Glacier Peak High School

Glacier Peak’s Cooper Jensen makes a touchdown reception against Lake Stevens’ Alexander Davis Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Cooper Jensen makes a touchdown reception against Lake Stevens’ Alexander Davis Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Runners pass the Olympic rings as they compete during the first round of the women’s 5,000-meter at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Friday in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Markovc finishes 20th in Olympic women’s 5,000 meters

The Glacier Peak High School graduate placed ninth in her heat and did not advance to Monday’s final.

Runners pass the Olympic rings as they compete during the first round of the women’s 5,000-meter at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Friday in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Great Britain's Amy-Eloise Markovc, a Glacier Peak High School graduate, competes at the British Championships on June 27 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Rhodes)

Glacier Peak graduate’s bumpy road to the Olympics

Amy-Eloise (Neale) Markovc almost missed out on competing for Great Britain in the women’s 5,000.

Great Britain's Amy-Eloise Markovc, a Glacier Peak High School graduate, competes at the British Championships on June 27 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Rhodes)
Britains Amy-Eloise Markovc, left, crosses the finish line to win the women's 3000 meters final ahead of second placed France's Alice Finot at the Poland European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Glacier Peak alum Markovc headed to Summer Olympics

The former local prep star was selected by Great Britain to run the women’s 5000 meters in Tokyo.

Britains Amy-Eloise Markovc, left, crosses the finish line to win the women's 3000 meters final ahead of second placed France's Alice Finot at the Poland European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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)
Britain’s Amy-Eloise Markovc celebrates after winning the women’s 3,000 meters final at the Poland European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, on March 5. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Former GP standout could miss Olympics on technicality

Amy-Eloise (Neale) Markovc finished second in the women’s 5,000 at the British Championships, but controversy reigns.

Britain’s Amy-Eloise Markovc celebrates after winning the women’s 3,000 meters final at the Poland European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, on March 5. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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)
Azavier Coppin, Glacier Peak sophomore, score 17 goals in the abbreviated season and is The Herald's boys soccer Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Azavier Coppin

The Glacier Peak sophomore scored 17 goals in just 10 matches to lead the Grizzlies to a 5-1-4 mark.

Azavier Coppin, Glacier Peak sophomore, score 17 goals in the abbreviated season and is The Herald's boys soccer Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington State sophomore Suzy Pace, a Mariner High School graduate, competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship held on May 26-29, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Russell James)
Washington State sophomore Suzy Pace, a Mariner High School graduate, competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship held on May 26-29, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Russell James)
Glacier Peak High pitcher Makayla Miller on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

April Athlete of the Month: Glacier Peak’s Makayla Miller

The Grizzlies’ two-way standout tossed a shutout and hit a walk-off home run in the same game.

Glacier Peak High pitcher Makayla Miller on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Snohomish's Sara Rodgers reaches for a loose ball with Glacier Peak's Aaliyah Collins Friday evening at Snohomish High in Snohomish on May 28, 2021. The Grizzles won 59-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Sara Rodgers reaches for a loose ball with Glacier Peak's Aaliyah Collins Friday evening at Snohomish High in Snohomish on May 28, 2021. The Grizzles won 59-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Mariner thumps GP in matchup of top basketball teams

The Marauders stake their claim as the area’s best team with a 64-36 win over the Grizzlies.

Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak senior Ryan Black totaled 994 yards from scrimmage, 13 touchdowns as a  running back and a standout on defense for the Grizzlies. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Football Player of the Year: Ryan Black

The Glacier Peak senior running back totaled 994 yards from scrimmage and 13 TDs in just five games.

Glacier Peak senior Ryan Black totaled 994 yards from scrimmage, 13 touchdowns as a  running back and a standout on defense for the Grizzlies. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak junior Chloe Seelhoff scored 12 goals and had seven assists for the Grizzlies during their shortened nine-game schedule. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Chloe Seelhoff

The Glacier Peak junior and University of Washington commit scored 12 goals in nine games.

Glacier Peak junior Chloe Seelhoff scored 12 goals and had seven assists for the Grizzlies during their shortened nine-game schedule. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington's Lauren Sanders, center, spikes the ball against Dayton's Lexie Almodovar, left, and Lindsey Winner, right, in the third set during an NCAA volleyball tournament in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Glacier Peak grad Sanders climbs UW volleyball record books

The senior middle blocker has made an impact on and off the court for the Sweet 16-bound Huskies.

Washington's Lauren Sanders, center, spikes the ball against Dayton's Lexie Almodovar, left, and Lindsey Winner, right, in the third set during an NCAA volleyball tournament in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar rushes with Glacier Peak's Hunter Morrison Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar rushes with Glacier Peak's Hunter Morrison Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Former GP swimmer excels at NCAAs

Plus, a GP alum earned Pac-12 volleyball honors, a Kamiak alum placed at the ice dancing worlds, and more.

Glacier Peak's Matthew King competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the 4A NW District Swim Meet Saturday afternoon at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish on February 15, 2020. The  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Aaliyah Collins (6) celebrates her goal with teammates in the first half as Snohomish and Glacier Peak meet in a season finale girls' soccer match at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Monday, March 29, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

GALLERY: Glacier Peak blanks rival Snohomish in season finale

The Grizzlies wrap up a strong girls soccer season with a 3-0 win on Monday evening.

Glacier Peak's Aaliyah Collins (6) celebrates her goal with teammates in the first half as Snohomish and Glacier Peak meet in a season finale girls' soccer match at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Monday, March 29, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Oregon State closing pitcher Jake Mulholland clenches his fist after the last out of the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Oregon State closing pitcher Jake Mulholland clenches his fist after the last out of the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)