Arlington High School

Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin drives the baseline with Mountlake Terrace’s Cameron Dunn defending Saturday afternoon at during the 3A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin drives the baseline with Mountlake Terrace’s Cameron Dunn defending Saturday afternoon at during the 3A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Arlington's bench reacts to action on the floor against Evergreen Tuesday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on February 22, 2022. The Eagles won 73-53. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington boys race past Evergreen, advance to state regionals

Ethan Martin scores 35 and the Eagles unleash frustration over their seeding with a 3A state play-in rout.

Arlington's bench reacts to action on the floor against Evergreen Tuesday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on February 22, 2022. The Eagles won 73-53. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Jenna Villa and Keira Marsh celebrate in the closing second of play Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game against Stanwood at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Arlington girls race past rival Stanwood for district title

The Eagles beat the Spartans 52-39, but both teams will advance to the state tournament.

Arlington's Jenna Villa and Keira Marsh celebrate in the closing second of play Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game against Stanwood at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Arlington’s Ethan Martin escape the pressure to drive the lane Saturday afternoon at during the 4A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Martin scores 32, Arlington tops Cascade to secure state berth

The Eagles ride their top playmaker to a 70-54 victory in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.

Arlington’s Ethan Martin escape the pressure to drive the lane Saturday afternoon at during the 4A District Tournament at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Mountlake Terrace’s Jeffrey Anyimah gets past a defender on his way to the basket against Arlington during a 3A District 1 Tournament semifinal game on Wednesday at Everett Community College. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Terrace boys fight back, beat Arlington to clinch state berth

Jeffrey Anyimah and the Hawks overcome an early hole and stymie Arlington 51-46 in the 3A district semis.

Mountlake Terrace’s Jeffrey Anyimah gets past a defender on his way to the basket against Arlington during a 3A District 1 Tournament semifinal game on Wednesday at Everett Community College. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Alington’s Jenna Villa takes the ball up the court against Everett Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls hold off Everett to clinch 3A state berth

The Eagles withstand a furious rally by the Seagulls to win 59-51 and advance to the 3A District 1 title game.

Alington’s Jenna Villa takes the ball up the court against Everett Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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)
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)
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 Keira Marsh gos for a layup against Snohomish on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at Arlington High School. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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 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'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)