Wrestling

Brent Barnes, who coached Lake Stevens High School wrestling for more than three decades, sits in the school’s wrestling room Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Coaching legend: Lake Stevens’ Barnes leaves legacy of success, innovation

The recently retired wrestling coach guided the Vikings to 11 state team titles and impacted countless athletes during his career.

 

Sultan senior Grace Trichler looks to create space from a defender during practice Feb. 3 at Sultan High School in Sultan. Trichler was named the Emerald Sound Conference Coho Division Player of the Year. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Winter 2021-22 All-Emerald Sound Conference teams

Athletes honored in boys and girls basketball and boys and girls wrestling.

 

4 local wrestlers take home state titles at Mat Classic

Glacier Peak’s Jacob Erickson and Karianne Baldwin, Edmonds-Woodway’s Alex Rapelje and Marysville Pilchuck’s Alivia White win.

 

Meadowdale's Saul Hernandez walks off the mat after beating Stanwood's Mason Ferguson by decision in a 3A 182-pound quarterfinal match at Mat Classic XXXIII on Feb. 18, 2022, at the Tacoma Dome. (Zac Hereth / The Herald)

Mat Classic notebook: 3rd time’s a charm for Meadowdale senior

Saul Hernandez finally breaks through, Lake Stevens sits in 3rd place in the 4A team standings, MP’s White dominates and more.

Meadowdale's Saul Hernandez walks off the mat after beating Stanwood's Mason Ferguson by decision in a 3A 182-pound quarterfinal match at Mat Classic XXXIII on Feb. 18, 2022, at the Tacoma Dome. (Zac Hereth / The Herald)
Arlington’s Trevor Latta wrestles Monroe’s Brian Zebley Jr. Saturday evening during the 3A Regional 1 boys wrestling tournament at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on February 12, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mat Classic preview: Top local wrestlers, teams to watch

A look at the top local contenders in the high school boys and girls state wrestling tournaments.

Arlington’s Trevor Latta wrestles Monroe’s Brian Zebley Jr. Saturday evening during the 3A Regional 1 boys wrestling tournament at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on February 12, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Jackson Balmer attempts to flip Glacier Peak’s Spencer Dhondt to his back during their match at the 4A sub-regional wrestling meet at Henry M. Jackson High School on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lake Stevens wrestlers look to send legendary coach out in style

The retiring Brent Barnes enters his final Mat Classic with a talented and highly motivated team.

Lake Stevens’ Jackson Balmer attempts to flip Glacier Peak’s Spencer Dhondt to his back during their match at the 4A sub-regional wrestling meet at Henry M. Jackson High School on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County's returning state wrestling champions, Alex Rapelje of Edmonds-Woodway (left) and Alivia White of Marysville Pilchuck (right). (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Local pair head to Mat Classic XXXIII seeking repeat titles

E-W’s Alex Rapelje and MP’s Alivia White return to Tacoma nearly two years after their first state-championship victories.

Snohomish County's returning state wrestling champions, Alex Rapelje of Edmonds-Woodway (left) and Alivia White of Marysville Pilchuck (right). (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
North Thurston’s Bruce Price attempts to fend off Stanwood’s Mason Ferguson Saturday evening during the 3A Regional 1 boys wrestling tournament at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on February 12, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood takes 2nd, sends 10 boys to state at regional wrestling

A trio of Spartans win individual titles and a pair of Arlington wrestlers take home top spots at the 3A Region 1 Tournament.

North Thurston’s Bruce Price attempts to fend off Stanwood’s Mason Ferguson Saturday evening during the 3A Regional 1 boys wrestling tournament at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on February 12, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's Mason Ferguson is lifted off the mat by Arlington's Trevor Latta in the 182lb weight class at Stanwood High School Thursday evening in Stanwood, Washington on January 6, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Eagles 50-21.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A preview of Saturday’s regional wrestling tournaments

Local wrestlers, teams and weight classes to watch as grapplers vie for Mat Classic berths.

Stanwood's Mason Ferguson is lifted off the mat by Arlington's Trevor Latta in the 182lb weight class at Stanwood High School Thursday evening in Stanwood, Washington on January 6, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Eagles 50-21.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Kael Anderson pins Jackson’s Jonah Justice to win during the 4A sub-regional wrestling meet at Henry M. Jackson High School on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Wesco 4A sub-regional boys wrestling

Powerhouse Lake Stevens rolls to the team title as the path to the state tournament begins.

Lake Stevens’ Kael Anderson pins Jackson’s Jonah Justice to win during the 4A sub-regional wrestling meet at Henry M. Jackson High School on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Tyler Fouts lifts Glacier Peak's Gil Mossburg during wrestling on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Top local wrestlers to watch heading into the postseason

The high school wrestling postseason begins with this weekend’s sub-regional tournaments.

Lake Stevens' Tyler Fouts lifts Glacier Peak's Gil Mossburg during wrestling on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Shorecrest bench reacts to a missed shot in the final seconds of regular time to send the game against Arlington to overtime on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wave of cancellations wreaking havoc on winter prep sports

‘It’s just been so hard’: Canceled games and program shutdowns have been commonplace for local teams.

The Shorecrest bench reacts to a missed shot in the final seconds of regular time to send the game against Arlington to overtime on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Tyler Fouts lifts Glacier Peak's Gil Mossburg during wrestling on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Tyler Fouts lifts Glacier Peak's Gil Mossburg during wrestling on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's David Forslof, left, faces on with Stanwood's Lane Ovenell in the 132lb weight class at Stanwood High School Thursday evening in Stanwood, Washington on January 6, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Eagles 50-21.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Stanwood wrestlers retain ‘Battle of the Bull’

The Spartans top rival Arlington 50-21 to capture the annual rivalry trophy for the seventh straight time.

Arlington's David Forslof, left, faces on with Stanwood's Lane Ovenell in the 132lb weight class at Stanwood High School Thursday evening in Stanwood, Washington on January 6, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Eagles 50-21.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Wrestlers compete in the 2020 Mat Classic state tournament. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State sets new COVID testing requirements for prep sports

All athletes in high-contact indoor sports must get tested at least 3 times per week, the DOH said.

Wrestlers compete in the 2020 Mat Classic state tournament. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Trying to get the upper hand, Edmonds-Woodway's Ethan Nguyen, left, battles North Central's Steven Zaragoza. Hguyen lost 11-2 in their championship match at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Tacoma, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Prep wrestling tournaments linked to dozens of COVID cases

Nine school districts in Washington have been linked to 33 cases from Snohomish County.

Trying to get the upper hand, Edmonds-Woodway's Ethan Nguyen, left, battles North Central's Steven Zaragoza. Hguyen lost 11-2 in their championship match at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Tacoma, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jackson's Ryan Contreras is welcomed by teammate Dominic Hellman after Contreras' home run Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Ryan Contreras is welcomed by teammate Dominic Hellman after Contreras' home run Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Alivia White is all smiles as her arm is raised after ;inning Connell's Rosa Saucedo-Ramirez in their championship match at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Tacoma, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Local high schoolers set to compete at USA Wrestling nationals

MP’s Alivia White highlights the 18 locals who are slated to take on the nation’s best in Fargo, N.D.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Alivia White is all smiles as her arm is raised after ;inning Connell's Rosa Saucedo-Ramirez in their championship match at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Tacoma, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Mikaela Miller looks at the clock as she pins Glacier Peak's Lillian Germer at a girls' wrestling scramble held outside at Marysville Pilchuck High on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Marysville, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

GALLERY: Local girls wrestlers take season finale outdoors

The scramble at Marysville Pilchuck is believed to be the first outdoor wrestling event at the school.

Lake Stevens' Mikaela Miller looks at the clock as she pins Glacier Peak's Lillian Germer at a girls' wrestling scramble held outside at Marysville Pilchuck High on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Marysville, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Cascade's Jeremy Delap (top) wrestles Kamiak's Braden Watkins Wednesday afternoon at Cascade High School in Everett on May 26, 2021. Kamiak won, 42-42, on a tie-breaker technicality (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cascade's Jeremy Delap (top) wrestles Kamiak's Braden Watkins Wednesday afternoon at Cascade High School in Everett on May 26, 2021. Kamiak won, 42-42, on a tie-breaker technicality (Kevin Clark / The Herald)