Kamiak High School

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete in the ice dance program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Edmonds native Baker earns spot on U.S. Olympic team

Jean-Luc Baker and his partner, Kaitlyn Hawayek, will represent the U.S. at Beijing in ice dancing.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete in the ice dance program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of USA perform in the ice dance free dance skating program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Olympic bid on the line for Edmonds native Baker

Jean-Luc Baker and partner Kaitlin Hawayek are set to compete at the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Friday and Saturday.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of USA perform in the ice dance free dance skating program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Max Gray during a game with the Calanda Broncos of the Swiss Nationalliga A. (Sergio Brunetti / Stockpix.it)

Community sports: Arlington’s Gray re-signs with Swiss pro football team

Also, Kamiak grad Donte Hamilton nominated for prestigious award, Steelheads soccer and more.

Max Gray during a game with the Calanda Broncos of the Swiss Nationalliga A. (Sergio Brunetti / Stockpix.it)
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)

Community roundup: Jackson grad competes on world stage

Plus, Kamiak alum Hamilton named an All-American, Murphy alum Sullivan set to play for a national football title and more

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)
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)
Members of the Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team hold up a sign after winning the NFL FLAG open regional championship on Oct. 30, 2021, in Tacoma. (Photo provided by Jacob Hiatt)

Community roundup: Local flag football squad headed to Super Bowl

Plus, Taylor Roe places third at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships, Gabby Gunterman is honored and more.

Members of the Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team hold up a sign after winning the NFL FLAG open regional championship on Oct. 30, 2021, in Tacoma. (Photo provided by Jacob Hiatt)
Kamiak alum and Harvard graduate, Michael Bervell on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 in Mill Creek, Washington. Bervell's new book, "Unlocking Unicorns",  profiles 10 founders of billion-dollar companies in India, Africa and the Middle East. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak graduate profiles the ‘Unicorns’ of the business world

Michael Bervell’s new book features 10 entrepreneurs who created billion-dollar startup companies. What do they have in common? None of them are white Western men.

Kamiak alum and Harvard graduate, Michael Bervell on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 in Mill Creek, Washington. Bervell's new book, "Unlocking Unicorns",  profiles 10 founders of billion-dollar companies in India, Africa and the Middle East. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kamiak's Jullian Notoa runs in for a touchdown as Kamiak led Mariner 28-7 at the half in a football game at Goddard Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak tops Mariner, earns first playoff berth since 2014

Wesley Garrett scores four touchdowns as the Knights win 41-14 for their 10th straight win overall.

Kamiak's Jullian Notoa runs in for a touchdown as Kamiak led Mariner 28-7 at the half in a football game at Goddard Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Central Washington linebacker Donte Hamilton, a Kamiak High School alum. (Jacob Thompson / CWU Athletics)

Kamiak alum has been dominating force for CWU football team

Linebacker Donte Hamilton as been named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week three times in five weeks.

Central Washington linebacker Donte Hamilton, a Kamiak High School alum. (Jacob Thompson / CWU Athletics)
Kamiak's Josh Kim returns a volley during a match against Glacier Peak's Jason Yee at Glacier Peak High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kamiak's Josh Kim returns a volley during a match against Glacier Peak's Jason Yee at Glacier Peak High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The boys elite division is off the races Saturday afternoon during the annual Hole in the Wall cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The boys elite division is off the races Saturday afternoon during the annual Hole in the Wall cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Justice Taylor during practice Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School in Arlington on August 31, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Justice Taylor during practice Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School in Arlington on August 31, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bagshaw Field at North Middle School in Everett. (Everett School District photo)
Bagshaw Field at North Middle School in Everett. (Everett School District photo)
Bryant Thomas, head coach, calls the play Wednesday afternoon during practice at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Resurgent Kamiak football team out to prove doubters wrong

After a 3-25 stretch from 2017-19, the Knights have won eight straight games in dominant fashion.

Bryant Thomas, head coach, calls the play Wednesday afternoon during practice at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Kamiak grad, CWU linebacker honored

Plus, Evergreen Speedway holds Championship Night 2, a Terrace resident wins a state golf title and more.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Michael Bejar escapes a tackle during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Michael Bejar escapes a tackle during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bill Johnson, left, looks to pass with Sean Hermis defending while playing korfball Thursday evening at Mukilteo Beach on September 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Latest endeavor for curious Everett man? Beach korfball

Kamiak grad and world traveler Bill Johnson is trying to put the obscure sport on the map in the U.S.

Bill Johnson, left, looks to pass with Sean Hermis defending while playing korfball Thursday evening at Mukilteo Beach on September 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The start of the 400 yard freestyle relay Tuesday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 21, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The start of the 400 yard freestyle relay Tuesday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 21, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Evergreen Speedway remains closed due the stay-at-home order while NASCAR will run it's first race since the pandemic began on Sunday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Lang claims points title after rainout

The Pro Late Models don’t get a chance to run in Monroe, a former prep standout gets a new gig and more.

Evergreen Speedway remains closed due the stay-at-home order while NASCAR will run it's first race since the pandemic began on Sunday. (Kevin Clark / 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)
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)