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Prep roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 29

Prep roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 29: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results…

 

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Prep results for Monday, Nov. 28

Prep roundup for Monday, Nov. 28: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results…

 

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar beats the defense for a 55-yard touchdown run during the 4A semifinal against Graham-Kapowsin on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens tops Graham-Kapowsin to reach state title game

Jayden Limar accounts for 6 TDs as the Vikings beat the defending champs 42-28 and avenge last year’s title game loss.

 

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar runs the ball during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘He’s been our motor’: Star tailback Limar powers Lake Stevens’ title quest

Notre Dame commit Jayden Limar has showcased his immense talent while leading the Vikings back to the 4A state semifinals.

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar runs the ball during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker weaves through the secondary on a long reception against Gonzaga Prep on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4A state semifinal preview: Lake Stevens vs. Graham-Kapowsin

The Vikings are set to face defending champion Graham-Kapowsin in a rematch of last year’s state title game.

Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker weaves through the secondary on a long reception against Gonzaga Prep on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Claire Smith prepares to start the 100 yard backstroke final during the WIAA 4A Girls State Swim & Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4A state swim and dive: Wesco divers shine; Jackson, Kamiak place top-8

Wesco accounts for 4 of the 8 diving state medalists, while Jackson and Kamiak each earn top-8 team finishes.

Kamiak’s Claire Smith prepares to start the 100 yard backstroke final during the WIAA 4A Girls State Swim & Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish junior Mary Clarke swims in the 100 yard freestyle final during the WIAA 3A Girls State Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

3A state swim and dive: Snohomish standout claims 2 more top-2 medals

Snohomish junior Mary Clarke places 2nd in both freestyle sprints, including another oh-so-close finish in the 100 freestyle.

Snohomish junior Mary Clarke swims in the 100 yard freestyle final during the WIAA 3A Girls State Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Stanwood’s Ryder Bumgarner is tackled while running the ball during the 3A quarterfinal game against Odea on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Stanwood’s playoff run ends with loss to O’Dea in quarterfinals

Star running back Jason Brown scores five touchdowns as the powerhouse Fighting Irish fend off the Spartans 42-21.

Stanwood’s Ryder Bumgarner is tackled while running the ball during the 3A quarterfinal game against Odea on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar takes a carry up the sideline for a long gain against Gonzaga Prep on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens rolls past Gonzaga Prep, advances to state semis

Jayden Limar piles up 284 total yards and 5 TDs as the Vikings rout the Bullpups in a 4A state quarterfinal rematch.

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar takes a carry up the sideline for a long gain against Gonzaga Prep on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Katelyn Eichert (24) reaches over teammate Alyss Kelly to punch the ball up as Graham-Kapowsin celebrates another point during the WIAA state volleyball championship on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at the Yakima Valley SunDome in Yakima, Wash. Graham-Kapowsin defeated Lake Stevens 3-0 to win the state championship 25-21, 25-18 and 25-22. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)

Lake Stevens swept by G-K in 4A volleyball title match

The Vikings power past No. 1 Puyallup to reach the championship, but fall to the Eagles in three sets to finish second.

Lake Stevens' Katelyn Eichert (24) reaches over teammate Alyss Kelly to punch the ball up as Graham-Kapowsin celebrates another point during the WIAA state volleyball championship on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at the Yakima Valley SunDome in Yakima, Wash. Graham-Kapowsin defeated Lake Stevens 3-0 to win the state championship 25-21, 25-18 and 25-22. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)
The Shorecrest and Bellevue girls soccer teams line up on the field before a 3A state semifinal match on Nov. 18, 2022, at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)

Shorecrest falls to Bellevue in 3A state girls soccer semis

The Scots can’t overcome a stingy Wolverines defense in a 1-0 loss and will face Seattle Prep for third place on Saturday.

The Shorecrest and Bellevue girls soccer teams line up on the field before a 3A state semifinal match on Nov. 18, 2022, at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar runs the ball during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

4A state quarterfinal preview: Lake Stevens vs. Gonzaga Prep

The Vikings continue their title quest with a state quarterfinal rematch against Gonzaga Prep.

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar runs the ball during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Stanwood's Mischa Kessler is blocked by Monroe's Campbell Barrow as Stanwood took on Monroe in a volleyball game on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

State volleyball roundup: Lake Stevens reaches 4A semifinals

The Vikings will face No. 1 Puyallup Saturday for a trip to the title match; Jackson remains alive in the consolation bracket.

Stanwood's Mischa Kessler is blocked by Monroe's Campbell Barrow as Stanwood took on Monroe in a volleyball game on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep football picks for the state quarterfinals

Local experts take a crack at picking the winners for the state quarterfinals (with score predictions).

Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Stanwood's Mischa Kessler is blocked by Monroe's Campbell Barrow as Stanwood took on Monroe in a volleyball game on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

3A state volleyball roundup: Local teams out of title chase

All four local teams suffered at least one loss on the opening day of the 3A state tournament; Lynnwood reaches Day 2.

Stanwood's Mischa Kessler is blocked by Monroe's Campbell Barrow as Stanwood took on Monroe in a volleyball game on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Arlington’s Leyton Martin is tackled by multiple Stanwood players during the Stilly Cup on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Without fanfare, Stanwood’s defense has been rock solid

The Spartans’ potent offense may grab the headlines, but the defense has been stout and has come up big in crucial moments.

Arlington’s Leyton Martin is tackled by multiple Stanwood players during the Stilly Cup on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Carson Beckt sheds one of a few would-be tackles on his way to a 52-yard touchdown against Ferndale Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

3A state quarterfinal preview: Stanwood vs. O’Dea

The upstart Spartans travel south to take on perennial state powerhouse O’Dea.

Stanwood’s Carson Beckt sheds one of a few would-be tackles on his way to a 52-yard touchdown against Ferndale Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Oak Harbor’s Carly VanGiesen and Shorecrest’s Tayvi Khann both jump for a head ball during game on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 in Shoreline, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Shorecrest girls soccer rides strong defense into 3A state final four

The Scots take a 450-minute shutout streak into Friday’s state semifinal against unbeaten Bellevue.

Oak Harbor’s Carly VanGiesen and Shorecrest’s Tayvi Khann both jump for a head ball during game on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 in Shoreline, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Steven Warren Jr. steps up in the pocket to make a pass against Snohomish on Friday, Sep. 23, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fall 2022 All-Wesco teams

Athletes honored in cross country, football, girls soccer, girls swim and dive, boys tennis, volleyball.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Steven Warren Jr. steps up in the pocket to make a pass against Snohomish on Friday, Sep. 23, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)