Pacific Little League baseball sending three All-Star teams to state tournaments

For the second year in a row, all three Pacific Little League baseball All-Star teams have won their respective district tournaments and are now headed for state tourney play. According to Emily Incrocci, Pacific Little League (PLL) player agent, it’s the first time that the 10-under, 11-under and 12-under teams have won district titles two…

Annual Challenge Race gives all kids a chance to hit the race track

Families from across Snohomish County gathered at Lynnwood Elementary School Saturday to participate in the Rotary Club of Lynnwood’s annual Challenge Series Race. The race pairs up children 5 and older who have developmental disabilities with older children trained as co-drivers to guide the cars and apply the brakes along the course. The event is…

Sounder trains to run for Sunday, June 23 Mariners game

Sports fans can skip traffic coming into Seattle on Sunday, June 23 by riding Sound Transit’s Sounder event trains to the Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles 1:10 p.m. game. The stadium-bound train from the north will depart Edmonds at 11:11 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game. Both trains will serve…

Mavs head coach Matt Leonard talks to players on the bench during the game

Matt Leonard leaving Meadowdale HS to coach football in Texas

To the surprise of many Wednesday afternoon, Meadowdale High School Head Football Coach Matt Leonard informed his team that he has stepped down effective immediately to accept a position at Weiss High School in Pflugerville, Texas. Leonard spent four seasons as Meadowdale’s head coach, compiling an overall record of 25-20, highlighted by a school best…

Prep boys basketball: Mavs, Royals score victories at Sunday Mavericks Shootout

The 2019 Mavericks Shootout came to a close on Sunday with a champion crowned, Meadowdale and Lynnwood both earning wins and thousands of dollars raised for the Mavericks’ basketball program. The Mavs went 1-1 in their pair of contests on Sunday, falling to the Ferndale Golden Eagles 49-46 in overtime but defeating the Lakewood Cougars…

Prep boys basketball: Mavs, Royals each earn a win in Meadowdale Shootout Saturday

The Meadowdale Mavericks and Lynnwood Royals each picked up a win in the Mavericks Shootout on Saturday, the second day of the high school summer boys basketball tournament being played in south Snohomish County. The Mavs defeated the Kingston Buccaneers 59-41 in their first action of the tourney, but then fell to the Kamiak Knights…

Prep football: Royals looking for fresh start in spring practices

Coming off a dismal 0-10 season that saw them outscored in those 10 games, 425-146, this spring football season serves as something of a fresh start for the Lynnwood Royals. With a predominantly young team once again, head coach Keauntea Bankhead gathered his Royals Thursday afternoon on the football field at Alderwood Middle school for…

Prep boys basketball: Royals fall to Vikings in day 1 of Meadowdale Shootou

The 2019 Mavericks Shootout boys basketball tournament got underway on Friday with a full slate of varsity, junior varsity and “C” team games played at Meadowdale High School. In their first game of the tourney, the Lynnwood Royals varsity squad stayed close to the Lake Stevens Vikings but stumbled in the final minutes, falling 50-35….

Prep boys basketball: Maverick Shootout tourney this weekend

As the temperatures outside cool down, the competition heats up at a couple of local high school gymnasiums with the 2019 Maverick Shootout boys basketball tournament taking to the court this weekend at Meadowdale and Lynnwood High Schools. Sixteens teams, including the Lynnwood Royals and Meadowdale Mavericks, will square off starting on Friday, June 14,…

Lynnwood woman wins gold in doubles pickleball tournament

Professional pickleball player and Lynnwood resident Tonja Major added another pair of championships to her long list of titles won as she captured gold in both the Women’s Senior Doubles and the Mixed Doubles of the Mint Valley Summer Pickoff tournament last weekend in Longview. Major, along with teammate Lindsay Newman, went undefeated in the…

Prep football: Mavs get down to business during spring practice

It might be spring, but the familiar pop of shoulder pads fills the air Monday afternoon at Meadowdale High School’s practice football field. It’s spring football season. Teams all around Washington state get 20 contact days of practice every spring, including days at a camp or 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 tournaments. Anything where the ball is…

Prep girls basketball: Hawks, Mavs, Warriors finish play in ESD Summer Shootout

Wins were hard to come by for Edmonds School District teams on the final day of the high school girls basketball Edmonds Summer Shootout on Sunday as only one squad earned a victory on Sunday. The Mountlake Terrace Hawks slipped past the Bainbridge Islanders 39-37 in the Hawks’ final matchup of the tourney. Edmonds-Woodway and…

Summer Shootout gets underway; continues through Sunday

Play in the 2019 Edmonds Summer Shootout, one of the largest high school girls basketball tournaments in the state, got underway on Friday with three Edmonds School District teams getting in their first games of the weekend. The Meadowdale Mavericks and Edmonds-Woodway Warriors earned victories in their tournament openers; the Mavs defeated the Holy Names…

Fifth annual Snohomish Summer Smash HS tennis tournament July 26-28

The Snohomish Summer Smash, a three-day tournament for high school players ages 14-18, returns for its fifth year to the Snohomish High School Tennis Courts July 26-28. Registration is $30 for singles players and $50 for doubles and mixed doubles teams. Proceeds benefit the Snohomish High School boys and girls tennis teams.  Westra Sports of Everett…

Edmonds Summer Shootout girls basketball tournament coming Friday, Saturday

More than 40 varsity teams and 30 JV teams – including the squads from Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace – will hit the court for a weekend of hoops starting Friday in the 2019 Edmonds Summer Shootout, one of the largest high school girls basketball tournaments in the state. Games will take place Friday,…

Meadowdale High, EdCC soccer player Julio Abad signs with Long Island University

Former Meadowdale High School soccer player Julio Abad, who spent two years playing for Edmonds Community College, has signed his letter of intent to play for Long Island University. According to Edmonds CC mens soccer coach Ozzy Erkut, Abad — who served as team captain — was just awarded Athlete of the Year at Edmonds…

We end our sports show season with state track and field athletes

Guests on our final This Week in High School Sports show of the 2018-19 school year: state 2A track and field javelin champion Brandon Bach from Mountlake Terrace High School, and state 3A track and field podium finishers Bella Eunson and Dylan Hartono of Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Lynnwood, Meadowdale HS athletes named All-Wesco League honorees

The 2019 high school spring sports season produced memorable performances by many Lynnwood and Meadowdale student athletes. Here are the Royals and Mavericks who are being recognized as All-Wesco League honorees, as voted on by league coaches: Baseball First Team, 2A/3A South Conference — Josh Latimer (Lynnwood); senior pitcher — Carson Speegle (Lynnwood); senior catcher —…

State tourney roundup: Mav softball, girls tennis end seasons with losses

A 2019 season that included an 18-game winning streak came to an abrupt end for the Meadowdale Mavericks on Saturday as the Mavs fell to the Stadium Tigers 5-2 in a WIAA State 3A Softball Tournament loser-out game at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. Junior Kaitlynn Bridgewater smacked a two-run homer in the tournament…

State prep track and field: More district athletes earn medals, advance to Saturday finals

It was a busy day for local high school athletes at the WIAA State 2A/3A/4A Track & Field Championships in Tacoma on Friday as Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Meadowdale all had participants competing in the big meet. Two local athletes earned seventh place medals during Friday’s competition, Edmonds-Woodway’s Marcus Dilworth in the 3A boys…