Lake Stevens High School

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’ 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.

 

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.

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)
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)
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)
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)
Lake Stevens’ Cassidy Bolong-Banks tris to take a reception for a first down during a playoff game against North Creek on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens beats North Creek, advances to 4A state quarterfinals

Jayden Limar scores 4 TDs and the Vikings win 42-27 to reach the state quarters for the 6th time in the past 7 postseasons.

Lake Stevens’ Cassidy Bolong-Banks tris to take a reception for a first down during a playoff game against North Creek on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Monroe sophomore Aiden Boldt celebrates after Monroe recovers a Liberty fumble on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

A look at local prep football first-round state playoff games

Lake Stevens, Stanwood and Monroe are the final three teams left representing Snohomish County.

Monroe sophomore Aiden Boldt celebrates after Monroe recovers a Liberty fumble on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington. (Katie Webber / The Herald)
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)
The Lake Stevens' bench rushes onto the court to celebrate their team's win over Bothell during a 4A District 1/2 Tournament game on Nov. 8, 2022, in Lake Stevens. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)

Lake Stevens volleyball clinches 6th consecutive state berth

The Vikings sweep Bothell in a 4A District 1/2 semifinal and secure another trip to Yakima for the state tournament.

The Lake Stevens' bench rushes onto the court to celebrate their team's win over Bothell during a 4A District 1/2 Tournament game on Nov. 8, 2022, in Lake Stevens. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
Stanwood is one of three Snohomish County prep football teams that advanced to their respective state playoffs. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Brackets released for high school football state playoffs

Lake Stevens receives the No. 2 seed in 4A, while Stanwood and Monroe will hit the road for 3A first-round matchups.

Stanwood is one of three Snohomish County prep football teams that advanced to their respective state playoffs. (Ryan Berry / 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)
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)
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)
Lake Stevens’ Kolton Matson rolls out of the pocket behind his line while looking to throw downfield against Glacier Peak on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Post-Week 9 prep football takeaways from across Snohomish County

Lake Stevens makes its case as the 4A title favorite with its beatdown of GP. Can the Grizzlies bounce back in the playoffs?

Lake Stevens’ Kolton Matson rolls out of the pocket behind his line while looking to throw downfield against Glacier Peak on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar changes direction on a run to the outside against Glacier Peak on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens routs Glacier Peak for 9th consecutive Wesco 4A title

The third-ranked Vikings pull away in the 2nd half and pummel the top-ranked Grizzlies 57-17 in a showdown of 4A top-5 teams.

Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar changes direction on a run to the outside against Glacier Peak on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Trey Leckner jumps for extra yardage at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Clash of the titans: A preview of No. 1 Glacier Peak vs. No. 3 Lake Stevens

Get ready for the massive Wesco 4A showdown with an in-depth look at both teams, including perspective from opposing coaches.

Glacier Peak's Trey Leckner jumps for extra yardage at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway High School pitcher Blaine Hardy. (Photo provided by Edmonds-Woodway)

Community roundup: E-W adds 12 to Athletic Hall of Fame

Plus, Jacob Eason gets in a game for the Colts, Corey Kispert will miss the start of the NBA season and much more.

Edmonds-Woodway High School pitcher Blaine Hardy. (Photo provided by Edmonds-Woodway)
Lake Stevens’ Steven Lee reacts to getting a stop on a drive during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Steven Lee reacts to getting a stop on a drive during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)