Girls basketball

Mariner's Dakota Joseph drives to the hoop during the game against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

Mariner boys beat GP, Arlington girls clinch a league title, Sultan girls earn a landmark win, and more.

Mariner's Dakota Joseph drives to the hoop during the game against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Cori Wilcox looks to shoot with Jackson's Arielle Leavens defending Saturday evening at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington, January 22, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Talented Lake Stevens girls ready for deep postseason run

Led by a standout senior quartet, the seventh-ranked Vikings have “one goal” — a trip to the Tacoma Dome.

Lake Stevens' Cori Wilcox looks to shoot with Jackson's Arielle Leavens defending Saturday evening at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington, January 22, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Aidan Davis is yells while being fouled by Mariner's Dakota Joseph during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Associated Press high school basketball polls for Jan. 26

Six local teams are ranked in the top-10 of their respective classification. Four others received votes.

Glacier Peak's Aidan Davis is yells while being fouled by Mariner's Dakota Joseph during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Keira Marsh gos for a layup against Snohomish on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at Arlington High School. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls fend off Snohomish in pivotal league showdown

The Eagles ride their defense to a 57-44 win over the Panthers in a clash of 3A state top-five teams.

Arlington’s Keira Marsh gos for a layup against Snohomish on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at Arlington High School. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Stanwood's Owen Thayer makes a layup during the game against Mountlake Terrace on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

Chaos atop Wesco 3A/2A boys, a GP boys buzzer-beater, a signature Lake Stevens girls victory, and more.

Stanwood's Owen Thayer makes a layup during the game against Mountlake Terrace on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Shorecrest bench reacts to a missed shot in the final seconds of regular time to send the game against Arlington to overtime on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wave of cancellations wreaking havoc on winter prep sports

‘It’s just been so hard’: Canceled games and program shutdowns have been commonplace for local teams.

The Shorecrest bench reacts to a missed shot in the final seconds of regular time to send the game against Arlington to overtime on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Sophie Willis, left, and Stanwood's Vivienne Berrett look for a rebound at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Associated Press high school basketball polls for Jan. 19

How a state panel of sports writers rates Washington high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2022,… Continue reading

Arlington's Sophie Willis, left, and Stanwood's Vivienne Berrett look for a rebound at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's Mack Hepper adds pressure to a shot attempt by Shorecrest's Parker Baumann Thursday evening at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on January 13, 2022. The Highlanders won 88-68. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

The Shorecrest boys are firing on all cylinders. Plus, a look at other highlights from last week.

Stanwood's Mack Hepper adds pressure to a shot attempt by Shorecrest's Parker Baumann Thursday evening at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on January 13, 2022. The Highlanders won 88-68. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Maddy Fischer, right, attempts a steal from Stanwood's Grace Walker at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. The Eagles won 57-47. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Girls basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

Arlington beats rival Stanwood, Lake Stevens clobbers GP, Terrace continues its turnaround, and more.

Arlington's Maddy Fischer, right, attempts a steal from Stanwood's Grace Walker at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. The Eagles won 57-47. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Sophie Willis, left, and Stanwood's Vivienne Berrett look for a rebound at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington girls pull away to beat Stanwood in rivalry showdown

Jenna Villa kickstarts a late 10-0 run, leading the Eagles to a 57-47 victory in a key league clash.

Arlington's Sophie Willis, left, and Stanwood's Vivienne Berrett look for a rebound at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Wrestlers compete in the 2020 Mat Classic state tournament. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State sets new COVID testing requirements for prep sports

All athletes in high-contact indoor sports must get tested at least 3 times per week, the DOH said.

Wrestlers compete in the 2020 Mat Classic state tournament. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Baylor Thomas dribbles past an Inglemoor defender in a winner-to-state, loser-out game on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

Prep girls basketball: 2021-22 season preview

Coaches polls, favorites, contenders and more for the 2021-22 girls basketball season.

Lake Stevens' Baylor Thomas dribbles past an Inglemoor defender in a winner-to-state, loser-out game on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. (Katie Webber / The Herald)
Top row (left-right): Mariner's Naser Motley, Sultan's Grace Trichler, Lakewood's Justice Taylor. Middle row (left-right): Arlington's Jenna Villa, Lake Stevens' Cori Wilcox. Bottom row (left-right): Shorecrest's Elijah Johnson, Glacier Peak's Bobby Siebers, Snohomish's Ella Gallatin. (Herald file photos)

Top returning prep basketball players in Snohomish County

Boys and girls basketball players returned to the court last week for their first game action of the 2021-22 school year.

Top row (left-right): Mariner's Naser Motley, Sultan's Grace Trichler, Lakewood's Justice Taylor. Middle row (left-right): Arlington's Jenna Villa, Lake Stevens' Cori Wilcox. Bottom row (left-right): Shorecrest's Elijah Johnson, Glacier Peak's Bobby Siebers, Snohomish's Ella Gallatin. (Herald file photos)
Lynnwood's Dina Yonas drives to the hoop during the game against Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood's Dina Yonas drives to the hoop during the game against Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Giselle Dogan of Jackson High School is The Athlete of the Month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

May/June Athlete of the Month: Giselle Dogan

The freshman point guard poured in 19 points to help her team win its final game of the season.

Giselle Dogan of Jackson High School is The Athlete of the Month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aaliyah Collins, Glacier Peak senior, averaged 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals in the Grizzles undefeated 9-0 season. Collins will attend Chicago State University in the fall and is The Herald's girl basketball Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aaliyah Collins, Glacier Peak senior, averaged 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals in the Grizzles undefeated 9-0 season. Collins will attend Chicago State University in the fall and is The Herald's girl basketball Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Keira Marsh attempts a pass with Lake Stevens' Cori Wilcox defending Wednesday evening at Lake Stevens High School on June 9, 2021. The Eagles won 80-71. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 All-Area high school girls basketball teams

A look at the top prep girls basketball players in the area during this abbreviated season.

Arlington's Keira Marsh attempts a pass with Lake Stevens' Cori Wilcox defending Wednesday evening at Lake Stevens High School on June 9, 2021. The Eagles won 80-71. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Maya Erling drives with Snohomish's Kyra Beckman defending Friday evening at Snohomish High in Snohomish on May 28, 2021. The Grizzles won 59-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Girls basketball season review: GP seniors cap superb run

The Grizzlies went 9-0 this past season and the class of 2021 finished with a 55-9 overall record.

Glacier Peak's Maya Erling drives with Snohomish's Kyra Beckman defending Friday evening at Snohomish High in Snohomish on May 28, 2021. The Grizzles won 59-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Sultan's Grace Trichler looks to score with Eastside Prep's Katelyn Miller defending Thursday afternoon at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sultan girls basketball enjoys breakthrough season in new league

With their first winning season since 2009-10, the Turks earned a share of the Coho Division title.

Sultan's Grace Trichler looks to score with Eastside Prep's Katelyn Miller defending Thursday afternoon at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Melanie Delestrez (left) and Arlington's Abby Schwark tangle up for a jump ball Wednesday evening at Lake Stevens High School on June 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Melanie Delestrez (left) and Arlington's Abby Schwark tangle up for a jump ball Wednesday evening at Lake Stevens High School on June 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)