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Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle (21) shoots over Arizona guard Courtney Ramey during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

MP grad Battle denied appeal to play for West Virginia

The NCAA upheld its ruling that RaeQuan Battle is ineligible to play this season after transferring from Montana State.

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle (21) shoots over Arizona guard Courtney Ramey during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Silvertips still unable to solve Winterhawks

Portland remains as the only Western Conference team Everett hasn’t beat, but the Tips appear to be closing the gap.

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Scott Callens, who works as a FlowRider instructor at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, recently won world and national titles in flowboarding. (Ashley Choquette / Snohomish Aquatic Center)

Community roundup: Callens wins world, national flowboarding titles

Plus, an Everett boy qualifies for gymnastics nationals, an ex-Lake Stevens volleyball star goes far in a world beach tournament, and more.

Scott Callens, who works as a FlowRider instructor at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, recently won world and national titles in flowboarding. (Ashley Choquette / Snohomish Aquatic Center)
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)
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)
Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Abraham Lucas is pictured during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 22-14. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Murphy grad Abraham Lucas set to return to Seahawks practice

The second-year right tackle has been out since suffering a knee injury in the season opener.

Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Abraham Lucas is pictured during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 22-14. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Silvertips go bonkers on penalty kill

Everett set a franchise record with 3 short-handed goals against Vancouver last week.

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: Everett flag football teams reach nationals

Plus, Alivia White wins her first college wrestling tournament, EvCC men’s soccer falls just short of NWAC semifinals, 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)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Jacob Eason (16) warms up prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Lake Stevens grad Jacob Eason back in NFL with New York Giants

The former area star was signed to New York’s practice squad. He hadn’t been on a team since May.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Jacob Eason (16) warms up prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)
Arlington's John Peeters broke a world water speed record in an electric boat designed by a Princeton University team. (Photo courtesy of John Peeters)

Arlington man teams up with Princeton, breaks world water speed record

John Peeters took electric-powered boating to new speeds with a craft designed by students from the prestigious university.

Arlington's John Peeters broke a world water speed record in an electric boat designed by a Princeton University team. (Photo courtesy of John Peeters)
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After tragedy, Silvertips, WHL to wear neck guards

The death of a hockey player in England caused the WHL to mandate new safety equipment. Meanwhile, Everett posts a 2-2 week.

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Everett’s Mia Cienega shakes hands with Arlington’s Janay Beckman before claiming a victory by pin during the 3A/4A Girls Region 1 Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Community roundup: Local wrestlers win national events

Plus, an Arlington grad is competing with an All-Navy basketball team, the EvCC men’s soccer team begins postseason play, and more.

Everett’s Mia Cienega shakes hands with Arlington’s Janay Beckman before claiming a victory by pin during the 3A/4A Girls Region 1 Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / 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)

Lake Stevens grad Roe captures Big 12 cross country title

Taylor Roe becomes the first individual from Oklahoma State University to win the women’s title in the 28-year history of the Big 12.

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)
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Silvertips bounce back with strong week

Everett grabs 5 of 6 possible points and moves up in the U.S. Division standings.

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Head coach JR Wells, left, signs on JR Nelson, right, during the Everett AFL team unveiling at Tony V's Garage in Everett, Washington onThursday, Oct. 26, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Washington Wolfpack: Everett’s arena football team gets a name

The franchise announced its team name with a howl Thursday night. The team also signed its first player.

Head coach JR Wells, left, signs on JR Nelson, right, during the Everett AFL team unveiling at Tony V's Garage in Everett, Washington onThursday, Oct. 26, 2023. (Annie Barker / 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)
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)
Pabail Sidhu, Cascade High School graduate, is the statistican for the Golden State Warriors. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cascade grad Sidhu promoted by NBA’s Golden State Warriors

The team’s analytics guru is now vice president of basketball analytics and innovation.

Pabail Sidhu, Cascade High School graduate, is the statistican for the Golden State Warriors. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle (21) lays the ball up for a basket against Northern Arizona in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Big Sky men's tournament in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, March 8, 2023.  (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle (21) lays the ball up for a basket against Northern Arizona in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Big Sky men's tournament in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, March 8, 2023.  (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
Alden Pate, 19, an international class mountain biker, practices in Bellingham, Washington on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snohomish grad, 19, among world’s elite mountain bikers

Alden Pate competes in enduro, which consists of high-speed cycling down steep man-made trails on rugged mountainous terrain.

Alden Pate, 19, an international class mountain biker, practices in Bellingham, Washington on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
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‘Learning experience’ for Silvertips in first 3-in-3 weekend

Everett went 1-2 in the first of nine weekends that feature three games in three days this season.

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Well-traveled Archbishop Murphy alum Victor Gabalis has found a home at Tarleton State University. (Tarleton State athletics)

Despite twists and turns, Victor Gabalis has finally found a home

After stops at Washington State and Utah Tech, the Archbishop Murphy alum has settled in at Tarleton State in Texas.

Well-traveled Archbishop Murphy alum Victor Gabalis has found a home at Tarleton State University. (Tarleton State athletics)