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Published January 30


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Glacier Peak Grizzly senior Noah Forman (center) is fouled as he tries to break through the defense of the Lake Stevens Vikings, including Viking junior Joe Gonzales (10) during play in the Grizzlies’ 62-36 win at Glacier Peak on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
In second place at 12-5 (10-1 league) and averaging 60.4 points per game at the start of this week, the Grizzlies still had a slim chance for the league title as they hosted the Jackson Timberwolves (14-3, 11-0 league) on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Grizzlies’ lone league loss up to this week was to the first-place Timberwolves, 63-59, on Jan. 4. The Grizzlies conclude the regular season with a home-game matchup with the Mariner Marauders (10-7, 6-5 league) next Tuesday, Feb. 5.


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Jackson senior Lauren Schillberg (#22) wrestles with Monroe’s Brynna Schmidt (#2) and Skyler Witham (#10) for control of the ball during action at Monroe High School on Friday, Jan. 23. The Timberwolves won 58-44, never letting the Bearcats get much of a lead. Jackson’s Olivia Skibel led the Timberwolves with 13 points. Schillberg, a senior at Jackson, added 10 points of her own. Monroe’s Sydnee Gendron led the Bearcats with 10 points.
In Wesco 4A, Jackson improved to 13 – 4 overall and the Bearcats fell to 6-11.

Doug's Sports Update
By DOUG RAMSAY, contributing writer

As the prep winter sports regular season begins to wrap up, the post-season line-up for basketball is beginning to unfold.
At Snohomish High School, the Panther girls opened this week in a three-way tie for the Wesco 3A’s top spot. Tied with the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats and the Arlington Eagles, while the Shorecrest Scots are just one-game behind the top three. The Wildcats are a 2A level team and will not factor into the District 3A tournament. The Panthers have two games scheduled this week, both on the road. That includes a meeting with the Eagles in Arlington on Friday that could determine which team gains the league title. The Panthers’ final regular-season home game is this coming Monday, Feb. 4 against the Everett Seagulls. The Panthers were 11-6, 10-1 league entering this week with senior Maya DuChesne leading the team with a 13.9-points per game average. Senior Courtney Perry follows with 11.1-points per game.
The Panther boys have struggled all season. At 5-12, 2-9 league, the Panthers tied with the Everett Seagulls in the Wesco 3A cellar. Although the team is at the bottom, senior Kolton Smith’s 21.1-point average per game puts him third on the Wesco 3A leader board.
At Glacier Peak, the Grizzly girls are soaring high with a 16-1 (11-0 league) record at the start of this week and are in the lone position at the top of the Wesco 4A. Averaging 60.4 points per game, the Grizzlies also lead the Wesco 4A. In fact the team has outscored opponents 1,027 to 596 entering this week. The Wesco-Kingco bi-district tournament begins on Feb. 7, with the top two seeds receiving a first round bye and avoiding a loser-out matchup.
The Monroe Bearcats boys are 4-13 (3-8 league) going into this week. They lost four-straight games prior to this week including a 65-48 loss to first-place Jackson last Friday.
Junior Efton Chism III leads the Bearcats with 16.2 points per-game which puts him into the top five of scorers in the Wesco 4A.
After eight-straight losses, the Everett Seagull boy’s were able to come out with a win by beating Oak Harbor 53-45 last Friday. At 3-14 (2-9 league), the Gulls are hard pressed to see post-season action this year. The Seagull girls could also miss out on the post-season as they were in eighth-place going into the week with a record of 8-9 (3-8 league). The gulls won two of their last five at the week’s start.

Published January 16


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UP AND OVER: Snohomish Panther senior Maya DuChesne sank a game-high 16 points while senior Courtney Perry and freshman Ella Gallatin had 11 points each as the Panthers won their seventh straight game beating the visiting Stanwood Spartans 55-38 on Thursday, Jan. 17 in Snohomish. The win kept the Panthers (10-6, 9-1 league) in the lead of the Wesco 3A by one game over Shorecrest, Archbishop Murphy and Arlington. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Panthers would need to keep the streak alive to clamp down a first-round bye in the Wesco 3A district tournament.
At left, DuChesne (right) reaches over her shoulder and flips the ball behind her to sink a basket while being defended by the Spartans’ Taylor Murphy late in the first-half.
The Panther boys have lost four straight games, including back to back losses with a 66-58 loss to Stanwood on Friday and a 52-50 non-conference loss to Interlake on Saturday. At 5-11, 2-8 league, the Panthers continue to
be short of qualifying for district play.


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Glacier Peak Grizzly sophomore Aaliyah Collins (right) drives around Monroe Bearcat junior Hannah Hvitved (center) while GP sophomore Madison Rubino (center) and Monroe senior Brynna Schmidt (left) watch from behind during the first half of the Grizzlies’ 66-17 win in the Grizzly gym on Friday, Jan. 18. With a record of 14-1, 9-0 league, the Grizzlies are on the top of the Wesco 4A standings while holding a one-game lead over the Lake Stevens Vikings. The Grizzlies beat the Vikings 68-50 earlier in the season. The two teams faced off on Tuesday of this week in Lake Stevens after publication time. The Wesco 4A has two and a half weeks remaining in its regular season.

Published January 9


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Snohomish Panther sophomore Grady Kentch (center) looks to the basket as he is guarded by Arch-bishop Murphy Wildcat senior Colin Guy (right) during action in the Panthers 55-41 win over the Wildcats in Snohomish on Monday, Jan. 7. The win broke a six-game losing streak for the Panthers (2-6, 5-8 overall) and was their first league win of the season. The Panther girls (7-1, 8-6 overall) have won five straight, including three last week as they sit at the top of the Wesco 3A along with Arlington and Shorecrest going into this week.
In Glacier Peak prep basketball news: The Glacier Peak Grizzly boys won 71-50 against Mariner on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and won a home game 71-45 against Mount Vernon on Friday. The Grizzly girls won their two games last week by healthy margins: Glacier Peak won 59-12 against Mariner on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and won 79-39 against Mount Vernon on Thursday, Jan. 10.
The Grizzly boys (6-1 league, 8-5 overall) stand second in the Wesco 4A behind Jackson, which is 7-0 in league play. The Grizzly girls (7-0 league, 12-1 overall) stand in first place at press time.


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Monroe’s Sam Olson (at right) led all scorers with 25 points as the Bearcats defeated the Lake Stevens Vikings 67 – 61 Friday, Jan. 11 in Monroe. Here, Olson (No. 23) shoots over Lake Stevens Max Moenoa (No. 23). Bearcat Matthias Guerra put up
10 points. Lake Stevens’ Jacob Ramires scored 17 points and Joe Gonzales scored 13.
The Bearcats (3-4 league, 4-9 overall) are in sixth place in Wesco 4A; Lake Stevens (1–6 league, 6–8 overall) is seventh.


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Snohomish High Sophomore Jesse Geslak grabs a breath during Heat 2 of the Mens 500 Yard Freestyle swim. Geslak finished fourth in 5:48.32 beating his seed time of 5:52.25 in the Snohomish, Glacier
Peak, Marysville-Pilchuck, and Marysville-Getchell High School Swim and Dive meet hosted by Snohomish High on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in Snohomish.
In team competition, Snohomish went on to defeat Marysville Pilchuck 125 - 56 and Getchell 133 - 39.
Glacier Peak defeated Marysville-Pilchuck 131 - 56 and Marysville-Getchell 138 - 39.







Published October 3


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After a lengthy run, Glacier Peak Grizzly senior Evan Mannes (24) is finally taken down by Cascade Bruin defenders Chris Shaffer (left) and Davanta Murphy-McMillan during first-half action in the Grizzlies 57-6 win at Snohomish’s Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 28. The Grizzlies led by 36 points at the half, as they held the Bruins offence to under 160 yards on the night. The Grizzlies remain undefeated at 5-0 (3-0 league) and are tied with the Lake Stevens Vikings, who are also undefeated, for first-place in the Wesco 4A. The Grizzlies will travel to Lake Stevens this Friday for a showdown against the Vikings. In other football news, the Snohomish Panthers spoiled the Shorecrest Scot’s homecoming by winning 32-27 in overtime last Friday in Shoreline. The Panthers also hold the first-place spot in their league (Wesco 3A south) with a record of 3-2 (3-0 league).


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An effective ground game was all Mount Vernon needed to dominate the Bearcats 45-34 on Friday night in Monroe.Above, Monroe running back Blake Rybar escapes the grasp of Mount Vernon’s Malachi Saunders to score late in the fourth quarter to pull the Bearcats within four points of the Bulldogs.
Mount Vernon running backs Seth Tercero and Landon Edwards rushed for a combined 380 yards and three touchdowns.
Monroe quarterback Gio Fergoso threw for 378 yards completing 21 of 28
passes and four touchdowns. Sophmore Trey Lane caught five of Fregoso’s passes for 170 yards and one touchdown, while Efton Chism III of Monroe caught six passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Mount Vernon.
Monroe stands at 1-4 overall while Mount Vernon improved to 4 -1 overall.


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Monroe Bearcat Sophia Barber reaches to tip the ball
in front of Glacier Peak Grizzly Claire Johnson (8) as the Grizzlies (3-2) came from behind to beat the Bearcats (2-3) 3-2 at Glacier Peak on Thursday, Sept. 27.






Published September 26


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It was all defense for the Snohomish Panthers last week as they held the Everett Seagulls to just 144 yards and one field goal in a 36-3 win by the Panthers in the early game at Everett Memorial Stadium on Friday. Along with containing the Gull running game, Snohomish’s defense racked up seven sacks. Here, Panther defensive lineman Carter Cole, senior, (73) takes aim at Everett quarterback Ethan Ollis (4). Offensively, Panther senior running back Tyler Massena rushed for 80 of his season total 448 yards, while junior back Tyler Larson ran for 67 of his season total 366 yards before sustaining an injury and leaving the game in the second-half. Everett’s Christian Balmer, who leads the Wesco 3A south with 488 yards rushing, lead the Gulls with 106 on the night. The win put the Panthers (2-2 , 2-0 league) into first-place of the Wesco 3A. The Gulls drop to 1-3 (1-2 league).

In other football news, the Monroe Bearcats got their first win of the season as the beat the Mariner Marauders 42-10 in Everett. The Jackson Timberwolves knocked off the Cascade Bruins 48-19 in the late game at Everett Memorial Stadium.


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Glacier Peak wide receiver David Castro makes a one-handed catch
during the matchup between Glacier Peak and Kamiak on Friday, Sept. 18. Glacier Peak blew out Kamiak 68-13. This Friday, Glacier Peak plays against Cascade at a home game in Snohomish.


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Faced with the defense of Mountlake Terrace’s Bailey Sonko (left), Snohomish Panther junior Ravyn Mummey (right) is still able to get off a kick that sailed into the net, scoring the Panthers’ first of seven goals in the Panthers’ 7-1 win over the Hawks in Snohomish on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The Panthers are 3-3-1 (2-2-1 in league play) as the mid-season mark approaches this week.




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