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Matt King of Team United States swims in the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay final at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Community roundup: Glacier Peak grad captures gold at swim worlds

Plus, an Edmonds College basketball coach reaches a milestone, and spring teams at Edmonds and Everett nab top-10 NWAC rankings.

Matt King of Team United States swims in the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay final at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds College’s Josiah Pierre puts up a three against Everett Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at Seaview Gym in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Tritons race past Trojans in key NWAC men’s hoops battle

Edmonds scores an important victory over Everett in the hotly-contested North Region.

Edmonds College’s Josiah Pierre puts up a three against Everett Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at Seaview Gym in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
New England Patriots linebackers coach Steve Belichick walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

UW officially announces Steve Belichick as new defensive coordinator

The son of legendary NFL coach Bill Belichick is making his first foray into college football.

New England Patriots linebackers coach Steve Belichick walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
FILE - New England Patriots linebacker coach Steve Belichick warms up before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. Steve Belichick has agreed to be the defensive coordinator for new coach Jedd Fisch at Washington, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. The son of NFL coaching great Bill Belichick will take a role in college for the first time following 12 seasons working on the staff of the New England Patriots with his dad. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, FIle)

Report: Steve Belichick agrees to take DC role at Washington

The son of NFL coaching legend Bill Belichick spent the past 12 seasons on his dad’s staff in New England.

FILE - New England Patriots linebacker coach Steve Belichick warms up before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. Steve Belichick has agreed to be the defensive coordinator for new coach Jedd Fisch at Washington, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. The son of NFL coaching great Bill Belichick will take a role in college for the first time following 12 seasons working on the staff of the New England Patriots with his dad. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, FIle)
Matt King of the U.S. competes during a men's 400-meter medley relay heat at the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Sunday, July 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Community roundup: Glacier Peak grad to swim for U.S. at worlds

Plus, a Glacier Peak alum earns track and field honors, and professional table tennis is coming to Everett.

Matt King of the U.S. competes during a men's 400-meter medley relay heat at the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Sunday, July 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Iowa Hawkeyes' Alivia White, a Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate, executes a rare five-point throw that went viral during the NWCA National Dual Meet Championships on Jan. 5, 2024, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Jerod Ringwald/hawkeyesports.com)

Marysville Pilchuck grad is a rising, viral star at wrestling-mad Iowa

Alivia White is learning what it’s like to sign autographs, receive an NIL opportunity and have her feats viewed by millions online.

Iowa Hawkeyes' Alivia White, a Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate, executes a rare five-point throw that went viral during the NWCA National Dual Meet Championships on Jan. 5, 2024, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Jerod Ringwald/hawkeyesports.com)
Kaitlin Hawayek, left, and Jean-Luc Baker, of the United States, perform during the Ice Dance Free Dance program at the Grand Prix Skate America Series, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Norwood, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Community roundup: Local Olympian extends break, will miss nationals

Also, an Edmonds-Woodway High School alum signs an NFL futures deal, former area stars shine on the hardwood and the Silvertips ink a prospect.

Kaitlin Hawayek, left, and Jean-Luc Baker, of the United States, perform during the Ice Dance Free Dance program at the Grand Prix Skate America Series, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Norwood, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Rodabaugh breaks NAU 3-pointer record

Hrcek sets a new SPU pole vault record, the Wolfpack announce their season ticket prices, and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer watches during the first half of the national championship NCAA College Football Playoff game against Michigan Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Washington coach Kalen DeBoer leaves for Alabama

Kalen DeBoer, who led the Huskies to the national title game, replaces decorated coach Nick Saban.

Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer watches during the first half of the national championship NCAA College Football Playoff game against Michigan Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Edmonds College’s Naser Motley (4) and Josiah Pierre (23) play for the Tritons in this composite image during a game against Christian Faith on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, at Seaview Gym in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Ex-Mukilteo School District rivals share the court at Edmonds College

Mariner graduate Naser Motely and Kamiak graduate Josiah Pierre are leading the Tritons into NWAC North Region play.

Edmonds College’s Naser Motley (4) and Josiah Pierre (23) play for the Tritons in this composite image during a game against Christian Faith on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, at Seaview Gym in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. leaves field at the end of the half against Michigan of the national championship NCAA College Football Playoff game Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Washington overpowered by Michigan in national title game

The Huskies’ unbeaten run ends in a 34-13 loss against the Wolverines.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. leaves field at the end of the half against Michigan of the national championship NCAA College Football Playoff game Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Washington punter Jack McCallister walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Tulsa, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Punter is lone Snohomish County player in UW-Michigan title game

University of Washington fans hope they won’t see much of Jack McCallister, of Edmonds, as the Huskies take on Michigan on Monday.

Washington punter Jack McCallister walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Tulsa, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
West Virginia Guard RaeQuan Battle looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers on Dec. 6, 2023, in Morgantown, WV. Battle, formerly of Montana State, has yet to play this season. College athletes like Battle who were denied the chance to play immediately after transferring a second time can return to competition, for now, after a federal judge issued a 14-day temporary restraining order Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, against the NCAA. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Marysville Pilchuck grad earns 2nd straight Big-12 POTW award

Plus, Archbishop Murphy High School alum Abraham Lucas’ status is in doubt for the Seahawks’ season finale.

West Virginia Guard RaeQuan Battle looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers on Dec. 6, 2023, in Morgantown, WV. Battle, formerly of Montana State, has yet to play this season. College athletes like Battle who were denied the chance to play immediately after transferring a second time can return to competition, for now, after a federal judge issued a 14-day temporary restraining order Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, against the NCAA. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) scrambles with the ball against Texas defensive end Justice Finkley (1) during the second half of the Sugar Bowl CFP NCAA semifinal college football game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Penix Jr. leads Washington past Texas for spot in national title game

The Huskies hang on for a 37-31 victory in the Sugar Bowl.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) scrambles with the ball against Texas defensive end Justice Finkley (1) during the second half of the Sugar Bowl CFP NCAA semifinal college football game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Everett Community College’s Ethan Martin (1) moves with the ball during a game against Tacoma at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Martin carries on family basketball legacy at Everett Community College

Ethan Martin, the grandson of legendary men’s coach Larry Walker, is excelling on the court that bears his grandfather’s name.

Everett Community College’s Ethan Martin (1) moves with the ball during a game against Tacoma at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jenna Villa reacts to a teammate drawing a foul call during the 3A quarterfinal game against Meadowdale on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Community roundup: Arlington grad Villa earns 1st Pac-12 honor with WSU

Plus, a Silvertips center receives an invite to a prospects game, and the Edmonds College men’s hoops team surges up the NWAC rankings.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa reacts to a teammate drawing a foul call during the 3A quarterfinal game against Meadowdale on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle (21) lays the ball up for a basket against Northern Arizona in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Big Sky men's tournament in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, March 8, 2023.  (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

Multi-transfer NCAA athletes can play through the spring, judge rules

Ex-Marysville Pilchuck basketball star RaeQuan Battle, now at West Virginia, is now eligible to play for the remainder of the season.

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle (21) lays the ball up for a basket against Northern Arizona in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Big Sky men's tournament in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, March 8, 2023.  (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) makes a catch in front of Oregon defensive back Jahlil Florence (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Inside Odunze’s long, painful journey to starring against Oregon

How UW’s star receiver endured a broken rib, a punctured lung and a 23-hour drive to overcome the Ducks.

Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) makes a catch in front of Oregon defensive back Jahlil Florence (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Washington State running back Nakia Watson (25) celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado, Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

State Supreme Court denies review of Pac-12 appeal

The decision hands control of conference to Washington State and Oregon State.

Washington State running back Nakia Watson (25) celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado, Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)