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Colorado wide receiver Daniel Arias, front, pulls in a pass in front of UCLA defensive back Devin Kirkwood in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Community roundup: 3 locals earn shots with NFL teams

Ali Gaye and Daniel Arias sign undrafted free-agent contracts and Josh Johnston receives a rookie camp invite, plus much more.

Colorado wide receiver Daniel Arias, front, pulls in a pass in front of UCLA defensive back Devin Kirkwood in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Jackson’s Jaden Oguda challenges Glacier Peak’s goalie Austin Riechelson for the ball after a shot during the game on Friday, April 28, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson’s Jaden Oguda challenges Glacier Peak’s goalie Austin Riechelson for the ball after a shot during the game on Friday, April 28, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Aspen Alexander shouts after tallying the tying run in a win over Jackson on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens baseball tops Jackson to set up league-title tilt

Wesco 4A’s top two teams split the first two games of a three-game series and Friday’s contest will decide the league crown.

Lake Stevens’ Aspen Alexander shouts after tallying the tying run in a win over Jackson on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Macie Dean runs into home to score a run during the game against Kamiak on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson downs Kamiak in big Class 4A battle of unbeatens

The powerhouse Timberwolves score seven runs in the sixth inning to pull away for a league-opening 12-3 win.

Macie Dean runs into home to score a run during the game against Kamiak on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Pictured from left, Aniya Hooker of Lynnwood, Adria Lincoln of Monroe, Vivienne Berrett of Stanwood, Jenna Villa of Arlington, Gia Powell of Meadowdale and Bella Hasan of Kamiak are the girls 2022-23 All-Area basketball team. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Pictured from left, Aniya Hooker of Lynnwood, Adria Lincoln of Monroe, Vivienne Berrett of Stanwood, Jenna Villa of Arlington, Gia Powell of Meadowdale and Bella Hasan of Kamiak are the girls 2022-23 All-Area basketball team. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson senior Sylas Williams is the 2022-23 Player of the Year. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Boys Basketball Players of the Year: Sylas Williams

The Jackson forward averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds per game during a dominant senior season.

Jackson senior Sylas Williams is the 2022-23 Player of the Year. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Washington’s Jayden White, an Everett High School alum, broke his own school record in the weight throw at the Husky Classic on Feb. 12, 2022, in Seattle. (Red Box Pictures)

Community roundup: Roe, White earn All-America nods again

Plus, Jackson alum Justin Limberg places at the D-III men’s swimming nationals, two Silvertips are named all-stars and much more.

Washington’s Jayden White, an Everett High School alum, broke his own school record in the weight throw at the Husky Classic on Feb. 12, 2022, in Seattle. (Red Box Pictures)
The Skagit Island Volleyball Academy 15-under South team (from left to right): Front row: Addison Bowie, Tatum Swapp, Ruby Hudson, and Kinsley Neal. Back row: Emme Shaffer, Harper Neyens, Audrey Marsh, Cambrielle Brown, Regan Hunt and coach Joseph Amaral. (Provided photo)
The Skagit Island Volleyball Academy 15-under South team (from left to right): Front row: Addison Bowie, Tatum Swapp, Ruby Hudson, and Kinsley Neal. Back row: Emme Shaffer, Harper Neyens, Audrey Marsh, Cambrielle Brown, Regan Hunt and coach Joseph Amaral. (Provided photo)
Mariner players react after winning a game between Jackson and Mariner at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. After an intense back-and-forth in the final period Mariner defeated Jackson, 77-76. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Mariner boys mount stunning rally, top Jackson for state berth

The Marauders trail by as many as 19 points in the third, but come back to edge their Wesco 4A rivals 77-76 in another thriller.

Mariner players react after winning a game between Jackson and Mariner at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. After an intense back-and-forth in the final period Mariner defeated Jackson, 77-76. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Mukilteo’s Beard nominated for youth award

Plus, locals receive D-I softball honors, Edmonds-Woodway alum Ali Gaye invited to NFL combine, and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson’s Sylas Williams (5) shoots the ball during a game between Lake Stevens and Jackson at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. The Jackson Timberwolves won, 87-69. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Williams scores 42, Jackson boys overpower Lake Stevens

The Timberwolves clinch at least a share of the Wesco 4A title with 87-69 victory over the Vikings.

Jackson’s Sylas Williams (5) shoots the ball during a game between Lake Stevens and Jackson at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. The Jackson Timberwolves won, 87-69. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Jadyn Edwards (left) controls the ball during the Mountain West Conference championship game on Nov. 6, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Edwards, a Jackson High School graduate, is The Herald's 2021-22 Woman of the Year in Sports. (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos)

Jackson grad Edwards ‘grateful’ for chance to play in NWSL

After starring in college at New Mexico, Jadyn Edwards was selected in the third round of the NWSL draft by Racing Louisville.

Jadyn Edwards (left) controls the ball during the Mountain West Conference championship game on Nov. 6, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Edwards, a Jackson High School graduate, is The Herald's 2021-22 Woman of the Year in Sports. (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos)
New Mexico women's soccer player Jadyn Edwards, a Jackson High School graduate. (University of New Mexico photo)

Jackson grad Edwards selected by Louisville in NWSL draft

The standout forward from New Mexico was taken in the third round, 29th overall, on Thursday.

New Mexico women's soccer player Jadyn Edwards, a Jackson High School graduate. (University of New Mexico photo)
Kamiak’s Bryan Zi Wong wins the second heat of the 100 yard backstroke during the Jackson vs. Kamiak boys swim and dive meet at West Coast Aquatics in Mill Creek, Washington on Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak boys swim team tops Jackson

The Knights earn a 96-74 win over the Timberwolves at West Coast Aquatics.

Kamiak’s Bryan Zi Wong wins the second heat of the 100 yard backstroke during the Jackson vs. Kamiak boys swim and dive meet at West Coast Aquatics in Mill Creek, Washington on Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Mariner players react to beating Jackson after the game on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mariner outlasts Jackson in tight Wesco 4A battle

Marauders senior Jailin Johnson hits the game-winning free throws in the final seconds and pours in a game-high 32 points.

Mariner players react to beating Jackson after the game on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Monroe alum Rybar named D-III All-American

Plus, Edmonds-Woodway graduate Ali Gaye decalares for the NFL draft, Jackson alum Jon Cook competes at the swim world championships and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Colorado wide receiver Daniel Arias (6) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Folsom Field Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado wide receiver Daniel Arias (6) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Folsom Field Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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.

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)
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.

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)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)