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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)
Glacier Peak's Torey Watkins pulls up for a basket Friday evening at Glacier Peak in Snohomish on December 8, 2021. The Grizzles won 66-54. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Torey Watkins pulls up for a basket Friday evening at Glacier Peak in Snohomish on December 8, 2021. The Grizzles won 66-54. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
North Carolina's Mason Phillips (top), a Stanwood High School alum, claimed the 149-pound championship at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open held Nov. 14 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Blake Clifton/UNC Athletics)
North Carolina's Mason Phillips (top), a Stanwood High School alum, claimed the 149-pound championship at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open held Nov. 14 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Blake Clifton/UNC Athletics)
Eastside Catholic's Samuel Burroughs sacks Stanwood's Michael Mascotti forcing a fumble with Eastside Catholic's Nehemiah Faleulu Friday night during the 3A playoff game at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on November 12, 2021.  Eastside Catholic led 28-6 at the half.          
(Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood’s run comes to end with loss to Eastside Catholic

The Spartans earned an unexpected berth into state, but the magic ends with a 41-6 loss to the powerhouse Crusaders.

Eastside Catholic's Samuel Burroughs sacks Stanwood's Michael Mascotti forcing a fumble with Eastside Catholic's Nehemiah Faleulu Friday night during the 3A playoff game at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on November 12, 2021.  Eastside Catholic led 28-6 at the half.          
(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)
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)
Stanwood running back Ryder Bumgarner turns the corner after evading a tackle attempt by Lincoln’s Drake Cranberry during the first quarter of a 3A winner-to-state playoff game at the Lincoln Bowl in Tacoma on Nov. 5, 2021. (Pete Caster / The News Tribune)

Stanwood football aims to ‘shock the state’ again

The Spartans pulled off a massive upset over Lincoln to reach state and face No. 2 Eastside Catholic on Friday.

Stanwood running back Ryder Bumgarner turns the corner after evading a tackle attempt by Lincoln’s Drake Cranberry during the first quarter of a 3A winner-to-state playoff game at the Lincoln Bowl in Tacoma on Nov. 5, 2021. (Pete Caster / The News Tribune)
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)
The boys elite division is off the races Saturday afternoon during the annual Hole in the Wall cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The boys elite division is off the races Saturday afternoon during the annual Hole in the Wall cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway's Aaron Barraza rushes for the goal line a touchdown Friday night at Monroe High School on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway's Aaron Barraza rushes for the goal line a touchdown Friday night at Monroe High School on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Trent Nobach scrambles against Stanwood Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington tops Stanwood for 12th straight Stilly Cup win

The Eagles pull away in the second half and earn a 27-6 victory in the annual rivalry game.

Arlington's Trent Nobach scrambles against Stanwood Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kaden Mallang, left, and Kaleb Potts, right, celebrate Dylan Carson’s touchdown during the game on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kaden Mallang, left, and Kaleb Potts, right, celebrate Dylan Carson’s touchdown during the game on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Zach Ward, head coach of the Stanwood Spartans, runs through the defense for their regional playoff game Wednesday afternoon in Stanwood, Washington on February 24, 2012.

Stanwood boys hoops coach steps down after success-filled run

Zach Ward guided the Spartans to eight state tournament appearances in his 14 seasons as head coach.

Kevin Clark / The Herald

Zach Ward, head coach of the Stanwood Spartans, runs through the defense for their regional playoff game Wednesday afternoon in Stanwood, Washington on February 24, 2012.
Lake Stevens' Jackson Balmer wrestles Stanwood's Preston Ing Thursday night at Stanwood High in Stanwood on May 20, 2021. Lake Stevens won the match against Stanwood 48-33.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Jackson Balmer wrestles Stanwood's Preston Ing Thursday night at Stanwood High in Stanwood on May 20, 2021. Lake Stevens won the match against Stanwood 48-33.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's Kaitlin Larson gathers a rebound with Lynnwood's Abby Douglas tangled Saturday afternoon at Jackson High School in Mill Creek on February 24, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Former Stanwood standout captures NAIA hoops title

Kaitlin Larson helps lead the Westmont College women to a national championship.

Stanwood's Kaitlin Larson gathers a rebound with Lynnwood's Abby Douglas tangled Saturday afternoon at Jackson High School in Mill Creek on February 24, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Monroe's Krista Norton lifts the ball over Stanwood's Lili Jones as the two teams met in a volleyball game on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Monroe's Krista Norton lifts the ball over Stanwood's Lili Jones as the two teams met in a volleyball game on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Chisman to junior golf nationals

The Stanwood freshman shot 7-under overall to win the Seattle Regional Qualifier and advance.