Kamiak High School

Glacier Peak’s Zoe Ritter puts up a floater in the first quarter against Kamiak on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Glacier Peak girls hold off Kamiak, clinch Wesco 4A title

Kylani Rookstool scores 21 points and the Grizzlies fend off a number of runs by the Knights to win 62-57.

 

Kamiak senior forward Josiah Pierre shoots and sinks a pair of free throws during a matchup against Snohomish on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Kamiak’s Pierre ascends to one of area’s most prolific scorers

The senior combo forward is averaging 27.5 points per game on 60% shooting so far this season.

 

Kaitlin Hawayek, left, and Jean-Luc Baker, of the United States, perform during the Ice Dance Free Dance program at the Grand Prix Skate America Series, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Norwood, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Community roundup: Baker selected for figure skating worlds

Plus, Everett Community College hires Lance Giles as its new men’s and women’s track and field coach.

 

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)
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)
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of USA perform during the ice dance free dance of the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Espoo 2022 competition in Espoo, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Hawayek and Baker came second in the event.  (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP)

Community roundup: Baker qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Plus, Meadowdale grad Rover Stewart is named the NWAC Athlete of the Year, Aussie football is coming to Lake Stevens and more.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of USA perform during the ice dance free dance of the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Espoo 2022 competition in Espoo, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Hawayek and Baker came second in the event.  (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP)
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)
Cornell senior Connor Drought, a Kamiak High School alum, competes during a match against Dartmouth on Oct. 29, 2022, in Ithaca, New York. (Eldon Lindsey / Cornell Athletics)

Kamiak grad helps Cornell men’s soccer to Sweet 16

Plus, Lake Stevens alum Taylor Roe again earns All-American status, a host of locals earn NWAC volleyball honors and more.

Cornell senior Connor Drought, a Kamiak High School alum, competes during a match against Dartmouth on Oct. 29, 2022, in Ithaca, New York. (Eldon Lindsey / Cornell Athletics)
The South Whidbey swim relay team practice their relay handoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

South Whidbey swimmers overcome long days to reach state meet

The quartet endures almost daily ferry rides after school, and sometimes before, to compete with Kamiak in a co-op program.

The South Whidbey swim relay team practice their relay handoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Monroe’s Kody Edelbrock runs the ball during the 3A West South title game against Snohomish on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe’s Kody Edelbrock runs the ball during the 3A West South title game against Snohomish on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett’s River Stewart grimaces from being punched in the stomach while jumping up for a header during the game against Whatcom on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Community roundup: EvCC men’s soccer set for key NWAC showdown

Plus, Kamiak grad Jean-Luc Baker earns silver at Skate America, Port Gardner named Golf Club of the Year, and more.

Everett’s River Stewart grimaces from being punched in the stomach while jumping up for a header during the game against Whatcom on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / 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)
Glacier Peak players celebrate a goal during the game against Kamiak on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Glacier Peak tops Kamiak in key Wesco 4A soccer clash

Ryann Reynolds strikes again, scoring in the 41st minute to give the Grizzlies a 1-0 win in a pivotal league showdown.

Glacier Peak players celebrate a goal during the game against Kamiak on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (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)
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, of the United States, perform their routine in the ice dance competition during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Herald’s 2021-22 Man of the Year in Sports: Jean-Luc Baker

Born with clubfoot and unlikely to play sports, the Kamiak grad reached the pinnacle of athletics at the Winter Olympics.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, of the United States, perform their routine in the ice dance competition during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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)
Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Steven Anderson plays during the Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament last week at Snohomish High School. (Photo courtesy of Kraig Norris)
Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Steven Anderson plays during the Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament last week at Snohomish High School. (Photo courtesy of Kraig Norris)
Kamiak's Luke Strand (left to right), Brandon Yoon, coach Vic Alinen, Daniel Kim, Brandon Suh and Aaron Choi pose for a photo after winning the Class 4A Distrcit 1 Tournament on May 17, 2022, at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett. (Contributed photo)

Defending champ Kamiak set for long-awaited state return

Senior Daniel Kim leads a reloaded squad that’s poised for another top finish.

Kamiak's Luke Strand (left to right), Brandon Yoon, coach Vic Alinen, Daniel Kim, Brandon Suh and Aaron Choi pose for a photo after winning the Class 4A Distrcit 1 Tournament on May 17, 2022, at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett. (Contributed photo)
Kamiak’s Koll Pehlivanian’s charge is halted by Skyline’s Vishnu Varadhan Saturday afternoon at Goddard Stadium in Everett, Washington on May 21, 2022. The Knights lost 5-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Skyline adds on late to oust Kamiak boys soccer from state

The Knights kept it close for the first 60 minutes of a season-ending loss in the state quarterfinals.

Kamiak’s Koll Pehlivanian’s charge is halted by Skyline’s Vishnu Varadhan Saturday afternoon at Goddard Stadium in Everett, Washington on May 21, 2022. The Knights lost 5-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)