Lake Stevens High School

Lake Stevens’ Keagan Howard (80) scores during a Class 4A state semifinal game between Lake Stevens and Kamiakan at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 48-7. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Lake Stevens advances to 4A state title game with rout of Kamiakin

The Vikings cruise past another playoff opponent en route to Husky Stadium.

Lake Stevens’ Keagan Howard (80) scores during a Class 4A state semifinal game between Lake Stevens and Kamiakan at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 48-7. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Talha Rai (18) moves with the ball during a football game between Lake Stevens and Woodinville at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 41-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Talha Rai (18) moves with the ball during a football game between Lake Stevens and Woodinville at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 41-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Kolton Matson (12) moves with the ball during a game between Lake Stevens and Kennedy Catholic at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 44-21. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Lake Stevens not looking past Kamiakin in state semifinals

The path through the playoffs has been quite different for the Vikings and their challenger.

Lake Stevens’ Kolton Matson (12) moves with the ball during a game between Lake Stevens and Kennedy Catholic at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 44-21. (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: Skoog takes 2nd at NAIA cross country championships

Also, Taylor Roe posts an All-American time, Efton Chism III earns All-Big Sky honors, and a slew of athletes receive All-NWAC selections.

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)
Lake Stevens players celebrate a touchdown during a football game between Lake Stevens and Woodinville at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 41-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Unheralded group becomes Lake Stevens’ deepest set of receivers

After waiting behind others, a balanced, senior-heavy contingent has keyed another playoff run for the Vikings.

Lake Stevens players celebrate a touchdown during a football game between Lake Stevens and Woodinville at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 41-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A gang of Lake Stevens defenders stop Xe'Ree Alexander against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4A state quarterfinal capsule: Lake Stevens vs. Kennedy Catholic

The Vikings host the Lancers in a rematch of last year’s state championship game.

A gang of Lake Stevens defenders stop Xe'Ree Alexander against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lynnwood’s Ady Martin, right, celebrates with her teammates during a Wesco 3A District volleyball matchup against Shorecrest on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lynnwood’s Ady Martin, right, celebrates with her teammates during a Wesco 3A District volleyball matchup against Shorecrest on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Scott Callens, who works as a FlowRider instructor at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, recently won world and national titles in flowboarding. (Ashley Choquette / Snohomish Aquatic Center)

Community roundup: Callens wins world, national flowboarding titles

Plus, an Everett boy qualifies for gymnastics nationals, an ex-Lake Stevens volleyball star goes far in a world beach tournament, and more.

Scott Callens, who works as a FlowRider instructor at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, recently won world and national titles in flowboarding. (Ashley Choquette / Snohomish Aquatic Center)
Oklahoma State distance runner Taylor Roe, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, finished second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30, 2020, in Lawrence, Kansas. (Oklahoma State photo)
Oklahoma State distance runner Taylor Roe, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, finished second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30, 2020, in Lawrence, Kansas. (Oklahoma State photo)
Lake Stevens’ Claire Mackintosh tries to get the ball over two blockers against North Creek during the Wesco 4A district 1/2 championship match Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens volleyball falls in district title thriller

The Vikings, led by Laura Eichert, take North Creek to the limit before losing in five.

Lake Stevens’ Claire Mackintosh tries to get the ball over two blockers against North Creek during the Wesco 4A district 1/2 championship match Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Jayshon Limar (17) moves with the ball during a football game between Lake Stevens and Woodinville at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 41-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Limar runs wild as Vikings blow past Woodinville

Lake Stevens begins its state title defense with a 41-0 drubbing of the Falcons

Lake Stevens’ Jayshon Limar (17) moves with the ball during a football game between Lake Stevens and Woodinville at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 41-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Laura Eichert (22) and Katelyn Eichert (2) pose for a photo at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Lake Stevens volleyball sisters ‘elevating each other’s game’

Katelyn and Laura Eichert are crushing the Vikings’ record books as a lethal setter-hitter combo.

Laura Eichert (22) and Katelyn Eichert (2) pose for a photo at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. (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: Everett flag football teams reach nationals

Plus, Alivia White wins her first college wrestling tournament, EvCC men’s soccer falls just short of NWAC semifinals, 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)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Jacob Eason (16) warms up prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Lake Stevens grad Jacob Eason back in NFL with New York Giants

The former area star was signed to New York’s practice squad. He hadn’t been on a team since May.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Jacob Eason (16) warms up prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)
Everett’s Mia Cienega shakes hands with Arlington’s Janay Beckman before claiming a victory by pin during the 3A/4A Girls Region 1 Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Community roundup: Local wrestlers win national events

Plus, an Arlington grad is competing with an All-Navy basketball team, the EvCC men’s soccer team begins postseason play, and more.

Everett’s Mia Cienega shakes hands with Arlington’s Janay Beckman before claiming a victory by pin during the 3A/4A Girls Region 1 Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Oklahoma State distance runner Taylor Roe, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, finished second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30, 2020, in Lawrence, Kansas. (Oklahoma State photo)

Lake Stevens grad Roe captures Big 12 cross country title

Taylor Roe becomes the first individual from Oklahoma State University to win the women’s title in the 28-year history of the Big 12.

Oklahoma State distance runner Taylor Roe, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, finished second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30, 2020, in Lawrence, Kansas. (Oklahoma State photo)
Lake Stevens’ Talha Rai (18) moves with the ball during a game between Glacier Peak and Lake Stevens at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, Washington on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 42-7. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Lake Stevens routs Glacier Peak for 10th straight Wesco 4A title

Kolton Matson eclipses 2,000 passing yards on the season and Jayshon Limar piles up 108 yards and 2 TDs rushing in a 42-7 win.

Lake Stevens’ Talha Rai (18) moves with the ball during a game between Glacier Peak and Lake Stevens at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, Washington on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 42-7. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens players react to a goal during a game between Lake Stevens and Kamiak at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 4-2. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens players react to a goal during a game between Lake Stevens and Kamiak at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. Lake Stevens won, 4-2. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
The Lake Stevens squad all hit the court trying to save the ball against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Lake Stevens squad all hit the court trying to save the ball against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens High School head football coach Tom Tri hoists his team’s championship trophy during a community parade and celebration Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2022-23 Man of the Year in Sports: Tom Tri

The Lake Stevens coach guided the Vikings to Snohomish County’s first large classification football state title in more than 30 years.

Lake Stevens High School head football coach Tom Tri hoists his team’s championship trophy during a community parade and celebration Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)