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LSU defensive lineman Ali Gaye celebrates after a turnover by Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Community roundup: E-W grad Gaye to return for final season at LSU

Also, nominations for the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame’s class of 2022 start Tuesday.

 

Arlington’s Keira Marsh gos for a layup against Snohomish on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at Arlington High School. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls fend off Snohomish in pivotal league showdown

The Eagles ride their defense to a 57-44 win over the Panthers in a clash of 3A state top-five teams.

 

Arlington's Sophie Willis, left, and Stanwood's Vivienne Berrett look for a rebound at Arlington High School Saturday evening in Arlington, Washington on January 8, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington girls pull away to beat Stanwood in rivalry showdown

Jenna Villa kickstarts a late 10-0 run, leading the Eagles to a 57-47 victory in a key league clash.

 

Arlington's David Forslof, left, faces on with Stanwood's Lane Ovenell in the 132lb weight class at Stanwood High School Thursday evening in Stanwood, Washington on January 6, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Eagles 50-21.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Stanwood wrestlers retain ‘Battle of the Bull’

The Spartans top rival Arlington 50-21 to capture the annual rivalry trophy for the seventh straight time.

Arlington's David Forslof, left, faces on with Stanwood's Lane Ovenell in the 132lb weight class at Stanwood High School Thursday evening in Stanwood, Washington on January 6, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Eagles 50-21.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Emily Mekelburg, Arlington senior outside hitter,   is the . All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year. Mekelberg averaged 4.6 kills, 1.3 digs and 0.9 aces per set while helping lead the Eagles to a Wesco 3A/2A title and a sixth-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year: Emily Mekelburg

The Arlington senior capped a stellar high school career by helping lead the Eagles to a sixth-place finish in state.

Emily Mekelburg, Arlington senior outside hitter,   is the . All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year. Mekelberg averaged 4.6 kills, 1.3 digs and 0.9 aces per set while helping lead the Eagles to a Wesco 3A/2A title and a sixth-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Max Gray during a game with the Calanda Broncos of the Swiss Nationalliga A. (Sergio Brunetti / Stockpix.it)

Community sports: Arlington’s Gray re-signs with Swiss pro football team

Also, Kamiak grad Donte Hamilton nominated for prestigious award, Steelheads soccer and more.

Max Gray during a game with the Calanda Broncos of the Swiss Nationalliga A. (Sergio Brunetti / Stockpix.it)
Arlington's Ethan Martin and the Arlington bench react to his three-point shot during the game against Shorecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington boys outlast Shorecrest in wild overtime clash

Arlington’s Ethan Martin and Shorecrest’s Elijah Johnson both score 37 in the Eagles’ 83-80 OT win.

Arlington's Ethan Martin and the Arlington bench react to his three-point shot during the game against Shorecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace's Chris Meegan, right, reaches in and fouls Arlington's Leyton Martin Friday evening at Mountlake Terrace High School on December 10, 2021. The Eagles won 70-55. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Martin scores 31, Arlington downs Mountlake Terrace

Senior guard Ethan Martin’s big game lifts the Eagles to a 70-55 league win over the Hawks.

Mountlake Terrace's Chris Meegan, right, reaches in and fouls Arlington's Leyton Martin Friday evening at Mountlake Terrace High School on December 10, 2021. The Eagles won 70-55. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Western Washington pin hitter Gabby Gunterman, a Lake Stevens graduate. (Western Washington University photo)

Community sports: Gunterman leads WWU volleyball to final 8

Plus, former local standouts earn athlete of the week honors and Edmonds College posts coaching openings.

Western Washington pin hitter Gabby Gunterman, a Lake Stevens graduate. (Western Washington University photo)
Murdock Rutledge, Everett High alumni, looks down field to pass against George Fox Saturday afternoon in Tacoma on October 5, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Everett alum caps record career at UPS

Plus, a trio of locals are honored by their respective conferences and Edmonds volleyball reaches the final eight.

Murdock Rutledge, Everett High alumni, looks down field to pass against George Fox Saturday afternoon in Tacoma on October 5, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington players run onto the field before a 3A state playoff game against Mt. Spokane on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Arlington. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)

Arlington football’s season ends with loss to Mt. Spokane

The Wildcats find the formula to solve the Eagles’ vaunted defense and win 38-24 in the 3A state tournament.

Arlington players run onto the field before a 3A state playoff game against Mt. Spokane on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Arlington. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson is tackled by multiple Arlington players during the game on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dominant defense keys Arlington’s run to 3A state playoffs

The Eagles enter the state playoffs with a suffocating defense that allows just 7.6 points per game.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson is tackled by multiple Arlington players during the game on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Konner Meyer, left, celebrates Glacier Peak's Caden Skibiel's interception and return for a touchdown Thursday evening at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell on September 16, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Konner Meyer, left, celebrates Glacier Peak's Caden Skibiel's interception and return for a touchdown Thursday evening at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell on September 16, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's Olivia Rueckert, left to right, Mallory Duffy and Mischa Kessler celebrate a point against Arlington Thursday evening during the 3A District volleyball playoffs at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on November 11, 2021.            
(Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood volleyball tops Arlington again, clinches state berth

In another 5-set thriller between the rivals, the Spartans prevail in a tense district semifinal.

Stanwood's Olivia Rueckert, left to right, Mallory Duffy and Mischa Kessler celebrate a point against Arlington Thursday evening during the 3A District volleyball playoffs at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on November 11, 2021.            
(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Max Gray of Arlington runs with the ball during a game with the Calanda Broncos. (Sergio Brunetti / Stockpix.it)

Arlington’s Gray sees world, lives dream in Swiss football league

Max Gray, a 2014 Arlington H.S. grad, has won 2 Swiss Bowls since joining the Calanda Broncos.

Max Gray of Arlington runs with the ball during a game with the Calanda Broncos. (Sergio Brunetti / Stockpix.it)
Arlington’s Brandon Moore (552), competes in the WIAA state 3A boys cross country tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Wash. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)

Arlington’s Moore takes 2nd at 3A state cross country meet

The senior caps a stellar finish to his career with a medal; Snohomish’s Paige Gerrard places sixth.

Arlington’s Brandon Moore (552), competes in the WIAA state 3A boys cross country tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Wash. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)
Arlington's Levi Younger escapes a tackle by Auburn Mountainview's Elijah January during the game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)P

Arlington rides defense to first state football berth since 2012

The Eagles get three takeaways and score a defensive TD in a 35-0 playoff win over Auburn Mountainview.

Arlington's Levi Younger escapes a tackle by Auburn Mountainview's Elijah January during the game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)P
Arlington's mens cross country finished first District 1 3A Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington boys cross country found recipe for success

Over the past decade, the Eagles’ boys program has gone from doormat to perennial 3A state power.

Arlington's mens cross country finished first District 1 3A Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Brandon Moore finishes first in Saturday afternoon during the 3A District 1 Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Moore leads Arlington to district cross country title

Brandon Moore wins the 3A boys race, the Eagles win the team title and Snohomish’s Paige Gerrard wins the 3A girls crown.

Arlington's Brandon Moore finishes first in Saturday afternoon during the 3A District 1 Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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.

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)