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Marysville resident John Scalf proudly shows his prize catch. At 47½ inches

M’ville man lands 75-pound salmon

When John Scalf tells his granddaughter about the big fish that almost got away, she’ll have to believe him.

Marysville resident John Scalf proudly shows his prize catch. At 47½ inches
Eleven-year-old Garrett Westover proved a force in the hurdles

Sun sets on this summer’s track season

MARYSVILLE — Olympic fever must have been running high. For the second week in a row, turnout at Marysville’s all-comers track meet hovered around 100 participants.

Eleven-year-old Garrett Westover proved a force in the hurdles
Four finalists qualified for the overall competition and a chance to win their pro card. From left

Body builders invade Arlington’s BPAC

ARLINGTON — As light heavyweight Tony Quincy posed on stage, sweat ran down his chest.

Four finalists qualified for the overall competition and a chance to win their pro card. From left
David and Shelby Wallace beam with joy after exchanging wedding vows.

Marriage and memories at Marysville’s Cedar Field

MARYSVILLE — Forget Armani and Vera Wang.

David and Shelby Wallace beam with joy after exchanging wedding vows.
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Local soccer in spotlight at ’Berry Classic

MARYSVILLE — The weather looked bleak for the rest of the weekend, as Thursday heralded stormy skies and puddle-filled fields.

  • Aug 6, 2008
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As Jessica Ludwig slides into home in the third inning of Washington’s game against Montana

Stilly Valley all-stars’ dream season ends at regionals

VANCOUVER — By the end of Stilly Valley all-stars’ run as Team Washington, manager Brian Fields had little left to say.

As Jessica Ludwig slides into home in the third inning of Washington’s game against Montana
Shyne McKay beams as the Stilly Valley parents and fans created a cheer tunnel as the girls left the dugout after their win over Lake Spokane. At Everest Park Stilly Valley 3 0 5 0 1 4 13 Lk. Spokane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stilly Valley softball minors’ season done

KIRKLAND — The Stilly Valley minors bounced back from a tough second-round loss to cream Lake Spokane 13-0.

Shyne McKay beams as the Stilly Valley parents and fans created a cheer tunnel as the girls left the dugout after their win over Lake Spokane. At Everest Park Stilly Valley 3 0 5 0 1 4 13 Lk. Spokane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slackers’ leadoff hitter Faun Birch is poised for a hit early in the fifth inning.

Olympia casts shadow in doubleheader

MARYSVILLE — The Olympia Pizza softball team added a pair of wins to their record June 18, with spring league playoffs looming in the coming weeks.

  • Jun 25, 2008
Slackers’ leadoff hitter Faun Birch is poised for a hit early in the fifth inning.
Slugger Alec Bargmeyer delivered on the promise of two deep lobs earlier in the game with a sixth-inning homer against Stilly Valley to tie. At Cedar Field Stilly Valley  0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 Walker’s Coffee Co.  0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3

Walker’s Coffee eliminated in tourney

MARYSVILLE — After placing third in the Strawberry Tournament last year, the dreams of Walker’s Coffee Company to vie for the championship fell one run short to the Stilly Valley Falcons.

Slugger Alec Bargmeyer delivered on the promise of two deep lobs earlier in the game with a sixth-inning homer against Stilly Valley to tie. At Cedar Field Stilly Valley  0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 Walker’s Coffee Co.  0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
In the first inning against South Snohomish

Bruce & Becky’s open local tourney 3-0

MARYSVILLE — Bats erupted in the Strawberry Tournament as Bruce and Becky’s Interiors won a June 6 slugfest to stay perfect in their third tourney game.

In the first inning against South Snohomish
First baseman Bailey Hoge gets a hit for her Stilly Valley team. “You can throw the ball really hard at her and she’s going to dig it out of the dirt or pop up and get it

Sweet! Stilly Valley softball team wins tournament of champions

It took two games, but the Stilly league softball champs beat Mukilteo to win the tournament of champions. Undefeated through the tournament bracket, the Stilly Valley girls had the chance to put the Magic away in their first meeting on May 31. But Stilly Valley coach Butch Diemer prepared his team to win the championship in two games, a luxury they were afforded by their no-loss performance.

  • Jun 4, 2008
First baseman Bailey Hoge gets a hit for her Stilly Valley team. “You can throw the ball really hard at her and she’s going to dig it out of the dirt or pop up and get it
James Wilson throws the first pitch at Safeco Field May 7.

Local boy throws out first pitch for Mariners’ Autism Awareness Night

SEATTLE — Arlington’s James Wilson literally stood out from the crowd in Safeco Field, May 7, but his parents say he’s just like any other 14-year-old boy.

James Wilson throws the first pitch at Safeco Field May 7.
Arlington senior Cameron Hanson judges a pitch unhittable and holds his bat at the last second. At Skagit Valley College Arlington 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Lynnwood 1 0 1 1 2 0 x 5

Lynnwood ushers in end to Arlington’s season

MOUNT VERNON — Starting with a first-inning run and continuing for the next six innings, Lynnwood slowly chipped away at Arlington, defeating the Eagles 5-1.

  • May 14, 2008
Arlington senior Cameron Hanson judges a pitch unhittable and holds his bat at the last second. At Skagit Valley College Arlington 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Lynnwood 1 0 1 1 2 0 x 5
Junior pitcher Christina Rayner struck out six in the Eagles’ loss at M-P. At M-PHS Arlington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M-P 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Fastpitch can’t hold on

MARYSVILLE — In a defensive sparring match, the Arlington and M-P fastpitch teams went seven rounds before the Tomahawks delivered the knockout punch.

  • Apr 16, 2008
Junior pitcher Christina Rayner struck out six in the Eagles’ loss at M-P. At M-PHS Arlington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M-P 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Sophomore pitcher Justin Surber threw all seven innings of Arlington’s 6-4 win over Everett. As he lobs a pitch

Baseball’s win caps busy week

EVERETT — Already leading by three runs in the bottom of the first inning, an Arlington assistant coach reminded the light-hearted dugout throughout the early innings, “Hey, we haven’t done anything yet.”

  • Apr 9, 2008
Sophomore pitcher Justin Surber threw all seven innings of Arlington’s 6-4 win over Everett. As he lobs a pitch
As junior first baseman Jon Van Eyk walks in toward home plate from his three-run homer

Baseball’s win caps busy week.

EVERETT — Already leading by three runs in the bottom of the first inning, an Arlington assistant coach reminded the light-hearted dugout throughout the early innings, “Hey, we haven’t done anything yet.”

  • Apr 9, 2008
As junior first baseman Jon Van Eyk walks in toward home plate from his three-run homer