College sports

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle, a Marysville Pilchuck graduate. (Jack Murrey/Montana State Athletics)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle, a Marysville Pilchuck graduate. (Jack Murrey/Montana State Athletics)
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) shoots against San Francisco forward Patrick Tape (11) during the first half of an NCAA semifinal college basketball game at the West Coast Conference tournament Monday, March 7, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

Gonzaga gets top overall seed for NCAA Tournament

The Bulldogs are joined by Arizona, Kansas and Baylor as No. 1s.

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) shoots against San Francisco forward Patrick Tape (11) during the first half of an NCAA semifinal college basketball game at the West Coast Conference tournament Monday, March 7, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)
Washington's Cole Bajema (22) shoots against Utah during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Huskies pull away late to beat Utah, advance to Pac-12 quarterfinals

Terrell Brown Jr. scored 22 points, Jamal Bey had 19 and Cole Bajema added 16 for Washington.

Washington's Cole Bajema (22) shoots against Utah during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Randi Richardson-Thornley, an Arlington High School grad who coaches the Central Washington University women's basketball team, holds a net in the air in celebration after CWU won its first-ever GNAC tournament title Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Lacey. (Ron Smith)
Randi Richardson-Thornley, an Arlington High School grad who coaches the Central Washington University women's basketball team, holds a net in the air in celebration after CWU won its first-ever GNAC tournament title Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Lacey. (Ron Smith)
Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon (2) in action against Oregon State during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Can UW’s McDuffie, Gordon break into 1st round of draft?

The Huskies have a history of producing quality NFL defensive backs, but most have been picked in the 2nd round.

Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon (2) in action against Oregon State during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Virginia swimmer Matt King, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Matt Riley / UVA Athletic Communications)

Community roundup: GP grad part of record-breaking relay team

Matt King helps set a new national 200-yard freestyle relay standard, a Lakewood grad gets national recognition and more.

Virginia swimmer Matt King, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Matt Riley / UVA Athletic Communications)
UCLA guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. (24) looks to pass around the defense of Washington guard PJ Fuller, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

UW fades in 2nd half of loss to No. 17 UCLA

The Bruins use a 20-4 run after the break to pull away from the Huskies.

UCLA guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. (24) looks to pass around the defense of Washington guard PJ Fuller, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington's Jayden White, an Everett High School alum, broke his own school record in the weight throw at the Husky Classic on  Feb. 12, 2022, in Seattle. (Red Box Pictures)

Community roundup: Everett H.S. alum breaks own UW record

Plus, college baseball and softball have begun with locals earning early awards, Jake Luton signs a deal and more.

Washington's Jayden White, an Everett High School alum, broke his own school record in the weight throw at the Husky Classic on  Feb. 12, 2022, in Seattle. (Red Box Pictures)
Virginia swimmer Matt King, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Matt Riley / UVA Athletic Communications)

Glacier Peak grad finds a home with Virginia swimming

After an All-American freshman season at Alabama, Matt King transferred and believe he’s found ‘the best place in the country.’

Virginia swimmer Matt King, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Matt Riley / UVA Athletic Communications)
Kyle Nobach. (UW Athletics)

Ex-MP baseball star Nobach joins UW softball coaching staff

Kyle Nobach devoted most of his life to baseball, but a chance encounter led to his hiring as a UW softball assistant.

Kyle Nobach. (UW Athletics)
Washington forward Langston Wilson (13) dunks against Stanford forward Brandon Angel (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

UW falls to Stanford despite 30 from Brown Jr.

The Huskies didn’t get much production outside of their star guard in an 98-69 loss.

Washington forward Langston Wilson (13) dunks against Stanford forward Brandon Angel (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
BYU's Paisley (Johnson) Harding drives with the ball during a game against Utah on Dec. 4, 2021, at Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Harding, a Glacier Peak graduate, was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 24-30.  (BYU Photo)

Community roundup: GP grad Harding named WCC Player of the Week

Also, Glacier Peak alumna wins fifth weekly award, Lake Stevens earns academic recognition, and more.

BYU's Paisley (Johnson) Harding drives with the ball during a game against Utah on Dec. 4, 2021, at Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Harding, a Glacier Peak graduate, was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 24-30.  (BYU Photo)
Washington guard Terrell Brown Jr. (23) reacts with guard PJ Fuller, right, after making a basket against Colorado during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Seattle. Washington won 60-58. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Brown Jr. scores 26 as Washington holds off Colorado 60-58

The Huskies escaped with a win after Colorado’s chance to send it to overtime hit off the front of the rim.

Washington guard Terrell Brown Jr. (23) reacts with guard PJ Fuller, right, after making a basket against Colorado during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Seattle. Washington won 60-58. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
LSU defensive lineman Ali Gaye celebrates after a turnover by Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
LSU defensive lineman Ali Gaye celebrates after a turnover by Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
Chicago State guard Aaliyah Collins, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Sebastian Montoya / Chicago State Athletics)

Community roundup: GP grad shines again for Chicago State

Plus, professional bull riding is coming to Everett, former Silvertips are headed to the Olympics and more.

Chicago State guard Aaliyah Collins, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Sebastian Montoya / Chicago State Athletics)
Tucker Molina, right, tries to block a shot by Tony MacArthur during EVCC practice on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

EvCC men’s hoops seeks unprecedented 5th straight North title

After a delayed start to region play, the Trojans begin their quest for another crown on Wednesday.

Tucker Molina, right, tries to block a shot by Tony MacArthur during EVCC practice on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington guard Terrell Brown Jr. (23) breaks away after a turnover as Stanford forward Spencer Jones (14) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Huskies outlast Cardinal for 3rd Pac-12 win

Terrell Brown Jr. poured in 25 points and Jamal Bey added 17 for the Huskies.

Washington guard Terrell Brown Jr. (23) breaks away after a turnover as Stanford forward Spencer Jones (14) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
University of Washington freshman Sami Reynolds is congratulated by the Huskies’ head softball coach, Heather Tarr, after hitting a home run in UW’s game against Arizona on May 30 at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. (University of Washington photo)

Roundup: Snohomish grad tapped by USA softball as alternate

Plus, a Snohomish alum is drafted by the Sounders and the Steelheads name their women’s indoor coaches.

University of Washington freshman Sami Reynolds is congratulated by the Huskies’ head softball coach, Heather Tarr, after hitting a home run in UW’s game against Arizona on May 30 at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. (University of Washington photo)
Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon on the sideline against Oregon State during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Archbishop Murphy alum Gordon declares for NFL draft

The UW defensive back was named to the All-Pac-12 first team in December after a stellar 2021 season.

Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon on the sideline against Oregon State during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington guard PJ Fuller (4) and Arizona center Oumar Ballo (11) fight for a possession of a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. (Rebecca Sasnett/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

UW fades late in loss to No. 8 Arizona

Terrell Brown Jr. scored 28 points but the Huskies couldn’t keep up with the high-scoring Wildcats.

Washington guard PJ Fuller (4) and Arizona center Oumar Ballo (11) fight for a possession of a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. (Rebecca Sasnett/Arizona Daily Star via AP)