Snohomish senior Ayla Grant celebrates after winning a point against Ferndale during a 3A District 1 Tournament semifinal match on Nov. 10, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School. (Katie Webber / For The Herald)

Snohomish volleyball outlasts Ferndale, clinches 5th consecutive state berth

The Panthers finally get past their district nemesis with a tense 5-set win in the 3A District 1 semifinals.

Snohomish senior Ayla Grant celebrates after winning a point against Ferndale during a 3A District 1 Tournament semifinal match on Nov. 10, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School. (Katie Webber / For The Herald)
The South Whidbey swim relay team practice their relay handoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

South Whidbey swimmers overcome long days to reach state meet

The quartet endures almost daily ferry rides after school, and sometimes before, to compete with Kamiak in a co-op program.

The South Whidbey swim relay team practice their relay handoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Prep roundup for Thursday, Nov. 10

Prep roundup for Thursday, Nov. 10: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) GIRLS SWIM & DIVE 4A State Diving Championships At… Continue reading

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Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep football picks for Round 1 of state tournaments

Local experts take a crack at picking the winners for the first round of the state tournaments.

Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace’s Natalie Cardin keeps the ball away from Auburn Mountainview’s Lucy Montiel and Kamryn Kuolt during a first round game in the 3A State Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, Edmonds District Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mountlake Terrace advances in Class 3A state girls soccer

The Hawks’ superior cutting edge in front of goal leads to a 1-0 victory over Auburn Mountainview.

Mountlake Terrace’s Natalie Cardin keeps the ball away from Auburn Mountainview’s Lucy Montiel and Kamryn Kuolt during a first round game in the 3A State Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, Edmonds District Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Prep results for Wednesday, Nov. 9

Prep results for Wednesday, Nov. 9: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) GIRLS SOCCER 3A STATE TOURNAMENT First round Mountlake Terrace… Continue reading

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Kamiak’s Claire Smith competes in the 100 yard butterfly Thursday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on October 6, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State girls swim preview: Top local swimmers, divers, teams

A look at the top local contenders in the high school girls swim and dive state championships.

Kamiak’s Claire Smith competes in the 100 yard butterfly Thursday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on October 6, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Snohomish Boys and Girls Club’s 12-under recreational flag football team (from left to right); Back row: Asst. Coach Brian McKinney, Matt Kowalski, Kason Swanson, Alex Yamada, Coach Kelven May. Front: Jackson Dammann, Parker May, Cooper Thompson, Wyatt McKinney. (Provided photo)

Community roundup: Snohomish flag football in national tourney

Plus, the EvCC men’s soccer team reaches the NWAC semifinals, the Everett Figure Skating Club takes homes titles and much more.

The Snohomish Boys and Girls Club’s 12-under recreational flag football team (from left to right); Back row: Asst. Coach Brian McKinney, Matt Kowalski, Kason Swanson, Alex Yamada, Coach Kelven May. Front: Jackson Dammann, Parker May, Cooper Thompson, Wyatt McKinney. (Provided photo)
Dennis Williams, head coach and GM of the Everett Silvertips, shakes hands with an assistant coach at the end of a season opening victory over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, Sep. 24, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Silvertips notebook: Williams to lead Canada at World Juniors

Hockey Canada names Everett coach and general manager Dennis Williams head coach for the 2023 World Junior Championships.

Dennis Williams, head coach and GM of the Everett Silvertips, shakes hands with an assistant coach at the end of a season opening victory over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, Sep. 24, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Lake Stevens' bench rushes onto the court to celebrate their team's win over Bothell during a 4A District 1/2 Tournament game on Nov. 8, 2022, in Lake Stevens. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)

Lake Stevens volleyball clinches 6th consecutive state berth

The Vikings sweep Bothell in a 4A District 1/2 semifinal and secure another trip to Yakima for the state tournament.

The Lake Stevens' bench rushes onto the court to celebrate their team's win over Bothell during a 4A District 1/2 Tournament game on Nov. 8, 2022, in Lake Stevens. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
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Prep roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 8

Prep roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 8: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To reports results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) GIRLS SOCCER 3A STATE TOURNAMENT First round Lake Washington… Continue reading

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Seattle Seahawks linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (10) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. Seahawks won 31-21. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)

Nwosu, Irvin spark Seahawks’ revitalized pass rush

Seattle has risen to 4th in the NFL in sacks thanks to an impressive 19 during its current four-game winning streak.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • By Adam Jude The Seattle Times
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Seattle Seahawks linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (10) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. Seahawks won 31-21. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) makes a pass against Oregon State during an NCAA collage football game, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

UW’s Penix Jr. shows ability to bounce back from mistakes

The veteran quarterback has been able to overcome a number of potentially disastrous mistakes this season to lead the Huskies.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) makes a pass against Oregon State during an NCAA collage football game, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Sounders midfielder Sota Kitahara, an Edmonds-Woodway graduate. (Sounders FC photo)

Kitahara climbs every rung of Sounders organization to 1st team

The Edmonds-Woodway grad, who recently signed a first-team contract, joined the team’s Discovery Program at age 12.

Sounders midfielder Sota Kitahara, an Edmonds-Woodway graduate. (Sounders FC photo)
Glacier Peak’s Alena Lehmann tries to hold off the competition in the 500 yard freestyle during the Class 4A District 1 swim meet Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson races to 4A district girls swim and dive title

The Timberwolves win six of 12 events to claim their third 4A district title in their past four tries.

Glacier Peak’s Alena Lehmann tries to hold off the competition in the 500 yard freestyle during the Class 4A District 1 swim meet Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Prep results for Monday, Nov. 7

Prep results for Monday, Nov. 7: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) VOLLEYBALL WES-KING 4A BI-DISTRICT TOURNAMENT Quarterfinals At Cavalero Mid-High… Continue reading

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Silvertips battle through injuries, end long trip with positive results

Everett finishes its tough 6-game swing through the Eastern Conference with a 4-2 record.

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Stanwood’s Wyatt Custer surveys the field in the second half after coming in as a replacement quarterback for the injured Michael Mascotti against Lakes High School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Visiting football team endures racial slurs at Stanwood football game

“Our coaches heard (the n-word) throughout the game from their players. It was bad,” Lakes High School coach Dave Miller said.

Stanwood’s Wyatt Custer surveys the field in the second half after coming in as a replacement quarterback for the injured Michael Mascotti against Lakes High School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Analysis: NFC-West leading Seahawks defying expectations

Seattle has won 4 straight and holds a 1.5-game lead over 2nd-place San Francisco.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer
  • Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)