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Lake Stevens was the runaway choice as the Snohomish County team most likely to win a high school football state championship. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens was the runaway choice as the Snohomish County team most likely to win a high school football state championship. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens is one of four Snohomish County high schools that qualified for the football state tournaments, which begin this weekend. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens is one of four Snohomish County high schools that qualified for the football state tournaments, which begin this weekend. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Meeting of ‘The Two Jakes’ did not live up to billing

Friday night’s matchup between Snohomish County products Jacob Eason and Jake Luton was a stinker.

Seattle and Toronto are set to square off for the MLS Cup on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, and the vast majority of poll voters believe the Sounders will win. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: It’s the Sounders in a landslide

Ninety percent of responders believe Seattle will beat Toronto in Sunday’s MLS Cup final.

Seattle and Toronto are set to square off for the MLS Cup on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, and the vast majority of poll voters believe the Sounders will win. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Nicolas Lodeiro, right, and Seattle Sounders FC takes on Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final Sunday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

POLL: Which team claims the MLS Cup?

Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC square off for the title Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Nicolas Lodeiro, right, and Seattle Sounders FC takes on Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final Sunday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Analysis: Grading the Seahawks at midseason

Seattle is 6-2 at the halfway point, but has it been good or fortunate?

Running back Chris Carson (32) and the Seahawks were given a solid grade for the first half of the season (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks given a good — not great — grade

Sixty-one percent of responders gave Seattle a B for the first half of its season.

Running back Chris Carson (32) and the Seahawks were given a solid grade for the first half of the season (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Record-setting tackle was vintage Bobby Wagner

The Seahawks’ star became the team’s all-time leading tackle in typically understated fashion Sunday.

What grade do you give Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks for the first half of their season? (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: How do you grade the Seahawks’ first half?

Seattle went 6-2 in their first eight games and are in playoff position, but questions remain.

What grade do you give Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks for the first half of their season? (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Can the Huskies get a little help for Jacob Eason, please?

UW has been disappointing this season, but don’t blame the former Lake Stevens star.

The voters favor Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel (10) and the Houston Astros over the Washington Nationals in the World Series. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: Houston favored in the World Series

By a two-to-one ratio, readers believe the Astros will prevail over the Washington Nationals.

The voters favor Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel (10) and the Houston Astros over the Washington Nationals in the World Series. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Patterson: Thomas’ return to Seattle bittersweet

The safety who helped the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl title returned as an opponent Sunday.

POLL: Which team prevails in the World Series?

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals begin battling for baseball’s crown Tuesday.

Mariners need to emulate Astros’ path to prominence

Seattle’s stated timeline to contention may indicate short cuts that Houston never took.

POLL RESULTS: Russell Wilson is in the MVP discussion

But the majority don’t have the Seahawks quarterback as the frontrunner (plus video highlights vs. L.A.).

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws under pressure from Los Angeles Rams defensive end Dante Fowler (56) in the first quarter at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Andy Bao/Seattle Times/TNS)

POLL: Where does Russell Wilson sit in the MVP race?

Should the Seahawks quarterback be part of the MVP discussion, and if so where should he rank?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws under pressure from Los Angeles Rams defensive end Dante Fowler (56) in the first quarter at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Andy Bao/Seattle Times/TNS)

It’s time Russell Wilson gets his MVP due

The Seahawks QB still remains on the periphery of NFL MVP talk and that must change.

The Seattle Mariners’ Keon Broxton knocks his helmet off after striking out looking as New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine, back left, heads to the dugout in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL RESULTS: The Mariners’ season is deemed a failure

More than half the voters awarded the rebuilding Seattle a D or F for the 2019 campaign.

The Seattle Mariners’ Keon Broxton knocks his helmet off after striking out looking as New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine, back left, heads to the dugout in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez walks off the field after being relieved during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

POLL: Grade the Mariners for their 2019 season

Seattle finished 68-94 and in last in the AL West, but there were promising developments in the minors.

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez walks off the field after being relieved during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

2019 season was a smashing success for Mariners

Seattle accomplished its main goal of building the farm system this season.

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