Everett Silvertips' Jake Christiansen takes a shot on goal during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Silvertips release abbreviated 24-game schedule

Everett will open its season against Spokane at Angel of the Winds Arena on March 20.

 

A vehicle rests on its side after a rollover accident involving golfer Tiger Woods along a road in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Woods suffered leg injuries in the one-car accident and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Tiger Woods seriously injured in single-car crash in L.A.

His agent says the PGA Tour legend was undergoing leg surgery for injuries suffered in the incident.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks' Travis Snider singles against the Texas Rangers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Community sports roundup: Ex-Jackson star Snider joins Braves

Plus, a former Monroe QB is excelling at Whitworth, the Silvertips sign a former T-bird, and more.

 

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto talks about the suspension of second baseman Robinson Cano, before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Seattle. Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Mariners doing damage control with players after Mather’s video

GM Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais say the players involved have every right to be upset.

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto talks about the suspension of second baseman Robinson Cano, before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Seattle. Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Quarterback Tanner Jellison runs a play with running backs Jay Roughton, left, and Trayce Hanks as the Lake Stevens High School football team conducts its first practice, marking the first day of practice for fall sports in the Wesco division, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Wesco high school sports teams’ long layoff finally ends

For the first time in more than 450 days, Wesco fall athletes gathered for official practices.

Quarterback Tanner Jellison runs a play with running backs Jay Roughton, left, and Trayce Hanks as the Lake Stevens High School football team conducts its first practice, marking the first day of practice for fall sports in the Wesco division, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
High School football teams across Snohomish County are closing in on their first game in over a year. (Herald file photos)

Prep football: Key games and the area’s complete schedule

The first H.S. football game in the county in over a year is set to take place this coming Friday.

High School football teams across Snohomish County are closing in on their first game in over a year. (Herald file photos)
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather stands on the field before the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Seattle. Mather apologized late Sunday night, Feb. 21, 2021, for comments made during a recent online event where he expressed opinions about organizational strategy, personnel moves and club finances. Mather’s comments came in a speech to the Bellevue, Wash., Breakfast Rotary Club on Feb. 5 and were posted online over the weekend. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Mariners CEO Mather resigns after derogatory remarks surface

He made insensitive comments about players from Japan and the Dominican Republic for their English skills.

  • Feb 22, 2021
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather stands on the field before the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Seattle. Mather apologized late Sunday night, Feb. 21, 2021, for comments made during a recent online event where he expressed opinions about organizational strategy, personnel moves and club finances. Mather’s comments came in a speech to the Bellevue, Wash., Breakfast Rotary Club on Feb. 5 and were posted online over the weekend. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
American Team wide receiver Marquez Stevenson of Houston (5) has his pass broken up by National Team defensive back Keith Taylor Jr. of Washington (8) before it was intercepted by National Team defensive back Damar Hamlin of Pittsburgh (33) during the NCAA Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Former UW cornerback Taylor turning heads

The defensive back’s stock could soar for the NFL draft after a standout performance at the Senior Bowl.

American Team wide receiver Marquez Stevenson of Houston (5) has his pass broken up by National Team defensive back Keith Taylor Jr. of Washington (8) before it was intercepted by National Team defensive back Damar Hamlin of Pittsburgh (33) during the NCAA Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ken Giles throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the 10th inning of a baseball game in Toronto, in this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, file photo. The Seattle Mariners finalized a $7 million, two-year contract with reliever Ken Giles on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, that includes a club option for the 2023 season. Seattle signed Giles knowing he won’t pitch for the Mariners this season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Mariners sign reliever Giles with eye on future

He has been one of the top arms in the AL, but will miss the coming season after Tommy John surgery.

FILE - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ken Giles throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the 10th inning of a baseball game in Toronto, in this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, file photo. The Seattle Mariners finalized a $7 million, two-year contract with reliever Ken Giles on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, that includes a club option for the 2023 season. Seattle signed Giles knowing he won’t pitch for the Mariners this season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
AquaSox's Billy Cooke at bat at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 11, 2019. The Dust Devils won 12-9. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Play ball! AquaSox set to open 120-game season on May 4

The regular-season schedule for Everett’s minor league baseball team was released Thursday.

AquaSox's Billy Cooke at bat at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 11, 2019. The Dust Devils won 12-9. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Austin Johnson, 26 years-old, trains on the Centennial Trail in Lake Stevens and is planning to do a 24-hour run to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

He runs for his life and others struggling with depression

Austin Johnson plans to run for 24 straight hours to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Austin Johnson, 26 years-old, trains on the Centennial Trail in Lake Stevens and is planning to do a 24-hour run to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington forward Nate Roberts shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Tsohonis scores 29, hits winner as Washington nips rival WSU

The winning basket came with just 2 seconds left on the game clock.

  • Feb 15, 2021
Washington forward Nate Roberts shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Seattle Mariners' pitcher Felix Hernandez hands out one of his warm up balls to a fan at Funko Field on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

More games, better players: AquaSox move up in minor leagues

Everett’s baseball team has officially agreed to be the Mariners’ High-A affiliate in MLB’s revised farm system.

Seattle Mariners' pitcher Felix Hernandez hands out one of his warm up balls to a fan at Funko Field on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York. Paxton is returning to the Seattle Mariners after an injury-filled second season with the Yankees. The 32-year-old left-hander and the Mariners agreed Saturday, Feb. 13, to an $8.5 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement was subject to a successful physical.( AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Source: Paxton back with Mariners on 1-year deal

The big left-hander was traded from Seattle to the New York Yankees in 2018.

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York. Paxton is returning to the Seattle Mariners after an injury-filled second season with the Yankees. The 32-year-old left-hander and the Mariners agreed Saturday, Feb. 13, to an $8.5 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement was subject to a successful physical.( AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
CORRECTS WASHINGTON PLAYER TO HAMEIR WRIGHT, INSTEAD OF NATE ROBERTS - UCLA forward Cody Riley, right, collides with Washington forward Hameir Wright, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

UCLA hands Washington 5th straight loss

The Huskies’ dismal season continues with a tough 64-61 loss to the Bruins.

CORRECTS WASHINGTON PLAYER TO HAMEIR WRIGHT, INSTEAD OF NATE ROBERTS - UCLA forward Cody Riley, right, collides with Washington forward Hameir Wright, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) dons a helmet sticker as a Walter Payton Man of The Year nominee and says "Breonna Taylor" before an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)

Is Wilson next superstar to leave Seattle on bad terms?

Griffey, Johnson, Payton, Kemp, Sherman, Thomas. Things often end poorly for star athletes in Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) dons a helmet sticker as a Walter Payton Man of The Year nominee and says "Breonna Taylor" before an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2021, file photo, Gonzaga coach Mark Few huddles with his team during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pacific in Stockton, Calif. Few isn't being asked questions about where his team should be seeded for next month's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Instead, the longtime coach is getting a different question with a little more than a month until Selection Sunday — does it make any sense for Gonzaga to compete in its conference tournament? (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Conference hoops tourneys still on schedule despite concerns

A recent CBS Sports survey of 41 coaches found 27% were opposed to holding conference tournaments.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2021, file photo, Gonzaga coach Mark Few huddles with his team during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pacific in Stockton, Calif. Few isn't being asked questions about where his team should be seeded for next month's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Instead, the longtime coach is getting a different question with a little more than a month until Selection Sunday — does it make any sense for Gonzaga to compete in its conference tournament? (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, is tackled as offensive guard Damien Lewis, right, blocks San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Analysis: Is Wilson right about Seahawks’ offensive-line play?

Looking at whether or not the star quarterback has a legitimate gripe about his protection.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, is tackled as offensive guard Damien Lewis, right, blocks San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez bats during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners’ farm system has seen a rapid rise

Ranked last in baseball heading into 2018, Seattle now boasts the No. 2 system via Baseball America.

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez bats during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Dallas Wings guard Katie Lou Samuelson, left, moves the ball up the court in front of Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Storm deal Howard, acquire Samuelson in blockbuster deal

Seattle sends the All-Star forward to N.Y. and receives three young players and draft picks in return.

Dallas Wings guard Katie Lou Samuelson, left, moves the ball up the court in front of Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)