Marysville Pilchuck High School

Kenai Sinaphet takes the hand off from head coach, Dalton Schwetz, during practice Wednesday afternoon at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington on August 17, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Fresh start’ for Marysville Pilchuck under new coach Schwetz

The Tomahawks begin practice without longtime coach Brandon Carson, who stepped down following last year’s playoff run.

Kenai Sinaphet takes the hand off from head coach, Dalton Schwetz, during practice Wednesday afternoon at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington on August 17, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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.
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.
Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson runs the ball in for a touchdown during the annual Berry Bowl against Marysville Getchell on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson runs the ball in for a touchdown during the annual Berry Bowl against Marysville Getchell on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Miranda Granger jumps in the air to knee a medicine ball being held by Charlie Pearson during her training session at Charlie's Combat Club on Friday, July 26, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Miranda Granger jumps in the air to knee a medicine ball being held by Charlie Pearson during her training session at Charlie's Combat Club on Friday, July 26, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Aubrey Peterson makes a base hit during the Canada Cup Thursday morning in Surrey British Columbia on July 11, 2019.  Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aubrey Peterson makes a base hit during the Canada Cup Thursday morning in Surrey British Columbia on July 11, 2019.  Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett AquaSox players Trent Tingelstad, front, and Austin Shenton warm up at Funko Field on the first day of practice on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Tingelstad resides in Marysville while Shenton is from Bellingham. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Community roundup: MP alum Tingelstad back with AquaSox

Plus, an Everett native leads the U-17 Sounders to a title, the Steelheads will play for a women’s indoor title and more.

Everett AquaSox players Trent Tingelstad, front, and Austin Shenton warm up at Funko Field on the first day of practice on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Tingelstad resides in Marysville while Shenton is from Bellingham. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle, a Marysville Pilchuck graduate. (Jack Murrey/Montana State Athletics)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle, a Marysville Pilchuck graduate. (Jack Murrey/Montana State Athletics)
Snohomish County's returning state wrestling champions, Alex Rapelje of Edmonds-Woodway (left) and Alivia White of Marysville Pilchuck (right). (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Local pair head to Mat Classic XXXIII seeking repeat titles

E-W’s Alex Rapelje and MP’s Alivia White return to Tacoma nearly two years after their first state-championship victories.

Snohomish County's returning state wrestling champions, Alex Rapelje of Edmonds-Woodway (left) and Alivia White of Marysville Pilchuck (right). (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kyle Nobach. (UW Athletics)

Ex-MP baseball star Nobach joins UW softball coaching staff

Kyle Nobach devoted most of his life to baseball, but a chance encounter led to his hiring as a UW softball assistant.

Kyle Nobach. (UW Athletics)
All-Area Offensive Player of the Year Dylan Carson ran for 2,671 yards (eighth in state history) and 46 touchdowns (third in state history) over 13 games this season. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 Football Player of the Year: Dylan Carson

The Marysville Pilchuck senior flirted with state records with 2,671 rushing yards and a staggering 46 touchdowns.

All-Area Offensive Player of the Year Dylan Carson ran for 2,671 yards (eighth in state history) and 46 touchdowns (third in state history) over 13 games this season. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle, a Marysville Pilchuck graduate. (Andrew Pedersen/Montana State Athletics)

MP alum Battle happy with transfer to Montana State

After two up-and-seasons at UW, the young guard is beginning to find a rhythm with the Bobcats.

Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle, a Marysville Pilchuck graduate. (Andrew Pedersen/Montana State Athletics)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Brayden Rogers, left, and Dylan Carson take comfort after loosing to Bellevue High Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on November 27, 2021. The Tomahawks fell to the Wolverines 27-3 ending their playoff run. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Marysville Pilchuck’s state run ends with loss to Bellevue

The Wolverines hold the high-powered Tomahawks in check and pull away in the second half for a 27-3 win in the 3A semifinals.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Brayden Rogers, left, and Dylan Carson take comfort after loosing to Bellevue High Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on November 27, 2021. The Tomahawks fell to the Wolverines 27-3 ending their playoff run. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck running back Dylan Carson creaks away from Yelm defensive back Marius Alone for a touchdown run during Saturday afternoon’s 3A football state quarterfinal game at Yelm High School in Yelm, Washington, on Nov. 20, 2021. Marysville-Pilchuck won the game, 39-21.

3A state semifinal preview: Marysville Pilchuck vs. Bellevue

It’s déjà vu for the Tomahawks, who face perennial power Bellevue in a rematch of the 2014 semifinals.

Marysville-Pilchuck running back Dylan Carson creaks away from Yelm defensive back Marius Alone for a touchdown run during Saturday afternoon’s 3A football state quarterfinal game at Yelm High School in Yelm, Washington, on Nov. 20, 2021. Marysville-Pilchuck won the game, 39-21.
Arlington's Gage Price leaps over a Marysville-Pilchuck player during the game on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

MP’s ‘overlooked’ defense has been a dominant unit this season

The Tomahawks’ offense gets much of the attention, but the defense is nearly as good.

Arlington's Gage Price leaps over a Marysville-Pilchuck player during the game on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville Pilchuck running back Dylan Carson slips through the tackle of Yelm defensive back Kyler Ronquillo during a 3A football state quarterfinal game on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Yelm High School. Marysville Pilchuck won the game 39-21. (Tony Overman / The Olympian)

Marysville Pilchuck steamrolls Yelm into state semifinals

Dylan Carson rushes for 427 yards and five touchdowns as the Tomahawks win 39-21.

Marysville Pilchuck running back Dylan Carson slips through the tackle of Yelm defensive back Kyler Ronquillo during a 3A football state quarterfinal game on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Yelm High School. Marysville Pilchuck won the game 39-21. (Tony Overman / The Olympian)
Glacier Peak’s Ashton Olson yells while celebrating a touchdown during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

3A state quarterfinal preview: Marysville Pilchuck vs. Yelm

The Tomahawks and their high-powered rushing attack travel to face unbeaten Yelm in the 3A quarters.

Glacier Peak’s Ashton Olson yells while celebrating a touchdown during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson is tackled by Glacier Peak’s Reggie Valmonte during the game on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Like a machine’: MP’s rushing attack has been nearly unstoppable

Marysville Pilchuck’s explosive ground attack has left opponents in the dust and lit up the scoreboard.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson is tackled by Glacier Peak’s Reggie Valmonte during the game on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)