College sports

Western Washington's Dayana Diaz (left), a Granite Falls High School graduate, dribbled the ball during a game against Simon Fraser on Oct. 8, 2022, in Burnaby, B.C. (Photo provided by WWU)

Community roundup: Locals help WWU soccer team reach Final 4

Plus, the Silvertips sign a prospect forward, the Professional Bull Riding tour announces a return to Everett and more.

 

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Penix throws for 484 yards, UW tops WSU to reclaim Apple Cup

Washington avenges an embarrassing loss last year by overpowering Washington State 51-33 in Pullman.

 

Cornell senior Connor Drought, a Kamiak High School alum, competes during a match against Dartmouth on Oct. 29, 2022, in Ithaca, New York. (Eldon Lindsey / Cornell Athletics)

Kamiak grad helps Cornell men’s soccer to Sweet 16

Plus, Lake Stevens alum Taylor Roe again earns All-American status, a host of locals earn NWAC volleyball honors and more.

 

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. celebrates a touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Colorado, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

QB Michael Penix Jr. on cusp of record season for Washington

With two more big games, he could top Cody Pickett’s seemingly untouchable school record of 4,458 passing yards set in 2002.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. celebrates a touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Colorado, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Washington running back Cameron Davis scores a touchdown against Colorado linebacker Josh Chandler-Semedo, second from left, and defensive back Trevor Woods during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Davis, Taulapapa score twice, No. 15 UW smashes Colorado

The Huskies stay in the race for a berth in the Pac-12 title game with a 54-7 win.

Washington running back Cameron Davis scores a touchdown against Colorado linebacker Josh Chandler-Semedo, second from left, and defensive back Trevor Woods during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Washington State defensive back Sam Lockett III (0) celebrates with defensive back Jaden Hicks and linebacker Kyle Thornton (52) after making an interception against Arizona in the second half during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

WSU defense picks off de Laura 4 times in win over Arizona

The Cougars get the better of their former starting quarterback in a 31-20 win on the road.

Washington State defensive back Sam Lockett III (0) celebrates with defensive back Jaden Hicks and linebacker Kyle Thornton (52) after making an interception against Arizona in the second half during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

College football preview: Washington State at Arizona

Cougars set to face their former starting quarterback in Arizona’s Jayden de Laura.

Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) rolls away from Oregon defenders and looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

College football preview: Colorado at No. 15 Washington

After a huge win over Oregon, the Huskies look to avoid a letdown against the Buffaloes.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) rolls away from Oregon defenders and looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)
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)
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)
Washington wide receiver Taj Davis (3) eludes a tackle by Oregon defensive back Bennett Williams, bottom left, and heads to the end zone as teammates point the way during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

No. 25 Huskies shock No. 6 Oregon in wild rivalry game

Peyton Henry hits a late FG and Washington holds off one final Ducks charge in a 37-34 win.

Washington wide receiver Taj Davis (3) eludes a tackle by Oregon defensive back Bennett Williams, bottom left, and heads to the end zone as teammates point the way during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)
Washington State running back Nakia Watson (25) leaps and is tripped up by Arizona State defensive back Chris Edmonds (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

WSU tops Arizona St. to become bowl eligible

Nakia Watson rushes for three TDs as the Cougars win 28-18 for their sixth victory of the season.

Washington State running back Nakia Watson (25) leaps and is tripped up by Arizona State defensive back Chris Edmonds (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Oregon quarterback Bo Nix directs players at the line of scrimmage against Colorado in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

College football preview: No. 24 UW at No. 6 Oregon

The Huskies travel to face red-hot quarterback Bo Nix and the rival Ducks on Saturday afternoon.

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix directs players at the line of scrimmage against Colorado in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward (1) throws a pass against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

College football preview: Arizona State at Washington State

The Couagrs are going for bowl eligibility when the Sun Devils visit on Saturday.

Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward (1) throws a pass against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
The Snohomish Boys and Girls Club’s 12-under recreational flag football team (from left to right); Back row: Asst. Coach Brian McKinney, Matt Kowalski, Kason Swanson, Alex Yamada, Coach Kelven May. Front: Jackson Dammann, Parker May, Cooper Thompson, Wyatt McKinney. (Provided photo)

Community roundup: Snohomish flag football in national tourney

Plus, the EvCC men’s soccer team reaches the NWAC semifinals, the Everett Figure Skating Club takes homes titles and much more.

The Snohomish Boys and Girls Club’s 12-under recreational flag football team (from left to right); Back row: Asst. Coach Brian McKinney, Matt Kowalski, Kason Swanson, Alex Yamada, Coach Kelven May. Front: Jackson Dammann, Parker May, Cooper Thompson, Wyatt McKinney. (Provided photo)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) makes a pass against Oregon State during an NCAA collage football game, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

UW’s Penix Jr. shows ability to bounce back from mistakes

The veteran quarterback has been able to overcome a number of potentially disastrous mistakes this season to lead the Huskies.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) makes a pass against Oregon State during an NCAA collage football game, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward (1) celebrates after throwing a touchdown against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Washington State routs Stanford to snap 3-game skid

The Cougars move within one win of bowl eligibility with a 52-14 victory.

Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward (1) celebrates after throwing a touchdown against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
Washington running back Wayne Taulapapa (21) celebrates his touchdown against Oregon State with quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Henry’s late FG lifts Washington over No. 24 Oregon State

The Huskies rally past the Beavers 24-21 to remain in contention for the Pac-12 title.

Washington running back Wayne Taulapapa (21) celebrates his touchdown against Oregon State with quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

College football preview: Washington State at Stanford

Washington State visits Stanford just two wins from becoming bowl eligible.

Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) throws a pass against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

College football preview: Oregon State at Washington

The 24th-ranked Beavers travel to Seattle in what amounts to an elimination game to stay in Pac-12 title contention.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) throws a pass against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
FILE - Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) grabs a rebound against Arkansas during the first half of a college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament in San Francisco, Thursday, March 24, 2022.  Timme was a unanimous selection to The Associated Press preseason All-America team, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Report: Gonzaga discusses possible move to Big 12

ESPN reports Gonzaga AD Chris Standiford met with Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark in the Dallas area last week.

FILE - Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) grabs a rebound against Arkansas during the first half of a college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament in San Francisco, Thursday, March 24, 2022.  Timme was a unanimous selection to The Associated Press preseason All-America team, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)