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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)
Jaguars' rookie quarterback Jake Luton (#6), seen here at a scrimmage at TIAA Bank Field in August, was the right choice to start against the Houston Texans as a replacement for the injured Gardner Minshew. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union/TNS)

MP alum Luton to get 1st career start with Jaguars

The rookie quarterback will fill in for the injured Gardner Minshew on Sunday against the Texans.

Jaguars' rookie quarterback Jake Luton (#6), seen here at a scrimmage at TIAA Bank Field in August, was the right choice to start against the Houston Texans as a replacement for the injured Gardner Minshew. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union/TNS)
Tyson Lang #18 during the Central Welding Supply 125 for Pro Late Models at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe on October 17, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

2020 season was one for the books at Evergreen Speedway

The pandemic provided the racetrack with its most unusual season in its 66-year history.

Tyson Lang #18 during the Central Welding Supply 125 for Pro Late Models at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe on October 17, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aimelie Hovde-Girard, right, chats with Payton Wold as they row along the Snohomish River with the Everett Rowing Association on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Everett, Washington. The rowers usually compete in teams of eight, but due to COVID-19, most row single sculls.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Despite pandemic, it’s full steam ahead for Everett rowers

The rowing association finds ways to continue their sport, both virtually and on the water.

Aimelie Hovde-Girard, right, chats with Payton Wold as they row along the Snohomish River with the Everett Rowing Association on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Everett, Washington. The rowers usually compete in teams of eight, but due to COVID-19, most row single sculls.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean Luc Baker of the US compete in the Ice Dance Rhythm Dance during the ISU figure skating France’s Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Kamiak grad earns silver medal in ice dancing at Skate America

It’s the second Grand Prix of Figure Skating medal for Jean-Luc Baker.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean Luc Baker of the US compete in the Ice Dance Rhythm Dance during the ISU figure skating France’s Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Zunino celebrates his solo home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

A slice of Everett in this year’s World Series

The Rays’ Mike Zunino and the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor were teammates on the AquaSox in the summer of 2012.

Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Zunino celebrates his solo home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Lang captures Pro Late Models title at Evergreen Speedway

The Glacier Peak senior won the Central Welding Supply 125 this past Saturday.

The Central Welding Supply 125, which serves as the season finale at Evergreen Speedway, will attempt to run on Saturday, after being bumped postponed last weekend due to weather.

Season finale set for Saturday at Evergreen Speedway

The Central Welding Supply 125 was supposed to run last weekend, but was postponed due to weather.

The Central Welding Supply 125, which serves as the season finale at Evergreen Speedway, will attempt to run on Saturday, after being bumped postponed last weekend due to weather.
Everett Silvertips' Jake Christiansen takes a shot on goal during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fans or no fans, Silvertips’ season will begin in January

The WHL says that its previous requirement of at least 50% capacity in arenas is no longer an issue.

Everett Silvertips' Jake Christiansen takes a shot on goal during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett's Gage Goncalves (left) and Everett's Bryce Kindopp celebrates a goal against Seattle Sunday evening at ShoWare Center in Kent on March 8, 2020. The Silvertips won 3-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New start date for Everett Silvertips’ season set

The WHL sets Jan. 8 as the new opening for the 2020-21 season; teams will only play division games.

Everett's Gage Goncalves (left) and Everett's Bryce Kindopp celebrates a goal against Seattle Sunday evening at ShoWare Center in Kent on March 8, 2020. The Silvertips won 3-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Turner Stevenson addresses the team during practiice Wednesday afternoon at Xfinity Arena in Everett on January 11, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett Jr. Silvertips move to Seattle Junior Hockey

The program will join the Mountlake Terrace-based league due to ongoing problems with ice time.

Turner Stevenson addresses the team during practiice Wednesday afternoon at Xfinity Arena in Everett on January 11, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Local golfers earn alternate spots

A trio of county natives will be first alternates for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

The No. 18 car of Tyson Lang, Glacier Peak's starting varsity quarterback, races around the track at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. (Photo provided by Evergreen Speedway)

Local teenager stars on the racetrack and on the football field

Tyson Lang is the season points leader at Evergreen Speedway — and also Glacier Peak’s starting QB.

The No. 18 car of Tyson Lang, Glacier Peak's starting varsity quarterback, races around the track at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. (Photo provided by Evergreen Speedway)
Mariner's Henry Avra is fouled by Glacier Peak’s Brayden Quantrille while going for a basket. Mariner lost to Glacier Peak 90-87 in double overtime in a boys' basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

New guidelines released for return of prep sports

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

Mariner's Henry Avra is fouled by Glacier Peak’s Brayden Quantrille while going for a basket. Mariner lost to Glacier Peak 90-87 in double overtime in a boys' basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett Silvertips' Gage Gonclaves fights with Spokane Chiefs' Filip Kral for the puck during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tips’ Goncalves taken by Lightning in 2nd round of NHL draft

Everett defensmen Kasper Puutio and Ronan Seeley are also selected on Day 2.

Everett Silvertips' Gage Gonclaves fights with Spokane Chiefs' Filip Kral for the puck during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) walks to the locker room after the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Lynnwood native Gaskin becoming key cog for Dolphins

The former UW star will face his hometown Seahawks on Sunday as Miami’s starting running back.

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) walks to the locker room after the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas, left, blocks Colorado defensive tackle Na'im Rodman during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Archbishop Murphy alum Lucas has unfinished business at WSU

The redshirt junior standout says he has no regrets coming back to play despite the uncertain season.

Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas, left, blocks Colorado defensive tackle Na'im Rodman during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Everett's Dustin Wolf stops a shot at goal against Seattle Sunday evening at ShoWare Center in Kent on March 8, 2020. The Silvertips won 3-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Wolf again on U.S. hockey radar

Plus the WIAA is offering free mental training and a local park will host women’s football tryouts.

Everett's Dustin Wolf stops a shot at goal against Seattle Sunday evening at ShoWare Center in Kent on March 8, 2020. The Silvertips won 3-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Local wins senior state golf tournament

Mill Creek’s John McDonald claims the title at the Washington Super Senior Men’s Amateur tournament.

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