Volleyball

Stanwood's Baylor Hezel, left to right, Olivia Rueckert and Grace Henken celebrate a point against Arlington Thursday night at Stanwood High School on October 21, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood defeats rival Arlington in 5-set volleyball thriller

The Spartans win the back-and-forth match 3-2 and take the inside track on the Wesco 3A/2A league title.

 

Arlington's Chloe Fochesato, left, and Arlington's Emily Mekelburg celebrate a time out by Snohomish Wednesday night at Arlington High School on September 29, 2021. The Eagles won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington sweeps Snohomish in Wesco 2A/3A volleyball clash

Emily Mekelburg and the talented Eagles improve to 6-0 in league play with the straight-sets win.

 

Lake Stevens' celebrate a point against Edmonds-Woodway Tuesday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on September 7, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

High School volleyball coaches poll for Sept. 22

Lake Stevens and Arlington both remain ranked in the most recent state volleyball coaches poll.

 

Lake Stevens' Kennedy Steen digs against Lake Stevens' Tuesday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on September 7, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep volleyball poll for Wednesday, Sept. 15

Lake Stevens, Arlington and Darrington earn top-10 rankings from the state volleyball coaches.

Lake Stevens' Kennedy Steen digs against Lake Stevens' Tuesday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on September 7, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Isabella Christensen, left, celebrates a point with teammates Tuesday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on September 7, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lake Stevens sweeps E-W as fall sports get underway

The Vikings win in straight sets on the first full night of high school sports this school year.

Lake Stevens' Isabella Christensen, left, celebrates a point with teammates Tuesday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on September 7, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Outside hitter Mac Whyte, a senior volleyball player for Snohomish High, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year: Mac Whyte

The versatile Snohomish senior and four-year starter capped her accomplished prep career in style.

Outside hitter Mac Whyte, a senior volleyball player for Snohomish High, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jackson's Erin Ingram (right) spikes with Arlington's Paige Richards defending Thursday night at Arlington High on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s All-Area high school volleyball teams

A look at the top prep volleyball players in the area during this abbreviated season.

Jackson's Erin Ingram (right) spikes with Arlington's Paige Richards defending Thursday night at Arlington High on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Madison Nguyen, a junior, is an outside hitter for the Archbishop Murphy High vollleyballl team. Shot on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

March Athlete of the Month winner: Murphy’s Madison Nguyen

The Archbishop Murphy junior received the most votes from our readers for the month of March.

Madison Nguyen, a junior, is an outside hitter for the Archbishop Murphy High vollleyballl team. Shot on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Monroe's Trey Lane runs the ball during the game against Lake Stevens on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe's Trey Lane runs the ball during the game against Lake Stevens on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens High host Snohomish High Thursday night in Lake Stevens on March 25, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets 25-20, 25-22 and 25-20.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lake Stevens tops Snohomish in matchup of unbeatens

The Vikings improved to 8-0 on the season with a 3-0 sweep of the Panthers on Thursday night.

Lake Stevens High host Snohomish High Thursday night in Lake Stevens on March 25, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets 25-20, 25-22 and 25-20.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe's Krista Norton lifts the ball over Stanwood's Lili Jones as the two teams met in a volleyball game on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Monroe's Krista Norton lifts the ball over Stanwood's Lili Jones as the two teams met in a volleyball game on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Thursday night at Arlington High on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Jackson volleyball slips past Arlington in 5 sets

The Timberwolves top the Eagles 14-25, 25-13, 25-13, 11-25 and 15-8 in a tight Wesco contest.

Thursday night at Arlington High on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
High school soccer teams around the area returned to the pitch for the first time in over 15 months last week.  (Herald file photos)

Prep girls soccer season preview

A look at local teams, players and matches to watch during the shortened five-week spring season.

High school soccer teams around the area returned to the pitch for the first time in over 15 months last week.  (Herald file photos)
Volleyball players in Wesco took the court for competition this week for the first time in the over 15 months. (Herald file photos)

Prep volleyball season preview

Local teams, players and games to watch this season.

Volleyball players in Wesco took the court for competition this week for the first time in the over 15 months. (Herald file photos)
Samaya Morin spikes the ball at a Lake Stevens volleyball practice last November. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Guidelines set for fall prep sports

WIAA outlines the requirements for practices, competitions, with the requirements varying by sport.

Samaya Morin spikes the ball at a Lake Stevens volleyball practice last November. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lake Stevens junior outside hitter Samaya Morin is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Coaches’ Association All-State volleyball teams

2 Lake Stevens players made the 4A first team, and a King’s player shared 1A Player of the Year honors.

Lake Stevens junior outside hitter Samaya Morin is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lake Stevens junior outside hitter Samaya Morin is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Volleyball Player of the Year: Lake Stevens’ Samaya Morin

The junior outside hitter led the Vikings to a program-best second-place state trophy.

Lake Stevens junior outside hitter Samaya Morin is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Herald’s 2019 All-Area volleyball teams

The Herald’s 2019 All-Area volleyball teams

First- and second-team selections for the top high school volleyball players in the area this season.

The Herald’s 2019 All-Area volleyball teams
State volleyball: Lake Stevens falls to Tahoma in title match

State volleyball: Lake Stevens falls to Tahoma in title match

The Vikings lose a tightly contested contest 3-1, but finish with a program-best second-place finish.

State volleyball: Lake Stevens falls to Tahoma in title match
Reloaded Lake Stevens volleyball team set for another state trip

Reloaded Lake Stevens volleyball team set for another state trip

Despite graduating key players from last season, the Vikings reached state for the 4th straight year.

Reloaded Lake Stevens volleyball team set for another state trip