Jackson High School

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.

 

Glacier Peak’s Alena Lehmann tries to hold off the competition in the 500 yard freestyle during the Class 4A District 1 swim meet Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Snohomish Aquatic Center in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson races to 4A district girls swim and dive title

The Timberwolves win six of 12 events to claim their third 4A district title in their past four tries.

 

Jackson High sophomore Ben Lee hits a tweener back over the net against senior teammate Austen Lim during the 4A District 1 Singles Championship Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson’s star trio dominates 4A boys district tennis tourney

Ben Lee cruises to the singles title, while Henry Park and David Song roll to the doubles crown.

Jackson High sophomore Ben Lee hits a tweener back over the net against senior teammate Austen Lim during the 4A District 1 Singles Championship Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson rallies before the start of meet against Kamiak Thursday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on October 6, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson races past Kamiak in battle of girls swim powers

The Timberwolves win 106-77 in a matchup of two teams that have combined to win at least a share of every Wesco 4A conference title since 2015.

Jackson rallies before the start of meet against Kamiak Thursday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on October 6, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cascade's Julian Thomas runs through multiple tackles during the game against Jackson on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Cascade routs Jackson, improves to 4-0 in independent slate

The Bruins continue their strong start to the season and roll past the Timberwolves for a 55-21 win.

Cascade's Julian Thomas runs through multiple tackles during the game against Jackson on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Joe McGinnis (7) eyes a Federal Way defender as he races down the field for a touchdown after recovering a fumble caused by teammate Ashten Hendrickson (66) during a game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
Lake Stevens' Joe McGinnis (7) eyes a Federal Way defender as he races down the field for a touchdown after recovering a fumble caused by teammate Ashten Hendrickson (66) during a game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
Auburn university wheelchair basketball player Jake Eastwood, a Jackson High School alum. (Photo by Karl Robinson)

After leg amputation, local man becomes wheelchair hoops star

Mill Creek native Jake Eastwood dedicated his life to wheelchair basketball and recently made the U.S. men’s U23 national team.

Auburn university wheelchair basketball player Jake Eastwood, a Jackson High School alum. (Photo by Karl Robinson)
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)
BOISE, ID - 6 NOV 2021: The 2021 Mountain West Women's Soccer Championship takes place at Boas Soccer Complex in Boise, ID. (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos)

The Herald’s 2021-22 Woman of the Year in Sports: Jadyn Edwards

The Jackson graduate was named the Mountain West Conference’s top offensive player and led New Mexico to the NCAA tournament.

BOISE, ID - 6 NOV 2021: The 2021 Mountain West Women's Soccer Championship takes place at Boas Soccer Complex in Boise, ID. (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos)
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)
A korfball hits the edge of the basket Thursday evening at Mukilteo Beach on September 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A korfball hits the edge of the basket Thursday evening at Mukilteo Beach on September 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson senior slugger Dominic Hellman has committed to University of Oregon. Hellman finished the season with a batting average of .562 and eight home runs. Photographed in Mill Creek, Washington on June 17, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Baseball Player of the Year: Dominic Hellman

Jackson’s slugging shortstop and potential MLB draft pick hit .562 and blasted 8 homers in another spectacular season.

Jackson senior slugger Dominic Hellman has committed to University of Oregon. Hellman finished the season with a batting average of .562 and eight home runs. Photographed in Mill Creek, Washington on June 17, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dwayne Lane Athlete of the Year Scholarship candidates Jackson's Kate Russell (top left to right), Everett's Lillian Thompson, Cascade's Laura Alcantar Soto, Jackson's Dominic Hellman (bottom left to right), Everett's Joey Hudson and Cascade's Ronan McKague at the Everett School District Athletic Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Everett School District student-athletes receive scholarship awards

Jackson’s Dominic Hellman, Everett’s Lillian Thompson, Everett’s Jemyre Reed and Cascade’s Mariana Oliva-Jauregui win scholarships.

Dwayne Lane Athlete of the Year Scholarship candidates Jackson's Kate Russell (top left to right), Everett's Lillian Thompson, Cascade's Laura Alcantar Soto, Jackson's Dominic Hellman (bottom left to right), Everett's Joey Hudson and Cascade's Ronan McKague at the Everett School District Athletic Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
State tennis.

State tennis roundup: Jackson boys capture 4A state team title

Henry Park takes 2nd in singles and Ben Lee places 5th to put the Timberwolves atop the 4A boys team standings.

State tennis.
State softball.

State softball roundup: Jackson loses 4A semifinal heartbreaker to Skyview

Skyview scores 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to rally for a 4-3 walkoff win, denying the Timberwolves a shot at a 3-peat.

State softball.
Cascade's Ashlyee Bloch attempts to tag out Snohomish's Camryn Sage Thursday evening at Phil Johnson Ball Field in Everett, Washington on May 19, 2022. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 14-7 to claim the NW District 1 3A Championship title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cascade's Ashlyee Bloch attempts to tag out Snohomish's Camryn Sage Thursday evening at Phil Johnson Ball Field in Everett, Washington on May 19, 2022. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 14-7 to claim the NW District 1 3A Championship title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson players surround the plate to congratulate teammate Kaila Zellmer for hitting a home run during the game against Glacier Peak on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson softball seeks both historic 3-peat, ‘new legacy’

The T-wolves are looking to make history with a 3rd straight 4A state title, but this year’s team features a whole new cast.

Jackson players surround the plate to congratulate teammate Kaila Zellmer for hitting a home run during the game against Glacier Peak on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson’s Allie Thomsen delivers a pitch against Lake Stevens during a 4A matchup Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson’s Allie Thomsen delivers a pitch against Lake Stevens during a 4A matchup Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Skyline’s Ryan Grace is swarmed by teammates after striking out a batter to complete a 10-inning complete game win against Jackson Wednesday, May 18, 2022, during a Class 4A matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson softball falls to Skyline in 10-inning bi-district marathon

The T-wolves lose a 3-2 extra-inning heartbreaker in the 4A District 1/2 semis, but still have 2 more chances to reach state.

Skyline’s Ryan Grace is swarmed by teammates after striking out a batter to complete a 10-inning complete game win against Jackson Wednesday, May 18, 2022, during a Class 4A matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)