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Prep roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 6

Prep roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 6: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results…

 

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Prep results for Monday, Dec. 5

Prep results for Monday, Dec. 5: BOYS BASKETBALL Wesco 3A/2A Stanwood 59,…

 

Lake Stevens quarterback Kolton Matson drops back to pass against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Patterson: QB Matson ‘had that dawg in him’ during Lake Stevens’ state title win

The sophomore quarterback’s growth since last year’s championship loss was the biggest difference for the Vikings on offense this time around.

 

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Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Nov. 28-Dec. 4. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with next week’s poll and… Continue reading

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A gang of Lake Stevens defenders stop Xe'Ree Alexander against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Notebook: Defense shines in Lake Stevens’ championship game victory

The Vikings set the tone with an early interception and seal the game with key defensive stands.

A gang of Lake Stevens defenders stop Xe'Ree Alexander against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prep roundup for Saturday, Dec. 3

Prep roundup for Saturday, Dec. 3: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com. Please report results by 10:30 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL NON-LEAGUE… Continue reading

Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker celebrates a touchdown with teammates after putting his team up against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State champs!: Lake Stevens captures 1st-ever 4A football title

The Vikings edge Kennedy Catholic 24-22 in the state title game to complete the elusive final step in their program’s ascent.

Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker celebrates a touchdown with teammates after putting his team up against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prep roundup for Friday, Dec. 2

Prep roundup for Friday, Dec. 2: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com. Please report results by 10:30 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL NON-LEAGUE… Continue reading

The Lake Stevens players run out onto the field before the start of the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Championship central: Lake Stevens’ run to the title game

Get ready for Saturday night’s 4A state championship game with stories from the Vikings’ success-filled season.

The Lake Stevens players run out onto the field before the start of the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Left: Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar (Olivia Vanni/The Herald). Right: Kennedy Catholic wide receiver Mason Hayes (Pete Caster/The News Tribune).

4A state title game preview: Lake Stevens vs. Kennedy Catholic

The Vikings are on the doorstep of their 1st state crown. Get ready for the title game with an in-depth look at both teams.

Left: Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar (Olivia Vanni/The Herald). Right: Kennedy Catholic wide receiver Mason Hayes (Pete Caster/The News Tribune).

Prep roundup for Thursday, Dec. 1

Prep roundup for Thursday, Dec. 1: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com. Please report results by 10:30 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL NON-LEAGUE… Continue reading

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Prep roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 30

Prep roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 30: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, emails sports@heraldnet.com. Please report results by 10:30 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL NON-LEAGUE… Continue reading

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A gang of Lake Stevens Vikings take down the ball carrier during the 4A semifinal against Graham-Kapowsin on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Versatile defense plays key role in Lake Stevens’ run to title game

The Vikings’ flexible defense has slowed down a variety of offenses en route to another 4A state championship game trip.

A gang of Lake Stevens Vikings take down the ball carrier during the 4A semifinal against Graham-Kapowsin on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Top row (left-right): Kamiak’s Bella Hasan, Monroe’s Adria Lincoln, Jackson’s Sylas Williams. Middle row (left-right): Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett, Shorecrest’s Parker Baumann. Bottom row (left-right): Arlington’s Jenna Villa, Mountlake Terrace’s Zaveon Jones. (Herald photos)

Top returning prep basketball players in Snohomish County

A look at some of the area’s premier hoopsters as the season gets underway.

Top row (left-right): Kamiak’s Bella Hasan, Monroe’s Adria Lincoln, Jackson’s Sylas Williams. Middle row (left-right): Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett, Shorecrest’s Parker Baumann. Bottom row (left-right): Arlington’s Jenna Villa, Mountlake Terrace’s Zaveon Jones. (Herald photos)

Prep roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 29

Prep roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 29: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com. Please report results by 10:30 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL NON-LEAGUE… Continue reading

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Prep results for Monday, Nov. 28

Prep roundup for Monday, Nov. 28: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BOYS BASKETBALL Non-league Cascade 55, Highline 36 BURIEN —… Continue reading

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Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar beats the defense for a 55-yard touchdown run during the 4A semifinal against Graham-Kapowsin on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens tops Graham-Kapowsin to reach state title game

Jayden Limar accounts for 6 TDs as the Vikings beat the defending champs 42-28 and avenge last year’s title game loss.

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar beats the defense for a 55-yard touchdown run during the 4A semifinal against Graham-Kapowsin on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar runs the ball during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘He’s been our motor’: Star tailback Limar powers Lake Stevens’ title quest

Notre Dame commit Jayden Limar has showcased his immense talent while leading the Vikings back to the 4A state semifinals.

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar runs the ball during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker weaves through the secondary on a long reception against Gonzaga Prep on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4A state semifinal preview: Lake Stevens vs. Graham-Kapowsin

The Vikings are set to face defending champion Graham-Kapowsin in a rematch of last year’s state title game.

Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker weaves through the secondary on a long reception against Gonzaga Prep on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Claire Smith prepares to start the 100 yard backstroke final during the WIAA 4A Girls State Swim & Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4A state swim and dive: Wesco divers shine; Jackson, Kamiak place top-8

Wesco accounts for 4 of the 8 diving state medalists, while Jackson and Kamiak each earn top-8 team finishes.

Kamiak’s Claire Smith prepares to start the 100 yard backstroke final during the WIAA 4A Girls State Swim & Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)