Softball

Jackson’s Yanina Sherwood winds up while pitching against Skyline Wednesday, May 18, 2022, during a Class 4A matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2022 All-Area high school softball teams

A look at the top prep softball players in the area this spring.

 

All-Area softball player of the year is Monroe shortstop River Mahler. Mahler, a Stanford University signee, excelled at the plate and in the field while leading the Bearcats to a fifth-place finish in the 3A state tournament. Photographed on June 13, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Softball Player of the Year: River Mahler

The do-it-all Stanford-bound senior shortstop broke school records and led Monroe to a 5th-place state finish.

 

Kamiak’s Daniel Kim tees off at the Tom Dolan Memorial Invitational at the Everett Golf & Country Club on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spring 2022 All-Wesco teams

Athletes honored in baseball, boys soccer, golf, girls tennis, softball and track and field.

 

State softball.

State softball roundup: Jackson loses 4A semifinal heartbreaker to Skyview

Skyview scores 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to rally for a 4-3 walkoff win, denying the Timberwolves a shot at a 3-peat.

State softball.
Roosevelt celebrates the change over and the chance to win against Snohomish during 3A quarter-final game Friday evening in Lacey, Washington on May 27, 2022.  The Panthers lost 14-13 in 8 innings. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

3A state softball: Snohomish loses heartbreaker in quarterfinals

The Panthers blow a big lead and fall on a walkoff in extras. None of the 5 local teams in the tourney reach the semifinals.

Roosevelt celebrates the change over and the chance to win against Snohomish during 3A quarter-final game Friday evening in Lacey, Washington on May 27, 2022.  The Panthers lost 14-13 in 8 innings. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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State roundup: Jackson, Lakewood softball reach semis

Rounding up action from the state softball and state boys and girls tennis tournaments.

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Cascade's Ashlyee Bloch attempts to tag out Snohomish's Camryn Sage Thursday evening at Phil Johnson Ball Field in Everett, Washington on May 19, 2022. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 14-7 to claim the NW District 1 3A Championship title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cascade's Ashlyee Bloch attempts to tag out Snohomish's Camryn Sage Thursday evening at Phil Johnson Ball Field in Everett, Washington on May 19, 2022. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 14-7 to claim the NW District 1 3A Championship title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson players surround the plate to congratulate teammate Kaila Zellmer for hitting a home run during the game against Glacier Peak on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson softball seeks both historic 3-peat, ‘new legacy’

The T-wolves are looking to make history with a 3rd straight 4A state title, but this year’s team features a whole new cast.

Jackson players surround the plate to congratulate teammate Kaila Zellmer for hitting a home run during the game against Glacier Peak on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson’s Allie Thomsen delivers a pitch against Lake Stevens during a 4A matchup Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson’s Allie Thomsen delivers a pitch against Lake Stevens during a 4A matchup Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Marysville-Getchell celebrates their 8-1 victory over Everett High School at Phil Johnson Ball Field in Everett, Washington on May 19, 2022.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Getchell celebrates their 8-1 victory over Everett High School at Phil Johnson Ball Field in Everett, Washington on May 19, 2022.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cascade's Katelyn Pryor holds the championship trophy Thursday evening at Phil Johnson Ball Field in Everett, Washington on May 19, 2022. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 14-7 to claim the NW District 1 3A Championship title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Another milestone: Cascade softball rolls past Snohomish for district crown

The Bruins continue their breakthrough season and blast 7 homers to beat the Panthers 14-7 in the 3A District 1 title game.

Cascade's Katelyn Pryor holds the championship trophy Thursday evening at Phil Johnson Ball Field in Everett, Washington on May 19, 2022. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 14-7 to claim the NW District 1 3A Championship title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Skyline’s Ryan Grace is swarmed by teammates after striking out a batter to complete a 10-inning complete game win against Jackson Wednesday, May 18, 2022, during a Class 4A matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson softball falls to Skyline in 10-inning bi-district marathon

The T-wolves lose a 3-2 extra-inning heartbreaker in the 4A District 1/2 semis, but still have 2 more chances to reach state.

Skyline’s Ryan Grace is swarmed by teammates after striking out a batter to complete a 10-inning complete game win against Jackson Wednesday, May 18, 2022, during a Class 4A matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Cascade’s Abby Surowiec drives the ball against Arlington Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a Class 3A District 1 matchup at the Phill Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Miraculous comeback: Cascade seals state berth with walk-off grand slam

Ashlyee Bloch hits the game-winner as the Bruins rally from a 10-run deficit to beat Arlington.

Cascade’s Abby Surowiec drives the ball against Arlington Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a Class 3A District 1 matchup at the Phill Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Skyla Bristol watches the ball fly after getting a hit against Everett Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a Class 3A District 1 matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish softball clinches state berth with win over Everett

The Panthers prevail to beat the Seagulls 15-14 in a back-and-forth district semifinal.

Snohomish’s Skyla Bristol watches the ball fly after getting a hit against Everett Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a Class 3A District 1 matchup at the Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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 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)
Jackson’s Allie Thomsen is greeted at home for the two run game tying homer against Glacier Peak Wednesday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on May 11, 2022.  The Timberwolves defeated the Grizzles 5-3 in extra innings to claim the league title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson softball rallies past GP in extras, secures outright Wesco 4A title

Freshman Allie Thomsen stars at the plate and in the circle, leading the Timberwolves to a 5-3 comeback win in 8 innings.

Jackson’s Allie Thomsen is greeted at home for the two run game tying homer against Glacier Peak Wednesday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on May 11, 2022.  The Timberwolves defeated the Grizzles 5-3 in extra innings to claim the league title. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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.

Snohomish's Alli Wilson, left, and welcomes teammate Emma Hansen to the plate, scoring a run against Cascade High School Thursday afternoon at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on May 5, 2022. The Panthers won 9-3.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Alli Wilson, left, and welcomes teammate Emma Hansen to the plate, scoring a run against Cascade High School Thursday afternoon at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on May 5, 2022. The Panthers won 9-3.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Kaitlyn McCallum reaches for an over thrown ball as Jackson’s Avery Olson slides into second base during the game on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson remains unbeaten, tops Glacier Peak in Wesco 4A clash

The Timberwolves improve to 16-0 and beat the Grizzlies 5-1 in a key showdown between top teams.

Glacier Peak’s Kaitlyn McCallum reaches for an over thrown ball as Jackson’s Avery Olson slides into second base during the game on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Members of Cascade team rally in the dug out against Shorewood Monday afternoon at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on April 25, 2022. The Bruins won 6-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cascade softball earns key win, continues breakthrough season

The upstart Bruins beat Shorewood 6-2 and stamp themselves as bona fide Wesco 3A/2A title contenders.

Members of Cascade team rally in the dug out against Shorewood Monday afternoon at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on April 25, 2022. The Bruins won 6-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)