemic forced many changes to the local sports scene and these were the top-10 most-viewed stories.

Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Arizona's Dalen Terry (4) knocks the ball away from Washington's Erik Stevenson (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Struggling Washington men routed by Arizona

Washington shoots just 31% from the field and loses 80-53 for its fourth consecutive defeat.

Arizona's Dalen Terry (4) knocks the ball away from Washington's Erik Stevenson (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) in action against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Metcalf on verge of toppling 35-year-old Seahawks record

The young WR can pass Steve Largent for most receiving yards in a single season on Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) in action against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Colorado State quarterback Patrick O'Brien (12), center, passes to tight end Trey McBride (85), right, over San Diego State linebacker Caden McDonald (54) during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Former Colorado State QB O’Brien announces transfer to UW

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound resdhirt senior will join the Huskies as a graduate transfer next year.

Colorado State quarterback Patrick O'Brien (12), center, passes to tight end Trey McBride (85), right, over San Diego State linebacker Caden McDonald (54) during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs for a touchdown against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen (27) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

How local NFL products fared in Week 16

Lynnwood native Myles Gaskin produces his best game of the season in Miami’s win over the Raiders.

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs for a touchdown against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen (27) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell celebrates the end of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays trade Shorewood alum Snell to Padres in blockbuster

The former Cy Young Award winner joins a young San Deigo team loaded with talent.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell celebrates the end of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Washington's Sean McGrew carries during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Arizona on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UW notebook: McGrew says he will return for 6th season

The Huskies’ leading rusher will take advantage of the extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic.

Washington's Sean McGrew carries during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Arizona on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)