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Published May 25, 2016


For a second year in a row on Friday, May 20 the Snohomish Panthers and the Jackson Timberwolves faced off in the 4A District 1 Championship with the same result, with Jackson taking the title in a 3-2 win. The game started a day earlier, but was suspended after one inning of play because of rain and resumed on Friday. The Panthers were able to come back on Saturday with a win over the Monroe Bearcats to advance to the State Tournament for the third year in a row.

SoftballDoug Ramsay photo,

Panther catcher Natalie Campbell reaches out to put the tag onto Jackson Timberwolves Shayla Hendrickson during action in the title game at Sky River Park in Monroe.




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Monroe Bearcat Morgan
Allen lines the ball up the middle for a double in the Bearcats 10-0 win over the Kamiak Knights in the 4A District 1 tournament at Sky River Park in Monroe on Friday, May 20. McKenzie Schulz and Sarah Reeves combined to pitch a no hitter against the Knights. While the win kept the Bearcats
(20-6) in the running for a trip to State alive, their season ended with a 2-0 loss to Snohomish the next day.


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Grizzly senior catcher Nate Sanders makes a tag on Lakeside’s Corbin Carroll who was caught in a run-down.

For the third time in the last four years the Glacier Peak Grizzlies reached the State tournament where they came up short and lost 6-0 to the Lakeside Lions in the opening round game on Sunday, May 22 at Sherman Anderson Field in Mount Vernon. The Grizzlies, who finished the season 16-8, committed six errors in the game while collecting just three hits.


Published May 18, 2016

Panthers, Grizzlies among teams going to State

Doug’s sports update

Post-season play was in full swing last week as many of the local high school teams participated in district tournaments.

In boys soccer, the Snohomish Panthers were looking to take the District title for the sixth consecutive year. After a 3-2 win over the Cascade Bruins on Tuesday, May 10, the Panthers advanced to the title game where their streak of titles ended in a 3-1 loss to the Mariner Marauders (14-2-2) on Thursday, May 12. As the two-time defending 4A state champions, the Panthers (14-1-4) were able to regain a return trip to the state tournament by beating the Bruins 2-1 on Saturday, May 14. The Cascade Bruins (9-10-1), who were 2-2 in the tournament, saw their season come to a close with the loss to Snohomish.

In the 3A District 1 tournament the Glacier Peak Grizzlies beat
Marysville-Getchell and Shorewood to reach the District Title game on Saturday, May 14. While the Grizzlies (15-4-0) finished the regular season undefeated in league play, they were
not as fortunate losing the champion-ship 2-0 to Edmonds-Woodway.The Snohomish Panthers will face the Camas Papermakers at Camas in first round play of the 4A state tournament on Wednesday, May 18. The Grizzles opened State play against the Capital Cougars on Tuesday, May 17, after press time.

In the 3A District 1 baseball tournament the Glacier Peak
Grizzlies and Lynnwood Royals were scheduled to play in the Champion-ship game on Saturday, May 14, however the game was rained-out and rescheduled for Monday, May 16, after press time.


Sno SoftballDoug Ramsay photo,

For the fourth consecutive year the Snohomish Panthers captured the Wesco 4A softball title with a 4-0 win over the Jackson Timberwolves on Tuesday, May 10. The two teams entered the game tied for first place. The Panthers handed the Timberwolves their first shutout loss of the season as senior pitcher Alyssa Simons held the Timberwolves hitless through the first five innings of the game, Simons, seen winding up for a pitch, allowed just four hits and struck out seven during her final game at the Snohomish field. The win gives the Panthers (17-2, 13-1 league) a first round bye in this week’s 4A District 1 tournament that started on Tuesday.


BaseballDoug Ramsay photo,

Thursday, May 12 was a big night for Snohomish Panther fans as both the boys soccer and baseball teams were playing for the 4A District title. While things were not as happy on the soccer field against Mariner, cross-town at Everett Memorial Stadium the Panther baseball team took the District crown for the second consecutive year with a 4-1 win over the Cascade Bruins. The win advances the Panthers into the state 4A tournament where they will take on the Emerald Ridge Jaguars in Tacoma on Saturday, May 21. The Bruins advanced to the State Tournament with a win over Mount Vernon on Saturday, May 14. They will take on the Puyallup Vikings to open state action also on Saturday. Above, the Panthers’ Kyle Sandifer looks to the umpire for a call as he tags Cascade’s Drew Swartz out as Swartz tried to steal second base.


Published May 11, 2016

Doug’s sports update

The majority of spring sports concluded their seasons last week and began in post-season tournament play this week.
In baseball, the District 4A tournament began last weekend with the Jackson Timberwolves (14-8, 10-5 league) hosting the Monroe Bearcats (9-12, 6-8 league) in a loser opening round game on Saturday, May 7.
While the Bearcats mounted several drives in the game they came up short, ending their season The Cascade Bruins (13-7, 11-3 league) finished the regular season with the top seed in the tournament and took on the Mount Vernon Bulldogs in a game after press time
Monday, May 9.
The second seed Snohomish Panthers (15-6, 11-4 league) played the Timberwolves also after press time on Monday. The winners of those two games will play for the championship on Thursday, May 12 at Everett Memorial Stadium.
With a two-game sweep of Shore-wood to wrap up the regular season, the Glacier Peak Grizzlies took the Wesco 3A South title and the top seed into the District 3A tournament that started last weekend.
The Grizzlies hosted the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors and beat them 5-1 to advance. They will play Arlington
on Tuesday, May 10 after press time.


Everett SoftballDoug Ramsay photo,

Winning their first five games of the season, the Everett Seagulls quickly returned to the first-place spot in the Wesco 3A North. On Thursday, May 5, the Gulls (14-4, 12-3 league) reclaimed first place with a 9-1 victory over the top-seeded Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks at Lincoln Field in Everett. Tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning, the Gulls scored five runs in the inning to take the lead. A three-run homer by senior Whitney Harris in the sixth inning sealed the win for the Gulls. Above, senior Erin Gordon lines the ball up the middle for a single in the fifth inning. Gordon scored with a double by senior Sydney Taggart.


Snohomish/CascadeDoug Ramsay photo,

Panther senior Eric Jones (center) gets the kick off just before the steal by Bruin senior Gus Kendrick, as the ball found the back of the Bruin net for the Panthers’ first goal in first-half action. Jones would score the Panthers second goal in the second half.

With a 2-0 win over the Cascade Bruins in the regular season on Wednesday, May 4, the Snohomish Panthers were able to clinch the top seed and a first-round bye for the 4A District 1 tournament that began this week. The two time defending 4A state champion Panthers finished the season with an undefeated record of 12-0-4 (11-0-3 league) as they faced the Bruins again after press time Tuesday, May 10 in the second round of the tournament. The Bruins reached the second round by beating the Jackson Timberwolves 3-0 on Saturday, May 7.


Snohomish/Lake StevensPhoto contributed by Gene Meyer

After winning the last two consecutive titles for high school state soccer championship, the undefeated Snohomish boys soccer team is well on their way to winning a third year. Snohomish’s league record is 11 wins, 3 ties and 0 losses. On Friday, April 29, senior Brennan Judy (15) scored his second goal, assisted by Logan Stapleton, clnching victory against Lake Stevens High School with final score of 2-0.


Published May 04, 2016


Snohomish/Mariner SoccerDoug Ramsay photo,

In what was an extremely physical and aggressive game, the top two Wesco 4A teams battled it out at Snohomish’s Veterans Memorial Stadium, and in the end the Snohomish Panthers and Mariner Marauders played to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday, April 26. The two-time state champion Panthers scored first as senior Thomas McKeown headed a long throw-in into the back of the Marauders net in the opening minutes of the game. The lead did not last long as Marauder sophomore Abdulkader Al-Bayati scored a goal just minutes later. While both teams had multiple chances to score, the game went into overtime, where it appeared the Panthers scored the winning goal, only to have it waved off on a penalty.
Above, McKeown (center) bangs heads with Marauder senior Lamin Dampha (right) as McKeown’s header heads in for the Panther goal.
While the tie keeps the Panthers undefeated (11-0-3, 10-0-2 league), it also kept them in first place ahead of the Marauders (10-2-2, 9-2-1 league) while the Cascade Bruins trail in third place (7-7-0, 7-5-0 league) as the regular season concludes this week. In the Wesco 3A, the Glacier Peak Grizzlies lead the league with an 11-3-0, 10-0-0 league record.


Snohomish BaseballDoug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther Josh Johnston slides safely ahead of the tag of Mount Vernon shortstop Nic Sokol on a steal of second base during the Panthers 5-1 win over the Mount Vernon Bulldogs in Snohomish on Wednesday, April 27. The Panthers made it a two game sweep as they beat the Bulldogs 4-1 in Mount Vernon two days later. With the season concluding this week, the Panthers (12-6, 8-4 league) trail both the Cascade Bruins and the Jackson Timberwolves who are tied for first in the Wesco 4A. The 4A District Tournament begins this upcoming weekend as the top six teams in the Wesco 4A qualify for tournament play. While the Panthers, Bruins and Timberwolves are already qualified, the Monroe Bearcats clinched the sixth and final spot with a 10-0 win over the Kamiak Knights on Thursday, April 29.


Published April 27, 2016


Doug Ramsay photo,

Panther catcher Ruby Sugayan puts the tag on Bearcat Morgan Allen (19) to hold the Bearcats to a single run in the first inning.

While it was a rough week for the Monroe Bearcats last week, it was a time for celebration for the Snohomish Panthers. The week started off great for the Bearcats as the Panthers surprisingly beat the undefeated Jackson Timberwolves 5-3 on Tuesday, April 19, leaving the Bearcats in sole position of first place of the Wesco 4A standings at 6-0.
However, on Wednesday night the Timberwolves handed the Bearcats their first loss of the season with an 8-0 win for Jackson that put the Bearcats, Panthers and Timberwolves into a three-way tie for first at 6-1 each.The Bearcats needed a win over the Panthers on Friday night to stay in first, which wasn’t to be as the Panthers came from behind to beat the Bearcats 5-3 in Monroe. The Bearcats’ McKenzie Schulz pitched six flawless innings as she held the Panthers scoreless for numerous innings and the Bearcats were just three outs away from a 1-0 win. After Panther Alyssa Simons led off with a walk, the Panthers hit three consecutive bunt singles to tie the game. The Panthers would score four more times in the final inning. The Bearcats tried mounting a rally in their half of the inning scoring two runs; however Simons struck out two of the Bearcats’ last three batters to secure the win. With a win over Cascade on Friday by the Timberwolves, the Panthers (11-2, 7-1 league) share first place with Jackson. The Bearcats (12-2, 6-2 league) fall to second place.


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Glacier Peak Grizzly senior Connor Seed (white shirt) is tripped up as Marysville-Getchell Charger Benjamin Granger slides into him during first-half action of the Grizzlies’ 2-0 win at Glacier Peak Field on Tuesday, April 19.

While the Grizzlies had numerous advantages to score in the first half, the Chargers were able to stop them as the game remained scoreless at the half. The Grizzlies had better luck in the second half as Seed netted the team’s two goals. The Grizzlies (9-3-0, 8-0-0 league) continue to lead the Wesco 3A.



Published April 20, 2016


Doug Ramsay photo,

It’s a rivalry that has endured for years that has produced many heated matches. The clash between the Snohomish Panthers and the Cascade Bruins on Tuesday April 12 was no different as the two teams battled it out at Everett Memorial Stadium, and the Panthers stayed undefeated with a 3-1 win. While the Panthers (8-0-2, 7-0-1 league) played to a 2-2 tie with Jackson three nights later, Snohomish continues to lead in the Wesco 4A standings. The loss was the Bruins’ third straight, however they rebounded on Friday beating the Monroe Bearcats 3-2 to remain tied with Kamiak for third place. Above, Panther
Connor Raney is tripped up by the Bruins’ Anton Suyurov during second half play.


Doug Ramsay photo,

Cascade Bruin senior Ryan Colvin slides under the tag of Mount Vernon Bulldog Nic Sokol to successfully steal second base during action of the Bruins’ 7-3 win over the Bulldogs in Everett on Wednesday, April 13. The Bruins (7-4, 5-0 league) were able to take sole first place in the Wesco 4A with this win but it was short-lived as the Bulldogs beat the Bruins 2-1 in Mount Vernon on Friday to reclaim a tie of first place with the Bruins.


Published April 13, 2016



Doug Ramsay photo,

Everett Seagull sophomore Megan Gordon (left) slides safely into second base on a steal attempt as Arlington Eagle shortstop Katherine Tsoukalas drops the ball during the second inning of the Gulls’ 11-1 win over the Eagles on Tuesday, April 5. After winning their first five games of the season, the Gulls came up short against Marysville-Pilchuck and Jackson, losing both games before rebounding with the win over Arlington. The Gulls (6-2, 4-1 league) are perched at the top of the Wesco 3A North standings above Marysville-Pilchuck (5-1, 3-0 league).

Doug’s sports update

Last year the Monroe Bearcats dominated during the first half of the season and then lost the momentum during the second-half and fell in the standings. This year has been a different story as the Bearcats continue to dominate both at the plate and in the field as they have outscored the competition 94-16 and remain undefeated (11-0, 5-0 league). In their last four games the Bearcats have held the competition scoreless and remain one game ahead of Jackson (10-0, 4-0 league) in the Wesco 4A.
The Snohomish Panthers swept two games last week to stay in third place behind Monroe and Jackson.

The defending 4A state champions Snohomish Panthers (7-0-1) are still undefeated this season, outscoring their opponents 23-8. They lead Wesco 4A standings.
After a slow start, the Cascade Bruins (4-4-0) won four straight games, but then hit a roadblock, losing to Mariner 2-1 and Jackson 3-2 last week. This dropped Cascade into a two-way tie with Mariner for second place in Wesco 4A.
The Glacier Peak Grizzlies (5-3-0) remain at the top of Wesco 3A South having won five straight games.

The Cascade Bruins (6-4, 4-0 league) completed a two-game sweep over Snohomish last week and remain un-defeated in league play. They share the Wesco 4A’s top spot with Mount Vernon. The Snohomish Panthers are 6-4 and tied with Lake Stevens for second place in Wesco 4A.

Gymnasts shine in Everett

Doug Ramsay photo,

United States gymnast Brenna Dowell of Kansas City, Missouri performs her floor routine during the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at Xfinity Arena in Everett on Saturday, April 9. The three-day competition is held every two years and this year featured more than 200 gymnasts from 18 countries lined primarily around the Pacific Ocean. The championship has become one of gymnastic’s premier international events. Many of the competitions’ gymnasts are hopefuls for their country’s team for this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This year’s event was attended by more than 15,000 people combined for all three days, organizers said.
This year marked the second time the championship was held in Everett in the past six years.



Published April 6, 2016


Soccer team to go to regionals

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish United U-15 Black team won the Washington Youth Soccer Presidents Cup championship on Sunday, Feb. 21. Snohomish competed against the Kent United ’00 Green team in the semi-finals, winning 1-0. The championship was played against Seattle United Samba, and Snohomish won the match 2-1. During their State Cup run, the Snohomish United boys played six games, winning 5; scoring 13 goals and allowing only 5, with 2 shutouts. With their championship win, the Snohomish United team qualifies to compete in the Region IV Presidents Cup tournament in Arvada, Colorado, June 14-19. They are the only team in Snohomish County to qualify to represent the state of Washington in this tournament.
The team is fundraising to send all of the boys to compete without hardship. A account has been set-up at The goal of the team is to raise $13,500 to cover airfare, lodging and meals while in Colorado. Funds raised will benefit all team members in attending the Regional Tournament.
Coach Pat Henderson said, “Only a handful of teams each year get an opportunity to represent the state of Washington. Rarely have teams from Snohomish County advanced to Regional US Youth Soccer tournaments. Snohomish United U15 boys are playing for a berth in the National President’s Cup Finals in Tulsa, Oklahoma in July.”


Doug Ramsay photo,
Just a year ago the Monroe Bearcats’ undefeated run came to an abrupt end when they lost to the Snohomish Panthers. This year, the Bearcats were not going to have a repeat as they came from a 2-1 deficit to beat the Panthers 6-2 in Snohomish on Friday, April 1 to keep the Bearcats’ undefeated record alive. With two runners on base in the top of the seventh inning, Kacey Hvitved slammed a towering homerun over the centerfield fence to give Monroe the lead and the win. The Panthers’ Alyssa Simons allowed six runs and one walk while striking out eight. Monroe’s McKenzie Schulz allowed seven Panther hits while striking out seven. The win puts the Cats at 7-0 on the season. The Panthers fall to 5-2. Above, Monroe’s Elise Allen slides safely into second base under the tag of Panther shortstop Carmen Morrison.


Doug Ramsay photo,
Cascade Bruin sophomore Gerardo Lopez Lemus (10) and Lake Stevens Viking freshman Jaxon Baker (18) battle for the ball during first-half action of the Bruins 3-0 win over the Vikings at Everett Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, March 30.

After coming up on the short end in their first two games of the season, the Bruins have won four straight to hold first place tied with the Snohomish Panthers (5-0-1) as the two are undefeated in league play. The two teams will face each other at Everett Memorial Stadium on April 12 in what is predicted by a heated match in what has become a traditional rivalry over the years.



Published March 30, 2016

GPHS football seniors sign with Whitworth

The four seniors sign with Whitworth on Tuesday, March 22. From left to right: Brendan Berg, Jake Reines, Andrew McCoy, Iain Black

SNOHOMISH — Four senior football players from Glacier Peak High School signed with Whitworth University last week.
Glacier Peak hosted a “signing day” for the event on March 22.
The four seniors are Brandon Berg, Iain Black, Andrew McCoy and Jake Reines.
Their parents were also present for the signing day.
Whitworth is a private Christian university located in Spokane. The boys will go from being GPHS Grizzlies to being Whitworth Pirates for fall 2016.


Doug Ramsay photo,

Glacier Peak Grizzly junior Brandon Rangel (2, center) and Skyline Spartans’ Guatam Narayan compete for the ball as Grizzly sophomore Keegan Rubio (8) watches during first-half action of the Grizzlies’ 3-1 loss to the Spartans at Glacier Peak Field on Wednesday, March 23. After losing their first two games of the season, including a 3-2 loss to the cross-district Snohomish Panthers, the Grizzlies bounced back with a 7-0 win over Stanwood before falling to Skyline. The Grizzlies began league play this week, playing an away game against Lynnwood (after press time) and hosting Shorecrest this Friday.


Doug Ramsay photo,

With an entourage of his fellow teammates gathering at home plate to greet him, Snohomish Panther senior Luke Kuna (center) circles the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the Panthers’ 10-5 win over the Meadowdale Mavericks in a non-conference game at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish on Friday, March 25. The win was the Panthers’ third straight as they improved to a season score so far of 4-1.


Doug Ramsay photo,

In an attempt to take the ball from Snohomish Panther freshman Nicolas Martuch, (on ground) Monroe Bearcat freshman Matthew Klein
(6) is upended and tossed as the ball bounces away from the two toward
Panther sophomore Conner Smith (24) in the first-half of the Panthers 3-0 win in Monroe on Friday, March 25. The victory was the Panthers’ third straight as the reigning 4A state champions remain undefeated. The Panthers played to a 2-2 tie with Skyview in the season opener on March 12th. The loss was the Bearcats’ fourth as the team continues to seek its first win of the year.


Courtesy photo

The Snohomish Valley Volleyball Club Fusion U18s spent last weekend in a 3-day National Tournament in Spokane Washington where with a winning record of 7 - 2 they won the Championship in Flight One of the American Division.
Back row, left to right: Head Coach Dylan Lavis, Sydney Eli, Kristen Rodgers, Michelle Dmitruk, Assistant Coach Drew Hekler
Middle row left to right:  Sam DiBenedetto, Hailey Nelson, Emma Lessley, Vy Nguyen
Back row left to right:  Marina Alber, Katie Mansfield, Maryn Patterson
The club’s membership draws from the Snohomish and regional area.


Published March 23, 2016


First Bearcats ballfield opens

Photo courtesy Catherine Martin of Monroe Public Schools

Monroe School Board President Katy Woods introduces those gathered to cut the ribbon to officially open Monroe High Schools first ball field on Monday, March 14 below stormclouds prior to the Fastpitch Softball team’s 2016 season opener against Seattle Prep (the Bearcats won 19-0). Numerous leaders attended.
Constructing the $1.39 million field was made possible by harvesting timber off school district-owned land, receiving generous grants from the county Tourism Promotion Area Advisory Board and the City of Monroe, then adding in local school reserve dollars. The next phase of the ballfield complex begins in May with building an all-weather surface baseball field and a utility field. This phase is funded by the bond approved by local voters in April 2015.


Doug Ramsay photo,

The Everett Seagulls return to the diamond having taking second place in last year’s state championship, and continue to dominate as they blanked cross-town Cascade 15-0 in the season opener on Tuesday and 5-0 over Auburn Mountainview Lions on Friday of last week. Above senior Seagull pitcher Sydney Taggart pitches during Friday night’s game against Auburn Mountainview. Taggart snagged her second win of the season by holding the Lions to two hits and struck out eight as she went the distance in the game.


Doug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish Panther senior pitcher Alyssa Simons delivers a pitch during the Panther’s 11-0 win over their cross-district rival Glacier Peak Grizzlies at GP in a non-conference game on Wednesday, March 16. Simons struck out 12 Grizzly batters while giving up just one hit and one walk in the game. Junior Ame Bridgeman opened the Panther scoring with a solo homerun in the first inning. Sophomore Carmen Morrison added with a double and four runs batted in. The Panthers continued their winning ways as they shutout Redmond 4-0 on Friday to stay undefeated at 3-0.




Adrian Johnson photo

In the Tuesday, March 15 game between Monroe and Arlington, Monroe forward Jesus Garcia-Alaya (center, No. 10) scored at the 38:44 mark of the first period to put Monroe up 1 - 0 over Arlington. Arlington midfielder Eric Acero-Rosas answered with three goals of his own in the game to secure a 3 - 1 victory for the Arlington Eagles. In the photo, Garcia-Alaya scores off a corner kick in the first half of play against Arlington.

Area lacrosse results

Vandeventer’s five goals leads Monroe past Meadowdale

MONROE — Jakob Van-deventer scored five goals to lead Monroe to a 15 – 7 Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association
win in its season-opener on Wednesday, March 16 at Monroe High School.
The junior midfielder was one of five Bearcats to score, delivering seven points including two assists.
With a 7 – 5 lead at the half, Monroe added two more in the third and finished strong with six in the final quarter to put the Mavericks away.
Johnny Adams and Hosh McCauley each had three goals for Monroe to round out the top scorers.
 Jackson blanks Lynden in lacrosse opener
 EVERETT —Jericho Timbol scored five goals to lead Jackson to an opening day 20 – 0 Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association win over Lynden on Wednesday, March 16 at Kasch Park in Everett.
The sophomore attackman was one of nine Timberwolves to score in the contest.  He also finished with five ground balls.  Juniors Luke Rodgers and Brad Borders rounded out the top scorers for Jackson with three goals apiece.
 Kamiak loses to Eastside Catholic of Sammamish
SAMMAMISH — Eastside Catholic handed Kamiak a 13 – 1 loss in its opening game
of the Washington High
School Boys Lacrosse Association season on Wednesday, March 16 at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

Results and reports
provided by Mike McQuaid of US Lacrosse – Washington State Chapter.


Published March 16, 2016

Spring sports starting up

Doug Ramsay photo,

Panther freshman Sam Stayner delivers a pitch during team practice early last week.

The spring sports season begins for many high school teams this week, however a number of teams including the Snohomish Panther boys soccer team got a jump on things by starting their season last weekend. Baseball, softball, girls tennis, golf, boys soccer along with track and field are starting competition. Boys and girls lacrosse also will begin play.


Doug Ramsay photo,

Senior Christina Deierling returns a serve during Snohomish High School tennis team practice last week.

The Snohomish Panthers will be competing for the last time in the 4A classification as they will be dropping to 3A starting next year. The Glacier Peak Grizzlies will also be changing classification next year as they move up to 4A.

In soccer news, the reigning 4A state champion Panther soccer team was one of several soccer teams to open their season last Saturday with a 2-2 tie against the Skyview Storm from Vancouver, Washington.


Published March 9, 2016



Photo by Todd Elvig of

Junior Katie Brandvold (3) and senior Madison Pollock (24) set up in a defensive position as a Lewis & Clark player heads down court in the tournaments quarter-final game on Thursday, March 3.


It was an amazing season for the Snohomish Panthers girls basketball team, as they reached the State 4A championship game on Saturday, March 2, but came up short, losing 57-48 to the Central Valley Bears. During the season, the Panthers reeled off 22 straight wins to reach the big game. While the team picked off opponent after opponent, it wasn’t until the final week of the regular season that they were finally ranked in the Associated Press top 10 4A poll. After winning the District 1 4A title for a second straight year, the Panthers beat Gig Harbor in the State regional game to make the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome for the first time since 2009. The Panthers opened the tournament with a 54-50 overtime win against the Lewis & Clark Tigers on Thursday. Leading through much of the game, the Panthers found themselves trailing late in the second-half. A three point shot by senior Madison Pollock with 30 seconds left brought the Panthers within two. In the ensuing drive, the Tigers came up short allowing Pollock to speed down court and sink a buzzer-beating basket to put the game into overtime, and the Panthers finished off the Tigers 54-50. A 47-41 win over Bothell the following day advanced the Panthers into the championship game for the fourth time in team history. At Saturday’s game, the No. 1 ranked Central Valley Bears took charge of the game early. Down by seven going into the second-half, Senior Madeline Smith sank 13 straight points in the third-quarter to trim the deficit going into the final period. The Bears finished with 12-2 run in the final few minutes to take the win. While taking home the second place trophy, the Panthers wrapped up the season 22-4, while four seniors, Madeline Smith, Madison Pollock, Shaylee Harwood and Ellie Flitsch, will be ending their time with the team.


Published March 2, 2016

SWIMMING & DIVING: Panthers, Grizzlies place at state champs

Val Lavigne photo

Pictured left are the Snohomish High School & Glacier Peak High School swimmers and divers that competed at the State 3A-4A Championship meet in Federal Way, Feb. 18-20.
Back row, left to right:  Nick Lavingne, Head Coach Rob Serviss, Coach Christy Taylor, Dive Coach Marc Hughes, Brennan Robinson, Zack Thomas.
 Front Row Left to right:  Dylan Johnson, Jarred Eagley, Andrew Meneses, Keagan Gale, Jacob Rudolph, Connor May, Alexander Parks.

Jon Rudolph photo

Pictured at left is the Snohomish Panthers 2016 boys swim team.




Jon Rudolph photo

Pictured above is the Glacier Peak Grizzlies 2016 boys swim team.





For the first time since 2009 when the team reached the championship game, the Snohomish Panther girls will be heading to the Tacoma Dome for the State 4A tournament later this week. A decisive 53-40 win over the Gig Harbor Tides in the State Regional game at the Everett Community College gym on Saturday, Feb. 27 advanced the Panthers into the quarter finals of the tournament where they will face the Lewis and Clark Tigers of Spokane at 10:30 am on Thursday, March 3. Madeline Smith who leads the team with 12.8 points per game finished with a game high 18 points. The 6-foot-1 senior who will be heading to Montana State University also pulled down 10 rebounds. Freshman Kyra Beckman added 11 points and senior Madison Pollock sank 10. The win was the Panthers’ 20th straight win. If the Panthers beat Lewis and Clark , they will face the winner of the Kentwood and Bothell game on Friday, March 4. The Panthers lost to Bothell last year in the State Regional game in Everett and last faced Kentwood in the State Championship game in 2009 where they came up short and taking second place.


Doug Ramsay photo,

Snohomish’s Madison Pollock (24) tries to break past the defense of the Tides’ Sydney Bertholf (left) and Maddie Willett (center) in first-half action.


The Cascade Bruin boys accomplished an amazing season going almost undefeated during the regular season, losing the final game to the Kamiak Knights, and beating the same Knights in a come from behind win for the District 1 4A Title. The most significant accomplishment, reaching the State Tournament in Tacoma was not to be, as the Bruins lost 64-54 to the Kentwood Conquerors at the Everett Community College gym on Saturday, Feb. 27. Leading for much of the first-half the Bruins’ were unable to keep up in the second half and ultimately ending their season with a 21-2 record. Senior Drew Magaoay who sank 45 points in the win over Kamiak in the District title game led the Bruins again on Saturday with 16 points.

Doug Ramsay photo,

Magaoay leaps to the basket in front of Kentwood’s Darius Lubom in first-half action.


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