Lake Stevens High School

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)
Lake Stevens pitcher Kaiden Sekely fields a bunt and throws out the runner during a game against Lynnwood on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lake Stevens earns come-from-behind win over Lynnwood

The Vikings score twice in the bottom of the seventh and win 4-3 in the non-league matchup.

Lake Stevens pitcher Kaiden Sekely fields a bunt and throws out the runner during a game against Lynnwood on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, 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)

Community roundup: Local trio biking to raise funds for YMCA

Plus, coaching legend Mike Price is inducted into the PNW Football HoF, Mikayla Pivec gets another shot in the WNBA 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)
Mount Si players celebrate during a game between Lake Stevens and Mount Si at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. Mount Si moves on in the bracket. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Lake Stevens girls ousted by Mount Si in defensive slugfest

The Vikings’ season comes to an end with a 41-35 loss in a consolation game of the 4A Wes-King Bi-District Tournament.

Mount Si players celebrate during a game between Lake Stevens and Mount Si at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. Mount Si moves on in the bracket. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Mariner’s Makai Bloomfield finishes off a fast break against Lake Stevens on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at Mariner High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Bloomfield drops 47, Mariner earns share of Wesco 4A title

The senior guard poured in 29 points in the second half as the Marauders rolled to an 85-64 win over Lake Stevens.

Mariner’s Makai Bloomfield finishes off a fast break against Lake Stevens on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at Mariner High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / 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)
Lake Stevens’ Koen Mattern and Glacier Peak’s Dane Chapman wrestle during the 220 pound weight class match at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday Jan. 26, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Lake Stevens tops GP, claims another Wesco 4A wrestling title

The Vikings found success all evening, racing to a 60-19 win over the Grizzlies in the de facto league-title dual.

Lake Stevens’ Koen Mattern and Glacier Peak’s Dane Chapman wrestle during the 220 pound weight class match at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday Jan. 26, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
People gather in front of the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame display case during the 2022 Hall of Fame banquet Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022, at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Community roundup: Nominations open for county Hall of Fame

Plus, Jacob Eason signs a futures deal with Carolina, UW’s Sami Reynolds gets a preseason honor and more.

People gather in front of the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame display case during the 2022 Hall of Fame banquet Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022, at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, 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)

Community roundup: Johnston named D-II football All-American

Plus, MP grad Jake Luton signs a futures contract with the NFL’s Saints, Edmonds College names a women’s soccer coach 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)
Glacier Peak’s Kylani Rookstool (1) and Lake Stevens’ Kamryn Wenz (24) fight for the ball during a game between the Lake Stevens Vikings and Glacier Peak Grizzlies at Glacier Peak High School on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The Grizzlies won, 51-32. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Kylani Rookstool (1) and Lake Stevens’ Kamryn Wenz (24) fight for the ball during a game between the Lake Stevens Vikings and Glacier Peak Grizzlies at Glacier Peak High School on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The Grizzlies won, 51-32. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens senior outside hitter Bella Christensen is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2022 Volleyball Player of the Year: Bella Christensen

The hard-hitting Air Force commit compiled a stellar senior season and starred in Lake Stevens’ run to a 2nd-place state trophy.

Lake Stevens senior outside hitter Bella Christensen is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens senior Jayden Limar is the Herald’s 2022 Football Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2022 Football Player of the Year: Jayden Limar

The Oregon-bound running back piled up 2,331 yards and 40 total TDs while leading Lake Stevens to its 1st-ever state title.

Lake Stevens senior Jayden Limar is the Herald’s 2022 Football Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar (left) signals after scoring a touchdown during a state playoff game against Graham-Kapowsin on Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)

Lake Stevens star running back Limar flips commitment, signs with Oregon

Also, a trio of Glacier Peak standouts sign with FBS programs on the opening day of college football’s early signing period.

Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar (left) signals after scoring a touchdown during a state playoff game against Graham-Kapowsin on Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
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)

Van Til: Lake Stevens’ title breakthrough was ‘years in the making’

In completing their ascent to the state football mountaintop, the Vikings added the final missing piece to their decorated legacy.

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)
Lake Stevens football players ride in the back of a truck during their championship parade Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lake Stevens football celebrates with state championship parade

The Lake Stevens football team celebrated its first-ever state title with a championship parade Saturday morning. The parade, organized by the city… Continue reading

Lake Stevens football players ride in the back of a truck during their championship parade Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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)
Lake Stevens quarterback Kolton Matson drops back to pass 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)

Patterson: QB Matson ‘had that dawg in him’ during Lake Stevens’ state title win

The sophomore quarterback’s growth since last year’s championship loss was the biggest difference for the Vikings on offense this time around.

Lake Stevens quarterback Kolton Matson drops back to pass 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)
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)

Notebook: Defense shines in Lake Stevens’ championship game victory

The Vikings set the tone with an early interception and seal the game with key defensive stands.

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)
Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker celebrates a touchdown with teammates after putting his team up 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)

State champs!: Lake Stevens captures 1st-ever 4A football title

The Vikings edge Kennedy Catholic 24-22 in the state title game to complete the elusive final step in their program’s ascent.

Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker celebrates a touchdown with teammates after putting his team up 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)
The Lake Stevens players run out onto the field before the start of the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Championship central: Lake Stevens’ run to the title game

Get ready for Saturday night’s 4A state championship game with stories from the Vikings’ success-filled season.

The Lake Stevens players run out onto the field before the start of the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)