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Bill Johnson, left, looks to pass with Sean Hermis defending while playing korfball Thursday evening at Mukilteo Beach on September 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Latest endeavor for curious Everett man? Beach korfball

Kamiak grad and world traveler Bill Johnson is trying to put the obscure sport on the map in the U.S.

 

Gaylan Gray and Marysville Pilchuck rolled to a stunning rout of Glacier Peak on Friday night, turning a showdown of state-ranked teams into a beatdown of epic proportions. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville Pilchuck stuns Glacier Peak in running-clock rout

The Tomahawks race to a 42-0 halftime lead and win 49-14 in a non-league clash of state-ranked teams.

 

Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens opens season with emphatic win over 3A No. 1 O’Dea

The Vikings sat out the first two weeks, but showed they are state title contenders with a 20-3 win.

 

Mariners' Isaiah Cuellar, left, and Cascade's Zach Lopez reach for a pass intended for Lopez Friday evening at Everett Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mariner edges longtime rival Cascade in old-school slugfest

Brandon Rutledge catches a TD pass with just 28 seconds left as the Marauders pull out a 28-21 win.

Mariners' Isaiah Cuellar, left, and Cascade's Zach Lopez reach for a pass intended for Lopez Friday evening at Everett Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Logan Szarzec outruns the Snohomish defense for a touchdown at the top of the second quarter Friday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Snohomish September 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak earns 10th consecutive win over rival Snohomish

The Grizzlies win 35-19 in the annual rivalry game, but have much to improve on after an ‘ugly’ showing.

Glacier Peak's Logan Szarzec outruns the Snohomish defense for a touchdown at the top of the second quarter Friday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Snohomish September 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A burned black bear cub receives care at PAWS. (PAWS)

These burned bear cubs are among the casualties of wildfires

In a first, PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood is caring for three severely burned young black bears.

A burned black bear cub receives care at PAWS. (PAWS)
The Washington State Department of Agriculture, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021. The nest was in a rural area east of Blaine. (USDA)

First Asian giant hornet nest discovered near Blaine

Crews found the nest after they followed a hornet that was equipped with a tracking device.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021. The nest was in a rural area east of Blaine. (USDA)
Election thing

Videos: Meet the candidates in 6 Snohomish County cities

The League of Women voters conducted moderated video forums for contested races in key municipalities.

Election thing
A Caspian tern is cared for at PAWS in Lynnwood. (Submitted photo) 20210704

Young birds jumped out of their nests to escape the heat

PAWS Wildlife Center is caring for dozens of fledgling birds that jumped off a building in Seattle.

A Caspian tern is cared for at PAWS in Lynnwood. (Submitted photo) 20210704
Barely taller than the 150yard marker,  Max Soterakopoulos, 6, tees off as he and his family golfs at Legion Memorial Golf Course on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Soterakopoulos hit a hole-in-one on the 14th hole at the golf course.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett 6-year-old makes hole-in-one at Legion Memorial

Too hard to believe? Watch the video of Everett’s Max Soterakopoulos hitting an ace on May 29.

Barely taller than the 150yard marker,  Max Soterakopoulos, 6, tees off as he and his family golfs at Legion Memorial Golf Course on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Soterakopoulos hit a hole-in-one on the 14th hole at the golf course.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Shinji Maeda steps out of his plane waving American and Japanese flags after completing his round-the-world tour that took him to 18 different countries on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 22,000 miles and 18 countries, he landed in Snohomish

Partially blind Japanese native Shinji Maeda came to the U.S. to become an aviator. Then he toured the world.

Shinji Maeda steps out of his plane waving American and Japanese flags after completing his round-the-world tour that took him to 18 different countries on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Drew Carter makes a catch past Monroe's Trey Lane during the game on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s All-Area high school football teams

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

Lake Stevens' Drew Carter makes a catch past Monroe's Trey Lane during the game on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak senior Ryan Black totaled 994 yards from scrimmage, 13 touchdowns as a  running back and a standout on defense for the Grizzlies. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Football Player of the Year: Ryan Black

The Glacier Peak senior running back totaled 994 yards from scrimmage and 13 TDs in just five games.

Glacier Peak senior Ryan Black totaled 994 yards from scrimmage, 13 touchdowns as a  running back and a standout on defense for the Grizzlies. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch walks off the field after NFL football practice in Renton, Wash., in this Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, file photo. During Marshawn Lynch’s 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league’s most reclusive figures off the field. Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more informed decisions about receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Lynch released a 30-minute interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on his YouTube channel Friday, April 16, 2021, becoming the latest prominent athlete to sit down with him to discuss the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines as the U.S. continues to combat the pandemic.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Marshawn Lynch discusses vaccine hesitancy with Dr. Fauci

The former Seahawks star is hoping to help Black and Hispanic communities make informed decisions.

FILE - Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch walks off the field after NFL football practice in Renton, Wash., in this Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, file photo. During Marshawn Lynch’s 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league’s most reclusive figures off the field. Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more informed decisions about receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Lynch released a 30-minute interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on his YouTube channel Friday, April 16, 2021, becoming the latest prominent athlete to sit down with him to discuss the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines as the U.S. continues to combat the pandemic.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
A gray whale appears to have developed an infection after being darted with a satellite tracking tag. (NOAA Fisheries)

Gray whale could be sick from tracking tag

Experts are concerned over possible infections related to the animal’s tagging site.

A gray whale appears to have developed an infection after being darted with a satellite tracking tag. (NOAA Fisheries)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar rushes with Glacier Peak's Hunter Morrison Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar rushes with Glacier Peak's Hunter Morrison Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lakewood's Ethan Guisti and Lakewood's Shae Dixon celebrate a touchdown with Archbishop Murphy's Matthias Bolton at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. The Cougars won 32-21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lakewood's Ethan Guisti and Lakewood's Shae Dixon celebrate a touchdown with Archbishop Murphy's Matthias Bolton at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. The Cougars won 32-21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Jordan Velasquez dodges a tackle by Arlington's Parker Duskin during the game on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Jordan Velasquez dodges a tackle by Arlington's Parker Duskin during the game on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Top row (L-R): Ian Davis-Leonard, Julia-Grace Sanders, Andy Bronson; middle row (L-R): Chuck Taylor, Stephanie Davey, Eric Stevick, Jon Bauer, Janice Podsada; bottom row (L-R): Andrea Brown, Phil O'Connor, Olivia Vanni, Julie Muhlstein.

Bloopers & outtakes from inside the newsroom

A very tiny documentary of some of our staff members’ finest moments

Top row (L-R): Ian Davis-Leonard, Julia-Grace Sanders, Andy Bronson; middle row (L-R): Chuck Taylor, Stephanie Davey, Eric Stevick, Jon Bauer, Janice Podsada; bottom row (L-R): Andrea Brown, Phil O'Connor, Olivia Vanni, Julie Muhlstein.
Glacier Peak's Ashton Olson makes a touchdown reception with Snohomish's Makai Williams defending at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on March 12, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GP pulls away for 9th straight win over archrival Snohomish

Ryan Black broke 2 long TDs and the Grizzlies made a key goal-line stand in a 35-10 rivalry win.

Glacier Peak's Ashton Olson makes a touchdown reception with Snohomish's Makai Williams defending at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on March 12, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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