ARLINGTON – Based on the number of All-Wesco returnees from last year, the Eagles should have exceptionally strong baseball and girls track teams.
Good pitching can take a team a long way in high school and Arlington returns two of the league’s best in Owen Bishop and Cameron Smith.
A strong catcher also is key and the Eagles have that in Jack Sheward, who plans to play to baseball power Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID next year.
Rounding out their all-league returnees is Michael Tsoukalas, who was named as a utility player who can play all over.
The girls track team is loaded.
All-Wesco returnees include Kelsey Mutton in the 400 and 4 by 200 relay team along with Sarah French, Jersey Heiss and Marine Wassmer. She’s also on the 4 by 400 relay along with Malia Mostajo, Jensyn Smith, Reise Walker
Wassmer also made all-league in the 300 hurdles and 200-meter dash.
Walker also made it in the 300 meters.
Another Eagle who was all-Wesco in two events who is returning is Julia Parra, who excels in the shot put and discus.
The boys team returns five All-Wesco standouts.
Kristian Fairbanks made it in two events – the javelin and on the 4 by 100 relay team with Cade Younger, Daylin Pierce. Back tossing the discus is Isaac Donnelson. And running the 3200 is Blake Landry.
The girls golf and boys soccer teams return one all-league performer each: Defender Evan Aune in soccer and golfer Mailinh Vu.
LOCAL HOME GAMES
Baseball (4 pm games): March 12, Monroe; March 15, Marysville Getchell; March 20 Everett; March 27 Snohomish; April 9 Stanwood; April 12 Stanwood; April 17 Marysville-Pilchuck; April 23 Oak Harbor; April 26 Oak Harbor; April 30 MG.
Boys Golf: March 14 four team match at 3 pm at Gleneagle. April 11, seven team match at 3 pm at Gleneagle.
Girls golf (3 pm matches): March 18 Everett Gleneagle; March 21 Oak Harbor Gleneagle; March 25, Snohomish, Gleneagle.
Boys soccer (7:30 pm games: March 12 Cascade; March 19 Shorecrest; March 22 Lynnwood; March 29 Archbishop Murphy; April 8 Mountlake Terrace; April 16 Everett; April 19 Marysville-Pilchuck; April 23 Stanwood; April 26 Oak Harbor.
Boys and Girls Track (3:30 pm meets: March 23 five-team meet, 10 am; March 28, M-P; March 28 Cedarcrest; April 11 Lynnwood and Everett; April 25, Lake Stevens.
Girls tennis (3:30 matches): March 12 Lake Stevens; March 26 Meadowdale; March 27 Everett; April 9 Oak Harbor; April 15 Cascade; April 23 Stanwood; April 30 Kamiak; May 1 Jackson.
Softball 4 pm games): March 15 Cascade; March 20 Burlington-Edison; March 23 Roosevelt; March 26 Edmonds Woodway; April 2 Shorewood; April 9 Mountlake Terrace; April 16 Snohomish; April 26 Stanwood; May 1 Marysville Getchell; May 6 Cedarcrest.
Baseball (4 pm games): March 20 Bellingham. March 22 Meridian. March 28 Nooksack Valley. April 2 Sedro Woolley. April 10 Burlington-Edison. April 15 Anacortes. April 19 Lynden. April 25 Ferndale.
Boys golf: April 12 seven team match at Glen Eagle at 3 pm.
Girls golf: April 16 seven team match at Camaloch at 3 pm.
Boys soccer (7 pm games): March 9 North Mason 1 pm, March 19 Meridian, March 23 Sedro-Woolley 1 pm, March 26 Nooksack Valley, April 11 Burlington-Edison, April 16 Anacortes, April 22 Lynden, April 29 Ferndale.
Softball (4:30 p.m. games: March 11 Arlington, March 12 Stanwood, March 19 Squalicum, March 21 Meridian, March 23 Lynden Christian 1 p.m., March 29 Nooksack Valley, April 11 Sedro-Woolley, April 18 Burlington-Edison, April 25 Anacortes, May 2 Lynden, May 8 Ferndale.
Girls tennis (3:30 pm matches): March 9 Jamboree 10 am, March 13 Blaine, March 15 Squalicum, March 20 Ferndale, March 27 Bellingham, April 12 Sehome, April 17 Lynden, April 22 Sedro-Woolley, April 24 Anacortes.