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Wesco’s plan for high school sports updated

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The possibility of high school athletics depends on the ability to curb the spread of COVID.

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Everett Silvertips hockey has delayed its schedule.

High school sports season schedule held off by four weeks

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — High school athletics in Snohomish County will have to wait once again. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced Nov. 18 that the season two start date has been pushed back to Feb. 1.

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In related news: Local schools to start fall 100% online

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Snohomish, Everett and Monroe school districts will be going 100% online this fall under a recommendations from the county's health officer. More on this story...

Published March 18, 2020

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Snohomish Panther Alli Wilson fires off a throw to second base during a groundball fielding drill during practice on Thursday, March 12.
It was the last time the Panthers will be able to take to the field for the time being, as schools have been closed until at least April 24. Gov. Jay Inslee ordered all schools in the state closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The spring sports season was to have begun for all teams this week and continue until mid-May, however it is still uncertain as to how or if the season will be played. As the practice was starting to wind down, the girls tried to convince head coach Patti Lande to keep it going as they just wanted to keep playing as long as they could.

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Everett Silvertip Ty Kolle (90) challenges Seattle Thunderbird Tyrel Bauer at the faceoff circle during the third period on Saturday, March 7. The Everett Silvertips fell short to the Seattle Thunderbirds during a game on Saturday, March 7 with a loss of 2-5, but won against Seattle 3-2 on Sunday, March 8 and dominated against the Tri-Cities Americans with a 6-0 victory Friday, March 6.
The Western Hockey League has postponed all remaining games and the WHL playoffs to prevent the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
The last regular season home game was set for Friday, March 20. The Silvertips organization said it will honor tickets for a future home game of the purchaser’s choosing.


Published March 4, 2020

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Glacier Peak senior Caleb Lee is fouled by Auburn’s Dae’Kwon Watson during State regionals action Saturday, Feb. 29 in Shoreline. Glacier Peak won 69-43 and gained a first-round bye for the State tournament. Glacier Peak’s Brayden Quantrille scored 19 points for the Grizzlies. Auburn’s Watson scored 18 points for the Trojans in the game. The Grizzlies remain undefeated and head into the state’s “Hardwood Classic” in Tacoma to face either No. 8-seeded Gonzaga Prep of Spokane or No. 9-seeded Sumner in the quarterfinals in a 9 p.m. game on Thursday, March 5.
The schedule of regional basketball games that would have been hosted by Jackson High School moved to Shoreline because a student at Jackson was diagnosed with coronavirus on Friday. Jackson is undergoing a deep clean.

Other results in State regionals
The Glacier Peak girls traveled to Spokane on Friday, Feb. 28 for a state regional game, where they lost to the Central Valley Bears 67-49. The Grizzlies (20-4) finished the regular season with 14 straight wins as they held opponents to an average 38
points per game. The team will now head into the “Hardwood Classic” in Tacoma for a loser-out first-round game against the 14th-seeded Camas Papermakers (16-11) at 9 a.m. this Wednesday.

The 11th-seeded Lake Stevens Viking girls saw their season come to a close as the Camas Papermakers beat them 56-42 in a loser-out state regional game at Shorewood High School of Shoreline on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Vikings finished the season with a record of 19-6 including 16-4 in regular season play.

The No. 14-seeded Jackson Timberwolves boys team headed south to Battle Ground, Washington where they lost to the No. 11-seeded Skyview Storm of Vancouver 66-56 on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Timberwolves finished the season 15-11, including going 12-8 in the regular season.

Published February 12, 2020


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Snohomish Panther senior Averie Albaugh (12) reaches up for a shot while being defended by Arlington Eagles’ Hailey Hiatt during play in the Panthers’ 46-35 loss to the Eagles in Snohomish on Thursday. Feb. 6. It was only the Panthers’ third loss in the second-half of the season that started early last month. The Panthers (9-10 at the start of this week) finish out the season with a match-up against the Everett Seagulls in Everett on Monday, after press time. The girls team is heading into the 3A District 1 tournament which begins this week.
In Snohomish boys basketball play last week, the Panthers (5-14 at press time) lost three straight. The Panthers hosted the Everett Seagulls in the final game of the regular season on Monday after press time.


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A combination of a fast break offense and a full court defensive press lifted the Glacier Peak girls basketball team to a 66 to 37 win over Jackson Tuesday, Feb. 4th. Glacier Peak’s Aaliyah Collins (pictured above) scored 19 points along with Maya Erling with 15 points to secure the victory. Jackson’s Mack Konig scored 18 points for the Timberwolves.
After their win over Jackson, the Grizzlies finished up the week with a 51-33 win over Mount Vernon on Friday, Feb. 7. The Grizzlies concluded the regular season as they hosted Mariner in a game played after press time on Monday. The Grizzlies (17-2, 13-0 league at press time) will head into the Wes-King 4A District Tournament that begins this weekend and will play an un-determined opponent at press time at 5:00 p.m. at Jackson High School in Mill Creek this coming Saturday.

In Glacier Peak boys action last week, the Grizzlies won twice beating the Jackson Timberwolves 54-51 on Wednesday, Feb. 5, followed by an 88-49 win over Mount Vernon on Friday, Feb. 7, to remain undefeated. The Grizzlies (19-0 at press time) finished off their regular season earlier this week traveling to south Everett to take on the Mariner Marauders in a game played after
press time on Monday. The boys will also be heading into the Wes-King 4A tournament as the top Wesco seed as they will face a team still to be announced at press time on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The boys tournament will be at Jackson High School.

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Monroe Bearcat freshman Adria Lincoln leaps for a shot after pulling down a rebound while surrounded by, from left to right, Lake Stevens Viking senior Raigan Reed (22), Bearcat senior Hannah Hvitved (15), Viking sophomore Camille Jentzsch (reaching out) and Bearcat senior Paige Stringer during action on Friday, Feb. 7. The Vikings won 74-51 over the Bearcats in Lake Stevens. The Bearcats (8-11 at press time) beat Kamiak 47-32 three nights earlier to round out last week at 1-1.
The win was the Vikings’ (15-4 at press time) fourth straight as the regular season comes to a close for both teams this week. The 4A Wes-King District tournament begins this weekend as the top teams from the Wesco 4A and KingCo battle for a spot in the 4A State tournament. The State tournament starts on Feb. 28.

In Monroe boys basketball action, the Bearcats (8-11 to start this week) split the week losing to Kamiak 68-62 on Tuesday, Feb. 4, then came back to beat the Vikings 61-50 in Monroe on Thursday.
The Vikings boys team (6-13 at press time) also split the week by beating the Cascade Bruins 68-36 on Wednesday before losing to Monroe.

Published January 1, 2020


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Snohomish Panther senior Kaylin Beckman (center) and Lake Stevens Viking junior Carmen Long (left) chase a loose ball as Viking junior Emma Lund (right) watches during play in the Panthers’ 65-61 loss to the Vikings in a non-league game inside Lake Stevens’ newly renovated gym on Saturday, Dec. 29. The loss dropped the Panthers to 2-6 on the season, while the Vikings remain undefeated at 5-0.

Published November 13, 2019


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After a 52-3 loss to Marysville-Pilchuck a week before, the Snohomish Panthers tried to redeem themselves as well as try to secure a state berth playing the Lakes Lancers last Friday. The Panthers punched into the endzone first with a 16-yard run by sophomore Joshua Vandergriend, but that would be all the Panthers could muster as they lost 31-7 in the week 10 winner-to-state playoff game in Snohomish. The Panthers found the Lakes’ ground attack too much. Lancers leading rusher Devon Nofoa-Masoe ran for 182 yards against the Panther defense. Vandergriend and senior
Tyler Larson, who have combined for over 1,400 yards of rushing for the Panthers, were only able to muster 84 yards total between them for the game. In the photo, Larson with the ball center, tries with the help of Vandergriend (3) to push through the Lancer defense during the second half. The loss ended the Panthers’ season at 5-5.

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Glacier Peak Grizzly junior Abigail Varghese (center) tries to cut between Inglemoor Vikings’ Maya Oleynikova (left) and Joie Christensen to reach the loose ball during first-half action of the Grizzlies’ 1-0 loss in the championship match of the Wes-King 4A playoff tournament at Glacier Peak Field on Thursday, Nov. 7. The Grizzlies, who finished the regular season as the Wesco 4A top seed, going 13-1-0 in league play advanced to the championship game, as well as qualifying for a berth in the state tournament by beating Eastlake 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Grizzlies opened state tournament play by hosting the Sumner Spartans (15-3-0) at Glacier Peak Field this week after press time.


Published November 6, 2019


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Glacier Peak Grizzly senior Brayden Corwin tries to fend off several Mount Vernon Bulldog defenders during the first half of the final game of the regular season, in which the Grizzlies won 17-14 with a game-ending field goal by Corwin. The win gave the Grizzlies (7-2) the No. 3 seed in Wesco 4A going into this Friday’s winner-to-state playoffs. GP travels to Covington to take on the Kentwood Conks (7-2). In other football news, the Snohomish Panthers lost for a third consecutive time in two-years to the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks 52-3 at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville. The loss denied the Panthers with the Wesco 3A title, which they won last season. The Panthers (5-4) will host the state 3A ninth-ranked Lakes Lancers from Lakewood in a winner-to-state 3A playoff match this Friday night. The Monroe Bearcats (7-2) finished the regular season with a 51-6 win over the Cascade Bruins last Friday and host the Mt. Si Wildcats (6-2) on Saturday. The state top 4A-ranked Lake Stevens Vikings will take on the Tahoma Bears in Lake Stevens on Friday night. Winners from all of this week’s games will advance into the state tournament, while the season comes to an end for the others.

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The Snohomish Panthers’ Bree Nichols, a junior, drives for her goal in first half action of the Snohomish win 4-0 over Everett on a frigid Tuesday night in Snohomish, taking the Wesco 3A title. The Panthers (14-1-2) played a very controlled game with precision passing and smooth ball control in the backfield.The Panther scoring was evenly spread between Bree Nichols and her team mates Ravyn Mummey, Cheyenne Rodgers and Jody Miller (with Gracie Winders credited with an assist).
On Saturday in the playoff tournament, Snohomish beat Stanwood 3-0 to advance to the semi-finals where they faced Ferndale on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the District tournament after press time. In other soccer news, the Glacier Peak Grizzlies completed the regular season at the top of the Wesco 4A with a record of 14-1-1, and Wesco’s No. 1 seed for the Wes-King 4A tournament. They played the Eastlake Wolves, KingCo League’s No. 2 seed, on Tuesday, Nov. 5 after press time. The Monroe Bearcats have seen their season end.

Published October 2, 2019


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Snohomish Panther sophomore Joshua Vandergriend is trailed by a flock of Everett Seagulls including sophomore Caven Campbell (right), senior Victor Montiel (52) and freshman
Derek Bryant (far left) as he heads down field for big yardage during the first half of the Panthers’ 48-12 win on Homecoming night in Snohomish on Friday, Sept. 27.
After beating Shorewood 56-10 a week earlier, the Panthers kept their drive going as they put 41 points on the board before half-time in the win over Everett. The win kept the Panthers (2-0 conference, 2-2 overall) in first place of the Wesco 3A South tied with Edmonds-Woodway. The Gulls have yet to find a win as they are 0-4 on the season.

More sports inside the Oct. 2 Tribune

Published September 25, 2019


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Everett Silvertip Conrad Mitchell (28) takes a sliding shot on goal while Victoria Royal defenseman Will Warm (4) pushes past him. The Everett Silvertips split the weekend, winning their game against the Victoria Royals but falling short to the Tri-Cities Americans.
Everett won their game against the Royals 6-0 and lost 2-4 to the Tri-Cities Americans.
The Silvertips will return to home ice to play the Kamloops Blazers on Friday, Oct. 11.

More sports inside this Sept. 25 Tribune

Published September 18, 2019


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Snohomish Panther sophomore receiver Kyden Gaffney (left) reaches up to pull in the ball as he is defended by Glacier Peak Grizzly senior Elijah Crosby in the final minutes of the first-half of the annual cross-valley clash between the two Snohomish School District schools at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on Friday, Sept. 13. In their dominance over the Panthers, the Grizzlies won for the eighth straight year, beating the Panthers 24-3 to stay undefeated in the rivalry. The Panthers were held to just 211 total yards on offence. Grizzly junior running back rushed for a game high 86-yards including a 50-yard touchdown scoring sprint late in the fourth-quarter. The Panthers (0-2) take to the road this week to face the Shorewood Thunderbirds in Shoreline on Friday,
while the Grizzlies (2-0) host the Jackson Timberwolves at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
In other football results: The Monroe Bearcats (1-1) lost to highly ranked Woodinville High in a close 21-20 game last week. The state’s top-4A ranked Lake Stevens Vikings stayed undefeated as they beat the Lincoln Abes 35-26 in a non-league game. The Bearcats will travel to Lake Stevens this Friday to face the Vikings in a game that may predict the conference title.


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Everett Seagull running back Jeremy Reed looks behind him for tacklers as he dashes for the end zone in his first-half touchdown in the Seagulls’ loss to the Lynnwood Royals 26 - 20 in Everett on Friday, Sept. 13.
The Everett Seagulls next meet Shorecrest High on Sept. 20.

Published August 14, 2019


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Everett AquaSox left fielder Cade Marlowe reaches up to catch a fly ball deep in the outfield during the Sox 10-1 loss to the Hillsboro Hops on Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 11. After a three-day rest during the All-Star Game break at the start of last week, the Sox resumed play by taking two of three games against the Canadians in Vancouver. The Sox returned home on Sunday where they the first of the three-game series against the Northwest league (NWL) leading Hops.
The Sox (7-10 for second half of season, 25-30 overall) were two games back of the Spokane Indians
and the Tri-City Dust Devils who were tied for first place in the NWL’s North Division at press time on Monday.

Published July 10, 2019


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Everett AquaSox baserunner Cade Marlowe (14) and Boise Hawk shortstop Ezequiel Tovar (8) look back toward first
base as Hawk second baseman Isaac Collins (right) is tripped up by Marlowe’s slide into second base. By being tripped up, Collins’ attempted double-play throw to first was well off the target, however Marlowe was put out on the play during the Sox’s 6-2 win on Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium on July 1.
While the Sox won the first game of the short homestand with Boise last week, the Hawks won the next two. The Sox then went on the road, taking two of three games in Eugene followed by winning the first of three games in Vancouver last Sunday. The team returns home for another short three-game homestand on Thursday.
At press time on Monday, the Sox were 12-12 on the season and were two games behind the No. 1 ranked Spokane Indians in the Northwest League’s north division.

Published June 15, 2019


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Seattle Storm’s Jewell Lloyd (left) reaches for the hoop while being defended by the Minnesota Lynx’s Jessica Shepard during second-half action in the Storm’s 84-77 win at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on Tuesday, June 4. With renovations in progress at KeyArena in Seattle in preparation for the future NHL hockey team, the WNBA’s Storm is playing six games this season in Everett, with the remainder to be played at the Alaska Airlines Arena at the University of Washington. The June 4 game against Minnesota was the third game in Everett, with three more remaining. For more information on the Storm, check out
The remaining three games at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett are:
• Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. against the Los Angeles Sparks
• Friday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. against the Washington (D.C.) Mystics
• Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. against the Dallas Wings

Published May 8, 2019


Baseball update

The 3A District and 4A Wes-King tournaments began this past weekend with a number of area schools participating. In the 3A tournament, the Everett Seagulls beat Meadowdale 8-4 on Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium on Saturday. They moved on to play Edmonds-Woodway on Tuesday, after publication time, with the winner heading to the title game on May 11. The Snohomish Panthers took on Shorewood in Shoreline on Saturday, coming up short with a 3-2 loss. The Panthers played Oak Harbor on Tuesday in a loser-out game after publication time.

In the 4A Wes-King tournament the Jackson Timberwolves beat Mt. Si of Snoqualmie 8-2 on Thursday of last week in first round play but lost 5-0 to Inglemoor on Saturday. The Wolves next played Issaquah in a loser-out game on Wednesday after publication time. Both the Cascade Bruins and the Monroe Bearcats received byes for the first round, with both winning on Saturday in quarterfinal play. Cascade beat Issaquah 3-1, while Monroe beat Eastlake of Sammamish 3-2. Cascade moved on to the semi-finals to play Inglemoor in Bellevue on Tuesday while Monroe played Skyline also on Tuesday. Winners from both of those games head to the championship on May 11 in Bellevue.

Published April 24, 2019


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Jackson Timberwolf juniors Zachary Russell (5) and Michael Hatcher (17) along with Glacier Peak Grizzly juniors Hayden Rubio (7) and Zachariah Wigand (30) all compete to head a corner kick in front of the Grizzlies goal during the first half of the Timberwolves’ 3-1 at Glacier Peak Field on Friday, April 19. With the regular season
wrapping up next week, the Timberwolves remain undefeated (11-0-1) as they sit at the top of the Wesco 4A. The Grizzlies have lost three of their last five as they entered this week at (2-7-3, 1-6-3 league).

Published April 10, 2019


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Monroe’s Hannah Hvitved is forced out at second base by Glacier Peak’s Emily Scott during the game Tuesday, April 2 at Glacier Peak Field. Glacier Peak defeated Monroe 22–1.
Glacier Peak held Monroe to just one run in the first inning while scoring 22 runs for the victory. Glacier Peak sits in second place behind Lake Stevens in the Wesco 4A standings.
Monroe was in fifth with a 2-2 conference record (7-3 overall) as of press time.
Monroe was scheduled to play against fourth place Cascade on Monday after press time.
Glacier Peak’s next upcoming game is a home game Thursday, April 11 against Mount Vernon. Tuesday’s game after press time was against No. 1 Lake Stevens.

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Glacier Peak midfielder Scott Burkholder (#23, junior) and forward Dylan Holmes (#19, senior) bracket Monroe midfielder Kevin Garnica (#20, senior) and forward Caden Kaasa (#14, freshman) in a line up of players reacting to a “throw in” ball during first half action at the game Wednesday, April 3 at Monroe High’s field. Both teams had a dog fight on their hands and the result was a 0 - 0 tie game with no goals scored.
As of Sunday’s standings, Glacier Peak stood at 0-3-2 (1-4-2 overall). Monroe stood at 0-5-0 (1-6-0 overall). On Monday after press time, Glacier Peak played the Mariner Marauders and Monroe played Cascade. Glacier Peak plays Lake Stevens at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. while Monroe has a home game against Mount Vernon on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.


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Everett Silvertip Martin Fasko-Rudas (7) is swept of his feet after chasing the puck to the corner with Spokane Chief Luke Toporowski (22) on his tail. Behind them is Everett Silvertip Gage Goncalves (39) waiting for a deflection in front of the Spokane goal.
The Everett Silvertips played the Spokane Chiefs both Saturday and Sunday but wasn’t able to start the second series in the playoffs with a win.
Everett lost Saturday 3-6 and narrowed the gap on Sunday with a 1-3 defeat. Spokane leads the series 2-0.
The Everett Silvertips will travel to Spokane to play games three through five (if a game five is necessary) in a best of 7 series.

Published March 20, 2019


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The Snohomish Panthers held off a final inning rally by the
Glacier Peak Grizzlies for a 6-4 win, and stay undefeated, in a game at Glacier Peak’s field on Friday, March 15. Junior Jordan Crawford, above, pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits and one error. Along with a 3-0 record to start this season, the Panthers also remain undefeated in their cross-valley rivalry with the Grizzlies, who are 1-2 to start this season.


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Glacier Peak’s Zach Rodriguez makes the catch as Snohomish Panther Michael Hill (No. 4) didn’t win the race to first base during the Snohomish Panthers’ loss to Glacier Peak 2-0 on March 12. The game was a pitchers’ duel until the fourth inning when Glacier Peak loaded the bases at one point and drove in two runs on errors by the Panthers.
Wet March weather forced moving the game to Snohomish from Glacier Peak High at the last minute, and the game was played under patchy clouds.



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