Jackson High School

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)
Bothell’s Maxwell Paterson celebrates a deep home run to put his team in the lead against Jackson Friday, May 13, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson baseball falls to Bothell in bi-district winner-to-state clash

The Wesco 4A champion Timberwolves suffer a 6-2 loss, but have one more chance to earn a state berth Saturday.

Bothell’s Maxwell Paterson celebrates a deep home run to put his team in the lead against Jackson Friday, May 13, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson’s Allie Thomsen is greeted at home for the two run game tying homer against Glacier Peak Wednesday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on May 11, 2022.  The Timberwolves defeated the Grizzles 5-3 in extra innings to claim the league title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson softball rallies past GP in extras, secures outright Wesco 4A title

Freshman Allie Thomsen stars at the plate and in the circle, leading the Timberwolves to a 5-3 comeback win in 8 innings.

Jackson’s Allie Thomsen is greeted at home for the two run game tying homer against Glacier Peak Wednesday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on May 11, 2022.  The Timberwolves defeated the Grizzles 5-3 in extra innings to claim the league title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Kaitlyn McCallum reaches for an over thrown ball as Jackson’s Avery Olson slides into second base during the game on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson remains unbeaten, tops Glacier Peak in Wesco 4A clash

The Timberwolves improve to 16-0 and beat the Grizzlies 5-1 in a key showdown between top teams.

Glacier Peak’s Kaitlyn McCallum reaches for an over thrown ball as Jackson’s Avery Olson slides into second base during the game on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson’s Dominic Hellman is celebrated for his three-run homer against Glacier Peak Friday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on April 22, 2022. The Timberwolves won 12-4. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson sweeps Glacier Peak, stays in control of Wesco 4A

Dominic Hellman blasts his 6th homer of the season and the T-wolves beat GP 12-4 for a 3-game sweep.

Jackson’s Dominic Hellman is celebrated for his three-run homer against Glacier Peak Friday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on April 22, 2022. The Timberwolves won 12-4. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shorecrest's Elijah Johnson, standing, Glacier Peak's Bobby Siebers,  Jackson's Sylas Williams, Mountlake Terrace's Jeffrey Anyimah, Arlington's Ethan Martin, front, and Mariner's Naser Motley are The Daily Herald’s All-Area team.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shorecrest's Elijah Johnson, standing, Glacier Peak's Bobby Siebers,  Jackson's Sylas Williams, Mountlake Terrace's Jeffrey Anyimah, Arlington's Ethan Martin, front, and Mariner's Naser Motley are The Daily Herald’s All-Area team.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Sylas Williams wins a rebound against Glacier Peak's Torey Watkins Friday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on January 21, 2022. The Grizzles won 57-54. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Sylas Williams wins a rebound against Glacier Peak's Torey Watkins Friday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on January 21, 2022. The Grizzles won 57-54. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jensen Elsemore, of Jackson, competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the WIAA 4A Boys Swimming Championship on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson boys swim earns program-best 3rd-place team trophy

No local swimmers capture titles, but the T-wolves put together a strong showing for their best finish in program history.

Jensen Elsemore, of Jackson, competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the WIAA 4A Boys Swimming Championship on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson's Drilon Veliu defends with Glacier Peak's Aidan Davis looking to pass Friday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on January 21, 2022. The Grizzles won 57-54. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cline’s game-winner lifts GP past Jackson in top-10 showdown

The senior forward buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the seventh-ranked Grizzlies secured a 57-54 win.

Jackson's Drilon Veliu defends with Glacier Peak's Aidan Davis looking to pass Friday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on January 21, 2022. The Grizzles won 57-54. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Lindyn Solis bowls during a match against Everett on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson's Lindyn Solis bowls during a match against Everett on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider drives in two runs with a single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh. Snider has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will attend big league spring training. Snider, whose deal was announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, did not appear in the major leagues last season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Former Jackson star Snider retires from MLB

The 33-year-old spent parts of eight seasons with the Blue Jays, Pirates and Orioles.

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider drives in two runs with a single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh. Snider has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will attend big league spring training. Snider, whose deal was announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, did not appear in the major leagues last season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Jackson's Drilon Veliu splits the defense of Woodinville's Ryan Roth, left, and Akhil Damidi at Jackson High School Wednesday evening in Mill Creek, Washington on January 5, 2022. The Timberwolves won 76-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson boys rout Woodinville, continue strong start

Sylas Williams and the T-wolves improve to 9-1 with a 76-57 win over the previously unbeaten Falcons.

Jackson's Drilon Veliu splits the defense of Woodinville's Ryan Roth, left, and Akhil Damidi at Jackson High School Wednesday evening in Mill Creek, Washington on January 5, 2022. The Timberwolves won 76-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanford swimmer Jon Cook, a Jackson High School graduate, competes during a meet against Utah in 2018 at the Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, Calif. (John Todd / ISI Photos)

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Stanford swimmer Jon Cook, a Jackson High School graduate, competes during a meet against Utah in 2018 at the Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, Calif. (John Todd / ISI Photos)
Lynnwood's Dina Yonas drives to the hoop during the game against Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood's Dina Yonas drives to the hoop during the game against Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
From left: Archbishop Murphy’s Anfernee Gurley, Lake Stevens’ Gavin Steidle and Glacier Peak’s Aaliyah Collins. (Olivia Vanni and Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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From left: Archbishop Murphy’s Anfernee Gurley, Lake Stevens’ Gavin Steidle and Glacier Peak’s Aaliyah Collins. (Olivia Vanni and Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mary Clarke swims in the 100 Yard Freestyle during the 3A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Federal Way, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mary Clarke swims in the 100 Yard Freestyle during the 3A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Federal Way, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
New Mexico women's soccer player Jadyn Edwards, a Jackson High School graduate. (University of New Mexico photo)
New Mexico women's soccer player Jadyn Edwards, a Jackson High School graduate. (University of New Mexico photo)