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June 3, 2009 + Danielle's Picks Sports Reporter Danielle Szulczewski 360-659-1300 dszulczewski @ mary svilleglobe .com htt p://twitter.com/daniellespor t s/ Picks of the Week Lakewood Golf Lakewood Cougar Classic Golf Tournament June 6 Camaloch Golf Course, Camano Island The Lakewood High School booster club hosts its annual fund- raising golf tourna- ment. For $75, your team can play an 18-hole scramble, with a putting contest, raf- fle prizes and awards for longest drive and closest to the pin. For more information or to register, contact the high school at 652- 4505 .... ,. Spring football Marysville-Pilchuck and Arlington spring football June 3-4, 3 p.m. Marysville-Pilchuck, Arlington high schools No sooner than the spring sports calen- dar wrapped up does spring football get underway for a couple of local high schools. Arlington will begin practicing with next year's freshman class, while the Tomahawks will host a separate freshman camp two days late next week. Arlington's two-week practice will wrap up with a scrimmage at Granite Falls next week. Strawberry Festival Tfike Races Strawberry Festival Trike Races June 19, 7 p.m. Asbery Park While the trike races, a traditional part of the Strawberry Festival, aren't for a couple of more weeks, I'm pick- ing this now because festival organizers are still looking for teams to compete in the annual contest. Groups of four can compete in different classes and the festival has tricycles available for teams without one. if that's not enough, the price to register has been lowered to $40 from $80. Registration forms are at the Mary- lest Web site at http:// maryfest.com/trikelet- terchecklisLhtm. orders In Junel AnUsG ) . Promo Code: 8PJUNE09 :. FOR THE COMMUNITIES OF NORTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY ..'. 10% off ill More Dies & stories onlir~! MAItYsvll .I GLOBE Promo Code: SPJUNi[09 www.arlingtontimes.com THE MARYSVILLE GLOBE. www.marysvilleglobe.com I by Danielle Szulczewski rop was unable to get his hands off the Tomahawk sideline looking for Sports Reporter the ball though, and it deflected out a call that never came. to M-P senior Kevin Chavez, who "l just think the heart was taken TACOMA -- The Tomahawks' scored on the rebound, out of our guys after the last game," luck in state soccer shootouts turned "You play with the devil in these Kittle said after the Tomahawks sour when the Marysville-Pilchuck shootouts," M-P coach Geoff Kittle ended their season the next day boys fell to South Kitsap 2-1. said after the loss to South Kitsap. with a consolation loss to Woodin- The semifinal loss May 29 ended "Sooner or later, you get bit." ville 2-0. "They just looked tired." the boys' quest for a state champion- With the loss, the Tomahawks Nevertheless, with both losses. ship. faced Woodinville, who fell 3-0 to the Marysville-Pilchuck soccer For the third time in as manyPasco in the other semifinal game team placed fourth, in a season with games, the Tomahawks tied an May 29. the Tomahawks' first league cham- opponent through regulation -- M-P started aggressively on pionship, first district championship this time, South Kitsap, who would offense, with senior midfielder Seth and first state tournament wins. go on to defeat Pasco for the state Jones .nearly scoring in the first "l think our guys felt like we championship -- but the boys were couple of minutes. But around the were the best team in the state, but left looking for the block that would 20-minute mark, the momentum that's why you play games," Kittle save their season. South Kitsap turned and the Falcons appeared said after the loss to South Kitsap. goalkeeper Daniel Lathropblocked more in control of the game, scor- "Before this season, we had no the decisive penalty kick on Marys- ing with 25 seconds left in the first plaques on our wall. There's no soc- ville's third attempt, half. cer trophy case in our school." The Tommies answered the goalOnce again, early in the second by Wolves forward Justin Moore in half, junior forward Brady Ballew the fourth minute with one of their put the ball in front of the Woodin- own in the 13th. Senior midfielder ville goal for Jones, but the keeper Elwood Sevon kicked a 25-yarder fell on it. With less than five rain- Contact Danielle Szulczewski high in the goal, forcing Lathrop to utes left, Woodinville scored again at 360-659-1300 or leap for theone-handed block. Lath- on a play that left the defense and dszulczewski@marysvil/eg/obe.com. DANIELLE SZULCZEWSKI Sports Reporter Tomahawk junior Brady Ballew tries to get an advan- tage on the ball in the team's shootout loss to South Kitsap. by Danielle Szulczewskimeet from May 28-30, Sports Reporter more than one Cougar surprised the competi- TACOMA--Lakewood tion, if not their coach, athletes put their best foot with some of the state's forward at the state track most outstanding perfor- tournament at Mount mances. Tahoma High School. Seniors Lacey Nation, Over the three-day Cameron Hess and Photo courtesy RANDY ORDONEZ Junior Nick Howe placed 13th in the boys 800. He returns to help lead next spring's Lakewood team. Payden Butler, along with junior Taylor Guske, all made appearances in the top three of their events. After placing fourth at the district meet a week earlier, Nation took third in the girls 3,200. "Tactically, she ran very well, starting at the back of the pack and con- tinuing to pass people. If it had been a little longer, she might have caught Mimi Krieger for second place," said Lakewood coach Jeff Sowards. "Of the girls in our district, she had by far the best race." Likewise, fellow dis- tance runner Guske had an outstanding perfor- mance to take second in the boys 3,200 with a time two seconds better than anything else he ran this year. The junior's spring sea- son extends the streak of strong races he has run, dating back to last fall's cross country season. "He continues to mature as a runner and an athlete," Sowards added. "His 3,200 was probably tactically the best race Hess added, after being He placed 10th overall, that he may ever have awarded his medal. "It's also competing with Bori- run." been a dream for the last soy and fellow Lakewood While Guske did not three years. It's good to stater Nick Howe in the run at the same level in end senior year secondboys 4x400 relay, which his state 1,600 race, he and third at state." placed ninth with a time still placed sixth with a Buffer was a dual state of 3:29.11. time around his season performer, also placing Howe placed 13th in average. 12th in the pole vaultthe 800 and returns, with Hess and Buffer, Lake- with a mark of 12-6, join- Guske, to help lead next woodjavelinthrowerswho ing teammate Spencer spring Lakewood class have placed first and sec- Hulslander in the event, back to the state meet. ond in pretty much every The fellow senior placed The only female rep- contest this season, were seventh, with a mark of resentative at the state happy to place second 13-6. meet, Nation's run in the and third, exceeding their After i-ecovering from3,200 single-handedly rankings coming into the an ACL injury late in his placed the team tied for meet. In a switch, though, sophomore season, senior 28th place. The boys fin- Hess overcame his previ- NikolayBorisovcompetedished in a three-way tie ous best to set a new per- at his first state tourna- for eighth place, which sonal record in the javelin, ment since his freshman included district rival beating Butler for the first season, qualifying forBurlington-Edison. time this season and tak- state finals in the boys Sowards credited his ing the silver with a mark 110 hurdles after alsocoaching staff, both paid of 177-1. running the 300 hurdles, and volunteer, for contrib- "Anytime you have a He placed eighth in the uting to the team's suc- personal record as signif- shorter event and ninth cess. icant as his was, almost in the longer. Teammate "We definitely made a 10 feet, I suppose you Anthony Tanner finished point of working with our could say it was a sur- llth in the 110 hurdles, athletes as people first prise," Sowards said. "But sixth in his preliminary -and as athletes our sec- coaches see things that heat. ond goal," he said. observers at a meet don't Senior sprinter Devon always see and I wasn't Smith fought of sickness surprised by it." during the track season Contact Danielle Szulczewski "We both motivated to qualify in the boys 400 at 360-659-1300 or each other all year," for the third straight year. dszulczewski@marysvilleglobe.com. by Danielle Szulczewski sj Sports Reporter TACOMA --- Arlington's young field phenoms saved the best for last. Freshman Blake McPherson and sophomore Stephanie Van Slageren, both javelin throwers, uncorked their best throws of the season at the state tournament, with Van Slageren's throw good for fourth place in the 4A girls con- test. On her second throw in the second flight, Van Slageren hit a mark of 128-2, over a foot and a half better than her pre- vious best this season and qualified for the event finals with district competitor Kaci Jones of Stanwood, who congratu- lated her on the throw with a high five. McPherson's best mark was about three feet longer than his previous best and he placed 10th in his first state contest. "He didn't make finals, but that's pretty stinking good for a freshman," said Arlington track coach Judd Hunter. Freshman Max Bryson didn't quite match his personal best for the season, but hit 6'-6 in the boys high jump, where he placed seventh. With a strong anchor leg by junior Alisha Oden -- who came off of a seventh-place finish in the girls 400 finals -- the Marysville-Pilchuck 4x400 relay moved up two places from their finals-qualifying race to place sixth in the event. Relay teammate Alexandra McDonald also competed in the girls 100 hurdles, where she placed 13th, and the at state 300 hurdles, where she placed llth. Junior pole vaulter Sarah Clark placed eighth in a three-way tie with a mark of 10-0, earning points for the Tomahawks and senior Jenna Welsh placed 10th in the javelin, her best mark of 115,0 about seven feet short of qualifying for finals. The M-P boys 4x400 relay placed eighth in their heat and 13th overall with a time of 3:26.86, the squad's best time all season, according to senior Travis Sanderson, who ran on the team. It was the first time the relay had qualified for state in several years. "The younger guys were a little disap- pointed, but Dylan (Knudson, a senior) and I weren't," he said. Sanderson said he plans to join the Marines this year and hopes to continue competing in track events in the military. Marysville-Pilchuck junior Alisha Oden also placed 15th in the girls 200, Arlington senior Amanda Wreggels- worth placed 16th in the 300 hurdles and the Tomahawk girls 4x100 relay of Summer Cull, Cali Cull, Dacia Heckend- orf and Oden placed 13th with a time of 50.74. Cali Cull, a junior at M-P, placed 16th in the triple jump with a mark of 33-8, after scratching on two other attempts. Arlington junior Virginia Wil- son competed in the girls high jump, but failed to make height. Contact Danielle Szulczewski at 360-659-1300 or Arlington sophomore Stephanie Van Slageren launches her personal best throw dszulczewski@marysvilleglobe.com, in the javelin, a mark of 128-2 that's good for fourth place. DANIELLE SZULCZEWSKI Sports Reporter ' /=