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Silvertips’ Tarin Smith (24) moves with the puck during a game between the Everett Silvertips and Victoria Royals at the Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. The Silvertips won, 5-3. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Patterson: Silvertips should go all-in at WHL trade deadline

Everett’s ability to contend seemed implausible entering the season, but now there’s plenty of reasons for the team to make a splash.

Silvertips’ Tarin Smith (24) moves with the puck during a game between the Everett Silvertips and Victoria Royals at the Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. The Silvertips won, 5-3. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Everett Community College’s Ethan Martin (1) moves with the ball during a game against Tacoma at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Martin carries on family basketball legacy at Everett Community College

Ethan Martin, the grandson of legendary men’s coach Larry Walker, is excelling on the court that bears his grandfather’s name.

Everett Community College’s Ethan Martin (1) moves with the ball during a game against Tacoma at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jenna Villa reacts to a teammate drawing a foul call during the 3A quarterfinal game against Meadowdale on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Community roundup: Arlington grad Villa earns 1st Pac-12 honor with WSU

Plus, a Silvertips center receives an invite to a prospects game, and the Edmonds College men’s hoops team surges up the NWAC rankings.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa reacts to a teammate drawing a foul call during the 3A quarterfinal game against Meadowdale on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Silvertips ride positive results into holiday break

An impressive, short-handed victory over WHL-leading Prince George highlighted a 2-1 week.

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Washington Wizards forward Corey Kispert reacts after making a three pointer against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Community roundup: King’s to retire Kispert’s number

Plus, Monroe High School alum earns All-American honors, Jackson grad receives NWAC award and the Silvertips add up a forward.

Washington Wizards forward Corey Kispert reacts after making a three pointer against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
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Silvertips’ wild win tempered by loss of co-captain

Everett notched a thrilling 8-7 victory over Vancouver on Saturday, but it came at the expense of center Austin Roest.

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Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Abraham Lucas (72) walks on the sideline prior to an NFL Football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Seahawks’ Lucas ‘felt pretty good’ in return from 1st extended absence

The Archbishop Murphy High School product played his 1st game since Week 1 last week against Dallas.

Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Abraham Lucas (72) walks on the sideline prior to an NFL Football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
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: MP grad Davis earns silver with Fiji national team

Trina Davis helps Fiji women’s soccer at the Pacific Games, hammer throwers earn All-American nod, and locals take home collegiate all-league honors.

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)
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Tips show they can hang with best in split with Prince George

Everett played a pair of tight games against the WHL’s top team, despite missing some key pieces.

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Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle celebrates after scoring against Kansas State during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Community roundup: MP grad Battle ‘devastated’ by NCAA ruling

Plus, Jadyn Edwards joins New Mexico’s Hall of Honor, and Daniel Arias is back with the NFL’s Cardinals

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle celebrates after scoring against Kansas State during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Silvertips surge during eventful week

Everett sees its top defenseman return, trades for a forward and beats all three of its opponents, including Portland.

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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: Skoog takes 2nd at NAIA cross country championships

Also, Taylor Roe posts an All-American time, Efton Chism III earns All-Big Sky honors, and a slew of athletes receive All-NWAC selections.

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)
Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)

Ex-MP star Joyner signs with Wolfpack

The former University of Washington defensive back is returning home to play in the AFL.

Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)
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)