Lakewood High School

Jakobus Seth runs through chute drills during practice at Lakewood High School on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

From orphanage to star recruit, Lakewood player finds a way

Jakobus Seth was adopted from Haiti at age 6. He has grown into a standout left tackle. Yale wanted him. He chose the Palouse.

 

Glacier Peak’s Ashton Olson yells while celebrating a touchdown during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Ashton Olson yells while celebrating a touchdown during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Michael Bejar escapes a tackle during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Michael Bejar escapes a tackle during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Tom Tri celebrates with his team in the during a timeout Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Tom Tri celebrates with his team in the during a timeout Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Drew Carter makes a catch past Monroe’s Trey Lane during the game on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Drew Carter makes a catch past Monroe’s Trey Lane during the game on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
McKenna Geer, a Lakewood High School graduate, placed 17th in the R9 Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH2 competition at the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games. (Provided photo)

Community roundup: Lakewood alum places 17th at Paralympics

Plus, the Steelheads join a new soccer league, local youth golfers fare well at regionals, and more.

McKenna Geer, a Lakewood High School graduate, placed 17th in the R9 Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH2 competition at the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games. (Provided photo)
The Lakewood Cougars defeated the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats 32-21 at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Lakewood Cougars defeated the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats 32-21 at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jacob Koppenberg lines up a putt on the 17th hole during the quarterfinals at the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.  (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Community sports: Everett grad wins state mid-am golf title

Plus, a local softball players shines at the USSSA Summer All American Games.

Jacob Koppenberg lines up a putt on the 17th hole during the quarterfinals at the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.  (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Justice Taylor during practice Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School in Arlington on August 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lakewood quarterback follows in footsteps of older brother

Senior Justice Taylor, like his brother, Jared, hopes to lead the Cougars to the state playoffs.

Justice Taylor during practice Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School in Arlington on August 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

COVID-related issues cause Lakewood’s Week 1 opponent to cancel

The Cougars now host North Creek after Steilacoom was forced to pull out of a highly anticipated clash.

McKenna Geer, a Lakewood High School graduate, is headed to her second Paralympic Games in shooting. She won bronze in 2016. (Hanger Clinic)

Local Paralympian Geer aims for more medals in Tokyo

The Lakewood High School graduate became the first U.S. woman to win a medal in shooting in 2016.

McKenna Geer, a Lakewood High School graduate, is headed to her second Paralympic Games in shooting. She won bronze in 2016. (Hanger Clinic)
Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lakewood’s Jakobus Seth during practice on Aug. 28, 2019, at Lakewood High School. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

Lakewood football standout gives verbal commitment to WSU

Jakobus Seth, the county’s top recruit in the class of 2022, will play left tackle for the Cougars.

Lakewood’s Jakobus Seth during practice on Aug. 28, 2019, at Lakewood High School. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

Report: Racial comments targeted Mariner basketball players

Investigators found Lakewood fans’ behavior created a “racially charged” situation during tense May contest.

Lakewood High School. (Lakewood School District)

Alleged racist remarks at basketball game to be investigated

A law firm will look into what transpired at a girls game between Lakewood and Mariner high schools.

Lakewood High School. (Lakewood School District)
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley goes over Lakewood's Andrew Molloy for the basket as Arlington took on Lakewood in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Arlington's Jaden Roskelley goes over Lakewood's Andrew Molloy for the basket as Arlington took on Lakewood in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kamiak's Sam Porter makes a catch Friday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on April 30, 2021. The Knights won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak blanks Lakewood in key Wesco matchup

The Knights edge the Cougars 2-0 in a battle of two of the top teams in the league.

Kamiak's Sam Porter makes a catch Friday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on April 30, 2021. The Knights won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lakewood's Ethan Guisti and Lakewood's Shae Dixon celebrate a touchdown with Archbishop Murphy's Matthias Bolton at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. The Cougars won 32-21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lakewood's Ethan Guisti and Lakewood's Shae Dixon celebrate a touchdown with Archbishop Murphy's Matthias Bolton at Lakewood High Friday night in Arlington on March 26, 2021. The Cougars won 32-21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)