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Lake Stevens’ Steven Lee reacts to getting a stop on a drive during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Steven Lee reacts to getting a stop on a drive during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jacoby Falor smiles while throwing the ball during practice at Arlington High School on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Do-it-all weapon Jacoby Falor has Arlington primed for big season

With playmakers on both sides of the ball, the Eagles believe they have what it takes to make a deep postseason run.

Jacoby Falor smiles while throwing the ball during practice at Arlington High School on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: GP grad King to represent U.S. at World Aquatics Championships

Plus, Arlington’s Max Gray earns Swiss pro football honors, Everett’s Mia Cienega takes second at national wrestling championships, and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: EvCC inducts 6 into Athletics Hall of Fame

Plus, Everett alum Jayden White named 2nd team All-American, the Snohomish Smash returns for the 8th edition and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
San Francisco Giants' Ryan Walker during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in San Francisco, Sunday, June 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Reaching majors ‘dream come true’ for Arlington grad Walker

The 27-year-old’s path to the majors was not easy, or expected, but his dogged persistence prevailed when he was called up by the Giants.

San Francisco Giants' Ryan Walker during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in San Francisco, Sunday, June 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Giants pitcher Ryan Walker, an Arlington High School graduate, works against the Pirates during the sixth inning of a game on May 30 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Arlington graduate Walker reaches big leagues with Giants

The WSU alum was drafted in 2018 and has since climbed the minor-league ladder until his promotion to the majors on May 21.

Giants pitcher Ryan Walker, an Arlington High School graduate, works against the Pirates during the sixth inning of a game on May 30 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Snohomish captain Nickolas Sakamoto slides in safe at third before getting up and heading home on a throwing error during a matchup against Arlington on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Walk-off hit lifts Snohomish past Arlington

Easton Leonard delivers the winning hit and backs a strong start from Van Berman as the Panthers edge the Eagles 4-3.

Snohomish captain Nickolas Sakamoto slides in safe at third before getting up and heading home on a throwing error during a matchup against Arlington on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Pictured from left, Aniya Hooker of Lynnwood, Adria Lincoln of Monroe, Vivienne Berrett of Stanwood, Jenna Villa of Arlington, Gia Powell of Meadowdale and Bella Hasan of Kamiak are the girls 2022-23 All-Area basketball team. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Pictured from left, Aniya Hooker of Lynnwood, Adria Lincoln of Monroe, Vivienne Berrett of Stanwood, Jenna Villa of Arlington, Gia Powell of Meadowdale and Bella Hasan of Kamiak are the girls 2022-23 All-Area basketball team. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington senior Jenna Villa repeats as the Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Jenna Villa

The Washington State-bound senior averaged 22 points and 8 rebounds while leading Arlington to a 3rd straight state semifinal berth.

Arlington senior Jenna Villa repeats as the Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: AquaSox schedule exhibition game vs. EvCC

Plus, Lynnwood native Myles Gaskin re-signs with the Dolphins, a Fly Casting Fair will be held in Mountlake Terrace and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jersey Walker takes the ball and looks to pass against Lake Washington in the 3A semifinal on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls fall to Mead, take home 5th-place trophy

The Eagles lead by 16 in the fourth but can’t hold off a late rally from the Panthers.

Arlington’s Jersey Walker takes the ball and looks to pass against Lake Washington in the 3A semifinal on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Washington’s Ava Uusitalo comes down with a rebound against Arlington in the 3A semifinal on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls’ title dreams dashed by Lake Washington

The Eagles can’t hold off the Kang’s second-half surge and fall 70-64 in the semifinals; Arlington will face Mead for third place Saturday.

Lake Washington’s Ava Uusitalo comes down with a rebound against Arlington in the 3A semifinal on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Samara Morrow takes the ball down the court during the 3A quarterfinal game against Meadowdale on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington girls down Wesco-foe Meadowdale, reach semifinals

The Eagles clamp down on defense to win 61-43 and will face No. 3 Lake Washington Friday with a berth in the 3A title game on the line.

Arlington’s Samara Morrow takes the ball down the court during the 3A quarterfinal game against Meadowdale on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Leyton Martin (right) brings the ball up court against Auburn's Tyrell Nichols during a 3A state playoff game on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)

Arlington boys’ upset bid falls short in loss to Auburn

The Eagles carry the lead into the final quarter against the defending 3A state champs, but lose 52-41 to end their season.

Arlington's Leyton Martin (right) brings the ball up court against Auburn's Tyrell Nichols during a 3A state playoff game on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the Tacoma Dome. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)
Arlington players celebrate during a game between the Arlington Eagles and Lakeside Lions at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Arlington won, 75-63. Annie Barker / The Herald)

Arlington girls fend off Lakeside, advance to quarterfinals

The Eagles ride a complete team effort to a 73-62 win and receive a bye into the final eight of the 3A Hardwood Classic.

Arlington players celebrate during a game between the Arlington Eagles and Lakeside Lions at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Arlington won, 75-63. Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Leyton Martin (23) shoots the ball during a game between the Arlington Eagles and Walla Walla Blue Devils at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Arlington won, 68-57. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Arlington boys top Walla Walla, punch ticket to Tacoma Dome

The Eagles use a balanced effort to secure a 68-57 victory and their first trip to the Tacoma Dome since 2013.

Arlington’s Leyton Martin (23) shoots the ball during a game between the Arlington Eagles and Walla Walla Blue Devils at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Arlington won, 68-57. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace’s Chris Meegan lifts the 3A District 1 championship trophy in the air after being Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mountlake Terrace boys shut down Arlington, win district title

The Hawks clamp down on defense from the opening tip and beat the Eagles 57-34 in the 3A District 1 championship game.

Mountlake Terrace’s Chris Meegan lifts the 3A District 1 championship trophy in the air after being Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlignton players yell in celebration of becoming the 3A District 1 champions on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Villa powers Arlington girls past Stanwood for district title

The WSU-bound star scores 18 of her 26 points in the first quarter and the Eagles hold back several Spartans runs to win 63-57.

Arlignton players yell in celebration of becoming the 3A District 1 champions on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Ty Rusko steps into a three in transition against Shorecrest on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington boys knock off Shorecrest, secure 3A state berth

Senior David Zachman scores 27 points as the Eagles top the Scots 61-50 to advance to the 3A District 1 Tournament title game.

Arlington’s Ty Rusko steps into a three in transition against Shorecrest on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jenna Villa muscles the ball away from the offense for a rebound against Lynnwood on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls down Lynnwood, earn 4th straight state berth

WSU-bound senior Jenna Villa has 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Eagles to a win and a spot in the district title game.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa muscles the ball away from the offense for a rebound against Lynnwood on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)