Lake Stevens High School

Lake Stevens cheer after a point in the first game as the Vikings beat Mount Si in five sets in a Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District tournament semifinal volleyball matchup on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

New-look Lake Stevens aims for another run at state title

COVID kept the Vikings from avenging their 2019 loss. But Lake Stevens has a reloaded with another talented group.

Lake Stevens cheer after a point in the first game as the Vikings beat Mount Si in five sets in a Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District tournament semifinal volleyball matchup on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Murdock Rutledge, Everett High alumni, looks down field to pass against George Fox Saturday afternoon in Tacoma on October 5, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Everett alum caps record career at UPS

Plus, a trio of locals are honored by their respective conferences and Edmonds volleyball reaches the final eight.

Murdock Rutledge, Everett High alumni, looks down field to pass against George Fox Saturday afternoon in Tacoma on October 5, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Konner Meyer, left, celebrates Glacier Peak's Caden Skibiel's interception and return for a touchdown Thursday evening at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell on September 16, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Konner Meyer, left, celebrates Glacier Peak's Caden Skibiel's interception and return for a touchdown Thursday evening at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell on September 16, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Peri Hoshock sends the ball past Mount Si’s Lauren Kremer in a Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District tournament semifinal volleyball matchup Tuesday in Lake Stevens. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lake Stevens clinches state volleyball berth

The undefeated Vikings get pushed by Mount Si in the bi-district semifinals, but find a way to win.

Lake Stevens’ Peri Hoshock sends the ball past Mount Si’s Lauren Kremer in a Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District tournament semifinal volleyball matchup Tuesday in Lake Stevens. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar (right) eludes a tackle on his way to a touchdown during a playoff game against Emerald Ridge on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner/Pro Action Image)

Even without star QB, Lake Stevens football keeps on rolling

Despite losing standout quarterback Grayson Murren to injury, the Vikings keep finding ways to win.

Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar (right) eludes a tackle on his way to a touchdown during a playoff game against Emerald Ridge on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner/Pro Action Image)
Lake Stevens' Peri Hoshock sends the ball past Mount Si's Lauren Kremer in a Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District tournament semifinal volleyball matchup on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens clinches state volleyball berth after 5-set win

The undefeated Vikings get pushed by Mount Si in the bi-district semifinals, but find a way to win.

Lake Stevens' Peri Hoshock sends the ball past Mount Si's Lauren Kremer in a Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District tournament semifinal volleyball matchup on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / 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)
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)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar celebrates a touchdown at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Minus QB, Lake Stevens tops GP for 8th straight Wesco 4A title

The No. 2 Vikings ride a Wildcat attack past No. 8 Glacier Peak 34-28 in the de facto league title game.

Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar celebrates a touchdown at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Duo of two-way senior standouts Drew Carter, left, and Trayce Hanks Thursday evening during practice at Lake Stevens on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens pair are ‘game-changers on both sides of the ball’

Two-way senior standouts Drew Carter and Trayce Hanks have been a huge part of the No. 2 Vikings’ success.

Duo of two-way senior standouts Drew Carter, left, and Trayce Hanks Thursday evening during practice at Lake Stevens on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Elyse Baker practices with the Lake Stevens High girls soccer team on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

September Athlete of the Month: Lake Stevens’ Elyse Baker

The standout senior is 4-year varsity player and key contributor for the Vikings.

Elyse Baker practices with the Lake Stevens High girls soccer team on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) in action during an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 in Minneapolis. Indianapolis won 12-10. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Lake Stevens alum Eason ready for fresh start with Seahawks

The young QB, who was cut by the Colts this past week, said he’s eager for an opportunity to ‘grow’ in Seattle.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) in action during an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 in Minneapolis. Indianapolis won 12-10. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) is shown before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Seahawks claim former Lake Stevens star Eason off waivers

The second-year QB will join fellow Snohomish County native Jake Luton in Seattle.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) is shown before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Former Lake Stevens star Eason waived by Colts

Jacob Eason, who also played at Washington, was a fourth-round pick by Indianapolis in 2020.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Bagshaw Field at North Middle School in Everett. (Everett School District photo)
Bagshaw Field at North Middle School in Everett. (Everett School District photo)
Glacier Peak’s Ashton Olson yells while celebrating a touchdown during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Ashton Olson yells while celebrating a touchdown during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson celebrates a goal Tuesday night at Lake Stevens High School on September 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson celebrates a goal Tuesday night at Lake Stevens High School on September 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / 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)

The Herald’s 2020-21 Woman of the Year in Sports: Taylor Roe

The 2019 Lake Stevens grad finished 2nd at the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Championship.

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' Tom Tri celebrates with his team in the during a timeout Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Tom Tri celebrates with his team in the during a timeout Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens opens season with emphatic win over 3A No. 1 O’Dea

The Vikings sat out the first two weeks, but showed they are state title contenders with a 20-3 win.

Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)