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FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda autographs a baseball in the Dodgertown locker-room in Vero Beach, Fla., in this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1990, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Former Cascade baseball coach remembers time with MLB legend

Bob Smithson spent time in the minor leagues playing against up-and-coming manager Tommy Lasorda.

 

Teegan Lowe, 18, a senior at Monroe High School, is one of the best alpine ski racers in the Northwest. (Contributed photo) 2019

Community sports roundup: Skiing standout earns scholarship

Monroe High School grad Teegan Lowe is a member of the Saint Michael’s College women’s skiing team.

 

United States goalie Dustin Wolf (32) makes a save on Russia's Yegor Chinakhov (21) during the third period of an IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Silvertips notebook: Wolf earns gold with U.S. at world juniors

Everett’s goalie serves as a backup, but appears in two of seven games and stops all 21 shots he faces.

United States goalie Dustin Wolf (32) makes a save on Russia's Yegor Chinakhov (21) during the third period of an IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) catches a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) catches a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The stories we told: A crazy year in sports

The pandemic forced many changes to the local sports scene and these were the top-10 most-viewed stories.

Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs for a touchdown against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen (27) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

How local NFL products fared in Week 16

Lynnwood native Myles Gaskin produces his best game of the season in Miami’s win over the Raiders.

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs for a touchdown against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen (27) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell celebrates the end of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays trade Shorewood alum Snell to Padres in blockbuster

The former Cy Young Award winner joins a young San Deigo team loaded with talent.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell celebrates the end of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Wes Plate make this way up the hill into Forest Park on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He’s run every street in Everett — more than 500 miles

Marysville native Wes Plate spent the past nine months navigating all of the city’s pavement on foot.

Wes Plate make this way up the hill into Forest Park on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson High School graduate Nicole Limberg smiles during an event with the Rice University swim team. (Photo courtesy Rice University)

Jackson High School alum thrives in pool despite pandemic

Nicole Limberg has been able to swim in two meets at Rice University, and she’s posted impressive times.

Jackson High School graduate Nicole Limberg smiles during an event with the Rice University swim team. (Photo courtesy Rice University)
Cameron Underwood (right) looks to the basket during practice Monday evening at Everett Community College in Everett on March 2, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cameron Underwood (right) looks to the basket during practice Monday evening at Everett Community College in Everett on March 2, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett Silvertips' Dustin Wolf blocks a shot during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Silvertips’ season delayed again; no new start date set

This is the fourth time the WHL’s start has been pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Everett Silvertips' Dustin Wolf blocks a shot during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) walks off of the field after warm ups prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) walks off of the field after warm ups prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton (6) in the end zone celebrating his rushing touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

Luton supports Marysville nonprofit for My Cause, My Cleats

The Jaguars QB will wear shoes supporting the CJK Foundation, a suicide prevention organization.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton (6) in the end zone celebrating his rushing touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

Goncalves signs 3-year deal with Lightning

Gage Goncalves’ wild 2020 reached yet another apex. The Everett Silvertips center, a virtual unknown when the 2019-20 WHL season began, signed a three-year entry-level… Continue reading

Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20200528

Everett can expect major changes for Minor League baseball

The Mariners have invited the AquaSox to play more games in a longer season, with better players.

Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20200528
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs with ball and is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander (21) during an NFL football game, Sunday, DEC. 6, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs with ball and is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander (21) during an NFL football game, Sunday, DEC. 6, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)
Washington State offensive lineman Josh Watson (65) lines up for a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Oregon won 43-29. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Even a COVID-19 diagnosis can’t rattle Cougars’ Watson

The Cascade graduate is staying positive during his senior season at WSU despite all the challenges.

Washington State offensive lineman Josh Watson (65) lines up for a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Oregon won 43-29. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

Marysville Getchell’s Knight switches commitment to UCLA

The state’s top-ranked baseball player for the class of 2021 originally committed to Oregon State.

Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

Community sports roundup: Local swimmers shine in college

Rice’s Nicole Limberg and Alabama’s Matthew King recently turned in standout performances.

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