High school sports

Meadowdale football coach steps down for coaching jobs in Texas

Matt Leonard, who coached the Mavs for 4 years, will coach wrestling and football in Pflugerville, Texas.

The Herald’s 2019 Boys Athlete of the Year: Kody Newman

The youngest member of an athletically gifted family was a three-sport standout for the Falcons

Snohomish’s Tyler Massena runs in for a touchdown in the third quarter as Snohomish beat Garfield 42-35 in a playoff football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Nov. 2, 2018 in Snohomish. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Readers’ Choice 2019 Boys Athlete of the Year: Tyler Massena

The Snohomish three-sport standout, headed to Navy on a track scholarship, was the top online vote-getter.

Snohomish’s Tyler Massena runs in for a touchdown in the third quarter as Snohomish beat Garfield 42-35 in a playoff football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Nov. 2, 2018 in Snohomish. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Readers’ Choice 2019 Girls Athlete of the Year: Claire Doud

The Archbishop Murphy volleyball standout was the top online vote-getter.

The Herald’s 2019 Girls Athlete of the Year: Taylor Roe

The Lake Stevens distance runner finished her decorated prep career with 9 individual state titles.

Host of area wrestlers earn All-America honors

Kiley Hubby helped Team Washington to a 2nd-place finish in the women’s freestyle Junior National Duals.

3 local girls hoops players headed to Saturday’s all-state games

Lynnwood’s Amayah Kirkman, Arlington’s Sierra Scheppele and Shorecrest’s Amanda Lee are on the 3A/2A West team.

Longtime Marysville Pilchuck wrestling coach retires

Craig Iversen, who coached 2 Tomahawks’ state champs, will be replaced by 2011 grad Marcus Haughian.

A familiar face returns as Mountlake Terrace’s football coach

Tony Umayam, who coached the Hawks for 11 seasons before stepping down in 2015, is back as head coach.

Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett to get $4.65M renovation

The improvements could help attract more youth baseball and softball tournaments, or even national events.

Vote for The Herald’s 2019 Boys Athlete of the Year

Seniors from 27 high schools are nominated for the award.

Vote for The Herald’s 2019 Girls Athlete of the Year

Athletes from 29 schools have been nominated for the annual Kristi Bartz Award.

Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group Port Angeles’ Kiana Watson-Charles pitches against North Kitsap.

POLL RESULTS: No need for softball pitch limits

Nearly two-thirds of voters say limiting a pitcher’s use in softball is unnecessary.

Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group Port Angeles’ Kiana Watson-Charles pitches against North Kitsap.

Host of local wrestlers to represent Washington

National duals in three age groups begin this week across the country.

POLL: Should softball have pitch limits?

Unlike baseball, there are no pitch limits in softball, allowing pitchers to throw multiple games a day.

Meadowdale sophomore, River Stewart, totaled 32 goals and 10 assists while leading the Mavericks to a district title and the programs’s first state berth since 2005. Stewart is the Boys Soccer Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

2019 Boys Soccer Player of the Year: River Stewart

The sophomore tallied 32 goals while helping Meadowdale reach state for the first time since 2005.

Meadowdale sophomore, River Stewart, totaled 32 goals and 10 assists while leading the Mavericks to a district title and the programs’s first state berth since 2005. Stewart is the Boys Soccer Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2019 All-Area high school boys soccer teams

A look at the top prep boys soccer players in the area this season.

Pitch limits in softball? Some say yes, some say no

Coaches don’t view limits as necessary, while experts want more research on impact of heavy workloads.