Monroe High School

Monroe’s Jessi Mahler, top left clockwise, River Mahler, Emma Nagy, Scarlett Nagy, Annie Oylear and Hadley Oylear are members of the Bearcats starting lineup going into the playoffs. Photographed in Monroe, Washington on May 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Sisterly bond’: Monroe softball team features 3 pairs of sisters

The Mahler, Nagy and Oylear sisters make up two-thirds of the state-hopeful Bearcats’ starting lineup.

 

Monroe’s Diego Perez-Diaz, left, and Tanner Summers celebrate their win over Shorewood Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Bearcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Monroe boys clinch first state soccer berth since 2002

The Bearcats defeat Shorewood 2-0 in a winner-to-state, loser-out 3A District 1 Tournament match.

 

Snohomish softball rallies past Monroe, clinches league title

The Panthers come back from a pair of multi-run deficits to beat the Bearcats 7-6 and secure the Wesco 3A/2A crown.

Monroe's Rafael Garnica goes up for a header during a game March 18 in Arlington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Culture shift leads to big turnaround for Monroe boys soccer

After many years of losing, the Bearcats are hoping to earn the program’s first state berth in 20 years.

Monroe's Rafael Garnica goes up for a header during a game March 18 in Arlington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Snohomish County FC Steelheads won the Northwest Premier League Indoor championship in their inaugural season. (Brit Litwin)

Community roundup: Steelheads win indoor women’s championship

Also, Lake Stevens grad sets college record, EvCC claims “T” Trophy and Monroe alum wins NWAC honors.

The Snohomish County FC Steelheads won the Northwest Premier League Indoor championship in their inaugural season. (Brit Litwin)
Arlington’s Tyler Rusko catches a ground ball while Monroe’s Kody Edelbrock slides into second base during the game on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe rides big 5th inning to key win over Arlington

The Bearcats beat the Eagles 11-6 to move into a three-way tie for second place in the crowded Wesco 3A/2A North standings.

Arlington’s Tyler Rusko catches a ground ball while Monroe’s Kody Edelbrock slides into second base during the game on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The 2022 All-Area girls basketball team, back row from left, Monroe’s Adria Lincoln, Stanwood’s Vivienne Barrett, Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin, and front row from left, Arlington’s Keira Marsh, Lake Stevens’ Baylor Thomas and Arlington’s Jenna Villa are pictured Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The 2022 All-Area girls basketball team, back row from left, Monroe’s Adria Lincoln, Stanwood’s Vivienne Barrett, Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin, and front row from left, Arlington’s Keira Marsh, Lake Stevens’ Baylor Thomas and Arlington’s Jenna Villa are pictured Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Western Washington's Gracie Castaneda, an Arlington High School graduate, dribbles during an NCAA Division II Elite Eight game against Valdosta State on March 21, 2022, in Birmingham, Ala. (Western Washington photo)
Western Washington's Gracie Castaneda, an Arlington High School graduate, dribbles during an NCAA Division II Elite Eight game against Valdosta State on March 21, 2022, in Birmingham, Ala. (Western Washington photo)
Arlington's Jack Machovina watches Monroe's Rafael Garnica heads the ball Friday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on March 18, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Monroe boys down Arlington on the pitch

The Bearcats beat the Eagles 3-1 in a Wesco 3A/2A soccer match on Friday night.

Arlington's Jack Machovina watches Monroe's Rafael Garnica heads the ball Friday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on March 18, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
North Carolina's Mason Phillips (top), a Stanwood High School alum, claimed the 149-pound championship at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open held Nov. 14 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Blake Clifton/UNC Athletics)
North Carolina's Mason Phillips (top), a Stanwood High School alum, claimed the 149-pound championship at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open held Nov. 14 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Blake Clifton/UNC Athletics)
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)
Mary Clarke swims in the 100 Yard Freestyle during the 3A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Federal Way, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mary Clarke swims in the 100 Yard Freestyle during the 3A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Federal Way, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Gavin Steidle rushes with Glacier Peak's Rider Wilkinson closing at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Gavin Steidle rushes with Glacier Peak's Rider Wilkinson closing at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe's Iseah Canizales attempts a reception over Snohomish's Joshua Vandergriend Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Monroe tops Snohomish in OT for share of Wesco 3A South title

The Bearcats stop a 2-point attempt in OT and earn a share of the league crown with a wild 42-40 win.

Monroe's Iseah Canizales attempts a reception over Snohomish's Joshua Vandergriend Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe High School senior quarterback Evan Leggett gets teased by coaches Shane Zey (left) and Scott Darrow (right) at a recent practice. With help from the football program and community, Leggett and his family have persevered after losing their house to a fire in June. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A fire took his family’s home, but Monroe QB has persevered

Evan Leggett and his family lost their home to a fire. But “I’ve still got what I love,” he says.

Monroe High School senior quarterback Evan Leggett gets teased by coaches Shane Zey (left) and Scott Darrow (right) at a recent practice. With help from the football program and community, Leggett and his family have persevered after losing their house to a fire in June. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway's George Quintans, left to right, Major Gradwohl and  John Morales celebrates an interception Friday night at Monroe High School on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway outlasts Monroe in key Wesco 3A South clash

Aaron Barraza runs for 4 TDs — including a pair of long 4th-quarter scores — in the Warriors’ 33-28 win.

Edmonds-Woodway's George Quintans, left to right, Major Gradwohl and  John Morales celebrates an interception Friday night at Monroe High School on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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)
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)
Archbishop Murphy's Taylor Campbell celebrates her header goal off a corner kick from Jordyn Latta, left, Thursday night at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett on September 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Murphy blanks Monroe in early Wesco 2A/3A battle

The Wildcats win 5-0 and improve to 7-0 on the season while handing the Bearcats their first defeat.

Archbishop Murphy's Taylor Campbell celebrates her header goal off a corner kick from Jordyn Latta, left, Thursday night at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett on September 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Monroe football team defense runs through drills during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe eyes elusive league title after move to Wesco 3A South

The Bearcats finished runner-up to Lake Stevens in Wesco 4A four times from 2014-19.

The Monroe football team defense runs through drills during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)