Boys basketball

Mariner's BJ Kolly attempts a shot over Glacier Peak's Tucker Molina in the third quarter Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 All-Area high school boys basketball teams

A look at the top prep boys basketball players in the area during this abbreviated season.

 

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Zach Ward, head coach of the Stanwood Spartans, runs through the defense for their regional playoff game Wednesday afternoon in Stanwood, Washington on February 24, 2012.

Stanwood boys hoops coach steps down after success-filled run

Zach Ward guided the Spartans to eight state tournament appearances in his 14 seasons as head coach.

 

Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boys basketball season review: Mariner dominates Wesco

The Marauders were a force on offense and defense on their way to a perfect record this past season.

Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace's Vitaly Mkrtychyan controls the ball with Kamiak's Nolan Martin reaching across Thursday evening at Mountlake Terrace High School on June 10, 2021. The Hawks won 65-59. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace's Vitaly Mkrtychyan controls the ball with Kamiak's Nolan Martin reaching across Thursday evening at Mountlake Terrace High School on June 10, 2021. The Hawks won 65-59. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Mariner thumps GP in matchup of top basketball teams

The Marauders stake their claim as the area’s best team with a 64-36 win over the Grizzlies.

Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley goes over Lakewood's Andrew Molloy for the basket as Arlington took on Lakewood in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley goes over Lakewood's Andrew Molloy for the basket as Arlington took on Lakewood in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Monroe's Sam Olson blocks Snohomish's Josh Vandergriend shot Tuesday night at Monroe High School on May 11, 2021. The Tigers won 36-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Monroe boys edge Snohomish as winter sports begin

The Bearcats rally in the final period to beat the Panthers 36-35 in the opening game of the season.

Monroe's Sam Olson blocks Snohomish's Josh Vandergriend shot Tuesday night at Monroe High School on May 11, 2021. The Tigers won 36-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
WIAA won’t change state basketball format for 2021

WIAA won’t change state basketball format for 2021

The organization sought input on revamping the tournaments, but opted for no change for next season.

WIAA won’t change state basketball format for 2021
Kamiak names new boys basketball coach

Kamiak names new boys basketball coach

Former Bishop Blanchet head coach and Edmonds-Woodway alum Joe DeGrazia replaces Brandon Corsi.

Kamiak names new boys basketball coach
WIAA considering changes to state basketball format

WIAA considering changes to state basketball format

The association is asking people to take a survey that details three different proposals.

WIAA considering changes to state basketball format
Prep notebook: Winter coaches at Murphy, Kamiak step down

Prep notebook: Winter coaches at Murphy, Kamiak step down

Archbishop Murphy’s boys basketball coach and three head coaches at Kamiak won’t be back next season.

Prep notebook: Winter coaches at Murphy, Kamiak step down
Edmonds-Woodway standout signs to play Division-I basketball

Edmonds-Woodway standout signs to play Division-I basketball

Star guard Mutdung Bol signs a National Letter of Intent at Eastern Washington University.

Edmonds-Woodway standout signs to play Division-I basketball
Lake Stevens senior boys basketball player Jaxson Smith is our Athlete of the Month for February. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Athlete of the Month Q&A: Lake Stevens senior Jaxson Smith

Smith’s big performance on Senior Night helped the Vikings clinch a playoff berth.

Lake Stevens senior boys basketball player Jaxson Smith is our Athlete of the Month for February. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lakewood boys hoops receives All-NWC honors after historic run

Alex Jensen was named the Northwest Conference MVP and Anthony Wiederkehr was named coach of the year.

Jackson’s Jaylen Searles dunks during the game at Mariner High School on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).

The Herald’s 2020 All-Area boys basketball teams

A look at the top high school boys basketball players in the area this past season.

Jackson’s Jaylen Searles dunks during the game at Mariner High School on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).
Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Malakhi Knight

Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Malakhi Knight

The dynamic junior guard led the Marysville Getchell program to new heights.

Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Malakhi Knight
WIAA: 4A/3A state hoops worker tested positive for COVID-19

WIAA: 4A/3A state hoops worker tested positive for COVID-19

Six local high school basketball teams competed in last week’s Hardwood Classics in the Tacoma Dome.

WIAA: 4A/3A state hoops worker tested positive for COVID-19

Locals earn all-tournament honors at Hardwood Classics

Six players earned all-tournament honors and another was named MVP.