County Hall of Fame Class of 2022: 1982 Arlington girls basketball

The Eagles went on a remarkable postseason run to claim the 1982 AA state championship.

The Arlington Eagles girls basketball team won the 1982 AA state championship. (Photo provided by Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame)

The Arlington Eagles girls basketball team won the 1982 AA state championship. (Photo provided by Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame)

1982 Arlington girls basketball

Inducted as: Team

The Eagles were an unheralded team that embarked on a remarkable postseason run to claim the 1982 AA state championship.

Arlington, coached by Donna Torpey and led by the likes of junior center Brenda Souther, senior forward Lisa Carlson and sophomore forward Lori Carlson, had a modest 11-6 record during the regular season, earning the league’s fourth and final berth to the district tournament. The Eagles finished second at district to advance to regionals, then beat Fife 54-38 to advance to state for the first time in school history.

At state Arlington beat Clarkston 47-32 in the quarterfinals to set up a semifinal meeting with undefeated Olympia. The Eagles stunned the tournament favorites 58-49 to earn a berth in the championship game, with Torpey quoted saying: “As a team we played better. … Individually, they’re probably better, but we just played better as a team.”

The Eagles went on to face Prairie for the state title, and with Souther in foul trouble senior guard Jerri Ann Miears scored 21 points as Arlington prevailed 46-38. Arlington went 7-0 in the postseason.

Talk to us

More in Sports

X
Prep roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 7

Prep results for Wednesday, Dec. 7: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) runs with the ball as Los Angeles Rams safety Nick Scott defends during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Seahawks WR Lockett moves up team record books

The consistent veteran is now third in all-time receptions and second in receiving TDs.

Seattle Mariners players including, from left, Cal Raleigh, Paul Sewald, J.P. Crawford, Eugenio Suarez and Adam Frazier celebrate after a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 3-0. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Have the Mariners done enough to keep pace in the rugged AL West?

Seattle has a wide gap to close if it wants to catch the Astros. Meanwhile, the Rangers and Angels are bolstering their rosters.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of USA perform during the ice dance free dance of the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Espoo 2022 competition in Espoo, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Hawayek and Baker came second in the event.  (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP)
Community roundup: Baker qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Plus, Meadowdale grad Rover Stewart is named the NWAC Athlete of the Year, Aussie football is coming to Lake Stevens and more.

X
Prep roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 6

Prep roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 6: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

X
Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Nov. 28-Dec. 4. Voting closes… Continue reading

Lake Stevens quarterback Kolton Matson drops back to pass against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Patterson: QB Matson ‘had that dawg in him’ during Lake Stevens’ state title win

The sophomore quarterback’s growth since last year’s championship loss was the biggest difference for the Vikings on offense this time around.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts on a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
Analysis: Smith keeps adding to comeback season with Seahawks

Sunday’s game-winning drive is just another chapter, but Seattle must find a way to fix its porous run defense quick.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) celebrates as he leaves Autzen Stadium after defeating Oregon in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)
Commentary: Possibilities endless for UW with Penix’s return

The standout quarterback surprisingly announced this week that he was returning to Washington for one more season.

Most Read