Players run through drills during practice Wednesday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on August 18, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep football is back: 5 storylines to watch as practice begins

High school football teams opened the season Wednesday with the first day of practices across the state.

Players run through drills during practice Wednesday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on August 18, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Local lacrosse player named All-American

Plus, Monroe brothers earn taekwondo medals, Whidbey athlete claims national steeplechase title and more.

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

Frogs fall to Eugene for second straight night

The Emeralds scored six straight runs and held off a late comeback.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Longtime Everett Silvertips equipment manager James Stucky tapes up a hockey stick. (Everett Silvertips)

Longtime Silvertips equipment manager hired by Kraken

James Stucky’s tenure in Everett spanned 18 seasons. He’d been with the Tips since the franchise began.

Longtime Everett Silvertips equipment manager James Stucky tapes up a hockey stick. (Everett Silvertips)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox blow 7-run lead in loss to Eugene

The Emeralds tied the game with 7 runs in the 5th inning and tacked on 3 more in the 8th for the win.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Anderson’s strong start lifts Mariners past Rangers

The recently acquired left-hander picked up his first win since joining Seattle in late July.

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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura, left, looks to pass as quarterback Cammon Cooper (2) looks on during the first day of NCAA college football practice, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

WSU’s quarterback battle is a four-man race

Archbishop Murphy grad Victor Gabalis, a walk-on, has emerged as a surprise contender.

Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura, left, looks to pass as quarterback Cammon Cooper (2) looks on during the first day of NCAA college football practice, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams stretches before an NFL football practice, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks signed Adams to a four-year contract extension Tuesday that is expected to make the former All-Pro the highest-paid safety in the NFL. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Adams signs 4-year contract extension with Seahawks

The deal is expected to make the former All-Pro the highest paid safety in the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams stretches before an NFL football practice, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks signed Adams to a four-year contract extension Tuesday that is expected to make the former All-Pro the highest-paid safety in the NFL. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Background steps to the forefront to win Longacres Mile

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Aquasox's Juan Then pitches in the first inning as the Everett Aquasox beat the Vancouver Canadians 11-6 at Funko Field on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Everett loses 2nd series in a row

The 1st-place AquaSox have lost a slew of players over the last month in promotions to Double-A.

Aquasox's Juan Then pitches in the first inning as the Everett Aquasox beat the Vancouver Canadians 11-6 at Funko Field on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WHL requires all players and staff to be vaccinated

They’ll need to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the season begins on Oct. 1.

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

AquaSox hurlers struggle again in loss to Canadians

Everett falls 11-6 and has dropped three of five games in the high-scoring series.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Las Vegas Raiders running back Trey Ragas (36) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Seahawks’ backups struggle in preseason loss to Raiders

With most starters on the bench, Seattle falls to Las Vegas 20-7.

Las Vegas Raiders running back Trey Ragas (36) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Papa's Golden Boy runs away from the competition in the Budweiser Stakes in June at Emerald Downs in Auburn. (Photo courtesy of Emerald Downs)

Papa’s Golden Boy faces stiff competition at Longacres Mile

The 86th edition of the Northwest’s top horse race features slew of challengers to the 5-year-old.

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Papa's Golden Boy runs away from the competition in the Budweiser Stakes in June at Emerald Downs in Auburn. (Photo courtesy of Emerald Downs)
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AquaSox take advantage of Canadians’ wildness in win

Everett scores multiple runs on wild pitches and holds off a late rally to beat Vancouver 9-7.

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Seattle Seahawks rookie cornerback Tre Brown (22) runs with wide receiver Penny Hart (19) during NFL football practice Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Who to watch in the Seahawks’ preseason opener vs. the Raiders

Players locked in position battles will be looking to make a statement in Las Vegas.

Seattle Seahawks rookie cornerback Tre Brown (22) runs with wide receiver Penny Hart (19) during NFL football practice Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas (72) 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)

Everett native makes prestigious college football watch list

WSU’s Abraham Lucas, an Archbishop Murphy alum, is named a player to watch for the annual Senior Bowl.

Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas (72) 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)
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)

Silvertips’ Zellweger signs entry-level deal with Ducks

The defensman was selected 34th in the NHL draft, but will likely play the next two seasons in Everett.

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)
Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon makes a catch during the first day of NCAA college football practice for the team Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Archbishop Murphy alum a versatile weapon for UW

Kyler Gordon is expected to be a starting corner, but he’s making an impact in other areas as well.

Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon makes a catch during the first day of NCAA college football practice for the team Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Seattle. (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 fall to Canadians in Funko Field slugfest

Everett falls to Vancouver 13-12 in a game that features nine doubles, a triple and four home runs.

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