The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School



LSHS quarterback Kolton Matson warms up for the game against Bellevue High School on Sept. 8, 2023.

Kolton Matson – QB

Bryce Slezak, Staff Reporter February 8, 2024

For those who don’t know, the Gatorade Player Of The Year award is given to the best high school player in the state for their respective sport during that season. Only four athletes from Lake Stevens...

Junior Aspen Alexander celebrates as he gets the game-tying run in win over Jackson during the 2023 season.

Spring sports

Braeden Crossen, Sports Editor February 8, 2024

Baseball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and track seasons are starting to come into view as the registration for these sports has begun. Students looking to sign up can access the list through the LSHS...

Coach David Benson, receives the Coach of The Year award at Cascade High School in Everett.

New baseball coach

Jared Hardie, Staff Reporter February 8, 2024

New Varsity Baseball coach David Benson and his plan for the future of Lake Stevens Baseball David Benson has been hired on as the new baseball coach, replacing former coach Josh White. Coach Benson coached...

The full Lake Stevens athletic team pose for a picture before a football game: 
(Left-Right) Head Trainer Mariah Luedtke, junior Kayli Bravo, senior Citalin Lopez and juniors Cooper Rysemus, Hannah Avent and Caitlynn Ficke.

LSHS Athletic Trainers

Bryce Slezak, Staff Reporter December 11, 2023

  It's no lie that the athletes at LSHS will experience injuries, everything from concussions to torn ACLs, but as many people know, “it's not how you start, it's how you finish.” Our Athletic...

Freshman Gwen Werner, junior Jessica Garingo, senior Charlotte Lamb, sophomore Addison Bowen, and junior Gracie Young huddle up before their medley in Federal Way!

LSHS girls swim team makes it to state

Hannah Branham, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 7, 2023

On Nov. 10, Lake Stevens High School’s girl’s swim team attended the state swim meet in Federal Way for the 200 Medley relay. Juniors Jessica Garingo, Gracie Young, sophomore Addison Bowen, freshman...

Sophomore Laura Eichert hits the ball at the opposing team, surrounded by teammates, seniors Lindsay Lindbloom, Katelyn Eichert and Alyss Kelly and junior Mia Turner.

Lake Stevens girl’s volleyball claims redemption

Bryce Slezak, Staff Reporter November 7, 2023

Lake Stevens volleyball team traveled to San Diego to participate in a volleyball tournament from Oct. 5-8. “We played great as a team,” senior Alyss Kelly, a prominent libero (back row defense specialist)...

Senior photos of girls soccer players line the fencing at the LSHS Stadium.

Seniors go out with a bang

Owen Townsend, Photographer November 6, 2023

Oct. 9 marked Senior Night for the Lake Stevens girl's varsity soccer team. This was the last regular season game of the year, so seniors were in charge of making the team’s lineup. It was an emotional...

Junior Colton Matson and senior Mason Turner run out to the field before the Homecoming game on Oct. 20.

Viking football goes for second state run

Levi Allinson, Staff Reporter November 6, 2023

The Lake Stevens Football team finished the regular season with a winning record of 7-1 and 3-0 in the district. The only team they lost to was West Linn, #1 ranked school in Oregon. Senior Bryce Slezak...

Say cheese: Lake Stevens cheerleaders, sophomore Maya Taylor, senior Alyvia Phenis, and junior Myla Pishue gather with Granite Falls Unified Soccer players after the game. This is only a tiny moment captured of all the schools students and staff gathered with each other to celebrate the events success.

LSHS Unified Soccer

Joseph McGinnis, Sports Editor May 22, 2023

Unified through soccer Special Olympics creates/kicks up/sparks inclusivity among LSHS students Lake Stevens High School hosted its first-ever unified soccer game to finish in the month of April. Unified...

Breath, aim, swing: Senior Zach Hansen at snohomish driving range.
Zach perfects his swing at the driving range.

Zach Hansen’s golf journey

Hayden Primozich, Head Photographer May 22, 2023

Prepare to be inspired by the incredible journey of senior Zach Hansen, a student-athlete who has left an indelible mark on the world of golf. With unwavering determination and a passion for excellence,...

Batter up: Junior Haydan Villasenor steps up to the home plate to bat. Lake Stevens High Schools baseball season started in late February.

Baseball season begins

April 18, 2023

Lake Stevens High School baseball season started the last week of February.  Junior Haydan Villasenor is one of the 16 who plays for the varsity baseball team. “This team is the most exciting...

Shots up: March Madness brackets are filling up as basketball fans gamble on their favorite month of the year. The mens and womens tournaments are expected to break records with the amount of money bet on games this year.

Jump into the Madness

Joseph McGinnis, Sports Editor April 14, 2023

March Madness is an annual college basketball tournament held in the United States and it is one of the most exciting and anticipated events in American sports. The tournament, which is organized by the...