Archbishop Murphy High School

Archbishop Murphy celebrates after taking a late lead in the first set against Shorecrest on Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2022, at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy celebrates after taking a late lead in the first set against Shorecrest on Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2022, at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports: Lang earns 2nd straight Late Models title

Plus, Archbishop Murphy grad Natalie Hayward earns another SEC volleyball honor and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kai Lewis, Archbishop Murphy quarterback, returns this season after suffering a broken leg in Week 2 of last year. Lewis had just won the starting quarterback job before his injury. Photographed in Everett, Washington on August 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Murphy aims to rebound with return of QB Lewis from injury

The dual-threat senior missed the majority of the Wildcats’ down season in 2021 with a broken leg.

Kai Lewis, Archbishop Murphy quarterback, returns this season after suffering a broken leg in Week 2 of last year. Lewis had just won the starting quarterback job before his injury. Photographed in Everett, Washington on August 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Granite Falls' Riley Hoople celebrates his touchdown with his teammates during the game against South Whidbey on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Granite Falls' Riley Hoople celebrates his touchdown with his teammates during the game against South Whidbey on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Chicago Bears cornerback Kyler Gordon (6) during an NFL Preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Seattle, WA. The Bears defeated the Seahawks 27-11. (AP Photo/Ben VanHouten)
Chicago Bears cornerback Kyler Gordon (6) during an NFL Preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Seattle, WA. The Bears defeated the Seahawks 27-11. (AP Photo/Ben VanHouten)
Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Abraham Lucas (72) blocks during a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)

Archbishop Murphy alum Lucas proving he belongs with Seahawks

The rookie right tackle and rookie left tackle Charles Cross appear ready to anchor Seattle’s offensive line.

Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Abraham Lucas (72) blocks during a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)
Lynnwood’s Jace Hampson yells in celebration after winning the district semifinal game against Meadowdale to send them to state at Funko Field on May 10 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood’s Jace Hampson yells in celebration after winning the district semifinal game against Meadowdale to send them to state at Funko Field on May 10 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington State quarterback Victor Gabalis throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Southern California won 45-14. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Archbishop Murphy grad Gabalis to transfer from WSU

The backup quarterback appeared in three games for the Cougars last season.

Washington State quarterback Victor Gabalis throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Southern California won 45-14. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Washington cornerback Kyler Gordon points after being selected by the Chicago Bears during the second round of the NFL football draft Friday, April 29, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Murphy alum Gordon selected by Bears in Round 2 of NFL draft

The former standout at Washington goes to Chicago with the 39th overall pick.

Washington cornerback Kyler Gordon points after being selected by the Chicago Bears during the second round of the NFL football draft Friday, April 29, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Stanwood’s Jordin Lee puts his body behind a throw to home against Archbishop Murphy Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood tops Murphy to clinch first league title since 1998

The red-hot Spartans close the regular season with 6 straight wins and a milestone achievement.

Stanwood’s Jordin Lee puts his body behind a throw to home against Archbishop Murphy Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Washington State's Abraham Lucas (left) and Washington's Kyler Gordon (right), both Archbishop Murphy High School alums, work out for scouts at their schools' pro days in March.

Pair of Murphy alums set to make county history in NFL draft

Former teammates Kyler Gordon and Abraham Lucas will become the first pair from one county school to be taken in the same draft.

Washington State's Abraham Lucas (left) and Washington's Kyler Gordon (right), both Archbishop Murphy High School alums, work out for scouts at their schools' pro days in March.
The 2022 All-Area girls basketball team, back row from left, Monroe’s Adria Lincoln, Stanwood’s Vivienne Barrett, Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin, and front row from left, Arlington’s Keira Marsh, Lake Stevens’ Baylor Thomas and Arlington’s Jenna Villa are pictured Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The 2022 All-Area girls basketball team, back row from left, Monroe’s Adria Lincoln, Stanwood’s Vivienne Barrett, Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin, and front row from left, Arlington’s Keira Marsh, Lake Stevens’ Baylor Thomas and Arlington’s Jenna Villa are pictured Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Taniela Tupou, an Archbishop Murphy High School graduate, plays for the Seattle Seawolves professional rugby team during a game against the Hartford Harpooners. (Seattle Seawolves)

Archbishop Murphy alum makes journey from NFL to pro rugby

Taniela Tupou — the Marysville native, not his famous rugby-playing namesake — is now a member of the Seattle Seawolves.

Taniela Tupou, an Archbishop Murphy High School graduate, plays for the Seattle Seawolves professional rugby team during a game against the Hartford Harpooners. (Seattle Seawolves)
Archbishop Murphy’s Jackson Bonnar delivers a pitch during the season opener against Seattle Prep Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy’s Jackson Bonnar delivers a pitch during the season opener against Seattle Prep Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon (16) participates in a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

Murphy alum Gordon does work at NFL combine

The former Washington defensive back clocks a 4.52 40-yard dash.

Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon (16) participates in a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
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Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Murphy alum Lucas blazes at NFL combine

The Washington State offensive lineman posts some of the top times in his group on Friday.

Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)