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Edmonds-Woodway celebrates their win to advance in the state tournament against Gig Harbor Tuesday afternoon at Edmonds-Wooday High School in Edmonds, Washington on May 17, 2022. The Warriors won 2-1 in 8 innings. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway baseball walks off in extras, advances to state regionals

The Warriors win on a walkoff sacrifice fly in the 8th inning to beat Gig Harbor 2-1 in a 3A state play-in round game.

 

Rainey Forzetting makes a kratom smoothie at her home in Lake Stevens, Washington on March 29, 2022. Blueberries, 6 grams Kratom, a triple berry mix, almond butter, pomegranate and oak milk make up her daily concoction. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sold as elixir, kratom popularity surges in ‘Wild West’ of legality

Doctors warn kratom, an opioid alternative, is addictive and ripe for abuse. Yet it’s unregulated and sold at any smokeshop.

 

Bothell’s Maxwell Paterson celebrates a deep home run to put his team in the lead against Jackson Friday, May 13, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson baseball falls to Bothell in bi-district winner-to-state clash

The Wesco 4A champion Timberwolves suffer a 6-2 loss, but have one more chance to earn a state berth Saturday.

 

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)
Edmonds-Woodway players react to winning the district semifinal game against Mountlake Terrace to advance to state at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway baseball routs Terrace, clinches another state berth

The Warriors secure their 4th consecutive state trip with a mercy-rule 11-1 win over the Hawks in the 3A District 1 semis.

Edmonds-Woodway players react to winning the district semifinal game against Mountlake Terrace to advance to state at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood’s Jace Hampson yells in celebration after winning the district semifinal game against Meadowdale to send them to state at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lynnwood baseball edges Meadowdale, clinches state berth with tense win

The Royals escape numerous jams and punch their ticket to state with a 3-2 win over the Mavericks in the 3A District 1 semis.

Lynnwood’s Jace Hampson yells in celebration after winning the district semifinal game against Meadowdale to send them to state at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Electric Ford Mustangs are lined up for viewing Saturday afternoon during Drive Electric Earth Day in the Everett, Washington on April 23, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Electric car owners enjoy kicking the dinosaur fuel habit

The number of Washington drivers plugging in is growing, but the upfront cost of electric vehicles is high.

Electric Ford Mustangs are lined up for viewing Saturday afternoon during Drive Electric Earth Day in the Everett, Washington on April 23, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Meadowdale’s Broderick Bluhm finishes off a complete game shutout against Lynnwood Friday, April 29, 2022, at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Meadowdale shuts out Lynnwood as teams split league crown

Broderick Bluhm tosses a 2-hitter and the Mavs beat Lynnwood 5-0 for a shared Wesco 3A/2A South title.

Meadowdale’s Broderick Bluhm finishes off a complete game shutout against Lynnwood Friday, April 29, 2022, at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / 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)
Stanwood’s Jordin Lee puts his body behind a throw to home against Archbishop Murphy Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood tops Murphy to clinch first league title since 1998

The red-hot Spartans close the regular season with 6 straight wins and a milestone achievement.

Stanwood’s Jordin Lee puts his body behind a throw to home against Archbishop Murphy Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / 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)
Jackson’s Dominic Hellman is celebrated for his three-run homer against Glacier Peak Friday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on April 22, 2022. The Timberwolves won 12-4. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson sweeps Glacier Peak, stays in control of Wesco 4A

Dominic Hellman blasts his 6th homer of the season and the T-wolves beat GP 12-4 for a 3-game sweep.

Jackson’s Dominic Hellman is celebrated for his three-run homer against Glacier Peak Friday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on April 22, 2022. The Timberwolves won 12-4. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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)

Kamiak senior wins playoff to capture Dolan Invite title

Daniel Kim beats Stanwood’s Conrad Chisman in a playoff to win the 19th edition of the annual tourney.

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)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Grant Oliver smiles while fist-bumping his teammates before the start of their game against Kentwood at T-Mobile Park on Friday, April 8, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Grant Oliver smiles while fist-bumping his teammates before the start of their game against Kentwood at T-Mobile Park on Friday, April 8, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Brothers T101A “Rush” and T101B “Lagoon." (Ellie Sawyer/Maya’s Legacy/PWWA)

70 killer whales seen in one day in Salish Sea

The sightings of the Bigg’s orcas set a record for the region ranging from Hood Canal to Vancouver Island.

Brothers T101A “Rush” and T101B “Lagoon." (Ellie Sawyer/Maya’s Legacy/PWWA)
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Seattle Center Monorail celebrates 60 years

The elevated train has outlasted its critics, whooshing on pneumatic tires from Seattle Center to downtown.

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Lake Stevens trucker ‘Stogie’ chronicles long-haul life on TikTok

Shawn Dirksen traded the cigar industry for driving a big rig with his pit bull, Bonnie. They keep three eyes on the road.

Gabriel Herrera works on a piece of artwork in his studio Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Herrera said he is in his blue phase as an artist, which is why he uses blue pens to create his art. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prison was art school for this Lake Stevens man

While incarcerated in Monroe for 10 years, Gabriel Herrera used a ballpoint pen to stick out.

Gabriel Herrera works on a piece of artwork in his studio Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Herrera said he is in his blue phase as an artist, which is why he uses blue pens to create his art. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington's Hannah Rork struggles to grab the ball from Garfield's Malia Samuels during the 3A state semifinal at the Tacoma Dome on Friday, March 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington girls give Garfield a scare, but fall in state semis

The Eagles are undone by a rough 4th quarter in a 56-42 state semifinal loss to the defending champs.

Arlington's Hannah Rork struggles to grab the ball from Garfield's Malia Samuels during the 3A state semifinal at the Tacoma Dome on Friday, March 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jenna Villa and Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles go up for a rebound Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 3A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls edge rival Snohomish, advance to state semis

The Eagles survive a furious comeback by the Panthers and prevail 50-47 in the 3A state quarterfinals.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa and Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles go up for a rebound Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 3A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)