Edmonds-Woodway HIgh School

The Shorewood boys soccer team poses for a photo after winning the Class 3A District 1 trophy Saturday at Shoreline Stadium. The Stormrays topped Edmonds-Woodway 2-1. (Taras McCurdie / The Herald)
The Shorewood boys soccer team poses for a photo after winning the Class 3A District 1 trophy Saturday at Shoreline Stadium. The Stormrays topped Edmonds-Woodway 2-1. (Taras McCurdie / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Toshi Gilginas bats during a Class 3A District 1 semifinal baseball game between the Warriors and Monroe on Tuesday at Funko Field. Edmonds-Woodway won 8-4. (Taras McCurdie / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Toshi Gilginas bats during a Class 3A District 1 semifinal baseball game between the Warriors and Monroe on Tuesday at Funko Field. Edmonds-Woodway won 8-4. (Taras McCurdie / The Herald)
Shorewood’s Netan Ghebreamlak prepares to take a shot as Edmonds-Woodway’s Kincaid Sund defends in the Warriors’ 2-1 victory Wednesday night at Shoreline Stadium. (Aaron Coe / The Herald)

E-W weathers Shorewood’s storm in battle of soccer unbeatens

Alex Plumis’ 72nd-minute goal completed the comeback as the Warriors topped the Stormrays.

Shorewood’s Netan Ghebreamlak prepares to take a shot as Edmonds-Woodway’s Kincaid Sund defends in the Warriors’ 2-1 victory Wednesday night at Shoreline Stadium. (Aaron Coe / The Herald)
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)
Edmonds-Woodway coach  John Gradwohl talks to his players during Edmonds-Woodway High School football practice on Aug. 24, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gradwohl steps down after 28 seasons leading E-W football

The 58-year-old turned his alma mater into one of the area’s most consistent programs and was the longest-tenured coach in Wesco.

Edmonds-Woodway coach  John Gradwohl talks to his players during Edmonds-Woodway High School football practice on Aug. 24, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Rashaad Gerona-Chatters (29) moves with the ball during a game between Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace at Edmonds-Woodway Stadium in Edmonds, Washington on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. Edmonds-Woodway won, 13-10. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Rashaad Gerona-Chatters (29) moves with the ball during a game between Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace at Edmonds-Woodway Stadium in Edmonds, Washington on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. Edmonds-Woodway won, 13-10. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Monroe’s Ryan Miller runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Edmonds-Woodway on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe rolls past E-W for 3rd straight Wesco 3A South title

Blake Springer scores three touchdowns and the Bearcat defense dominates in a 35-7 win.

Monroe’s Ryan Miller runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Edmonds-Woodway on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Longtime Edmonds School District wrestling coach John Casebeer was also a member of the Snohomish County Wrestling Officials Association for 27 years. (County Sports Hall of Fame photo)

County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 bio: John Casebeer

The 1963 Edmonds graduate spent 30 successful years as a wrestling coach in the Edmonds School District.

Longtime Edmonds School District wrestling coach John Casebeer was also a member of the Snohomish County Wrestling Officials Association for 27 years. (County Sports Hall of Fame photo)
Edmonds grad Erika Klein excelled in cross country and track and field at Oregon and was The Herald’s 1993 Woman of the Year in Sports. (Snohomish County Hall of Fame photo)

County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 bio: Erika Klein

Klein won three individual state championships while at Edmonds H.S. and had an All-American career at the University of Oregon.

Edmonds grad Erika Klein excelled in cross country and track and field at Oregon and was The Herald’s 1993 Woman of the Year in Sports. (Snohomish County Hall of Fame photo)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Nalu Akiona returns the ball against Snohomish on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Snohomish edges E-W in boys tennis match

The Panthers ride three wins in singles play to a hard-fought 4-3 win over the Warriors.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Nalu Akiona returns the ball against Snohomish on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The 13-under Seattle Metro All Star golf team poses after winning the Pacific Northwest Section Championship of the PGA Jr. League on Aug. 17 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Redmond, Oregon. (Provided photo)
The 13-under Seattle Metro All Star golf team poses after winning the Pacific Northwest Section Championship of the PGA Jr. League on Aug. 17 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Redmond, Oregon. (Provided photo)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Myles Gaskin joins Vikings, Daniel Arias waived by Cardinals

More movement for Snohomish County natives as NFL teams juggle rosters ahead of season openers.

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Edmonds-Woodway quarterback Steven Warren Jr. lines up to throw a pass during practice on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

E-W bucks run-first trend to develop explosive passing attack

With an array of playmakers at skill positions, including QB Steven Warren Jr., the ground-heavy Warriors have taken to the air.

Edmonds-Woodway quarterback Steven Warren Jr. lines up to throw a pass during practice on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Daniel Arias, left, makes a catch in front of Cardinals cornerback Antonio Hamilton during NFL football training camp practice at State Farm Stadium Saturday, July 29, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Daniel Arias among trio of locals to make initial NFL rosters

The Jackson alum, plus sure-things Abraham Lucas and Kyler Gordon, all stick with their respective teams as cutdown day arrives.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Daniel Arias, left, makes a catch in front of Cardinals cornerback Antonio Hamilton during NFL football training camp practice at State Farm Stadium Saturday, July 29, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Edmonds-Woodway senior Ben Hanson is The Herald’s All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2023 Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Ben Hanson

The Edmonds-Woodway senior’s scoring and leadership helped propel the Warriors to a fourth-place finish in the 3A state tournament.

Edmonds-Woodway senior Ben Hanson is The Herald’s All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway senior Dylan Schlenger is The Herald’s All-Area Baseball Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s Baseball Player of the Year: Dylan Schlenger

The Edmonds-Woodway senior posted a 10-0 record with an 0.61 ERA and helped the Warriors reach the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

Edmonds-Woodway senior Dylan Schlenger is The Herald’s All-Area Baseball Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway boys soccer overpowered by No. 1 Lincoln

The Warriors fall in the 3A state semifinals 6-1 and will face No. 7 Lakeside in the third-place game at 10 a.m. Saturday.