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May 20, 2009 Danielle's Picks Sports Reporter Danielle Szulczewski 360-659-1300 dszulczewski ~ ma~,svilleglobe .corn http://twitter.com/daniellespor ts/ Picks of the Week Arlington & M-P Softball Arlington, M-P softball at district tournament May 21, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sky River Park, Monroe may be going out on a limb making this pick ~mes to be Arlington had been solid all year long and the Tomahawk girls are finally coming out on the right side of some close games. One or both of these teams ought to be playing in the tourna- ment's second day, May 21. The early game feeds to a winner-to-state game while the later one seeds for state. Baseball Marysville-Pilchuck baseball vs. Tahoma May 23, TBD Heidelberg Park, Tacoma Last year, the Tomahawk baseball team drew the District 3 No. 1 seed Olympia, where the boys were eliminated in the first round of the state tournament. The boys face another No. 1 seed again this year, with Maple Valley's Tahoma High School the likely opponent. A clash worthy of a state semifinal, the teams ranked No. 2 and No. 4 in the Seattle Times poll will go at it with only one mowng on to the 4 p.m. game later that day. orders in May! lO% off all More Dics & stories online! MAR GLOBE . Promo Code: Promo Code: SPMAY09 .:. FOR THE COMMUNITIES OF NORTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY .:. $PMAY09 THE MARYSVILLE GLOBE. www.marysvilleglobe.com by Danielle Szulczewski break, the Timberwolves tied the which is great." Sports Reporter game up, scoring their own goal Against Kamiak, Chavez scored off of a free kick in the 48th min- the lone goal for Marysville, off an LAKE STEVENS -- The Toma- ute. But the Tomahawks answered assist by Crenshaw shortly before hawk soccer team's special season within two minutes, John Crenshaw the half. continued with a 2-1 win over Jack- faking right and going left around With the Win against the Knights, son, sending the M-P boys to their a Jackson defender, drawing a one- the Tomahawks checked another second-consecutive state tourna- on-one match-up with the Jackson goal off their list~ But the boys still ment appearance, goalkeeper and scoring from the have another one looming large. Before they returned to state, left side of the goal. "We're making history," said though, the boys took on Kamiak in Although that was enough for Chavez. "This is the first time we the district championship, winning the win, the Tomahawks outshot the got to the district final and now 1-0 at Edmonds Stadium May 16 Jackson goal by about 5-to-1. we're going to state." for the program's first-ever district "I thought we defended them Still undefeated at 16-0-2, the championship, well," said M-P coach Geoff Kirtle. Tomahawks seek to continue their "It is a a really special season,all "I wish we had put them away." streak at state, where it takes only the good players we have this year," Still, he added that he was happy four wins to be named state champi- said Tomahawk forward Kevin with how quicklyhis team answered ons. They began their road against Chavez, who scored the first goal the Jackson goal, a mental goal the Gig Harbor May 19 in a first-round at Jackson and the game-winner team had worked on much of the state game at Lake Stevens High against Kamiak. season. School after The Globe and Times Chavez put the Tomahawks on "All season long, the guys have went to press. the board against Jackson for a responded. I think we've been down 1-0 lead, scoring on a free kick by 30 seconds all year," he added, refer- Brady Ballew with about five min- ring to a deficit against Snohomish. utes before halftime of the May early in the season that the team ConIact Danielle Szulczewski 12 winner-to-state game. Playing answered within a minute. "They at 360-659-1300 or aggressively out of the halftime have that mental edge to them, dszulczewski@marysvilleglobe.com. W DANIELLE SZULCZEWSK| Sports Reporter Covering the mid to left sideline, junior Terence Johnson tries to get a foot on the ball before Jackson's Ben Todd can pass the ball upfield. H S by Danielle Szulczewski :300 hurdles and eighth in tively. The girls also com- Senior Michael Stone ' Sports Reporter the 100 hurdles finals, bined with McDonald and had a great league meet ; Juniors Alisha Oden freshman Farrah Bradley as well, moving on to dis- ~' OAK HARBOR -- and Call Cull combined on the winning 4x400 tricts in three field events. DANIELLE SZULCZEWSKI Sports Reporter Senior Laina Weber qualified for districts in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Thanks to some key competitors stepping up in~ multiple events, the Tomahawk girls track team defended its confer- ence championship at Oak Harbor High School May 14 and 16. With seven first-place finals victories in individ- ual events with a winning relay for the Tomahawks. Oden won the 200-meter dash finals and ran a leg of the 4x100 relay with Cull, the winner in the relay. A state veteran in the event, junior Sarah Clark took her first league title in the pole vault, winning the event by clearing a height of 10-3, and giving girls long jump. Cull had the M-P girls their sev- a personalbest in the long enth win in the two-day Pulling out personal bests in the pole vault, javelin and shot put, he placed second, fourth and sev- enth respectively in the three events. Other top M-P finishes include Jenna Welsh, who took second in the girls finishes on the girls side, jump, improving by a foot meet. javelin, Jacob Cartas, who the Marysville-Pilchuck and a half over her previ- On the boys side, placed third in the boys ~girts fought.gff Stanwo0d 9uS be~t:this S~asq~for .ju~'~:~ "g~i, lo~ ~jump, an0 ~Travis and Arlin~foh teahas--tb: ' a mark of 17'i 1"74". O'den waF~'-~iiBIe 'c~a'n~l[)T()n,~`~ "~SraildE~l~SOn, wh0"]51aced rise to the top of a field of nine teams. The Toma- hawk boys had three first- place finishes, finishing second to Lake Stevens. Senior Alex McDonald won league titles in both the girls 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, where she'll go on to the district meet at Shoreline Stadium with teammate Laina Weber, who qualified in the same events, placing fifth in the was also a runner-up in eking out narrow wins in the 400 while Cull placed the 100- and 200-meter third in the triple jump dashes. He also took third with a season-best 34-6 in the 110 hurdles and as 1/4, a member of the 4x100 Freshman Summer relay, the two events that Cull and sophomore Dacia took him to state last year. Heckendorf joined OdenSenior Ryan ~Lanphere and Cull on the winning won the boys 1,600 and 4x100 relay and qualified came close to doing the for districts in individual same in the 800, moving events as well, finishing up from third place in pre- in the top eight in the lims to second place in a pole vault and 200, respec- time of 1:57.18. third in the 300 hurdles. Complete results are avail- able at www.athletic.net. The top eight finishers from the league meet com- pete in the district meet at Shoreline Stadium May 20 and 22. Contact Danielle Szulczewski at 360-659-1300 or dszulczewski@marysvilleglobe.com. Arlington girls track places third at league meet by Danielle Szulczewski 0n her persomil best in the girls shot Sports Reporter put from a week earlier, throwing 36-0 to place third, while senior captain OAKHARBOR --- Twelve Arlington Amanda Wregglesworth continues girls had district-qualifying perfor- her season in her favored event, plac- mances in at least one individual event, ing third in the 300 hurdles with a per- helping lead the Eagle girls track team sonal best time of 47.70. to a third-place finish at leagues in Oak On the boys side, sophomore Harbor. James Clark was a double qualifier for While Arlington produced no con- districts, placing fourth in the boys ference champions, they had girls qual- 3,200 and seventh in the 1,600. Other ify to move on in 14 out of 18 events, big finishes included freshman Blake finishing behind Marysville-Pilchuck McPherson in the javelin, whose 175-1 and Stanwood. was a half a foot off from his personal Led by senior Shelby Townsend's best, good for second place. Fresh- three district-qualifying finishes, man Max Bryson cleared 5-10, well Arlington tied Cascade for third place below his personal best of the season out of nine league teams, but still finished in third place, while Townsend placed second in the pole senior A.J. Richardson placed fifth in vault, clearing 10-0 while placing in the the same event, clearing 5-8. top eight in the long jump and triple jump, the barometer to continue on to the district meet at Shoreline Stadium Contact Danielle Szulczewski May 20 and 22, at 360-659-1300 or A two-time state veteran, Ginny Wil- dszulczewski@matysvilleglobe.com. son qualified for districts in the girls long jump, where she took sixth place, and the high jump, where she placed second. Sophomore Stephanie Van Slageren also qualified in two events, placing third in the javelin, one of only four girls to throw over 100 feet with a best mark of 113-5, and in the pole vault where she placed seventh. Freshman Teresa Wadey followed a seventh-place finish in the 1,600 with a finals- and district-qualifying ~'un in the 800 prelims, placing sixth in finals. Sophomore Kylene Swegle was a double qualifier as well, placing sixth in both the 100 hurdles and the high DANIELLE SZULCZEWSKI Sports Reporter jump, while Melissa Webb qualified in From left, Arlington teammates the long jump and triple jump. Mackenzie Adell and Stefanie Schmuck Freshman Megan Abdo closed in compete in the girls 100 prelims. DANIELLE SZULCZEWSKI Sports Reporter Despite a confounding experience on the 14th hole at Gallery, pictured, Highland Christian senior Craig Crawford bounced back to eagle on the par five 16th hole and finished just two over par, well ahead of the second-place finisher. Crawford is 1B district champ, leads group of three locals to state by Danielle Szulczewski Nathan Putnam, Crawford Lugg placed 22nd, finish- Sports Reporter led the 19 golfers that will ing one stroke shy of 100 continue on to state by for the course, whilejunior OAK HARBOR -- nine strokes or more. Vince Kurtzenacker from With a two-over par per- Two more familiar Highland Christian fin- formance at Gallery Golf faces will join Crawford ished two spots back at Course, Highland Chris- at state --- league rivals 102 strokes. tian senior Craig Craw- from Grace Academy, Golfers Garrett Wein- ford adds another laurel Dylan Falk and Grant berg of Grace Academy to his resume-- 2009 dis- Weinberg. and Jeff Kelly, Randy trict champion. It's the first state Teal and Nick Groendyk Already a two-time tournament for the two. of Highland Christian state champion, Crawford Eagles, who shot 90 and finished short of the will be the lone Highland 92 strokes respectively on 55-stroke mark after the Christian representative the par 72 course, front nine to qualify to on the links as he goes for Both schools had team-play the back nine. his third at the Tri-Cities mates see their postsea- Country Club in Kenne- son end at the golf course wick, May 27-28. near Whidbey Island Contact Danielle Szulczewski In a group that included Naval Air Station. at 360-659-1300 or Life Christian junior Grace junior Nathanieldszulczewski@marysvilleglobe.com.