Granite Falls High School

Granite Falls' Gio Gonzalez grabs the face mask of South Whidbey's Prince Browne as he tries to escape a tackle during the game on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Granite Falls clinches first state football berth since 1990

The Tigers rally to beat South Whidbey 13-12 to secure the final state berth from the Emerald Sound Conference.

Granite Falls' Gio Gonzalez grabs the face mask of South Whidbey's Prince Browne as he tries to escape a tackle during the game on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood's Anthony Hooker runs the ball during the game against Everett on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood's Anthony Hooker runs the ball during the game against Everett on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Lakewood Cougars defeated the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats 32-21 at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Lakewood Cougars defeated the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats 32-21 at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Eastside Prep's Bohan Shakes (left) and Sultan's Kobe Koehler reach for a loose ball Thursday evening at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

All-Emerald Sound Conference selections from local schools

Student-athletes and coaches from Granite Falls and Sultan who earned all-league honors.

Eastside Prep's Bohan Shakes (left) and Sultan's Kobe Koehler reach for a loose ball Thursday evening at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Granite Falls' Kaleb Roberts rushes with Sultan's Kaden Harwick closing Friday night in Sultan on February 26, 2021 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Friday night lights finally back on

Granite Falls beats rival Sultan in OT in the area’s first prep football game in more than 15 months.

Granite Falls' Kaleb Roberts rushes with Sultan's Kaden Harwick closing Friday night in Sultan on February 26, 2021 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Athlete of the Month Q&A: Sam Sylliaasen from Granite Falls

Athlete of the Month Q&A: Sam Sylliaasen from Granite Falls

The 6-foot-6 senior has developed into a force for the Tigers, and has some of the best hair around.

Athlete of the Month Q&A: Sam Sylliaasen from Granite Falls
North Sound Conferece, Emerald City League announce merger

North Sound Conferece, Emerald City League announce merger

The Emerald Sound Conference will consist of up to 14 teams and feature tiered divisions in some sports.

North Sound Conferece, Emerald City League announce merger

Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Dec. 23-29

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Community sports roundup: Locals lift WWU women’s soccer

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Granite Falls shuts out Sultan in Black and Blue Bowl

Granite Falls shuts out Sultan in Black and Blue Bowl

The Tigers’ defense comes through with a dominant performance in a 45-0 rivalry win over the Turks.

Granite Falls shuts out Sultan in Black and Blue Bowl
6 players is enough for Granite Falls volleyball team

6 players is enough for Granite Falls volleyball team

The Tigers are playing this season with just six full-time varsity players and no libero.

6 players is enough for Granite Falls volleyball team
Q&A with Granite Falls cross country runner Isaac Cortes

Q&A with Granite Falls cross country runner Isaac Cortes

The Tigers’ senior ran a mile in just over 6 minutes as a 5th-grader and is a devoted church member.

Q&A with Granite Falls cross country runner Isaac Cortes

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