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Jailin Johnson makes a three-point shot during practice at Mariner High School on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

December Athlete of the Month: Mariner’s Jailin Johnson

A Q&A with the junior point guard who was the winner of our December Athlete of the Month poll.

Jailin Johnson makes a three-point shot during practice at Mariner High School on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mariner's Naser Motley is able to get around Glacier Peak's Bobby Siebers to make a layup during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mariner boys beat GP in battle for 1st place atop Wesco 4A

The Marauders ride their defense to a 53-43 win over the No. 7-ranked Grizzlies in a key league clash.

Mariner's Naser Motley is able to get around Glacier Peak's Bobby Siebers to make a layup during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Eastern Washington wide receiver Efton Chism III, a Monroe High School graduate. (Photo provided by Eastern Washington University)

Former local standouts hope to lead Eastern to national title

With Efton Chism III, Josh Jerome and Anthany Smith helping lead the way, the Eagles begin their quest for a crown.

Eastern Washington wide receiver Efton Chism III, a Monroe High School graduate. (Photo provided by Eastern Washington University)
Kamiak's Jullian Notoa runs in for a touchdown as Kamiak led Mariner 28-7 at the half in a football game at Goddard Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak tops Mariner, earns first playoff berth since 2014

Wesley Garrett scores four touchdowns as the Knights win 41-14 for their 10th straight win overall.

Kamiak's Jullian Notoa runs in for a touchdown as Kamiak led Mariner 28-7 at the half in a football game at Goddard Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Mariners' Isaiah Cuellar, left, and Cascade's Zach Lopez reach for a pass intended for Lopez Friday evening at Everett Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mariner edges longtime rival Cascade in old-school slugfest

Brandon Rutledge catches a TD pass with just 28 seconds left as the Marauders pull out a 28-21 win.

Mariners' Isaiah Cuellar, left, and Cascade's Zach Lopez reach for a pass intended for Lopez Friday evening at Everett Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs the ball, during the first half of a NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs the ball, during the first half of a NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Glacier Peak’s Cooper Jensen makes a touchdown reception against Lake Stevens’ Alexander Davis Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Cooper Jensen makes a touchdown reception against Lake Stevens’ Alexander Davis Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shorecrest's Ben Silber (pictured) and Edmonds-Woodway's Paige Oliver finished second in the Mixed Doubles division at the Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament on July 22-25, 2021, at Snohomish High School. (Photo by Kristi Lin)

Community roundup: Locals claim doubles title at Summer Smash

Plus, Mariner hoops standout BJ Kolly signs with WWU, EvCC hires a new women’s soccer coach, and more.

Shorecrest's Ben Silber (pictured) and Edmonds-Woodway's Paige Oliver finished second in the Mixed Doubles division at the Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament on July 22-25, 2021, at Snohomish High School. (Photo by Kristi Lin)
Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boys basketball season review: Mariner dominates Wesco

The Marauders were a force on offense and defense on their way to a perfect record this past season.

Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: EvCC announces 2021 Hall of Fame class

Plus, locals compete at NCAA track and field finals, disc golf is coming to Stanwood and more.

Report: Racial comments targeted Mariner basketball players

Investigators found Lakewood fans’ behavior created a “racially charged” situation during tense May contest.

Washington State sophomore Suzy Pace, a Mariner High School graduate, competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship held on May 26-29, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Russell James)
Washington State sophomore Suzy Pace, a Mariner High School graduate, competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship held on May 26-29, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Russell James)
Mariners’ Alexis Slater, junior, posted a 0.71 ERA in 89 1/3 innings pitched, with a whopping 190 strikeouts. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 Softball Player of the Year: Alexis Slater

The star pitcher was a strikeout machine and led long-struggling Mariner to a breakthrough season.

Mariners’ Alexis Slater, junior, posted a 0.71 ERA in 89 1/3 innings pitched, with a whopping 190 strikeouts. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Mariner thumps GP in matchup of top basketball teams

The Marauders stake their claim as the area’s best team with a 64-36 win over the Grizzlies.

Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lakewood High School. (Lakewood School District)

Alleged racist remarks at basketball game to be investigated

A law firm will look into what transpired at a girls game between Lakewood and Mariner high schools.

Lakewood High School. (Lakewood School District)
Snohomish County Parks senior park ranger Chelsea Kapica stnds among old piers at Picnic Point Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. the park is one of her favorites of the county's parks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Snohomish County Parks senior park ranger Chelsea Kapica stnds among old piers at Picnic Point Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. the park is one of her favorites of the county's parks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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)