College sports

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)
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)
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)
Well-traveled Archbishop Murphy alum Victor Gabalis has found a home at Tarleton State University. (Tarleton State athletics)

Despite twists and turns, Victor Gabalis has finally found a home

After stops at Washington State and Utah Tech, the Archbishop Murphy alum has settled in at Tarleton State in Texas.

Well-traveled Archbishop Murphy alum Victor Gabalis has found a home at Tarleton State University. (Tarleton State athletics)
Washington wide receiver Ja'Lynn Polk (2) reacts with Will Nixon, left, after scoring a touchdown against Oregon during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

No. 5 Washington hopes to avoid letdown against Arizona State

After a thrilling win over Oregon, the Huskies aren’t taking the struggling Sun Devils lightly.

Washington wide receiver Ja'Lynn Polk (2) reacts with Will Nixon, left, after scoring a touchdown against Oregon during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez signs autographs for fans on the sideline before an NCAA college football game between Washington and Oregon, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

J-Rod makes his UW debut

The Mariners star was among a smattering of celebrities on the Huskies’ sideline against Oregon.

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez signs autographs for fans on the sideline before an NCAA college football game between Washington and Oregon, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Oregon wide receiver Troy Franklin (11) is tackled by Washington cornerback Elijah Jackson and linebacker Alphonzo Tuputala (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. Washington won 36-33. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Vorel: UW football reminds world there’s big-time football out west

“Yeah, today was amazing,” a smiling UW coach Kalen DeBoer said Saturday.

Oregon wide receiver Troy Franklin (11) is tackled by Washington cornerback Elijah Jackson and linebacker Alphonzo Tuputala (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. Washington won 36-33. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Oregon defensive back Bryan Addison (13) breaks up a pass intended for Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze (1)dduring the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

UW’s rivalry with Oregon reaches new level with top-10 showdown looming

Both teams are led by Heisman candidates and have legitimate national-title aspirations.

Oregon defensive back Bryan Addison (13) breaks up a pass intended for Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze (1)dduring the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)
University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce introduces new UW Athletic Director Troy Dannen during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 in Seattle. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)

Dannen jumps on rare opportunity to take over as AD at Washington

The former Tulane athletic director will lead the Huskies as they transition to the Big Ten next year.

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce introduces new UW Athletic Director Troy Dannen during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 in Seattle. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle celebrates after scoring against Kansas State during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Community roundup: MP grad Battle’s status at West Virginia in limbo

Plus, the Silvertips deal Roan Woodward to Edmonton and the EvCC men’s soccer keeps its high ranking in the NWAC.

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle celebrates after scoring against Kansas State during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Washington forward Keion Brooks Jr. (1) drives against Washington State forward DJ Rodman, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 56-51. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)

Hopkins’ Huskies have new look

The team has made fundamental changes on offense and defense and, once again, features mostly new group of players,

Washington forward Keion Brooks Jr. (1) drives against Washington State forward DJ Rodman, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 56-51. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
FILE - In this March 29, 2016, file photo, Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen speaks during a news conference in New Orleans. Washington is working to finalize the hire of Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen to fill its vacant AD position, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of a deal were still being worked out. An official announcement was planned for Monday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

UW names Tulane’s Troy Dannen athletic director

The Iowa native replaces Jen Cohen, who left for Southern California in August.

FILE - In this March 29, 2016, file photo, Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen speaks during a news conference in New Orleans. Washington is working to finalize the hire of Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen to fill its vacant AD position, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of a deal were still being worked out. An official announcement was planned for Monday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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)
Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) scores a touchdown next to California defensive back Lu-Magia Hearns III (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

No. 7 UW faces Arizona in 1st Pac-12 road game of season

Washington lost two straight after going 4-0 to start last season and is determined to not let that happen again this year.

Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) scores a touchdown next to California defensive back Lu-Magia Hearns III (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Everett's Max Soterakopoulos points to his name on the leaderboard after winning his division the Regional Qualifier for Drive, Chip and Putt, held last Saturday at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place. (Photo coutesy of Chris Soterakopoulos)

Community roundup: Everett youth golfer headed to The Masters

Plus, Mill Creek Country Club’s Val Patrick honored by LPGA, updates on local NFL players, and more.

Everett's Max Soterakopoulos points to his name on the leaderboard after winning his division the Regional Qualifier for Drive, Chip and Putt, held last Saturday at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place. (Photo coutesy of Chris Soterakopoulos)
AquaSox pitcher Reid VanScoter delivers a pitch during a game against the Vancouver Canadians on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Community roundup: AquaSox’s VanScoter, Scott honored by NWL

Plus, GP grad Matt King is named to USA Swimming’s national team, Daniel Arias is waived by the Cardinals and more.

AquaSox pitcher Reid VanScoter delivers a pitch during a game against the Vancouver Canadians on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks to throw during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michael Penix Jr. tosses four TDs in No. 8 Washington’s rout of Michigan State

The Huskies put up 713 yards of offense in a 41-7 road victory over the Spartans.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks to throw during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., right, walks on the field with safety Vincent Holmes (18) after a victory over Tulsa in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Michigan St. welcomes No. 8 UW without suspended coach Tucker

Washington and red-hot QB Michael Penix Jr. head to East Lansing to face the embattled Spartans.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., right, walks on the field with safety Vincent Holmes (18) after a victory over Tulsa in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Washington State running back Nakia Watson (25) secures a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Back in AP Top 25, No. 23 WSU faces Northern Colorado

The Cougars host the Bears of the FCS ahead of next week’s Pac-12 Conference opener against No. 16 Oregon State.

Washington State running back Nakia Watson (25) secures a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Edmonds Coho Derby top four finishers (from left to right) Mike Vandermeulen, Kevin Gibson, Gary Salvati and Renier Britz pose with their top catches on Sept. 9, 2023, in Edmonds. (Photo by Ron Garner)
Edmonds Coho Derby top four finishers (from left to right) Mike Vandermeulen, Kevin Gibson, Gary Salvati and Renier Britz pose with their top catches on Sept. 9, 2023, in Edmonds. (Photo by Ron Garner)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks to throw against Tulsa during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Michael Penix Jr. throws 3 TD passes, No. 8 Washington routs Tulsa

Penix connects with 10 different receivers in the Huskies’ 43-10 victory.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks to throw against Tulsa during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)