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 By Chris Trujillo    Schools

District works to keep students safe

No student of any age should feel emotionally or physically unsafe while attending school. The Mukilteo School District safety department – outgoing Director of Safety and Transportation Cindy Steigerwald, interim Director of... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    News

Mukilteo couple jazz up the standard Christmas stocking

Christmastime is more than lights, festive songs, and presents. For Mukilteo residents Karen and Alex Phillips, it's a thriving business. The Phillips moved to Austin, Texas, just... — Updated 11/9/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Mariner beats Lindbergh ahead of key game with Kamiak

Mariner knocked off the Lindbergh Eagles 47-39 in a double-overtime nonconference football game Friday, Oct. 21, at Renton Memorial Stadium. "This was a great game for us in terms of dealing with adversity," Mariner coach Tyler Tui... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Kamiak shuts down Jackson in 2nd half

It’s supposed to win championships. The Kamiak football team reversed an otherwise close game thanks partly to its defense to defeat the Jackson 42-21 in a Wesco 4A football matchup Friday, Oct 14, at Everett Memorial Stadium.... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Mariner pummels Jackson in homecoming romp | Football

Mariner running back Cartez Williams scores touchdowns and logs gaudy stats. But as far as he's concerned, the offensive line deserves all the credit. Williams rushed for 275 yards... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Knights drop third straight non-league contest

The end of September couldn't have come soon enough for the Kamiak football team. The Knights suffered their worst loss of the season, 56-8 to Camas in their nonconference finale... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Schools

District reviews Smarter Balance Assessment scores

The results from the spring 2021-22 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), provided by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, were announced at the Mukilteo School District Board meeting Sept. 26. The SBA assessment... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Mariner focuses on being a stronger, smarter team | Volleyball

Stronger. Smarter. Better. The Mariner volleyball team is embracing a fresh motto to shake off past seasons' woes to become a stronger, smarter, and in the end, a better team. "Our... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Kamiak can't sustain strong start against Monroe | Football

Kamiak football coach Bryant Thomas intentionally created a schedule that hardly favors his youthful, inexperienced squad. His plan is meant to test their confidence and will to... — Updated 9/28/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

New Mariner coach sees major improvement | Girls soccer

Mariner soccer player Jolyn Ngobi saw an injured teammate struggling to get off the field. So, like any good teammate, Ngobi hoisted the injured player on her back and carried her... — Updated 9/28/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Marauders use ground game to beat Chargers | Football

Mariner running back Cartez Williams rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Marauders’ 33-6 road victory over Marysville-Getchel in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 23, at Quil Ceda Stadium. It was his second... — Updated 9/28/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Mariner takes down Everett 19-7 in its home opener | Football

Mariner senior Macky James returned an interception 90 yards for a score in the game’s final seconds to seal a 19-7 victory over Everett Friday, Sept. 9, at Goddard Stadium. “It’s nice to get the home opener out of the way be... — Updated 9/15/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Mariner bringing good energy, competitiveness | Boys tennis

Who would have thought that an innocent game of rock, paper, scissors two years ago would impact the 2022 Mariner tennis roster? Certainly not Zack Tambanua. Having never played ten... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Penalties prove costly for Knights in season opener

An onslaught of penalties played a monstrous part in Kamiak's season-opening 28-14 loss to Arlington in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 2, at Goddard Stadium. "I think... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Defending league champs retooling lineup

It's a good possibility that Kamiak boys tennis coach Jeff Gilbert's job won't be the walk-in-the-park gig it was last year. The Knights strolled through the Wesco 4A, winning... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Sports

Mariner cheer team: Competitive and kind

It takes more than talent to land a spot on the Mariner High School cheer team. Mariner coach Katrina Craddock only seeks athletes with impeccable character, kindness, and a strong... — Updated 8/24/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    News

The Wine was Fine

Spectacular blue skies, the stunning Mukilteo shoreline, and good wine made for a perfect summer day at the Mukilteo Wine Fest in Old Town Saturday, Aug. 13. "We love coming down to... — Updated 8/24/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    News

Celebrating Korean American culture

After being appointed to the Mukilteo City Council in January, Councilmember Jason Moon said one of his priorities was to launch an inaugural Korean American Appreciation Day. Now,... — Updated 8/24/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    Schools

Mukilteo School District details student search policy

Student personal property searches made a scant list of topics discussed at the Mukilteo School District board meeting Monday, Aug. 22. If there’s reasonable suspicion, a student’s personal property, locker, or automobile may... — Updated 8/24/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    News

Kamiak grad, TikTok star

Have you ever swiped through TikTok and found yourself spiraling down a rabbit hole with no light in sight? If not, chances are you missed the litter of dancing puppies. Amusing,... — Updated 8/18/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    News

Irish dancing is in Mukilteo man's blood

There's dancing, then there's Irish dancing. For 20-year-old Mukilteo resident Ciaran Barrett, it's in his blood. Barrett, who is second-generation Irish, has been learning and... — Updated 7/27/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    News

Making beautiful music together

Musicians from 1,000 cities and 120 countries gathered on June 21 to observe Global Make Music Day. People would pour into the streets, cafes, parks, and plazas to share their... — Updated 7/6/2022

 By Chris Trujillo    A & E

Mukilteo rapper gets Marshawn Lynch's attention

The coronavirus disease brought unbearable loss, confusion and anxiety to many. But for Mukilteo rapper Reggie Bryce (real name: Reggie Sapida) and best friend and music producer Jo... — Updated 6/29/2022


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