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B8 o:o The Arlington Times/The Marysville Globe Wednesday, June 3, 2009 by Danielle Szulczewskithree runs going into the Sports Reporter second inning. Second baseman Lind- SNOHOMISH--Team say Kerney led off with Nitro made sure that a walk and a stolen base Stilly Valley Little League and shortstop Hannah remained the home of the Weaver got on base on a major softball tournament hit, her first of two. Lud- of champions champion- wig narrowed the Everett ship trophy this year. lead with an RBI single Nitro, the winner of the and McGhee walked in Stilly Valley majors league the four-hole. With bases this spring, vanquished loaded, first baseman Sam the Lake Stevens cham- Macintosh hit a two-run pions 4-0, the Sky Valley single to right field, even- champions 13-0 and the tually going on to score on Everett champions 11-0 to an error. earn a short route to the Weaver would go on to championship game. score twice more, Macin- After a couple ,of days tosh batting her in again off from competition while in the fourth inning on a the consolation bracket double. sorted itself out, the Stilly All in all, six different Valley girls played the players had at least one Everett Rage a second hit in the game and Lud- time, defeating them 8-2 wig Struck out 10 in six for the championship tro- innings. phy May 28. "We had solid pitching Led by a battery of all the way through, great pitcher Jessica Lud- defense," said manager wig and catcher Macall Traci Kerney, adding that McGhee, veterans of last Macintosh also pitched year's regional tourna- for the team during the ment All-Star team, Stilly tournament. "We did the Valley bounced back from basics well." a 2-0 deficit in the top of While most of Stilly the first inning to lead by Valley's stolen bases were uncontested by the Ever- second year in a row." ett catcher, the champi- The tournament of onship team proved their champions is the end of defense was at another the season for team Nitro, level, throwing an Everett until All-Star baseball runner out going for sec- and softball get underway ond in the third inning. June 15. Other Stilly Val- "Stilly Valley has domi- ley and Marysville Little nated this tournament in League teams may com- recent years," Kerney pete in various tourna- added. "This is at least the ments around the area. DANIELLE SZULCZEWSKI Sports Reporter After producing the winningest record in Stilly Val- ley major league softball, team Nitro went on to win the tournament of champions, defeating the champi- ons from various other local leagues, Getchell sports to launch in 2011 by Danielle Szulczewski Communication and the School for the Sports Reporter Entrepreneur -- will move to the new campus. It's official. Marysville Getchell will One obstacle the district hopes to begin offering varsity athletics in the overcome fairly easily is joining the 2011-12 school year. Wesco league and Washington Inter- With the option of launching Char- scholastic Activities Association in the ger athletics -- the mascot of the new middle of a two-year cycle. high school, slated to open in Septem- "The next step is that we'll notify ber 2010 -- in 2010, 2011 or 2012, the the league and we'll formally apply Marysville School Board voted 3-1 to to be a member of the Wesco athletic select the compromise option, conference," said district athletic "I believe those who favored (a start director Greg Erickson. "And if they in) 2010 wanted more opportunities accept our membership, which I think for students to be involved in activi- they will, it will be the challenge of the ties and sports," said school district league to insert into the cycle Marys- superintendent Larry Nyland, adding ville Getchell." that supporters of a 2012 start hoped Erickson added that he antici- to save money in athletics. The board's pates Getchell joining the league as choice, he said,"doesn't disenfranchise a 3A school, a classification based on seniors. It allows them to play out at school size and one rank down from Pilchuck. It gives juniors the decision Marysville-Pilchuck and most of the whether to stick with a smaller learn- schools in Wesco North. Marysville- ing community." Pilchuck, which would likely have an In addition, although the Getchell even smaller enrollment, would con- campus is projected to open for the first tinue to compete at 4A until the next day of school in 2010, it is still unclear biennial cycle begins and the school whether the athletic fields would be could be reclassified. practice-and competition-ready. Erickson said he hopes to have When Marysville Getchell opens, fall coaches identified for Marysvilte the Pathways of Choice community for , Getchell by iate 2010 or early 2011. general studies will remain at Marys- ville-Pilchuck, while the other four communities-- Academy of Construc- Contact Danielle Szulczewski tion and Engineering, the Bio-Med at 360-659-1300 or Academy, the International School of How DO YOU FEEL IN THE MORNING.9 Sleep Disorders Hg 2 r Center Helping you sleep better so you can live better Locations: Arlington, Smokey Point, Stanwood and Granite Falls www.Casc~valley.Org/clinics/ clinic 4~hp ? c=sleep J