Girls basketball

Eastlake’s Ava Schmidt records a block against Lake Stevens Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 4A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens girls fall to Eastlake in state regional rematch

Just 11 days after their bi-district clash, the Wolves return the favor and stymie the Vikings 54-44.

Eastlake’s Ava Schmidt records a block against Lake Stevens Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 4A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Hermiston’s Izzy Simmons puts in a late layup to tie the game against Everett Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 3A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett girls ousted by Hermiston on buzzer-beater

The Seagulls’ milestone season ends with a heartbreaking 53-51 state tournament loss to Hermiston on a last-second shot.

Hermiston’s Izzy Simmons puts in a late layup to tie the game against Everett Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 3A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jenna Villa makes a jump shot during the game against Kelso on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington girls soar past Kelso and into 3A state quarters

The Eagles rout Kelso 76-45 in a state regional and earn a bye into next week’s state quarterfinals.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa makes a jump shot during the game against Kelso on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy forward Claire Esping throws up a shot against W.F. West in the regional round of the state tournament at Tumwater Feb. 25. (Alec Dietz / The Chronicle)

State basketball results for Friday, Feb. 25

State basketball results for Friday, Feb. 25: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) GIRLS BASKETBALL 3A STATE TOURNAMENT Winner to quarterfinals,… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy forward Claire Esping throws up a shot against W.F. West in the regional round of the state tournament at Tumwater Feb. 25. (Alec Dietz / The Chronicle)
Grace Academy’s Zia Fackenthal tries to steal the ball from Cusick’s Dalia Oliver during the game on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Grace Academy girls ousted with 1B state regional loss

The Eagles lose 57-48 to Cusick and fall one win short of their first-ever Hardwood Classic trip.

Grace Academy’s Zia Fackenthal tries to steal the ball from Cusick’s Dalia Oliver during the game on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett’s Ella Sylvester hits a difficult hook shot against Arlington Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

After early losses, Everett never stopped believing in run to state

The Seagulls dropped 5 straight early in the season, but have won 10 of 12 since heading into a regional game vs. Hermiston.

Everett’s Ella Sylvester hits a difficult hook shot against Arlington Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin drives the baseline with Mountlake Terrace’s Cameron Dunn defending Saturday afternoon at during the 3A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin drives the baseline with Mountlake Terrace’s Cameron Dunn defending Saturday afternoon at during the 3A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Sultan senior Grace Trichler looks to create space from a defender during practice Feb. 3 at Sultan High School in Sultan. Trichler was named the Emerald Sound Conference Coho Division Player of the Year. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Winter 2021-22 All-Emerald Sound Conference teams

Athletes honored in boys and girls basketball and boys and girls wrestling.

Sultan senior Grace Trichler looks to create space from a defender during practice Feb. 3 at Sultan High School in Sultan. Trichler was named the Emerald Sound Conference Coho Division Player of the Year. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mariner’s Naser Motley is able to get around Glacier Peak’s Bobby Siebers to make a layup during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Brackets released for high school basketball state tournaments

Fourteen local teams are headed to state, which begins this week with play-in and regional games.

Mariner’s Naser Motley is able to get around Glacier Peak’s Bobby Siebers to make a layup during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin attempts a shot over Mountlake Terrace defenders Saturday afternoon at during the 3A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Snohomish girls stymie Terrace to punch ticket to state

The Panthers use their size advantage to beat the Hawks 50-28 in a loser-out playoff game.

Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin attempts a shot over Mountlake Terrace defenders Saturday afternoon at during the 3A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Arlington's Jenna Villa and Keira Marsh celebrate in the closing second of play Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game against Stanwood at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Arlington girls race past rival Stanwood for district title

The Eagles beat the Spartans 52-39, but both teams will advance to the state tournament.

Arlington's Jenna Villa and Keira Marsh celebrate in the closing second of play Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game against Stanwood at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Everett’s Alana Washington attempts an underhand layup with Meadowdale’s McKenna Kuecker trailing Saturday afternoon at during the 3A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Washington sisters lift Everett past Meadowdale into state

Mae and Alana Washington combine to score 32 points in the Seagulls’ 51-31 winner-to-state, loser-out win.

Everett’s Alana Washington attempts an underhand layup with Meadowdale’s McKenna Kuecker trailing Saturday afternoon at during the 3A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Lake Stevens' Baylor Thomas (14) with drives to the basket with Eastlake's Kaylia Jackson defending during a Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District semifinal game Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)

Lake Stevens clinches 4A state berth in tense win over Eastlake

Nisa Ellis hits a go-ahead jumper to lift the short-handed Vikings to a 48-46 bi-district semifinal win.

Lake Stevens' Baylor Thomas (14) with drives to the basket with Eastlake's Kaylia Jackson defending during a Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District semifinal game Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
Alington’s Jenna Villa takes the ball up the court against Everett Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls hold off Everett to clinch 3A state berth

The Eagles withstand a furious rally by the Seagulls to win 59-51 and advance to the 3A District 1 title game.

Alington’s Jenna Villa takes the ball up the court against Everett Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood girls knock off Snohomish to earn 3A state berth

Vivienne Berrett poured in 27 points and the Spartans advanced to the 3A District 1 title game.

Jackson's Sylas Williams drives with Woodinville's Jamison Atwood defending at Jackson High School Wednesday evening in Mill Creek, Washington on January 5, 2022. The Timberwolves won 76-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep basketball postseason update: A look at where things stand

There have already been some surprises. And the action heats up this week, with state berths at stake.

Jackson's Sylas Williams drives with Woodinville's Jamison Atwood defending at Jackson High School Wednesday evening in Mill Creek, Washington on January 5, 2022. The Timberwolves won 76-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett’s Lillian Thompson splits the Mountlake Terrace defense Friday evening in Everett, Washington on February 11, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Everett girls down Terrace in 3A districts

The Seagulls advanced to the 3A District 1 Tournament semifinals with a 66-37 win on Friday night.

Everett’s Lillian Thompson splits the Mountlake Terrace defense Friday evening in Everett, Washington on February 11, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Lake Stevens bench reacts to a teammate’s three point shot against Kamiak Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Associated Press high school basketball polls for Feb. 9

Seven local teams receive top-10 rankings in the final AP basketball polls of the season.

The Lake Stevens bench reacts to a teammate’s three point shot against Kamiak Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace's Jaxon Dubiel, left, and Arlington's Ethan Martin chase down a loose ball Friday evening at Mountlake Terrace High School on December 10, 2021. The Eagles won 70-55. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

The Arlington and Mariner boys clinch league titles, the Lake Stevens boys save their season, and more.

Mountlake Terrace's Jaxon Dubiel, left, and Arlington's Ethan Martin chase down a loose ball Friday evening at Mountlake Terrace High School on December 10, 2021. The Eagles won 70-55. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Sultan senior Grace Trichler looks to create space from a defender during practice Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at Sultan High School in Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Rising Sultan girls eye 1st state berth in program history

After a massive breakthrough last spring, the Lady Turks have taken another step forward this season.

Sultan senior Grace Trichler looks to create space from a defender during practice Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at Sultan High School in Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)