College sports

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Dixie State in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Gonzaga won 112-67. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

The rise of Kispert: From Edmonds to All-American to the NBA

Edmonds native Corey Kispert is set to be a 1st-round NBA draft pick. Here’s the story of his ascent.

 

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.

 

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.”

 

Attendees take in the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame during the Tenth Annual Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Wednesday evening at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on September 18, 2019.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: HoF banquet returns, but no class of 2021

Plus, a Terrace grad is joining the EWU men’s baketball team, EvCC hires a new baseball coach and more.

Attendees take in the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame during the Tenth Annual Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Wednesday evening at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on September 18, 2019.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett Community College.

EvCC outfielder taken by Miami in 19th round of MLB draft

Noah Williamson played in just four games for the Trojans, but hears his name called Tuesday.

Everett Community College.
Chet Hovde is retiring after 38-years as Everett Community College women's basketball head coach. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hovde reflects on 33 years as EvCC women’s basketball coach

The mild-mannered coach with deep Everett roots retired recently after over three decades in charge.

Chet Hovde is retiring after 38-years as Everett Community College women's basketball head coach. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Spartans.

Community sports: Local women’s football players recognized

Plus, an Evergreen Speedway veteran wins the Galloway Shootout, disc golf results and more.

Seattle Spartans.
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story by Mike Cane
KINGMA - Jackson girls basketball coach Jeannie Thompson with Jackson point guard Kristi Kingma who is a University of Washington recruit.

EvCC names Jeannie Thompson new women’s basketball coach

The hiring came shortly after the announcement that longtime Trojans coach Chet Hovde has retired.

Herald staff photo by Michael O'Leary 022107
story by Mike Cane
KINGMA - Jackson girls basketball coach Jeannie Thompson with Jackson point guard Kristi Kingma who is a University of Washington recruit.
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley competes on the high jump during the Washington State Combined Events Championship on June 18-19 at Arlington High School. (Provided photo)
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley competes on the high jump during the Washington State Combined Events Championship on June 18-19 at Arlington High School. (Provided photo)
FILE - This June 8, 2021, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FIle)

High court sides with former athletes in dispute with NCAA

The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries.

FILE - This June 8, 2021, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FIle)

Community roundup: EvCC announces 2021 Hall of Fame class

Plus, locals compete at NCAA track and field finals, disc golf is coming to Stanwood and more.

Washington State sophomore Suzy Pace, a Mariner High School graduate, competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship held on May 26-29, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Russell James)
Washington State sophomore Suzy Pace, a Mariner High School graduate, competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship held on May 26-29, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Russell James)
Everett Community College (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Community roundup: NWAC Hall of Fame to induct 4 from EvCC

Plus, local archers compete at the Olympic Trials, spikeball coming to Monroe and more.

Everett Community College (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Colorado tight end Brady Russell (38) and Washington linebacker Joe Tryon (9) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 20-14. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Best yet to come

Of all the questions on UW’s Joe Tryon, perhaps the biggest is how high he could go in the NFL draft

Colorado tight end Brady Russell (38) and Washington linebacker Joe Tryon (9) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 20-14. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Kentucky's Elise Goetzinger (11) spikes the ball from a set by Madison Lilley (3) against Washington during a semifinal in the NCAA women's volleyball championships Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

UW’s magic finally runs out in NCAA volleyball tournament

After three dramatic wins to reach the Final Four, the No. 6 seed Huskies fall to No. 2 Kentucky 3-1.

Kentucky's Elise Goetzinger (11) spikes the ball from a set by Madison Lilley (3) against Washington during a semifinal in the NCAA women's volleyball championships Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) hugs Jalen Suggs (1) as Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) looks on at the end of the championship game against Baylor in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Not quite perfect: Baylor dominates Gonzaga in title game

The Bears hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season, 86-70, in the national championship game.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) hugs Jalen Suggs (1) as Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) looks on at the end of the championship game against Baylor in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates making the game winning basket against UCLA during overtime in a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 93-90. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Suggs’ heave as time expires in OT lifts Zags to title game

Gonzaga wins a 93-90 OT thriller over the Bruins and will face Baylor for the national championship.

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates making the game winning basket against UCLA during overtime in a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 93-90. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) celebrates during the second half of an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Edmonds native Kispert wins Julius Erving Award

The honor is given annually to the top small forward in college basketball.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) celebrates during the second half of an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Former GP swimmer excels at NCAAs

Plus, a GP alum earned Pac-12 volleyball honors, a Kamiak alum placed at the ice dancing worlds, and more.

Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 85-66. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Kispert, Gonzaga storm into Final Four

The All-American from Edmonds has 18 points as the No. 1 Bulldogs pound USC 85-66 in the Elite Eight.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 85-66. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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