Lauren Salcedo

Cyclists take off from the starting line  of the Pedal

Celebrating July 4 with Pedal, Paddle, Puff | SLIDESHOW

It was the perfect day for a triathlon on Thursday, July 4, when 21 teams and individuals registered for the annual Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon at Haller Park in Arlington.

Cyclists take off from the starting line  of the Pedal
Skylor Elgarico

Elgarico competes in All-State football

For most area high school seniors, the last opportunity to compete in football this year is long gone. For a select few, the Summer Classic stood alone as the game that would mark the end of high school football, taking place in an East vs. West showdown on Friday, June 21.

Skylor Elgarico
Members of the Arlington Powder Puff team warm up before facing the Stanwood Spartan Mamas during the annual fundraiser.

Eagle Mamas battle for Stilly Puff Cup

For the fourth year in a row, Haller Middle School’s stadium will shine bright on Saturday, July 13, as dozens of women dressed in full football gear (with pink hues) battle it out on the field to raise money for the local youth football associations.

Members of the Arlington Powder Puff team warm up before facing the Stanwood Spartan Mamas during the annual fundraiser.
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Cyclist killed during fundraiser

A 16-year-old Canadian male from Victoria, B.C., was killed after falling into oncoming traffic at Smokey Point Boulevard and 204th Street at 9:20 a.m. during the Ride to Conquer Cancer on Sunday, June 16.

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Arlington senior A.J. Passalacqua poses with a football

Eagles’ Passalacqua reflects on senior seasons

With high school sports becoming more and more competitive, it’s increasingly rare when an athlete has the opportunity to lead their team to a state championship. With the effort, dedication and practice required to advance to state in a single sport, it’s even more rare that an athlete has the opportunity to advance in three sports.

Arlington senior A.J. Passalacqua poses with a football
Patti Crookshank poses with a Boston police officer after finishing her second Boston Marathon on April 15.

Boston bombing witness runs in Arlington

At 2:48 p.m. on April 15, Patti Crookshank had just finished her second Boston Marathon and met her husband Randy, who was taking photos inside the fence that lined Boylston Street near the finish line, to celebrate.

Patti Crookshank poses with a Boston police officer after finishing her second Boston Marathon on April 15.
AHS senior Anthony Allen has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Western Washington University.

Allen commits to Western Washington University

The Eagles’ No. 1 golfer, senior Anthony Allen, has had a stellar career as a four-year varsity golfer at Arlington High School, and now he plans to bring his talents to the Western Washington University golf team.

AHS senior Anthony Allen has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Western Washington University.
Members of the American Legion Post 76 participate in Arlington’s annual Memorial Day parade on Olympic Avenue on Monday

Arlington celebrates Memorial Day | SLIDESHOW

Hundreds of Arlington residents lined the sides of both Olympic Avenue and the Arlington Municipal Cemetery pathways as they celebrated Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, and remembered the lives of those who died fighting for our country’s freedom.

Members of the American Legion Post 76 participate in Arlington’s annual Memorial Day parade on Olympic Avenue on Monday
Arlington High School’s fast-pitch softball team poses with its awards and trophy after winning its first state championship ever on May 25

Lady Eagles fast-pitch wins first-ever state title

The Lady Eagles took their first state fast-pitch softball championship on Saturday, May 25, allowing only one run for the four-game tournament held at the Merkel Sports Complex.

Arlington High School’s fast-pitch softball team poses with its awards and trophy after winning its first state championship ever on May 25
Arlington sophomore Jessica Ludwig competes in the girls triple jump at the state meet on May 24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Local athletes shine at state | SLIDESHOW

The WIAA State Track and Field Meet resulted in big wins for the Arlington and Lakewood areas, with 13 local athletes taking home medals from the three-day event on May 24-27 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Arlington sophomore Jessica Ludwig competes in the girls triple jump at the state meet on May 24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
A young raccoon is fed and weighed at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington

Sarvey Wildlife needs volunteers

The Sarvey Wildlife Care Center has already faced a budget shortfall this year and now, in their busiest season, they face a shortage of another sort — volunteers.

A young raccoon is fed and weighed at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington
Emerson Clark

Arlington’s Bark for Life raises money for ACS | SLIDESHOW

More than 50 dogs and their two-legged friends gathered at the Haller Middle School Stadium on Saturday, May 18, for Arlington’s first ever Bark for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

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Senior Ronnie Ladines throws a pitch during the Wesco 4A District 1 Championship game on Thursday

Lady Eagles win District 1 title, head to state

The Arlington girls softball team is headed to the WIAA State Softball Championships in Spokane from May 24-27, after winning the district championships at Sky River Park on Thursday, May 16.

Senior Ronnie Ladines throws a pitch during the Wesco 4A District 1 Championship game on Thursday
Senior Justin Peterson took first place in triple jump at the Bi-District meet. He also finished in first place in the high jump.

Cougars win big at Bi-District Championships

The Lakewood Cougar boys track and field team took fifth place at the Bi-District Championships on May 15 and May 17, while the girls team took 10th place in the event held at Civic Stadium.

Senior Justin Peterson took first place in triple jump at the Bi-District meet. He also finished in first place in the high jump.
Andrew Stich competes in the 300-meter hurdle finals on Friday

Lakewood Cougars win Cascade/Kingco Sub-Districts

The Lakewood boys track and field team took first place at the 2A Cascade/Kingco Sub-District meet on Friday, May 10, while the girls team took second place.

Andrew Stich competes in the 300-meter hurdle finals on Friday
Riley is a young female cat who was found in Arlington and is now awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Skagit Valley.

Arlington encourages responsible pet ownership

At an April 22 workshop, the Arlington City Council considered the renewal of a contract with the Humane Society of Skagit Valley for the care and housing of stray animals found in Arlington, and while the contract has already saved money for the city, officials have additional ideas on how to drive down the cost for animal control.

Riley is a young female cat who was found in Arlington and is now awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Skagit Valley.
Tyler Mueller

Mountain bikers compete at Battle of the Bases

Stilly Valley sophomore Elle Lee, of the Arlington Composite mountain bike club, took first place at the Battle of the Bases race at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Sunday, April 28.

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Eagles rock JV/Frosh championships

The Eagles’ junior varsity and freshman track and field teams landed themselves in the top five teams in the Western Conference during the championship meet at Snohomish High School on Tuesday, April 30.

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Wes Holboy

Stilly Valley’s Lee wins Battle of the Bases

Stilly Valley sophomore Elle Lee, of the Arlington Composite mountain bike club, took first place at the Battle of the Bases race at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Sunday, April 28.

Wes Holboy
Lakewood’s Tasha Del Pozo competes in the girls pole vault during the Tomahawk Classic on Saturday

Lakewood Cougars shine at Tomahawk Classic

The Cougar track and field team once again made an impression at the Tomahawk Classic on Saturday, April 27, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Lakewood’s Tasha Del Pozo competes in the girls pole vault during the Tomahawk Classic on Saturday