College sports

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 34-31. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Attorney: Rolovich dismissal ‘unlawful’ attack on Catholic faith

The lawyer for the ex-WSU coach says he plans to take legal action after his firing for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 34-31. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
LSU defensive end Ali Gaye (11) gestures after a play against Mississippi State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Community roundup: E-W alum’s season likely over for LSU

Reports state Ali Gaye will have season-ending surgery, a new course record set at Snohomish and more.

LSU defensive end Ali Gaye (11) gestures after a play against Mississippi State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash.(AP Photo/Young Kwak)

WSU fires football coach Rolovich over COVID vaccine refusal

The second-year coach didn’t adhere to a mandate for state workers.

Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash.(AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Central Washington linebacker Donte Hamilton, a Kamiak High School alum. (Jacob Thompson / CWU Athletics)

Kamiak alum has been dominating force for CWU football team

Linebacker Donte Hamilton as been named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week three times in five weeks.

Central Washington linebacker Donte Hamilton, a Kamiak High School alum. (Jacob Thompson / CWU Athletics)
UCLA tight end Greg Dulcich scores a touchdown next to Washington defensive back Asa Turner during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington falls to 2-4 with close home loss to UCLA

The Huskies fail to come up with a cluth drive late and fall to the Bruins 24-17.

UCLA tight end Greg Dulcich scores a touchdown next to Washington defensive back Asa Turner during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington State offensive lineman Jarrett Kingston (52) lifts wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. while celebrating Jackson's touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Washington State rallies to beat Stanford

Max Borghi scores with 1:30 left in the game as the Cougars come back for a close 34-31 win.

Washington State offensive lineman Jarrett Kingston (52) lifts wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. while celebrating Jackson's touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Lawrence Muhat (center), of Lake Stevens, stands on the podium after winning the Kumite gold medal at the WUKF World Karate Championships held Sept. 23-26 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (Photo courtesy of the Muhat family)
Lawrence Muhat (center), of Lake Stevens, stands on the podium after winning the Kumite gold medal at the WUKF World Karate Championships held Sept. 23-26 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (Photo courtesy of the Muhat family)
Washington State running back Max Borghi (21) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 31-24. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Washington State rides huge 2nd half to win over Oregon State

The Cougars trail 10-3 at halftime, but explode for 28 points in the second half and win 31-24.

Washington State running back Max Borghi (21) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 31-24. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Bagshaw Field at North Middle School in Everett. (Everett School District photo)
Bagshaw Field at North Middle School in Everett. (Everett School District photo)
Oregon State running back Deshaun Fenwick (5) is brought down by Washington's Edefuan Ulofoshio, left, and Cameron Williams during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Corvallis, Ore. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

Huskies go stagnant, fall to Beavers on late field goal

Washington falls to 2-3 and and fourth place in the Pac-12 North with the 27-24 defeat.

Oregon State running back Deshaun Fenwick (5) is brought down by Washington's Edefuan Ulofoshio, left, and Cameron Williams during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Corvallis, Ore. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
Washington State wide receiver De'Zhaun Stribling, right, celebrates with wide receiver Donovan Ollie (6) after scoring a touchdown against California in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Washington State won 21-6. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

QB de Laura’s return sparks Cougs to win over California

The sophomore throws three TD passes in his first action since injuring his leg two weeks ago vs. USC.

Washington State wide receiver De'Zhaun Stribling, right, celebrates with wide receiver Donovan Ollie (6) after scoring a touchdown against California in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Washington State won 21-6. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

Community roundup: Kamiak grad, CWU linebacker honored

Plus, Evergreen Speedway holds Championship Night 2, a Terrace resident wins a state golf title and more.

Utah cornerback Aaron Lowe (22) runs onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Washington State on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah. A University of Utah football player has been killed in a shooting at a house party early Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, Salt Lake City police said. The shooting that killed Aaron Lowe occurred just after midnight, only hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13. Police said another victim in the attack was in critical condition and authorities were searching for a suspect. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Utah Utes football player killed, woman hurt in shooting

Salt Lake City police said Aaron Lowe was killed a few hours after the Utes beat Washington State.

Utah cornerback Aaron Lowe (22) runs onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Washington State on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah. A University of Utah football player has been killed in a shooting at a house party early Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, Salt Lake City police said. The shooting that killed Aaron Lowe occurred just after midnight, only hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13. Police said another victim in the attack was in critical condition and authorities were searching for a suspect. (AP Photo/George Frey)
Washington players and coaches celebrate beating California in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Seattle. Washington won 31-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

After McGrew TD, UW recovers fumble in overtime to beat Cal

Archbishop Murphy grad Kyler Gordon intercepts two passes in the Huskies’ 31-24 win.

Washington players and coaches celebrate beating California in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Seattle. Washington won 31-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Utah running back TJ Pledger (5) runs for a touchdown as Washington State defensive back Jaylen Watson (0) tries to tackle him in the second half, of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Washington State falters late in loss to Utah

The Cougars allowed 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter in a 24-13 defeat.

Utah running back TJ Pledger (5) runs for a touchdown as Washington State defensive back Jaylen Watson (0) tries to tackle him in the second half, of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey)
Corey Kispert reacts after being selected 15th overall by the Washington Wizards during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

The Herald’s 2020-21 Man of the Year in Sports: Corey Kispert

The Edmonds native was a 1st-team All-American at Gonzaga and a 1st-round NBA draft pick by the Wizards.

Corey Kispert reacts after being selected 15th overall by the Washington Wizards during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
Oklahoma State distance runner Taylor Roe, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, finished second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30, 2020, in Lawrence, Kansas. (Oklahoma State photo)

The Herald’s 2020-21 Woman of the Year in Sports: Taylor Roe

The 2019 Lake Stevens grad finished 2nd at the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Championship.

Oklahoma State distance runner Taylor Roe, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, finished second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30, 2020, in Lawrence, Kansas. (Oklahoma State photo)
Washington State quarterback Victor Gabalis throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Southern California won 45-14. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Archbishop Murphy alum sees significant time at QB in WSU loss

Victor Gabalis fills in for the injured Jayden de Laura and completes 6-of-10 passes in a 45-14 defeat.

Washington State quarterback Victor Gabalis throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Southern California won 45-14. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Washington Huskies running back Sean McGrew runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Arkansas State on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Seattle, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Huskies’ offense finally breaks out in win over Arkansas St.

Dylan Morris throws for 367 yards and three TDs as UW earns its much-needed first victory of the season.

Washington Huskies running back Sean McGrew runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Arkansas State on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Seattle, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
LSU defensive lineman Ali Gaye runs off the line in the second half an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
LSU defensive lineman Ali Gaye runs off the line in the second half an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)