High school sports

Stanwood’s Ryder Bumgarner runs the ball during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Coming off milestone season, upstart Stanwood in exciting new position

The senior-laden Spartans aim to tackle more milestones after reaching the state playoffs for the first time in 25 years.

Stanwood’s Ryder Bumgarner runs the ball during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Spencer Fischer grabs onto Auburn Mountainview's Joeray Kilgore jersey during the game against Auburn Mountainview on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Spencer Fischer grabs onto Auburn Mountainview's Joeray Kilgore jersey during the game against Auburn Mountainview on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Gavin Steidle rushes with Glacier Peak's Rider Wilkinson closing at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Gavin Steidle rushes with Glacier Peak's Rider Wilkinson closing at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck’s Darren Johnson-Jones, left, tries to block a pass to Miguel Chavez, right, during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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Marysville-Pilchuck’s Darren Johnson-Jones, left, tries to block a pass to Miguel Chavez, right, during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s River Lien draws back to pass during practice Thursday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on August 25, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

With a pair of D-I commits and more, Glacier Peak’s offense is loaded

A wealth of offensive firepower has the Grizzlies primed for another state playoff run.

Glacier Peak’s River Lien draws back to pass during practice Thursday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on August 25, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson’s Mohammed Al Ezairej, head coach Mason Siddick and Tyson Beaulieu field questions during the first Wesco 4A media day Monday evening in Everett, Washington on August 22, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson’s Mohammed Al Ezairej, head coach Mason Siddick and Tyson Beaulieu field questions during the first Wesco 4A media day Monday evening in Everett, Washington on August 22, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
First year Mariner football head coach Tyler Tuiasosopo gathers his team for a talk between drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at Mariner High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mariner ushers in new era with coach Tyler Tuiasosopo

The former Marauders star quarterback is “living my dream” after taking over for the recently retired Mark Stewart.

First year Mariner football head coach Tyler Tuiasosopo gathers his team for a talk between drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at Mariner High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kenai Sinaphet takes the hand off from head coach, Dalton Schwetz, during practice Wednesday afternoon at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington on August 17, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Fresh start’ for Marysville Pilchuck under new coach Schwetz

The Tomahawks begin practice without longtime coach Brandon Carson, who stepped down following last year’s playoff run.

Kenai Sinaphet takes the hand off from head coach, Dalton Schwetz, during practice Wednesday afternoon at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington on August 17, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's Ryder Bumgarner rushes with yardage with Arlington's Trenton Lamie, left, closing in the third quarter Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep football: 5 storylines to watch this season

A look at some intriguing questions as local high school football practices get underway.

Stanwood's Ryder Bumgarner rushes with yardage with Arlington's Trenton Lamie, left, closing in the third quarter Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
People explore Everett Memorial Stadium’s new turf and track during an open house event Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett Memorial Stadium reopens with new-look field, track

The facility, which originally opened in 1947, underwent renovations this summer.

People explore Everett Memorial Stadium’s new turf and track during an open house event Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / 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)

Lake Stevens football claims 2nd consecutive Lakewood 7-on-7 tourney title

The reigning 4A state runner-up Vikings beat Kennedy Catholic to win the annual summer passing tournament.

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)
Alington’s Jenna Villa takes the ball up the court against Everett Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington’s Jenna Villa gives verbal pledge to WSU

The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals per game for the Eagles as a junior.

Alington’s Jenna Villa takes the ball up the court against Everett Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Members of the Lake Stevens offensive line celebrate a field goal against Eastlake at Pop Keeney Stadium on Saturday November 27, 2021.   (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

2021-22 Herald Athletic Cup: Lake Stevens takes 1st place

The Vikings win this year’s competition, which rewards local high schools for their overall athletic success.

Members of the Lake Stevens offensive line celebrate a field goal against Eastlake at Pop Keeney Stadium on Saturday November 27, 2021.   (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

GALLERY: Glacier Peak hosts 7on7 prep football tournament

Local teams and some out-of-area schools get in summer work as the start of fall practice draws ever closer.

Edmonds-Woodway High School grad Nick Hull (left) and Cascade grad Brett Gillis. Hull was selected in the seventh round of the 2022 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs and Gillis went to the Houston Astros in the eighth round. (Herald file photos)

2 former Snohomish County prep standouts taken on Day 2 of MLB draft

E-W alum Nick Hull was drafted in the 7th round by the Cubs and Cascade alum Brett Gillis in the 8th round by the Astros.

Edmonds-Woodway High School grad Nick Hull (left) and Cascade grad Brett Gillis. Hull was selected in the seventh round of the 2022 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs and Gillis went to the Houston Astros in the eighth round. (Herald file photos)
Dylan Carson announces his commitment to Air Force during National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Local athletes who have signed to play sports in college

The early signing period for all NCAA sports except Division I and II football opened Nov. 10.

Dylan Carson announces his commitment to Air Force during National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Everett High School boys basketball team poses for a photo on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo courtesy of Bobby Thompson)

The Seagulls take a grand college tour, with a touch of Ivy

The Everett High School boys basketball team tours four college campuses — including Harvard — during an eight-day trip back east. They played some hoops, as well.

The Everett High School boys basketball team poses for a photo on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo courtesy of Bobby Thompson)
Snohomish’s Cheyenne Rodgers is a talented three-sport athlete who played a key role in the success of the Panthers' soccer, basketball and track relay teams this year. Photographed in Snohomish, Washington on July 7, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Cheyenne Rodgers is a talented three-sport athlete who played a key role in the success of the Panthers' soccer, basketball and track relay teams this year. Photographed in Snohomish, Washington on July 7, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Chloe Pattison falls just behind in the final moments of the 4A girls 300 hurdles Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021-22 Girls High School Athlete of the Year finalists

A look at the award winner and five other finalists from nominations submitted by local athletic directors.

Lake Stevens’ Chloe Pattison falls just behind in the final moments of the 4A girls 300 hurdles Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jacob Erickson, a three-sport athlete at Glacier Peak High School and Boys Athlete of the Year, stands at his home football field on Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021-22 Boys High School Athlete of the Year: Jacob Erickson

Glacier Peak’s three-sport star won a state title in wrestling and was an all-league pick in football and baseball.

Jacob Erickson, a three-sport athlete at Glacier Peak High School and Boys Athlete of the Year, stands at his home football field on Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)