The Arlington girls basketball team hosts Lake Stevens on Friday night in a showdown between two of the area’s top teams from last season. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Arlington girls basketball team hosts Lake Stevens on Friday night in a showdown between two of the area’s top teams from last season. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hot Tickets: What to watch this week in prep sports

The winter sports season opens this week with a compelling slate of basketball and wrestling.

The opening week of the winter sports season features an intriguing slate of competition. Here are some events to keep an eye on:

Boys basketball: West Seattle at Glacier Peak, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Both teams are coming off state trips to the Tacoma Dome. Glacier Peak reached the Class 4A Hardwood Classic last season and West Seattle advanced to the 3A Hardwood Classic.

Girls basketball: Lynden Christian at Archbishop Murphy, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Coming off a 2A Hardwood Classic appearance, defending Wesco 3A/2A co-champion Archbishop Murphy opens its season against perennial power Lynden Christian. The Lyncs were last season’s 1A state runner-up.

Boys wrestling: Lake Stevens at Tahoma, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. This non-league dual features two premier programs. At last season’s Mat Classic, Tahoma placed eighth in the 4A team standings and Lake Stevens finished 11th.

Girls and boys basketball: Everett at Cascade, 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Friday. The Seagulls and Bruins square off in their annual hardwood rivalry games. The girls contest tips off at 5:45 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7:15 p.m.

Boys basketball: Glacier Peak at King’s, 6:45 p.m. Friday. Glacier Peak has another compelling non-league matchup this week against King’s, which placed third in last season’s 1A state tournament.

Girls basketball: Lake Stevens at Arlington, 7:15 p.m. Friday. This non-league showdown pits two of the top teams in the area from last season. Arlington earned a share of the Wesco 3A/2A title and advanced to the 3A Hardwood Classic, while Lake Stevens finished second in Wesco 4A.

Girls basketball: Lynden Christian at Edmonds-Woodway, 7:15 p.m. Friday. Edmonds-Woodway hosts last season’s 1A state runner-up in another intriguing non-league matchup between a Wesco team and the perennial power Lyncs. The Warriors are coming off a 3A state quarterfinal appearance.

Boys wrestling: Edmonds-Woodway Tournament, 9 a.m. Saturday at Edmonds-Woodway H.S. More than 30 teams are slated to compete, including eight squads that placed in the top 10 of their respective classification’s team standings at last season’s Mat Classic.

Girls basketball: Glacier Peak at Snohomish, 7:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. This crosstown rivalry showdown features a pair of teams coming off fourth-place state finishes. Defending Wesco 4A champion Glacier Peak claimed a fourth-place state trophy in 4A and Snohomish placed fourth in 3A.

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