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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.

New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)
New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)
Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)
Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)
AquaSox’s Travis Kuhn and Emerald’s Ryan Jensen an hour after the game between the two teams on Sunday continue standing in salute to the National Anthem at Funko Field on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Reports suggest AquaSox may become full-season High-A team

The club would field players further along in their development who are more likely to one day play for the Mariners.

AquaSox’s Travis Kuhn and Emerald’s Ryan Jensen an hour after the game between the two teams on Sunday continue standing in salute to the National Anthem at Funko Field on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) pushes past Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74), left, to sack quarterback Jake Luton (6) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) pushes past Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74), left, to sack quarterback Jake Luton (6) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) in action during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) in action during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Glacier Peak grad Granger falls to Yoder at UFC Fight Night

The local mixed martial arts standout lost by unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Chicago Cubs' Steven Souza Jr. calls for a timeout as he stands on second base after connecting for a double against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Chicago Cubs' Steven Souza Jr. calls for a timeout as he stands on second base after connecting for a double against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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 making presence felt at Oklahoma State

Taylor Roe finished 2nd at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship with a goal of being an All-American.

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)
Gonzaga's Corey Kispert (24) plays against Saint Mary's an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Edmonds native Kispert named preseason All-American

The Gonzaga standout averaged 13.9 points and made 78 3-pointers last season.

Gonzaga's Corey Kispert (24) plays against Saint Mary's an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton (6) throws a pass against Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton (6) throws a pass against Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas, left, and offensive lineman Josh Watson, center, block Stanford defensive end Jovan Swann during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Everett native Lucas named preseason All-Pac-12 1st team

The WSU standout will be one of the top linemen; Cascade alum Josh Watson named honorable mention.

Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas, left, and offensive lineman Josh Watson, center, block Stanford defensive end Jovan Swann during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Snohomish's Courtney Perry attempts a layup during the game against Seattle Prep at the 3A Girls Hardwood Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish's Courtney Perry attempts a layup during the game against Seattle Prep at the 3A Girls Hardwood Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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