High school sports

Granite Falls' Riley Hoople makes a reception with Sultan's Derek Feltner defending Friday night in Sultan on February 26, 2021 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This week’s prep football schedule, picks and streaming links

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Granite Falls' Riley Hoople makes a reception with Sultan's Derek Feltner defending Friday night in Sultan on February 26, 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)
Quarterback Tanner Jellison runs a play with running backs Jay Roughton, left, and Trayce Hanks as the Lake Stevens High School football team conducts its first practice, marking the first day of practice for fall sports in the Wesco division, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Wesco high school sports teams’ long layoff finally ends

For the first time in more than 450 days, Wesco fall athletes gathered for official practices.

Quarterback Tanner Jellison runs a play with running backs Jay Roughton, left, and Trayce Hanks as the Lake Stevens High School football team conducts its first practice, marking the first day of practice for fall sports in the Wesco division, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
High School football teams across Snohomish County are closing in on their first game in over a year. (Herald file photos)

Prep football: Key games and the area’s complete schedule

The first H.S. football game in the county in over a year is set to take place this coming Friday.

High School football teams across Snohomish County are closing in on their first game in over a year. (Herald file photos)
Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

Getchell’s Knight named prep baseball preseason All-American

The two-sport star and UCLA commit was honored by Baseball America on Monday.

Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)
Sophomore Cavan Campbell celebrates after making a defensive stop against Meadowdale on Friday, Oct. 11 at Everett Memorial Stadium. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

Wesco athletic directors approve return of high school sports

The move, which was made official Wednesday, will allow practices for tradition fall sports to begin Feb. 22.

Sophomore Cavan Campbell celebrates after making a defensive stop against Meadowdale on Friday, Oct. 11 at Everett Memorial Stadium. (Katie Webber / The Herald)
Arlington's Jack Sheward is hit in the leg as O'Dea's David Sessoms slides in for the tying run as Arlington lost 7-6 to O'Dea in a 3A baseball state regional game at Sherman Anderson Field on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Mount Vernon, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WIAA releases more season plans, local schedules to differ

The WIAA announced dates for Seasons 2 and 3. Wesco, Emerald Sound and others have their own plans.

Arlington's Jack Sheward is hit in the leg as O'Dea's David Sessoms slides in for the tying run as Arlington lost 7-6 to O'Dea in a 3A baseball state regional game at Sherman Anderson Field on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Mount Vernon, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda autographs a baseball in the Dodgertown locker-room in Vero Beach, Fla., in this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1990, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Former Cascade baseball coach remembers time with MLB legend

Bob Smithson spent time in the minor leagues playing against up-and-coming manager Tommy Lasorda.

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda autographs a baseball in the Dodgertown locker-room in Vero Beach, Fla., in this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1990, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Lakewood's Landen Pruitt runs the ball during the 2A State playoff game against Sequim on Friday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

WIAA announces another change to prep sports schedule

The announcement comes after new plans from the governor. Wesco is still submitting its own proposal.

Lakewood's Landen Pruitt runs the ball during the 2A State playoff game against Sequim on Friday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Everett football team plays a 1914 game at Athletic Field in Everett. (Everett Public Library Northwest History Room)

They were the kings of prep football 100 years ago

Everett High School won a national championship on New Year’s Day 1921, capping a dominant decade.

The Everett football team plays a 1914 game at Athletic Field in Everett. (Everett Public Library Northwest History Room)
Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The stories we told: A crazy year in sports

The pandemic forced many changes to the local sports scene and these were the top-10 most-viewed stories.

Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Arlington’s Cade Younger is tackled by Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kyle Nyblod during the game on Oct. 25, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wesco athletic directors unveil new plan for prep sports

The new proposal includes a three-season, Wesco-only schedule with competitions beginning March 1.

Arlington’s Cade Younger is tackled by Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kyle Nyblod during the game on Oct. 25, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Josh McCarron, junior at Archbishop Murphy High is The Herald Defensive Player of the Year.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Murphy’s McCarron will have ‘dream come true’ on signing day

The standout senior is set to sign his National Letter of Intent with Virigina football Wednesday.

Josh McCarron, junior at Archbishop Murphy High is The Herald Defensive Player of the Year.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Maddie McMahon attempts a layup during the game against Bethel at the 3A Girls Hardwood Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

WIAA makes no decision on start, will meet again in January

Jan. 4, 11 and 18 will serve as the three checkpoint dates to update the status of a return to play.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Maddie McMahon attempts a layup during the game against Bethel at the 3A Girls Hardwood Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cameron Underwood (right) looks to the basket during practice Monday evening at Everett Community College in Everett on March 2, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cameron Underwood (right) looks to the basket during practice Monday evening at Everett Community College in Everett on March 2, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Getchell's Malakhi Knight leads a fast break against Wilson Wednesday morning at the Tacoma Dome on March 4, 2020. Marysville-Gethchell lost to Wilson 73-52. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

Marysville-Getchell's Malakhi Knight leads a fast break against Wilson Wednesday morning at the Tacoma Dome on March 4, 2020. Marysville-Gethchell lost to Wilson 73-52. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Fatoumata Jaiteh (right) works the post with Maia Austvold defending during practice Thursday afternoon at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on February 20, 2019.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Local athletes discuss being recruited during a pandemic

As the signing period opens, college hopefuls have dealt with a recruitment unlike any other.

Fatoumata Jaiteh (right) works the post with Maia Austvold defending during practice Thursday afternoon at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on February 20, 2019.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Courtney Perry attempts a layup during the game against Seattle Prep at the 3A Girls Hardwood Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish's Courtney Perry attempts a layup during the game against Seattle Prep at the 3A Girls Hardwood Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Trying to get the upper hand, Edmonds-Woodway's Ethan Nguyen, left, battles North Central's Steven Zaragoza. Hguyen lost 11-2 in their championship match at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Tacoma, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WIAA provides more details for start of high school sports

The WIAA says that 50% of schools in a region must be eligible for that region to begin competition.

Trying to get the upper hand, Edmonds-Woodway's Ethan Nguyen, left, battles North Central's Steven Zaragoza. Hguyen lost 11-2 in their championship match at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Tacoma, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett's Dustin Wolf stops a shot at goal against Seattle Sunday evening at ShoWare Center in Kent on March 8, 2020. The Silvertips won 3-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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Plus the WIAA is offering free mental training and a local park will host women’s football tryouts.

Everett's Dustin Wolf stops a shot at goal against Seattle Sunday evening at ShoWare Center in Kent on March 8, 2020. The Silvertips won 3-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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