Softball

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.

 

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.

 

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)
Snohomish’s Alex Flohr delivers a pitch against Arlington Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Alex Flohr delivers a pitch against Arlington Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Riley Ryan, left, and Reagan Ryan with their father Patrick Ryan, Stanwood’s head coach Monday afternoon at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on April 11, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

For one local family, softball game includes friendly rivalry

Patrick Ryan is Stanwood’s coach while daughters Riley and Reagan play for Arlington.

Arlington’s Riley Ryan, left, and Reagan Ryan with their father Patrick Ryan, Stanwood’s head coach Monday afternoon at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on April 11, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Lauren Hufford tags out Snohomish’s Camryn Sage as she slides into second base during the game on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Glacier Peak shuts down rival Snohomish

The two softball teams squared off in an early season battle with the Grizzlies earning a 3-0 win.

Glacier Peak’s Lauren Hufford tags out Snohomish’s Camryn Sage as she slides into second base during the game on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Morgan, Alabama softball fall 1 win short of WCWS finals

Lynnwood H.S. alum Maddie Morgan and the Crimson Tide see their national title dreams come to an end.

Lakewood's Ashtyn Falor tags out Jayden Bushnell Friday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on April 30, 2021. The Knights won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 All-Area high school softball teams

A look at the top prep softball players in the area during this abbreviated season.

Lakewood's Ashtyn Falor tags out Jayden Bushnell Friday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on April 30, 2021. The Knights won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak High pitcher Makayla Miller on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

April Athlete of the Month: Glacier Peak’s Makayla Miller

The Grizzlies’ two-way standout tossed a shutout and hit a walk-off home run in the same game.

Glacier Peak High pitcher Makayla Miller on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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)

Former Lynnwood softball star homers, helps Alabama reach WCWS

Maddie Morgan blasts a 2-run homer to help Alabama advance to the Women’s College World Series.

Six teams in Wesco finished with at least 10 wins in the abbreviated 2021 high school softball season. (Herald file)

Prep softball recap: Plenty of memories made

A look back at the highlights and top teams from the five-week high school softball season.

Six teams in Wesco finished with at least 10 wins in the abbreviated 2021 high school softball season. (Herald file)
Kamiak's Sam Porter makes a catch Friday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on April 30, 2021. The Knights won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak blanks Lakewood in key Wesco matchup

The Knights edge the Cougars 2-0 in a battle of two of the top teams in the league.

Kamiak's Sam Porter makes a catch Friday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on April 30, 2021. The Knights won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville Pilchuck's Riley Perrine leaps as Jackson's Macie Dean crosses home plate for a run as undefeated Jackson beat Marysville Pilchuck 6-0 in a fastpitch game on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Mill Creek, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Marysville Pilchuck's Riley Perrine leaps as Jackson's Macie Dean crosses home plate for a run as undefeated Jackson beat Marysville Pilchuck 6-0 in a fastpitch game on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Mill Creek, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jackson's Helena Ah-Loe is high-fived after a home run against Everett Thursday afternoon at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek on April 8, 2021. Jackson dominated Everett, 15-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Helena Ah-Loe is high-fived after a home run against Everett Thursday afternoon at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek on April 8, 2021. Jackson dominated Everett, 15-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The University of Washington���s Amy-Eloise Neale (middle) competes in the women���s 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 9 in Eugene, Oregon. Neale, who starred in high school at Glacier Peak, placed fifth in the event to earn All-American honors. (University of Washington photo)

Community roundup: 2 former local prep runners accomplish major feats

Amy-Eloise Markovc won gold in Europe, Taylor Roe placed 2nd at the NCAA championships, and more.

The University of Washington���s Amy-Eloise Neale (middle) competes in the women���s 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 9 in Eugene, Oregon. Neale, who starred in high school at Glacier Peak, placed fifth in the event to earn All-American honors. (University of Washington photo)
Mountlake Terrace softball player Jamie Bingaman
Mountlake Terrace softball player Jamie Bingaman